Dhat Island was created as a corporate catering service called Islands in 1986. With most of their flavors and dishes being unique, their guests began to refer to their items as “that chicken, “that rice” or “that soup.” and so it was only befitting that they change their corporate name to “Dhat Island.” Eventually they opened the first Dhat Island restaurant in Redlands, CA. and the response was overwhelming. It is their hope to open several other locations throughout California.
Angela Alce is owner, Creative Director and Chef of the unique restaurant, located at509 N. Eureka St. in downtown Redlands. She was born in Ohio but moved to California where she attended college. After college she worked at Club Med in Eluethra, Bahamas as a costumier. Although her degree is in apparel design, she always had a love for the arts in general. While in the Caribbean, she became engaged in different types of arts including Caribbean cuisine. When she returned to the states, she married her husband whose family is from Haiti. She quickly learned the secrets of Creole, Caribbean cuisine techniques from his mother.
During the past 30 years, she has combined her southern cooking traditions along with Caribbean cuisine and created a delightful fusion. In her kitchen her title is Creative Director, as she combines visual arts and her cuisine heritage in every dish presented. She invites every guest to take a “Daycation” when they visit Dhat Island.
Dhat Island offers and extensive menu serving Caribbean Creole Cuisine, that includes extraordinary offerings like Seasoned Beignets, Salmon Caesar Salad, Pumpkin Soup, Seafood Gumbo, Creole Chop or Curry Goat to just to name a few. A trip to Dhat Island is a gift to senses. When you can’t get to the Caribbean let Dhat Island bring the Caribbean to you.
Parking for the restaurant is located at the north-west corner of Pearl and Eureka Streets. For and Island get-away, lunch is served 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, dinner is served, 5:00 – 9:– PM, on Sundays, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM, closed Mondays. Catering is available and special events are always in the queue.
For more information about Dhat Island, the menu, catering, Sunday Feast or more, log onto www.dhatisland.com or call 792-1717 or like Angela says “You deserve a Daycation today head to Dhat Island.”