Watch out, Cayman…Restaurant Club has rented a van!
Most of Cayman’s restaurants are found on the western side of the island since that’s where most of the people live. But there are definitely a few gems out in the eastern districts. That’s why Restaurant Club packed itself into a rental and braved the 45 minute drive to Tukka.
This Australian Caribbean fusion restaurant is the baby of Chef Ron (of ‘jerk me kangaroo’ fame.) The club went for Wednesday Walkabout. The restaurant does a set menu for $40 that gives you several items to choose from.
Rachel and Clark Kent decided to go with the Walkabout menu. It started with an appetizer trio which included a Caybrew battered crocodile and conch fritter, a lobster and shrimp spring roll with sweet chili sauce and baked brie. The fritters were a big hit with both Rach and CK, as were the spring rolls. The brie was a non-event. I had the lionfish ceviche which was wonderfully seasoned but I found myself wishing there had been a bit more fish in the dish.
|Rach and I really digged the palette cleanser
We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely lemon sorbet that followed our appetizers and cleared the path for our main courses.
Fellow clubber, Jackie, was on my left and she chose the ‘mixed grill.’ The very cool presentation included skewers packed with lobster, lamb, shrimp and chicken served with garlic mash and green beans. Pictured on the right is CK’s grilled Mahi Mahi & prawns with wasabi mash potato and baby sesame bok choy under a mango salsa. ‘Its good,’ he said. ‘The Mahi is above average but I could have done with more.’
Rachel selected the braised rib of certified Angus beef and sage scented kangaroo sausage with garlic whipped potatoes and sauteed spinach. This made Rachel ‘quite happy!’ but admittedly she wasn’t sure she would have been able to tell it was actually kangaroo. ‘It just tastes like sausage.’
Knowing that lamb is Australia’s national dish (thanks James!) I went with the roasted lamb rack: macadamia crusted with white truffle mash, string beans and port jus. Holy Sheep it was tasty!
And finally, the bit you’ve been waiting for, dessert was (starting in lower left corner) walnut and date pudding, a chocolate and macadamia nut brownie and peach cobbler. As Rachel put it, ‘complete and utter piggery.’
On pudding – ‘Delicious!’
On brownie – ‘Not over-whemingly sweet, its very good.’
On cobbler – ‘Not really a crumble, but nice.’
Walkabout Wednesday – $40
Lionfish Ceviche – $9
Roast Lamb – $34
All prices in CI. $1 CI = $1.25 US