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Saturday, March 31, 2018
Trini traditions have
moment in the sun in DC
“This is tamarind amchar,” says
Adessa Barker, pointing to a small
bowl filled with a deep purple
sauce. “It’s sweet, tart, salty, and
spicy all together.”
It’s one of a rainbow of condi-
ments, including a verdant apple
chutney and a fiery pepper sauce
with a bright orange hue, she has
laid out on a counter inside the
Glendon Hartley is the co-owner of the Service Bar DC.
PICTURES WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
Edgewood culinary incubator Mess Hall.
Barker then uncovers a series of bowls and
platters, identifying dishes as she goes. There’s
curried chicken, braised oxtail, stewed lentils,
and mushroom masala in a rich coconut milk
A thin roti bread known as buss up shut accom-
panies most meals. It’s fried and lightly beaten so
it folds in on itself like a crumpled napkin. Barker
recommends using it like an edible utensil.
This is the food of her homeland, Trinidad and
Tobago, a pair of islands located in the West In-
The culinary culture on the islands is like
nowhere else in the Caribbean. It’s a vibrant
mash-up of West African and East Indian tradi-
tions—the former brought there by slaves starting
in the late 1700s, and the latter by indentured
servants starting in the mid-1800s. Curries exist
alongside Creole elements.
On top of all that, chefs have access to a bounty
of fresh seafood, tropical fruits, and locally
Those aren’t the only influences. Almost every
colonial power—Spain, France, England, and
Holland—had a hand in the islands’ modern his-
tory, and there are significant Chinese and Syrian
populations as well.
To this day, locals often refer to the multicul-
tural country as a “callaloo.” It’s their version of
our “melting pot” analogy: Callaloo refers to a
popular side dish that brings together a wide va-
riety of ingredients.
Barker’s food is currently available at her “vir-
tual restaurant” Kaiso, which the 36-year-old
lawyer-turned-chef operates out of Mess Hall.
Diners can access it through delivery services,
including UberEats and Caviar, and she aims to
launch pop-up dinners in April.
She is part of a new generation of Trinidadi-
an-focused chefs who are bringing the islands to
Though there are long-time spots in DC serv-
ing classic Trinidadian food—most notably Ted-
dy’s Roti Shop in Shepherd Park and 16th Street
Heights’ Crown Bakery and Sunrise Caribbean
Winnette McIntosh Ambrose, owner of Souk on
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PROPERTY SITUATE AT HEVRON HEIGHTS
DEVELOPMENT, UPPER MENDES DRIVE, CHAMP
SALE FOR TUESDAY 24th APRIL, 2018
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that by the order of Guardian
Asset Management Limited of 1 Guardian Drive, Westmoorings
and in exercise of the Power of Sale conferred on mortgages by the
Conveyancing and Law of Property Act Ch. 56:01 and contained
in Deed of Mortgage dated 2nd October, 2007 registered as No.
DE200702931185D001 and made among DOROTHY VIERRA
and LEONORA ISABELLA DES LAURIERS of the First Part,
DAVID DES LAURIERS and LEONORA DES LAURIERS
of the Second Part and GUARDIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
LIMITED of the Third Part, there will be put up for sale by Public
Auction by the undersigned at his Auction Mart at No. 33 Seventh
Street, Barataria between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
TO VIEW CALL: 226-2706
THE SCHEDULE HEREIN REFERRED TO:
ALL AND SINGULAR that certain piece or parcel of land
situate at Champs Fleurs in the Ward of St. Anns in the Island
of Trinidad comprising One Point Four Eight Zero One Hectares
(1.4801 ha) abutted and bounded on the North by the lands of
Champs Fleurs Estate on the South partly by the lands of Vistaplan
now U.D.E .C .O.T.T. partly by Mendes Drive and partly by an
Access Road on the East partly by Champs Fleurs Estate partly by
the land of Vistaplan now U.D.E .C .O.T.T. and partly by Mendes
Drive and on the West by the lands now or formerly of Muriel
Hall which said parcel of land is more particularly delineated and
coloured pink on the Plan marked “A” annexed to Deed dated
28th June, 2005 registered as No. DE200501647671D001.
ALL AND SINGULAR those two contiguous parcels of land
being two portions of the Vierra Development situate in the
Ward of St. Anns (sometimes erroneously described as being in
the Ward of Tacarigua) in the Island of Trinidad and shown on the
Plan annexed to Deed registered as No. 11899 of 1975 as Lot Nos.
52 and 54 The First being Lot No. “52” comprising SIXTY-
FIVE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY
(65,420) SUPERFICIAL FEET and bounded on the North partly
by the other lands of Clyde Gordon Vierra and partly by Lot No.
54 on the South by Lot Nos. 50, 45, 46, 44, 42 and 40 on the East
by other lands of Clyde Gordon Vierra and on the West partly by a
Road Reserve and partly by the said Lot No. 54 and The Second
Parcel being Lot No. “54” comprising TWELVE THOUSAND
SEVEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY (12,730) SUPERFICIAL
FEET and bounded on the North by other lands of Clyde Gordon
Vierra on the South by Lot No. 52 on the East partly by other lands
of Clyde Gordon Vierra and partly by Lot No. 52 and on the West
by a Road Reserve which said parcel of land is also described in
Deed registered as No. 3715 of 1977.
Dated this 31st day of March, 2018
/s/ Peter Soon
Peter Soon & Co. Ltd
The property above-mentioned will be sold as is where is subject
to all outstanding rates, taxes and assessments due thereon as at
the time of sale.
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