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Seven Mile Beach Eats: Unraveling The Caribbean Culinary Gems

Seven Mile Beach Eats: Unraveling The Caribbean Culinary Gems
15 Mar 2024

Jaw-dropping beaches, adrenaline-pumping adventures, vibrant marine life, and lush surroundings — Cayman flaunts an array of features attracting tourists and localities alike to immerse themselves in the spirit of the island. Beyond the multifaceted and enchanting experience lies a culinary escape that boasts lip-smacking delicacies. 

Numerous street stalls and upscale dining establishments in lively communities like Grand Harbour, West Bay, East End, Bodden Town, West End, and Grand Cayman offer a variety of regional fare. 

Among the other neighborhoods, Seven Mile Beach, a bustling locale, stands tall as the most preferred spot for relishing delights in Cayman, thanks to its broad spectrum of restaurants, accessibility to fresh sea life, laid-back atmosphere, and top of all, breathtaking views that one never gets enough of. 

If you are a food connoisseur looking forward to reveling in epicurean bliss while indulging in the beauty of the island, buckle up your seat belts as we fly you high on the native aromas of Cayman featuring Seven Mile Beach

Ready to take your taste buds to Cloud Nine? Let’s soar into a flavorful journey like never before. 

Sky, Shores, & Delights: Immerse in the Extraordinary at Seven Mile Beach

Conch Fritters

A crispy yet moist appetizer created with Conch meat, a large sea snail usually found in tropical waters, is one of the most consumed Grand Cayman foods. This savory dish is prepared by tenderizing the Conch and marinating it in a batter made from flour, eggs, milk, onions, bell peppers, celery, and authentic Caribbean spices. 

Once the conch is coated well in the mixture, it is deep-fried in hot oil until golden brown. It is served piping hot with dipping sauces like aioli and tartar to harmonize with the natural sweetness of the meat, savory flavors of the spices & vegetables, and for an extra burst of flavors. 

This culinary heritage of Cayman is not only loved by the residents but equally relished by foreigners visiting the paradise to see the unseen. 

Cayman-Style Fish Tacos

Crunchy, saucy, and loaded with fresh vegetables & protein, Cayman-style fish tacos will become your supreme selection in the list of must-eat in Grand Cayman. This traditional Mexican staple with a touch of the Caribbean is hand sized corn or wheat based tortilla filled with fresh local catch like Snapper & Mahi-Mahi and other ingredients. 

The preparation of the dish is pretty simple. It involves seasoning the fish fillets with Caymanian seasonings, squeezing lime juice, sprinkling salt & pepper, and marinating it to soak in all the goodness. 

After 15-30 minutes, the fish is seared over a grill or hot pan for 3-4 minutes on each side and plated on the grilled tortillas with lettuce, tropical salsa, a combination of diced mangoes, pineapples, finely chopped red onion, cilantro and some jalapeño for the heat, and a generous drizzle of Caribbean hot sauce. 

The dish can be savored on its own, or one can delight in it by squeezing a lime wedge or dipping it in a sour cream, accompanied on the side. 

Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken, a succulent and flavorful dish served in local and exquisite restaurants of Seven Mile Beach, is the hallmark of the Caribbean and is cooked to perfection with Jerk seasonings and palatable ingredients. 

Jerk Chicken is not only a real treat for Caymanians but also loved by many in Jamaica, the broader Caribbean, and international destinations such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Africa. In fact, this dish is deeply rooted in the tradition of Jamaica and is served at outdoor gatherings, celebrations, and social events to enhance its cultural allure among Jamaicans.

The dish highlights a distinctive flavor profile and is prepared by blending drumsticks with jerk spices, scallions, thymes, pimento, cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic, and scotch bonnet peppers. Ideally, the dish is marinated overnight, although it can be permeated for a few hours as well. 

It is cooked over a grill or a barbecue pit using pimento wood or leaves to add a smoky touch and elevate the aromatic quality of the dish. This Jamaican pride can be sampled with rice & peas, fried or caramelized plantains, a cool & crisp coleslaw, and cornbread. Ginger beer, iced tea, Rum punch, and mango lassi can be some fantastic cooling alternatives to enrich and attune to the bold flavors of Jerk Chicken. 

Cayman-style Turtle Stew

This national dish of Cayman, though not zested anymore due to the conservation of Sea Turtles, is still cherished by people of all ages. From picky eaters to gourmet enthusiasts, every Caymanian loves sipping the nuanced flavors and warmth of Cayman-style Turtle Stew. 

Despite its rich undertone, the cooking of the dish is fairly straightforward. The process starts with thoroughly cleaning the green Turtle and soaking it in lemon juice to eliminate the additional fat; it is then rinsed well and cut into bite sized pieces. In the same vessel, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, and bell peppers are sauteed with ingredients like thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. 

After searing, meat is added back in with red wine and boiled for 1 to 2 hours until tender. 

Tropical Fruit Desserts

Every story deserves a happy ending, & every meal deserves to end on a sweet note and what’s better than gobbling a refreshing, delicious, and healthy bowl of tropical fruit dessert? Cayman is home to exotic fruits like mango, papaya, and passion fruit, each highlighting sweet, juicy, cool, tangy, and tarty flavors. 

Many fine dine in Cayman offer a variety of tropical fruit desserts, including mango tart, coconut pineapple cake, papaya sorbet, passion fruit cheesecake, banana bread with Rum glaze, guava pastries, pineapple coconut panna cotta, and mango sticky rice. You can order the one to your liking and relish the sweetness amidst the turquoise waters and vividly blue skies. 

Seeking to gorge your appetite with the flavors of Cayman? Grand Old House extends its warm invitation to dine in one of the premier waterfront restaurants of Grand Cayman and the islands. Our elaborate dinner menu features a variety of dishes and desserts awaiting you to take a bite and drift away into the mystique gastronomic experience like never before! 

We even have nearly 500 vintages by bottle from around the world for every palate. If you wish to declare your marital vows as the turquoise waters, soft white sand, and mesmerizing dusk-kissed canopy become a testament to your union, we have the most immaculate Grand Cayman wedding venue for intimate, moderate-sized, and grand nuptial ceremonies. You can reach out to us, and we will coordinate the rest of the arrangements while you can sit back, relax, and prepare for your much-awaited occasion.

Taste Paradise: Relish the Caribbean Essence at Grand Old House

Embark on a culinary journey with Grand Old House, where every dish echoes the tales of the island’s passion, remarkable history, vivacious culture, and exquisite flavors.

So, what are you waiting for? Relish the authentic flavors of the Caribbean at our restaurant.

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