Business partners Dominique Cacioli, Adam Williams and William Johnston offer flavours from across Haiti, Barbados and Jamaica. They have backgrounds in cocktail-making (at competition level); business (and a Jamaican heritage); and culinary experience respectively.
Head Chef Johnston finds a balance between Sous Chef Diana Achille’s Haitian background and Williams’ Jamaican family recipes, transforming these flavours into a Melbourne-friendly sharing menu. Expect tastes such as simultaneously crunchy and moist jerk chicken, resulting from a three-day process of marinating and cooking. Other dishes are based around thyme, citrus, pimento and an array of chillies and peppers.
Drinks such as the Pina Colada and Jamaican Iced Coffee – for which you decide the accompanying liquor – are so popular they’re churned daily and sell out fast. With a heavy emphasis on homemade, expect Cacioli’s inventive combinations of sodas and mixes to come freshly blitzed.
A blue ceiling mimics the vibrancy of a Caribbean sky in this homey set up. Rough industrial chairs represent the found furniture in an authentic Caribbean shack, and an aura of laid-back fun.