Food

Vive la Gastronomie!

Crispy ham and white asparagus bruschetta served at cocktail hour. (Bryan Cummings)

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Bailliage de la Jamaïque ushered in anniversary number 31, Saturday last, with its annual induction of members at the u¨ber-opulent Moon Palace Jamaica Grande resort in the garden parish. Fourteen members were inducted. Our hosts for the evening were Clif ... Read More

Frenched chicken breast scented with rosemary, brushed with a balsamic syrup and served with sweet potato croquettes. (Joseph Wellington) Tarragon and Thyme
Last Saturday, Delicious Occasions Cooking Classes and Young Chefs Cooking and Baking Club welcomed ... Read More

Eel sauce is an option for a topping. (Aceion Cunningham) Thursday Night at G’s
Thursday Life had a recent craving for sushi, so off we went to G’s Sports Bar & Grill, ou ... Read More

A quintet Salut! from table two with Fromage/OAK principals Lisa-Gaye Chin (left) and her hubby Kirk (right) with (from second left) Nicholas McKoy, manager, Chad-Ad Distributors; his wife Tiffany, manager, Lee’s Optical Lab; and Janus Strategic Marketing Managing Director Lisa Hogarth. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Deciding what
We have just over two weeks before Christmas Day, and the seasonal events have begun. I regularly ge ... Read More

Recipe Corner... Asian Glazed Ribs

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Baby Back Ribs (Antonio Graham)

Spare ribs or Baby Back Ribs Marinade Ingredients: 1cup soy sauce 1/2 cup chicken stock (reserved for the cooking step) 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tsp five-spice powder 3 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped 1 tsp cayenne pepper Glaze Ingredients: 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (optional) 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp honey (optional) 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger Method: Set oven temperature to 350 degrees ... Read More

FLOW Applauds Cumberland High School

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

(Front row, from left) FLOW Foundation Community Programme Manager Courtney Bell; FLOW Foundation Executive Assistant Shelly-Ann O’Connor; Cumberland High School Work Experience Coordinator Raxine Green; (back row, from left) Cumberland High School Principal Michael Brydson; Cumberland High School clothing and textiles teacher Jodi-Ann Wilson-Thompson; dancehall entertainer Jeffrey ‘Agent Sasco’ Campbell; Jamaica Observer Senior Associate Editor — Lifestyle & Social Content Novia McDonald-Whyte; FLOW Foundation Director Troy Cockings; FLOW Jamaica Managing Director Garfield Sinclair; caterer extraordinaire Jacqui Tyson; FLOW Jamaica Director of Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Management Kayon Wallace and 12 students from Cumberland High School give a resounding round of applause for the Jamaica Observer’s Applaud IT! initiative.

“Where you are now and the grades you are getting do not determine where you are destined to be,” FLOW Jamaica Managing Director Garfield Sinclair told the students of Cumberland High School at the final sitting of the Jamaica Observer’s 2016 Applaud It! initiative last Thursday afternoon. Inside the Devonshire at Devon House, accompanied by executive members of his team and the FLOW Foundation, Sinclair told the students to never allow anyone or anything to deter them from the ... Read More

TASTE OF TRYALL: Out of Many, One Cuisine

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Sugar cane chicken (Aceion Cunningham)

The manicured lawns of the luxurious Tryall Club in Hanover were transformed Friday last, November 25, into an exquisite culinary enclave as part of the Taste of Tryall. The annual culinary celebration, now in its seventh year, requested of its chefs the creation of dishes under the theme ‘Out of Many, One Cuisine’. More than 50 of Tryall’s villa chefs accepted the challenge. A wide range of dishes incorporating cultural elements of Greek, Asian, Italian and American were in ... Read More

Supreme Ventures Applauds the Men of Jamaica College

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

One could have heard a pin drop as Supreme Ventures Deputy Chairman Ian Levy shared his entrepreneural journey. (Antonio Graham)

Tuesday, November 29, was memorable for 10 Jamaica College students, all members of the highly-acclaimed robotics club, who participated in a working luncheon which was hosted by Ian Levy, deputy chairman of Supreme Ventures, and four members of the company’s executive. The boys made full use of the three-hour face-to-face, which began with Levy explaining how fortunate they were to be at the school. “The fact that you attend JC,” he said, “puts you ahead of everyone els ... Read More

’Tis the season

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Toasts were raised to honour of the proceedings. (Kenyon Hemans)

Some call it the silly season; some call it the happiest time of the year. Some paraphrase Shakespeare; referring to the season as ‘the best of times and the worst of times’. Call it whatever you want, the Christmas season is upon us, bringing with it all the emotions, entertainment and extra pounds. Challenging wine choices — Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner Is it that Jamaicans living here with no ties to the USA look for any reason to celebrate and eat food? I continue to ... Read More

FLOW Applauds Cumberland High School

Friday, November 25, 2016    

(Front row, from left) FLOW Foundation Community Programme Manager Courtney Bell; FLOW Foundation Executive Assistant Shelly-Ann O’Connor; Cumberland High School Work Experience Coordinator Raxine Green; (back row, from left) Cumberland High School Principal Michael Brydson; Cumberland High School clothing and textiles teacher Jodi-Ann Wilson-Thompson; dancehall entertainer Jeffrey ‘Agent Sasco’ Campbell; Jamaica Observer Senior Associate Editor — Lifestyle & Social Content Novia McDonald-Whyte; FLOW Foundation Director Troy Cockings; FLOW Jamaica Managing Director Garfield Sinclair; caterer extraordinaire Jacqui Tyson; FLOW Jamaica Director of Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Management Kayon Wallace and 12 students from Cumberland High School give a resounding round of applause for the Jamaica Observer’s Applaud IT! initiative.

“Where you are now, and the grades you are getting, do not determine where you are destined to be,” FLOW Jamaica Managing Director Garfield Sinclair told the students of Cumberland High School at yesterday’s final sitting of the Jamaica Observer’s 2016 Applaud it! initiative. Inside the Devonshire at Devon House, accompanied by executive members of his team and the FLOW Foundation, Sinclair told the students “to never allow anyone or anything to deter them from the ... Read More

Opa’s Salut (Yia Sou)!

Friday, November 25, 2016    

Raising glasses of “My Big Fat Greek wine” were (from left) Yellow Pages Director of Marketing Dave DaCosta; Wisynco Group Limited Sponsorship and Events Manager Jermaine Brown, Lasco Jamaica Limited Marketing Manager Catherine Goodall,  Spaces Limited Business Development Officer Lisa Golding and Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited Cards and Channels Marketing Manager Nicole Campbell. (Joseph Wellington)

The Jamaica Observer week-long celebration of wines and champagne continued Wednesday evening at Opa! with, you guessed it, Greek wines. Indeed, the festivities were taken up several notches as the establishment itself was celebrating birthday number three. Opa! Greek Restaurant and Santorini Skylounge proprietor Alexx Antaeus and his co-director Orlease King were the consummate hosts, ensuring not only that wine flowed all evening long but that they seized the opportunity to pair new menu optio ... Read More

Vine in Partners

Friday, November 25, 2016    

Ruth Hussey (fourth right), director, Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, home of the Regency Bar & Lounge, is flanked by (from left) Odean White, director, Financial Institutions – Supervisory Division, Bank of Jamaica; his wife Alysia, manager – brand experience and special projects, Sagicor Group; Kimberlee Rose, Betco Premier Limited sales promoter/representative; Novia McDonald-Whyte, Jamaica Observer senior associate editor – lifestyle and social content; Sharon Graham, Betco Premier Limited managing director; Natalie Chin, Jamaica Observer head of advertising, marketing and communications; and Caryll Reid, human resources manager at Guardsman Alarms. (Photo: Antonio Graham)

Another Wednesday night, another reason to Salut! The Jamaica Observer’s week-long wine-appreciation festivities found wine lovers at the Regency Bar & Lounge at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel. The early birds caught the waiter, who served the Tito’s Breeze welcome cocktail – a sweet and tangy concoction with the Betco-distributed Tito’s Homemade Vodka as its base. Within minutes, the captain of the ship, Betco Premier Limited Managing Director Sharon Graham was guid ... Read More

Cayman Table Talk: Fare Discourse

Thursday, November 24, 2016    

The Best Dressed Chicken guest celebrity chef Jacqui Tyson in prep mode for her “Watch Out For This!” shrimp-and-chicken pasta. (Garfield Robinson)

Following a most successful inaugural staging, the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, The Cayman Islands edition presented by The Best Dressed Chicken , returned on Thursday, November 10, to The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort for its second iteration. This time around was definitely the charm! Guests were met on arrival with flutes of Champagne and indulged in melt-in-your-mouth hors d’oeuvres — a foretaste of the culinary offerings to come. The cocktail hour over, it was n ... Read More

Applauding Success

Thursday, November 24, 2016    

Jamaica Public Service President and CEO Kelly Tomblin (centre) encourages the boys to pay keen attention to Clean Treats CEO Martina Christian as she blends healthy smoothies. (Antonio Graham)

No goals were scored on Wednesday, November, 16 by the Harbour View Football Club’s (HVFC) Under 13 and 15 Pay As You Go KSAFA Champions 2016, inside the boardroom of the Jamaica Public Service corporate offices. There were, however, goals of another kind — life lessons imparted by Jamaica Public Service’s President and CEO Kelly Tomblin. The occasion was the Jamaica Observer’s Applaud It! which is a week-long luncheon series that provides an opportunity for industry l ... Read More



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