Hot-N-Ready meets Mardi Gras

The co-branded Popeyes /Little Caesars Pizza at Manor Centre, St Andrew. (Joseph Wellington)

The spirit of Hot-N-Ready Meets Mardi Gras was alive on Monday afternoon when Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Little Caesars Pizza celebrated the grand opening of a new location in Manor Centre. Though the doors may have opened for business in December 2016, Restaurant Associates Limited decided on ... Read More

Errol Sewell, pastry chef, Couples Negril, presents his white chocolate
lychee cheesecake with a pistachio mint macaroon and rum passion fruit glaze. (Stefan Spath) Chefs to watch 2017 - A Taste of Couples
Thursday Food spotlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals alike ... Read More

Richard and Jacqueline Elliott outside Whitebones Seafood Express, which opens on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 10 Altamont Crescent. (LIONEL ROOKWOOD) Coming Soon… Whitebones Seafood Express
Whitebones Seafood Restaurant, which is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Richard and Jacq ... Read More

Flourless apple pie pancakes are made with ground oats filled with delicious caramelised  apples (Jessica Hylton) Recipe Corner... with Jessica Hylton
Our award-winning food blogger and attorney-at-law Jessica Hylton shares a few tasty options for 20 ... Read More

To Drink or to Learn about the Drink, that is the question!

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, January 19, 2017    

Learning just a bit more about wine can exponentially increase your enjoyment of this amazing and ever-evolving elixir of the gods. (Steven Rothfeld)

Wine is art; wine is a drink. Some try to make wine simple, but wine is really very complicated. Wine is ever-changing, wine is fun, wine is ever-expanding with hundreds of new products released weekly around the globe. Wine is history, wine is geography, wine is culture, wine is travel, wine is tradition, but there is a renewal of sorts annually with every new vintage. It is against this backdrop that understanding just a bit more about wine can exponentially increase your enjoyment of this el ... Read More


Thursday, January 12, 2017    

Cosimo Riccardi, Chef De Cuisine, Il Giardino Restaurant at Half Moon (PHOTOS: ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

As we count down to our 19th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards slated for Thursday, May 25, 2017 we shed light on those charged with promoting our cuisine to the visitors to our shores. We started with Sandals Resorts International and continue this week in the kitchens of the Half Moon Hotel. (PHOTOGRAPHER ACEION CUNNINGHAM) Cosimo Riccardi — Chef de Cuisine, Il Giardino Restaurant at Half Moon Chef Cosimo Riccardi, currently chef de cuisine of Half Moon&r ... Read More

A sense of Occasion

Thursday, January 12, 2017    

HORS D’OEUVRES: Eggs with cauliflower & parsley (ANTONIO GRAHAM)

Two years ago, when Ronny Emborg took over the kitchen of Atera, the New American tasting restaurant in Tribeca, New York City, the Danish executive chef came, not only equipped with the expected Scandinavian and wider Nordic culinary vocabulary, but also the notion of the ‘sensory kitchen’. This translates at the table as an experience that engages the eyes, ears, nose and, indeed, the palate. This was the foundation of a highly technical medley that greeted expectant diners, who bo ... Read More

FROMAGE Brasserie Adds A Second Location @ The Marketplace

Thursday, January 12, 2017    


Thursday Food is delighted to report on expansions this week. Our restaurateurs are being bullish in this competitive market, pumping millions into their establishments to ensure customer satisfaction. Lisa and Kirk Chin, principals of Fromage, are part of the cabal of such young entrepreneurs. With Oak wine bar holding its own and Fromage a great spot for lovers of salads and excellent entrées, the enterprising duo has set their sights on the Marketplace for an additional outlet. ... Read More

QuickPlate — Delivered to your doorsteps

Thursday, January 12, 2017    

Monique Powell and some of her delivery riders (from left) Othniel Bell, Romario Thomas and Peter McIntosh (JOSEPH WELLINGTON

What happened when Monique Powell got tired of only being able to order pizza at her desk? She not only conceptualised QuickPlate but you can, just like your Uber driver, track the arrival… Thursday Food (TF): What, exactly, is QuickPlate? Monique Powell (MP): QuickPlate allows people to order online from many of their favourite restaurants and have the food delivered right to their doorsteps. TF: What prompted this initiative? MP: As someone who used to frequently work late hours a ... Read More

Discovering Wine

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, January 12, 2017    


This column began exploring the vast and ever-expanding universe of wine on Jan 10, 2008, and the topic was “Buying wine in the supermarket.” Since then, wine appreciation and enjoyment have seen a steady increase in Jamaica. Almost daily I receive requests for wine recommendations for regular consumption, as gifts, or for particular events; more recently many folks have expressed an interest in learning more about wine and “getting into wine”. Wine drinkers are divided ... Read More

Flight of Fancy - The Art of Good Taste

Thursday, January 05, 2017    

Best Dressed Chicken Calendar Cover (Franz Marzouca)

It all started with a challenge: reinterpret, reimagine and ignite. And with that the team behind The Best Dressed Chicken’s 2017 calendar set out to create a visual experience that is sure to keep you inspired about chicken all 365 days this year. “For us, we wanted to twin the practicality of a calendar with a strong visual appeal that would stimulate the culinary interest of persons viewing the calendar. We want people to think about enjoying The Best Dressed Chicken in different ... Read More

Kingston, Jamaica makes list

Thursday, January 05, 2017    

The New York Times Travel feature — 52 Places To Go in 2017 — There are thousands of getaways to explore this year. Here are some ideas to get you started… … dated January 4, 2017, the feature gives a nod to a few of Thursday Life’s fave locations, notably The Spanish Court Hotel and Chateau 7 Gourmet Jerk Centre. Indeed, there’s a fabulous photo of the original dancehall queen Patra, the establishment’s resident chef. The article penned by Baz Dreis ... Read More

Ones To Watch For 2017

Thursday, January 05, 2017    

The Ultimate Shrimp Cocktail — with marie rose, cocktail, garlic aioli and jerk mayo dips

The Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is determined to drive tourism numbers through gastronomy. Those responsible for what visitors to our shores eat and, indeed, how they perceive our cuisine must now re-evaluate the offerings of each plate. Thursday Life starts the big reveal at Sandals Resorts where the luxurious setting is rivalled only by its Five-Star Global Gourmet cuisine. Rochelle Grindley Chef de Cuisine, Sandals Inn The first female chef de cuisine Rochelle Grindley doesn&rsq ... Read More

Recipe Corner... Jessica Hylton

Thursday, January 05, 2017    

Mexican Breakfast Burritos (Jessica Hylton)

30-MINUTE QUINOA ENCHILADA SKILLET Makes 6-8 This entire quinoa skillet dish is cooked from start to finish in 30 minutes, all in ONE pot! It’s a healthy, nutritious & flavourful family-friendly dish! Prep Time: 8 mins Cook Time: 22 mins Total Time: 30 mins Ingredients:  1 large uncooked sweet potato, peeled and cubed 5 cloves of garlic, minced 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 cups vegetable broth 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp paprika 1 tsp chilli powder Salt ... Read More



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