Food

VIDEO: M-10 Adds A Second Location

NMW with fellow Food
Awards judges Matthew
Hogarth (right), Christopher
Reckord (centre) and Oneal
Johnson enjoying M-10's
delicious offerings.
(PHOTOS: BRYAN
CUMMINGS)

"Forget the sign; just follow the traffic turning off on the right after you pass Orchid Village" was the emphatic message. Thursday Life was in search of M-10's second location. Let's hasten to stress the word second, for the woman with 'the season hand,' Claudette Tenn, and her son Marvin have ta ... Read More

Devon House 'IScream'
lovers all
in a row, from left:
Olivia Skeete,
Sophie Williams,
Lucas Skeete and
Victoria Williams.
(PHOTO: ANDREW
WARD) Devon House 'I-Scream' A Hit In Covent Garden
Yes, you read correctly! Devon House 'I Scream' is now available in Covent Garden, London, at the Ja ... Read More

‘Going to school and learning
what foods are good and bad for
you... opened my eyes to a lot of
things and made me lean towards
more healthy foods.
(PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS) The Summer of Dominic's Content
Dominic Richards would be checked in several of the crucial boxes of wish fulfilment for women commi ... Read More

With dinner we enjoyed some of the very best wines from Torres that are available in Jamaica:
(from left: the delicate and strikingly fragrant Viña Esmeralda, the world-class Milmanda, Torres'
finest Chardonnay, two expressions of tempranillo — Celeste from Ribera del Duero and
Ibéricos Crianza — the taste of Rioja and the powerful Salmos from the Priorat region. Wine Chat with Horacio Fuentes
Horacio Fuentes is a winemaker with substantial experience in wine production, marketing and sales, ... Read More

Easy Summer Cooking

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

easy summer cooking

What to cook this weekend just got a whole lot simpler thanks to a few resident chefs. Turn the pages and be inspired... Sesame Ginger Crusted Salmon, Organic Spring Greens, Passion Fruit Beurre Blanc & 'just picked' Green Island Sprouts Serves 2 Recipe Courtesy of Morice Lewis Executive Chef, Couples Sans Souci Ingredients for Salmon 450g salmon fillet 15g sesame seed 300 ml olive oil Salt to taste 7g cracked black pepper 10g red amaranth micro-greens 6g bulls blood micro-green ... Read More

Summer 'Secrets' Cocktails

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Secrets Resorts cocktail server Leonard Anderson holds a
tray of summer cocktails. (PHOTOS: ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

Our getaway to Montego Bay for the annual Reggae Sumfest music festival had us immersed in more than music and warm summer temps last weekend. Resting our heads comfortaby at the Secrets Resorts, our three-night stay was made even better by a melange of fantastic cocktail mixes we sipped, in-between summer beach reading and dips in the turquoise sea. Thanks to Secrets tuxedo-suited bartender Leonard Anderson -- who walks into the pool and surf fully attired to serve hotel guests cocktails, alwa ... Read More

Johnnie Walker Cocktails

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

SUNSET
MARGARITA and WHISKEY
SOUR

The quintessential man's drink — enjoyed too, by women who favour aged, oaky libations — whiskey was the go-to drink last Friday at the welcome reception for the Johnnie Walker Golf Classic tournament hosted at the Tryall Club. Behind the bar, mixologist Davian Shippy whipped up whiskey concoctions that left us mighty satisfied. (Photos: Aceion Cunningham) WHISKEY SOUR Ingredients 1 shot of Johnnie Walker Black Label 1 shot of syrup 1/2 oz lime juice Method Combine all ingre ... Read More

Chef Lumley's Budding Chefs

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Chef Brian Lumley talks kitchen
safety with his budding chefs.

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Culinary Personality of the Year and recipient of the Jamaica Observer Online Award, Brian Lumley, led his team at Foodie Focused Limited in another successful staging of the first leg of their annual culinary camp for kids, aptly dubbed 'Budding Chefs'. The camp attracted 35 children ages five to nine and ended on Friday, July 18. Budding chefs were exposed not only to the culinary side of the industry but were shown how to prepare healthier meal opti ... Read More

Cocktails & The City

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

The Kingston Kiwi (left) and Bad
Bitch cocktails from A Bar.
(PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

With cocktail refreshers on the mind, and in a mood to celebrate the end of another work week, we checked into watering holes across the city last weekend. Thursday Life shares bar-hopping moments in our search for the best places to quench a thirst intensified by humid summer nights. Cheers! (PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON) A BAR Shop 21, The Springs Plaza, 15 - 17 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10 THE MACAU GAMING LOUNGE & BAR 28 Lindsay Crescent, Kingston 10 The DECK 14 Trafalgar Road, ... Read More

Guilt On the Go

Thursday, July 17, 2014    

The Herb Roasted Chicken
Salad — a medley of
mushrooms, zucchinis, red
peppers, diced mangoes and
red bok choy mixed with
herb-roasted chicken breast.

If time doesn't allow for indulging in Guilt's scenic wrapped-verandah locale at the stately Devon House mansion in Kingston, then one can still delight in the eatery's decadent fare through its recently introduced Guilt "To Go" lunch menu. Guilt chef and owner Colin Hylton has packaged his creative dishes into artfully decorated boxes for those short on time, and maybe short on extra cash. "It is to appeal to a wider customer base," Hylton told Thursday Life. "People can only afford so much t ... Read More

Fromage’s Summer Salads

Thursday, July 17, 2014    

The sweet and sharp Kale and Apple Salad comprises apples,
caramelised walnuts and diced chicken on a bed of kale and
mixed greens. Fromage's Mango Vinaigrette dressing makes
the perfect accompaniment. (PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

The summer season is in full gear, which means breaking out the gym membership card and making the effort to eat healthier in the hopes of attaining that sacred beach body. Thankfully, Fromage, that inviting little eatery on Hillcrest Avenue, has made the goal of healthier eating a delicious option for foodies everywhere. Fromage offers a variety of tasty menu items, including a scrumptious spread of salad options. The restaurant has racked up rave reviews for its delish salads — mar ... Read More

Jamaicans Increased Snack Consumption During FIFA World Cup

Thursday, July 17, 2014    

Sovereign Supermarket Director Evadne Loshusan at the
Heineken display. (PHOTOS: ANTONIO GRAHAM)

You heard us correctly! The FIFA World Cup in Brazil which ended on Sunday with a win for Germany, turned us into a nation of snackers.. This according to information gleaned from quite a few supermarket shelves. Corporate area grocery giants, John R Wong, Michi Super Centre, CPJ Market and Sovereign Supermarket shared their World Cup number crunching with Thursday Life Nestled on Tobago Avenue in busy New Kingston, John R Wong' s convenient location made it the preferred choice of business p ... Read More

Banyan-Catering - Room For Improvement

Emma Sharp Dalton-Brown | Thursday, July 17, 2014    

The oxtail ($800)
with rice and
peas and plantain
was most
pleasing, but the
potato salad and
coleslaw not so
impressive

Receiving a WhatsApp message telling me about a new discovery, namely 'Banyan Catering' on Cargill Avenue, I googled it immediately. Intrigue set in when I saw that they cook Indian food, which I love, as well as Jamaican food. I put a call through to the eatery shortly after, and am told it is too late to place an order for that day's lunch (it was close to the end of lunchtime, after all), but they did have a few servings of a couple 'meals' left. "We only cook a certain amount of each meal ... Read More

WineWine Module 101

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 17, 2014    

Chris Reckord, independent wine consultant and wine educator, gives a history lesson on the Italian aperitif Aperol to JMMB's Joan Edwards. In the background
is Kerri-Anne Reckord, who shares a passion for the world of wines with her husband Chris. The occasion was a wine appreciation event hosted by JMMB,
where Reckord shared his knowledge with the invitees as they sampled several award-winning wines

The main challenge for anyone new to the world of wine is always to figure out what type and style of wine they like. Persons for the most part simply want to know what wine to buy or what wine to choose from a wine list. The solution is to try as many wines as you can, every opportunity you get. A lucky few had the opportunity to try some award-winning wines at a recent wine-tasting session hosted by financial services provider JMMB. Here is some of what was shared: Language of wine There a ... Read More



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