Food

A Tasty Chill Out

Chicken with
Parmesan cheese
(PHOTOS: ACEION
CUNNINGHAM)

Chill Out Hut is true to its name; with the beautiful Caribbean Sea as its backdrop, easy-going and relaxed vibe, it is just a mere turn-off from a very busy thoroughfare... not that you would even notice. Added to the mix are appetising dishes from Head Chef Ingrid Rowe-Morgan, making it quite the ... Read More

Beef tenderloin with
baked potatoes. On The Hunt... For A Good Steak
There's nothing quite like a good steak, a perfectly grilled cooked choice cut with just the right a ... Read More

Chef Robby Skeete, proprietor
of the Caribbean Pirates
Restaurant in St Lucia. Aye Aye, Chef Robby
Lunch was quite the catch last Friday afternoon, dining harbour-side at the Caribbean Pirates Restau ... Read More

TRIANGLE PUB Keeps Appetites In Shape Triangle pub Keeps Appetites In Shape
It's Independence Day (February 22) in St Lucia, and just under five hours until our scheduled depar ... Read More

Two Sisters and a Rum Bar!

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Rum as far as
the eye can see.

"There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion." -- Lord Byron British poet Lord Byron, born circa 1788, during the height of West Indian sugar and rum production, certainly knew what he was talking about, which is not particularly surprising considering the role of the British in the region's history as sugar- and rum-producing societies. Rum was first developed in the Caribbean at the height of slavery in the 17th century when it was discovered that by fermentin ... Read More

The world's largest secret picnic party -- Dîner en Blanc

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

My white wine of choice is the Sella & Mosca
Vermentino di Sadegna because it is refreshing. It has
a pleasantly aromatic nose with hints of spring
flowers and tropical fruit, accompanied by a dry, fresh
palate with lively fruit. The fruity flavour is
accentuated by the typical aroma of the grape variety.

On Saturday evening, hundreds of people all dressed in white will descend on a secret location and set up tables, lay out their china and flatware, pour wine and Champagne for an occasion simply known by its French name -- Dîner en Blanc. It all began more than 25 years ago in France, when a gentleman by the name of François Pasquier had just returned to Paris after a few years abroad and held a dinner party to reconnect with friends. So many wished to attend that he asked them to ... Read More

The Bread Necessity

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

The fresh-from-the-oven bread can be
enjoyed plain or with butter or cheese.

Allison Moss-Solomon, public relations brand manager at J Wray and Nephew, is craving bread. On the return leg of the round-the-island bus tour of St Lucia, she hints, cajoles, beseeches, and even takes to calling her export director colleague Mark Nelson 'uncle', to secure a stop to satiate the yen for freshly made baked goods. The tangerine glow of sunset signals the final leg of our island discovery outing. As the two-coaster bus convoy navigates the pothole-free road network and heads bac ... Read More

‘Senty’s’ seafood offerings

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

What’s a trip to country
without stopping for some
refreshment at a roadside bar?

The parish of St Elizabeth (fondly known as 'Saint E', 'Senty' and 'St Bess') is named after Lady Elizabeth Modyford and was once the largest parish in Jamaica, which later was divided into Manchester and Westmoreland. St Elizabeth has played an important role in Jamaican history, from the early presence of Spanish settlers, to its later role as a major slave trade port and its subsequent relevance in the Sam Sharpe rebellion. Across history St Elizabeth has amassed an impressive collection of ... Read More

On His Mark

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

Grilled
dorado (dolphin
meat) along with
yam, plantain,
seasoned rice,
corn on the cob,
and St Christophine
(cho-cho in
Jamaica).

Touted by colleagues as one who can throw down in the kitchen, J Wray & Nephew export trade director Mark Nelson was expectedly gung-ho when Thursday Life suggested we venture into Gros Islet for a taste of traditional food. It could not have been better scripted as last Sunday was St Lucia's Independence Day. Hailing a cab along the Rodney Bay boulevard lined with tourist shops, fine dining restaurants, and bar haunts, we heeded recommendations from locals to check out Golden Taste Restau ... Read More

Let Them Eat (Cassava) Cake

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

The touring party of J Wray & Nephew execs, their Caribbean distribution agents and Caribbean
media stopped at Plas Kassav last Saturday and sampled the banana, plain salt fish, chocolatecovered,
apple and raisin, and mango cassava cakes and cassava pones.

There's a pervasive familiarity with the cassava by-product, bammy, in Jamaica. But did you know there were fruit variations running the gamut from mango, banana, apple and raisin, to chocolate-covered cassava cakes that are quite popular in St Lucia? Plas Kassav, located in the hills of Canaries, is home to a manufacturing plant and tourist stop, check-listed as part of our Campari-sponsored island tour last Saturday. With islanders from Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, St ... Read More

Campari Crazy

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

Thursday Life checked out Corner Bar & Lounge, a popular watering hole in the St Lucian
seaside community of Gros Islet, last Thursday night. (PHOTOS: KARL McLARTY)

It's a red-hot love affair between St Lucia and Campari. Despite a population of under 200,000 residents, statistical data has revealed that the Caribbean island has the most consumption of the Italian-created aperitif anywhere in the world. But why? Theories among the citizenry are many. We're told guys swear by it as an aphrodisiac; women faithfully consume it to combat menstrual pains; and others posit that the drink is loaded with countless herbs. During our visit to the Campari drinking ... Read More

VIDEO: A Brunch To Remember

Thursday, February 19, 2015    

Vice Chargé de Mission Matthew Hogarth (left) toasted the initial wine pouring with (clockwise
from left) his Janus Strategic Marketing Managing Director wife Lisa; Chief Financial Officer for
Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust Limited Paul Hanworth; Uncorked! director Cynthia Hanworth;
Century21 Heave Ho Properties duo Deborah and George Cumming; and Eva Lewis, head of Citi
Jamaica Corporate Bank. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

There’s nothing quite like the first event of a year and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 2015 launch — A Trilogy of Art: the art of food, wine and art — which took place Sunday last, on the mezzanine level of the National Gallery of Jamaica is one that will be long remembered by members and guests alike. Cocktails and a guided tour of the Jamaica Biennial 2014 exhibition by Dr Veerle Poupeye, the executive director of the National Gallery, and assistant curator O’N ... Read More

A Passion For Strawberries

Thursday, February 12, 2015    

Christopher Murray has laid the necessary groundwork and necessary acreage — some 3,000 sq
ft of greenhouse space — to ensure he's able to supply strawberries in abundance by 2016.
(PHOTOS: NAPHTALI JUNIOR)

  Strawberries are as synonymous with Valentine's Day as roses and chocolates, and 28-year-old navigational officer and farmer Christopher Murray has laid the necessary groundwork and necessary acreage - some 3,000 sq ft of greenhouse space - to ensure he's able to supply strawberries in abundance by 2016. (PHOTO # 2796 & 2809 & 2816 ) Thursday Life spent Saturday afternoon at the award-winning family,-run Adam's Valley Farm - National Champion Farm 2012 and 2013 and Most Innovati ... Read More

V-Day Options in MoBay and Kingston

Thursday, February 12, 2015    

(L-R) Sugar cookies with strawberry filling, frosted chocolate buttermilk cupcake & Raspberry brownie parfait

From Kingston to MoBay and all stops in-between, Valentine's Day is reserved as a day to celebrate love, and food is one of the best ways to express that love. Sweet treats readily come to mind -- the belief that the 'feel-good' emotion while enjoying that sweet treat will be tied to the giver is what it's all about. Thursday Life sought out some purveyors for your consideration. Our first 'sweet stop', Decadent Catering Services with Chef Kenya Royes, tantalised our taste buds with delicious t ... Read More



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