Torrents Of The Spring — A Mother's Day Celebration

Sunday, the Stush & Simo's Mother's Day Brunch Buffet, held at the historic Arcadia Great House, Duncans, Trelawny, was the preferred destination for scores of mothers and children. The historic property, built in 1832 of chatteron lacework and wood and owned by renowned hoteliers... Read More

Thursday Night in the City Stop # 2 — Sky Dweller Ultra Lounge
New kid on the block Sky Dweller Ultra Lounge opened on Feb 23. The name is culled to resonate with those who either breathe the luxe rarified air or have aspirations to. Sky Dweller is, after all, the name of one of the most luxurious Rolex watches, and there's not much higher you can...... Read More

Thursday Night in the City Stop # 3 @ Pallet
On the recommendation of a few of our judges Pallet was our final stop. This cosy endroit — think: the early days of Red Bones, the Blues Café — opened last October. The decision, informs Ricardo Barrett, to open a cultural destination that includes live music, bar and food...... Read More

Café Blue: From Seed To Cup
Café Blue copped its first Food Award in 2007/8 in the Best Kept Secret category for the Irish Town location. Seven awards later Jason Sharp, the managing director of Café Blue/Coffee Traders Ltd, is as appreciative and just as thrilled as he was on that memorable first night. In a...... Read More

On Becoming A Wine Expert — The Essential Bottles to Try

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, May, 17 2018    

Several years ago, I began working on a wine appreciation maturity model. The aim was to categorise the different types of wine lovers — what those in sales and marketing might label the “buyer persona”. Read More

Thursday Night in the City Stop # 1 — CRU Bar & Kitchen

Thursday, May, 17 2018    

Our first stop, Thursday last, was CRU Bar & Kitchen, where, guided by fellow judge Pauline Edie and ably assisted by the establishment's operation coordinator Neil Miranda, we enjoyed quite a few new menu offerings. Regulars and the not-so-regulars will find something to delight... Read More

Stirring The Pot @ VR's Mantra

Thursday, May, 10 2018    

Co-principal of VR's Mantra Vijay Sadarangani is a happy man. He has reconnected with his passion:Food! Like many after graduating from university, he sought a job that paid well rather than allowing his heart to lead. That changed three years ago, however, when he opened Sky Bar and... Read More

Stirring The Pot @ The Sugar Mill Restaurant

Thursday, May, 10 2018    

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away... Antoine De Saint-Exupery  Read More

Wine Chat with Therese Turner-Jones

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, May, 10 2018    

Most will know Therese Turner-Jones as the Inter-American Development Bank's General Manager of the Country Department Caribbean Group which includes Jamaica. What many might not know, me included, until this interview, is her knowledge of wines and her 'wine personality', for that... Read More

Stirring The Pot @ The Pork Pit

Thursday, May, 10 2018    

The Pork Pit has been around since 1978 and, like the imposing cotton tree that dates back centuries, is an integral part of the MoBay landscape. Under new management since 2002 it remains the preferred destination for lovers of chicken — factor in almost every Jamaican — and... Read More

Banyan Foods: Jamosas

Thursday, May, 3 2018    

I made these products because... of a general need for more convenience foods which are tasty and have little or no preservatives or hidden ingredients. As a caterer I experienced first-hand the pains it took to prepare especially appetisers. So I wanted to come up with a... Read More

Best New Product 2018 - Nominee: Nescafé Frappélatte

Thursday, May, 3 2018    

Nescafé Frappélatte is... the newest indulgence from NestleIt is a... unique and refreshing treat with the perfect balance between the best of Nescafé and delicious ice cream.  Read More

Nature My Therapy: Voodles Jamaica

Thursday, May, 3 2018    

I made these products because... I made a lifestyle change to a plant-based vegetarian diet to improve my health and well-being and, after seeing the wonderful results, wanted to offer plant-based, natural and organic convenient options that are not only healthy but also... Read More

Table Talk With CPJ

Thursday, May, 3 2018    

Eyes widened in astonishment when CPJ Chief Executive Officer Dr David Lowe recently shared the company's inauspicious beginnings “CPJ started with the delivery of one container of toilet paper to a hotel in Jamaica.” That company today, is the largest importer of protein and... Read More


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