CROWN HEIGHTS — It’s the week to get your fill of stewed goat, fresh roti and jerk chicken, all at prix fixe prices.
Nearly 30 Caribbean restaurants in three boroughs are participating in the first-ever Caribbean Restaurant Week this week with the bulk of the restaurants centered around the Caribbean neighborhoods of Crown Heights and East Flatbush.
Each restaurant will offer a special dish or drink at a fixed price through Saturday. The choices vary widely, from small storefront bakeries like Allan’s Bakery on Nostrand Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens to dinner-and-drinks spots like Ideya in Prospect Heights.
Prices range from a $3 lunch special at D&P Restaurant, a takeout place on Church Avenue and East 34th Street in East Flatbush, to a $35 sit-down dinner special at Sugarcane on Flatbush Avenue and Bergen Street in Park Slope. Some restaurants are offering both lunch and dinner specials, like at the beloved Crown Heights wings joint Super Wings, where lunch is $9 and dinner is $18.
The weeklong event corresponds with Caribbean Heritage Month, according to organizers from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the group behind the West Indian parade, the West Indian American Day Carnival Association.
The president of the Chamber, Carlo Scissura, said the group wanted to make the restaurant week happen after successes with similar events for Kosher and Italian food in the borough.
"Caribbean Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to experience that flavor and excitement that this community bring to all of our neighborhoods," he said. “We are excited to try all of the phenomenal foods and drinks that will be available."
For a full lineup of participating restaurants and prices, visit the event website.