Jamaican Restaurateurs Have #Remained - Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse

Yah Mon platter — jerk chicken, jerk lamb and jerk pork with jerk ketchup, banana Scotch bonnet pepper and papaya sauces (Sebastian Coa)

You might be led to think otherwise with Great Britain’s recent decision to exit the EU, but the kitchen remains the one place where all cultures meet, and Caribbean cuisine, led by Jamaicans, has found favour with many palates. Thursday Life, on a recent trip to the UK visited three popular ... Read More

Red curry vegetables (Antonio Graham) Mystic Thai’s exciting dining options
Sitting in the comfortable 1,800 square-foot elegant space that houses Montego Bay’s latest cu ... Read More

JPC team member Walter Barindelli removes a tray of Jamaican patties (Sebastian Coa) Jamaican Restaurateurs Have #Remained - Jamaica Patty Co
It’s been an incredible two years for Jamaica Patty Co principals Theresa and Andrew Roberts w ... Read More

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) listens as chief executive officer of Rainforest Seafoods, Brian Jardim (second left), points out the various food items produced by his company. Occasion was a tour of the company’s manufacturing facility on Slipe Road in Kingston yesterday. At right (foreground) is President of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association Michelle Chong. (Photo: JIS) PHOTO: A Rainforest of seafoods
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) listens as chief executive officer of Rainforest Seafoods, Bria ... Read More

Summer Sips at The Cliff

Thursday, July 28, 2016    

Temptation (Antonio Graham)

Summer is here, and what better way to beat the heat than with one of six sweet, thirstquenching cocktails from the ocean-view and poolside bars at The Cliff Hotel, Negril? With assistance from bartenders Rayon Hammond, Trevor Myers and Layton Taylor, Thursday Life shows you how… Temptation Ingredients 1 shot of Appleton Rum 1 shot of Absolut Vodka 1 shot of freshly squeezed orange juice 1 shot of Peach Schnapps 1 shot of cranberry juice 1 orange slice a splash of pineapple juice ... Read More

Pairing Thai Food with wines

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 28, 2016    


Thai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. On Monday, in our second city, Mystic Thai opened at the Fairview Shopping Centre. Mystic Thai is the sister restaurant to Mystic India which is also owned by Arun and Kareena Mahbubani. What’s also new to the city and at Mystic Thai is a well-stocked and beautifully laid out Scotch Bar with over 40 different Scotch Whiskies. Wine and Thai The wine list at Mystic will, when completed, boast over 50 different wines. Wine love ... Read More

Grace Foods heads to the Olympics, again….

Friday, July 22, 2016    

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (ADRIAN DENNIS)

GraceKennedy Foods, a division of the GraceKennedy Group, is once again the official food and nutrition sponsor of the 2016 Jamaica Olympic team. T hursday Life readers would recall the similar role played by the group in 2012 at the Olympics in London. At the range once again will be Chef Karl Thomas to provide local dishes once the team touches down in Brazil on July 24. “Going to the Olympics brings back great memories. This will be my second time as the official chef for the Olymp ... Read More

Cheers to Another 50 Tasty Years!

Thursday, July 21, 2016    

Jerk Chicken Patties on Plate

Continuing their year-long celebration of 50 tasty years in business, Tastee opened to the public its new Liguanea location that will serve as its Kingston flagship as well as the company’s latest addition to the Tastee family of businesses, the Brew’d Awakenings Cafe. At an impressive reception to acknowledge what was hailed as a visionary team effort, the company’s CEO Ryan Foster and the Chang family inaugurated the new location with Tastee supporters, partners and well-wish ... Read More

In Honour of PM Rowley & Mrs Rowley

Thursday, July 21, 2016    

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley addresses dinner guests. (Karl McLarty)

Trinbagonian patriot Brian George, president and chief executive officer of Supreme Ventures Limited, and his wife Keneea Linton-George hosted the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley — who is on The Rock for a four-day official visit with his attorney-at-law wife Sharon — at an intimate dinner inside M at the Spanish Court Hotel last Monday evening. The four-course affair was catered by the award-winning Ashebre – The Virtual Restaurant Executive Culinary Art ... Read More

Petite Sirah - The Rodney Dangerfield of wine?

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 21, 2016    

Petite Petit (M. J. Wickham)

This past week while hanging out with friends, I was introduced to a wine that I had not tried before called Nugan Estate Manuka Grove Vineyard, Durif. While the vintage that I tasted might have seen better days, I was nonetheless intrigued by the wine and off I went to do some research. Durif aka Petite Sirah Durif is a black-skinned grape variety, with Petite Sirah being its North and South American name. In the rest of the world it is generally known as Durif, named after its discoverer/cr ... Read More

VIDEO: Cliffside Cooldown

Thursday, July 14, 2016    

(From left) <InfoBold>Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards</InfoBold> judge Annaliesa Lindsay; Miami-based hotel developer Avra Jain; Real Estate Agent Chanda Carroll; Joseph Del Vecchio, real estate investor; and Zest|Cuisine of the Sun at The Cliff chef/patron Cindy Hutson kick-started the gastronomic weekend event with a toast. Antonio Graham

The long held wish of Thursday Life for the Caribbean to become a culinary destination is gaining traction. Indeed bikinis and sarongs alongside Caribbean chic ensembles were packed and labelled The Cliff, Negril Jamaica last weekend as from Thursday to Sunday afternoon the flavours of the Caribbean tantalised the taste buds of the gourmands who attended the property’s weekend of food, wine and conviviality. Enjoy our tasty spread complete with a poolside barbecue, breakfast at Wimbledon, ... Read More

Tour de France via The Cliff

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 14, 2016    

Couples Negril Chef Kimali
Hall, and Guest Service
Agent Deston Smith toast
the Louis Latour Saint-Véran
“Les Deux Moulins”,
France 2013. (Antonio Graham)

As I pen this article, France is about to face Portugal in the EURO 2016 final in France, and the ninth stage of the 103rd Tour de France has just come to an end. Patrons attending the first wine dinner at Zest|Cuisine of the Sun at The Cliff, Negril, had their own tour of France through a variety of aromas from their wine glasses last Saturday night. Wine partner CPJ looked to their Mouton Cadet, Maison Louis Latour and Château Minuty portfolios to pair with the Cindy & Delius Shirley ... Read More


Thursday, July 14, 2016    

Darrye Samuels (second left) and Rohan Henry with the samba girls.

Summer Samba & Smoothies Over at Courts Jamaica they are in a full Rio-riffic mood, as with less than a month to go to the Olympics they have launched islandwide samba sessions in-store complete with smoothie bars helmed by expert smoothie mixologist Rohan Henry to quench your thirst post-workout. La Dolce Vita heads North! Foodie News hears that Kingston’s reigning queen of la dolce vita Alessandra Bartoli Misir is spreading her wings with a nuovo outpost for her well-loved Caf ... Read More

Succulent Indonesian Satay

Sunday, July 10, 2016    

Indonesian Chicken Satay

If you haven’t made it to Indonesia yet, or sadly this summer your Bali experience ends with feet up on a Balinese coffee table, SO still has a recipe to get you in the easy Indonesian mood. Spicy meats are a mainstay of the Indonesian diet that leans towards curries, stews and grilled sauce covered satays. Bunda Estherlita Suryoputro shares her recipe for Indonesian Satay; a thick, tangy peanut sauce with chicken cubes and served over white rice. “This is an original Indonesian s ... Read More



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