12 May 2021
In several Western Europe regions, wine and food are inextricably linked; neither is complete without the other.
West Indies Wine Company in Camana Bay has always had an emphasis on wine, but now it's also putting a focus on food.
Last month, the upscale tasting room launched its new lunch menu featuring more than 20 items.
"We are embracing the theme of West Indies Wine Company by offering foods known to pair well with wines," said manager William Loyd. "We have artisan meats and cheeses, some of which are exclusive products, and we also offer several gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options."
In addition to a selection of small bites and sides, there are 13 main lunch menu items as well.
"Each of the lunch items can be served as a sandwich, lettuce wrap or salad, so there are many options," said Loyd.
Some of the lunch items include the "Mortadella" (mortadella, pecorino cheese, local greens, capers and olive oil and red wine vinegar); "Salmon" (smoked salmon, cream cheese, pickled radish and tomato); "Avocado" (avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, pickled red onions and local greens); and "Chicken Tzatziki" (roasted chicken, tomato, cucumber, local greens and tzatziki).
Other items on the menu include "Ham and Brie"; "Roasted Red Pepper"; "Caprese"; "Chorizo and Manchego"; "Beet Root"; and "Tuna."
Small bites include smoked fish dip, truffle popcorn and an olive bowl, among other items. Sides available include a local greens salad, kettle chips, vegetable chips and plantain chips.
Lunch items range from CI$10 to $13, small bites are $6 and sides are $5.
Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and delivery is available in Camana Bay. Orders for delivery or pickup can be made by telephone or online at www.wiwc.ky.
"People can of course also order here and enjoy a glass of wine while they eat," said Loyd, adding that businesses and individuals will be able to set up an account for their orders.
This article first appeared in the May 2021 print edition of Camana Bay Times.
About the author
Alan Markoff has worked with Dart as the editor for Camana Bay Times for four years and has been writing professionally since 1997. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Alan graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in English, and first moved to the Cayman Islands in 1982. He has 17 years of experience in the real estate industry and previously worked as a journalist for the Cayman Compass before joining Dart to relaunch the Camana Bay Times monthly newspaper. Alan is passionate about food and wine and he loves to write about both those subjects. He is also the leader of Grand Cayman’s Slow Food Chapter. One of Alan’s favourite ways to relax is to catch a film at Camana Bay Cinema. It was at one of these movies that he met his wife, Lynn!