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FOOD AWARDS

Thai Sushi, Anyone?

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 inv ...more

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Chefs to Watch for 2017 - Hedonism II, Negril

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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, He ...more

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A ‘Pop Up’ Culinary Adventure

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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 ...more

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A Tasty Debut

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A look at the menu at Debut Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant immediately gives the feeling that you are about to experience a culinary journey. Menu options certainly draw from different parts of the world. These include Indian chicken tikka, Lebanese chi ...more

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Chill the wine, Not The Glass

Thursday, February 16, 2017

This continues to be a sore topic for many wine consumers. Thrice last week I had to endure ‘hot’ wine. When one bartender even offered me ice for my wine, I thought to myself: “Haven’t we been preaching this enough?” C ...more

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A ‘Pop’ of Flavour

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Alexa Von Strolley has given Kingston its newest culinary destination. The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2015 co-recipient of Caterer of the Year fulfilled a vision board checklist item, last weekend, with the launch of her Kayter Pop-Up Ki ...more

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Campari, Take 5! - Part 2

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Thursday Life concludes its Campari Red Diaries — every cocktail tells a story — 12 Cocktails reveal captured brilliantly by acclaimed Argentinian photographer Ale Burset and directed by Ivan Olita. A Hora Incomparavel Fabio La Pietra ...more

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Red Stripe Launches Cans Of Flavoured Beer

Thursday, February 09, 2017

What’s sleek, slips perfectly in your handbag and looks elegant in your hand? Red Stripe Sorrel and Lemon Paradise, that’s what! We’ve not seen the cans front-row fashion week yet, but we will be on the lookout! Until then enjoy t ...more

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Café Mocha, Not Your Ordinary Coffee Shop

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Café Mocha sounds like just a coffee shop, right? Well, it’s not! This eatery serves a mean escoveitch fish (yes, you read right, escoveitch fish). While it does serve a wide variety of coffee offerings, the food complement does not rev ...more

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All the way from Lodi — Michael David Winery

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The very first time I paid attention to the Lodi region, located in the Central Valley of California, east of San Francisco Bay, was when they had a trade tasting at a Society of Wine Educators event that I attended several years ago in Oregon. Zinfa ...more

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Chefs to watch for 2017 - Montego Bay Convention Centre 

Thursday, February 09, 2017

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 Montego Bay Convention Centre Randie Anderson Executive Ch ...more

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Chefs to Watch for 2017

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Thursday Food spotlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals alike to the best culinary offerings Klaus Frauenschlager Executive chef — Iberostar Grand Hotel Chef Klaus studied at the prestigious School of H ...more

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Campari Take 7! #RedDiaries

Thursday, February 02, 2017

What to do after a 17-year successful Campari Calendar run? Well, if you’re Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO Gruppo Campari, you up the ante and, in his own words, “move out of your comfort zone and raise the bar… innovate without ever f ...more

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12 Chefs of Christmas Cementing Relationships

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Sunday last, Thursday Life was on site at the 12 Chefs of Christmas thank-you dinner hosted at the well-appointed home of President and CEO of Jamaica Broilers Group Christopher Levy and his wife Sally. The exquisite affair included friends and fami ...more

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Peppa’s Cool Spot

Thursday, February 02, 2017

True foodies from Kingston to Montego Bay know the name Peppa. Indeed, once the name is mentioned it’s sure to evoke a few fond food memories. Whether from his stints at Coral Cliff, (yes, those Sunday brunches are still talked about), Chill Ou ...more

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Hard Rock Café, MoBay, Creating Tasty Memories

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Jamaica officially welcomed its first Hard Rock Café in Montego Bay late last year and Thursday Life is delighted to report that the buzz is worthy of note. Hard Rock Café Montego Bay features music memorabilia in sync with being in th ...more

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From the Grapes to the Bottle — What Happens in the Winery

Thursday, February 02, 2017

While the grapes for making red, white, rosé and sparkling wines are picked in similar fashion, they are all converted to wine in slightly different ways. I think it is important to have an idea of how wine is made, because it will help the wi ...more

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Video: ALL THE KRAVE!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

We arrive at Krave, which now enjoys the reputation as a two-time best brunch recipient of the Trinidad & Tobago Table Talk Food Awards. The restaurant acquired their second nod in the category, two Tuesdays before — thanks to the leadershi ...more

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Video: ‘Rum, Rhythm & Roots’

Thursday, January 26, 2017

British-Jamaican reggae musician, celebrity chef and restaurateur Keith Graham, also known as Levi Roots, has been working with Sandals Resorts International for the past few years on a fantastic and most fabulous concept called ‘Rum, Rhythm &a ...more

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On the go at Viaaa

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hours ahead of the Trinidad & Tobago Table Talk Food Awards at Estate 101 in Maraval, two Tuesdays ago — en route North — just outside of San Fernando, we stop at Tarouba Plaza in Marabella to get a slice of the bustling lunch-time c ...more

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The Cream Continues To Rise at Aioli

Thursday, January 26, 2017

It’s Monday, January 16 in the Trinibagonian capital of Port of Spain, and founder & executive chef John Aboud’s gourmet temple Aioli beckons — this the eve of the third Trinidad & Tobago Table Talk Food Awards. Hesitation t ...more

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How wine is made, and why you should care

Thursday, January 26, 2017

An understanding of how grape juice is turned into wine will give us some insight into this complex world and will also help to demonstrate that all wines are not created equal. Simply saying that wine is made through fermentation — a process b ...more

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Hot-N-Ready meets Mardi Gras

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The spirit of Hot-N-Ready Meets Mardi Gras was alive on Monday afternoon when Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Little Caesars Pizza celebrated the grand opening of a new location in Manor Centre. Though the doors may have opened for business in Decemb ...more

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Chefs to watch 2017 - A Taste of Couples

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday Food spotlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals alike to the best culinary offerings. Errol Sewell, pastry chef, Couples Negril     A young, inspiring 32-year-old pastry chef who hails from ...more

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Coming Soon… Whitebones Seafood Express

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Whitebones Seafood Restaurant, which is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Richard and Jacqueline Elliott and located at 1 Mannings Hill Road, Mary Brown’s Corner, opened on February 6, 2006. A decade later the couple has, as a result ...more

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Recipe Corner... with Jessica Hylton

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Our award-winning food blogger and attorney-at-law Jessica Hylton shares a few tasty options for 2017 FLOURLESS APPLE PIE PANCAKES These Flourless Apple Pie Pancakes are only 100 calories, made with ground oats, filled with delicious caramelised a ...more

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