Food

Conversations for Greatness

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

Steppin' Up To The Plate
“I was showcasing Jamaican flavours, keeping things local and seasonal.” This was the self-imposed mandate of award-winning caterer Celeste Gordon, who, joined by her perennial collaborator Siri Saunders, prepared a five-course meal for the 2017 launch of...... Read More

Applaud It! Part 1
Week 1 of the Jamaica Observer's annual Applaud It! initiative unfolded in fine style last week. The initiative has grown from a one-week event to three, as more industry leaders have expressed an interest in meeting members of the next generation exactly where they are and engaging them...... Read More

Société Mondiale du Vin in the Bush
My wine credo is to give every wine lover the opportunity to experience good wines from all over the world. This is why I accepted the challenge to head the Jamaican chapter of the Société Mondiale du Vin. The Société Mondiale du Vin, which translates to “World Wine Society”,...... Read More

The Ultimate Maggi Street Style Experience

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

Our local street vendors are some of the most hard-working, ingenious and fun-loving people with talents that know no bounds. Skilled at making the best of whatever situation life throws at them, their laughter, good vibe and good food are our best medicine. The Crab Village located at... Read More

Fit for Royalty

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

Luxury resort Half Moon upped the ante on its guest chef series with the latest instalment featuring Chef John Higgins at Sugar Mill Restaurant, a fortnight ago. Read More

Healthy, Tasty ‘DVine’ fare

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

A clearly satisfied foodie friend informed us of a new find. “You have to check it out,” was the prompt. Fast-forward to a few days later and we are on location at DVine Living Essentials (DLE) Café, which opened its doors three months ago in the urbane shopping district of... Read More

JFDF Takes It To The 'Street'

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

For the penultimate night of the seven-event Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF) roster, Kingston's downtown waterfront was transformed into a foodie's paradise for Meet Street & The Market. Read More

Chakana at Cellar 8

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, November, 16 2017    

The Cellar 8 wine guys, who include Matthew Pragnell, Stephen Facey and Vikram Dhiman, are at it again. This time they have launched a line of Argentine wines from Chakana. In from Argentina was Matteo Acme, Chakana's export manager, who assisted the Cellar 8 team in introducing his... Read More

VIDEO: First at the Table

Thursday, November, 9 2017    

For the opening salvo of the three-day epicurean event mounted by Caribbean Producers Jamaica and held at Round Hill Hotel and Villas — Infiniti Indulgence — the hotel's award-winning executive chef Martin Maginley and caterer Christina Simonitsch presented... Read More

The Great Escape

Thursday, November, 9 2017    

What seemed an atypical lunch date between Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) Commercial Director Rhys Campbell and Round Hill Hotel and Villas Food and Beverage Director Hillary Stewart sparked a buoyant exchange of ideas that led to the conceptual shape of an epicurean... Read More

Piqued at Picante!

Thursday, November, 9 2017    

Night four of the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival, dubbed Picante, was an apt dedication to 'hot, zesty flavour', held at The Ruins, the Mona Visitors' Lodge two Fridays ago. Read More

The Last Hurrah!

Thursday, November, 9 2017    

All good things must, alas, come to an end! Even at the cashmere-chic Round Hill Hotel & Villas. And guests, after a six-course pairing that closed with desserts and non-stop partying till the wee hours of Sunday morning enjoyed a leisurely farewell brunch later... Read More

This Brittle Piggy

Thursday, November, 2 2017    

Who doesn't love pork? In particular, a crispy, chewy, succulent cut. On Saturday, October 21, pork lovers and food enthusiasts alike flocked Palm Drive at Hope Gardens to chow down on 'Everything Swine'. Pork Palooza, which represented the first event for the 2017 staging of the Jamaica... Read More

My JFDF Preferred Pours

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, November, 2 2017    

If the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF) continues to raise the bar as it did with its 2017 event last week, it will certainly help to position Jamaica as a global gastronomy destination. Read More



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