Quo Vadis & Friends: Keshia Sakarah

19th July

July felt like an opportune time to welcome ‘a vital ray of tropical sunshine’ to the halls of QV, as Caribe’ by Keshia Sakarah was described by Jimi Famurewa in an effervescent review.

The magnificent Caribe’ restaurant is but one of Keshia’s successful ventures. In food, she has found a vehicle for exploring and expressing the beauty, richness and depth of Caribbean culture. Through her food writing, recipe creation and transportive supper club series BARURU she further celebrates the diverse food culture that exists in and stems from the Caribbean. In 2021 and 2022, Keshia was named one of the most influential women in food by CODE, and featured on Masterchef: the Professionals as a guest judge and street food expert.

The BARURU series takes diners on a food journey through the Caribbean, with each dish focussing on the unique cuisine of an individual region. You might start with a Soup Joumou – the dish that celebrates the independence of the revolutionary creole island of Haiti, travel to Puerto Rico via a plate of chicharonnes and end the meal indulging in a cassava pone from Barbados. Keshia promises to bring a similar voyage to QV, so guests on the night can expect a bite, followed by three courses served feasting-style and all with a distinct heritage and personality.

Jimi went on to call Keshia’s work ‘a facilitator of uncommon happiness’, a state we entirely approve of and look forward to basking in on the 19th.

With thanks to our wine partners, Journey’s End.

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