Two of the restaurants of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, were recognised by acclaimed third parties in February.
Seven Restaurant placed #5 in a USA Today list of the top 10 “Best Restaurants in the Caribbean.” A panel of experts partnered with the publication’s “10Best” editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Seven Restaurant has two distinct personalities: in the mornings, it is the venue for The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s breakfast buffet, and on Sundays, it is the host of the extravagant Champagne brunch. In the evenings it becomes a classic steakhouse offering a variety of cuts of renowned Niman Ranch All-Natural Beef.
The restaurant features an extensive wine list and signature cocktails, often served by Amba Lamb, the winner of the Cayman Islands segment of the Diageo World Class Cocktail competition in 2017. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Director of Food and Beverage Karen Ayad said the culinary and front-of-house teams at Seven Restaurant were excited to receive the recognition from “USA Today.”
“They work extremely hard every day to continuously create delicious menus and provide exceptional service and this recognition validates these efforts,” she said, adding that the commendation also supports the country. “We have always been very passionate about driving the culinary reputation of the Cayman Islands on an international level through events such as the annual Cayman Cookout. We are honoured to play a part in further highlighting the culinary wonders of this beautiful destination with this recognition from USA Today and will continue to seek opportunities to do so with all our restaurants.”
BLUE BY ERIC RIPERT
While the international honour was a first for Seven, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s signature restaurant, Blue by Eric Ripert, is recognised annually as one of the Caribbean’s best restaurants. This year is no different as the American Automobile Association conferred Blue with its AAA Five Diamond Award for the tenth consecutive time. Only 0.2 per cent of the 31,000 nominated restaurants from North America and the Caribbean receive the AAA Five Diamond Award, which are announced annually. Blue by Eric Ripert, which specialises in seafood dishes, is the only restaurant in the Caribbean to have
Marc Langevin, the general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, credited Blue’s staff for the accomplishment.
“It demonstrates the consistency of quality of food delivered by Chef Thomas Seifried and his culinary team and the legendary service provided by the management of Christina Reisenbauer and her amazing serving staff,” he said.0