Taste of The Brasserie & Giveaway!
45 Days until Taste of Cayman! Boy, it is sneaking right up on us.
The last time I went to The Brasserie was with Restaurant Club in June so I was thrilled to find out The Deep Dish was heading back for the Taste of Cayman series. This artisan restaurant boasts an impressive menu and has a number of special events during the week. Wednesday night is reserved for Burgers ‘n Beers, Thursdays feature Cayman soft tacos & live music while Fridays offer Pizza ‘n Pinot. Clark Kent and I stopped in for Monday’s Secret Pleasure.
‘Every Monday, let The Brasserie take you on a journey. Escape with a different three-course menu each week, always accompanied by an exquisite wine.’
Let’s get started, shall we?
The evening’s amuse bouche was this beautiful yellowfin tuna escovitch. The tuna was caught that same day on The Brasserie’s own fishing boat, guaranteeing a super fresh experience. This was an excellent take on a Caymanian classic.
How gorgeous is this soup? It tastes as dramatic as it looks. I’m a huge fan of beets but I’m the first to admit that sometimes they can be a little too…earthy? We’ll go with ‘earthy.’ This chilled garden beet soup was mild and flavorful and not a bit dirt…um…earthy. Couple that with a sneaky ninja ingredient (hard boiled egg) and this vegan dish is a luxurious smash hit.
My favorite dish of the evening was this lamb flank. It was perfectly cooked with simple seasoning that really showcased the quality of the components. It was served with a white truffle aioli that made my head spin. The meat was so tender and mouth-meltable, I did not want to share with CK.
For his main course, CK chose the Brasserie Catch with warm quinoa salad, orange segments, almonds and red watercress. Again, Chef let the food do the talking. The fish was light and delicious and rocked this great fruity flavor thanks to the show-stopping side dish. The salad was OUT OF CONTROL. Trust me. The caps locks is essential when describing it.
I chose the duo of pork: roasted pork loin and belly with roasted parsnip polenta, rainbow chard and a rosemary garden sauce. Did I mention that The Brasserie has its own garden? Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. The parsnip polenta was wonderful and was an ideal pairing with the pork, where again the natural flavor was featured. Brilliant.
Dessert was Valrhona white chocolate mousse & chocolate cake with a chocolate and garden peppermint ice cream sandwich that packed a zesty peppermint punch! The cakes was moist and light and the mousse was lovely!
As you can see, in addition to the food tasting good it was stunningly presented as well. Your eyes got as tasty treats as your tummy did. I fully believe that pretty food tastes better 🙂
Monday’s Secret Pleasure at The Brasserie
Three courses + 1 bottle of wine: $75 per couple
All prices in CI. CI $1 = US $1.25
Now! How about some free Taste of Cayman goodies? The folks at the Caymans Islands Tourism Association have the hookup!
|2 Large 2012 ToC t-shirts
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