Tonight was the third of four installments of Jonkonnu @ Miss Annies in Winston-Salem, NC. Jonkunu is a caribean festival of music and food. The menu for this evening was escovitch fish(sea bass), roast pork, sauteed cabbage, rice and peas, beef stew and for dessert - corn pone and an orange cheescake like dessert(quite good). The only dud in the bunch was the beef stew. Not very well seasoned - though saved by a habanero sauce. The stand outs were the roast pork and the corn pone. The escovitch fish was good but they have produced better. It was a good overall experience with a chance to tast flavors that are not featured often in the Carolinas. The most captivating new tast was sorrell(hibiscus). A sorrel tea was served that was out of this world. On prior visits the pone was dry as nevada. This time around it had a moist texture and a flavorful rum sauce.
The first weeks menu featured jerk pork, oxtail(underseasonedonce again saved by the sauce), fried fish, cod cakes, cabbage(uncharacteristically light on the spice) and a turn cornmeal-polenta/grits with salt cod and pork cracklins(gooood!!).
The next Jonkonnu is Nov 22nd. Make your reservations