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 Star chefs to heat up The Best Dressed Chicken Pavilion at the Table Talk Food Awards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Star-chefs-to-heat-up-The-Best-Dressed-Chicken-Pavilion-at-the-Table-Talk-Food-Awards_18986989 Guests at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards can expect a sensory treat at The Best Dressed Chicken pavilion, which will feature culinary artistry from four top chefs -- Jacqui Tyson, Brian Lumley, Jason Howard and Vidyadhara Shetty. Food Awards Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Shetty & Howard for Foodie Seminar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Shetty---Howard-for-Foodie-Seminar_18987025 Barbadian born Jason Howard Vidyadhara Shetty the executive chef at Blue Cilantro Restaurant in Grand Cayman and the President of the Cayman Culinary Federation will add their voices to the discussion on the culinary industry at the Jamaica Observer hosted Foodie Seminar slated to take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Spanish Court Hotel. Local Lifestyle Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Fare Game http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Fare-Game_18974870 National pride was the name of the game for the fifth week of the Digicel/Jamaica Observer Instagram #FAinstafare competition. For the challenge, tagged 'Taste of Jamaica', entrants were called on to submit photos of Jamaican fare, and entries ran the gamut from such beloved staples as stewed peas, jerk chicken, ackee and salt fish, and fried fish and festival. Local Food Thu, 21 May 2015 01:00:00 GMT Sista P - SooSoomba Vegetarian Restaurant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Sista-P---Soosoomba-Vegetarian-Restaurant-in-Hope-Bay_18971928 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Portland, Jon Baker, adds Soosoomba Vegetarian Restaurant and Scotch Bonnet Restaurant at Match Resort to his list of culinary gems. Local Food Thu, 21 May 2015 01:00:00 GMT Rick's Café http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Rick-s-Caf-_18982699 Undoubtedly the most successful restaurant and bar enterprise in the island of Jamaica and, indeed, the Caribbean is the world-famous Rick's Café, to be found on the cliff of West End, Negril, in the parish of Westmoreland. Local Food Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Grant’s Jerk Pork & More http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Grant-s-Jerk-Pork---More From the outside, Grant’s Jerk Pork & More doesn’t seem like much. Local Food Thu, 21 May 2015 03:15:18 GMT Scotch Bonnet Restaurant At Match Resort http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Scotch-Bonnet-Restaurant-At-Match-Resort Taking the road eastwards out of Port Antonio, just past the Trident Hotel you see a sign on the right for Match Resort, take the right turn up a newly paved road and you will turn into the pleasant forecourt of the Match Resort and Hotel. Entering the tidy lobby and reception area, I am met by my friend Richard Harris, local lawyer and proprietor of the property, who, while having very competent and pleasant staff, loves to be hands-on when it comes to his guests. Local Food Thu, 21 May 2015 01:29:32 GMT Border Jerk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Border-Jerk_18972037 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Westmoreland and attorney-at-law Michael Erskine makes reservations at Border Jerk and Rick's Cafe Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 May 2015 01:00:00 GMT Puddin Man http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Puddin-Man_18982711 For those of us who race along the North Coast Highway east to west, or vice versa, Priory is not a place one stops at unless you are catching the Sunday night party or the yearly kite festival. This, however, is changing due to a small cook shop owned by the 'Puddin Man'. Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Christopher's at Hermosa Cove http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Christopher-s-at-Hermosa-Cove_18974532 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judges for the parish of St Ann, Andrew and Lucy Salm reveal their final six culinary gems. Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Zionites Farm - Organic Vegetarian Food at its best http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Zionites-Farm_18982714 We love a road trip and that's certainly one of the many joys of a visit to Zionites Farm! Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Farm Village Cafe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Farm-Village-Cafe_18974581 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of St Catherine, Dwight Scott, adds Farm Village Café, Grant’s Jerk Centre and Reggae City Jerk Village to his culinary gems. Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Reggae City Jerk Village http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Reggae-City-Jerk-Village On the recommendation of my jerkloving posse, I headed to Bog Walk in the late afternoon last Thursday for dinner with friends. Our destination: Reggae City Jerk Village. Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 May 2015 03:23:15 GMT Vintage Wine, Vintage Champagne -- What should it mean to you? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Vintage-Wine--Vintage-Champagne----What-should-it-mean-to-you-_18971830 This past week I was told of someone who had the opportunity to acquire some "vintage" wines and they needed some advice. Let me make an attempt to clear up the confusion around the use of the term vintage. Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Myrie's Thirst-quencher http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Myrie-s-Thirst-quencher-_18939801 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judges for the parish of Clarendon, Kurt and Ezmien Chin, cool us down with an all-natural Jamaican brown sugar-sweetened snow cone Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT "Something for the weekend, Sir?" http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Something-for-the-weekend--Sir-_18971807 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Kingston & St Andrew Rachael Barrett shares her final two culinary gems Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Tommy’s Jerk Centre & Sports Bar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Tommy-s-Jerk-Centre---Sports-Bar_18974587 Although St Mary boasts a few jerk centres, depending on where you are in the parish, the more famous ones may not necessarily be in close proximity. Local Lifestyle Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT The Proof Is In The Pudding http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/The-Proof-Is-In-The-Pudding-_18929347 Our overture to share 'sweet temptations' in the fourth week of the Digicel/Jamaica Observer #FAinstafare Instagram competition reaped sweet rewards for Christopher Sinclair-McCalla -- a pair of tickets to this year's Observer Table Talk Food Awards set to take place on Thursday, May 28 at Devon House. Food Awards Thu, 14 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Valerie's Restaurant and Bar ... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Valerie-s-Restaurant-and-Bar----_18924690 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Hanover, Aram Zerunian, indulges his taste buds at Valerie's Restaurant and Bar Local Food Thu, 14 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Fish Cove http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Fish-Cove_18937318 You cannot go to St Thomas and not have fish. If you're there for lunch, a true indulgence is the brown stewed fish that is cooked with seasonal vegetables, Irish potatoes and the best spices; and Fish Cove does it right! Local Food Thu, 14 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Good food at Glenn's http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Good-food-at-Glenn-s_18924748 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of St Mary, Howard Pottinger, takes us to Glenn's Restaurant... Local Lifestyle Thu, 14 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Wildflower Middle Eastern Restaurant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Wildflower-Middle-Eastern-Restaurant_18922175 Wildflower Middle Eastern Restaurant is a contemporary lifestyle restaurant, lounge and bar that embraces Middle Eastern cuisine and culture with a modern twist, enhanced by vibrant entertainment elements. Local Lifestyle Thu, 14 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT High View Sea Fish Centre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/High-View-Sea-Fish-Centre_18924581 Ever heard of Roast and Dip? Me neither but guess what? Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judges for the parish of Clarendon, Kurt and Ezmien Chin, certainly have. Local Food Thu, 14 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Cosmo's Seafood Restaurant & Bar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Cosmo-s-Seafood-Restaurant---Bar_18924629 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Westmoreland, attorney-at-law Michael Erskine, adds Cosmo's Seafood Restaurant & Bar and Indians Seafood and Beer Joint to his list of culinary gems. Local Lifestyle Thu, 14 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Come wi go Top Trelawny go eat some Yam! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Come-wi-go-Top-Trelawny-go-eat-some-Yam-_18937261 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judges for the parish of Trelawny Marina Delfoss and Janet Crick share their final two culinary gems... Local Food Thu, 14 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT