Eating together, like being buried up to your necks in the same cube of cement, keeps families together. Build a solid foundation with today’s Groupon to Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe in Sandy Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Caribbean fare for a table of two.
- For $35, you get $75 worth of authentic Caribbean fare for a table of four.<p>
Executive chef Robert Gayle combines the flavors of his Jamaican and West Indian hometowns with the techniques he learned at the Culinary Institute of America, and has cooked Caribbean-inspired cuisine for such celebrities as P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez. After perusing the menu, diners can sink their utensils into such traditional fare as half of a Caribbean jerk chicken ($15.50), which the chefs marinate before slowly roasting it above a smoldering fire of mesquite wood and Jose Canseco rookie cards. Chef Rob simmers toothsome morsels of beef oxtail in fresh herbs ($17.50) and creates the traditional curried goat ($16.50) by stewing it alongside red potatoes. Deviating from strictly Caribbean ingredients, the dry-rubbed spare ribs ($16.50) arrive slathered in Chef Rob’s signature barbecue sauce and topped with imported snowflakes.
Booths line the dining room’s mango-yellow walls, which boast pictures of Bob Marley and framed copies of notable restaurant press. In between bites, guests can sip on a specialty cocktail or tilt back one of the imported, domestic, or extraterrestrial beers from behind the bar.
Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe
Robert Gayle, the executive chef and owner of Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe, combines his Caribbean background with a Culinary Institute of America education, gathering flavors from around the world to refine a menu of island comfort fare. After spending his childhood in Jamaica and the West Indies, Chef Rob relocated to the United States and began to develop his culinary lobe at age 13 by working as a steward in Brooklyn. His skills and prestige steadily increased over time, allowing him to eventually open P. Diddy's Atlanta venture, Justin's Restaurant, in 1997 and prepare meals for such celebrities as Jennifer Lopez and Akon. Chef Rob's mental rolodex includes recipes for curried goat, dry-rubbed spare ribs, and his signature spicy jerk seasoning, which he massages into mesquite-grilled chicken. For lighter nighttime fare, diners can convene in the newly opened Chef Rob's Upscale Lounge for hookah, top-shelf cocktails, satisfying tapas, and signature wines. The contemporary furniture completes the swanky atmosphere.