West Indian Weddings


West Indian FoodThe Reception and Food Served

The uniqueness of the Caribbean Island is shown through the food offered during the reception.  Traditionally served to the guests are curried goat, fried plantains, and spicy chicken jerky, and conch fritters.  Not to be missed is the island wedding cake called the Black Cake.  The recipe of this cake is handed down from the bride’s mother to her daughter.  The succeeding generations make some improvements according to their tastes, but the basic ingredients are composed of flour, brown sugar, butter, and glazed cherries, prunes, raisins, currants.  Fresh eggs are also included as ingredient.

Hard Rum Sauce accompanies the Black Cake when served.  For the fruits to absorb the flavor of alcohol, they are soaked in rum for a period that may range from 2 weeks to one year.

Typical West Indian Food Menu Choices

Jerk Chicken Wings, Spicy Jamaican Meatballs, Stuffed Mushrooms,

Coconut Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Coconut Chicken, Ground Turkey

and Basil Filos, Coconut Fried Shrimp, Scallops wrapped in bacon


Mixed Green Salad

A medley of tossed fresh garden vegetables with a light citrus vinaigrette


Choice of two of the following, with Vegetarian Option:

Jamaican Beef Stew

Sautéed beef in a specially seasoned sauce with vegetables

Jamaican Curried Chicken

Steamed in a zesty Jamaican curry with tender vegetables, can be hot, spicy or mild

Jerked Barbecued Chicken

Baked with jerk seasonings and barbeque sauce

Vegetarian Rasta Pasta

With red, yellow, and green peppers, onions and basil in

a spicy cream sauce with Parmesan cheese. Served with Parmesan Toasts

Main Courses are served with,

A Choice of:

Rice and Beans, Calypso Rice or Mashed Potatoes


A Choice of:

Plantains, Sweet Potato Casserole, Sautéed Callalo

Some Other West Indian Food Options

Jerk chicken Classic jamaican jerk chicken served with rice and peSteamed snapper Served with julienne vegetables and crackers

Curried goat Marinated with curry powder and cooked as a casserole

Stuffed red peppers Served with savoury rice and garlic and tomato sauce (v)

Red pea stew Fresh kidney beans cooked with butter beans, onions and

fresh thyme (v)

Callaloo bake Served with vegetables and white rice (v)

Penne pasta ackee Cooked with ackee and with fresh tomato (v)

Yam casseroles Sweet yams cooked in a white wine sauce and garnished

with a boiled egg and cheese (v)

Jerk pork Marinated in jerk seasoning accompanied with a spicy sauce

Caribbean paprika chicken Served with tomatoesmushroom and paprika

Escovish fish Seasoned and cooked with fresh mediterranean vegetables

Chilli chicken from tobago With strips of peppers and sweet chilli sauce

Salt fish and ackee with peppers

Lobster creole Served with creole sauce


The Boulevard Room has an in house Caribbean trained chef and specializes in West Indian and Caribbean wedding menus.

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