The lovely Ms. Roshal (pictured above), who with her boyfriend are important components of Eat Squad, grew up in Jamaica. Her boyfriend, Z, frequently raves about Roshal’s talent for cooking authentic Caribbean food. We knew that if we were ever lucky enough for her to host a dinner party for us to try out her cuisine, we were in for a treat. So we started hinting – and she caught on.
On Sunday evening, Roshal cooked us an amazing, traditional Jamacian/ Trinidadian meal that Slick + I have been incessantly talking about since.
Please witness our feast:
Curried goat + potatoes with Jamaican/ Trinidadian curry.
Roti: Traditional bread to accompany curried goat. (Similar to naan.)
Pelau: Trinidadian rice dish cooked in coconut milk with chicken, beef + PIG TAIL! (Which Slick + Mr. Barocas loved.)
Jamaican sauce made with scotch bonnet pepper, onions + vinegar to go over Fish Escovitch.
A gorgeous salad with strawberries + yellow peppers.
Malibu coconut rum + pineapple cocktails to accompany the flavorful meal. (We all kiddingly mocked this drink as the “college girl’s drink of choice,” but had NO problem finishing a large pitcher…)
Everything was SO unbelievably fantastic!
Although Roshal does not have plans to open a Jamaican restaurant in Atlanta, I think the lesson here is that sometimes the most delicious + exciting food could be right under your nose. Sure, heading over to Buford Highway to try cuisine from around the world might be the easy way to do it – but it won’t necessarily be the best you can get.
When you have the opportunity to taste Caribbean dishes at a traditional restaurant, I strongly recommend you try the dishes pictured + described above. (Although, go easy on anything made with scotch bonnet pepper – yowza! I learned the hard way…)
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