Finding a slice of pear nestled in your sushi roll is perhaps one of the last things you would expect to find. So, when I was invited along with a guest to try out Bamboo’s new pear inspired menu I was unsure quite what to expect. After all, pear and sushi is an interesting mix.
The humble fruit has found its way onto every dish on an entire new, albeit small, menu called The Journey of the Pear. The fare stays true to the ultra chic restaurant’s Asian-fusion inspired roots, and is an interesting and creative addition to the main menu.
It includes a selection of pear infused martinis – Nashi Divine and Mount Fuji – a choice of sushi rolls and a dessert. All, of course, come with the key ingredient pears.
Even the featured Momokawa Moonstone sake is pear infused. Described as having ‘big pear flavours with a hint of sweetness’ it’s surprisingly tasty, leaving a delicate pear aroma. It can be conveniently ordered by the bottle, or by the carafe – the small one, priced at just $20, is ample for two.
Sushi rolls Pear-a-dice include fresh cooked scallop, Seckel pear, avocado and pistachio, wrapped with cooked shrimp and barbeque freshwater eel. Delicious.
For those who want the full pear experience, the chocolate dipped pears for dessert round off the meal nicely.
The restaurant is happy to let you order from the main menu as well – ideal if you are unsure about going for the full pear adventure.
The staff are exceptionally attentive and happy to make recommendations on menu items. Prices are reasonable. The meal can be eaten at the sushi or drinks bar, or at a table in the dining area for a more formal dining experience.
Bamboo is well known as one of Cayman’s hot spots, managing to fuse a clever mix of eatery and trendy night spot into one. Once the meal is done pull up a stool at the bar, relax, and enjoy Bamboo’s chic surroundings and trendy music beats. Or, you might just want to order yourself some more pear sake and soak up the buzzing atmosphere.
Pear and sushi? It’s a combination that works surprisingly well.