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 puréed linen pants. Uncover the edible treasure of the tropics with today’s Groupon to Ocean Blue Caribbean Restaurant and Bar. Choose between the following options:
For $32, you get a Caribbean dinner for two (up to a $72.57 value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $6.59 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $23.49 value each)
- Two drinks (up to a $7 value each)
- One dessert (a $5 value)
For $62, you get a Caribbean dinner for four (up to a $145.14 value), which includes:
- Two appetizers (up to $6.59 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $23.49 value each)
- Four drinks (up to a $7 value each)
- Two desserts (a $5 value each)
The chefs at Ocean Blue sprinkle spices and jerk sauce to craft a menu of classic Caribbean fare. Dining duos or quartets initiate dinnertime with appetizers such as Jamaican patties—flaky pockets of bread filled with a choice of meat, vegetables, or slow-cooked steel-drum tunes. For their main meal, guests can nosh on coconut-curry scallops, which recite a curry-sauce sonnet while a dash of coconut milk plays the bongos and a cadre of onions snap to the beat. A Jamaican red snapper emerges from the kitchen steamed, brown-stewed, escovitched, or stuffed, and classic jerk chicken simmers in more than 30 spices while guests ponder a choice of boneless white meat, a half chicken, or a whole chicken. Eaters can wash down their meal with a choice of draft beers, such as Coors, Sam Adams, and Blue Moon, from the thatched-roof bar, or slurp Caribbean beach drinks as they savor a slice of Jamaica sweet-potato pie for dessert.
Ocean Blue Caribbean Restaurant and Bar
Using more than 30 spices, the chefs at Ocean Blue Caribbean Restaurant and Bar add super-potent complexity to jerk shrimp, a jerk turkey burger, and jerk chicken. Along with those dry-rubbed and wet-marinated meats, the culinary team crafts Caribbean classics such as ackee and saltfish, sweet potato pie, and Jamaican patties with fillings such as beef, fish, and veggies. “Loosen your belt for large portions and ready your taste buds for well-seasoned staples like brown stewed chicken, curry goat, and jerk chicken,” advises Phoenix Magazine, which has also praised the “excellent coconut curry shrimp” and the “light, pop-in-your-mouth cornmeal fritters,” known as “festivals” for their frequent use as parade confetti.
During daily meals and weekday all-you-can-eat-buffets, the aroma of sizzling meats and spices fill a cozy dining room where the green and yellow of Jamaica's flag brighten the walls. A thatched-roof, tiki-hut-style bar in the room's center help wash down feasts with wine, draft and bottled beers, and fresh-squeezed juices of tropical produce rarely seen stateside, such as soursop and irish moss.