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Stories by Rocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Some food pairings are like a match made in heaven. For instance, wine and cheese. Identifying foods that go well together from a flavour standpoint can be a tasty exercise while others can be odd. Food went on an adventure to see how foodies mix...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Health fusion Chef Christopher Sinclair McCalla is making indulging in guilty pleasures more wholesome and tasty. He likes to create exquisite low-calorie entrees, which help with weight loss. The young professional cook acknowledges that dieting...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:19 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Dream up a feast with fried and curried crab, lobster and shrimp, steamed bammy, fried plantains and a lot of steamed vegetables. You can have all of this in one place, Jolly’s Restaurant and Lounge. For more than 42 years, the recently renovated...

Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:10 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Dajorn Commock is an expert mixologist of six years; so you know you can count on him to excite you with exotic mixes for the new year. Food charged Commock with a task to create drink ideas to help you through the new year. He created four,...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Cooking up culinary wonders that will, simply put, take you to Eatopia, is local vegan chef Kharief Hyde. Hyde specialises in exotic, delicious, and unique vegan dishes, which he and his team offer through a catering company, Eatopia Vegan Cuisine...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:07 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Pickney Pampering is known for creating an environment of light-hearted fun for kids. And that’s exactly what it did at its latest paint and sip social occasion, where youngsters had the chance to meet and greet child comedians Emmanuella and Aunty...

Published:Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 12:13 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Anyone who has had a slice of Christmas ham knows how crucial the delicious baked treat is to a Christmas dinner. We met up with award-winning chef Lij Heron to help you bring some exciting flavours to your table this holiday season, including his...

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:10 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Gordon Christopher Reckord is a lifelong learner with a positive mindset and eyes set on constant growth. You may not know him by his first name, but that’s fine; he does not use it much. He lives to help people by either dragging and pushing...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:05 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

What is a staple at your Christmas dinner table? Vanessa Williamson-Mighty, lamb and vegetarian chef at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, is spreading joy for the holidays by introducing a few non-traditional options for the festive feast. Manoeuvring...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:05 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

What is a staple at your Christmas dinner table? Vanessa Williamson-Mighty, lamb and vegetarian chef at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, is spreading joy for the holidays by introducing a few non-traditional options for the festive feast. Manoeuvring...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:08 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Chef Michael Ellis is a self-taught pastry chef who is capturing palates with decadent flavours. Known for his exceptionally exquisite and exotic pastry items, he knows how to answer your sweet-tooth desires and absolves uneasiness for the urge to...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

You may know him from the 2016 Taste of Jamaica Culinary Competition as the bartender who made his ‘rum drink’ without the rum. The accidental mishap rendered him to settle for third place; but fast-forward three years later and Dewayne Barnett is...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:11 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

At just three years old Woodstock Negril is already won over the hearts of its native parish foodies. Making its first appearance in Restaurant Week, the eatery is prepared to do the same with its new guests. Its looking to boost its clientele...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:23 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Whitebones Seafood Restaurant is no stranger to The Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week. For years, it has been pleasing foodies with its dishes. This year, the tradition will continue. Known for offering a myriad of seafood items such as crabs,...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:23 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Calling all seafood lovers, Matthews Sushi Bar- Restaurant is about to create history with tantalising offerings, participating in Restaurant Week (RW) for the first time. Matthew Wallace opened the establishment earlier this year. His love for...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:22 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Steak House on the Verandah has been creating waves since its opening two years ago. Now, it’s taking its flavour jamboree to the jubilant food fiesta, Restaurant Week. David Read, the restaurant’s manager, is preparing to serve foodies with unique...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:01 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

F lair turned 35 yesterday. To mark the special milestone, we celebrated in style with great food at a #LiveWithFlair Luncheon on Tuesday afternoon. Held in honour of breast cancer survivors, the Blue Mountain Suite of The Knutsford Court Hotel in...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:23 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Melting Pot Restaurant and Lounge is intensifying the adventure through its new and delicious vegetarian haute cuisine dishes. Sticking to its tasty reputation, the Knutsford Court Hotel-based food sanctum continues to offer exquisite Caribbean...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:07 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

For the love of food and hunger for an enchanting adventure, pack your bags and head on over to Barbican. There’s a new bistro in town. Indians are known for their culinary prowess in orchestrating a symphony of spices. But Cafe Hibiscus is taking...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:29 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Imagine walking into a room filled with the aromas of freshly brewed coffee, sweet flavours of chocolate and freshly baked puddings. Oh, how wonderful it is to start your day right. What’s even better is to end it on a high. A cup of coffee, hot...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:19 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Last Thursday, Outlook magazine’s hosted a chat with a few tremendous dads. The hearty conversations opened appetites and culinary giant, Ashebre, was there to deliver superb munchies that were complemented by spirited sensations from Appleton...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:10 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Pizza and beer make a scrumptious treat. Add a burger or two to the delightful moment and the flavour profile gets even better. Pizza, Brew and Burger Too, that’s what The Knutsford Court Hotel calls the delicious weekly occasion. It has the New...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:19 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

Bakers, cake decorators and foodies from across the country made a sweet stop in Kingston last Sunday for the highly anticipated Sweetart Bake Expo. The mouth-watering experience was executed by Nestlé Toll House, which delivered a high-quality and...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:09 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

They are not the usual beverages. Sweeter, healthier and more revitalising, they make ideal treats and thirst quenchers for your taste buds. What are they? Homemade natural juices by Trish McFarlane. All Things Juice(y) is the brand, which operates...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:09 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer

David Nelson got bored of traditional meal options, so he started on a flavoursome venture, resulting in Roti Wraps n More. The eatery on Parkington Plaza opened its doors less than a week ago. Previously, they operated as a home-based...

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