Three sisters bring Caribbean/Cajun flavours to Toronto’s Danforth neighbourhood

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Growing up in a Grenadian/ Trinidadian Canadian home, the three sisters behind SugarKane Restaurant, got their start cooking early.  They moved from cooking for get togethers to becoming so popular amongst family and friends that they began their own catering company, Spiked Punch.

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Through their catering company, they perfected their unique Caribbean fusion recipes and created fun favourites like their famous jerk coconut corn that you won’t find anywhere else. Their Caribbean background is fused into SugarKane’s menu, with recipes like their father’s Grenadian fish cakes becoming a fan favourite. One of the sisters married a man from the States and learned how to prepare southern favourites from his family. So in addition to the Caribbean flavours, you’ll find southern classics like candied yams, collard greens, blackened salmon and jambalaya.

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Although the passion and skill for creating delicious food came naturally to the sisters, opening a restaurant was no easy task they explained. They were often overlooked and not taken seriously when applying for bank loans or viewing restaurant spaces. By working together, they pulled together their resources within the family,their mother making the final and biggest contribution to make their dream a reality. In addition to this, their mentor and investor Leisa Washington supported the sisters along the way.

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You can now get a taste of delicious Caribbean/Cajun flavours at their newly opened restaurant, SugarKane on Toronto’s Danforth strip. Their hope is that each guest will feel like they’re on vacation when they step inside. With the walls covered in beautiful local art, with island inspired collages and live music on the weekends, you will definitely feel like you’ve taken a trip to the islands when you step inside.

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The must try dishes include, the Jerk chicken fettuccine, fish cakes and the blackened shrimp tacos. SugarKane also has a variety of creative Caribbean inspired cocktails, like their sorrel mojito & rum punch.

If you’re looking for delicious Caribbean &  southern eats in a fun and beautiful space, this is it!

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