Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe Celebrates 10 Years & Jamaican Independence Day

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I had a great time at Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe’s 10th Anniversary celebration.  It was a combined celebration that also included recognition of Jamaican Independence Day.  The place was jumping!  Chef Rob was outside on the grill, there was a steel band, LIVE Neo Soul performances inside and Rum Punch flowing.  I was there for a VIP Media Tasting that was going on at the same time and I had a BALL! (Thank you McIvy Media for the invitation).

Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe and Upscale Lounge is located in Atlanta (Sandy Springs) and offers a wide variety of traditional Caribbean dishes.  It is owned and operated by Chef Robert Gayle.  This place has a great, spacious atmosphere and food to go along with it.

“Chef Rob’s mental Rolodex includes recipes for top-selling entrees and Caribbean Cuisine such as braised beef oxtails, ackee and saltfish, jerk chicken. curried goat, dry-rubbed spare ribs, and his signature spicy jerk seasoning. In addition to opening his Atlanta-based restaurant in 2006, the Chef Rob brand continues to grow with its wide selection of signature sauces, intimate cooking classes, and event catering options.”  ~ChefRobCafe.com

In the midst of all of the festivities Chef Rob, his beautiful wife and his staff treated us to a special menu, a VIP meet & Greet with the Chef himself and a meal that included the following options:

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I started with a bottle of Jamaican Ginger Beer.  Yum, this non alcholic beverage has always been a favorite of mine. We got to taste 3 of the appetizers which included:  Jerk Chicken Egg Roll, Shrimp Skewers & Cajun Seafood Dip all three were delicious, I enjoyed the subtle spiciness of each appetizer.  Hot, but not too hot to overwhelm.

For our entrees we had a choice:  Braised Beef Oxtails, BBQ Rib w/Collard & Mac or Rasta Pasta With Chicken & Shrimp

I chose the Rasta Pasta With Chicken & Shrimp.

Grilled assorted vegetables & Bok Choy sautéed in garlic & Oil with Butter Beans,

Coconut milk, Fresh Rosemary over Fettuccine pasta.

It was divine. I actually tried to get on this plate with the food so that I could eat it better.  It didn’t work.  The combinations of the jerk flavoring and sweetness of the broth plus fresh rosemary made this dish melt in my mouth.

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It was at this time that I sampled my first Rum Punch which accompanied this dish perfectly.

For the desserts there were 2 choices:  White Chocolate Bread Pudding Or Gourmet Rum Cake w/ Ice Cream.

I chose the White Chocolate Bread Pudding.  It was sweet & scrumptious.

Drizzled with Bailey’s Irish Cream Sauce. A la mode with 1 scoop or ice cream.

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It was a wonderful event and it was great tasting great food and meeting new bloggers.

Congratulations to Chef Rob on 10 years in business!!

What’s your favorite Jamaican dish?

Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!

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