Food

VIDEO: An Ochi Landmark

Head chef Nick Krishna Das readies to put the jumbo shrimps marinated with cashew nuts and sour cream in the tandoor. (Antonio Graham)

News of the opening of restaurants travels fast with many of our fickle ‘foodies’ descending upon them for the launch – alas, never to be seen again! These are the same individuals who love to bemoan the lack of food establishments on our beloved island. Here’s the reality: f ... Read More

award-winning caterer Allison Porter-Smalling (Garfield Robinson) From Ally’s Kitchen
Ally’s Fish Fry is back by popular demand every Friday until the second week of September and ... Read More

The Olive International Investments team (from left): Felix Aguirre, Vincente Aguirre, Verbert ‘Jerry’ Sutherland, Troy Cockings and Paulino Garcia.  
Wines from the land of Don Quixote -
Hailing from Ewarton, St Catherine, Verbert ‘Jerry’ Sutherland, whose mother ‘Oliv ... Read More

B&D high-quality seafood will be available on Saturday at 3B Port Royal Street B&D To Host Pop-Up Kitchen Tomorrow
Want fresh and high-quality seafood? Want a wide variety of different seafood products? Well, search ... Read More

Veuve Rich Clicquot

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Veuve Clicquot Rich allows you to create your own playful drinking experience. Add ice and slices of sweet pepper (Frederic Maurel)

Champagne drinkers will fall head over over heels in love with this latest edition by Veuve Clicquot. The packaging is what we found most intriguing — a silver sleeve with an embossed comet pattern It is the first Champagne created for mixology in Blanc and Rosé so we’re super excited to create our own playful drinking experience. Hard to imagine really that Veuve Clicquot’s aim is to recruit new consumers. I mean, ‘Don’t we all drink Champagne?’ That ... Read More

Opa’s Big Fat Greek Tasting

Thursday, August 18, 2016    

Spicy feta dip, flavoured with Scotch bonnet pepper and feta cheese and served with home-made pita bread. (Garfield Robinson)

Ever the innovator, restaurateur Alexx Antaeus and his business partner Orlease King now offer patrons a myriad of small plates between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday, at their award-winning establishment Opa! They’ve called the concept My Big Fat Greek Tasting. What’s on the menu? “Lots!” shared Antaeus Monday afternoon as he readied to receive patrons. “A variation between the familiar and the not-so-familiar — balls of salt fish to gri ... Read More

Sandals & Jamaica House Tantalise Taste Buds @ Rio2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016    

Sandals Group Executive Chef Glenroy Walker is flying the Jamaican flag high in Rio as he shares the Jamaican culinary delights and promotes brand Jamaica.  When not sharing the Jamaican cuisine with over 1,000 people each day, Chef Walker - seen here with Juliana Kegler, the Brazilian chef at the Prado Restaurant - delights in spreading the word about Jamaica’s spectacular cuisine.

Cooking up a storm at Jamaica House Rio 2016, located at the Prado Restaurant in the Southern Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as part of a Jamaica Tourist Board initiative and sponsored by Sandals Resorts, is Sandals Group Executive Chef Glenroy Walker. Walker, who has 25 years of culinary experience under his crisp white jacket, has been plating up to 1,000 plates per day and is charged with leading the restaurant’s team in serving authentic Jamaican cuisine each night. The Jamaican chef ... Read More

Candy Craze Scoops A First!

Thursday, August 18, 2016    

Tubs of Candy Craze ‘insane ice cream mix’ (Garfield Robinson)

Jamaica’s first national ice cream eating competition got off to a delicious and ever-so- creamy start Saturday last as six finalists with tubs of Candy Craze ice cream and spoons in hand set out to claim the winning trophy, one-year bragging rights, $10,000 in store cash and an Amazon Kindle. Lining up in the finals were Alexander Williams, Spacey Shepherd, Osain Martinez, Romaine Johnson, Daryl Smith and the sole female, Dabhilyn Stewart-Ormsby. Confidence levels were high and the fin ... Read More

MACKEREL & CHILL

Thursday, August 18, 2016    

Grace Foods larder essentials. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans)

Thursday Life pulled up a chair as the team at Grace Foods & Services introduced Grace Mackerel in Sweet Chili Sauce — a little sweet with a little heat — and the rich flavours of Grace Mackerel in Garlic Sauce. It proved to be a nourishing start to the week as Grace staffers shrugged off the massive Bolt hangover and engaged in an ‘Exotic Cook-off Challenge’. The versatility and rich flavours of the new Grace mackerel surely came out on top. And the innovation of Ex ... Read More

Entertaining at home: Must-Have Wines & Spirits for the Home bar

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August 18, 2016    

Home bars come in all shapes and sizes. This is a typical layout with back shelf storage for bottles and stemware.

I had a meeting recently at a friend’s home and before we sat down, he shared some details about a recently completed home project - his patio bar. It seems that over the past month a number of friends have been working on similar projects. I suspect that the Rio Summer Olympics might have influenced some of these lagging plans into completion. Apart from having friends and family over for a drink, seasoned businessmen and some budding entrepreneurs know the importance of entertaining cl ... Read More

A Taste of Jamaica in CAYMAN

Thursday, August 11, 2016    

Pan jerked chicken prepared just like in Jamaica (David Goddard)

Early rains did not damper Independence celebrations in the Cayman Islands last week Friday. What it did was cool things down considerably, allowing patrons dressed for the most part in black, green and gold — the Jamaican national colours — to proudly walk the length and breadth of Cardinal Avenue, Georgetown, browsing the many food stalls, fuelling up on their favourite dishes, raising a toast to Jamaica’s 54 years, all the while swaying to the beats of reggae, ska and mento. ... Read More

Mixing it up with Ocean Spray Cocktails

Thursday, August 11, 2016    

Champagne and Cranberry Juice Sparkling Punch

The Ocean Spray ‘Mixing Amazing’ experience has introduced a new twist on summer cocktails. Guests who attended the exclusive event Thursday last, at the Pool Deck, Courtyard by Marriott, enjoyed a new taste experience, featuring Ocean Spray-inspired cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The bold among them were drafted by noted mixologist, St Aublyn ‘Captain’ Kidd, who gave them a chance to mix it up themselves under his expert guidance. Ocean Spray also introduced The M ... Read More

Food For Thought!

Thursday, August 11, 2016    

Ackee and salt fish pizza bites, created by the students at Ebony Park HEART Academy. (Lionel Rookwood)

Thursday Life went in search of new and creative food ideas, new food products, and inspiring foodie-focused stories to share at the recently concluded Denbigh Show in May Pen, Clarendon. We’re thrilled to highlight a few like ‘cigar man’ Vishan Daley, a Westmoreland resident and co-creator of the Valgore Cigars brand – a burgeoning white-rum-infused tobacco-based cigar business. Students from the Clarendon-based culinary training institute, Ebony Park HEART Academy, ... Read More

Taste of Jamaica in CAYMAN

Thursday, August 11, 2016    

Foster’s Food Fair shoppers are served Independence day cake.

Jamaica’s Independence celebrations continued Saturday morning at Foster’s Food Fair, where once again Jamaicans resident in the Cayman Islands came out in their numbers to celebrate 54 years of Independence, enjoying Best Dressed Chicken, and birthday cake to boot, as they stocked up for their own celebrations. Read More



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