Tongue Tai'd — Kingston's new Thai ice cream roll shop, Tai Tai

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

“I've always said that if I was ever granted a few wishes, to eat as much ice cream as I want, without any consequences, would be one of them.” These words from Tai Tai Ice Cream Rolls founder & CEO Kendra Carberry-Walters reflect just how dedicated she is to the product... Read More

Grace Previews Its Sumfest Line-Up

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

On Sunday, July 8, Grace Kitchens in conjunction with Downsound Entertainment previewed some of the items that the brand will serve in the food hall at Reggae Sumfest between July 15 and 22. Executed by Christian Sweeney, executive chef, Fuzion Food Services, the menu showcased some of... Read More

Nestlé Jamaica Treats Swiss Execs To A Taste Of Jamaica In 48 Hours

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

W hen news hit the Jamaican shores that the head of Nestlé Zone Americas Laurent Freixe and a few of his Swiss execs would be visiting the Rock for 48 hours for a 'taste of the Caribbean' with the Jamaican and Trinidadian management delegation of the... Read More

Organic, Biodynamic and Sustainable Wines

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July, 12 2018    

T he topic of organic wines has come up several times over the past month. Most recently, we had a customer ask us to source only organic, biodynamic or sustainable wines for a special event she was having. We had to do digging to ensure we understood the difference. All... Read More

Veggie Meals On Wheels For KGN Kitchen

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

It was hot as Hades on Saturday, July 7. This did not stop the thousands of patrons from leaving the cool streams of fans and confines of air-conditioned rooms to descend upon Hope Gardens to attend KGN Kitchen. The food event took a two-year hiatus before returning for its 12th... Read More

Skylark Negril Beach Resort to host James Beard Award- Winning Chef Nina Compton

Thursday, July, 5 2018    

The James Beard Foundation recently named St Lucian chef Nina Compton as its Best Chef: South. The star chef will be hosting an intimate pop-up dinner at the Skylark Beach Resort in Negril on Saturday, July 28 at 7:00 pm. Read More

Mumm Champagne Brunch officially kicks off Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out

Thursday, July, 5 2018    

Twenty-eight enterprising locals within the fashion, retail and manufacturing industries, gathered at Jamaica Observer HQ to kick off Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out 2018 , taking place on Thursday, October 4. Seated... Read More

Wine suggestions for people who don't like wines

with Christpher Reckord | Thursday, July, 5 2018    

“I don't really like wine; they all taste terrible,” a woman said to me over the weekend. I suggested that maybe she had not yet found the right bottle. I went on to explain that many people had a similar first negative experience with dry wines or with wines that had been... Read More

Jamaican Chef to host Food Network show

Thursday, July, 5 2018    

Not many Jamaicans can boast about feeding the Obamas. Being invited by then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to cater a private dinner at her residence. And cooking for Brandy, Dionne Warwick and Dru Hill. May Pen-born chef Wenford Patrick Simpson (who's affectionately called Chef... Read More

A Pantheon of Dishes — Opa! unveils new menu items

Thursday, June, 28 2018    

One of the great things about eating out in Kingston is that an international experience is always just a few kilometres away. Since it opened its original doors on Hope Road, almost five years ago, Opa proved that Jamaica was definitely ready for Mediterranean cuisine. Not resting on... Read More

VIDEO: Brew-ha-ha

Thursday, June, 28 2018    

“We believe in the giant potential of the tiny bean,” reads the quote painted on a wall just left of the entrance. The piercing sage green eyes of a lion, pictured on the mural, seem to follow your every move. The modern furniture pieces are as beautiful to look at as they... Read More

Accounting for taste — Outstanding Caterer Celeste Gordon

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

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, June, 21 2018    

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

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June, 21 2018    

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

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

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




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