Modern Caribbean in Charming Brooklyn Studio
Get a taste of Caribbean flavors in the heart of Brooklyn. Join Chef Toya for a Caribbean inspired tasting menu, with touches of Japanese and Southeast Asian techniques. Hosted at a charming space in vibrant Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, get ready to experience a unique and local selection of organic ingredients transformed into an unforgettable experience.
What to expect:
•Indulge in a 7-course seasonal tasting menu
•Aperitif and wine pairings for 4-courses are included
•A welcoming, communal dining experience for 4 - 12 guests
•Vegetarian menu available upon request
*Please specify dietary restrictions upon booking.
*If you're interested in private party or if you have more than 12 guest please message me.
More about your host:
"At the young age of ten, I found my way into the kitchen, where I learned how to cook from my West Indian Grandparents and parents. After traveling to the Caribbean and other parts of the world, I decided to start hosting dinners that reflect my heritage and the spirit of family. One thing that I've learned about food, it's a great way to connect with others."
Chef Toya has worked with James Beard award-winning Chef Erik Bruner-Yang at Maketto & Broken English and Chef Mina Stone at Mina's, PS1. Under their tutelage, she has refined her natural talents.
She then launched Pimento in the summer of 2018, where she continues to host private events, supper clubs, and catering events throughout New York City.
Honeymelon, Nashi Pear, Granny Smith
Kyuri, Radish, Tomato
Herb Moss Pork Belly
Autumn Pickles, Mizuna, Barrel Glaze
Rock, Shigoku Souse
Persian Cucumbers, Breadfruit
Charred Maitake and Trumpet
Kabu, Enoki, Black Sesame
Coconut Carpaccio Tartare
Tomatillo, Scallop, Kingfish
Kombu Root Soup
Legumes, Okra, Zucchini, Chayote
Juli Garden - Crusted Hen
Fingerlings, Purple Majesty, Split Peas
Braised Beef In Marrow
Coconut Rice, Root Vegetables, Lima Purée
Matcha Yucca Crumble
Sultanas, Mascarpone, Yuzu
Drinks & Beverages
At the age of ten, I was first introduced to the kitchen by my Caribbean parents and grandparents. From that point on, I have continued to be obsessed with mastering Caribbean techniques, along with sharing my passion for food.
Though cooking meals for my family was a daily part of my upbringing, I studied design in school before eventually pursuing a career in fashion as Creative Director for a design publication. However, despite my love for my career, my passion for cooking was revived when I traveled abroad to several parts of Asia and the Caribbean. During my excursions, I was able to observe new farming techniques, taste new spices, and learn methods that I eventually incorporated into my arsenal. Finally, I shifted the focus from fashion into food, which led me to work with James Beard award-winning Chef, Erik Bruner-Yang at Maketto & Broken Englis, and Chef Mina Stone at Mina's, PS1. Under their tutelage, I refined my natural talents and found a position in the kitchen of a well-known South East Asian Gastropub in Brooklyn.
Leveraging my experience and natural talent, I launched Pimento Catering in the summer of 2018. Since then I have hosted private events and supper clubs throughout New York City, and I am eager to host your next event.
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Disfruta de las ciudades experimentando con actividades y enriquece tu vida.