Grand Cayman: Laurent Gras at Periwinkle

Have you stepped outside today? The rain! I love this kind of weather – grey skies, non-stop pouring. With no obligations, I am content to stay inside, cuddle with hot chocolate (like this one Kat made), a book, and even laptop to get work done. Hope you are having an equally good end to the work week. Wanted to share photos from a guest lunch cooked by Laurent Gras at the The Ritz-Carlton’s Periwinkle restaurant.

Never had a chance to eat at L2O in Chicago before Laurent Gras left…but if this meal was any indication of what’s to come, I’m excited to see what he does next. First course: Conch with fresh coconut, caviar, parsley, and lime.

Then Caribbean Lobster, butter poached with a savory dark rum sauce and lettuce.

More local fish – Wahoo, seared outside, raw inside with tomato, ginger, and cilantro.

Ending on a tropical, fresh note – Melon Consomme and coconut gelée cubes, lemon ginger sorbet and butter cake. It’s a wonder I didn’t gain dozen pounds from this trip ;)

  • K and S
    November 30, -0001

    thanks for the shout out, hope you enjoyed staying indoors :)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    January 29, 2012

    How could I not, the hot chocolate + marshmallows were so pretty!!

  • anonymous
    February 1, 2012

    The meals sounds divine especially the melon consomme! Have a recipe or any suggestions on how to make it?

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