Caribbean Cuisine Week Comes To Philadelphia From April 16-18
If the hints of warm weather are leaving you itching for a tropical vacation, now is the perfect time to head to Philadelphia to get a taste of the Caribbean. Whether you’re knee-deep in an online culinary course or just love the flavors of the islands, Caribbean Cuisine Week is a unique adventure. From April 16-18, some of Philadelphia’s finest restaurants will band together to offer three days of Caribbean-inspired food and music in an effort to raise funds for high school athletes in the Bahamas, Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
In its fifth year, Caribbean Cuisine Week will raise money to help 700 athletes travel to Philadelphia for the annual Penn Relays, a prestigious track meet. Participating restaurants will offer special Caribbean-themed dishes as well as an a la carte menu. Seven percent of profits earned during the event will be donated to the cause.
“Just trying to get everybody in Philly to go out to one of these restaurants, have a meal for $33 or less, which includes appetizer, main course and dessert,” Blane Stoddart, Caribbean Cuisine Week organizer, told Philadelphia CBS affiliate KYW.
According to the event’s official website, participating establishments include Reef Restaurant & Lounge, Table 31, Time, GiGi, Sabrina’s Café, Vintage Wine Bar, Mixto, Nola New Orleans Café, Cuba Libre, Caribbean Feast Restaurant and Tashan Restaurant.