Best New Restaurant: Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

We are deeply honoured to receive the award for Best New Restaurant at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2019. Incidentally, this week marks the first anniversary of Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club. We opened in a whirlwind of activity last... Read More

And Then There was One Congrats, Trevor Luke!

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

Last Thursday, anxiety ran high among the 11 finalists for the first-ever Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Bartender of the Year designation, as we were all eager to learn who made the top five. The nerves were soon calmed, at least for some,... Read More

Christina Simonitsch: Outstanding Caterer of The Year & Recipient of The Enterprise Award

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

To say I'm feeling grateful is an understatement. Winning Caterer of the Year & The Enterprise awards is truly humbling. Every day I do what I love and I am so happy that others enjoy it as well. This year I got to work for GH Mumm and pair a few dishes with the Champagne, like the... Read More

The Leading Lady In Rum Award: Master Blender — Joy Spence

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

It was an honour to be awarded by the Jamaica Observer and a privilege to be recognised for my passion for premium Jamaican rums at an event that highlights the best in Jamaican culinary experiences. Read More

Food Safety Modernisation Act: A Few Things You Need To Know

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, June, 6 2019    

The United States represents 42 per cent of Jamaican exports, and with the increase in production of food being exported, it is mandatory that all food manufacturers and retailers comply with the United States FDA Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA). This mandates that foods imported... Read More

Christelle Harris — Leading Lady in Rum Award

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

What an exceptional honour it was to receive the award for Leading Lady in Rum at the 21st annual Food Awards, presented by the Jamaica Observer . I always explain that when I travel for work, I am a Jamaican rum ambassador first, and... Read More

Stush Sushi Rolls

Thursday, June, 6 2019    

The 21st staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, the Caribbean's premier food event, took place last week Thursday at Devon House. A smashing success, it was attended by some 2,000 patrons with fare from 70 booths from which to taste, eat, drink and applaud. This they did... Read More

Getting Those Portions Right

Thursday, May, 30 2019    

Jamaicans love to entertain! And, this evening at the 21st annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, the best of entertaining will be on display at Devon House. Guided by the event's theme “Taste it, Eat it! Drink it Applaud It!” your family-friendly butcher Master Meat... Read More

Can The Sugar Mill Restaurant at the Half Moon Hotel retain The Norma Shirley Award For Restaurant of the Year and hold onto the Solomon Gardner Award for Outstanding Service? The judges have cast their votes.

Thursday, May, 30 2019    

Coffee and a light snack were had at Pelican, Sunday last, ahead of brunch at The Sugar Mill Restaurant. We were not disappointed! Pelican remains the place where, yes, all Montegonians frequent. But, too, that one place that's guaranteed to elicit a smile and comforting nostalgia. It... Read More

Food Service Establishments ­— Invest in Food Safety Training!

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, May, 30 2019    

I know I've mentioned the importance of food safety training for employees in the food and beverage service industry, but how many people operating a food establishment really take this matter seriously? Read More

And Then There were five... History will be created this evening at Devon House when a bartender of the year will be announced. Who will it be?

Thursday, May, 30 2019    

Gossett BrownBar supervisor at Rock House Hotel, Negril, Westmoreland Jah MekIngredients:1 1/2 oz tamarind-infused juice1 oz home-made sweet vermouth Read More

Welcome, Martell!

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, May, 30 2019    

As I indicated in past articles, the adult beverage category comprises beers, wines and spirits. If we subdivided the spirits category we would find seven base spirits: Whisky/Whiskey, Brandy, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Mescal/Tequila and Bourbon. And of course, these seven subcategories can be... Read More

And The 2019 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To...GARY 'BUTCH' HENDRICKSON

Sunday, May, 26 2019    

Since 1952, the name National has become a household staple for most Jamaicans. Read More

Making Food Safety a Habit with the Food Hygiene Bureau Jamaica

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

In my recent presentation at the Observer's foodie seminar, I gave some insight on the importance of making food safety a habit in ensuring the maintenance of personal and public health. One key takeaway from my presentation was the need for food production and service entities to pay... Read More

#ACelebrationofCommunity — Free Hill, St Ann

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

Our community culinary celebration took us Saturday last to Stush in the Bush, located in Free Hill, St Ann. It was the first visit for many, even those from the parish. After the unique superlative dining experience laid out by principals Lisa and Chris Binns, however it would not be... Read More


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