Fried fish, mac n' cheese, coleslaw, and potato salad at Crackpot Kitchen.
Crackpot Kitchen is a unique restaurant in Grace Bay that offers a menu of Turks and Caicos and Caribbean dishes that have an international twist to them. Headed by Chef Nik Skippings, the restaurant takes an interesting approach to local dishes, typically with great results.
The restaurant is located upstairs at
Ports of Call, which is a quiet shopping plaza in central
Grace Bay. Both indoor and al fresco seating is available, and the location above the courtyard tends to often have a refreshing breeze.
Throughout the restaurant and menu are references, art, and names from around the Turks and Caicos, including island and cay mentions, famous personalities from the islands, and inside jokes.
Crackpot Kitchen as a varied and constantly changing menu. Variants of island favourites, including fish (which may be grilled, blackened, steamed, or fried) and peas n’ rice, oxtail, BBQ chicken or ribs, curry goat, and jerk chicken.
Local seafood of course factors into many dishes at Crackpot Kitchen, from the quintessential whole fish options, to conch prepared as fritters, stew, salad, and chowder. When in season, Caribbean spiny lobster is usually on the menu, often in several variants.
Another great aspect of Crackpot Kitchen are their seasonal specials, created for many holidays throughout the year. From Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day specials, there’s always something delicious served, often at a great price.
Deserts include Chef Nik’s famous chocolate mousse cake, blueberry cheesecake, Guinness punch, and a Haitian mango crème brûlée.
Chop Off Cooking Challenge
Chef Nik has also pioneered the Turks and Caicos Chop Off Cooking Challenge, which has quickly become the one of the main culinary events in the country.
Usually scheduled for December, the event sees local chefs from throughout the Turks and Caicos competing for the title of Champion. The event take place in Grace Bay at Ports of Call, spectator tickets can be purchased at several location on Providenciales, including at Crackpot Kitchen.
Crackpot Kitchen is also popular with both locals and visitors alike for hosting events, private chef services, and catering. Plated, buffet, and beach BBQ style of serving is available, and the friendly staff at Crackpot Kitchen is happy to work with customers to complete the perfect ambiance and dining experience.