Food

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

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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

Chefs To Watch For 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Cucumber, tomato salad with coconut, dill sour cream (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

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 Round Hill Hotel & Villas. CHEF MARTIN MAGINLEY Executive Chef, Round Hill Hotel & Villas Chef Martin Ian Maginley is a talented and personable chef with a wealth of experience and a passion for gastronomy. He arrived at Round Hill Hotel & Villas Jamaica, in 2007, where he currently resides. This i ... Read More

Eating Out Next Door

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Enjoying ‘street eats’ like fresh fried churros (ONEAL)

After arriving in Havana late night, I eagerly welcomed the morning rays as they brought to life visuals of this marvellous city that has clearly withstood the hands of time. As I left my hotel on foot, the architecture of this jewel blew me away with its mix of intricacies: cobbled streets, grandiose buildings and magnificent squares. The scenery got better with every step I made. What was being unveiled was an eclectic mix of grand opulence, a collection of heirlooms – some ruined, some ... Read More

Hungry, anyone? 

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

The Best Dressed Breaded Chicken Wings with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce (Hvoenok)

Just when you thought you were settling into a routine for meals, The Best Dressed Chicken has debuted two delicious options: Wings and Tenders. Both come breaded and ready for quick preparation, either in the oven or on the stovetop. In many ways Breaded Wings and Tenders are kid-approved, allowing little tykes to explore their culinary chops by creating an arsenal of sauces. Start with your favourite “store bought” barbecue sauce and add the condiments and flavourings that best su ... Read More

Opa Greek Restaurant & Lounge to relocate to Devon House

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

The Devonshire at Devon House will on Friday, March 10, open for dinner only as OPA Mediterranean (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO)

There were no free tables at Opa Greek Restaurant on Valentine’s Night at Opa. Truth be told, there has never been a free table in the three years of its hosting the year’s most romantic night. Restaurateur and award-winning composer/recording artiste/producer Alexx Antaeus used the opportunity to thank guests for their patronage and to announce that this would be their last evening at the 75 Hope Road location. OPA was moving to Devon House. The reopening date: Friday, March 10, 201 ... Read More

The Verandah Steakhouse to open at Devon House

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Chef Dawn Tyson is the author of Soul Southern American Cuisine.

It’s been a long time coming, but good things come, they say, to those who wait, and the big news this week is that the Terrace at Devon House is to open by mid-March 2017. The restaurant will be called The Verandah Steakhouse On The Verandah At Devon House and the chef de cuisine will be Chef Dawn Tyson, author of the cookbook Soul and former competitor on Food Network ’s Rewrapped. Chef Dawn Tyson along with Michael Thorpe came under our radar last year when we featured their Brow ... Read More

Special Wine Days of the Year

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

J Wray and Nephew poured five diverse red wines – from the light-bodied Pinot noirs, medium Merlots, spicy Shiraz and full round Cabernet Sauvignon. (Christopher Reckord)

About a week ago, I noticed references to “National Drink Wine Day 2017” on many social media channels, and the celebration date was listed as February 18, 2017. As usual I tried to find out about its origin and purpose, as America has many days designated (some officially; most, unofficially) as national days of some product or practice. Purpose and Origin According to the official website: “The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits o ... Read More

Wine With Me Reopens in Negril

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Cosy banquette seating (Cecile Levee)

Design maven Cecile Levee, who has been super-busy creating über-fab interiors, has thankfully carved out enough time to recreate Wine With Me, Negril, and to share with Thursday Food that “Wine With Me, Jamaica’s first premium wine bar, has once again reopened its doors in a new location, the capital of casual, Negril,” at the Beachcomber Hotel, Norman Manley Blvd. Indeed, many have already applauded the initiative, declaring it to be “what Negril was missing&hell ... Read More

Thai Sushi, Anyone?

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Mystic roll with salmon, truffle oil, escallion and avocado. (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

In Japanese culture sushi is considered an art form because its appearance is just as important as its taste. True sushi lovers are always on the lookout for great-tasting sushi but also enjoy the craftsmanship that goes into constructing this delicacy. Mystic Thai piqued our curiousity as on our last visit we were invited to their Tuesday sushi night. We reckon there had to be something different about their sushi. Naturally, we were interested in the taste, ingredients and construct but we ... Read More

Chefs to Watch for 2017 - Hedonism II, Negril

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Davey Thomas, lead cook, Pastafari Italian Restaurant, Hedonism II Resort (HEDO 11)

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 Hedonism II, Negril Davey Thomas Lead cook, Pastafari Italian Restaurant, Hedonism II Resort At age six, Davey Thomas would study the ingredients as his mother cooked. Then he would try and replicate her cooking to see how his compared. All that practice still did not lead him to a six-burner stove. Actually, he took what ... Read More

A ‘Pop Up’ Culinary Adventure

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

From left: Timothy Skyers, Charissa Henry, Mishonie Swack, Brian Lumley, Allison Porter-Smalling, Andre Sewell, Alexa Von Strolley, Reshma Vaswani, Haleem Card, Rebecca Karram, Simon Levy and Alistair Porter ready to dine. (Antonio Graham)

One week after Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2015 Caterer of the Year Alexa Von Strolley gave Kingston its latest culinary destination, she, along with eight of her culinary peers, cooked up a storm at Kayter Pop-Up Gourmet Kitchen located at 18 Ballater Avenue. The result: a scrumptious spread of the not-so-traditional. Thursday Food naturally left with the recipes and reckon that like us, you might wish to try a few. Bon Appétit! Camembert and Smoked Gouda Fondue with Truf ... Read More



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