Will be posting some on the Green Plantain on Route 4 in Fairfield.
A wonderful place to eat.
Here is a glowing review from yelp: [/link]
When I was 7, my parents took me to Club Med Guadeloupe, a small island in the middle of the Caribbean. I remember the food as being really good. Since then, I have only heard rumors of people pouring passion into the food that they cook. Separately, I have heard rumors of unbelievable sense of family when you walk into someone else's home for a holiday meal. I have only dreamed of a restaurant that combines family, passion for food and environment that makes you feel as if you are nowhere near your home.
I have become very good friends with the owners and chef of the Green Plantain. I have to tell you, I feel like balling my eyes out every time I eat here. From the explosion of flavors that dance around your taste buds on the first bite to the last morsel of goodness. It is sad when your plate becomes empty.
You can absolutely tell you have found your most precious reminder of a wonderful trip to Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Colombia or other South American paradise or even sitting at the family table of a big and close family in the Islands. If you have not been, you will have your passport application complete by the time you get home. The passion and time that they spend prepping and cooking shows easily. The presentation of the food, the freshness, the balance of flavors, the perfection of the temperatures and the smile on their faces. If you are not crying by reading this, then I am not doing any justice for what this restaurant represents.
I have miscalculated other restaurants by giving them 5 stars. This one earns possibly six stars. You are literally transported to the Caribbean when you walk in by the environment. The mural of the beach and jungle on each side. The delicate aroma of curry or the charbroiled beef or the rotisserie and the actually fresh cut and deep fried plantains that greet you at the table. They take the time to prepare each dish SO FRESH and exciting, it is well worth the wait. The prices, just a little bit under what you would expect for carting you off to the Islands. Someone pinch me!
Don't waste your time anywhere else. This is the best AUTHENTIC Caribbean and South American restaurant in the United States of America. I seriously doubt you would find anything as good- even in Puerto Rico. (The chef comes directly from the El Conquistador near San Juan)
My Yelp friends, I am insisting that you get in here and spend all of your discretionary income. Just try it once...you will keep them in business for years to come. Watch for their review in national magazines or even the Food Network to make the Green Plantain the standard in Caribbean fare. This is Utopia. http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-green-plantain-fairfield
I noted some less than favorable reviews there also and elsewhere. Our lunchbunch review is very favorable.
post edited by NYPIzzaNut - 2009/07/25 12:06:20