While the winter weather is heavily hitting much of the States, we might be sitting here dreaming of the warm sun, the beautiful beaches, and the delicious culinary options of the Grand Cayman Islands.
Ranked at #7 on The Daily Meal’s list of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World , Blue by Eric Ripert (Ripert’s Caribbean outpost at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman) is also the only AAA Five Diamond award-winning restaurant in the Caribbean.
Focusing on locally caught and responsibly fished seafood, executive chef Frederic Morineau — named a Maître Cuisinier de France, or Master Chef of France, by the French government — prepares an impressive set of five different tasting menus, including the Eric Ripert Classics Tasting Menu, inspired by the menu at Ripert's renowned Le Bernardin in New York City. Dishes include sautéed Dover sole with almonds, pistachios, and brown butter, and poached halibut with celery and corn chowder. Awarded the Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" since 2008, Blue also features a wine cellar with more than 800 selections.