Food

King’s Moringa catches Pitch crown

The Moringa Drink Mix product linePhoto: Antonio Graham

King’s Jamaican, makers of Moringa Drink Mix, beat five other contestants at the Jamaica Observer Foodie Seminar to win a $250,000 cash injection from Victoria Mutual Wealth Management. The company, led by former goat farmer Alexander Archer, was unanimously chosen as the company with the bes ... Read More

Director of Tastee Patty Simone Chanpong collects the Lifetime Achievement Award from Jamaica Observer CEO and Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart at last night’s Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Award, held on the East Lawns of Devon House in Kingston. The Tastee Patty empire was founded in 1966, with its first location in Union Square, Cross Roads, Kingston 5.Joseph Wellington Lifetime Achievement
Director of Tastee Patty Simone Chanpong collects the Lifetime Achievement Award from Jamaica Observ ... Read More

Proud owners of Stush in the Bush, Chris Binns (right) and his lovely wife Lisa collect the Chairman’s Award from Jamaica Observer CEO and Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart at last night’s Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, held at Devon House in Kingston. Stush in the Bush, which was started five years ago, has become a popular place for families. The Free Hill, St Ann company uses products from their organic farm for the dining experience.Photo: Joseph Wellington Chairman’s Award
Proud owners of Stush in the Bush, Chris Binns (right) and his lovely wife Lisa collect the Chairman ... Read More

Members of the dinner’s guest list — which was composed of judges, corporate sponsors, and international recording superstar Sean Paul — joined the <InfoBold>Jamaica Observer </InfoBold>Table Talk Food Awards Chair Novia McDonald-Whyte (seated at centre), flanked by ZaZou Bistro Moderne executive chef/patron Pierre-Yves Le Bihan and his director wife Zanifa, for an ‘all together now’ photo call, inside Valencia T at the Spanish Court Hotel. Karl McLarty Fusion Nuit at Spanish Court
With courses served on the left and wine pourings on the right, Spanish Court Hotel servers taxied t ... Read More

Award-winning Cayman Brasserie Chef For Food Awards

Thursday, May 26, 2016    

Artemio Lopez, sous-chef at The Brasserie, is one of a troika of chefs that lead the culinary adventures at the Elgin Avenue, Grand Cayman Eatery

When The Best Dressed Chicken started its search for a regional chef to bring life to their “Culinary Destination” narrative for the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, the compass pointed to the Cayman Islands and Artemio Lopez, sous-chef at The Brasserie. Lopez is one of a troika of chefs that lead the culinary adventures at the Elgin Avenue, Grand Cayman eatery which won the awards for Best Restaurant, Best Farm to Table and Best Place for Lunch in the inaugural Cayman Editio ... Read More

The Best Dressed Chicken Set To Excite With First-Class ‘Culinary Destination’ At Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards

Thursday, May 26, 2016    

Fired up! Master Chefs (from left:) Daniel Schweizer, executive chef, Goddard Catering Group; Stephen Sowa, executive chef, Half Moon; Ravi Anne, group executive chef, Jewels Resorts, and Michael Dannecker, executive chef, Hilton Rose Hall and Spa, are ready to take guests on a gastronomic adventure.

The Best Dressed Chicken has recruited four of Jamaica’s leading chefs to tantalise the taste buds this evening at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards. The quartet of accomplished chefs: Ravi Anne, group executive chef, Jewels Resorts; Michael Dannecker, executive chef, Hilton Rose Hall and Spa; Stephen Sowa, executive chef, Half Moon; and Daniel Schweizer, executive chef, Goddard Catering Group, may compete on the occasional basis, but this time around they have joined forces to ... Read More

Table Talk Food Awards Tonight!

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, May 26, 2016    

The Jamaica Observer has been officially celebrating the pleasures of the table for 18 years. This year the Table Talk Food Awards judges kicked off the season of discovery, tasting and learning in February with a visit to a local surfers’ destination called Longboarder’s Bar & Grill. We have been plugging away at it almost non-stop weekly, some of us a few pounds heavier, visiting old and new food spots and trying new food products. Jamaican Favourites: One of the tasks this ... Read More

Making The Pitch!

Thursday, May 26, 2016    

Judges, college students from the nation’s leading culinary institutions, and foodies alike assembled inside The Valencia Room at the Spanish Court Hotel yesterday for rounds of presentations, critique and insight into the world of sustainable business practices for this edition of the Table Talk Food Awards Foodie Seminar dubbed ‘The Pitch’. The participants, six entrepreneurs and nominees of the Best Product 2016 category for the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards &mda ... Read More

Five Table Talk Food Awards scholarship recipients named

Thursday, May 26, 2016    

Students of the University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica’s Hospitality & Tourism Management listen attentively to each member of the Table Talk Food Awards Food scholarship selection panel as they congratulate them on their efforts thus far. From left: Damaine Beckford, Taneisha Wicombe, Kristin Mckenzie, Tracy Ann Wray and Shaniel Sherman.Antonio Graham

FIVE outstanding students from the University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are this year’s beneficiaries of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards scholarships and bursary. With the awards now in its 18th year, the scholarship programme has grown from its initial offering of two scholarships valued at $250,000 to now being worth, cumulatively, over $1million. Adjudged on academic achievement and need, the five students were shor ... Read More

Counting Down to the 18th Annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards - 2

Thursday, May 19, 2016    

Family time at Dragon Court Restaurant.

SoSo Seafood Bar and Grill 4 Chelsea Ave Tel: 968-2397 Meal- I pound parrot Steamed with Bammy Price: $2200 Mon-Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am Fri-Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am Sun: 2:00 pm- 11:00 pm Cameron’s fellow judge and attorney-at-law Matthew Hogarth popped into Hot Pot   Venue: The Hot Pot Address: Altamont Crescent Tel: Not available   ... where he enjoyed a quick lunch with Gregory Stewart, Digital Productivity Coach par excellence ... Read More

Choosing Wine For The beach

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, May 19, 2016    

This Kung Fu Girl Riesling from Washington State is both satisfying and refreshing. The aromas of white peach and lime leaves linger on the palate with a long, fresh finish.

It was a beach day for me last Sunday with close friends. Naturally it fell to me to bring the wine. The international wine press is filled with articles on wine selections for warm weather only in the summer time. Happily we live in Jamaica where we have perpetual summer. Here are a few of my suggestions. Choosing wines for a day at the beach is a no-brainer for many, as they simply bring what they like to drink while others struggle with the decision. I have been in the company of people who ... Read More

And Then There Were THREE!

Thursday, May 19, 2016    

The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Chef on the Rise top three (from left) Lucian Dunn, Volae Williams, and Ricardo Allen.Kenyon Hemans

The Chef on the Rise competition, a popular off-shoot of the multi-faceted Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards vehicle — sponsored for a second year by directory brand Jamaica Yellow Pages — plucked from obscurity a team of nine emerging chefs, chosen to vie for the rewards of the aforementioned title. The event was hosted, last Tuesday evening, at the Valencia meetings and banqueting complex of boutique property Spanish Court Hotel, by Jamaica Yellow Pages Marketing Manager Ay ... Read More

Counting Down...

Thursday, May 19, 2016    

Chicken Tikka Masala with garlic naan and mystic naan

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Parish judge Dr Claudine Lewis, cardiologist, went in search of Tikka Masala at Mystic India… Mystic India Shop 1-3 Whitter Village Ironshore Chicken tikka Masala wrap : $1295 Chicken tikka masala with garlic naan and mystic naan: $1495 Chilli mushroom $1295 Open 11:00 am -10:00 pm Tel# (876) 953 9460 (876) 630 4043/630 4862 ... and on Sunday enjoyed steamed fish from Sky Beach Seafood Restaurant Bar & Grill Hopewell, Hanover Tel# ... Read More

Regency Bar Lounge at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel presents…

Thursday, May 12, 2016    

Manhatten

   Cheers!   Johnnie be Good    Ingredients: 1 oz Johnnie Walker Black label 1 oz Cherry Brandy 1 oz Cherry Juice 1/2 oz Lime Juice    Long Island Iced Tea    Ingredients:    1 oz Smirnoff Vodka 1oz Appleton Genesis Rum 1 oz Tanqueray Gin 1 oz Triple Sec Liqueur 1 oz Tequila 1/2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix Top with Coca-Cola    Terra Nova Minted Chocolate Chip    2 oz Baileys Irish Cream 1 oz Cr&egra ... Read More



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