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#tbt to Picante at Jamaica Food and Drink Festival!

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Randolph Burgess and wife, Gabrielle a.k.a Suga with Janielle Laing at Jamaica Food and Drink Festival’s Picante on November 1, 2019.

#tbt to Picante at Jamaica Food and Drink Festival last year! As we are all at a bit of a standstill, see the festival’s NEW dates that will be  before Jamaica Carnival here:

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Looking forward to the last quarter of the year!

Stay safe Suga Bears!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga’s Highlights from International Women’s Day at CWC’s Wine Pairing Soirée

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Sunday’s cool, breezy afternoon was perfect for savoury bites and bubbly to celebrate International Women’s Day and contribute to the Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica’s outreach projects.

Harbour Wines and Spirits and Select Brands provided ideal pairings for offerings from EITS Café, Tea Tree Creperie, Raffaele’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Fromage, Chez Maria, Uncorked, Cannonball Café and Chocolate Dreams.

Everything was delightful but of course there were a few standouts. 

EITS Café

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Robyn Fox of EITS Café and her team for the day, along with a representative from Select Brands.

It’s always a pleasure to be around Robyn Fox and her hospitable team from EITS Café. Their Black Olive Bammy Bruschetta with Feta Cheese, Red Onion and Caramelized Onions was quite appetizing while paired with one of my fave’s, the Kung Fu Girl Riesling provided by Select Brands. Its apricot, white peach, honeysuckle aromas balanced out the sharpness of the Feta.

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Black Olive Bammy Bruschetta with Feta Cheese, Red Onion and Caramelized Onions from EITS Café.

Fromage

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Fromage’s Oxtail Arancini Balls.

Fromage’s Oxtail Arancini Balls were divine with Harbour Wines’ Ménage à Trois Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon. That wine was unforgettable from the Table Talk Observer Food Awards last year.

Then their Chèvre Canapés with fig glazed walnuts paired with Rosé was such a treat. The light, fluffy texture with the touch of sweet was perfection.

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Fromage’s Chèvre Canapés with fig glazed walnuts.

Kudos to Lisa Chin and her team. #SugaSnaps

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Fromage’s Lisa Chin with her delish Chèvre Canapés at CWC’S Wine Pairing Soirée last Sunday.

Chez Maria

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Chez Maria’s Vegetarian Pumpkin Kibbeh Cups.

Chez Maria’s Vegetarian Pumpkin Kibbeh Cups with hummus on top was both healthy and scrumptious. The winner for seconds if watching your calories. They were paired with Select Brands’ Primal Roots California Red.

Guess who’s going into Catering? – Cannonball Café

Cannonball’s Antipasto Skewer with Lomo, Olive, Tomato, Mozzarella and Mushroom Tortelini was a myriad of flavours that balanced each other well and even further with Harbour Wines’ Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Suga’s husband, Randy Burgess about to enjoy the Lomo & Mozzarrella Skewer along with the Sliced New York Strip Steak with Caramel Onions and Tomato Jam.

Chocolate Dreams

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Pistacio Chocolate Bites from Chocolate Dreams.

You have to top off the evening with some sweet! I didn’t mind the spicy either. Chocolate Dreams outdid themselves with their Scotch Bonnet Caramel Fudge and Pistacio Chocolate Bites. Their entire spread was worth the calories. If you like sweet wines, the Roscato Sweet Red courtesy of Harbour Wines was a great choice.

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Sweet Red Wine Pairings courtesy of Harbour Wines with Chocolate Dreams’ Scotch Bonnet Caramel Fudge

Great evening filled with Vino, Savoury bites and Beautiful Women. Value for money with Proceeds to a great cause. Well done Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica. #SugaEndorsed

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Suga Tasters and cousins, Gabrielle Burgess and Kimberly Nesbeth enjoyed celebrating International Women’s Day together and all things good that paired with wine last Sunday, March 8, 2020 at The Matalon House in Long Lane, St. Andrew.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Registration Extended for Kingston City Marathon!

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Less than 1 week to go!

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO TOMORROW for Kingston City Marathon!

Don’t miss your chance to Run the City and Contribute to various Charities at the same time.

Head on over to http://www.kingstoncityrun.com and REGISTER NOW!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to Kerry Croft Bringing Black Owned Businesses to Your Living Rooms!

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Kerry Croft, Owner of the Vitamin M Box

Any woman who wears a Gold Wedding dress must be quite a goal reacher and a stunner.

Kerry Croft is her name. Kerry is the Owner of Vitamin M Box, which helps customers find minority produced products that they love while promoting and supporting minority entrepreneurship.

Also, every three months, the Vitamin M Box donates 10% of its proceeds to a Charity of choice that helps in building the Black Community.

Kerry has been selected to bring minority produced products beyond your doorstep and into your living rooms via a talk show, the Vitamin M Suite. The show will launch this Spring on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire Stick!

Expect to see Black Entrepreneurs sit and discuss their ideas and businesses as they inspire and uplift others.

Did I mention Kerry is Jamaican and Suga’s cousin?! #ProudJamaican #ProudCuzzo #BlackExcellence

Check out and Follow Vitamin M Box today and feel free to subscribe!

Visit Website:

http://www.thevitaminmbox.com/subscribe-2/

Instagram: @thevitaminmbox

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Do you have your Tickets for this Wine Pairing Soiree yet?!

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If you can still get tickets, go get them at the restaurants mentioned on the flyer. 17 mile post/EITS Cafe will also deliver to you.

So many great restaurants/cafes in one place to pair the wines, cheeses and chocolates we love all for a good cause, driven by the Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica.

Celebrate International Women’s Day, contribute to Charity and enjoy what is lined up to be a memorable culinary experience. It’s a triple win, but earn your carbs 🙂

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Have you Registered for the Kingston City Run as yet?!

Just about 2 weeks to go!

Registration closes this Friday, March 6th for the Kingston City Run.

Don’t miss your chance to Run the City and Contribute to various Charities at the same time.

Head on over to http://www.kingstoncityrun.com and REGISTER NOW!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Suga!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

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Mikayla Boswell and her mom, Kimberlee Boswell enjoying Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop last Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Jamaica Pegasus with a purchase from Najwa’s Garden.

Remember to Support Local and Buy Jamaican. Enjoy Dinner and the Weekend with your loved ones! 😊💖

XoXo,
Suga

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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