A Trinidadian Parang Holiday “Lime” – Pearl’s, Williamsburg

Please join CAA Brooklyn for this very fun BK holiday experience!

We’re glad you want to “lime” with us for our holiday event at Pearl’s!

Our “Parang Lime Linguistic Starter Kit” will help to maximize your knowledge and enjoyment of this wonderful, traditional Trinidadian holiday event—which started in Venezuela:

  • Ponche Crema: A Venezuelan and Trinidadian cream-based liqueur that typically includes milk, eggs, sugar, rum, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sometimes lemon rind. It’s very similar to (spiked) egg nog!
  • Pastelles: Savory cornmeal-exterior fingerfoods (typically filled with beef or pork—we have a non-meat option for our event!), and tied and cooked in banana leaves. Eaters traditionally untie and open up the banana leaves to consume their pastelles.
  • Sorrel: A delicious, refreshing, slightly tart dark-red sweetened drink made from boiled hibiscus flowers and spices (including, sometimes, ginger). Regular or spiked sorrel available for our event!
  • Chow Chow: A condiment made from chopped vegetables, spices, vinegar and other ingredients that will complement your pastelle.


  • Neighborhood noise restrictions won't allow us to have a full, live Parang band (at least not at night), but there will be an authentic, recorded Parang soundtrack piped in during the event.
  • Attendees can also order additional food (a la carte) and drinks (cash bar) from the Pearl’s menu: http://pearlsbakeandshark.com/

Date:  Thursday, December 14th — 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:  Clyde’s lounge at Pearl’s restaurant, 178 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, between Bedford and Driggs Avenues. L train to Bedford or Lorimer Street; or G train to Metropolitan Avenue.

Cost: $25

(Includes admission; a choice of ponche crema or (spiked) sorrel; one pastelle (meat or non-meat); and a side of chow chow).




December 14, 2017 at 7:00pm - 9pm


178 N 8th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
United States