Do You Know Caribbean French Cuisine?
I hadn't heard of "Caribbean French" cuisine and was definitely interested in it. Kaz An Nou is located on the Prospect Heights side of Atlantic Avenue near Bergen Street. There are not so many restaurant on this side. I went there with a friend visiting from Japan and we had a great time.
The inside was not very big and there was a wait for a table. All the tables were taken even though the restaurant was BYOB and Cash Only. I didn't know that, so we couldn't have any drinks with our meal.
The menu fascinated us. It's not typical French but also not typical Carribean. We ordered the carribean style escargots with watermelon gazpacho. The escargots were marinated with spicy curry. Although I had never tried escargots and wasn't quite sure about them, they were very tasty. The mint in the watermelon gazpacho made it even more fresh.
We ordered a duck leg and tilapia to share. The duck leg had an overpowering ingredient and I didn't love it. However, the tilapia was delicious.
The menu said they had dessert but didn't list the choices, so I asked the waiter what they had. We ordered several-sorry, I can't remember what they were, but believe me when I tell you they were delicious.
I'm sure I will go to this restaurant again with wine!
Added bonus: All meat products are antibiotic and hormone free.
Located in the heart of Brooklyn, this place has solid reviews. Strong representation of people that love the place with very little who hate it. Decent amount of people who aren't wowed by it but that is indicative of a place that is consistently good.
Universally praised for it's good food that stays true to it's Asian culture while having the ability to combine that with mainstream American taste. It is a difficult proposition to do this without placating to American taste more but this restaurant pulls it off very well.
As with any Asian place, the setting is hit or miss. This is a hit. They allow you to bring your own alcohol yet have strict setting standards. They have odd cultural things most Americans won't understand but go with it, you will have fun.
Service is tight and to the point. They are not there to flatter you, but service you. Cordial yet to the point, which is really the point of service, and they are adept at this. Some take this wrong, most who go there don't, and love it.