Everyone once in a while, a restaurant meal surprises in a delightful way.
That moment came early during a recent dinner at Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro. We were looking over menus, trying to make heads or oxtails from the island offerings, when our server had a kind suggestion: "Would you like to try our sampler platter to start?"
She explained that it offered a taste of some of the more popular entrees – jerk chicken, oxtail stew, curry goat and brown stew chicken – so that we might figure out our main course selections.
I didn't see it listed on the menu, but sure, that sounded lovely.
Our table nibbled at the wonderful...