Suga’s Ratings for Summerhouse Date and time of visit: Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 2:30pm No. of diners: 4.5 NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum Parking: ★★★★★ Ambience: ★★★★★ Décor: ★★★★★ Comfort: ★★★★★ Service: ★★★★★ Speed: ★★★★★ Food quality: ★★★★☆ Serving amount: ★★★★★ Plating: ★★★★★ Value for $: ★★★★★
It’s always a pleasure to visit Harmony Hall, that dates backs to the 19th century, now the home of Summerhouse.
Exquisite outdoor dining with superior service and delectable courses that I enjoyed with my husband, Randy, friends and Suga Tasters, Ashleigh and Tennyson Arnold and Suga Baby, Blaire Arnold.
I could almost say our culinary experience was excellent from start to finish, but with fair warning, disappointing Dessert loomed the air. Bread Pudding is usually a common, highly anticipated request by us Jamaicans, where the calories are worth it. When ordered with a side of their dairy-free ice cream, the ice cream didn’t help it. It was dry and left unfinished. The other Dessert options weren’t satisfying either and sometimes this may leave a lasting impression, but definitely not this time. It’s early days, with many naturally talented bakers emerging during Covid. They should be able to find a superb Pastry Chef.
The Appetizers and Starch dishes were large enough to share, the Coal-Fired Proteins were divine and we had a few Cocktails. The Strawberry Bellini was on point👌🏾. Executive Chef Dennis McIntosh paid us a visit for feedback and he was lauded.
We enjoyed scrumptious Saltfish Fritters with a spicy dipping sauce, mouth-watering cheesy Callaloo dip with Crostini, Curried Ackee Wontons, juicy Local Beef Tenderloin cooked as ordered, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, tasty Orzo, mixed Mushrooms, savory Fresh Grouper, delish Ripe Plantain Gratin and one of specials of the day, Grilled Tuna with a heavenly lemon & cilantro butter. Feast your eyes.
Quite a delightful experience and currently considered one of the Best places to Brunch on a Sunday. Kudos to Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau, Jamaican sisters who have found a new home, where it’s always Summer, providing us with the pleasure of embracing modern, heritage dining with a side of fresh, Caribbean Sea breeze.
Season up your Callaloo with Black pepper, a little Garlic powder, then cook it up with some salt fish and tomatoes and you’re good to go!
If you need to have Carbs, have Good Carbs like our good old Ground Provisions in small portions such as a small piece of sweet potato and 2 pieces of boiled banana or make a Callaloo sandwich with 2 slices of Whole Grain bread. Your meal would then be stacked with fibre and iron!
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#tbt to this Grouper from Summerhouse that’s now by Harmony Hall, St. Mary!
I’ve been getting rave reviews from my Suga Bears and Suga Babies about the relocated Summerhouse (Instagram: @summerhouseja) from The Liguanea Club to Harmony Hall, St. Mary, Ocho Rios. Can’t wait to visit!
By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)
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