The wait is finally over!
The year’s most spectacular event is back with a burst of energy among locals and restaurant owners alike. While residents eagerly await to indulge in the delicious delicacies at affordable prices, restaurant owners, including us, are equally thrilled to offer a taste of international flavors with a touch of the Island’s charm to the diners.
Every year, the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) promotes and celebrates the Cayman Islands Restaurant Month powered by Butterfield, where restaurants from all over the Island participate and craft a special menu to serve culinary excellence at predetermined prices.
This October 2023, our premier waterfront restaurant has actively participated in the event with an extensive menu featuring an array of starters, entrées, and desserts to suit different palates.
Hungry to know what’s on our menu? Keep reading as we transport you to the gastronomic universe of Grand Old House.
Let’s walk you through the start of every meal, starters. To whet your appetite, we have included -
Baby Greens: A vibrant salad with leafy vegetables, such as cucumbers and other mixed baby greens. Our culinary chef also adds chopped tomatoes, onions, carrots, roasted pumpkin, and chickpeas. Finally, a generous amount of shallot vinaigrette - a classic French dressing prepared with shallots, vinegar, oil, salt, grounded black pepper, and other herbs - is poured all over the salad.
If you love greens or are mindful of your diet, this salad will top the charts and become your new favorite.
Pumpkin Soup: This rich, comforting, and flavor-loaded delight will linger on your taste buds long after you experience Caribbean fine dining at our restaurant. Pumpkin soup is a hearty stew prepared with the star ingredient, pumpkin, and other aromatics such as garlic, salt, pepper, and garlic.
Once the soup is thickened, it is served in a bowl and topped with a drizzle of heavy cream, fresh herbs, and garlic croutons for a crunch texture. This soup is not only delicious but also nutritious, as pumpkin is a source of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants.
Tiger Shrimp Salad: A protein-packed and flavorful salad rich with impressive Tiger Shrimp and other fresh ingredients that will satisfy your seafood cravings without compromising nutrition. Besides the juicy and visually striking species of shrimp, this salad has multiple greens, including celery and cucumbers.
To create a delightful contrast, zesty pickled onions, and naturally sweet, diced apples are tossed with fresh herbs in the bowl. Our executive chef finishes the salad with a dash of salt and pepper and a drizzle of an exquisite French cocktail sauce.
Salmon Scaloppini: A succulent and elegant dish cooked with a variety of ingredients and lots of love. We all know that Salmon is a fish, but did you know that the term Scaloppini comes from an Italian word called “Scaloppa,” which translates to a thin, boneless slice of meat?
Scaloppini is a cooking technique used for even & quick cooking and tenderization. The preparation of the dish begins by slicing the Salmon into thin strips, dusting it with flour, and seasoning it with salt, pepper, and other ingredients.
The Salmon is then briefly torched and served alongside saffron aioli and grilled zucchini with herb dressing drizzled all over the dish.
Now comes the preceding of dessert, the main course.
Spicy Chicken Fettuccini: This Italian supremacy loaded with tender pieces of chicken offers a perfect blend of flavors and textures that are hard to forget. It’s creamy, spicy, and, of course, protein-filled, basically an ideal guilt-free indulgence cooked with fettuccini pasta and bite-sized chicken pieces.
The preparation starts with boiling the pasta and simmering a creamy tomato sauce using heavy cream, butter, chopped garlic, and grated parmesan cheese. To make the dish spicy, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, red pepper flakes, and other Italian seasonings are sprinkled.
Finally, sauteed mushrooms, lettuce, and boiled pasta are added to the sauce, mixed well, and served hot at your table.
Beef Burger: If you enjoy relishing fast food, you are surely going to fall in love with this Cayman Islands food. Beef Burger, a juicy and saucy burger prepared with lean and grounded beef patty, tomatoes, lettuce, caramelized onions, zesty pepper aioli, bacon, and brie cheese.
All these toppings and condiments are typically stacked over the toasted brioche bun and served with ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard.
Local Fish Coconut Roti: This Asian and Caribbean inspired cuisine is one of the most widely eaten staples among the restaurants in Cayman. It consists of fresh catch of the day, cooked with spicy coconut sambal and plated with a side of cabbage slaw and cucumber raita. It’s fresh, fulfilling, and the most hearty meal you will ever eat.
Lamb Curry: Besides being a prevalent part of South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, this curry has grown its roots and become an integral part of the Cayman Islands cuisine. It's spicy and luscious, featuring pieces of lamb that are simmered with aromatics like turmeric, cumin, coriander, and garam masala.
The curry is then served with savory rice, crunchy papadum, and a side of mango chutney for the tanginess.
An eagerly anticipated indulgence for all who savor its sweet embrace.
It is prepared with crisp apples & a mixture of pecan streusel and baked until golden. This crunchy yet moist dessert is then served piping hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Apple Crumble’s natural sweetness and harmonious blend of flavors and textures make it ideal for dessert enthusiasts and those with a more reserved taste for sugary treats.
Do you know what’s better than enjoying a culinary extravaganza at discounted rates? Well, we do! Join us for this one-of-a-kind event by the sea at Grand Old House. This October, we extend our warm welcome to immerse yourself in the mouthwatering flavors of our lunch menu, thoughtfully crafted just for you!