We like to plan one formal dinner when we travel so it was a no brainer making a reservation at Grand Cayman’s premier restaurant: Blue, By Eric Ripert. Ever heard of a little place called Le Bernardin? It’s only Manhattan’s top culinary destination and happens to be Eric Ripert’s flagship restaurant. I nearly freaked when I realized we could have a Le Bernardin-esque experience right in The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman!
I was wearing…
Eliza J floral high low dress c/o (love this similar style with more size options!) | Schutz wedges (now on sale!) c/o | similar pink cross body clutch (mine is Ivanka Trump) | David Yurman bracelets | Julie Vos cuff c/o | BaubleBar rings
Throughout dinner I posted on Snapchat but I tried to keep photos to a minimum since we were at such an upscale restaurant. I don’t think I’ve ever had such fresh, perfectly cooked seafood in my entire life. I’m still drooling thinking about what we ate! Blue has these amazing six- and seven-course tasting menus featuring local ingredients with a French twist. While I wish I could have eaten the full menu, we opted for the pared down three-course a la carte option followed by dessert (of course.) We truly had a world-class experience. It was so special!
My food philosophy on vacation is to have one nice sit-down meal per day. As much as I’d like to get fancy and have breakfast, lunch and dinner at a restaurant — the costs can really add up! When you think about the poolside drinks, room service and any bites ordered on a whim… Before you know it your hotel folio will contain thousands worth of food. Y I K E S. While I definitely think it’s important to eat well on vacation and experience the best of your destination’s cuisine, it’s also smart to allocate a portion of your budget towards excursions and a hotel room with amenities that make you feel relaxed and comfortable.
Have you ever visited Le Bernardin? Thoughts on the best way to eat out on vacation?