Like many other aspects of the Caribbean, the cuisine in the region is incredibly diverse. It is made up of almost every different type of culture imaginable. African, European, Indian, and Asian flavors can routinely be found in Caribbean cuisine.
The Monix Grill and Lounge in Trinidad is no different.
Monix, located in the capital city of Port of Spain, serves breakfast, lunch, barbecue and cocktails in a cozy atmosphere. Sit down — surrounded by warm red walls — to a cultural feast.
Breakfast in Trinidad is a little different than breakfast in the United States. Instead of cereal or eggs, they start their morning with roasted eggplant or tomatoes, fried potatoes, and salt fish. It sounds to me like a hearty way to get you through a day of hot sun and black sand.
For lunch, try the traditional cow heel soup, which originated in Trinidad and Tobago, but has become popular throughout the Caribbean and other parts of the world. Other local cuisine includes fish in tomato sauce and stewed chicken. For those who like a little familiarity on their menu, try the rice, dumplings or potato salad. Wash it all down with some rich rum punch.
If you’re on a family vacation, it’s important to keep the kids entertained. Monix Grill and Lounge accommodates kids. If you’re on a business trip or event, they also host large groups. And if you try the food and love it, have them cater your birthday party or graduation.
Savor the blend of Indian, European, African, Chinese, and Creole touches that make up Trinidadian dishes. With every bite, get a taste of Trinidadian history.