Seafoodie & Snackalicious

A three-tiered Kaluga Gourmet Access creation

18 years ago, when the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards was a mere thought in motion, foodies had to rely on word-of-mouth tips to unearth The Rock’s hidden mealtime gems. Now acknowledged as an authority in the Caribbean’s food industry, foodie regulars and newbies alike referen ... Read More

Seretse Campbell preps tomatoes and onions for the bammy pizza Street Eats
On the last Saturday of every month, Executive Chef Simone Walker-Barrett, a chef lecturer at the UT ... Read More

(from Left) Cherise Fraser and her Mom Carol Alleyne Fraser on summer vacation from Maryland, USA, for a few weeksPicasa What do you like about Wine?
I attended a recent wine tasting hosted at the new Oak Wine Bar and Lounge in Kingston where new win ... Read More

Going Loco for Coco
With some savvy video branding and innovative new ways to slice and serve , our beloved coconuts are ... Read More

All in Good Taste

Thursday, June 30, 2016    

Foodie News is keeping an eye on the eagerly anticipated Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Lifetime Achievement Awardee tastee location set to open in Liguanea this July. This isn’t just a patty shop folks, we hear the (soon to become) landmark two-storey facility with it’s striking glass and steel facade was designed by noted architectural team Zuar Ltd. as an airy and light - filled patty fuelled eatery plus coffee shop, allowing lovers of the iconic tastee treat to dine in ... Read More

Vows - Stairway To Forever

Monday, June 27, 2016    

It wouldn’t be a wedding without moments like these… (DASH productions)

A rustic garden wedding on June 8, mere days before summer, was all that Spanish Court Hotel Night Manager Marve Wilmot Jr needed to profess his love for his childhood crush-turned-fiancée Nicole Wright, field officer at the Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Vows takes you to the altar. Nicole recalls the first exchange... We’d known each other since we were nine years old and in the fifth grade. We first met when Marve and his family started attending m ... Read More

What to Wear: Casino Royale!

Monday, June 27, 2016    

Go for bold with this ABS by Allen Schwartz leopard print column, and give your date a head’s up so the look is cohesive. Spencer is wearing a suit by ZARA, and shoes by ALDO. (Naphtali Junior)

As Thursday, June 30 fast approaches, the highly anticipated premium all inclusive event Casino Royale, is set to unfurl at the Acropolis Gaming Centre and Ribbiz Ultra Lounge. In case you’re wondering what to wear to the soiree, All Woman Fashion settles the score with gorgeous gowns for the ladies from Manor Park fashion retailers FLIRT Boutique, and for the gents, Smart Mobile Solutions CEO Dane Spencer plays 007, serving up sartorial elegance CREDITS Photographer: Naphtali Junior Ma ... Read More

My Kingston - Jason Hall

Sunday, June 26, 2016    

Deputy Director of Tourism, Attractions, Cruise & Events
Jamaica Tourist Board

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Going to cricket matches with my Dad; he was a gifted sportsman and would stride majestically out to the batting crease and always put on a good show. What’s the most memorable meal you have enjoyed in Kingston? For my 40th birthday my wife prepared a feast: roast hog snapper (my favourite fish of all time), sticky jerk chicken, hummus deconstructed, almond rice (all Jamaican fusion concepts). The food was perfect in every way, but my Swazil ... Read More

The ‘Pulse’ of CFW

Sunday, June 26, 2016    

SkyGrass guitarist
Rasheed McCallum and
his Spartan Health & Fitness
Club general manager wife Regina. (Kenyon Hemans)

Caribbean Fashionweek 2016, the annual event organised by the Pulse Investments multi-brand came full circle, as it were, for its 16th instalment, with the appointment of then Pulse sales and marketing director Safia Cooper — and daughter of company chairman Kingsley Cooper — as its new CEO and the event’s traditional home at the National Indoor Sports Centre, being swapped out for the Pulse’s original home, Villa Ronai. The elevated landscape of the elegant Stony Hill gr ... Read More

So Cocktails With... Shala Monroque

Sunday, June 26, 2016    

The free-spirited photog and creative consultant Shala Monroque embodies an influential cool that secures her place as a global street-style fave and the goto guest voice in-between the covers of fashion bibles such as Vogue and the homepages of their digital platforms. The jet-setting former fashion editor and creative director waxes philosophical about life with us as capitivated ears... What’s your favourite drink? Sex On The Beach. Title of your summer beach read? Dark Money: Th ... Read More

SO Gardening June 26

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, June 26, 2016    


Dear Orchid Doc: What does the grower mean when she uses the term “mericlone orchid”? MM Dear MM: A mericlone is creating a true copy of an original hybrid plant through meristem propagating. This is usually done with a flawless hybrid. Mericlones usually are more expensive, but are the best way to ensure that you get exactly the shade you need. (I believe this is done here in Jamaica at the Ministry of Agriculture.) Just in case you have an orchid you adore, you can have it cl ... Read More

L’Escargot in Runaway Bay is Sublime

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

If I said that a sublime fine dining experience was available pon di roadside between two hideous strip malls just before the gas station on the main road in Runaway Bay, you would probably ask me to share what I had been smoking! L’Escargot, the latest incarnation of Chef Neville Anderson, proprietor of the ill-fated Aubergine, is a culinary sensation. In a little over an hour, via the highway to the North Coast, one is transported from a bustling Kingston to a quaint bistro à ... Read More

Beefing Up with Celeste

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Celeste Gordon for The Meat Experts: Pickled cucumbers with Asian-style beef tartare, wonton crisps and seaweed salad

Celeste Gordon, chef and proprietor of catering and food consultancy company Whip It Up! by Celeste Gordon – who copped the Best Caterer 2016 award at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards – invited Thursday Life to her Jack’s Hill residence on Monday for grilled beef tenderloin with peppercorn cream sauce and an Asian-styled steak tartare with wonton crisps. Armed with fresh beef and steak from Best Product 2016 nominees, The Meat Experts, Gordon serves up two succulent ... Read More

Sumptuous Resort Fare

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

[Cucina Romana]
Mushroom Kenyon Hemans

Thursday Life continues our coverage of the 18th annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards with sumptuous fare provided by a few of The Rock’s premier destination resorts. Whether you have a hankering for fruit sushi from Moon Palace Jamaica Grande resort on the North Coast or care for a shot of Blackwell Rum from Strawberry Hill Hotel — a part of the Island Outpost resort chain — from the St Andrew hills, the offerings are endless. There’s even succulent Blue Mount ... Read More



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