If you’re new to our dish spotlight series, this is when we highlight one of our favorite Beach House entrees and pair it with the perfect wine selection. Beach House is our award-winning, casual yet upscale restaurant with stunning Seven Mile Beach views. We’ve shared a couple of beef dishes in our previous spotlights but, this week, we’re shifting gears a bit with a delicious seafood entrée!
If you’re not familiar with Vadouvan, it’s a spice blend that’s a French derivative of a masala. This Indian curry blends a mixture of onion, garlic, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and fenugreek. The combination of spices is dried in the sun and then crushed which produces a delicious, aromatic flavor.
Our Vadouvan Curried Shrimp dish is dressed in a lime and sweet chili sauce and served alongside papadum which is a crisp, Indian flatbread. This dish is available as a part of Beach House’s five course tasting menu and it perfectly encapsulates the variety of cuisine available at the Westin Grand Cayman.
In terms of a wine pairing, as the dish is on the lighter side, we recommend a Sauvignon Blanc which can stand up to some of the more robust flavors of the spices. At Beach House, we serve this dish with a 2013 Cono Sur Certified Organic, Sauvignon Blanc which is made from organically grown grapes. This wine has herbal hints and notes of white flowers and melon which culminates in a long, mineral finish.
If wine isn’t your drink of choice, then our creative mixology team would be happy to provide an alternative beverage option that would pair well. We have a wide variety of cocktails and beers that would also go very nicely with the Vadouvan spices.
Whether you are an Indian food fanatic or are simply interested in trying something new on your next vacation, you can’t go wrong with this dish!