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FOOD AWARDS

Hot-N-Ready meets Mardi Gras

The co-branded Popeyes /Little Caesars Pizza at Manor Centre, St Andrew. (Joseph Wellington)

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 December 2016, Restaurant Associates Limited decided on a grand opening on Jan ...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 Lime Hall, St A ...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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To Drink or to Learn about the Drink, that is the question!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wine is art; wine is a drink. Some try to make wine simple, but wine is really very complicated. Wine is ever-changing, wine is fun, wine is ever-expanding with hundreds of new products released weekly around the globe. Wine is history, wine is geogr ...more

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CHEFS TO WATCH FOR 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

As we count down to our 19th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards slated for Thursday, May 25, 2017 we shed light on those charged with promoting our cuisine to the visitors to our shores. We started with Sandals Resorts Internation ...more

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A sense of Occasion

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Two years ago, when Ronny Emborg took over the kitchen of Atera, the New American tasting restaurant in Tribeca, New York City, the Danish executive chef came, not only equipped with the expected Scandinavian and wider Nordic culinary vocabulary, but ...more

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FROMAGE Brasserie Adds A Second Location @ The Marketplace

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday Food is delighted to report on expansions this week. Our restaurateurs are being bullish in this competitive market, pumping millions into their establishments to ensure customer satisfaction. Lisa and Kirk Chin, principals of Fromage, are ...more

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QuickPlate — Delivered to your doorsteps

Thursday, January 12, 2017

What happened when Monique Powell got tired of only being able to order pizza at her desk? She not only conceptualised QuickPlate but you can, just like your Uber driver, track the arrival… Thursday Food (TF): What, exactly, is QuickPlate? ...more

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Discovering Wine

Thursday, January 12, 2017

This column began exploring the vast and ever-expanding universe of wine on Jan 10, 2008, and the topic was “Buying wine in the supermarket.” Since then, wine appreciation and enjoyment have seen a steady increase in Jamaica. Almost dai ...more

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Flight of Fancy - The Art of Good Taste

Thursday, January 05, 2017

It all started with a challenge: reinterpret, reimagine and ignite. And with that the team behind The Best Dressed Chicken’s 2017 calendar set out to create a visual experience that is sure to keep you inspired about chicken all 365 days this y ...more

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Kingston, Jamaica makes list

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The New York Times Travel feature — 52 Places To Go in 2017 — There are thousands of getaways to explore this year. Here are some ideas to get you started… … dated January 4, 2017, the feature gives a nod to a few of Thursd ...more

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Ones To Watch For 2017

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is determined to drive tourism numbers through gastronomy. Those responsible for what visitors to our shores eat and, indeed, how they perceive our cuisine must now re-evaluate the offerings of each plate. Th ...more

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Recipe Corner... Jessica Hylton

Thursday, January 05, 2017

30-MINUTE QUINOA ENCHILADA SKILLET Makes 6-8 This entire quinoa skillet dish is cooked from start to finish in 30 minutes, all in ONE pot! It’s a healthy, nutritious & flavourful family-friendly dish! Prep Time: 8 mins Cook Time: 22 min ...more

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Foodie News

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Philipp Hofer, director of operations Iberostar Jamaica is once again using gastronomy to lure visitors to our shores. After the successful staging of the inaugural #IBEROSTARChefOnTour series last September which featured 2-Michelin starred executi ...more

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And we’re off…First Stop of 2017 — Frenchmen Climax

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Held on the fairways of the Caymanas Golf Course and billed as Jamaica’s premier all-inclusive party, Climax! 2017 did not disappoint. Each year this event boasts the largest wine bar and wine list on the party scene, and for me it acts as a ha ...more

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The 12 Chefs of Christmas Foodie Vision Board

Thursday, December 29, 2016

These days, there’s much talk about creating vision boards, that is, a literal board of images consisting of the things you want to do in life. Fresh off the heels of making real the food wishes of winners in The Best Dressed Chicken 12 Chefs o ...more

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Cheers From HEDO II, Negril

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year From Executive Chef Anthony Miller and his team at Hedonism 11, Negril who share six tasty options to usher in 2017 Appleton Pickled Pineapple Chutney Ingredients: 2 lb whole pineapples cleaned and core removed 8 oz Appleton Rum 1 ...more

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Season’s Greetings from Zest @ The Cliff in Negril

Thursday, December 29, 2016

What to prepare as the holiday celebrations continue just got easier thanks to Chefs Cindy Hutson and Johnoi Reid of The Cliff Hotel, Negril. ZEST-STYLE ROAST CHICKEN INGREDIENTS: 2 cups couscous 3/4 cup stock chicken 1/4 cup olive oil 1 brown ...more

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Foodie News... Uncorked Introducing Concierge Service

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Uncorked, the home of cheese, wine, bistro and specialty foods, is introducing Uncorked’s Concierge with free delivery. Perfect timing, we reckon, for the festive season for those looking for an elegant, delicious and stress-free way to enterta ...more

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2016 was A good year

Thursday, December 29, 2016

With so many new places to enjoy great wines, and several new food events with great wines sprinkled in here and there, I would have to say that 2016 was a good, not fantastic, year for wine in Jamaica. I reviewed the columns that we published all ye ...more

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It’s National Baking Day with Kathi Cooke…

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday Life declares today, December 22, National Baking Day. No better place to start, we reckon, than in the Second City with Kathi Cooke… I baked my first cake… in 1971 at eight years old, after receiving a mixing bowl and wooden ...more

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Season’s Greetings From The MoBay Convention Centre

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Montego Bay Convention Centre’s Culinary Director and Executive Chef Randie Anderson pulled no punches when throwing down for the centre’s Festive Christmas Table, last Thursday. Anderson, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and a James Bea ...more

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National Baking Day with Veronica ‘Winnie’ Allen…

Thursday, December 22, 2016

I baked my first cake… as a child. I was always around the kitchen when my mother was baking. When she was baking the Christmas cake I was there, assisting with rubbing the butter and the sugar. I bake because… I love it! As a young a ...more

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Thursday Life’s National Baking Day with Leanne Cooke-Popkin for Cakes By Noida

Thursday, December 22, 2016

I have been baking… If we can count when you sit on the counter and lick the batter, it would be 35 years! This has been a family business starting from my paternal grandmother, then my mom and now me. But I officially started putting the batt ...more

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Foodie News - Rum cake maker Tortuga...

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Chief executive officer of the company, Marcus Simmonds, says the new facility, which was officially opened last week Wednesday, will increase Tortuga’s productive capacity of rum cakes by 10 times that of its former bakery in Bogue, Montego B ...more

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