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
(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)
Food quality: ★★★★☆
Serving amount: ★★★★★
Value for $: ★★★★★
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?
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.
Guess what? We returned last week Friday too! They had a Salmon special! We knew what to expect so we were even more comfortable.
Both the Appetizer and the Main were delish. I appreciated that it was a healthy meal too! #SugaSnaps
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.
The Blue Window
Location: The Jamaica Pegasus at 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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