Christian Lord at Lobster Pot

Lobster Pot is an iconic restaurant and bar on the coast of George Town. For decades, regulars have stopped by for lunch, dinner and to drink in the view.

When a fire halted the business in 2011, instead of throwing in the kitchen towel, the owners decided to completely renovate the restaurant, adding a large deck to the second floor.

There are now even more reasons to love Lobster Pot.

The food here always gets rave reviews (it’s really difficult to choose a favorite, but the Seafood Penne is out of this world), and so do the drinks. As Lobster Pot has been a feature on these islands’ landscape for over 30 years, the owners pride themselves on using fresh local ingredients whenever possible; hence the recipe for ‘The Local’ to be found at the end of this article.

Mixologist Christian Lord was not born in Cayman, but he has been living here for nearly nine years, so it’s home to him.

Born just outside Montreal, Christian spent the early part of his career in offices. His last office job was in Switzerland before he decided to move to front-of-house positions. He went to work on small, 200-passenger cruise ships for about 10 years, and then in 2005 he moved to Grand Cayman to be part of The Ritz-Carlton opening team.

Christian worked as a bartender in the Silver Palm Lounge for four years – a prestigious position to say the least. It was an excellent experience, and so well prepared him for his next job: mixologist at Lobster Pot.

When asked what he likes about working at Lobster Pot, it’s easy for him to answer. “The view is amazing from here, especially with the new deck,” he enthuses.

“The Cumber family [owners] are so great, and people who have been coming here for years always remember me. It’s a special place.”

So if you haven’t been to Lobster Pot for a while, it’s time you returned. It’s always interesting to try new restaurants on the scene, but in the end, to have the longevity that this restaurant has enjoyed, it clearly must be doing a lot of things right.

It’s time to fall in love with Lobster Pot all over again.