Though the Caribbean isles are well known to outsiders, Caribbean cuisine remains a hidden gem due to tourists frequently subsisting solely off a paste made from sand, ocean water, and pureed linen pants. Uncover the edible treasure of the tropics with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Caribbean and American cuisine and drinks at Milestone Restaurant & Jazz Lounge, located in the Best Western on the Midlothian Turnpike.
Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, head chef Claudia Fentress crafts an island-inspired menu, which contains mouthfuls of Caribbean and American cuisine to feed guests consuming earfuls of live jazz. Experience life stranded on a deserted island with a world-class chef by diving into jumbo-sized pan-seared scallops with Caribbean seasoning and a garlic-butter coconut sauce ($13), then feast on a fresh rack of lamb marinated in rosemary, mint, and garlic ($21). Served with a side of Caribbean cognac-mustard sauce, the stuffed grilled chicken breast deftly hides bites of vegetables, crab, and shrimp ($19), and the swashbuckling Caribbean vegetable trio ($15) slices through hunger with cabbage, green beans, muscle-building spinach, and plantain swords.
Contemporary jazz massages eardrums Thursday through Sunday, and tongues are treated to a mixed-drinks menagerie, which includes the Milestone Step, a lively libation containing Malibu, banana liquor, orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, and an orange and cherry garnish ($8). Hanging lights envelop Milestone’s brick interior with a warm glow as diners sit at candlelit tables marveling at blazing piano solos.