Who would have thought that two jovial globe-trotting German gents could create a classic Caribbean hangout? But the madras tablecloths, straw lamps, fishnets festooned with Christmas lights, painted bottles of homemade hot sauces, art naif, colorful island clientele, and lilting rhythms on the sound system justify the name (zouk is a sultry musical stew of soul and calypso). Seafood is king, from butterfish to Barbudan snapper, served either deep-fried or steamed
with a choice of such sauces as guava-pepper teriyaki or tomato-basil-coriander. Tangy Caribbean bouillabaisse with garlicky Parmesan mayonnaise and the tapas platter are specialties, as are the knockout rum punches. Finish dinner with a snifter of aged rum: the tiny, Pollock-style handpainted bar holds 250 varieties from around the globe.
Hilda Davis Dr., Gambles Terrace, St. John's, Antigua