Two in the Bush

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Chris Binns has no problem saying that St Ann is the next Jamaican food capital. “St Ann is the 'garden parish' — we have coffee, chocolate, fruit and ground provisions. Add to that it's the birthplace of Bob Marley and Marcus Garvey. Our rich culture, history, amazing... Read More

100 & Betco

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Thursday Food spotlights more spectacular booths displayed at the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, held on May 31 at Devon House.100 Reasons by 100 Hope Road Read More

Enterprising Restaurateurs Lisa & Kirk Chin

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

There are few serial restaurateurs, with various dining concepts existing under one corporate umbrella, who can truly pass muster. Immediately coming to mind are David Chang (Momofuku), Shereen Arazm (Terroni), Danny Meyer (Shake Shack), Yotam Ottolenghi (Ottolenghi) and The Rock's own... Read More

Red, White and Champagne for Father's Day

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

This coming Sunday is that time of year when many fathers are honoured by their children. Here are three great, very approachable wines with some complexity that I suggest as gifts or for you to simply buy and enjoy. I have had the amazing opportunity to visit all these producers and I... Read More


Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Limitless Champagne flowed last Saturday evening at a four-course dinner hosted by MoŽt & Chandon in celebration of MoŽt & Chandon Grand Day 2018. The dining room of the recently opened Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club was transformed into an impeccable alcove that hosted 24 of... Read More

And The Winner Best Food Product is...Banyan Foods: Jamosa

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

“I am totally overwhelmed, especially because the product is so new,” said Simone Banhan-Grant, managing director of Banyan Catering (the creator of Banyan Foods: Jamosa — winner of Best Food Product 2018 at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food... Read More

And The Winner Is... Ocean's 11

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

If location is everything, what should one say about a watering hole that only has the ocean and a marina as its neighbours? “People definitely travel just to come here,” Norman Bowen, director of Ocean's 11, told Thursday Food . Its almost... Read More

In Praise of Good Wine

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

The wine bar (enoteca, for the initiated) goes all the way back to 1435 in Italy (of course) where Al Brindisi in Ferrara holds the Guinness World Record for the world's oldest wine bar. So to call this a trend would definitely be, in a word, flippant. And, if history has taught us... Read More

And The Red Stripe Best Community Bar Award Goes To...GiGi's HQ

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

“I'm still so excited... me hearing my name called, then carefully walking on the red carpet and on the stage in front of so many people. Collecting my award and then being congratulated by so many on the way back to my seat,” gushed Jacqueline Thompson, when ... Read More

Ambushed, surprised and grateful!

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, June, 7 2018    

Last Thursday, the Jamaica Observer hosted the 20th staging of the Table Talk Food Awards. With over 30 awards up for grabs and 120 nominees to choose from at this year's ritzy affair, little did I know that a surprise was in store for me... Read More

Taste It! Eat It! Drink It! Applaud It!

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

... And this the thousands in attendance at last week's 20th iteration of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards did as they made the trek to as many of the 69 food and beverage stations as possible — positioned artfully across the Formal Gardens, The South and East Lawns of... Read More

Observer Food Awards' big winners

Friday, June, 1 2018    

Chocolate Dreams owner Michelle Smith accepts the Chairman's Award from the newspaper's chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart at the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards last night at Devon House in Kingston.† Read More

Street Food Saturdays...A Preservation of Culture

Thursday, May, 31 2018    

“Street food is real food,” boasted Chef Simone Walker-Barrett. It's no idle boast! Indeed, the last Saturday of each month is earmarked in Mount James District for Street Food Saturdays, with a trail distinguished by timely signage and locals eager to point you in the right... Read More

A Royal Tea Party For The Royal Wedding

Thursday, May, 31 2018    

They couldn't watch the Royal Wedding in the comfort of their own home, but on Saturday, May 19, chefs at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort, in Montego Bay, ensured that guests enjoyed the historic occasion in style, treating them to a luxury-included tea party with all the delectable... Read More




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