The saying "the best view comes after the hardest climb" was validated on Sunday as the Jamaica Food + Drink Festival Brunch In The Hills team reintroduced their sponsors, key clients, and festival devotees to yet another of the country's hidden gems: White Mist at Peter's Rock.
The winding trek from Norbrook to Peter's Rock — a peak in Woodford, St Andrew — was, for want of a better word, rocky, but the breathtaking vistas on arrival were worth every bump in the road.
The magnificent array of culinary delights aptly labelled brunch bites courtesy of Trevanne Donegal for Visa and well-appointed Select Brands bars were welcome sights, as too, the misty cityscape in the background. Guests settled readily in the spectacular setting which was further enhanced by Shikima Hinds and team for Events Concierge.
Brunch wrapped with two patrons walking away with paintings by Jamaican artist Alphanso Blake courtesy of NCB Capital Markets.
Page 2 relives the moment.
Out for brunch were (from left) Natalee Longshaw-Hall, manager, Wealth Management, Mandeville, NCB Capital Markets; Jodi Ann Bonito, assistant vice president, Wealth Management, Region 2, NCB Capital Markets; Renee Smith, private client account executive, NCB; Najah Peterkin, vice-president, Customer Experience & Organisation Health, NCB Capital Markets; Nicole Campbell Robinson, assistant vice-president, Group Marketing & Corporate Communications, NCB; Kimberly Martin, assistant vice-president, Corporate Solutions, NCB Capital Markets; Nadine Thomas, assistant vice-president, Private Wealth, NCB Capital Markets; Althea Campbell, marketing liaison officer, NCB; Sheree Martin, executive vice-president, Retail Banking Division, NCB; Audrey McIntosh, head, Private Banking, NCB; Jhenelle Nicholson, private client account executive, NCB; and Donnette Hines, marketing manager - Wealth, Regional & Insurance, NCB. (Photo: Dacx Productions)
Alex Diard (right), business development manager from the famed Chateau D'Esclans, introduced Carreras Limited Chairman Patrick Smith (left) and Seprod Group of Companies CEO Richard Pandohie to the three-litre bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Select Brands Luxury Portfolio Manager Debra Taylor Smith sipped Whispering Angel Rosé while delighting in the stunning views from Peter's Rock. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Joining CB Group CEO Matthew Lyn (left) were NCB CEO Bruce Bowen and his wife Suzanne. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Eye Beauty Ja principal Shelley Hendrickson (left) and Courtleigh Hotel & Suites Director of Special Projects Melissa Hendrickson McGrane felt right at home. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Pepsi-Cola Jamaica Marketing Manager Magnolia Vanegas raised her glass to a fabulous event. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)