Country Store Living

Richmond Estate, St Ann

There' s a quaint appeal about Count r y Store located in Richmond, Llandovery , St Ann. It's the k ind of lure that forced Thursday Life, a few Sundays ago, to pull over . We' re glad we did! Lee Issa, chairman of Couples Resorts and president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, has without a doub ... Read More

Blue Ridge burger with plantain, bacon and drizzled with
cilantro cream sauce. There is too, the Blue Ridge burger,
topped with blue or Cheddar cheese. Blue Ridge - Trays of Tasty Fare
It was a no-brainer, really: the searing heat in Kingston vs a drive to Salt Hill to lunch at a new ... Read More

Mixologists Keron
Hayles (left) and
Delroy Glenn. Keep Walking...
The Tryall Club mixologists Keron Hayles (left) and Delroy Glenn were kept busy last Friday evening ... Read More

Domino’s Pizza Brand Manager Krystle Graham-Haynes (left) was all smiles as UTech Culinary Arts third year
student Sherie Hartley (centre) and her fashion merchandiser BFF Kristia Franklin enjoyed a slice of stuffed
crust pepperoni pizza. BRANDED - Krystle Graham-Haynes
Thursday Life (TL):How did you land this job? Krystle Graham-Haynes: Prior to joining Wisynco Foods ... Read More

Summer Sips... Part 4

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Select Brands Corporate Marketing
Manager Tania McConnell cools off
with a glass of FIordaliso Pinot Grigio. At right: Select Brands Marketing Manager Debra Taylor
prefers to have options, something bubbly and
something big. Her summer picks include the Santa
Margherita Prosecco and the full-bodied, sensual
Primal Roots Red Blend.

Will this heat ever end? Not anytime soon, but my list of top picks for the summer wines will end this week with a few from Select Brands. I reached out to Tania McConnell and Debra Taylor of the Select Brands management team and I also spoke to Gillian Ferguson, general manager of Uncorked, who has an exclusive list of wines from the Select Brands portfolio, to get a feel of what was a hit for the summer. Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé Hailing from Provence in the southeast of ... Read More

Who will cop the coveted title Chef of The Year?

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Lamb loin with green pea purée

Chef Jason Peru — Lamb loin with green pea purée, pumpkin and carrot purée with confit garlic, roasted grapes, orzo with basil and mint pesto, confit tomatoes, Mauby glaze with red wine reduction and pickled beetroot. Chef Raymond Joseph — Indian spice crusted lamb, kitcheree, bhaji pesto, curried mango sauce, and soused vegetables. Chef John Aboud — Sous vide lamb, lamb jus and fresh cherry reduction, candied striped beets prepared two ways: semi-raw an ... Read More

Heading DOWN…

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Farmer Alvin Mais (left) and One Love co-owner Hoover Harris looking forward to some wellneeded

We made a few stops on our way to Papine. The first was at One Love, where we raised a toast with co-owner Hoover Harris and another to farmer Alvin Mais, who lost his entire crop of vegetables but, thankfully, still has a roof over his head. Like Mais, we look forward to rain, which will allow this enterprising farmer to pick up the pieces. Read More

Winners' Circle - July 30

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Associated Manufacturers Limited Group Marketing Director Sean Garbutt (second right) presented Walkerswood gift packages of Hot & Spicy Jerk Seasoning, West Indian Curry Paste, Sorrell Chutney, Las' Lick Jerk Sauce, One Stop Sauce, Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce, Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce and Hot Mustard Pepper Sauce to (from left) Allison Roberts, underwriter at GK General; Sylviana Johnson, immigration officer at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, and Julett Grant, administrative a ... Read More

A Taste of Hanover - Brunch By Rhona at Bumper’s Nest

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Brunch, served by Wayne Shaw
the butler, is a mélange of local
and international fare: ackee and
salt fish served separately,
callaoo, plantains, fried dumplings
and pancakes and bacon.
At right: Anderson loves to serve fresh,
tropical fruits to her guests. (PHOTOS:

Thursday Life took up residence in Hanover last weekend where we enjoyed gourmet fare in the luxurious setting of Bumper's Nest at the Tryall Club and also on the beach at Pachie's, the Culinary Gem for the parish. Join us as we eat our way across our beloved island, parish by parish. Having the Kasimir Korybutdesigned Bumper’s Nest at the Tryall Club for a long weekend is one thing; waking up to breakfast by Rhona — let’s make that brunch, shall we, since mornings are spent d ... Read More

Fare Game

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Tryall Club
pastry chef
Hopeton Haye

Fine fare on offer for their weekend guests, The Tryall Club's food and beverage department, ably fronted by Executive Chef Ansel Beason and Pastry Chef Hopeton Haye, presented a choice menu of delectable eats for The Johnnie Walker Golf Classic Tournament welcome reception hosted last Friday, and the tournament's beachfront awards function the following evening. The charity tournament, a fund-raiser for Diageo's Learning For Life programme (aimed at equipping beneficiaries with self-developme ... Read More

Lunch at Pachie’s, Sandy Bay, Hanover

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Don’t get it twisted: Pachie’s, located some three minutes by car from the gate of Tryall, is a culinary gem. The sea within kissing distance of their tables, patrons enjoy — pun intended — the catch of the day: lobster, conch and snapper. Thursday Life arrives in time for a late lunch with Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Hanover Aram Zerunian and his foodie team of David Barber, Robert Headley and Patricia Henry. Proprietor and resident ... Read More

Winners' Circle - July 23

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Slagmar Farms Marketing Manager Dominica Anderson (third left) presented gift baskets stocked with two jars of TEEDEE Pepper Ginger Jelly and two packs of National crackers to (from left) Jacqueline Bailey, vice-principal of Swallowfield Primary & Junior High School; Sheila Monroe, senior secretary at the Ministry of Transport, Works & Housing; Julett Cobourne, Jamaica Football Federation filing clerk; Joelle Chen, Western Sports inventory supervisor; and Denise Jeffries, principal at th ... Read More

Judging At Prime

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Fire Roasted
Sea Scallops

With the Table Talk Food Awards T&T mere weeks away, the judges are making their final decisions. Thursday Life catches up with them at Prime — Nominated in the following categories: Restaurant Of The Year, Best Wine Experience and Best Service.     Read More

Summer Sips... Part 3

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Chesna Haber, business development manager at J Wray and Nephew Limited, showed off our summer
picks: Voga Sparkling, Mirassou Riesling, and a lone red, the Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico.

In this my penultimate list of summer wines I selected wines from the portfolio of Wray and Nephew and also from Chas E Ramson's library. The purpose of this summer series is to introduce a few great selections and experiences for the season. At the end of a recent pouring session with Chesna Haber, business development manager at J Wray and Nephew Limited, our summer picks were Voga Sparkling, Mirassou Riesling, and a lone red-the Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico. Masi Bonacosta Valpolice ... Read More



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