ACKEE TREE RESTAURANT: Guess who came for lunch? Improvement on Quality of Fare, Service remains Top-Notch
There have been many changes at the Ackee Tree since last I visited, for one thing you will find many prints by Ronnie Carrington on sale as well as works from John Walcott (Yes, “Tubby De Guard” apart from Defence Force and a teacher is a painter of renown) adorn the establishment and many a canvas has found a new home by this unusual gustatory museum!
I was stumped as to what to do the other day, my year-long ban on Chefette and KFC is now over – but when I did try roti in Rockley the other night, it was still small and expensive as ever, but also very salty! There had to be another place other than Big John’s or Indian Grill? A colleague suggested Ackee Tree as the rotis are large and $11.50, they have a laminated menu now including a Surf & Turf roti? Left that for another time when I could sleep after digest it fully and at leisure…
Proprietor Martyn Field was there so he and I had a nice chat as I selected a Pork Roti with pigeon peas and one of their ultra-yummy Brownies. Do you recall Muttley in Dick Dastardly who also chased Penelope Pitstop? Apart from Muttley cussing in Bajan when annoyed, I swear that dog said the R-word all the time, he could also be made to cooperate if you gave him a special biscuit…
Once Muttley had the biscuit, he would sail in the air and swoosh back down in a post-orgasmic buzz.
That is the effect one of their Brownies have on me, I may have a rotten day at work with that bombastic, other colleague but when i consume the delicacy, it dwindles before the joy of that recipe!
Once in the ‘canteen‘ area at my employ, I settled in and tucked into that roti which I also asked for Kuchela to be added (Shredded Mango with Garlic) and wow, did it clear my sinuses! The Dhal skin was tender and it was a decent-sized roti and good value for my money – that plus the gorgeous Brownie was $14.50, much better than a dried up ol’ snackbox, eh?