Fodor's Expert Review Grand Old House
Built in 1908 as the Petra Plantation House and transformed into the island's first upscale establishment decades ago, this grande dame evokes bygone grandeur sans pretension. The interior rooms, awash in crystal, recall its plantation-house origins. Outside, hundreds of sparkling lights adorning the gazebos compete with the starry sky. Live nightly music and rumors of a charming blond ghost trailing white chiffon complete the picture. Expertly executed classics include panfried foie gras with berries, plantain, duck roulade, cranberry vinaigrette, and orange jus; butter-poached lobster; and coriander-crusted rack of lamb. The subtle yet complex flavor interactions, stellar service, and encyclopedic if stratospherically priced wine list ensure legendary status. Nightly happy hours with discounted tapas are a substantial bargain.
648 S. Church St.
George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-1106, Cayman Islands