Boukan means “campfire” in English. The meaning of the campfire holds historical meaning. In the slavery days of Haiti, the “Boukan” was used as stoves to cook their food. These Boukans were also home to campfire gatherings/parties where the slaves would bond over good food, conversation, and dancing.
The symbolism of the “Boukan” became memories of happiness, joy and togetherness. The goal of the Boukan restaurant is to express the rich culture of Haiti and Creole food in a sophisticated and modern way. Not only will you experience rich flavours as you immerse yourself in creole cuisine but you will also experience the positive and energetic vibes of a Boukan.