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Taste the Caribbean in NYC at more than 30 Restaurants June 22-28

Taste the Caribbean in NYC at more than 30 Restaurants June 22-28

Posted by Shanelle Weir on June 20, 2014

The West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), producers of the New York Caribbean Carnival on Labor Day and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce have partnered to produce the first Caribbean Restaurant Week in New York from June 22nd – 28th.

Participating restaurants will showcase the many cultures and cuisines that originate in the Caribbean. Foodies can discover a multitude of bold and bright flavors including delicious callaloo, griot, roti, stewed or jerk meats, and ice-cold beverages featuring Caribbean fruit and rums. Over 29 restaurants across New York City are expected to participate and they are listed below.

“New York City is rich in Caribbean history and culture, and we look forward to supporting and promoting Caribbean restaurants in our area,” said William Howard, WIADCA’s President.

“Caribbean restaurant week is the perfect opportunity to experience that flavor and excitement that this community bring to all of our neighborhoods,” said Brooklyn Chamber President and CEO Carlo A. 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 phenomal foods and drinks that will be available.”

Caribbean Restaurant Week is one of the many activities marking Caribbean History month (Caribe), which is celebrated annually in June in New York. Other 2014 Caribbean Month events include a Mas workshop (teaching Carnival costume design), a Caribbean Heritage Month Presentation for high school students, and the “Make Music New York Concert” at Ronald McNair Park.

“D’Savannah Bar and Lounge is honored to be a part of the very first Caribbean Restaurant Week in New York,” said D’Savannah owner Natalie Lamming. “We applaud West Indian American Day Carnival Association and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on their efforts to showcase/promote not just Caribbean businesses but Caribbean culture. 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.”

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