Food

An Evening at KGN KITCHEN

KGN Kitchen directors (from left) Jacqui ‘Juicy Chef’ Sinclair, Melanie Miller, and Leisha Wong.

The conceptualisers of KGN Kitchen -- Jacqui 'Juicy Chef' Sinclair, Leisha Wong, and Melanie Miller -- returned with the fifth staging of their annual culinary food event. The Night Market-dubbed foodie expo -- found patrons traipsing the pathways of the Hope Botanical Gardens-venued marketplace in ... Read More

Reyna Mastrosimone, co-founder of NyamJam Festival, and José Enrique, credited
as putting Puerto Rican food on the world’s stage with his namesake restaurant at
La Placita de Santurce — named one of Condé Nast Traveller’s Best New
Restaurants and Food & Wine Magazine’s — Best New Chef roster in 2013, share
satisfied smiles during lunch at Café EITS. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) Prepping For NyamJam - November 13-14
What brings celebrity chef Mario Batali's BFF Reyna Mastrosimone to Jamaica and, most importantly, t ... Read More

Mario Batali Meet the chefs… Mario BATALI
Mario Batali — 25 restaurants nationwide, 10 cookbooks, Emmy Award-winning major network telev ... Read More

April Bloomfield Meet the chefs… April BLOOMFIELD
April Bloomfield, executive chef and coowner of Michelin-starred restaurants The Spotted Pig, The Br ... Read More

New Wine Discoveries Part 2

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Avalon Napa Cabernet Sauvignon importer Select Brands Marketing Manager
Debra Taylor was happy to share this bottle with us.

As promised last week, today I will share with you a few more new wines that have rcently hit our local markets. Almost every importer has new wines landing on the island. We got to taste some of the early samples and here is what we liked. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Hands of Time When a wine lover opens a box of wine samples and glimpses a bottle with the storied Stag's Leap Wine Cellars on the label, there is a certain level of excitement nudging you to open that bottle first. Stag's Leap Win ... Read More

An Evening Of Fine Jamaican Cuisines

Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Paella from RIU
Montego Bay

The landscaped grounds of the historic Rose Hall Great House were transformed into a veritable wonderland of culinary delight Saturday last, as the Montego Bay Chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) hosted 'An Evening of Fine Jamaican Cuisines,' its fifth annual marquee fund-raiser for supporting education. Patronised by the stylish set of the west, the evening's fare featured a variety of sumptuous dishes meticulously prepared by executive chefs from the resort belt of St ... Read More

BRANDED BRANDED - Terence Slater

Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Terence Slater, brand manager, National Baking Company, speaks to attorney-at-law Nateline
Cato about the nutritional benefits and versatility of the National Healthy Start bread and
Smart Eggs.

Thursday Life: (TL): Why is National Baking Company partnering with CB Foods? Terence Slater (TS): National Baking Company and CB Foods have strong commercial linkages and share a similar philosophy of providing high-quality, safe and nutritious foods for our valued consumers. Both companies saw the opportunity to co-brand nutritious, healthy proteins with a premium baked product that when combined make delicious healthy meals that all our consumers can enjoy. The Live Smart, Live Healthy cam ... Read More

Jamaican Pâtissier For L’Hommage Bistro Français, Mount Vernon

Thursday, August 20, 2015    

(L) L'hommage bakery
(R) Jamaica
Observer
Table Talk
Food Awards
2005/2006
Dessert/Pastry
Chef Of The
Year Nicole
Shirley.

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2005/2006 Dessert/Pastry Chef Of The year recipient Nicole Shirley has been quietly advancing her skills as a chef pâtissier in Chicago. She graduated from The French Pastry School with L'Art de la Pâtisserie (a professional baking and pastry certification) in 2013 and relocated to Washington, DC, where she will next month commence work at L'Hommage Bistro Français in the Mount Vernon Triangle. The restaurant and bakery, according to a ... Read More

Video: Strawberry FIELDS Forever

Thursday, August 20, 2015    

Strawberry Patch Café &
Grill cook Jennifer
Wright McKenzie
presents her awardwinning
fried chicken.

With August drawing to a close, allow Thursday Life to take you down to Strawberry Fields… where everything is real… and where Miss Jen’s chicken served at The Strawberry Patch Café & Grill is an absolute must! Named the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2015 culinary gem for the parish of St Mary, the restaurant delivers comfort food that can be had in several amazing settings. There’s certainly the restaurant — and parish judge Howard Pottin ... Read More

Jacqui's Jamaican Rum Cakes Named One Of Texas' Best

Thursday, August 20, 2015    

Jacqui's Jamaican rum cake

Jacqui's Jamaican Rum Cakes, created by former Jamaica House executive chef and Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards nominee Jacqui Francis, is named one of 25 finalists in the H-E-B Primo Picks... Mention the name Jacqui Francis to many a Kingstonian foodie, and her nomination -- five years in a row at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards -- immediately comes to mind. So too, the delicious food that was plated from her kitchen on Constant Spring Road, atop Champions Battery and at Ja ... Read More

New Wine Discoveries — The Dark Ones

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August 20, 2015    

Jackie Charlton-Domenico, who was en route to another function,
sat a while to sip and contemplate the Ménage à Trois Midnight Dark
Red Blend.

I guess it's about that time of the year when our major wine importers start sourcing new products for the Christmas season. I think there are at least a dozen new wines on the market, so over the course of the last weekend, as friends popped in and out, we tasted a few. Today I share my thoughts on the bigger, bolder, darker styles. Ménage à Trois Midnight Dark Red Blend This wine was an instant crowd-pleaser. According to its producers, a Napa Valley winery named Folie a Deux, ... Read More

Winners' Circle - August 20

Thursday, August 20, 2015    

Michaela Francis (centre), Coca-Cola brand marketing manager
(Wisynco Group Limited), and Coca-Cola marketing assistant Tiffany
Simmonds (right) presented goodie baskets to (from left) Audrae
Adjudah, Ministry of Education telephone operator; Velma Ritchie,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Free Trade (MoFAFT) secretary;
Pastoria McLean, Scotiabank implementation officer; Jacqueline
Finch, Ernst & Young Services Limited senior executive assistant;
and Carla Watson, MoFAFT administrative assistant.

Michaela Francis (centre), Coca-Cola brand marketing manager (Wisynco Group Limited), and Coca-Cola marketing assistant Tiffany Simmonds (right) presented goodie baskets to (from left) Audrae Adjudah, Ministry of Education telephone operator; Velma Ritchie, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Free Trade (MoFAFT) secretary; Pastoria McLean, Scotiabank implementation officer; Jacqueline Finch, Ernst & Young Services Limited senior executive assistant; and Carla Watson, MoFAFT administrative assist ... Read More

Farmer Martin's One Stop

Thursday, August 20, 2015    

Farmer Mitchell
Martin reaches for
a fresh naseberry.

Okay so you've had a super day at Strawberry Fields Forever -- don't you dare however, not make a stop for your week provisions at Farmer Martin's attractive stall. Not only will you get plantains, sugarcane, naseberries, refreshing coconut water, ripe bananas, jackfruit pineapples and oranges but an uplifting five minutes of reasoning. Tell him the #O Team sent you for even better prices. (Photos: GarfieldRobinson) Read More

Table Talk @ Estate 101

Sunday, August 16, 2015    

Jamaica Observer Managing Director Danville Walker (left) with Restaurant of the Year and The
Chairman’s Award recipient, Chaud Restaurant Chef/Patron Khalid Mohammed, and Giselle Laronde-
West, senior manager of public affairs and communications, Angostura Holdings Limited, who
accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the company.

And it certainly was The Talk! From securing the oh-so-want-a-peek-inside Estate 101, the house atop Saddle Road, Maraval that stood dilapidated for decades and now equisitely restored by the stylish and impressively hands-on CEO and founder Debora Cumberbatch. The by-invitation-only event dispatched to the twin republic's culinary and style influencers as well as those on the verge of culinary greatness by the Hon Danville Walker, OJ JP, the man labelled Mr Fix It, not just in Jamaica but thr ... Read More



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