Though the Caribbean isles are well known to outsiders, Caribbean cuisine remains a hidden gem because tourists frequently subsist solely off of a paste made from sand, ocean water, and puréed linen pants. Uncover the sweet treasure of the tropics with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of beignets and dessert drinks off the Beignet Hut menu at Dhat Island in Redlands.
Dhat Island electrifies taste buds with a distinctive beignet menu of deep-fried pastries and sweet drinks. Test the sharpness of your new fangs with the beignet classique, piping-hot fried dough clouds whitewashed with powdered sugar ($4 for six), or perform a trust fall into the welcoming fluff of the Caribbean liqueur beignets, traditional pastries sluiced with gourmet liqueur sauces ($5.95 for six). Slurpable dessert drinks include the island's hot chocolate, a dark cocoa base mixed with vanilla and cinnamon ($3.95), and the hot banana foster latté ($4.95).
Dhat Island spawned out of Island, a former catering company specializing in Caribbean and Creole fare. When loyal clients of the catering company began making requests for "that rice" and "that chicken,” it prompted the company’s owners to create a full-fledged restaurant with a new name: Dhat Island. Dhat Island's head chef uses elements from her husband's recipes and blends them with traditional Southern cuisine in a varied menu. Plaintain fritters, oxtail tamales, and bourbon chicken are featured alongside mainstays such as whole red tilapia, which is seasoned, fried, and nestled on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados.
In Dhat Island's Sunday Feast series, diners gather around a communal table to enjoy family-style portions of chicken, seafood, and beef and brag about their most recent report cards. For dessert, you can pick from a platter of sugar-dusted beignets.
509 N Eureka St.
Redlands, California 92374Get Directions