Four Generations of Bakers

Monique Sewell-Smith has been baking from as far back as she can remember... Baking was my mommy's passion; whether she was feeling up or down it's what soothed her. Christmas she just made everything extra-special and it all started with the Christmas cakes. Read More

Starbucks Montego Bay
A mere month after opening its doors Starbucks Montego has already brewed up a strong following of local support and overwhelming response from visitors on the city's famed Hip Strip (Gloucester Ave).... Read More

Uncorked Opens A Second Location
The opening of Uncorked West just over a week ago in Montego Bay has introduced a light, crisp, fresh note to the expanding culinary tapestry of Western Jamaica. Located in the rapidly expanding shopping and commercial district of Fairview, the establishment has already attracted several...... Read More

Order's Up For New Cocktails
Barhopping in search of the next hip libation? May we recommend you hit up the Terra Nova Hotel & Suites Regency Bar & Lounge, and order one of their three new cocktail additions — Mr Wisdom, the Kingston Girl and Tallawah's Swizzle? ... Read More

Salut! 7 Pours, 40 Wines, 1 night

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

The Jamaica Observer- conceptualised Salut! affords wine importers/distributors the opportunity to showcase new wines and to reacquaint the market with their existing portfolios prior to the holiday season. From the inception in 2011 it began as a week-long affair with wine-centric... Read More

Applauding The Final Plates

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

All good things must come to an end, and Thursday Food shares the final moments of the Jamaica Observer's Applaud It! initiative which provides students with the unique opportunity of sharing a formal meal with industry leaders. These master classes... Read More

A Fitting Finale - Chef Lambert’s Tuna Flavours

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

Iberostar Hotels staged the season finale of their Chef on Tour series with a splendid offering from Chef Matt Lambert (a three-year consecutive Michelin star winner) of the famed Manhattan eatery, Musket Room. Read More

Applauding The Final Plates - Chukka Cove's The Sugar House

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

Lunch at Chukka Cove's The Sugar HouseMarc Melville, director of group revenue and new development, Chukka Caribbean, and members of his executive team hosted 12 elementary school students of the Hammersmith Preparatory School in Trelawny Read More


with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, December, 7 2017    

Now that the festive season is upon us, companies will host their customers to express gratitude for their business, while friends and families will come together to break bread, as has become customary at this time of year. Wine and especially Champagne will play a... Read More

Jasmine Goes Stush in The Bush

Thursday, November, 30 2017    

Where to take Junior Master Chef Jasmine Stewart and her family on a recent visit to Jamaica was a no-brainer for Thursday Food. The Stewarts (mother Deborah, father Steven and brother Justin) had a single free day prior to heading back to Atlanta for... Read More

Applaud It! Part 1 of Part 2

Thursday, November, 30 2017    

The exquisite plating continued into Week 2 of the Jamaica Observer's Applaud it! initiative which provides students with the unique opportunity of sharing a formal meal with industry leaders. These master classes expertly balance dining etiquette with thought-provoking conversation... Read More

NCB Applaud It!

Thursday, November, 30 2017    

Ten students from the NCB's Adopt A School Programme were hosted Friday last by NCB President and Group CEO Patrick Hylton; Dennis Cohen, chief financial officer and deputy CEO NCB Group; Andrew Pairman, deputy chairman, NCB Foundation; and Nichole Brackett Walters, marketing and... Read More

Franciacorta — An Italian Champagne alternative

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, November, 30 2017    

December is when most sparkling wines, including Champagne, are sold worldwide; the week of Valentine's Day usually sees a bump in sales also. With Champagne prices not in everyone's budget, consumers are always on the lookout for great alternatives. While many wine-producing countries... Read More

VIDEO: A Voice To The Voiceless

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

It was the turn of six lawyers-in-waiting, Monday afternoon, to participate in Applaud It! A Jamaica Observer initiative that allows members of the next generation to meet leaders in a formal, no-holds-barred setting. Holding court at the well-appointed meeting room... Read More

Conversations for Greatness

Friday, November, 24 2017    

The cosy, festive setting of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) boardroom was where seven grades five and six students of the Stony Hill Primary & Jr High School were greeted by members of the financial group Thursday afternoon. Broad smiles... Read More


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