Taste of Rum Point
Grand Cayman is 70 square miles. It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to get from West Bay to North Side…unless you’re on a boat 🙂
North Side is home to Rum Point, where the Rum Point Restaurant and the Rum Point Wreck Bar & Grill are found. Today, the Taste of Cayman series takes us that way for sun, sand and some world famous mudslides.
Inspired by local artist Jan Barwick, Rum Point Restaurant is decked out as a colorful, festive and beautiful underwater seascape instantly setting it apart from other local restaurants.
|CK is confused!
If you step outside, you see clear blue water and white sands. Out here, you’ll find the Wreck Bar & Grill where Clark Kent and I grabbed a quick (and delicious) Sunday lunch.
Since its winter – ahem – we started with this lovely conch chowder that was a yummy as it was vibrant! Conch is a popular local menu item and it was awesome to see it chowder-ed up. With temperatures hovering around 82, this was a great pseudo-winter dish.
One of the most popular items on the menu is the Fish and Chips with home made coleslaw. The slaw was gone the instant CK peeped it. ‘Very good!’ The swai was super yummy and I was loving the batter. Crispy without being heavy. Gotta mention the outstanding french fries, too! Totally naughty. Totally yum.
Look at it. That is one juicy, flavor-packed, perfectly cooked burger right there, my friends. This dish was the show-stopper for me. Loved this burger. So much so, I think it is officially in the running for best Cayman burger. Especially when you smear it with Rum Point’s creamy jerk mayo.
There was zero debate about dessert. When you’re at Rum Point, you have a mudslide. The restaurant picked up ‘Best Drink’ for this bad boy at the 2011 Taste of Cayman and it features a perfect balance of Absolut Vodka, Kahlua, Bailey’s and ice. Oh boy.
Finally, one must end the meal with a Rum Point Sunset. With three rums listed as ingredients, this drink will cure what ails you. As we were told after taking our first sniff, ‘if you drink enough RP Sunsets, you won’t be able to see the sun set.’
By the way, congrats to Ann at Cooking Healthy For Me who picked up an Island Taste care package and to Tina and Kiri at Flourtrader and Healthy Foodie Travels who each won a Sticky Toffee Cake during last week’s giveaway bonanza.