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The Regency Bar and Lounge

 

Ph#: 876-926-2211

 

Address: Terra Nova All Suite Hotel, 17 Waterloo Rd., Kingston 10

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★☆

Ambience: ★★★★★

Decor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★☆☆

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★☆

SuGa Endorsement: ★★★★☆

Comments: The air conditioning is too cold for comfort prior to peak hours and a lot of drinks in your system. However, sitting outside is an alternative and the decor and ambience are fabulous. The bar, lounge and parking seem to get overcrowded after 10:30pm but that is expected with any new hot spot in town. There is a wide range of wines to choose from and top shelf liquor. I strongly recommend the Sunset Mojito that includes Johnnie Walker Black. Snacks are also given to patrons while drinking, which is most convenient.

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Blend Bar and Lounge

 

Ph#: 876-926-3690

 

Address: The Jamaica Pegasus, 81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kgn. 5

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Decor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★★

SuGa Endorsement: ★★★★☆

Comments: Perfect bar and lounge for a mellow evening or night. Good environment for conversation and a business meeting. Music not loud.

A ‘Must Try’ Dip – Auntie Mads Gundy Dip!

Check out the Auntie Mads booth at Kingston Kitchen in Hope Gardens on Saturday, December 14th from 4pm – 10pm.
Her Pickled Herring is full of spice and flavour, not to mention her Gundy Dip that is one of a kind and extremely addictive. The Gundy Dip consists mainly of solomon gundy, cream cheese and various herbs and spices.
Both items go well with cream crackers after a few glasses of wine and once you start, you just CANNOT stop.

Wine pairing with Pickled Herring: Pinot Noir, Greek Red Wine, Dry Riesling, Champagne
Wine pairing with Gundy Dip: Chardonnay, but to me anything goes with this one!

These items are available at an affordable cost, usually less than $1000 JMD consisting of numerous servings.

So come on out and support Auntie Mads!

Wine and Food Pairing

 

Scientific research suggests that certain wine and food pairings actually improve the lingering taste of food in your mouth.

As Christmas dinners draw near, get help choosing tasty wines that complement your favourite cuts of meat and seafood or which wines are just great to bring along to the party.

During Salut a few weeks ago, I was able to taste the wines BETCO Premier Ltd. had to offer, paired with an array of chicken, salmon bites, sausage and shrimp. BETCO poured at The Regency Bar & Lounge at The Terra Nova and Bin26 at Devon House.

Both events were a success but at Bin26, Best Dressed Foods Ltd. joined BETCO for the marketing opportunity and as food was pushed out quickly, the sequential order of pairing with the wines was mixed up. However, due to the exemplary culinary talents of Chef Celeste Gordon and her team coupled with continuous strikes of fine wine to the palate, the sequential order of wine pairing was overlooked by many of the guests.

Some of the pairings you could try are as follows:-

Red

Cupcake Merlot – poultry, red meat, pork, pastas, salads

Merlot is fairly versatile when it comes to food pairing, it can handle them all well!

Cupcake Pinot Noir – Jerk Sausage & blue cheese (Try making a nice crostini appetizer)

White

Cupcake Riesling – Spiced shrimp

Cupcake Chardonnay – Smoked salmon & caviar cream cheese

Celebratory and Modern Blends/Sparkling Wines for the dinner parties

Caposaldo Sweet Moscato

~ 1/2 the alcoholic content of most white wines; Enjoy with any fruit dessert

Cupcake Moscato D’Asti

Consists of hints of bright fruit flavours including peach, tropical fruits and lychee

Cupcake Red Velvet

Blended red wine; Combination of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah

 

Redbones’ Restaurant Rating

Redbones

Redbones Blues Cafe

Ph#: 978-6091

Address: 1 Argyle Rd. Kingston 10

 

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Decor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★★

SuGa Endorsement: ★★★★★

 

Comments: Flawless service. Lovely Christmas decor. Great place for dinner during the season with loved ones. Curry sauces used are unique and tasty.