Accounting for taste — Outstanding Caterer Celeste Gordon

The doyennes of cookbook writing and lifestyle empire—Martha Stewart and B Smith — started out as caterers. Many chefs open up shop in order to capitalise on the latest hipster food craze; we're looking at you, avocado toast! Others chase fame via the hungry pursuit of the... Read More

Klatching up with Café Blue
Thursday Food has been catching up with winners from the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards . This week we go up the hills of Irish Town to Café Blue — winner of Best Café...... Read More

Wine Destination Experiences: A recent visit to Napa Valley
This, my first guest-writer column, is done by my dear friend Debra A Taylor, trade development manager for wine and spirits importer Select Brands Limited. She told me that she was attending a wine certification event in Napa Valley called the Modavi To Kalon (pronounced “TOW...... Read More

Dishing up some Culture — Jamaica celebrates World Sustainable Gastronomy Day
Jamaica joined other UN member states in commemorating World Sustainable Gastronomy Day on Monday, June 18 under the gazebo on the East Lawn of Devon House. Hosted by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy”...... Read More

Two in the Bush

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Chris Binns has no problem saying that St Ann is the next Jamaican food capital. “St Ann is the 'garden parish' — we have coffee, chocolate, fruit and ground provisions. Add to that it's the birthplace of Bob Marley and Marcus Garvey. Our rich culture, history, amazing... Read More

100 & Betco

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Thursday Food spotlights more spectacular booths displayed at the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, held on May 31 at Devon House.100 Reasons by 100 Hope Road Read More

Enterprising Restaurateurs Lisa & Kirk Chin

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

There are few serial restaurateurs, with various dining concepts existing under one corporate umbrella, who can truly pass muster. Immediately coming to mind are David Chang (Momofuku), Shereen Arazm (Terroni), Danny Meyer (Shake Shack), Yotam Ottolenghi (Ottolenghi) and The Rock's own... Read More

Red, White and Champagne for Father's Day

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

This coming Sunday is that time of year when many fathers are honoured by their children. Here are three great, very approachable wines with some complexity that I suggest as gifts or for you to simply buy and enjoy. I have had the amazing opportunity to visit all these producers and I... Read More


Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Limitless Champagne flowed last Saturday evening at a four-course dinner hosted by Moët & Chandon in celebration of Moët & Chandon Grand Day 2018. The dining room of the recently opened Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club was transformed into an impeccable alcove that hosted 24 of... Read More

And The Winner Best Food Product is...Banyan Foods: Jamosa

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

“I am totally overwhelmed, especially because the product is so new,” said Simone Banhan-Grant, managing director of Banyan Catering (the creator of Banyan Foods: Jamosa — winner of Best Food Product 2018 at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food... Read More

And The Winner Is... Ocean's 11

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

If location is everything, what should one say about a watering hole that only has the ocean and a marina as its neighbours? “People definitely travel just to come here,” Norman Bowen, director of Ocean's 11, told Thursday Food . Its almost... Read More

In Praise of Good Wine

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

The wine bar (enoteca, for the initiated) goes all the way back to 1435 in Italy (of course) where Al Brindisi in Ferrara holds the Guinness World Record for the world's oldest wine bar. So to call this a trend would definitely be, in a word, flippant. And, if history has taught us... Read More

And The Red Stripe Best Community Bar Award Goes To...GiGi's HQ

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

“I'm still so excited... me hearing my name called, then carefully walking on the red carpet and on the stage in front of so many people. Collecting my award and then being congratulated by so many on the way back to my seat,” gushed Jacqueline Thompson, when ... Read More

Ambushed, surprised and grateful!

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June, 7 2018    

Last Thursday, the Jamaica Observer hosted the 20th staging of the Table Talk Food Awards. With over 30 awards up for grabs and 120 nominees to choose from at this year's ritzy affair, little did I know that a surprise was in store for me... Read More


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