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Why Desserts are truly the Perfect Ending to Any Meal (Scientists say so!)

Why Desserts are truly the Perfect Ending to Any Meal (Scientists say so!)
22 May 2018

If you have ever wondered why ending a meal with dessert is such a fine idea - aside from the allure of sweet, rich flavours - there is actually a scientific reason! Food scientists explain it as “dessert stomach,” when our senses tell us we no longer want to eat the types of savory food we had for our meal, and we are ready for a new flavour experience.

Research also suggests that Indulging in dessert may help ease digestion and raise serotonin levels in the brain, making us feel calmer and happier. Perhaps the very best dessert is chocolate, which is known to help lower blood pressure and improve heart health. But let’s be honest - we enjoy chocolate for its taste sensation!

The chefs at our waterfront restaurant in Cayman have created a rich and decadent dessert in our Millionair Chocolate Tart, which features caramel, chocolate sorbet and chocolate sponge, decorated with a chocolate disk and gold leaf for a beautiful presentation.

One of the reasons why we take pride in being one of the best places to dine in Cayman is our expertise in fusing flavours: our Coffee Creme Brulee, for instance. The rich custard base is flavoured with coffee and the dessert features mixed fruits and a cardamom glaze. What's not to adore?

Other guest favorites are Banana Sticky Toffee Pudding, a twist on the classic British dessert, and our Lemon Tart, with raspberry crème patisserie, lemon curd and meringue.

And if you love lava cake, you’ll definitely want to try our Red Velvet Chocolate Lava Cake. Topped with vanilla sauce, it is served with raspberry ice cream and raspberry coulis to complement the red velvet flavour.

For those looking for gluten-free options, we offer a plate of pistachio macaron, chocolate truffle, chickpea brownies and raspberry ice cream.  These delectable offerings will satisfy your dessert craving and definitely please the palate.

During our course of business, we have been asked a particular question quite a few times: “What makes a great meal?” We always answer, “According to what we know, it is comprised of a piping hot soup followed by a delicious appetizer, an amazing entree and, lastly, a tantalizing dessert!”

So, heed the research by food scientists and enjoy an elegant, luscious dessert as a fitting finale to a great meal. Blending classic ingredients with global cuisine to create interesting dishes is what Grand Old House is all about.

Immerse your taste buds in Cayman cuisine and delight in dessert. Our waterfront restaurant in Cayman is the perfect place for you and your guests to relax in our historic setting with sophisticated island charm and Caribbean fine dining.  Make your reservation today.