chef-haroldOn Fridays and Sundays Chef Harold of World Cuisine Express is now serving meals at Piano Gastrolounge, 126 East Anapamu Street. Friday features Harold’s Caribbean Kitchen, an on-going tour through the Islands and their individual cuisines. Sundays will be featuring Healthy Gut by Harold, appealing to anyone interested in a ‘clean’ gourmet meal – from Cross-Fit Paleo fans, to individuals with diabetes. This menu is coordinated with the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, where Welch conducts free cooking classes monthly.

This week’s Caribbean Kitchen is “Cubana Nights” and will have a special two-day run on Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th. Starters: Fried Sweet Plantain with Rum & Ginger Yogurt Dip, Lobster & Crab Tamales wrapped in Banana Leaf, Island Empanadas, Veggie or Spicy Chicken. Main Dishes: Roasted Sofrito Game Hen, Roasted Leg of Pork with Spicy Mojo, Grilled Billfish (swordfish).

Harold Welch is Chef-Owner of World Cuisine Express, Inc., a healthy-food delivery service in Santa Barbara, and a full service catering company. Originally from Barbados, West Indies, Welch has come “through the ranks” in the restaurant industry. In Santa Barbara, he has worked at the San Ysidro Ranch, Citronelle, and La Cumbre Country Club. Welch always wanted to offer healthy food to fellow diabetics, and in 2005, he created World Cuisine Express for that purpose.

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  1. JJ says:

    ” ‘clean’ gourmet meal” … okay.

    Anyway, I’m more interested in this pop-up Caribbean Kitchen concept. Would love to have a sense of the prices. I see from searching that this was offered for awhile down at the space on De La Guerra Plaza.

    It would be great if the weekly or occasional pop-up menu like this could bring some diversity to SB cuisine, since we probably can’t support a full-time Caribbean restaurant, for example. I’m also really curious to try the Ethiopian lunches (no connection to this) done on weekends at Petit Valentien and will do so soon.

  2. robert says:

    Is this the same guy?
    Harold’s Caribbean Kitchen
    731 De la Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara
    Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30-1:30 for Lunch, 5:00-8:00 for Dinner, Closed Sunday

  3. j.w. says:

    I would like to know if you can order a la carte or is it a set menu.

  4. . says:

    not impressed