I have been dining at Casanova ever since I was a teenager and it still brings me a sense of comfort every time I visit; the atmosphere, staff, and, of course, the food.  Once again, they are participating in Cayman’s Restaurant Month and I believe it is one of the “must visit” restaurants this October.

So, what makes their meal so great?  They are offering a two-course lunch menu with a glass of house wine for just CI$25, and in the evening you can enjoy a three-course dinner for CI$39.95.  I went for dinner as the menu sounded absolutely delicious and had a choice of three items for your appetiser, main and dessert.  

Before the meal even begins, you’re greeted with a bruschetta taster and a warm bread basket to smear with butter or dip into olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  For our appetisers we ordered their flavourful homemade meatballs in tomato sauce (Polpette di Nonna) and a half dozen Conch Fritters with a spicy jerk mayonnaise.  

Our main courses were massive, but so good!  My husband ordered the Entrecote ai Funghi, which translates to a perfectly cooked New York sirloin steak with a light mushroom- peppercorn sauce and a choice between pasta or veggies as his side.  My Fresh Homemade Pasta came with a choice of chicken or shrimp in a white, red or rose (mixed) sauce.  I went with the chicken and rose sauce as it is reminiscent of one of my favourite Casanova dishes, the Penne Contadina (albeit no mushrooms).  

For dessert we enjoyed a silky NY Style Cheesecake and spongy Italian Tiramisu with dollops of whipped cream.  Knowing that we enjoyed all of the above for less than CI$100 for two is one of the reasons why I appreciate Restaurant Month so much. 

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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 www.restaurantmonth.ky to find out more about participating restaurants, view menus and opportunities to win restaurant vouchers. Follow Restaurant Month on Facebook and Instagram.