Dining alone carries a certain stigma in our culture, probably because of the evolutionary advantages inherent to hunting in groups and splitting Costco memberships. Munch with a mate with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get a four-course dinner for two at Jamaica House (up to a $59.70 total value). The dinner includes the following:
- One tapas dish (up to a $10.95 value)
- Two cups of soup (a $3 value each)
- Two entrees (up to an $18 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $6.75 value)<p>
Jamaica House’s executive chef, Jacqui Francis, weaves fresh herbs, locally grown produce, quality meats, and jamaican seasonings into the tropical dishes that populate the restaurant’s menu. Diners can kick-start their island excursions with chicken or pork jamaican jerk tapas, or reward their teeth for standing in straight lines with flaky-soft Jammin Pocket Pie pastries stuffed with beef or chicken. Eaters then slurp spoonfuls of such vegetarian soups as the red-bean soup, a coconut-milk elixir thickened with red kidney beans. Pork ribs marinated in Red Stripe beer rouse napping taste buds with house barbecue sauce and server drum circles, and the escoveitch fried fish accents its crisp texture with vinegar sauce teeming with carrots and onions. For dessert, patrons can munch on bread pudding with rum cream sauce or fork through layers of chocolate rum cake bursting with whipped chocolate filling.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Jamaica House a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.
Having honed her culinary skills for more than 26 years as a caterer in Jamaica, including a few years catering for high-profile Jamaicans, executive chef Jacqui Francis weaves fresh herbs, locally grown produce, quality meats, and Jamaican seasonings into tropical entrees and tapas dishes. Today, she oversees grills sizzling dishes such as sweet reggae chicken slathered in house barbecue sauce, or Red Stripe ribs that seal a juicy marinade of Jamaica's local brew. Reggae, soca, and traditional Caribbean melodies meld with her dishes' aromas as live performers unwind on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Woodlake - Briar Meadow
6357 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77057