G’s Gets An ‘A’ For Variety

Grilled salmon

G's Sports Bar and Grill boasts a most impressive selection of culinary decadence, with an enticing variety of menu options to choose from. It is somewhat unbelievable that such feats of culinary excellence are tucked away in a sports bar located inside a gaming lounge. Masterfully crafted dishes a ... Read More

The attentive Ladies of The Vine (front row,
from left) fashion stylist and blogger Natalie
Outar, Rachael Marley, MarketMe Director
Lyndsey McDonnough, author Melanie
Schwapp; (back row, from left), Chesna Haber
J Wray & Nephew brand manager, International
Wines, fashion designer Jami Spence, LIME’s
Head of Legal and Regulatory and Company
Secretary Rochelle Cameron and DeVine
Services co-principal Kerri-Anne Reckord. Branded: Ladies of the Vine
On Monday evening, Chesna Haber, Brand Manager for International Wines at J Wray & Nephew Limite ... Read More

Quinoa Pizza Bites Snacking healthy for Super Bowl Sunday
It's Super Bowl Sunday in the United States this Sunday where the New England Patriots will face off ... Read More

Michelle (left) and Suzanne take a
break from the hustle and bustle of
the market to strike a pose. Colonisation in reverse
"What a joyful news, Miss Mattie, me feel like me heart gwine burst, Jamaica people colonising Engl ... Read More

Sky’s the limit

Thursday, January 29, 2015    

Steamed fish

If you are in the mood for a perfect place to relax and enjoy good food with family and friends outside the fast-paced life of the city, the oasis that is Sky Beach Restaurant is one such place. This rustic and tranquil spot complete with fruit trees and Tiki huts, all named after districts in the parish of Hanover, is caressed by the soothing sea breeze and complemented by fine Jamaican food prepared in a very busy kitchen. As you dine comfortably on the waterfront you may notice seagulls and ... Read More


Thursday, January 29, 2015    

Skyy Vodka Brand Manager Kevon Spence (centre) presented gift packages stocked with bottles of Skyy Passion Fruit Infusions and Original Skyy Vodka, and martini glasses to (from left) sales assistant Debra Hinds, Bank Of Jamaica librarian Cora Robinson, accounting clerk Strycean Williams, sales representative Simone Dunn, records officer Mellisa Rowe and customer service representative Alicia Murdock-Moore, at a presentation ceremony at the Jamaica Observer’s Beechwood Avenue head office o ... Read More

In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas - We answer your wine questions

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, January 29, 2015    

The ladies sniff their glasses ahead of consulting the aroma wheel chart given to them to identify the specific wine notes. From left Natalie Outar, Rachael Marley, and Lyndsey McDonnough.

WINE crosses all social, cultural, religious, and geographic boundaries. Drinking wine and eating food with family and friends as a social act became the basis of civilisation that was part of learning, socialisation, religious life and also significantly, philosophy in ancient Greece. Wine helps to facilitate a connection of people to each other, an ideal, and a sense of place. The buzz (technically -- euphoria) from enjoying wine results in you being in a better mood, it releases you from bein ... Read More

Flavours Of Pepperpot

Thursday, January 22, 2015    

Pepperpot menu

The Pepperpot Restaurant at Half Moon, A Rock Resort, MoBay was opened in December 2013 to ensure that visitors to the luxe resort were able to enjoy exquisite Jamaican fare. There has been, to date, nothing but rave reviews for both the location — it's located close to the sea — and its menu offerings which include staples like oxtail, ackee and salt fish, jerk chicken and pork. “Since we opened, the feedback from our guests has been very positive. They love our food; they ... Read More

VIDEO: Finding Fine Flavours at CRU Bar & Kitchen

Thursday, January 22, 2015    

CPJ jumbo shrimps coated with sweet coconut tossed in a
signature coconut sauce and served with pineapple chutney

A late lunch invitation from newly appointed marketing executive Kevin Bourke to sample the tweaked fare of CRU Bar and Kitchen came last Monday afternoon. Our piqued interest found Jamaica Observer Lifestyle and Social Content Associate Editor Novia McDonald-Whyte; Advertising, Marketing and Communications Manager Natalie Chin-Watkins, and lifestyle reporter Omar Tomlinson joining Bourke and his colleagues, Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) marketing assistant Jillian Levy and CPJ's in-residenc ... Read More

Two Sisters & A Roots Shaman

Thursday, January 22, 2015    

Bottles of homemade immuneboosting
juice blends

If you were unfortunate enough to have the "chicken gun yuh down" recently, you already know how painful and inconvenient the dreaded CHIKV can be. The year came to a close with a bang as the "chicken" almost took over the island. Those "bad lucky" enough to come face to face with the biological terrorist that is the Aedes aegypti mosquito now have a new appreciation of the word 'pop-down'. It came in the form of days-long fevers, joint swelling and pain lasting for months and some downright mi ... Read More

What Do Readers Want?... Value for Money

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, January 22, 2015    

Wine Toast

It is always very important to find out what your readers want to see you write about, and so I value the random voluntary feedback "on the road". I was also very interested in results from a recent study by a leading research provider to the US wine industry on what wine drinkers in that country want to see in wine columns and in magazine articles. That survey showed that the most important information was "Tasting note description of the wine or the wine flavours"; the second most important b ... Read More

BRANDED - Kevon Spence

Thursday, January 22, 2015    

Skyy Vodka brand manager Kevon Spence pours Skyy Infusions — Vodka infused with Moscato Grape. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL GORDON)

We're kicking things up several notches, readers, all in a quest to keep you informed on all things fab in our amazing food and beverage business. Today Kevon Spence, Skyy's brand manager, serves White Skyy: Skyy Moscato grape and cranberry to 'Skyylista' Jami Spence, who reveals just how she feels about the brand. Kevon Spence (KS): How do you take your Skyy? Jami Spence (JS): My favourite Skyy mix is 'white skyy' -- Skyy Vodka Moscato Grape with white cranberry. It's also amazing with Bel N ... Read More

Recipie Corner - Jan 22

Thursday, January 22, 2015    

Quinoa and Black
Bean Burrito Bowl

Award-winning food blogger Jessica Hylton shares lunch today. " I thought a lunch theme would be nice; three dishes that could be made at home and brought to work for lunch". Thursday Life is in full agreement Enjoy! Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito Bowl Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 5 mins Total Time: 15 mins This Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito Bowl such a quick and easy meal that is deliciously nutritious, filling and topped with a creamy chipotle dressing! Serves: 4 Ingredients: o 3 cu ... Read More

MVP Smokehouse Turns Two

Thursday, January 15, 2015    

Barbecue ribs

Take the combined restaurant skills of Michelle Reid, her brother Boris, and Elaine Stephenson of two well-respected eateries -- notably the Native Restaurant and Rite Stuff Restaurant, add the necessary ingredients, leave to simmer on an open flame, and Thursday Life reckons you'll understand the taste profile of MVP Smokehouse. With arguably the widest selection of menu items for any restaurant in Montego Bay, MVP Smokehouse is considered by many as a great spot to enjoy authentic local fare. ... Read More



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