Raising A Toast with Sean Gonzales

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

There are those who do it with much fanfare and then there are those who simply get on with it. Entrepreneur Sean Gonzales is one who gets on with it. He's a quiet, but major force in the culinary industry as a bar staff service provider, restaurateur and wine bar operator. Read More

Chabad Kosher Hot Spot — Goodness, Kindness & Food

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Thursday Food constantly scours the culinary landscape for what's new, different and intriguing. Well, we spotted a little nugget in the making on Montego Bay's Hip Strip (Gloucester Ave); a sign advertised that kosher food would soon be available at that spot. We... Read More

The Jamaica Food & Drink Festival Is Back For A Third Helping

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Due an anticipated return to the capital's culinary calendar next month, the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival was launched Tuesday evening on the picturesque waterfront of downtown Kingston at Victoria Pier at businessman Andrew Azar's soon-to-open three-level dining... Read More

Wine Chat with Nesha Smith of Jamaica Liquor Warehouse

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Coming up to the first anniversary of The Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, which opened with great fanfare in November 2016, I am finally able to sit down with Managing Director Nesha Smith. Read More

Succulent Smoked Meats

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Friends Kevin Pearson and Phillip Pinder have always toyed with the idea of opening a restaurant that combines their respective brands: Pearson operates Island Squeeze Restaurant in downtown Kingston while Pinder operates Smokehouse, a mobile tanker unit which supplies... Read More

Great Food & Wines & Comforting Banana Fritters

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge Annaliesa Lindsay, who had introduced me to The Wine Shop, seemingly forgot to mention the dessert options! But I digress. After an exceptional meal of grilled rack of lamb rosemary-marinated in garlic oil and basil mint... Read More

The Back-To-School pantry

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

That sound you heard Saturday last was the collective sigh of parents across Jamaica who realised that August fun was over and the school year was nigh. Once uniforms, shoes and books have been checked off the list, the next big issue is going to be, what's for lunch?... Read More

More reasons to dine at Nirvanna

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

The award-winning Nirvanna restaurant affords its patrons yet more reasons to enjoy the culinary delights of India. Habitu s like Thursday Food find it difficult to stray too far from menu favourites and even... Read More

A Champagne High Tea

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

Last Thursday afternoon the Terra Nova-All Suite Hotel hosted its Champagne High Tea. The call was heeded and tea was poured from 3:30 pm 6:00 pm on the Terrace. Naturally, there was a formidable spread of desserts, fruits and salads and a bevy of stylish attendees. Read More

Savouring Wine with Shannon McClure

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, September, 7 2017    

The growth in wine appreciation in Jamaica has certainly been noticeable, with a growing number of places to drink wine and an increasing number of wine events. Fresh on the heels of staging two successful wine-tasting events, I sat down with the new 'wine kid on the block', marketing... Read More

Power Lunch!

Thursday, August, 31 2017    

Question : What's super-delicious, easy to prepare and 100% kid-friendly? Answer: Chicken and rice bowls! With the start of the school term around the corner, savvy parents are considering how to give their children the kinds of lunches that will power them through long... Read More

MoBay Convention Centre's Culinary Melting Pot

Thursday, August, 31 2017    

The more than 15,000 sq ft kitchen at the SMG Montego Bay Convention Centre served as the melting pot where culinary worlds met in order to curate gastronomic delights for a president's club banquet with over 1,500 guests. Read More

Chateau 7 adds second location

Thursday, August, 31 2017    

“ We've always wanted a location in the midtown area,” shared Donahue Jarrett, co-managing director, as he showed Thursday Food around Chateau 7's second location at the Mayfair Hotel. “The location... Read More

The Fastest Food Ever

Thursday, August, 31 2017    

On the heels of Jamaican-based company FRANJAM signing a franchise agreement with the UK-based Casual Dining Restaurants Group (CDRG) to open 15 Tracks & Records restaurants over the next five years across the United Kingdom, the brand Jamaican-themed restaurant... Read More

Pouring Wine with Cecile Levee of Wine With Me Negril

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, August, 31 2017    

Finally , I got the opportunity to visit Wine With Me and pour wine with Cecile Levee at her revised, relocated wine bar located at the Beachcomber Hotel on Norman Manley Blvd in Negril. Read More


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