It is believed that curry came to the Caribbean with the indentured servants after slavery was abolished. The influence of curry on Caribbean cuisine is huge. Each island has their own special blend of spices to make up a wonderful pot of stew. Many debates have been held in kitchens as to which island has the best curry… But everyone agrees that curry and roti is one of those comfort foods that people crave after being off the island for a while.
In our Coordinating Curry class, Nicole explores all the many faces of curry while she creates a meal that fuses a little of the old styles with some newer Western flavors. Visitors will learn about the history of curry, its health value, and short cuts that can be used to create various curry based meals. The goal will be to make it easy for visitors to go home and cook the same menu whenever they wish.
From the moment you walk into the house you're welcomed with open arms and it's as if you have known Nicole, Adam and Connie for years. Conversation flows and there are plenty of laughs along the way. The recipes are easy to follow and Nicole talks you through each part step my step. Once all the food is cooked it's a real treat to sit down all together and eat the food looking at beautiful blue sea.
I will be testing out the recipes over the next few weeks and will let you know how it goes.
We stayed at Sandals but wanted a more local experience. I saw that Nicole's Table was highly rated on trip advisor and my wife and I signed up for Caribbean Curry. We had a great time learning how to make the curries talking to Nicole, her husband, their two lovely children and the mother and daughter from St. John that joined us. Connie Nicole's assistant was also lovely and encouraging. The dinner we ate was fantastic and we now have the recipes to come home with. It was a like a home cooked dinner with friends. We cooked curry chicken, coconut spinach, roti's and a coconut dessert. Highly recommend this!
What a fabulous day, in a fantastic location, with amazing hosts. Learn to cook the Caribbean way, then eat it. You are instantly made to feel welcomed and at home. Suitable for all ages, easy location to find (Adams great directions). If your looking for something to do that's not the usual tourist beach trips, this is a great something different. And you never know who might be in your group. Thousands of miles from home and we met a lovely young lady (daisey) who actually only lives 30 minutes from our home. If we're come back to Antigua this will be a definite thing to do again. Thanks Nicole and Adam and not forgetting Connie (I will be practicing your Roti's) x