Fodor's Expert Review Veni Mangé
The best lunches in town are served in this traditional West Indian house filled to the brim with Caribbean art. The restaurant is the creation of Rosemary (Roses) Hezekiah and her late sister, Allyson Hennessy—a Cordon Bleu–trained chef who was a local television celebrity. The creative creole menu changes regularly, but there's always an unusual and delicious vegetarian entrée (Roses is vegetarian). Veni's version of Trinidad's national dish, callaloo, is considered one of the best on the island. The chip chip (a small local clam) cocktail is deliciously piquant and is a restaurant rarity. The restaurant's signature dish, stewed oxtail with dumplings, is not served every day but is worth ordering if it's available. The bar area is a popular hangout for local artists and sports celebrities. If you can visit only one restaurant and want to get a truly Trinidadian experience, this is the place.
67A Ariapita Ave.
Woodbrook, Trinidad Trinidad and Tobago