Grace Foods heads to the Olympics, again….

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (ADRIAN DENNIS)

GraceKennedy Foods, a division of the GraceKennedy Group, is once again the official food and nutrition sponsor of the 2016 Jamaica Olympic team. T hursday Life readers would recall the similar role played by the group in 2012 at the Olympics in London. At the range once again will be Chef Karl T ... Read More

Jerk Chicken Patties on Plate Cheers to Another 50 Tasty Years!
Continuing their year-long celebration of 50 tasty years in business, Tastee opened to the public it ... Read More

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley addresses dinner guests. (Karl McLarty) In Honour of PM Rowley & Mrs Rowley
Trinbagonian patriot Brian George, president and chief executive officer of Supreme Ventures Limited ... Read More

Petite Petit (M. J. Wickham) Petite Sirah - The Rodney Dangerfield of wine?
This past week while hanging out with friends, I was introduced to a wine that I had not tried befor ... Read More

VIDEO: Cliffside Cooldown

Thursday, July 14, 2016    

(From left) <InfoBold>Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards</InfoBold> judge Annaliesa Lindsay; Miami-based hotel developer Avra Jain; Real Estate Agent Chanda Carroll; Joseph Del Vecchio, real estate investor; and Zest|Cuisine of the Sun at The Cliff chef/patron Cindy Hutson kick-started the gastronomic weekend event with a toast. Antonio Graham

The long held wish of Thursday Life for the Caribbean to become a culinary destination is gaining traction. Indeed bikinis and sarongs alongside Caribbean chic ensembles were packed and labelled The Cliff, Negril Jamaica last weekend as from Thursday to Sunday afternoon the flavours of the Caribbean tantalised the taste buds of the gourmands who attended the property’s weekend of food, wine and conviviality. Enjoy our tasty spread complete with a poolside barbecue, breakfast at Wimbledon, ... Read More

Tour de France via The Cliff

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 14, 2016    

Couples Negril Chef Kimali
Hall, and Guest Service
Agent Deston Smith toast
the Louis Latour Saint-Véran
“Les Deux Moulins”,
France 2013. (Antonio Graham)

As I pen this article, France is about to face Portugal in the EURO 2016 final in France, and the ninth stage of the 103rd Tour de France has just come to an end. Patrons attending the first wine dinner at Zest|Cuisine of the Sun at The Cliff, Negril, had their own tour of France through a variety of aromas from their wine glasses last Saturday night. Wine partner CPJ looked to their Mouton Cadet, Maison Louis Latour and Château Minuty portfolios to pair with the Cindy & Delius Shirley ... Read More


Thursday, July 14, 2016    

Darrye Samuels (second left) and Rohan Henry with the samba girls.

Summer Samba & Smoothies Over at Courts Jamaica they are in a full Rio-riffic mood, as with less than a month to go to the Olympics they have launched islandwide samba sessions in-store complete with smoothie bars helmed by expert smoothie mixologist Rohan Henry to quench your thirst post-workout. La Dolce Vita heads North! Foodie News hears that Kingston’s reigning queen of la dolce vita Alessandra Bartoli Misir is spreading her wings with a nuovo outpost for her well-loved Caf ... Read More

Succulent Indonesian Satay

Sunday, July 10, 2016    

Indonesian Chicken Satay

If you haven’t made it to Indonesia yet, or sadly this summer your Bali experience ends with feet up on a Balinese coffee table, SO still has a recipe to get you in the easy Indonesian mood. Spicy meats are a mainstay of the Indonesian diet that leans towards curries, stews and grilled sauce covered satays. Bunda Estherlita Suryoputro shares her recipe for Indonesian Satay; a thick, tangy peanut sauce with chicken cubes and served over white rice. “This is an original Indonesian s ... Read More

Pitch Perfect

Thursday, July 07, 2016    

from left- Sharon Sterling, Marketing Manager VMWM; Yvette Bryan, Manager, Treasury + Trading VMWM; Colando Hutchinson, Head of Capital Markets, VMWM; Grace Foster- Reid, CEO Eco Farms Ltd; Devon Barrett, General Manager VMWM; Alexander Archer, Managing Director, King’s Jamaican; Kerry-Ann Buckeridge, Financial Services Specialist, VMBS and Karlene Mullings, Manager, Sales + Client Relations pause mid lunch chatter.

This year’s Table Talk Food Awards Foodie Seminar, the annual forum dedicated to the behind-the-scenes business side of the industry, focused on that all too tricky but important milestone for any entrpreneur — raising capital. Six entrepreneurs and nominees of the Best Product category were dubbed “The Pitch Principals” and given an opportunity to pitch their business plans to four esteemed judges — executive members of the Victoria Mutual Group — competing ... Read More

Haute Old Harbour Kuisine - The Kaluga Experience

Thursday, July 07, 2016    

Cajun grilled lobster on pressed green plantains topped with sorrel chutney.Bryan Cumminngs

Though its sister company Kaluga Gourmet Access is growing and expanding outside of Old Harbour, in less than three years, Kaluga Kafe has become a staple in the Old Harbour restaurant industry. The brainchild of chief executive officer Adrian Samuda, Kaluga Kafe has copped two Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards — the most recent of which is the Most Talked About Parish Gem award — since they were first introduced over a year ago by St Catherine parish judge Dwight Scott. Natura ... Read More

Cocktail Hour!

Thursday, July 07, 2016    

Genas pours the Guinness Punch mix…Bryan Cummings

While we awaited the three-course fare provided by Chef Akeeli Dixon and his team, Thursday Life checked in with Kaluga Kafe Chief Mixologist JohnPierre Genas for a taste of Kaluga Kafe’s “most talked about” cocktails, and their recipes. Kaluga Surprise Ingredients 1 oz Lilyfield Peach Schnapps 1 ½ oz Orange Juice 1 oz Smirnoff Electric BerryVodka Method Add ice to the glass. Pour ingredients in this order: peach schnapps, orange juice, vodka. Garnish with a pine ... Read More

Wine News - including what Brexit means for wine

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 07, 2016    

Arsenic-wine-cartoon by wine-folly

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of newsworthy manoeuvres happening in the wine world that can possibly affect wine and spirits here in Jamaica and the region. What does Brexit mean for wine? Within the European Union the wine and spirits trade between member nations is tremendous. Britain is a big consumer of wine from France and other European countries, so with the value of the pound slipping the way it has after the vote there is an air of uncertainty as to what will happen ... Read More


Thursday, July 07, 2016    

It’s a Lasco iCool Summer After launching a fast, popular radio ad campaign, Lasco iCool, the coolest line of drinks and flavoured waters on the market, is at it again with a rich visual campaign capturing contemporary Jamaican cool. Juici Empowers This year marks the 35th anniversary of Juici Patties, and the Clarendon-headquartered empire has been celebrating in fine style. This weekend The Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness are set to declare ope ... Read More

Seafoodie & Snackalicious

Thursday, June 30, 2016    

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 reference the awards for the best new food items, directions to the best restaurants across the island and tips on hot new chefs and caterers. Thursday Life wraps our in-depth coverage of the swanky Devon H ... Read More



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