And The Winner Is… Ocean’s 11

If location is everything, what should one say about a watering hole that only has the ocean and a marina as its neighbours? “People definitely travel just to come here,” Norman Bowen, director of Ocean's 11, told Thursday Food . Its almost secluded location has allowed Ocean's 11 to create a bucolic environment in which patrons feel safe as they unwind and have fun.

And The Winner Best Food Product is…Banyan Foods: Jamosa

“I am totally overwhelmed, especially because the product is so new,” said Simone Banhan-Grant, managing director of Banyan Catering (the creator of Banyan Foods: Jamosa — winner of Best Food Product 2018 at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards ) when Thursday Food caught up with her over the phone. The Jamosa (a portmanteau of the words Jamaica and Samosa) launched in February of this...

Observer Food Awards’ big winners

Chocolate Dreams owner Michelle Smith accepts the Chairman's Award from the newspaper's chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart at the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards last night at Devon House in Kingston. 

Fish Pot — Sovereign Centre’s New Catch

Thursday Food satisfied its seafood cravings recently at the new Fish Pot Fry Fish Shop outlet, Rainforest Seafoods' wholly owned fast food subsidiary, and with perfect timing too; they've just expanded the menu offerings.

Thursday Night In The City Stop #3 — Cellar 8

Our final stop for cocktails... From Devon House we headed up to Upper Manor Park Plaza to the multi-level Cellar 8.The new outdoor deck is where we brought our city crawl to an end with nibbles of fried potato wedges and crispy calamari, Peach Bellinis and Golden Spring cocktails, Dirty Martinis (in honour of Meghan Markle), Mojitos and glasses of Centorri Moscato di Pavia and Lapostolle Grand Selection Merlot 2014.

Thursday Night In The City Stop #2 — Devon house

A shared dessert was had by our judges at Broken Plate as the decision was taken to stop at Devon House I-Scream and Devon House Bakery for sweet treats and to enjoy a fun moment at Coco Raw.

On Becoming a Wine Expert, Part 2 – The Essential Reds

The only way to truly learn about wine is to taste wines from as many regions of the world as possible. Last week we suggested six white wines to taste for anyone who wants to broaden their wine knowledge.

Thursday Night In The City Stop #2 — Broken Plate

Our Thursday Night Kingston food crawl continued with reservations at Kingston's newest eatery [it opened on May 14] Broken Plate restaurant, where Chef Damion Stewart's dream of opening a restaurant has been realised.If Stewart's name does not readily ring a bell, his face certainly will. He's got culinary credentials, too!

A Royal Wedding menu

It was a weekend of festivities for Royal Wedding watchers who checked into the exclusive Royal Club floor of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last weekend for a celebration of the nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.

Café Blue: From Seed To Cup

Café Blue copped its first Food Award in 2007/8 in the Best Kept Secret category for the Irish Town location. Seven awards later Jason Sharp, the managing director of Café Blue/Coffee Traders Ltd, is as appreciative and just as thrilled as he was on that memorable first night. In a recent conversation with the 2018 Jamaica Observer Food Awards judges, Sharp took them back 20 years when there weren't many options, to today where he has seen a significant rise in the number of people...

Wine Chat with Therese Turner-Jones

Most will know Therese Turner-Jones as the Inter-American Development Bank's General Manager of the Country Department Caribbean Group which includes Jamaica. What many might not know, me included, until this interview, is her knowledge of wines and her 'wine personality', for that matter.Chris Reckord (CR): Are you a long-time wine drinker?Therese Turner-Jones (TTJ): Fairly!CR: How did you get into wine?

Stirring The Pot @ The Sugar Mill Restaurant

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away... Antoine De Saint-Exupery 

Stirring The Pot @ The Pork Pit

The Pork Pit has been around since 1978 and, like the imposing cotton tree that dates back centuries, is an integral part of the MoBay landscape. Under new management since 2002 it remains the preferred destination for lovers of chicken — factor in almost every Jamaican — and the other white meat — factor in as many even amidst the loud protestations and the fact that the pork is always finished first!

Stirring The Pot @ VR’s Mantra

Co-principal of VR's Mantra Vijay Sadarangani is a happy man. He has reconnected with his passion:Food! Like many after graduating from university, he sought a job that paid well rather than allowing his heart to lead. That changed three years ago, however, when he opened Sky Bar and Grill. “I was able to add Indian cuisine to my menu options as I found a chef who had the same passion as me to provide a taste of Indian as had in India,” he shares with ...

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