Looking Back At 2017

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, January, 4 2018    

Last year saw the interest in wine continue to grow here in Jamaica. New wine-centric establishments were opened while others expanded. Accurate and up-to-date wine consumption information and total wine importation numbers are hard to come by so I tend to look at international surveys... Read More

Royale New Year's Eve

Thursday, January, 4 2018    

'Celebrating your nobility with cuisines of royal influence from around the world' was the New Year's Eve promise of co-hosts Ruth Hussey, managing director of the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, and her granddaughter Christelle Harris. Retained to handle the culinary obligations was the... Read More

Cafe Dolce by Fromage

Thursday, December, 28 2017    

Restauranteurs Lisa and Kirk Chin are closing 2017 as they started it: super-upbeat about the restaurant industry. Following the runaway success of Fromage Brasserie at the Marketplace, opened in January, and the glamorous makeover of Fromage Bistro at 8 Hillcrest Ave — and let's... Read More

M10 gets merry

Thursday, December, 28 2017    

Customers were feted in grand style on Monday, December 18, at the award-winning M10 Bar & Grill. With Bambino playing the role of musical host and music by Chromatic, Renaissance, Coppershot, Stone Love and DJ YOLO, copious cups of mannish water, the celebrated Leslie 'Juicy' McKie... Read More

Talk of the Town: where The Past Dictates the Future

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, December, 28 2017    

There are few events curated by organisations with the express purpose of preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table and promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality arts. The gastronomic society known as the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the only one of its kind in Jamaica... Read More

New Year's Cheer

Thursday, December, 28 2017    

NEW YEAR'S TABLE SPREAD  Roast Turkey6 to 8 kg Bronze turkey170g of soft butter250g of pancetta / bacon1 onion, peeled and halved1 leek, halved1 carrot, halved Read More

Baking with Kimtoya Gordon

Thursday, December, 21 2017    

Kimtoya Gordon baked her first cake at the age of nine... but whilst in college I decided to start baking professionally to support myself. I did a three-tier fruitcake for a wedding but before doing so I experimented with at least five recipes until I perfected my own recipe for... Read More

Asafa bakes

Thursday, December, 21 2017    

Thursday Food is in the kitchen with sprint star Asafa Powell and his daughter Avani, who are celebrating a first — baking their first Christmas cake together. “I'm keeping the Linstead/Ewarton family tradition alive by using a metal mixing bowl to actually... Read More

Baking with Kerene Stephens-Spencer

Thursday, December, 21 2017    

Kerene Stephens-Spencer, co-principal, Baywest Wellness Clinic and RK Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, tells Thursday Food that making Christmas cakes has been a tradition in her family for generations. Indeed, her grandmother Violet Taylor is a caterer... Read More

Four Generations of Bakers

Thursday, December, 21 2017    

Monique Sewell-Smith has been baking from as far back as she can remember... Baking was my mommy's passion; whether she was feeling up or down it's what soothed her. Christmas she just made everything extra-special and it all started with the Christmas cakes. Read More

Starbucks Montego Bay

Thursday, December, 14 2017    

A mere month after opening its doors Starbucks Montego has already brewed up a strong following of local support and overwhelming response from visitors on the city's famed Hip Strip (Gloucester Ave). Read More

Uncorked Opens A Second Location

Thursday, December, 14 2017    

The opening of Uncorked West just over a week ago in Montego Bay has introduced a light, crisp, fresh note to the expanding culinary tapestry of Western Jamaica. Located in the rapidly expanding shopping and commercial district of Fairview, the establishment has already attracted several... Read More

Order's Up For New Cocktails

Thursday, December, 14 2017    

Barhopping in search of the next hip libation? May we recommend you hit up the Terra Nova Hotel & Suites Regency Bar & Lounge, and order one of their three new cocktail additions — Mr Wisdom, the Kingston Girl and Tallawah's Swizzle? Read More

Salut! 7 Pours, 40 Wines, 1 night

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

The Jamaica Observer- conceptualised Salut! affords wine importers/distributors the opportunity to showcase new wines and to reacquaint the market with their existing portfolios prior to the holiday season. From the inception in 2011 it began as a week-long affair with wine-centric... Read More

Applauding The Final Plates

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

All good things must come to an end, and Thursday Food shares the final moments of the Jamaica Observer's Applaud It! initiative which provides students with the unique opportunity of sharing a formal meal with industry leaders. These master classes... Read More


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