Fusion Jerk at Rosa Caleta, Friday 31 Aug 2012
It is not easy to stay at the leading edge of good dining but as you know, we try harder than most people - and from our growing list of members, I guess most of you are probably not deterred (yet) by our relentless ambition to keep stuffing our palates with the latest and best culinary innovations. And talking of culinary innovations, the trend is more and more towards the fusion of tastes and aromas from around the world - and why not? Long gone are the days when people drool over a Tafelspitz (yuk) or yearn for another Eisbein (yeech) or lust for a Königsberger Klopse (groan). There are now so much better and more interesting things to serve on our plates and our choice for August is yet another example of what I mean.
So for this summery month, we aim to explore the richness and quirkiness of Jamaican-European fusion food - and frankly I am expecting rather more than jerk chicken and spatzle at Rosa Caleta on Muskauerstrasse 9, 10997 Berlin. To be honest, I have not been to this restaurant myself but it has been highly recommended by Laura and as a demonstration of how confident she is about this place, she even gave us her address so we now know where she lives if anything goes wrong. So if you have the esculent courage, I would like to suggest that we embark on this little culinary adventure together at Kirk Henry and Troy Lopez's unique little restaurant on Friday, 31 August. The place is not at all expensive and the website is http://rosacaleta.com/ if you want to check it out.
The closing date is Tuesday 28 August and all those who make the list will be notified the next day so do send in your email bookings as soon as you can. The dinner date, once again, is on FRIDAY, 31 August so please jot it down in your diary now.
See you soon!
Chris (on behalf of Sylvia)
How it went on the night...
We all had a great evening sampling some great Jamaican food "fused" with the European kitchen. The owner gave good explanations as to how the dishes came about and in a funny way that made all the dishes taste a little more special on the evening. Among them I was trying a vegetarian dish - some tofu with Jamaican spinach and some unusual spices that I cannot describe. Some tried the beef patties - lovely dumplings stuffed with some kind of minced beef or the lentil patties - which are, unsurprisingly, stuffed with lentils. Some tried the very famous jerk chicken dishes and I heard that it was very very spicy. Yummy! I will try that out next time. Very unusual was the bread that came with the food - they served some homemade maize and thyme bread which was a bit sweetish. I really loved the bread and just for that alone, I would come back again. And that's not even mentioning the lovely yummy desserts.
Overall we had a very nice evening with wonderful, unusual food and I think we have not been the only ones having a good time as the restaurant was fully packed. A very big Thank You to Laura for recommending this place to us - you can sleep soundly at night now! :o)