Culinary Caribbean: Grand Lucayan, Bahamas Launches New Menus Resort-wide And Kicks Off The High Season With Italian Celebrity Guest Chef Appearance

Grand Lucayan, Bahamas, the award-winning resort offering a classic Bahamian experience just 55-miles off the Florida coast, has launched a series of new menus for five of its dining venues to kick off the fall. Fresh from an inspiring training program with Wessex Global University, Grand Lucayan's culinary team is on top of their game for the resort's high season.

"Continued creativity and inspiration are crucial in the food and beverage industry, so we enlisted the help of Wessex Global University and offered training and development classes to our culinary team," General Manager Benjamin Davis said. "The result has been outstanding and we're thrilled to share these new dishes with our guests."

To introduce the new menus, Grand Lucayan has enlisted Michelin-starred guest Chef Gianfranco Chiarini to take over Grand Lucayan's kitchens for a one-night special dining experience open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 28. Priced at $75 per person, diners will feast on selections including an Amuse-Bouche of truffle and honey scented parmesan cheese mini mousse, an appetizer of zucchini mousse, sea scallops ceviche and wild insalatina over black ink and basil, and main course selections including honey-glazed pan seared Norwegian salmon filet over a shitake and oyster mushrooms ragout, flavored with a delicate maltaise emulsion sauce; and dry aged sirloin steak cooked to perfection with a side of blanched marinated vegetables on pumpernickel, with a blueberry Tuscan Chianti reduction. For dessert, Chef Chiarini will serve a red bell pepper ice cream with popcorn, chili, and honey dust, drizzled with Amaretto al Caffe Velout�.

Churchill's, the resort's Mediterranean-inspired, fine dining restaurant, will delight any guest with the recent addition of its Lobster Menu. The menu's dishes include a roasted goat cheese and lobster salad over baby arugula laced with a spicy, tropical vinaigrette; house made fettucini tossed with rock lobster, baby spinach, kalamata olives, and roma tomatoes; shellfish with thyme broth, and a Myers rum glazed rock lobster tail stuffed with dungeness crab meat with a rich morel and key lime reduction.

Grand Lucayan's other fine eateries including China Beach, inspired by the exotic flavors of the Pacific Rim; Willy Broadleaf's, offering laid-back international fare; and Caribbean-influenced Iries, will all feature updated menus conceived by Executive Chef Dwain P Clare. Plantation Caf� also welcomes the the addition of a build-your-own sandwich bar to accompany its freshly made pastries.

For more information or to make a reservation visit or call (877) 434-2996.

About Grand Lucayan, Bahamas

Located on Grand Bahama Island, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas has 542 guestrooms and suites and is situated along an expansive 7.5-acre beach with views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Just 55 miles off the coast of Florida, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas offers some of the finest amenities in the Caribbean. Guests enjoy spacious accommodations, a selection of restaurants, three swimming pools, four tennis courts - all offering Grand Slam surfaces, a 25,000 square-foot Senses Spa & Fitness Center, 18-hole championship golf course - The Reef Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and a Las Vegas-style casino. Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, @grandlucayan.


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