Dinner At Seven Prime

8 oz grilled tenderloin steak with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

Seven Prime Restaurant is a quiet oasis on Montego Bay’s famed Gloucester Ave, referred to as the Hip Strip (bottom road, as the locals say) and, unlike its counterparts that feature balcony views of the Caribbean Sea, Seven Prime sits to the back of Altamont West Hotel. This unique setting of ... Read More

New York University Food Studies master’s student and second-generation Jamaican Briana Riddock — an Atlanta, Georgia-born aspiring chef — greeted our lens ahead of last Saturday’s dinner party that featured her culinary handiwork. (KENYON HEMANS) Briana’s Homecoming
It’s been four long years since Briana Riddock last visited The Rock. The Atlanta, Georgia-bor ... Read More

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Range Chef, The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites (Garfield Robinson) Chefs to watch 2017 - The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites
Thursday Food highlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals to the ... Read More

Take a seat at the newly opened Reggae Mill Bar at Devon House, where you can sip signature cocktails and nibble on Jamaican-themed fare like jerk chicken wings and salt fish fritters. (JOSEPH WELLINGTON) THE REGGAE MILL BAR
On the hunt for a new watering hole? We recommend the just-opened Reggae Mill Bar inside The Devons ... Read More

A Tasty Debut

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Orders of brick oven-style pizzas (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

A look at the menu at Debut Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant immediately gives the feeling that you are about to experience a culinary journey. Menu options certainly draw from different parts of the world. These include Indian chicken tikka, Lebanese chicken shish tauak, honey and mustard glazed barbecue pork sausages, jerk chicken, home-made cheese ravioli and jalapeño cheese poppers. The restaurant is also one of the newest eateries in the resort city of Montego Bay and is located on ... Read More

Chill the wine, Not The Glass

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Wine serving temperature guide by Wine Folly (Reckord)

This continues to be a sore topic for many wine consumers. Thrice last week I had to endure ‘hot’ wine. When one bartender even offered me ice for my wine, I thought to myself: “Haven’t we been preaching this enough?” Chilling the glass is for cocktails. Serving temperature is one of the three most important components in our control that will affect our enjoyment of wine; two other important components are stemware and aeration — letting the wine breathe. ... Read More

A ‘Pop’ of Flavour

Thursday, February 09, 2017    

The Bao — Red Stripe-braised beef short rib, béarnaise pavé, confit mushrooms, roasted shallot and zucchini ragout and truffle béarnaise (KARL McLARTY)

Alexa Von Strolley has given Kingston its newest culinary destination. The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2015 co-recipient of Caterer of the Year fulfilled a vision board checklist item, last weekend, with the launch of her Kayter Pop-Up Kitchen on Ballater Avenue. “I have a lot of chef friends in the industry,” Von Strolley told Thursday Food as she oversaw preparation of gourmet bites in the kitchen, Saturday last, for an intimate gathering of her nearest and dearest. &ld ... Read More

Campari, Take 5! - Part 2

Thursday, February 09, 2017    

A Hora Incomparavel
Fabio La Pietra
Brazil© PepeFotografia

Thursday Life concludes its Campari Red Diaries — every cocktail tells a story — 12 Cocktails reveal captured brilliantly by acclaimed Argentinian photographer Ale Burset and directed by Ivan Olita. A Hora Incomparavel Fabio La Pietra Brazil Ingredients 4 cl Campari 4 cl Cinzano 1757 Vermouth Rosso infused with peanuts 7pm soda, dehydrated grapefruit and lemon peel Method • Place a large chunk of ice in the glass. • Pour the soda in, then Campari and the peanut-in ... Read More

Chefs to watch for 2017 - Montego Bay Convention Centre 

Thursday, February 09, 2017    

Montego Bay Convention Centre Executive Chef & Director of Culinary Randie Anderson (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

Thursday Food highlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals alike to the best culinary offerings in Jamaica. This week’s featured chefs are from the Montego Bay Convention Centre Randie Anderson Executive Chef, Director of Culinary, Montego Bay Convention Centre Randie Anderson, originally from Southfield in St Elizabeth, has been cooking since he was 18 years old and started to take his craft seriously even from then. Anderson studied Culinary Arts an ... Read More

Red Stripe Launches Cans Of Flavoured Beer

Thursday, February 09, 2017    

Red Stripe flavoured beers, notably Lemon Paradise and Sorrel, are now available in cans.  (ANTONIO GRAHAM)

What’s sleek, slips perfectly in your handbag and looks elegant in your hand? Red Stripe Sorrel and Lemon Paradise, that’s what! We’ve not seen the cans front-row fashion week yet, but we will be on the lookout! Until then enjoy the new look in a can and the bold, crisp flavours of Lemon Paradise and Sorrel. “Introducing cans is an initiative that we are really excited about,” said Nasha- Monique Douglas, senior brand manager for Red Stripe. “It’s a co ... Read More

Café Mocha, Not Your Ordinary Coffee Shop

Thursday, February 09, 2017    

The exterior of Café Mocha (ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

Café Mocha sounds like just a coffee shop, right? Well, it’s not! This eatery serves a mean escoveitch fish (yes, you read right, escoveitch fish). While it does serve a wide variety of coffee offerings, the food complement does not revolve around croissants, sandwiches, bagels and muffins, but well-prepared meals worthy of note. Menu offerings include jerk chicken flatbread, jerk pork spring rolls and pork chops. Fast becoming the preferred spot for young entrepreneurs in the sec ... Read More

All the way from Lodi — Michael David Winery

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, February 09, 2017    

The range of wines from the Michael David Winery that will be available at Uncorked. (Christopher Reckord)

The very first time I paid attention to the Lodi region, located in the Central Valley of California, east of San Francisco Bay, was when they had a trade tasting at a Society of Wine Educators event that I attended several years ago in Oregon. Zinfandel always pops to mind each time Lodi is mentioned, as most of the great Zinfandels that I have tasted are from this region. It’s no wonder that Lodi has been dubbed the “Zinfandel Capital of the World”. Lodi has been raising the ... Read More



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