And The Winner Best Food Product is...Banyan Foods: Jamosa

“I am totally overwhelmed, especially because the product is so new,” said Simone Banhan-Grant, managing director of Banyan Catering (the creator of Banyan Foods: Jamosa — winner of Best Food Product 2018 at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food... Read More

And The Winner Is... Ocean's 11
If location is everything, what should one say about a watering hole that only has the ocean and a marina as its neighbours? “People definitely travel just to come here,” Norman Bowen, director of Ocean's 11, told Thursday Food . Its almost...... Read More

In Praise of Good Wine
The wine bar (enoteca, for the initiated) goes all the way back to 1435 in Italy (of course) where Al Brindisi in Ferrara holds the Guinness World Record for the world's oldest wine bar. So to call this a trend would definitely be, in a word, flippant. And, if history has taught us...... Read More

And The Red Stripe Best Community Bar Award Goes To...GiGi's HQ
“I'm still so excited... me hearing my name called, then carefully walking on the red carpet and on the stage in front of so many people. Collecting my award and then being congratulated by so many on the way back to my seat,” gushed Jacqueline Thompson, when ...... Read More

Ambushed, surprised and grateful!

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June, 7 2018    

Last Thursday, the Jamaica Observer hosted the 20th staging of the Table Talk Food Awards. With over 30 awards up for grabs and 120 nominees to choose from at this year's ritzy affair, little did I know that a surprise was in store for me... Read More

Taste It! Eat It! Drink It! Applaud It!

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

... And this the thousands in attendance at last week's 20th iteration of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards did as they made the trek to as many of the 69 food and beverage stations as possible — positioned artfully across the Formal Gardens, The South and East Lawns of... Read More

Observer Food Awards' big winners

Friday, June, 1 2018    

Chocolate Dreams owner Michelle Smith accepts the Chairman's Award from the newspaper's chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart at the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards last night at Devon House in Kingston.  Read More

Street Food Saturdays...A Preservation of Culture

Thursday, May, 31 2018    

“Street food is real food,” boasted Chef Simone Walker-Barrett. It's no idle boast! Indeed, the last Saturday of each month is earmarked in Mount James District for Street Food Saturdays, with a trail distinguished by timely signage and locals eager to point you in the right... Read More

A Royal Tea Party For The Royal Wedding

Thursday, May, 31 2018    

They couldn't watch the Royal Wedding in the comfort of their own home, but on Saturday, May 19, chefs at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort, in Montego Bay, ensured that guests enjoyed the historic occasion in style, treating them to a luxury-included tea party with all the delectable... Read More

This Evening @ Devon House Tim Kensett For GoldenEye

Thursday, May, 31 2018    

Ahead of officially meeting him later this evening at the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards we reckon, like us at Thursday Food, you'd want to know a little about GoldenEye's new resident chef...   Read More

Essential Bottles

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, May, 31 2018    

This is the final instalment in a three-part series on what I consider the essential selection of wines you should try in order to build your foundation library of taste. More importantly, trying all the wines in this series will give you a basic understanding of the differences that... Read More

Fish Pot — Sovereign Centre's New Catch

Thursday, May, 31 2018    

Thursday Food satisfied its seafood cravings recently at the new Fish Pot Fry Fish Shop outlet, Rainforest Seafoods' wholly owned fast food subsidiary, and with perfect timing too; they've just expanded the menu offerings. Read More

Thursday Night In The City Stop #3 — Cellar 8

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

Our final stop for cocktails... From Devon House we headed up to Upper Manor Park Plaza to the multi-level Cellar 8. Read More

A Royal Wedding menu

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

It was a weekend of festivities for Royal Wedding watchers who checked into the exclusive Royal Club floor of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last weekend for a celebration of the nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Read More

On Becoming a Wine Expert, Part 2 - The Essential Reds

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

The only way to truly learn about wine is to taste wines from as many regions of the world as possible. Last week we suggested six white wines to taste for anyone who wants to broaden their wine knowledge. Read More


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