Lancaster City Restaurant Week is a bi-annual celebration of the rich culinary diversity available in the City of Lancaster. This season Visit Lancaster City’s Marketing & Communications Manager, Wyatt Behringer, decided to take advantage of the special values offered during the week to dine around the City, visit some favorite spots and discover some new ones too!
Second stop – Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen! Since the day they opened in April of 2017 Amos & Amanda Kinert have been committed to a “passion to create delicious food through chef-driven creativity and authentic Trinidadian flavor.” Their little restaurant on the corner of Lemon and Mulberry Streets has been a huge success from the start and got an added boost when BuzzFeed.com named them one of the Top New Pennsylvania Restaurants to try in 2018.
Lancaster City Restaurant Week is always a great time to set out to explore new spots to dine, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to revisit and share favorite restaurants in the City of Lancaster. Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen is a place I go to often, but I am always happy to return and the combination of a great value for an #LCRW2018 Meal Deal that included a $10 Gift Card to use for a future visit was impossible to resist. So good friend Abby and I made that our spot for Day 2 of Lancaster City Restaurant Week. We arrived a little before our reservation to discover that we were not alone in loving this #MealDeal. The place was packed!
But we got seats without too much of a wait and settled in to enjoy the city streets view and look over the full menu of choices. They included:
$30 Three Course Dinner Deal ***** includes a $10 Gift Card for a future visit!! *****
○ LLB – Lemon, lime, bitters
○ Sorrel – Roselle hibiscus
○ Peanut Punch – Peanuts, milk, sugar and nutmeg
○ Calypso Corn GF – Local sweet corn, habanero aioli, sweet toasted coconut
○ Cassava Fries GF V – Crispy cassava served with choice of sauces
○ Pineapple Chow GF V – Fresh pineapple, cilantro, garlic, kosher salt, pepper
○ 1 Double V – The most famous street food from Trinidad, Doubles consist
of fried bread (called ‘bara’) with curried chickpeas, cucumber chutney, tamarind and cilantro sauce. Pepper sauce is available
○ Coconut Jerk Chicken GF – Grilled boneless chicken thighs, coconut jerk sauce, Jasmine rice
○ Spicy Pepper Beef – Tenderloin tips, sautéed bell peppers, scallions, hoisin and
garlic chili sauce, Jasmine rice
○ Buss Up Shut & Curried Vegetables V – is a Trinidadian flatbread used
as a utensil to eat curries and stews. It is flaky like a pastry and
soft like a tortilla. Served with Yukon Gold Potatoes, curried
chickpeas and roasted pumpkin
○ Fish & Curried Shrimp GF – Lightly fried Swai, coconut curry broth, butterflied shrimp, sautéed spinach, Jasmine rice
The Signature Drinks were the perfect refreshing start to this meal that would pair South Asian with African Creole flavors. Abby had the Sorrell – Roselle hibiscus, and I sampled the LLB – Lemon, lime, bitters.
Started my meal with a favorite – Cassava Fries! They are delicious and addictive. Followed up with the Buss Up Shut & Curried Vegetables. Sooo good and the favors were intense. Abby began with Doubles that famous Trinidadian street food and choose Fish & Curried Shrimp to finish a fantastic meal.
We not only had a memorable meal but had plenty left over to pack up. The portions were so generous that we were happy to leave with lunch for work the next day. We might even share!
Make sure to follow Wyatt with Visit Lancaster City Dines Around during this season at Lancaster City Restaurant Week and learn all about other upcoming City events with Visit Lancaster City. Make your plans to explore the City of Lancaster’s restaurants and cafes this week. Remember to SHARE your experience on Instagram or Facebook and #hashtag with #LCRW2018 for a chance to #WIN prizes valued from $10 to $100!!