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$70  + Tax/Tip
Tue, 4/4
7:00 PM

The Rum Room at Riddim N Spice

5-Course Ode to Caribbean Culture Tasting Event

After spending five years establishing itself as one of the city’s most popular food trucks, Caribbean eatery Riddim N Spice opened a brick-and-mortar establishment in North Nashville in 2019. It immediately jumped onto Eater’s 2020 list of “Hottest Restaurants in Nashville, then made The Tennessean’s 2022 list of “Top 25 Restaurants in Nashville,” and this year Eater named it one of the “38 Essential NSH Restaurants.” Note too that Chef Kamal Kalokoh has a very interesting background. He earned his cooking chops working with his mother, Ouida Bradshaw, whose Jamaicaway restaurant locations in Midtown and inside the Nashville Farmer’s Market have been the area’s Caribbean cuisine standard-bearers for more than a generation. He then became a tour chef with superstar Drake and followed that gig with a stint as Rihanna’s personal chef. Our event will be held in the ultra-stylish Rum Room, Riddim N Spice’s upstairs cocktail bar, where we will enjoy a curated menu that could well include signature dishes like smoked jerk chicken, lamb, oxtail, goat, barbecued jackfruit and a whole lot more, all served to the beat of reggae. Promises to be quite the evening!

About the Host:

Kamal Kalokoh


Born and raised in Boston (and living in Nashville since 1999), Chef Kamal Kalokoh attended culinary school at Johnson and Wales University. Cooking from an early age at his mother's Jamaicaway Restaurant, he honed his craft as a private chef for top musicians Drake and Rihanna. He operates Riddim N Spice (and upstairs The Rum Room) with his brother, Rasheaun Conaway.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Snapper Crudo

    lime juice, plantain chips

  2. Braised Goat Neck

    caribbean white sweet potato puree, steamed asian cabbage, oxtail demi glacé

  3. Trini Bake 'N Shark

    shark fillet, fried dough, mango chutney, pickled cucumbers, tamarind sauce, pepper sauce

  4. Slow Smoked Hen

    smoked & charred corn, corn-sazon puree

  5. Ice Cream Trio

    mango passionfruit cheesecake | honey habanero | plantain butter pecan

The Rum Room at Riddim N Spice

2116 Meharry Blvd

Nashville, TN 37208

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $85 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
What parking information has the restaurant provided for this event?
According to the restaurant, parking is available through their private lot, with nearby street parking also available.
Will this event be handicap acccessible?
According to the restaurant, this event is handicap accessible. If applicable however, please email [email protected] with your needs to ensure proper accommodations.

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