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In Hot Pursuit: The Auto Issue

With the recently hosted ATL Automotive-engineered Revolution Auto Show in our rear-view mirror but serving as active inspiration, we’re traversing the highway to aspirational  driving luxury, and making pit stops to spotlight a  number of the world’s priciest autos, the plushest interiors, filmdom’s iconic wheels, and offer up a sneak peek at the business district’s hottest new address — Porsche’s  showroom space.

With the recently hosted ATL Automotive-engineered Revolution Auto Show in our rear-view mirror but serving as active inspiration, we’re traversing the highway to aspirational driving luxury and making pit stops to spotlight a number of the world’s priciest autos, the plushest interior ... Read More

The night-time facade of the New Kingston-based Porsche showroom. (Photos: MICHAEL GORDON) ‘Boulevard of Porsche Dreams’
Housed on the ground floor of the old IBM building on the corner of Knutsford Boulevard and Barbados ... Read More

FERRARI LAFERRARI APERTA - US$2.2 MILLION (Photo: Chesnot) ‘Bankrolling Your Ride’
Already possessing the distinction of being the world’s priciest hypercars and supercars, thes ... Read More

Amoi Leon-Issa (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM) Cocktails with... Amoi Leon-Issa
We’re still in residence in the tourism capital of The Rock, Montego Bay, now sharing notes wi ... Read More

From chopping coconuts in Portland to the catwalk of Paris

BY NOVIA McDONALD-WHYTE Senior associate editor – lifestyle & social content whyten@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March 03, 2017    

Tevin Steele ‘chops a jelly’ at his stall in Clear Springs, Portland last year March. Photo: Kenyon Hemans. At right: Tevin Steele on the runway in the Anthony Vacarello designed Saint Laurent Fall 2017 Collection in Paris, Tuesday night. (Photo: YSL)

If, like many, you doubt the existence of fairy tales, and perhaps have never even won a raffle, then this mind-boggling tale out of Clear Springs in the lush parish of Portland may just change your mind. Twenty-one-year-old Tevin Steele, photographed last year March by the Jamaica Observer North & East crew diligently chopping jelly coconuts for his customers at his stall, was scouted by Saint International boss Deiwght Peters in December 2016, and last Tuesday was booked exclusively for t ... Read More

Succulent Seafood Eats

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

Lobster was a crowd favourite based on the reasonable prices. (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

The return of the Rainforest Seafood Festival was clearly a welcomed addition to this year’s foodie calendar as hundreds of patrons turned out ahead of the 11:00 am start yesterday at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre. Patrons were treated to tasty offerings from several food purveyors serving up lobster, conch, fish done in several ways, shrimp and several seafood mixes. Jerk fish from Little Ochie was a standout. It was clearly a day for family fun and food and several family mem ... Read More

876 Legends

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

876 Legends Cheeseburger (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

The ongoing development of Fairview has brought with it new life to the city of Montego Bay. This chic business and shopping space has a seamless blend of financial institutions, entertainment spots, retail and boutique stores and eateries. One element of that blend is 876 Legends, a lounge positioned for lovers of sports, good food and entertainment. “We wanted to carve out an ultimate chill spot especially for young professionals, somewhere to relax and unwind after work and still be ... Read More

Chefs to watch for 2017 - The Tryall Club

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

Pan-seared blackened snapper with roasted pumpkin and garlic bean ragout, mashed garlic potatoes topped with chorizo and fresh tomato salsa (Photos: The Tryall Club)

Thursday Food highlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals alike to the best culinary offerings in Jamaica. This week’s featured chefs are from The Tryall Club, Hanover. SALVATORE CUSIMANO Executive Chef, The Tryall Club Born in Palermo, Sicily, Chef Salvo has brought over 20 years of culinary experiences to The Tryall Club team. The consummate globetrotter, Chef Salvo has honed his culinary skills in some of the world’s finest five-star ho ... Read More

Recipe Corner: Stuffed Whole Red Snapper

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

Chef Kenard Swaby readies to serve his stuffed whole red snapper. (Bryan Cummings)

Courtesy of Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel Executive Chef Kenard Swaby Ingredients: 3-4 lbs whole red snapper, scaled and gutted 1 lime, quartered Fish seasoning of choice for rubbing the fish   Stuffing:   2 cups breadcrumbs 4 cups shrimp 3 cups cho-cho 1/2 cup (1stick) butter, melted 4 tbsp chopped chives 4 tbsp chopped parsley leaves 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 small onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 small lime, zested and juiced 1 tsp salt 1 ... Read More

We Talk Dry, But Drink Sweet!

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, March 02, 2017    

White wine sweetness cheat sheat (Google)

This past week, I found myself explaining the difference between dry, off-dry and sweet wines over and over again. Most wine consumers are challenged when it comes to describing the type of wine that they like. The time I spent on the floor a few years ago serving wine highlighted the dilemma repeatedly, especially when it came to sweet vs dry wines. Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting an impromptu wine-tasting affair for a small group consisting of individuals who drank wine as the ... Read More

RODERIC CRAWFORD General Manager - Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

Roderic Crawford readies to tuck into another Regency Room favourite — the grilled salmon as the hotel’s executive chef Kenard Swaby slices the stuffed snapper (Bryan Cummings)

My current role is... mentor and cheerleader, to challenge our team to satisfy the ever-changing preferences of our customers, and to keep the team focused on achieving established targets. Prior to joining the team a the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel I worked at... …Radisson Grenada, Trident Hotel, Almond Resorts in Barbados & St Lucia, Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall and Plantation Inn. I am bringing not only my years of expertise to the table but also... my passion for excellence, my pen ... Read More

CAL... YPSO

Tuesday, February 28, 2017    

Alicia Cabrera (left) senior marketing manager, Caribbean Airlines and Sean Quong Sing (right) acting vice-president — Commercial, join costumed hostesses to welcome Delita McCallum (second left), counsellor at the Jamaican High Commission to Trinidad & Tobago and Angella Prendergast, wife of the Jamaican High Commissioner to T&T, David Prendergast, to a command performance of CAL Invaders Steel Orchestra. (Peter Lim Choy)

Trinidad Carnival is definitely upon us and, as usual hundreds of Jamaicans made their way south to the Twin Island Republic for days and nights of feting. Caribbean Airlines rolled out the red carpet to ensure the VIP treatment. The airline operated more than 250 flights, that brought approximately 30,000 passengers into Port of Spain for the 2017 Carnival season. Read More

The Beer Necessities

Tuesday, February 28, 2017    

FAME FM personality and disc jockey Kurt Riley (standing left) was presented with a complimentary Adam & Eve Spa gift massage from Red Stripe Head of Human Relations Marie Hemmings after winning the massage competition against entrants Red Stripe Brand Manager, Spirits Jason Hendricks (centre) and Nationwide disc jockey Narity. The ladies judging the men’s massage skill sets were (seated from left) CVM host Amelia “Milk” Sewell, CVM social media coordinator Tashi Grant and RE TV host, Kaylia Williams. (GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Welcoming members of the Fourth Estate to unwind, Red Stripe transformed Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel’s poolside into an art-inspired showcase — replete with art exhibits, watercolour sketch lessons, caricaturist paintings — for a ‘Beer Style’-themed party last Friday evening. In-between prize giveaway competitions and featured entertainment from reggae/rock/blues band Skygrass and flautist Nicholas Laroque, media members enjoyed a veritable buffet spread and unsurpr ... Read More

Vows: This Love Was Meant To Be

Monday, February 27, 2017    

The two-tiered lemon and vanilla cake with raspberry filling by Forever Sweet. (Moray Jemeison Real Photography)

Mechanical engineer Jason Neil wed architect Chantay Campbell at the home of the bride’s parents in Godfrey Lands, Mandeville, Manchester, on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Vows takes you on a trip to the altar. How they met… The two were friends from the day they met at Belair Preparatory School. They played, laughed, learned and grew up together. They were classmates until grade five when Chantay did Common Entrance and passed for Bishop Gibson High School for Girls, while Jason d ... Read More



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