Grand Cayman | Formal Dinner Look at Blue By Eric Ripert
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We like to plan one formal dinner when we travel so it was a no brainer making a reservation at Grand Cayman’s premier restaurant: Blue, By Eric Ripert. Ever heard of a little place called Le Bernardin? It’s only Manhattan’s top culinary destination and happens to be Eric Ripert’s flagship restaurant. I nearly freaked when I realized we could have a Le Bernardin-esque experience right in The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman!

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I was wearing…
Eliza J floral high low dress c/o (love this similar style with more size options!) | Schutz wedges (now on sale!) c/o | similar pink cross body clutch (mine is Ivanka Trump) | David Yurman bracelets | Julie Vos cuff c/o | BaubleBar rings

Throughout dinner I posted on Snapchat but I tried to keep photos to a minimum since we were at such an upscale restaurant. I don’t think I’ve ever had such fresh, perfectly cooked seafood in my entire life. I’m still drooling thinking about what we ate! Blue has these amazing six- and seven-course tasting menus featuring local ingredients with a French twist. While I wish I could have eaten the full menu, we opted for the pared down three-course a la carte option followed by dessert (of course.) We truly had a world-class experience. It was so special!

My food philosophy on vacation is to have one nice sit-down meal per day. As much as I’d like to get fancy and have breakfast, lunch and dinner at a restaurant — the costs can really add up! When you think about the poolside drinks, room service and any bites ordered on a whim… Before you know it your hotel folio will contain thousands worth of food. Y I K E S. While I definitely think it’s important to eat well on vacation and experience the best of your destination’s cuisine, it’s also smart to allocate a portion of your budget towards excursions and a hotel room with amenities that make you feel relaxed and comfortable.

Have you seen the rest of my posts from Grand Cayman?
Swimming with stingrays (yes!)
The cutest swimsuit EVER
Lilly Pulitzer on Seven Mile Beach

Have you ever visited Le Bernardin? Thoughts on the best way to eat out on vacation? 

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- Katie


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