Counting Down to the 18th Annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards - 2

Family time at Dragon Court Restaurant.

SoSo Seafood Bar and Grill 4 Chelsea Ave Tel: 968-2397 Meal- I pound parrot Steamed with Bammy Price: $2200 Mon-Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am Fri-Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am Sun: 2:00 pm- 11:00 pm Cameron’s fellow judge and attorney-at-law Matthew Hogarth popped into Hot Pot   Venue: ... Read More

This Kung Fu Girl Riesling from Washington State is both satisfying and refreshing. The aromas of white peach and lime leaves linger on the palate with a long, fresh finish. Choosing Wine For The beach
It was a beach day for me last Sunday with close friends. Naturally it fell to me to bring the wine. ... Read More

The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Chef on the Rise top three (from left) Lucian Dunn, Volae Williams, and Ricardo Allen.Kenyon Hemans And Then There Were THREE!
The Chef on the Rise competition, a popular off-shoot of the multi-faceted Jamaica Observer Table Ta ... Read More

Chicken Tikka Masala with garlic naan and mystic naan Counting Down...
Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Parish judge Dr Claudine Lewis, cardiologist, went in search ... Read More

Regency Bar Lounge at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel presents…

Thursday, May 12, 2016    


   Cheers!   Johnnie be Good    Ingredients: 1 oz Johnnie Walker Black label 1 oz Cherry Brandy 1 oz Cherry Juice 1/2 oz Lime Juice    Long Island Iced Tea    Ingredients:    1 oz Smirnoff Vodka 1oz Appleton Genesis Rum 1 oz Tanqueray Gin 1 oz Triple Sec Liqueur 1 oz Tequila 1/2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix Top with Coca-Cola    Terra Nova Minted Chocolate Chip    2 oz Baileys Irish Cream 1 oz Cr&egra ... Read More

Five Words To Add To Your Wine Lingo

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, May 12, 2016    


There are many industries that have words related specifically to them. Unfortunately the wine industry does not have its own terms, but rather uses regular words in ways that can confuse people who are new to the world of wine. We all have different tastes, and this leads us to describe what we are tasting in different ways. A few words have emerged as standard when describing the characteristics of wine, so you need to understand their meanings to successfully order what you like in a restaur ... Read More

The search for the best of the best

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

The last Saturday of evey month is Curry Everything — judges Jodi Henriques and Chris Reckord enjoyed the curried oxtail and curried goat served with rice and peas, plantain and saladChris Reckord

Food Awards judges Jodi Henriques and Chris Reckord hear Michael Erskine and Camille Shields loud and clear but invite them to visit Kingston and try not only the curried goat but the oxtail at Asia’s Cafe inside York Pharmacy not to mention Claudette Tenn’s curried goat, stewed pork and oxtail at M10. There’s Triple T too, at Annette Crescent — and let us not forget Lorna’s at 189 Mountain View Avenue —the search for the best of the best is on in earnest ... Read More

Fried Plantains, Anyone?

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Island Grill sweet ripe plantains

Counting Down to the 18th Annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Island Grill comes up every time as the spot for plantains. True or False? How about tripe and beans? Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge Josina Jackson took in Portland too, and stopped in Port Antonio’s town square for lunch at Carol’s Island Flavours Restaurant, which is by the waterfront just around the corner from the Portland Parish Council’s administrative ... Read More

Chefs on Show

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

A closer look at Executive Chef Christian Sweeney’s pulled lamb tacos with purple rain.Karl McLarty

Chefs on Show was not short of good food, refreshing beverages and an ambience of culinary expertise at every turn.The Gardens of The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel were transformed into a food paradise last Wednesday, with some 18 chefs displaying their culinary skills, all for a worthy cause. The event was organised by The Culinary Federation of Jamaica (CFJ) to raise funds for local chefs to represent Jamaica at the Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition, where they have certainly displayed cul ... Read More

Cathrine Kennedy shares a few of her culinary stops

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Saturday family affair at Uncorked: (from left) Sayan Johnston, Aryana Johnston, Cathrine Kennedy, Patricia Francis, Marjory Kennedy and, family matriarch (aka The Donette), Lisa Johnston

Counting Down To The 18th Annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, Thursday, May 26, 2016... Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge Cathrine Kennedy shares a few of her culinary stops Read More

Best local offerings search - Rochelle Cameron

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge and attorney-at-law Rochelle Cameron taste-tests Juici Patties hominy porridgeAntonio Graham

Counting Down to the 18th Annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, Thursday, May 26, 2016... Our Food Awards judges are eating their way across Jamaica in search of the best local offerings Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge and attorney-at-law Rochelle Cameron is in search of the Best Porridge How about Fried Chicken? Our lunchtime search for The Best Fried Chicken found us at Lorna’s 189 Mountain View Avenue   Read More

A career in wines

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Winemakers work in the winery and also in the vineyard.Matt Wilson

How do you find the topics to write about every week? This is one of questions I am frequently asked. My reply is always the same: “It’s a struggle; however, I tend to be guided by the many questions I am asked weekly. “ I try my best to write them down, categorise them into (a) ones I can answer with my eyes closed or (b) ones that need research. This topic of wine careers was inspired by a number of questions that I got on a recent trip to the US to attend a social media ... Read More

Claudette’s Top Class Restaurant

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Claudette Braham, operator of Claudette’s Top Class Restaurant, at the top of Spur Tree Hill

Curried goat is a staple on menus across Jamaica. But not all curries are created equal. Parish judges Camille Shields and Michael Erskine give the nod — Best Place To Enjoy Curried Goat — to Claudette Braham at Claudette’s Top Class Restaurant, which is situated at the top of Spur Tree Hill in Manchester. Just look for the rustic brown and yellow wooden building right across the road from Hood Danielle Well Co. Ltd. The restaurant is operated by Miss Claudette Braham, known ... Read More

A Delightfully Exotic Array of Modern Asian Cuisine

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Tuna Tataki Pizza with crispy flour tortilla, cucumber, jalapeño, sriracha aioli, avocado and cilantro.

I’m finding it very interesting lately that, in order to create blue oceans for themselves, restaurateurs are breaking with tradition and a new level of creativity is arising. Viva la foodies thinking outside of the box! The Drunken Dragon essentially combines the best of Asian food into one concept. Executive Chef Xavier Torres, formerly of Nobu, creates a delightfully exotic array of modern Asian dishes influenced from Thailand, Japan and Vietnam! Golly, oh gosh! This alone had me at h ... Read More



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