Escoveitched Smoked Marlin from Holiday Inn Resort
Last week Saturday, August 24th,Suga Taster, Stephen Greig had the pleasure of attending The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Montego Bay Chapter’s Celebration of Fine Jamaican Cuisines on the lawns of the Rose Hall Great House.
The food and wine pairing event is considered as one of the top culinary social events in Montego Bay and was well supported as expected. The event is also for a worthy cause, as proceeds go toward various Charities in Montego Bay, such as the SOS Children’s Village, Montego Bay Learning Centre and the Save the Child Programme.
The Great House was colourfully lit to enhance the ambience of this elite foodie affair and patrons could get a guided Night tour of the Great House. It is rumoured you have a greater chance of seeing the witch at night!
Rose Hall Great House lit up for the night tour.
The real attraction however, was the food and wine and there was an abundance of creative and delicious dishes on offer courtesy of booths from Holiday Inn Resort, Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Half Moon, RIU, Secrets, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, VIP Attractions, Goddard Catering Group, The Tryall Club and Deja Resorts amongst others.
Escoveitched Smoked Marlin from Holiday Inn Resort.
Jerked Lobster on cucumber and the Escoveitched Smoked Marlin from Holiday Inn Resort courtesy of Chef Omar Gordon.
Jerked Lobster on cucumber from Holiday Inn Resort.
Round HillHotel and Villas had Vegetarian Flatbread on the grill, Vegetarian Chilli and Beans as well as Breadfruit Taco shells with choices of Chicken or Pulled pork. A variety of toppings included sour cream, cilantro, bacon bits, cheese and salsa.
Vegetarian Flatbread on the grill from Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Half Moon featured Roast Suckling Pig!
The Tryall Club had an interesting array of Appetizers including a Pineapple Cold Soup, which Stephen wasn’t really a fan of, but he enjoyed the Vegetable Caponata Tartlets, the Curried Vegetables with Roti and the Hummus with Cocoa bread.
Vegetable Caponata Tartlets from The Tryall Club.
Hummus with Cocoa bread from The Tryall Club.
RIU had Oxtail Patties!
Oxtail patties from RIU.
Also on show were decadent Desserts from the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa and RIU Hotels.
Aren’t you ready to visit one of those Hotels now?!
Get to know a little bit more about the Suga Taster, Stephen Greig who was responsible.
[Photos and Review contributed by Suga Taster, Stephen Greig]
Suga Taster, Stephen Greig is an Attorney-at-Law whose favourite dish is Singapore Shrimp. His preference is Seafood, so enjoys casually eating at Sharkies out of town. But his favourite place to eat out of town for an occasion is Stush in the Bush, and if in Kingston, Steak House on the Verandah at Devon House. The country he has travelled to with the best Food is Thailand and he is always open to new food experiences.
Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)
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There is still time to Resister for the Kingston City Marathon! You have until tomorrow to register on the website, http://www.kingstoncityrun.com or the JHTA Office at 2 Ardenne Road.
You can register for the full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), 5k or 10k.
Race day is Sunday, March 17, 2019 on a certified course with chip timing.
Kingston City Run is now IAAF/AIMS (International Association of Athletics Federations/Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) Certified. So you can run and use your official time to qualify for other international marathons.
Start times: Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K start at 4:30 a.m., while the 5K Run/Walk starts at 7:00 a.m.
Other activities associated with the event will be the Welcome Party on Friday, March 15th, the Lifestyle Expo and Pre-Race a.k.a Carb loading Party at The Jamaica Pegasus on Saturday, March 16th. There will be an Awards Ceremony and Finish Line ‘Reggae’ Party after the run on Sunday too.
The Kingston City Marathon will be raising funds for various Charities as well. Help them hit their 2019 target of JMD$5 million to support Alpha Boys Institute, The Open Arms Development Centre, Marie Atkins Night Shelter, Food for the Poor, Dare to Care and Do your Share and Missionaries of the Poor.