Caribbean Restaurant Week in New York Kicks Off!

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Caribbean Restaurant Week Begins in NYC

At June 20 kickoff ceremony of Caribbean Restaurant Week New York VIPs including (l. to r.) Milissa Chapman, vice president of government and community relations at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; William Howard, president of West Indian American Day Carnival Association; D’Savannah Bar and Lounge owner Natalie Lamming Scott; and Councilmember Jumaane Williams showed at D’Savannah in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to show support for the new initiative.

More than 30 sit-down and take out eateries due to take part in the savory initiative organized by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

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Powered by the scrumptious status of Caribbean cuisine and hordes of local foodies, the first Caribbean Restaurant Week New York will take place June 22-28, with more than 30 establishments in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan presenting special offers.

Powered by the scrumptious status of Caribbean cuisine and hordes of local foodies, the first Caribbean Restaurant Week New York will take place June 22-28, with more than 30 establishments in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan presenting special offers.

The West Indian American Day Carnival Association — presenters of the famous Labor Day Carnival — and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to bring roti, jerk and stewed meats, veggie dishes, fish, Caribbean beverages and other savory treats to New Yorkers.

“New York City is rich in Caribbean history and culture, and we look forward to supporting and promoting Caribbean restaurants in our area,” said WIADCA President William Howard, one of VIPs who attended a kickoff for Caribbean Restaurant Week hosted in Brooklyn at “D’Savannah Bar and Lounge.

“Spicy Meals, Spicy Deals” reads a promotion for the week, which features prix fixe meals and other specially-priced items.

 

“Caribbean restaurant week is the perfect opportunity to experience that flavor and excitement that this community brings to all of our neighborhoods,” said Brooklyn Chamber President and CEO Carlo Scissura. “After the launch of our Italian and Kosher Restaurant weeks, Caribbean Heritage Month was a perfect opportunity to work with WIADCA to celebrate contributions the Caribbean community has made to our city’s culture. We are excited to try all of the phenomenal foods and drinks that will be available.”

Eateries such as Super Wings in Brooklyn are enthusiastically increasing the 30-plus establishments already participating. Fired up by the initiative, Super Wings owner Collete Burnett has created special “island- flavored” wings for Caribbean Restaurant Week and will be giving away free samples at her Union St. location on June 22, beginning at 4 p.m.

Natalie Lamming, owner of Brooklyn’s popular D’Savannah Bar and Lounge, is also very much onboard for the event, which was the focus the June 20 kickoff at Lamming’s establishment..

 

“Caribbean cuisine is a very big part of our culture, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month than by participating in this history-making event,” said Lamming.

 

Here is a list of the participating Caribbean Restaurant Week New York establishments. For their neighborhood location, a pricing list of their special offers and contact information, visit the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce website at http://bit.ly/Caribbeanrestaurantweek.  Also, click here to see the FULL price list:  http://www.ibrooklyn.com/external/wcpages/wcmedia/documents/CRW%20Flyer%20061814.pdf

Brooklyn eat-in restaurants taking part are D’Savannah, Culpeppers, the Jamaica Grill, Kombit Bar & Restaurant, Milk River, Footprints Café (at its Surf Ave., Flatbush Ave. and Clarendon Road locations), Samuel’s Top Ranking Fish Shop, Sugarcane Restaurant, Glady’s, the Trini Breakfast Shed, Ideya Brooklyn, Vivid Café and Janelle’s Restaurant.

Participating Brooklyn take-out restaurants are A & P Roti & Pastry Shop, Picky Eaters, Allan’s Bakery, Punch Line Smoothies & Juice Bar, D&P Restaurant, Super Wings (Union St. location), Secrets N.Y.C, FishNet Inc., Tastee Pattee Ltd., and Island Burger.

SOURCE:  NY Daily News

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