One of the few hotel restaurants taking part in this year’s Restaurant Month is Anchor & Den at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.  

I have always admired the Marriott for encouraging Cayman residents to attend their monthly foodie events even though it means mixing with their overseas guests.  

Anchor & Den’s globally inspired menu has always been a favourite of mine, and I knew that they would have a delicious menu for Restaurant Month 2022.  

This October they are serving a 3-course dinner featuring some of their signature dishes for just CI$45.  Even though your choices are limited, they made sure to include at least one vegetarian item per course.  To start, you can order the fresh Tuna Tartar in a smooth avocado sauce with capers, shitake oil and parsley, or opt for the creamy Burrata Salad on a bed of spicy arugula, roasted beets, pickled fennel and cherry tomatoes.  

For your main course you can have the vegetarian Pad Thai, Grilled Octopus with a parsnip purée and chimichurri or the Braised Short Rib with a rich pumpkin purée and crispy wild rice.  

The desserts are fantastic and included a Salted Caramel Ice Cream Jar that requires cracking the chocolate shell in order to dive in, and a fruit-forward Passion Crémeux which was expertly plated with pieces of mango jelly, cookie crumble and meringue all around.  

Along with their top-notch service and creative cocktails Anchor & Den is a worthwhile destination to visit this Restaurant Month. 

About Cayman Islands Restaurant Month

Cayman Islands Restaurant Month is an annual initiative of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) which promotes and celebrates the culinary

excellence of the restaurant sector. During the month of October, participating restaurants create special menus at set prices giving diners the opportunity

to enjoy incredible food and value from $15 at lunch and $25 for dinner.

Visit to find out more about participating restaurants, view menus and opportunities to win restaurant vouchers.

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