Fodor's Expert Review Bàcaro

$$$ Seven Mile Beach Dinner Fodor's Choice

Bàcaro (likely derived from Bacchus, Roman god of wine) is the Venetian slang term for a gastropub, dispensing upscale versions of down-home cichetti (the city's beloved take on tapas). This dazzling yacht club eatery, boasting gorgeous views of the marina and modish decor (terrific terrace, wonderful black-and-white fishing photos, ropes hung from the ceiling to suggest both keels and sails), delivers on the name's promise thanks to the artistry of Venetian-born head chef–owner Federico Destro, late of Luca. Some of the stunners, deftly counterpointing tastes and textures: coffee-infused cured salmon; poached octopus with eggplant mayonnaise, confit tomatoes, and squid ink crispies; asparagus flan with wild rice, cauliflower puree, and Parmesan “sand”; and Niman Ranch pork belly topped with creamy polenta, roasted shallot, and cabernet jus. A six-course tasting menu is a good deal (with an extra supplement for wine pairings).

Dinner Fodor's Choice Italian Lunch Romantic Views $$$

Quick Facts

Yacht Dr., Governor's Creek
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman  KY1-9006, Cayman Islands

345-749–4800

www.bacaro.ky

Known For:
  • Fabulous small plates
  • Comparatively inexpensive and superb-tasting express lunch menus
  • Refined yet chill atmosphere

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