Dinner At Seven Prime

8 oz grilled tenderloin steak with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

Seven Prime Restaurant is a quiet oasis on Montego Bay’s famed Gloucester Ave, referred to as the Hip Strip (bottom road, as the locals say) and, unlike its counterparts that feature balcony views of the Caribbean Sea, Seven Prime sits to the back of Altamont West Hotel. This unique setting of ... Read More

New York University Food Studies master’s student and second-generation Jamaican Briana Riddock — an Atlanta, Georgia-born aspiring chef — greeted our lens ahead of last Saturday’s dinner party that featured her culinary handiwork. (KENYON HEMANS) Briana’s Homecoming
It’s been four long years since Briana Riddock last visited The Rock. The Atlanta, Georgia-bor ... Read More

Berbett Samuels Bell
Range Chef, The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites (Garfield Robinson) Chefs to watch 2017 - The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites
Thursday Food highlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals to the ... Read More

Take a seat at the newly opened Reggae Mill Bar at Devon House, where you can sip signature cocktails and nibble on Jamaican-themed fare like jerk chicken wings and salt fish fritters. (JOSEPH WELLINGTON) THE REGGAE MILL BAR
On the hunt for a new watering hole? We recommend the just-opened Reggae Mill Bar inside The Devons ... Read More

Big Bengtsson Theory

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

As saxophonist Howard Messam played, the cityscape paid homage to the Iberostarchef On Tour’s latest  import’s adopted city. (ANTONIO GRAHAM)

The Rock arm of the international Iberostarchef On Tour series remained in Scandinavian territory as the Danish Ronny Embory passed the culinary baton to Swede Emma Bengtsson, both Michelin-star peers and New York City residents. Pastry chef-cum-executive chef Bengtsson, who earned a second Michelin-star — two stars translate to “excellent cooking, worth a detour or table excellente, mérite un détour” — for her employer, the Aquavit restaurant, b ... Read More

Recipe Corner... The Centro Restaurant of the Courtyard Marriott

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

Courtyard Marriott head chef Coatiest Gabbidon (Naphtali Junior)

Perhaps the city’s best kept secret is the stylish fare that is plated daily at The Centro Restaurant of the Courtyard Marriott in New Kingston. Managing the process is head chef Coatiest Gabbidon, who joined the team in September 2015. Indeed, Gabbidon entered the food business as a supermarket bag packer but was quickly promoted to meat-cutting attendant shortly after leaving high school. This early exposure in the food industry along with his avid interest in creating meals quickly led ... Read More

Wines from Croatia

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, March 09, 2017    

The wines are available in 1 litre, .75 litre and .187 litre bottle sizes. (Christopher Reckord)

The Stari Grad Plain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Hvar, Croatia, is an agricultural landscape that was set up by the ancient Greek colonists dating back to the 4th century, and is still operating today. This makes Croatia one of the oldest wine-producing nations in the world, albeit ranking 30th in terms of volume. Croatia has two main wine regions: Continental (Kontinetalna) and Coastal (Primorska) which are made up of over 300 geographically defined wine-producing ar ... Read More

Succulent Seafood Eats

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

Lobster was a crowd favourite based on the reasonable prices. (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

The return of the Rainforest Seafood Festival was clearly a welcomed addition to this year’s foodie calendar as hundreds of patrons turned out ahead of the 11:00 am start yesterday at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre. Patrons were treated to tasty offerings from several food purveyors serving up lobster, conch, fish done in several ways, shrimp and several seafood mixes. Jerk fish from Little Ochie was a standout. It was clearly a day for family fun and food and several family mem ... Read More

876 Legends

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

876 Legends Cheeseburger (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

The ongoing development of Fairview has brought with it new life to the city of Montego Bay. This chic business and shopping space has a seamless blend of financial institutions, entertainment spots, retail and boutique stores and eateries. One element of that blend is 876 Legends, a lounge positioned for lovers of sports, good food and entertainment. “We wanted to carve out an ultimate chill spot especially for young professionals, somewhere to relax and unwind after work and still be ... Read More

Chefs to watch for 2017 - The Tryall Club

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

Pan-seared blackened snapper with roasted pumpkin and garlic bean ragout, mashed garlic potatoes topped with chorizo and fresh tomato salsa (Photos: The Tryall Club)

Thursday Food highlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals alike to the best culinary offerings in Jamaica. This week’s featured chefs are from The Tryall Club, Hanover. SALVATORE CUSIMANO Executive Chef, The Tryall Club Born in Palermo, Sicily, Chef Salvo has brought over 20 years of culinary experiences to The Tryall Club team. The consummate globetrotter, Chef Salvo has honed his culinary skills in some of the world’s finest five-star ho ... Read More

Recipe Corner: Stuffed Whole Red Snapper

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

Chef Kenard Swaby readies to serve his stuffed whole red snapper. (Bryan Cummings)

Courtesy of Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel Executive Chef Kenard Swaby Ingredients: 3-4 lbs whole red snapper, scaled and gutted 1 lime, quartered Fish seasoning of choice for rubbing the fish   Stuffing:   2 cups breadcrumbs 4 cups shrimp 3 cups cho-cho 1/2 cup (1stick) butter, melted 4 tbsp chopped chives 4 tbsp chopped parsley leaves 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 small onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 small lime, zested and juiced 1 tsp salt 1 ... Read More

We Talk Dry, But Drink Sweet!

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, March 02, 2017    

White wine sweetness cheat sheat (Google)

This past week, I found myself explaining the difference between dry, off-dry and sweet wines over and over again. Most wine consumers are challenged when it comes to describing the type of wine that they like. The time I spent on the floor a few years ago serving wine highlighted the dilemma repeatedly, especially when it came to sweet vs dry wines. Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting an impromptu wine-tasting affair for a small group consisting of individuals who drank wine as the ... Read More

RODERIC CRAWFORD General Manager - Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel

Thursday, March 02, 2017    

Roderic Crawford readies to tuck into another Regency Room favourite — the grilled salmon as the hotel’s executive chef Kenard Swaby slices the stuffed snapper (Bryan Cummings)

My current role is... mentor and cheerleader, to challenge our team to satisfy the ever-changing preferences of our customers, and to keep the team focused on achieving established targets. Prior to joining the team a the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel I worked at... …Radisson Grenada, Trident Hotel, Almond Resorts in Barbados & St Lucia, Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall and Plantation Inn. I am bringing not only my years of expertise to the table but also... my passion for excellence, my pen ... Read More

Groovin At Smookeez By The Sea

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Smookeez by the Sea escoveitch fish (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

Smookeez by the Sea has the distinction of being that chill spot on the coast with a rustic setting that lies closest to the centre, Montego Bay. It is located in Ironshore, with world-renowned 18-hole golf courses and luxury hotels a few chains away. This laid-back, no pretence, OMG!-where-did-the-time-go spot is quietly getting notice from locals and tourists alike. Trip Advisor reviews attest to its good food and service even while hailing its rustic charm. “Our local fishermen from ... Read More



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