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Suga Celebrates During Love in the Time of Corona by Dining Out!

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Stainless steel straw: Mira Botanicals. Get your travel pack!

Suga’s Ratings for The Blue Window Restaurant

Date and time of visit: April 30, 2020

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

(If you hate the long walk from the parking lot, they have been stopping persons to find out where they are going. Once I said the restaurant, the chain was dropped and I got to park close by. #SugaSnaps)

 Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown!

Suga’s 4th Anniversary was 2 weeks ago (so now marked safe!) and she was itching to dine out.  But first, how did Suga take the chance?!

I know that Government officials, diplomats and a large clientele of local and international corporations use the meeting and restaurant facilities of The Pegasus regularly. So they must have strict measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Believe it or not, I have a touch of OCD, so I also take my own precautionary measures that everyone should take. When you do take out or curbside pick up, you are already trusting persons in the kitchen to handle your food. We are already wearing masks, practicing social distancing when walking into or out of most places or even waiting somewhere. When we go home, I would hope that we leave our shoes at the door, discard our clothing in the laundry hamper and have a shower.

So what makes Dining out different if tables are set at or more than 6ft apart? The utensils, the table setting including a cloth napkin and the chair you are sitting in.

How does The Jamaica Pegasus Keep it Safe to Dine?

· All guests are asked to sanitize hands before entering the restaurant. [Personally, I go to the bathroom, wash my hands and then use a napkin to open the door to go out and dispose of it in the bin nearby at the atm machine.]

· Physical distancing is adhered to when seating (tables are spaced and limited number of diners accommodated)

· All menus are sanitized after each use. [#SugaSnaps]

· Cutlery are triple sanitized. Pre-soaked in bleach, washed in a machine that uses heat and chemical for sanitizing. Tables will be set when guests are seated.

· Tables and chairs are sanitized after each use.

· Frequent touch areas are sanitized multiple times throughout the service time.

Not so bad right? Also note, they are changing to disposable napkins this week!

The table was set before we were seated, but I expected that no one would have tampered with it or it may not have been set for too long before.

The service staff all wore masks the correct way and there were only 2 other persons dining at the time. They were wearing masks too. I actually felt comfortable. I didn’t touch the menu because I know their regular menu well enough and went for the special that day, which was posted at the entrance for you to see.

So let’s get to the fun part! What was for Lunch?

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I’m not a fan of Coconut milk, but I love risotto. The puff pastry that was supposed to have a crunchy crust, and a light and airy texture got a bit overwhelmed with the coconut milk. The Pegasus has a Jamaican flair with food, so I would suggest a different sauce for the shrimp, perhaps even a curry and scrap the pastry. Less carbs too. Notice I started with the Entrée? That’s because the Appetizer is still on my mind 2 weeks later! Divine! So creative for a Spring roll with the different flavours complementing each other so well.

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Guess what? We returned last week Friday too! They had a Salmon special! We knew what to expect so we were even more comfortable.

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Both the Appetizer and the Main were delish. I appreciated that it was a healthy meal too! #SugaSnaps

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Of course there is no picture of my husband and I, an ‘ussie’ wouldn’t do the trick and during love in the time of Corona, it is not advised to ask other persons, especially the waiter to handle your phone!

Let the food pics speak for themselves. (Of course my phone is sanitized – all the time)

We enjoyed 2 courses at Kingston’s best Hotel for just $2000JMD (taxes additional) with a complimentary glass of juice. It was a steal of a deal pulling us in. You will now see the listed price of the Lunch Special as $2500JMD, but it includes G.C.T and Service Charge, so definitely value for money, especially if they have added Steak to the menu for some days. Look out for what to expect on their Instagram page!

Taking the chance is up to you, but dining at The Blue Window during Love in the time of Corona is #SugaEndorsed.

XoXo,
Suga 💖

The Blue Window

Location: The Jamaica Pegasus at 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5

Ph: 876-926-3690

Instagram: @jamaicapegasus

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Say Yes to Fresh and Support our Local Farmers

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Instagram Photo: @radajm

Our Tourism sector is at an all time low, so our farmers have not been able to sell their produce to hotels. The Government of Jamaica has been assisting our farmers to market their produce. According to the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries made an immediate injection of $240 million for the purchase of excess produce from farmers! #SugaSnaps

RADA is currently active in the fields identifying farmers with excess produce. Trade Winds Citrus in Bog Walk, St. Catherine pioneered this charge by utilizing their excess produce of tomatoes in the National School Feeding Programme.

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Trade Winds Citrus in Bog Walk, St. Catherine (Instagram Photo: @radajm)

Bellefield Restaurant and Bar in Montego Bay not only has Lunch Specials, Curbside Pick up and Delivery, but a commendable, hassle free service, marketing fresh produce in ‘Bellefield Curbside Bundles’ to support our local farmers who can no longer sell at the market or to the hotels. Curbside Bundles also include value packs from Best Dressed Chicken!

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Instagram Photo: @bellefield876
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Instagram Photo: @bellefield876

Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow

Help our Farmers to stay encouraged despite the challenges being faced during COVID-19 #FarmFresh #SupportLocal

Interested in purchasing Agricultural Produce? Please Contact:

Ansel Golaub: 876-383-8428
Glastonbury Purveyors: 876-381-0203
Fruits & Veg Basket Deal: 876-482-8921
Farmers at your Steps: 876-895-2447

RADA

Instagram: @radajm

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Bellefield Restaurant and Bar

Location: Bellefield Great House, Fairfield Ave, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-952-2382

Instagram: @bellefield876

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Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Lunch Specials are Happening at Hajarie, Phoenix Avenue!

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Hajarie has an ongoing Lunch Special from 12 – 3pm. Take advantage and get your Lunch Special to go for $700JMD or get 20% off select Pastas.

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You can even top your meal off with Dessert. They are offering 50% off their house special Ice Cream.

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Go get these delish Lunch Specials while you can!

Hajarie (The Teapot JA) – Tearoom • Winebar • Bistro

Location: 9-11 Phoenix Avenue. Kingston 10

Ph: 876-634-9937

Instagram: @hajarie.jamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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