For an Upscale Caribbean, African & Soul Food Dining Experience in Rochester, NY
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719 S. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608
We are located in the Corn Hill-PLEX-Brooks Landing corridor at 719 S. Plymouth Ave, 14608 in the 8th Ward. We have a private parking lot, and plenty of street parking.
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Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday.
Great Place. Great Food. Perfect for Small Events and Parties.
Come with Friends and See for Yourself. For Reservations, Delivery, Takeout, or Catering call (585) 328-1302 or do so here online.
People knowledgeable about different cuisines and foods know that West African, Caribbean, and Soul Food cuisines use practically the same ingredients and spices, as well as have very similar and comparable dishes.
Fusion4 Restaurant and Bar is offering up delicious classic dishes from these cuisines including oxtail, curry chicken, jerk chicken, curry goat, pepper chicken, peanut stew, fried catfish, BBQ, as well as contemporary creative eats such as Linguini Afriano, 5Stew Chili, and others.
About Our Chefs
The primary Chefs bringing you these exquisite Caribbean, African and Soul Food-fusion tastes are Ms. Shirley Carter, formerly of the Caribbean Yard and of Shirley’s Island Cuisine, and “Chef T” formerly of Monafric Cuisine and Catering.
Ms. Shirley Carter, Tallam’s current partner in Fusion 4, was previously the owner of the Caribbean Yard, as well as of the former “Shirley’s Island Cuisine”, a unique Caribbean restaurant that was located on E. Main Street in downtown Rochester. Many have touted “Shirley’s Island Cuisine” as having the best tasting Jamaican food in Rochester. The restaurant’s untimely closing in 2013 due to a shutdown during the filming of the Spiderman movie on the restaurant’s section of East Main Street, followed by family illness, left many of Ms. Shirley’s customers longing to taste her food again, and asking her to open a new location.
Tallam’s experience with food and food preparation is extensive. For many years, he owned and operated “Monafric Cuisine and Catering” with his partner, Mr. Embola Ekille. During those days, in appreciation for them often cooking for Boy Scout Troop 169, the leaders of the Troop presented them gift aprons bearing the titles “Chef T” and “Chef E”. Their catering business specialized in authentic West African dishes such as Akara, Suya, Pepper Chicken, Peanut Stew, Jollof Fried Rice, and Shrimp Monofric. Tallam, or “Chef T”, and his partner, “Chef E” catered church events, weddings, Black History Month events, and had a presence at several local festivals, including Corn Hill, Park Avenue, and Action for a Better Community’s summer festivals. In 2012, their Pepper Chicken and Jollof Fried Rice dish won the best dish award at the City Hall Black History Month Cook-off.
Well, this upscale Caribbean, African and Soul Food fusion restaurant, [Fusion4 Restaurant & Bar], is the answer to the customers of Ms. Shirley Carter, as well as those of “Chef T” and “Chef E”.People knowledgeable about different cuisines and foods know that West African, Caribbean, and Soul Food cuisines, use practically the same ingredients and spices, as well as have very similar and comparable dishes. Together, these 3 cuisines can be considered parts of a much larger and common cuisine that we refer to as “Afro-Kin cuisine”.Besides their common ingredients and shared techniques, their different techniques truly lend themselves very nicely to a wide array of amazing and delicious creative fusion dishes.
Stop by and see what we have cooking, order online, or call us today for reservations, takeout, delivery, or catering!