Monday, February 08, 2010


The Engineer and I went out to dinner with our friends D. and N. We tried a restaurant called Anancy, a bring-your-own-wine place known for its authentic Jamaican cuisine. And we were pleasantly surprised! We loved the food there, as well as the décor.

I ordered a homemade sorrel-ginger drink which I absolutely loved, and the Engineer had a pineapple soda that sent him over the moon (I thought it tasted like Rockets candies). We all had soup as a starter: it was a cream of pumpkin with coconut milk. Absolutely delicious! We also tried a fried plantain wrapped in bacon and sweet-potato fries (a little limp, but the garlic mayonnaise compensated). Then we waited quite a while for our main dishes (service is slow, so don’t go there if you are in a hurry). I had the pork chops with tropical fruits (the menu said mango, but I got pineapple) and garlic mashed potatoes; the Engineer had jerk chicken quesadilla, D. had curried goat and N. had ackee and salt fish (cod), Jamaica’s national dish. We were all too stuffed for dessert, unfortunately, but we thoroughly enjoyed dinner. And I must say that prices are more than reasonable. There are lots more items on the menu that I would like to try, so we’ll just have to go back at some point!

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