TGIF! Where is Suga Going? Suga Lifestyle is on TikTok!

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By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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#tbt to the Relaunch of sugalifestyle.com last November!

Hi. I am Gabrielle Burgess, Radiologic Technologist by trade, also Founder/Owner of Suga Lifestyle. I am passionate about Health & Wellness, Sports, the Arts, giving back and discovering naturally talented local Artisans and the best Food spots across Jamaica.

My website, sugalifestyle.com and Instagram/Facebook pages, @sugalifestyle highlight these passions and I host Events to promote local artisans and businesses in the MSME sector, including my business, GW Art (@gwartbygabby).

Follow me @sugalifestyle πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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#tbt to Authentic Pasta Dishes from PG’s Restaurant & Wine Bar!

Pappardelle Pomodoro with Pesto from PG’s!

It’s been almost a year since Suga has visited PG’s, but a trip there is overdue.

Chef Pierluigi Ricci’s hospitality and polite, professional staff is bar none. Their wine selection is top-notch to accompany the variety of delectable, authentic Italian dishes available.

Remember that PG’s used to be Toscanini at Harmony Hall. But now, it is a bit of a hidden gem along Tower Isle. If you drive slowly enough, you’ll be sure to see it or just give them a call! With Covid restrictions, opening hours frequently change, so reservations are recommended.

Some ‘Coping with Covid’ humour from PG’s

PG’s may not be as active or picturesque on social media, but please remember to support our best Restaurants so that we can move forward with them during and after Covid.

PG’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

Location: A3 Main Road, Tower Isle, Ocho Rios. Ja

Ph: 876-727-4386/2; 876-358-4136

Opening Hours: Wed. & Fri. 12 Noon – 5PM; Sat. 12 Noon – 4PM

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Culinary Excellence at Excellence Oyster Bay in Trelawny, Jamaica!

Suga thoroughly enjoyed the endless variety of Cuisines, Restaurant and Bar options available at Excellence Oyster Bay with Excellent Service to go with it.

Great for Coping with Covid and I’ll say it again, the Best and most affordable Adult Only All-Inclusive in Jamaica right now.

Watch “Culinary Excellence at Excellence Oyster Bay in Trelawny, Jamaica!” on YouTube here: 

https://youtube.com/shorts/1ixg2UTnutY?feature=share

Excellence Oyster Bay has two Club members only Restaurants, Magna & Zenith, that offer the finest of dining and selections for Breakfast and Dinner.

Check out that Marinated Red Tuna Steak (medium) in the opening of the video! Perfection. Their Coconut Cheesecake was an understandable fave too.

Suga enjoyed Breakfast at Magna with a spectacular view, gourmet cheeses and breads that rolled up on a cart along with the richest Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.

No worries if not a Club Member, I can personally vouch for the Lobster House, Oregano (Italian), Spice (Pan-Asian), Aroma (CafΓ©), and Martini Bar taking care of all your cravings and culinary needs.

I didn’t even get the chance to touch the Buffet! By the looks of it when passing by, it looked impressive as well.

Most Restaurants offered Breakfast and Lunch and their were countless Dinner options that I have to return to try, such as the Chez Isabelle (French), The Grill (Steakhouse) and Caribbean Grove.

Don’t even get me talking about their Spa! Hydrotherapy and more. Other than a hiccup at Check-In, which they made up for… Excellence! Can’t wait to return. πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ #SugaEndorsed

Gabrielle Burgess, Owner of Suga Lifestyle at Spice (Pan-Asian) at Excellence Oyster Bay, Trelawny, Jamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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A Sentimental Visit to the Relocated Summerhouse where Hubby Proposed

Suga’s Ratings for Summerhouse
Date and time of visit: Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 2:30pm
No. of diners: 4.5
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Suga’s Breakdown

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.

Suga Tasters, Ashleigh and Tennyson Arnold with 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 pointπŸ‘ŒπŸΎ. Executive Chef Dennis McIntosh paid us a visit for feedback and he was lauded.

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga of Suga Lifestyle with Strawberry Bellini in hand at Summerhouse last Saturday, May 22, 2021.

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.

Summerhouse

Location: Harmony Hall, St. Mary.

Reservations: 876-603-3777; 876-858-0031

Instagram: @summerhouseja

Website (Including Menus): http://www.summerhouseja.com/

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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#tbt to this Grouper from Summerhouse that’s now by Harmony Hall, St. Mary!

[πŸ“Έ: Suga Baby, Tricia-Gaye O’Connor]

#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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TGIF to Chef Conroy Arnold’s Catch of the Day!

[Instagram πŸ“Έ: @stutteringchef]

Pan seared Tuna served with wild arugula sourced from Eden Bower Farms (Ig: @edenbowerfarms). Mouth-watering and healthy! A True Story….

Check out Chef Conroy Arnold at Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove to experience what’s in season ! A farm to table Experience.

Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove

Location: Hermosa Lane, Pineapple, Ocho Rios. JA.

Ph: 876-974-3699

Website: http://www.christophersjamaica.com

Instagram: @christophersjamaicaaaw

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Eating Fun the Healthy Way this Easter with Stush in the Bush at HOME!

Randolph, Gabby and Annie Burgess of Suga Lifestyle.

Stush in the Bush was a necessity for me, staying home in Kingston during the Easter weekend lockdown. I was looking forward to it, I made plans for it, I scheduled it and most importantly, they helped me create a Culinary Experience for Hubby and I to enjoy at Home.

Don’t forget, we dressed Stush for it!

πŸ’– Stush in the Bush FRITTERS with Ackee & Saltfish: Sweet Potato Cakes w/ vegan parmesan & fresh herbs
πŸ‘ŒπŸΎI made my Ackee peppery for balance.

πŸ’– Stush in the Bush customized spelt, gluten-free EASTER BUN & VEGAN ALMOND RICOTTA (Spelt & Gluten free flour mix. No Guinness, but molasses. No processed sugar, but agave & maple syrup; No mixed peel/fruits, but solely raisins)

πŸ‘ŒπŸΎPerfection. I did not have the urge to taste 1 slice of HTB Easter Bun. Believe. Not too sweet. Moist, but not heavy. Well balanced and quite a tasty pairing with the Almond Ricotta.

πŸ’– Stush in the Bush PIZZA: Kale Pesto, Vegetarian/Vegan Cheddar, Ricotta, Carrot lox, Olives, Capers, Arugula, Dill
πŸ‘ŒπŸΎI forgot to ask for a less Vegan Cheddar, but it was still absolutely delicious and guilt-free. No dairy overload and no sinus migraines!

Thank you soooo much Stush in the Bush!

Stush in the Bush
Location: Free Hill. Priory, St. Ann
http://www.stushinthebush.com/visit
Instagram: @stushinthebush

Support Local and remember you can also Sign up for a Nutrition Consultation with ME,Β Suga Lifestyle’s Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, Gabby today using LINK Below. I got youπŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ’–

https://sugalifestyle.com/personal-training/

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Be HEALTHY & STUSH AT HOME with Stush In The Bush Gluten-Free Easter Bun!

Be HEALTHY & STUSH AT HOME with Stush In The Bush Gluten-Free Easter Bun!

Where’s the lie? You get Vegan options for Cheese too!

You have until 5PM TODAY to ORDER your Gluten & Guinness Free Easter Bun!

It has molasses, not processed sugar. It has agave, maple syrup and raisins for a naturally sweet and fruity, but not so fruity flavour.

PLUS you have a variety of Vegan Cheese options – Cheddar Cheese, Cashew Ricotta and I can’t wait to try the Almond Ricotta that I ordered.

Cut down on the Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sugar, but still enjoy and eat guilt-free with Stush In The Bush at home this long weekend!

Delivery will be this Thursday at a central location (e.g. Super Valu Plaza, Kingston). Delivery time varies but is often within the 11AM to 1 PM window.

Here is the link to order:

https://forms.gle/7N4EHsfv5rMbrB5f8

Support Local and remember you can Sign up for a Nutrition Consultation with Suga Lifestyle’s Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, Gabby today using link below:

https://sugalifestyle.com/personal-training/

I got youπŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ’–

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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What are you having for Dinner Tomorrow?

Check out if there are seats left for this Gastronomic Seafood Experience with Chef Colin Hylton at JD’s Urban Pub at The Liguanea Club tomorrow!

JD’s Urban Pub at The Liguanea Club

There will be 2 seatings at 5pm and 7pm, where you will enjoy Wine pairings by CPJ Ltd. and Seafood platters and more from JD’s Urban Pub with Rainforest Seafoods!

A Culinary Experience. Make your reservations now.

Call: 876-413-8652; 876-536-7640

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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