About Our Menu
The Caribbean islands are known for their scenic beauty and year-round weather. It is also a great place for food lovers.
Our menu has incorporated the powerful flavors, tasty dishes, fresh fruit, seafood, and traditional sides that the Caribbean islands are known for. To this we throw in a dash of French Canadian cooking techniques with roots that reach back to sixteenth-century Northern France. From comfort foods to spicy dishes that will challenge your pallet, you’ll find it all in our café.
Spicy Fried Plantains
The spicy fried plantain has its roots in West Africa. The plantain is fried so that it’s crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. We pick the ripest plantains and cut them diagonally. Then we mix them with a traditional blend of spices. They are deep-fry them until crispy on the outside and warm and delicious on the inside. This is a must-have side for any meal.
We use locally sourced cod that is preserved by drying after salting. The fish is soaked in water for between one and three days before preparation. You’re probably wondering, why go through all the trouble of salting the fish, drying it, and then rehydrating it? The same reason why prosciutto tastes better than ham. It’s all about the flavor. Throw in a side of spicy fried plantains and you have a meal that will keep you full all day long.
Formally known as a journey cake, it’s believed that this dish originated in North America and traveled to the Bahamas during the mid-Atlantic slave trade in the southern United States. Johnny cakes can be prepared as fried flat cakes. Traditionally, in the Bahamas, a Johnny cake is baked.
Add butter and jam to your Johnny cake in the morning for a hearty breakfast or snack. Or eat it as a side dish with a hearty soup or stew.
Our jerk chicken consists of a unique blend of spices and seasonings, including thyme, garlic, cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, salt, and a few others that we have sworn to keep secret. We make our marinade days in advance. Then we marinate our chicken for 48 hours. The rich aroma of jerk chicken is wonderful. When you eat it, you know you are in the Bahamas.