Food

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Judge Peter Ferguson (centre) indicated the use of light in a submitted smartphone entry as
Digicel marketing director Peter Lloyd (left) and Jamaica Observer photographer Michael Gordon
readied to offer their critiques. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

Digicel marketing director Peter Lloyd, photographer Peter Ferguson and Jamaica Observer photographer Michael Gordon gathered at F&B Downtown Café on Tuesday afternoon for their first judging session of the six-week-long Jamaica Observer/Digicel #FAInstaFare smartphone photo competition. ... Read More

Guava cheesecake with strawberry coulis and praline
wafers. Old Harbour Delivers With Kaluga Kafe
Celebrating their one-year anniversary last week, the Old Harbour-based Kaluga Kafe is a worthwhile ... Read More

Perfect escoveitched
fish served with
golden brown bammy. Heavenly Food in a Heavenly Location
Our latest culinary adventure takes us to an old wharf settlement approximately three kilometres eas ... Read More

(L) Bodega Santa Ana Area
Manager Diego Angel
Miranda happened to be
close by, so he stopped by to
chat about his wines that are
in Jamaica. He poured his
Santa Ana Malbec, a fresh
approachable pleasant wine
that went surprisingly well
with the Chinese food we
ordered.
(R) Andres Lugo, Caribbean area manager for
regional wine, also stopped by for a few sips.
He is in Jamaica for a few days conducting
meetings and training with clients. Marketing Malbec
A few weeks ago I received a few messages asking me what the party plan was for Malbec World Day. Yo ... Read More

Fast Food That Keeps You Fighting Fit

Rachael Barrett | Thursday, April 23, 2015    

A bowl of fruit
kept on the counter.

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Kingston & St Andrew Rachael Barrett shares the first of her culinary gems. “I love food and that means I live to try new things. Variety, they say, is the spice of life and I believe that especially rings true with food, so I am as willing to experiment with complex fusions as much as I revel in simplified pure tastes. As an artisanal-inclined foodie I am also concerned with the source of the food I eat, and so always pr ... Read More

BRANDED!

Thursday, April 23, 2015    

Sabrena McDonald-Radcliffe (left), sales and marketing manager — Burger King and Popeye’s, Ann Marie Waite (centre), Popeye’s store manager, and Ruthlyn Kerr
Williams, district manager — Burger King and Popeye’s, enjoy lunch time offerings from Popeye’s menu of (from left) Popcorn shrimps with fries and biscuits, red beans
and rice and baked cinnamon pie; chicken strips, fries, mashed potatoes and corn and two-piece spicy chicken, fries and coleslaw. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL GORDON)

Thursday Life (TL): What do you like most about working at Popeye's? Ann Marie Waite (AW): I have a deep passion for the Popeye's brand and I see its success as my success. I love serving our loyal Popeye's customers. I also like the standards of the company and that motivates me. I also appreciate the challenges that come with the job of restaurant manager. Ruthlyn Kerr-Williams (RKW): I like the fact that I'm part of a company that offers a one-of-a-kind flavour in Jamaica. The Cajun flavou ... Read More

The Pelican Grill

Dr Claudine Lewis | Thursday, April 23, 2015    

Traditional breakfast of steamed callaloo and salt fish served with
boiled yellow yam and green bananas

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of St James Dr Claudine Lewis starts the much-anticipated countdown to her culinary gems. “Food should be enjoyed, savoured leisurely and should not be eaten only for sustenance. I like freshly prepared food that’s as close to source as possible; meals should also be balanced and healthy. I love how food brings us together and forms a key part of our cultural identity. For me, getting to know a new place means getting to k ... Read More

Robin's Prime Steakhouse

Dr Claudine Lewis | Thursday, April 23, 2015    

New York strip
loin steak

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of St James Dr Claudine Lewis starts the much-anticipated countdown to her culinary gems. A relatively new kid on the block in Montego Bay. The restaurant is located on the second floor of the Altamont West Hotel, taking over the spot that housed "Wine With Me". With huge culinary and style shoes to fill, Robin's Prime is etching its mark on the dining scene for both locals and visitors alike. The restaurant offers in-house dining t ... Read More

CHILL-OUT HUT

Dr Claudine Lewis | Thursday, April 23, 2015    

CHILL-OUT HUT   Long Bay/Greenwood  Montego Bay  953-1666

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of St James Dr Claudine Lewis starts the much-anticipated countdown to her culinary gems. Food should be enjoyed, savoured leisurely and should not be eaten for sustenance. I like freshly prepared food that's as close to source as possible, meals should also be balanced and healthy. I love how food brings us together and forms a key part of our cultural identity. For me getting to know a new place, means getting to know the food, so f ... Read More

Jamdown Japanese

Rachael Barrett | Thursday, April 23, 2015    

(L) Spicy Marinated Hamachi
served with special Roe
marinated sauce.
(R) Accompong (plantain,
avocado, spicy mayo).

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge Rachael Barrett shares her second culinary gem. Since Roe opened its doors, this Kingston 6 hotspot quickly became a foodie favourite for both lunch and dinner. No mean feat in this town. Sushi lovers have been steadily growing in number in Kingston, and Kaz and Michiko Asonuma of Restaurant Japan fame have come good once again mastering a Japanese-Caribbean fusion that has been sorely missing from local sushi imports. Like many good ideas, Roe al ... Read More

Three Courses, Three Stops, One Town!

Howard Pottinger | Thursday, April 23, 2015    

Susie’s
Restaurant

Reason enough, we reckon, to visit the parish of St Mary with our Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish Howard Pottinger. When you drive through the beautiful coastal town of Oracabessa, unless you're deliberately looking for something or somewhere to eat, you could easily pass by without noticing what's on offer. This is because this small town has grown significantly over the last few years and can be congested. Finding easy parking is therefore becoming quite a challen ... Read More

Yash Bowl Restaurant

Thursday, April 23, 2015    

Has an ackee breakfast ever
looked more picture-perfect?

Join Table Talk Food Awards judges for the parish of Trelawny, Marina Delfos and Janet Crick for breakfast in Trelawny at... Yash Bowl On one of the oldest throughways in the town, Falmouth Street, in a very quaint shack, is Yash Bowl Restaurant. Now, we had heard it was a favourite lunch spot for persons working on the Falmouth Port, but we didn't realise it was open as early as 6:00 am for breakfast. Makes sense when you consider that many persons have to be at work on the port by then. Wha ... Read More

An Explosion of Freshness

Andrea and Axel Wicterich | Thursday, April 23, 2015    

(L) String bean Orange Salad
(R) Mango salad

Andrea and Axel Wicterich, owners of Mar Blue who have called Jamaica home for nearly 17 years (they are originally from Cologne in Germany), share their parish gems. Their food philosophy is as uncomplicated as their lives... Life is too short to have a bad meal. If you're ever in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth and want to go off the beaten track, our recommendation is Hold A Vibez Café. There are quite a few items on the menu but the two salads that change daily are our favourites. The ... Read More

Moby’s... A Departure From Styrofoam

Kurt and Ezmien Chin | Thursday, April 23, 2015    

Moby’s grilled fish and
grilled potatoes.

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judges for the parish of Clarendon Kurt and Ezmien Chin add romance to their culinary repertoire... There aren't many places in May Pen, or Clarendon for that matter, where you may want to take someone you're courting out to a romantic dinner. So having a place like Moby's is certainly an asset for May Pen. It's beautifully decorated with appealing colours, candles, flowers and all the elegant things you would want on your table for an intimate dinne ... Read More



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