Saturday, September 16, 2023

On Wednesday evening, the Artwalk at Water Lane in downtown Kingston came alive as Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF) hosted a lime for the launch of this year's series of gastronomic events.

Scheduled to run from Thursday, November 2, to Sunday, November 5, the events promise a foodie extravaganza like never before.

This year introduces an exciting line-up of pre-festival events beginning on October 4, featuring exclusive wine-paired dinners, immersive spirit-themed cocktail affairs known as Festival Nites @ The Kitchen, the "Worthy" Experience rum tour and alfresco dining, and a Chef's Table hosted by the renowned Michelin-awarded chef Ceasar Zapata of Phuc Yea Miami.

"We're turning up the flavour and fun for our ninth anniversary in some new ways to showcase how diverse our food culture is!" said a delighted Alicia Bogues, JFDF director. "We are committed to providing something for everybody at our events. From the varied range and themes, flavours and price points, there is something to suit all interests. This is a celebration you won't want to miss."

Page 2 shares more from the lime.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work - The Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF) team of Zoe Dawkins (front), operations manager; (from left) Celeste Gordon, resident chef; Matthew Lyn, CEO, CB Group; Nicole Pandohie, managing director; Alicia Bogues, festival director; Jessica Williams, festival co-ordinator Shikima Hinds, event manager; and Gabrielle Hylton, MD, Procreate Social, paused to face the Page 2 lens. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
A Supporting Hand - Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining Floyd Green came out to support the event. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
The Life Of Downtown! - Andrea Dempster-Chung (left), executive director, Kingston Creative; Ueli Bangerter, CEO, F&B Downtown; and Janet Crick, deputy director, Kingston Creative, would not have missed out on the JFDF lime on Water Lane. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
A Worthy Occasion - The Worthy Park team of (from left) Tamika West, marketing manager; Demari Lawrence, trade developer; Claudia Laing, marketing executive; and Emeka Brown, brand ambassador, enjoyed Pineapple Park drinks. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
A Capital Affair - From left: Nadine Thomas, AVP, private wealth, NCB Capital Markets; Audrey McIntosh, head of private banking, NCB; and Tamara Waul-Douglas, AVP, wealth management, NCB Capital Markets, were happy to be in the cut. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
The Media Files - CEO and President of CVM TV and VertiCast Media Oliver McIntosh and Jamaica Observer Deputy Managing Director Natalie Chin flashed perfect smiles. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Curate This - Lifestyle curator Cecile Levee stepped out for a night of bonhomie. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Here & Now - Great Hut Resorts Managing Director Vivene Levison and her husband, executive director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund Dr Carey Wallace, have always been avid JFDF fans. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
'Lime' With Me - GenZed co-host Justine Isaacs made a stylish appearance at the event. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)

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