Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 HRH At The Regency http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/HRH-At-The-Regency-_19232214 On the occasion of the visit of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal Local Lifestyle Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT Video: Great Food, Great Vista, Great Service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Great-Food--Great-Vista--Great-Service_19232462 Wow! It was quite involuntarily. In fact I tried catching myself but proprietor of Cliff Hangar Restaurant & Lounge Errol Hanna was naturally thrilled by my exclamation... truth be told it was futile feigning indifference Local Food Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT Setting The Stage for NyamJam http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Setting-The-Stage-for-NyamJam_19232171 Chris Blackwell and Chef Mario Batali hosted an intimate group of media and friends to toast the launch of the NyamJam Festival at Spotify's headquarters in Manhattan on Monday evening. The group socialised over rum punch cocktails by Bacardi, Red Stripe beer and a selection of nyams by Mary Giuliani Catering like ginger tamarind chicken rice and pea cakes, ackee and salt fish on roasted breadfruit, and, white chocolate and Marley coffee mousse tart with coffee-coated almonds. Spotify playlists from Blackwell, Batali and participating local and international talent set the mood. Local Lifestyle Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT California Wine Country Tour with Jhannel Townsend http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/California-Wine-Country-Tour-with-Jhannel-Townsend-_19232166 It was vacation time for Jhannel Townsend, Betco Premier Limited's brand manager, and while in most other professions you try to get away from work, when you love wine and food as much as we do, a vacation in the wine country is always a winning, enviable choice. Townsend shares her experience in California wine country with us: Local Lifestyle Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT Countdown to the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival Pork Palooza on October 28 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Countdown-to-the-Jamaica-Food---Drink-Festival-Pork-Palooza-on-October-28_19232181 Thursday Life shares a few more tasty recipes to tantalise those taste buds Local Lifestyle Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT More Than A Festival http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/More-Than-A-Festival-_19231189 A four-member taste team comprising sponsors of the upcoming Jamaica Food & Drink Festival -- Drink-Nyam-Jam made themselves comfortable in the Blend Bar & Lounge of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Tuesday, spread their napkins and, armed with the appropriate silverware readied to taste and give feedback on the offerings of award-winning caterers Alexa Von Strolley and Lorraine Fung and executive chefs Mark Cole, Gary Bowes and Shea Stewart -- six of 20 confirmed chefs and culinary personalities for the 'Crisp' and 'Pork Palooza' category of the inaugural Jamaica Food & Drink Festival slated for October 28-31. The ambitious foodie event, with the long-term plan of positioning the capital city of Kingston as a preferred food destination, promises six one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience. Thursday Life whets your appetites.. Local Food Thu, 01 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT An Evening at Simply Red http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/An-Evening-at-Simply-Red-_19231085 Ahead of Tuesday's World Heart Day, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) in association with Bumble Bee Foods and Fidelity Motors welcomed patrons to an evening of food, wine and entertainment on the lawns of Jamaica House. The event, dubbed Simply Red: Wine and Food Festival, returned for its 26th staging under the theme: Caribbean Flavour, Flair and Fashion. The organisers fulfilled their promise of delivering a four-hour foodie event ostensibly to raise $10 million towards the Building Fund for the Heart Foundation Cardiac Rehabilitation & Research Centre and expand the Emergency Cardiac Care Programme. Local Food Thu, 01 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT On Wine Tour With Tania McConnell http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/On-Wine-Tour-With-Tania-McConnell-_19231192 Select Brands Corporate Marketing Manager Tania McConnell recently visited a few wineries that produce some of the wines in the Select Brands Portfolio. Here's her experience: Local Food Thu, 01 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: From The Sea To The Pot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/From-The-Sea-To-The-Pot-_19231324 It's an easy Sunday drive to Oswald's Restaurant and Seafood Bar located at Alligator Pond smack on the border of St Elizabeth and Manchester. Contrary to the belief of many it is in the parish of Manchester and was Local Food Thu, 01 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT Nuts! Nuts! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Nuts--Nuts-_19230026 No trip downtown is complete without a stop and chat with peanut man Ripton Murray, whose visually appealing cart is located at the intersection of Harbour and Orange Streets. Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Wine Chat with Chesna Haber and Debbian Spence-Minott http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Wine-Chat-with-Chesna-Haber-and-Debbian-Spence-Minott-_19229915 Recently one of my social media timelines began filling up with beautiful photos of wineries and vineyards, and I realised that many of my wine "peeps" were in wine country - Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT From Paris to Half Moon A Rock Resort, Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/From-Paris-to-Half-Moon-A-Rock-Resort--Jamaica_19229959 Britain's Youngest Baker continues her culinary global ascent Local Lifestyle Thu, 24 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Miss T's Kitchen - Nice Jamaica Country Cookin' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Miss-T-s-Kitchen---Nice-Jamaica-County-Cookin--_19230297 Sunday lunch family style at Miss T's becomes a lot more than stating the obvious: the food is amazing - every single course! But it opens up a stimulating discussion on consistency and getting staff to buy into your philosophy. Anna-Kay Tomlinson, the beautiful chef/patron of Miss T's, has found the success ingredient and is liberal in its dispensation. The smiles of her team are genuine and the desire to please evident at every turn. Recently declared The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Culinary Gem for the parish of St Ann by judges Andrew and Lucy Salm, she also copped the much-coveted Jamaica Food Ambassador of the Year in 2013. Local Food Thu, 24 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Strolley’s Slam Dunk! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Strolley-s-Slam-Dunk-_19230240 How do you land the gig of a lifetime - chef on board the yacht of multi-millionaire businessman and owner of the San Antonio Spurs, Peter Holt, for 10 days sailing around the Hudson? Local Food Thu, 24 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT A Gem Of A Find http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/A-Gem-Of-A-Find_19229103 The sign is easy to miss if you are heading to Trelawny from Kingston. Prior to the construction of the highway it was a lot more visible, and indicated for many that the journey to MoBay was almost complete. Local Food Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT From the Cruisers Lounge http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Ship-Ahoy-_19228790 Ahoy, me hearties! There are pirates still lurking in the Caribbean! Thursday Life spotted a band of pirates downtown at the intersection of Orange and Hanover Streets, followed them upstairs the building at the intersection, and found their treasure trove hidden in plain sight. Their hideout is disguised as a restaurant called Island Squeez and Cruisers Lounge. Follow us over the bridge and a pond filled with Koi fish. Local Food Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Save the date: The Jamaica Food & Drink Festival — October 28-31 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Save-the-date--The-Jamaica-Food---Drink-Festival---October-28-31_19228884 Alicia Bogues, brand manager CB Foods, tells us why... Local Food Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT 2000 New Wine Bars http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/2000-New-Wine-Bars_19228814 Any coffee lover who has travelled to the USA in recent times would at some point venture into a Starbucks coffee shop. Founded in 1971, Starbucks is the largest coffee house chain in the world with about 23,000 stores worldwide, some 50 per cent of them in the US. What began as an experiment in 2010 with one store in Seattle, Washington - Starbucks Evenings - a programme which offers beer, wines and specialty food items after 4:00 pm, will expand to around 2000 stores in the USA over the next few years. There is expansion of this programme outside of the USA also. Local Lifestyle Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Branded - Simone Abrego http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Branded---Simone-Abrego_19228801 Thursday Life (TL): How did you land this job? Local Lifestyle Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Winners' Circle - September 17 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Winners--Circle---September-17_19228843 Jamaica Observer Senior Sales Executive Karen Stevens-Burrell (third right) presented Kellogg's gift baskets stocked with a box of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, and Corn Flakes, 2 packs of Cheez-It crackers, 2 Rice Krispies Treats, 1 Kellogg's water bottle, 1 Kellogg's USB Drive and a Kellogg's cap to (from left) JN Fund Management receptionist Brittany Wilson; Ministry of Education (MOE) Records Officer Horace Johnson -- collecting on behalf of MOE Procurement Unit Administrator Odette Walker-Francis; MOE senior secretary Nichola McLeish; MOE administrator Janice Roye; and travel salesman Steven Robinson at a presentation ceremony at the Jamaica Observer's Beechwood Avenue head office on Monday. They were winners of the Thursday Life 'Branded' giveaway and were the first shortlisted readers to provide the answers: What is Kellogg's vision, and What are the items found in the Kellogg's Combo Deal? The correct responses were "to enrich and delight the world through food and brands that matter", and "2 Cheez-It, 1 Rice Krispies Treat, and 2 squeeze tetra juices". Local Lifestyle Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Matthew Lyn, chief operating officer CB Group extends an invitation to The Jamaica Food & Drink Festival http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Matthew-Lyn--chief-operating-officer-CB-Group-extends-an-invitation-to-The-Jamaica-Food---Drink-Festival_19228887 The Food: Local Lifestyle Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Video: Friday Supper @ M10 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Friday-Supper---M10_19227976 It's almost impossible to believe that this quaint spot in Vineyard Town was once awarded 'Best Kept Secret'. Today, M10 Bar and Grill is lauded as the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Culinary Gem for the parish of Kingston & St Andrew, and the woman with the seasoning hand, Claudette Tenn, the recipient of the Chairman's Award. Local Food Thu, 10 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Roe This Way http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Roe-This-Way "We're a place where many celebrations take place..." co-owner Selena DeLeon Local Food Thu, 10 Sep 2015 02:24:11 GMT Branded: Amoye Phillpotts-Brown http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Branded--Amoye-Phillpotts-Brown-_19227666 Thursday Life (TL): How did you land this job? Local Food Thu, 10 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Lunch 'Bar' None http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Lunch--Bar--None You might not know this but lunch inside the Regency Bar & Lounge of the Terra Nova-All-Suite Hotel, is one of the city's best kept secrets... that and the fact that you pretty much have bar manager Thomas Masterson at your beck and call. Local Food Thu, 10 Sep 2015 02:25:20 GMT