Jeannie Watson's recent Sunday birthday brunch afforded family members and friends the opportunity to not only express congratulatory wishes to the charming philanthropist, but to applaud the relatively new wooden addition of Gloria's Port Royal Top Deck.
Tanya Prawl has not only ably continued her late mother's - the celebrated Gloria whose name was synonymous with Port Royal and superb seafood- tradition, but is slowly upgrading as her customer base expands. "We added this deck last year August in time for the Olympics," she tells Thursday Food "And our clients love it". Fact is, what's not to love about the caressing breeze afforded from the top deck, coupled with the postcard-perfect view of the Caribbean Sea.
The menu options selected by Jeannie Watson's friends Chris and Michelle Bovell, Charles Hanna and Rosie McIver represented the bounty of the sea - all that Port Royal is known for: appetisers of oyster and conch fritters served with a honey mustard dip, and mains of escoveitched fish, lobster tails, curried lobster, garlic lobster, garlic shrimp, festivals, and bammies.
Eat fish in abundance for Lent and add Gloria's Port Royal to your restaurant options.
Here's to many more birthdays Jeannie.
(Photos: Garfield Robinson)
#6258 Conch fritters were served with a honey mustard dip.
# 6313/6315 Garlic shrimp
# 6329/6330 Curried lobster
# 6337 Garlic lobster
# 6345/6355 Lobster tails
# 6395 The delicious seafood offerings
# 6397 The industrious Tanya Prawl has continued her mother's legacy of excellence in seafood preparation shows off her tray of escoveitched fish.
# 6408 Gloria's Top Deck, Port Royal
# 6441 Guests at Jeannie Watson's birthday brunch at the seafood buffet.
# 6495 Jeannie Watson's husband Anthony assists Eunice Morrison at the buffet line.
# 6509 Guests enjoy the fare
# 6298 Birthday belle Jeannie Watson
#6514 Jeannie Watson (right) with her birthday brunch organisers: seated front row left: Michelle Bovell and back row from left: Christopher Bovell, Charles Hanna, Rosie McIver and Anthony Watson.
# 6242 The much in-demand oysters
# 6308 Jeannie (right), Anthony (second left) and son James with Peggy Blades.
# 6267 Jean and Norman Wright
# 6274 From left: Veenal Vaswani, Terry Shoucair and Tina Matalon
# 6284 Terry Shoucair and her daughter Tara
# 6441 Deepak Vaswani makes his way along the buffet line.