Saturday, October 30, 2010

Prime cuts and sunsets.......

was the name of the restaurant in the Ritz Carlton where we decided to have my birthday dinner.  Mostly for reasons of convenience, it's right next door to us.

I subscribe to Conde Nast Traveler magazine and I had packed my most recent copy. The November issue has a feature on "Best in the World" hotels, islands, resorts and cruises.  Much to my surprise the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman was chosen by Nast readers as the number one resort in the Caribbean.  It's a bit of a head scratcher for me, I've stayed on properties in my beach travels that surpassed this particular Ritz by a country mile.  To be fair, I wasn't a guest, we were merely there to have a meal, but from what I saw I have to disagree. 

View of the Ritz from the beach

The pool
Prime cuts and sunsets restaurant

Yellow fin tuna tartare
Pan seared scallops
Surf and turf with lobster mashed potatos
A very nice Beaune to compliment the meal
A special birthday creme brulee

Beach view  from the restaurant
The food was very good but pricey,  the service was impeccable.  They will also arrange a private cabana for two directly on the sand at an additional cost of $285.00 caymanian dollars.  (Add another 20 percent to the Canadian dollar). 

The resort sells residences, starting at one million  for a one bedroom up to forty-four million for a 20,000 square foot penthouse.  To be honest, even if I had that kind of coin, there are other properties on the island that I would prefer. 

Still, not a bad way to spend a birthday.


Dennis said...

Moey, Happy Birthday!!! And am I ever jealous of what you're doing.

Moey said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes Dennis! You have to treat yourself at least once a year, you only live once, no?

RiRi said...

Happy Birthday Moey!!! What a fabulous place to spend your special day!

Moey said...

Thanks RiRi! We're headed back to Mtl tomorrow afternoon (: It's been a great week though.

moeman said...

Bonne Fête Moey!

Moey said...

Merci Moe!