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Stories by Latara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

On Tuesday, the Collection MoDa Runway transformed The Jamaica Pegasus ballroom into a frenzy of patterns, imported fabric, and not to mention the glamorous people who turned out, all in the name of high fashion.Each year, the MoDa Runway attracts...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, The RJR-GLEANER Group celebrated its partners, sponsors, ambassadors and teams that worked ardently together to make Restaurant Week 2018 a reality. 100 on Old Hope Road hosted an exciting Restaurant Week Mingle which featured flavourful...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Another staple on The Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week, Whitebones Seafood is known for its eclectic, rustic garden setting and great-tasting seafood with a variety of styles at affordable prices. Whitebones has perfected its delectable experience...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Shirley Retreat Hotel is the perfect hidden treasure ideal for a gastronomical getaway during this year's Restaurant Week. Smack in the heart of Kingston, it is guaranteed to satisfy all palates. With indoor and outdoor dining options, a quaint...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Enjoy a quick bite at Gypsy House Tapas Restaurant where Mediterranean fuses with authentic Jamaican flavours. . Indulge in its Sunrise Salad...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

SSCo Event Management and The RJRGLEANER Communications Group hosted an exhilarating launch of the 14th staging of Restaurant Week yesterday on the front lawns of Devon House in St Andrew. With a record number of more than 100 participating...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

If you're looking for a fancy, classy and intimate getaway, Majestic Sushi Bar and Grill, is the perfect place for you. Hidden in the cool hills of St Andrew, this hidden Asian treasure is accentuated by the lush Chinese gardens and stone decor,...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Beirut Mediterranean Cuisine is here to stimulate our palates with tantalising Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine. The middle eastern decor will transport you to the by-lanes of Beirut, as you experience the warmth of their hospitality and savour...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Chive Eatery will open its doors officially to the public to coincide with the start of Restaurant Week on November 9. Chive is located in the heart of Liguanea and offers a great indoor and outdoor atmosphere, perfect for lunch, dinner or for...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Known for its vast collection of wines and spirits, Cellar 8 Wine Bar and Bistro is well equipped to give a 5 star, elegant fine dining experience. In the heart of upper manor park, this gem has mastered the art of wine and food pairings inspired by...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Gypsy House Tapas Restaurant is the only one of its kind serving authentic Caribbean-style tapas within Kingston. Seen as an oasis in the city, Gypsy House allows you to escape into a mediterranean fantasy filled with eclectic flavours and a...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Known for the best tasting vegan food in the Caribbean, Kushites makes vegan food look and taste great with their authentic fusion of local and international vegan cuisine. This restaurant week their must try meals include the Ackee tortilla and...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Luxurious dining at its finest can be experienced at Eden Gardens gourmet restaurant, Black Orchid. This year Black Orchid will introduce a one-of-a-kind dining experience with its use of hemp oil as its signature ingredient in each meal. With...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Noodles by East Japanese is the perfect dining spot for a night out with friends or grabbing a non-traditional meal on the go. This new kid on the block comes packed with combos and deals that will leave your head spinning. Authentic Japanese...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

On October 1, H.E. Tian Qi, Chinese ambassador to Jamaica and permanent representative to the International Seabed Authority, held a reception to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Members of the...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Authentic Jamaican jerk and South African braai dishes excited every palate at last Wednesday's Jerk Meets Braai, held by The Garden Terrace at the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites. The event was a collaboration between The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Located in Red Hills, St Andrew, is a home-based dream made from passion with a splash of sugar. Pastry Belle, owned by Siobhan Trotman, was established in 2016 when Trotman decided to pursue her calling. "I grew up around bakers. My mother baked...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Campari is ready to reward the most stylish party-goers across the island with the relaunch of Campari Pop Style.On Tuesday, the premium liquor brand hosted their media launch at Twenty Three Bar on Dominica Drive, New Kingston. Mediator. Fluffy...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

At the heart of a culture is the gastronomic experience that encapsulates the soul of the people. For Pages in The Garden, food is an expression of passion flavoured by rich Jamaican history and served with love and compas-sion. Owner David Brown...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:10 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Nicholas Douglas, is like a beacon that depicts the overcoming of true adversity. The now Certified Pastry Chef and Chef de Cuisine, says "It was always my dream from a very young age to become a chef who is versatile, able to do many areas of food...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner Lifestyle's Let's Get Intimate series, made headlines last Friday, as one of the most successful corporate mingles held in Kingston this year.The theme, 'Lap of Luxury', focused on achieving lifelong goals such as owning a home, a car,...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:09 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Tucked along the main road in St Ann's Bay is Angler's Restaurant and Bar, which specialises in fresh seafood dishes and other Jamaican delights. Since 2012, Angler's has dominated the hearts of seafood lovers within St Ann's Bay and set the...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Her students call her the queen of flavour - and no ,it's not just because of her colourful personality. It's because of her ability to create tasty dishes with ingredients nobody else thinks of.Simone Walker-Barrett started cooking at age nine with...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Creating an institution that not only inspires ingenuity but encourages drive, vigour and passion is the sole aim of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). In fact, they have created a legacy of developing some of Jamaica's finest...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Nestled within the undulating curves of the Blue Mountain, surrounded by a sea of lush vegetation sits Blue Ridge Restaurant and Cottages. The floating oasis opened its doors on July 24, 2015, when best friends Sarah Willers and Tabetha Phillips...

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