Lunch and dinner deals aplenty
Cayman’s extensive restaurant selection allows the option to dine at many different venues throughout the week. Budget, however, may stop many from taking advantage of this too often. October in Cayman brings with it a solution to this dilemma, in the form of Restaurant Month – a culinary experience like no other.
The month-long event encourages diners to sample different dishes, at different restaurants, more often, and all for an accessible price.
Restaurant Month is organized by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA), with participating restaurants offering set price lunch and dinner menus, along with wine pairing options also available at some restaurants.
This year there are three price points to choose from at each meal: $10, $15 or $20 for a two or three course lunch; and $25, $35 or $45 price bands for three course dinners.
The annual event has been incredibly successful since it debuted in 2013 as a weeklong affair. “It was then decided that a week just wasn’t long enough to take advantage of all the delicious deals, so the decision was made to expand to a month long promotion in 2014,” explains Hollie Whitelocke, Office/Operations Manager at CITA.
This expansion of the event gives people even more chances to dine at restaurants they have never tried before, or to try new dishes at restaurants they visit frequently.
“Cayman is already a foodie’s paradise and with these special menu options and prices, people are extra motivated to go out and take advantage of a deal while getting to experience their favorite restaurants on-island or go to a restaurant they had not yet visited,” says Hollie.
More than ten restaurants participated last year, and CITA expanded the promotion this year. Rackam’s, Grand Old House, Lobster Pot, Abacus, Ortanique, Casanova, The Brasserie, and Guy Harvey’s are some of the venues on offer, and the diverse list of restaurants allows diners to choose from a range of cuisines and locations. Open-air seating at an Italian restaurant may tempt diners one night, while contemporary waterfront dining may be called for the next.
As well as being a spectacular month for diners, local restaurants also benefit, as the promotion boosts business during an otherwise slow period and brings new customers to the venues even after it has finished.
“It is a win-win for all and provides the opportunity for some people to experience fine dining who normally might not be able to afford that experience. It also provides deals to incentivize patrons to visit their favorite existing restaurants.”
As well as benefiting from the delicious menus on offer, diners are also in with the chance of winning promotional giveaways including $25 gift certificates provided by participating restaurants.
A list of participating restaurants and their menus will be available through www.restaurantmonthcayman.com and patrons can book via the website or through their desired restaurant directly.