Food

Brunch In The Mountains

Lunch is served.
(PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY)

Although she is an education officer at the Ministry of Education Betsy Davis — aunt of the fastest man alive, Usain Bolt — finds ultimate satisfaction in organic farming and whipping up creative meals. For brunch at Silver Hill last Sunday, Davis was the resident busy bee in the kitchen ... Read More

Tech's chairman & CEO Teddy Alexander awaits his sample of wine at the Grace
Foods booth. Chefs on Show - Cooking with Wine
Last week a group of us descended on the lawns on The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel to support the "Chefs on ... Read More

The pigs-in-poncho dog being dipped in the jerk
aioli sauce. (PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON) VIDEO: 'Game Day Dog' at Tracks & Records
The upper deck dining room of Tracks & Records rolled out the welcome carpet last Tuesday evenin ... Read More

The French wine Louis Jadot
Pouilly-Fuisse was paired
with the seafood dish.
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut
was paired with the six hors
d’oeuvres platter. A Culinary Super 'Nova'
As one of the capital city's finer dining establishments, Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel takes no shortc ... Read More

Chefs on Show

Thursday, April 17, 2014    

From left: The Relations Manager Cordia Williams, Joan
Forrest-Henry from Divisional Sales and Marketing, and
Karisann Gordon, business development manager from Best
Dressed Chicken, took a break from sampling the various
offerings to pose for a pic for Thursday Life.

There was good food, great wine and a marvellous time had by all at the third annual Chefs on Show, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last Wednesday. Organised by the Culinary Federation of Jamaica, the event is geared towards raising money for local chefs representing Jamaica in the Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Florida between June 28 and July 3. Chefs on Show was a food lover's paradise that attracted eager foodies who sampled an array ... Read More

It's A Wrap!

Thursday, April 17, 2014    

Baked brie en croute with sorrel chutney
and hazelnuts done to perfection — another
quick and easy recipe that can be served
with toasted baguette slices.

With our first season of Two Sisters and a Meal coming to a close last Sunday, April, 13,we could think of no better way to celebrate the exciting exploration of our lovely island home than by putting together our personal list of Most Memorable Moments of Season 1. Thank you for joining us on this remarkable journey, showcasing our people, our food and our culture. We'll be back for a second season with more fabulous stories later this year on TVJ. Without further ado we list now our Top 10: ... Read More

Bar None: Inside J Wray & Nephew's new corporate office

Sunday, April 13, 2014    

The Bar — J Wray &
Nephew has introduced a
stylish new bar to the
Kingston scene, featuring
soaring ceilings, dramatic
lighting and a self-aware
use of scale throughout.
Here, J Wray & Nephew
executive Christine Wood
coordinates her team for the
official opening of the facility.

It makes perfect sense that the name behind one of the world's great rums would have a bar in its new corporate office. But this is no ordinary bar. And the bar is not where this story ends. In fact, the story began more than 180 years ago when John Wray opened the Shakespeare Tavern beside the Ward Theatre. That business evolved into one of the Caribbean's largest exporters-J Wray & Nephew Limited. Following several months of reorganization, propelled by the acquisition of its parent comp ... Read More

VIDEO: From Italy, With Love

Thursday, April 10, 2014    

Pimento roasted loin of
pork with honey balsamic
and otaheite apple

Feel-good warmth embraces your heart and appetite at Toscanini. The Italian restaurant — founded 15 years ago by British-Italian siblings Pierluigi and Lella Ricci at Harmony Hall in Tower Isle, St Mary — has become a standard-bearer, of sorts, for authentic cuisine served up with a side order of agreeable personality. Checking in for Sunday brunch two weekends ago, the restaurant-hopping crew of Jamaica Observer Food Awards judges were welcomed by Toscanini's irrepressible charmer ... Read More

Catch of the day with rainforest

Thursday, April 10, 2014    

The spread our host Allison Porter-Smalling prepared for a seafood Sunday brunch using an assortment of Rainforest Seafoods’ tilapia, salmon, mackerel, shrimp, octopus, squid and mussel options. (PHOTOS: KARL McLARTY)

Thursday Life shares an intimate Sunday brunch with close friends and family of Allison and Alistair Smalling at the view-blessed, hillside Kirkland Heights home of Allison's parents Noeleen and Hendricks Porter. With Rainforest Seafoods as the main ingredient, our host, homemaker par excellence Allison Porter-Smalling whipped up dish after dish of seafood delights that took the culinary imaginations of those gathered right to their favourite marina and beachside hot-spots. Let's dig in! MENU&n ... Read More

Two Sisters and BUN

Thursday, April 10, 2014    

Michelle and Suzanne drop by Lorna’s
snack stall in Cross Roads to satisfy
their bun and cheese craving.

It's that time of year again — Easter is upon us! With schools closed, all three generations of the Rousseau clan usually pack up and head to the coast for the week. And what a glorious week it usually is! It's all family, friends, and 'food for days', as they would say in Trinidad. On Good Friday we enjoy a fish dinner, as many practising Christians would have given up meat for Lent. On Sunday afternoon we always have an Easter egg hunt for the boys and we gorge on chocolate. And then ... Read More

RED STRIPE LAUNCHES 1 LITRE BOTTLE

Thursday, April 10, 2014    

Jamaica is known for being a trailblazer in many areas. Now the local beer market can be acknowledged for another first. Jamaica's leading beer, Red Stripe, has unveiled a new one-litre packaging with plans to have it in trade by month end. The new bottling was officially revealed to the public at an event in Congrieve Park Portmore last week. The company was only producing a 275ml bottle. According to Racquel Nevins Brand Manager Guinness, this new bottle is ideal for sharing among friends an ... Read More

Haute Desserts  at Cafe Blue

Thursday, April 03, 2014    

Tropical fruitcake

Nothing excites a connoisseur like a great cup of Joe. Even finer is freshly brewed, and better yet, a cup o’ roasted liquid pleasure enjoyed in Blue Mountain country. Café Blue’s Irish Town location was the checklist stop for the Jamaica Observer Food Awards judging panel last Monday, and to say the caffeine-happy among the judges were thrilled would be an understatement. Navigating the sharp-cornered ascent into the hills of St Andrew for our late-afternoon coffee appointm ... Read More

Crystal Edge Restaurant  - The 'Edge' OF Glory

Thursday, April 03, 2014    

Dinner at Crystal Edge
Restaurant was a mix of
Jamaican faves — oxtail,
roast chicken, potato
salad, steamed veggies
and fried plantains.
(PHOTOS: JOSEPH
WELLINGTON)

Home comfort goodness could very well be Winsome Hall's secret sauce. The charismatic restaurateur of Crystal Edge puts true heart and the right kick of flavour into her eatery's pleasing options of Jamaican menu faves. Welcoming the Jamaica Observer Food Awards judging panel for dinner last week Monday — a special treat, considering it's the sole day Crystal Edge is closed for business — Hall whipped up a sunset spread of chicken soup, roast chicken, oxtail and rice n' peas for he ... Read More

Café Blue's High Premium

Thursday, April 03, 2014    

Café Blue’s Jason Sharp demonstrates ‘the pour over’ coffee method to the intrigued pair of
Jodi Henriques (second right) and Khadine ‘Miss Kitty’ Hylton.

Nothing excites a connoisseur like a great cup of Joe. Even finer is freshly brewed, and better yet, a cup o' roasted liquid pleasure enjoyed in Blue Mountain country. Café Blue's Irish Town location was the checklist stop for the Jamaica Observer Food Awards judging panel last Monday, and to say the caffeine-happy among the judges were thrilled would be an understatement. Navigating the sharp-cornered ascent into the hills of St Andrew for our late-afternoon coffee appointment, there w ... Read More



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