Hang out with Alexandra under the Caribbean moon
DIARY OF A FOODIE
Published: Jun 15, 2013
If it’s summer, you know it’s time to spend an evening (and the early morning hours if you can hang) with Alexandra Maillis-Lynch as Events by Alexandra hosts Under the Caribbean Moon III.
You are invited to don you diamonds — but leave your stilettos at home — for a beach play date for the grownups (no curfew enforced) and partake in the decadent spread that Alexandra will put out that is expected to be a sizzling, sexy, fun display of fusion-Caribbean flavors with an adventurous take on island comfort food tonight.
This year Alexandra’s menu takes you across many Caribbean countries like to Latin America and of course The Bahamas, with a little Asian influence thrown in — just because she can
At station one, you can indulge your taste for Caribbean-Latin roots with a whole roast pig, Cuban roast duck yemaya with orange rum glaze, marinated sirloin steaks with chimichurri sauce and a Cuban pumpkin salad.
If your taste buds are hankering for new world cuisine, Carib-Asian fried chicken wings, short rib sliders, fresh catch ceviche spoons and crab cakes which will be served with salsa Esmeralda, or Alexandra’s famous voodoo cocktail sauce and Bahamian cocktail sauce will be the order of the day at station two.
For those people who love the heat, station three which has been dubbed “Calypso Fire & Spice” is where you need to be. Guadeloupian goat curry empanadas, jerked chicken, cabbage salad with pineapple and peanuts and condiments that run from kuchela, to mango chutney and white rice can be had.
“Sweet love in the islands says it all about station four, because satisfying the sweet tooth takes center stage at station four — rum-soaked banana fritters with mocha rum sauce, coconut flan with curried custard sauce, passion fruit cheesecake with passion fruit glaze and tropical fruit and ginger cookies … Need I say anymore?
Those people who are able to hang until the wee hours of the morning can partake in the offerings at station five, which has been dubbed Midnight breakfast in the Islands.” Tropical Creole breakfast bread pudding, fire engine and grits, pig’s feet souse with Johnny bread and English sausages are to be had.
Alexandra wants you to leave her summer hit event feeling like you’ve been to an upscale regatta without having to get on a boat. And it all takes place on the beach under the stars at the Maillis property on Adelaide Road.
The finger-licking menu includes a midnight breakfast, open bar, and dangerous … delicious island cocktails. Live music and a deejay are always the order of the day, and a bonfire invites people to get cozy.
Tickets for Under The Caribbean Moon III, an all-inclusive beach play date for grown ups that always offers decadent indulgences are $125. The party kicks off at 8:30 p.m. For reservations for tonight’s event email contact Catherine@ventsbyalexandra.com. It’s an event I never miss. If you’ve not been before it’s time to go and you can’t say I didn’t tell you.