Thursday Night In The City Stop #3 — Cellar 8

Our final stop for cocktails... From Devon House we headed up to Upper Manor Park Plaza to the multi-level Cellar 8. Read More

A Royal Wedding menu
It was a weekend of festivities for Royal Wedding watchers who checked into the exclusive Royal Club floor of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last weekend for a celebration of the nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.... Read More

On Becoming a Wine Expert, Part 2 - The Essential Reds
The only way to truly learn about wine is to taste wines from as many regions of the world as possible. Last week we suggested six white wines to taste for anyone who wants to broaden their wine knowledge. ... Read More

Thursday Night In The City Stop #2 — Broken Plate
Our Thursday Night Kingston food crawl continued with reservations at Kingston's newest eatery [it opened on May 14] Broken Plate restaurant, where Chef Damion Stewart's dream of opening a restaurant has been realised.... Read More

Thursday Night In The City Stop #2 — Devon house

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

A shared dessert was had by our judges at Broken Plate as the decision was taken to stop at Devon House I-Scream and Devon House Bakery for sweet treats and to enjoy a fun moment at Coco Raw. Read More

Torrents Of The Spring — A Mother's Day Celebration

Thursday, May, 17 2018    

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

Thursday, May, 17 2018    

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

Thursday, May, 17 2018    

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

Thursday, May, 17 2018    

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


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