Jamaica’s national motto is “Out of many one people”, and this is very much reflected in Jamaican cuisine — African, Asian and European influences can all be found in the diverse food of the island.
Chef Winslow Taylor invites you on a culinary voyage through many classics of Jamaican cuisine. Come explore the island’s unique flavours though spices and fresh ingredients, and showcasing his popular line of award-winning Brawta Caribbean sauces.
Jamaican Rum Punch
A classic Jamaican cocktail of citrus fruits, pineapple juice, strawberry syrup and lime — we’ll provide the base, feel free to add your own rum!
Spicy Corn Soup
A rich and spicy vegetable chowder with dumplings and ground provisions (yellow yam), spiced with scotch bonnet pepper and pimento seeds.
Braised Oxtail Stew
Stewed oxtail, slow-cooked in a rum-infused braise with garlic, onions, scotch bonnet peppers and Jamaican allspice for a luscious and deeply-flavoured gravy. Served with an island-style coleslaw of shredded cabbage, carrots with a sweet vinaigrette dressing.
Couscous and Peas
A play on traditional Jamaican rice and peas; couscous cooked with kidney beans, coconut milk and spices.
Plantain and Avocado Salad
Lightly dressed ripe plantains, soft avocado, black beans and ripe tomato.
Vanilla Rum Cake
A Jamaican classic – soft vanilla sponge infused with Appleton rum and drizzled with a butter rum sauce, served with Spice Mango ice cream — Spice Mango is a type of island mango sought after for its soft pulp and sweetness.
Winslow Taylor is a native of rural Jamaica and the creator of Brawta Caribbean. The word “Brawta” is a Jamaican Patois word that means ‘A bit more than the ordinary’. Brawta Caribbean’s all natural sauces and spices take average, everyday food and elevate them to the next level, helping home cooks who want to eat healthy without sacrificing flavour. In 2013, Winston competed on CBC’s Recipe to Riches in which he won the entree round with his Jammin’ Jamaican Lobster Bisque. His mission is to bring those wonderful Caribbean flavours to your home in the healthiest and most natural way possible.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites an amateur or professional guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.