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PICK-UP DINNER: Spirit of Carnival by Rhoma Spencer 

February 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-order online until TUE Feb 16, 10pm
Pick up on WED Feb 17, 6-7:30pm

Emerging from the Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday celebrations immediately preceding the austerity and fasting of Lent, the Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago has become one of the world’s great celebrations; an explosion of colour, sound, costume and culture. But with T&T’s Carnival cancelled this year due to the pandemic (along with the annual Carnivals in Rio de Janeiro, and other Caribbean islands), would-be celebrants at home and abroad have had to find creative ways to keep the Spirit of Carnival alive.

Trinidadian cultural ambassador Rhoma Spencer is doing her part, with a meal of classic dishes evoking the tradition of the post-Carnival “Bay Watch”; after two days of rivalry, Trinbagonians and visitors alike head to Maracas Bay on Ash Wednesday for a beach lime (hangout). So join us to savour the memories of Carnivals past — and the promise of Carnivals to come — channel your Last Lap* and herald the approaching arrival of Spring.

*The last few hours before midnight on Tuesday when the Carnival is over, as immortalized in song by Calypso legend Lord Kitchener

Corn Soup (GF)
A favourite street food sold outside the carnival fetes, this soup is made of slices of corn on the cob with yellow split peas, coconut milk, pumpkin, “Irish” (waxy) potatoes and green herbs.

Bacchanal Chicken
Chicken marinated in Caribbean green seasoning and red wine for 24 hours, then baked and garnished with carrots and sweet peppers.

Salundung (V)
This saltfish rundown ((sal)tfish r(undung) features salted cod braised in coconut milk with sweet peppers, cabbage and onions.

Calypso Bhaji Rice 
This fluffy rice is cooked with spinach, pumpkin, carrots and saltfish in coconut milk with a mix of fresh green herbs like chive, celery, cilantro and thyme.

Cucumber Commess
A pickled cucumber salad with garlic and shado beni (a cilantro-type herb) and a hint of scotch bonnet pepper.

A hard dough sweet coconut bread with nutmeg and spices , cherries and raisins.

Chicken, Fish, or 1/2+1/2
Trini Carnival Dinner — $48 for 2 • $90 for 4


NEW!  🇹🇹🍺 Drinks! 🍹🇹🇹

Rhoma has prepared a special batch of her signature rum punch cordial — just add rum and ice — to bring the real Spirit of Carnival right to your door! And thanks to an exciting new partnership with innovative cocktail delivery service Home.Bar, we are able to offer you a selection of rum and classic Trini beer as well!

Rhoma Akosua Spencer is an award-winning actor and director, playwright, acting coach, comedienne and cultural critic. When not performing or directing, Rhoma is an accomplished foodie at heart and shares her culinary skills with friends. She reimages the traditional cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago, giving it a contemporary treatment in her present locale. Her moonlighting gig, Sweethand Delights serves up all the Trinbagonian culinary traditions.



February 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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