Bar Jack: The food was exceptional and easily located by the pool.
Periwinkle: Known for its casual setting and family atmosphere. The menu is amazing and includes delicious plates from which to choose. Movies playing on a large screen entertain the young ones. Our table enjoyed several choices from land and sea. Don’t miss the French fries. They are sprinkled with parmesan cheese and truffle oil and are truly delicious. You must try them!
Calypso Grill: A 10 minute cab ride from The Ritz but worth it. The combination of twinkling lights, the breeze and waves makes this a memorable experience. A table over the water is worth the wait so visit the bar and enjoy a cocktail. The food was superb. Try the filet or the king shrimp special. Don’t skip dessert. The Caymans are known for Sticky Toffee Pudding. Order it.
Blue by Eric Ripert: This restaurant is the only AAA 5 Diamond restaurant in the Caribbean. It is amazing with three menu options. We chose the à la carte route. Appetizer: lump crab soup with cream and tuna tartare. First course: crispy lobster and vegetable tempura. Second course: Grilled NY Strip with truffle mashed potatoes and vegetables. Again, dessert was a treat. Popcorn! Forget the butter…this had caramel mousse with popcorn flavored sorbet drizzled with chocolate and caramel. Caramel corn was sprinkled around it. The mixed flavors were a treat! The Passion Fruit Parfait was also a treat…citrus lavender coulis, mandarin sorbet, and liquid cherries…out of this world. This was a great experience and the staff at Blue was fabulous.
Luca: An Italian restaurant in the Caribbean Club. We heard great reviews. The food was good and the atmosphere enjoyable. If you do not plan on ordering wine, try another restaurant. We were drinking water and asked three times for our check. (Editor’s note: Everyone has a bad moment. Try it, but know you were informed.)
The drinks: Pricey at The Ritz, yet delicious! The Strawberry Mango Daiquiri was perfect for cooling down…as were the Rum Punch and the Mud Slide.