Save on Caribbean food, help athletes

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April 7, 2014 6:15:51 AM PDT
Later this month athletes from 60 countries will descend on University City to compete in the Penn Relays.

Chef George Kyrtatas of Sweetwater Bar and Grill in Cinnaminson says Caribbean Cuisine has a lot to offer.

"Caribbean is a lot of fresh, different vegetables, different produce," Kyrtatas explains. "Always has a lot of fresh seafood involved. Things that are very light, very airy. Things that usually have a nice little kick to it, a little spice."

His restaurant is one of ten participating in Caribbean Cuisine Week, which is actually just three nights, but for a good cause: To help athletes from the Caribbean compete in the Penn Relays.

Christopher Scott from Caribbean Cuisine Week says, "The proceeds... help out the athletes that are coming from the Caribbean. Some of the kids do not have finances to come up here from the Caribbean, for the hospitality, and the airfare."

Like many of the other restaurants, Sweetwater is offering a discounted three-course menu for $29.50. Their appetizer is fried plaintains with a spicy "lolo" dipping sauce.

The entr?e, a grill swordfish steak topped with a mango, pepper and corn salsa, served over basmati rice and black beans.

"And then for dessert, we're going to do a coconut cranberry orange bread pudding, with a little vanilla ice cream, a little shaved coconut on top, and a little caramel sauce," Kyrtatas adds.

Caribbean Cuisine Week specials will be offered April 9-11, 2014. Participating restaurants include Jamaican Jerk Hut, Rosa Blanca, Sabrina's Cafe, Reef Restaurant, Ron's Caribbean Cuisine, Mixto and Sweetwater.

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