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Need information about opening a Caribbean restaurant in Poland. Can anyone help?


Louis001  
23 May 2011 /  #1
Need information about opening a Caribbean restaurant in Poland. Can anyone help?
Ty_Green  
12 Oct 2011 /  #2
Merged: Would Poles appreciate a Caribbean Restaurant in Poland?

Waiting for your comments

My comment- have you asked this question before?
antheads  
12 Oct 2011 /  #3
hmm what are caribean food specialties, ? have never seen a caribiean restaurant anywhere in the world
Teffle  
12 Oct 2011 /  #4
hmm what are caribean food specialties,

A lot of chicken and fish. Rice & beans feature highly too.

Tends to be spicy and sweet (coconut, chilli, brown sugar/honey, thyme, ginger etc etc) It's really nice - if done properly, like anything else.

have never seen a caribiean restaurant anywhere in the world

You musn't have travelled very far then ; )

They are not common, but not rare either - there are at least two that I know of in Dublin for a start and Dublin is a very minor city in European terms.
gumishu  
12 Oct 2011 /  #5
Dublin maybe minor in Europe but well the only city in Poland that can compare to Dublin is Warsaw - I don't think there is room for a Carribean restaurant anywhere else in Poland (maybe Kraków because of tourists - but they come to Poland to have some taste of Poland too (literally))
Teffle  
12 Oct 2011 /  #6
Are you sure though? I thought Indians were quite popular - it's not the same thing I know, but I would imagine that those open to Indian cuisine would also be open to Caribbean. It's actually much less foreign/exotic in many ways.
gumishu  
12 Oct 2011 /  #7
Indian is popular exactly because it is so outworldly exotic for Poles - I don't think Carribean would be similarily popular outside of a really big city - in Poland there is only one really big city that aspires to be cosmopolitan - this is Warsaw (ok maybe Wrocław is aspriring to be cosmpolitan too) - but well you see Carribean culture is not Indian culture - so the appeal is much much lower
Teffle  
12 Oct 2011 /  #8
Would Poles not be curious about the dumplings alone?

: )

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaican_cuisine
mafketis  
12 Oct 2011 /  #9
Which Caribbean?

Ango-Caribbean? Gallo-Caribbean? Hispano-Caribbean?

If this is Jamaican there was a Jamaican take out place where I used to live.

They had something called they called loafs (loaves?) which were pierogi-shaped yeasty rolls with cheese, meat or meat and cheese filling. I could eat the meat and cheese loafs three times a day and not get tired of them.

I also like Jamaican baked goods, bulla bread and fruitcake.
JonnyM  
12 Oct 2011 /  #10
Someone I know was thinking about this - I'm not sure if he still is.

Such a restaurant would need huge capital outlay for shiny new high-profile premises, as well as a big marketing budget and money to see it through the first year. There have been a lot of restaurants in Warsaw that have come and gone because their concept was unfamiliar and they opened on a shoestring.
Panalex  
19 Oct 2011 /  #11
If you are not Polish, I would suggest working at a restaurant first to see how reality works. As for Caribbean, I heard of Salsa Libre at Solec 38 which may be a club or restaurant.
andouille  
12 Jun 2012 /  #12
I'm curious as to wether you followed through with you Caribbean idea here in Warsaw... as I am interested in doing something similar in the next few years, but Cajun/Creole.

What have your experiences have been?
MoOli  
13 Jun 2012 /  #13
hmm what are caribean food specialties

OX tail curry mun!

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