Located at 1914 E. 6th St., Austin, Canje will be led by Chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph, who was born in Georgetown, Guyana. The menu will feature Guyanese-inspired cuisine, as well as dishes inspired by the culinary traditions of various Caribbean islands and "fruit driven" cocktails.
"To me, Caribbean food represents a combination of different cultures: Indian, Portuguese, African, French... It is such a ‘cookup.’ Since moving to Austin, I have been craving this food, and it is exciting for me to have the opportunity to share my version of it. My grandmother is going to be proud,” Bristol-Joseph said in a news release.
Canje will be the sixth Austin restaurant for Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group, including Emmer & Rye, Henbit, Hestia, Kailmotxo and TLV.