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Dinner and Jazz at Mike’s Supper Club at The Trident Hotel, Portland

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Suga’s Ratings for Mike’s Supper Club

Date and time of visit: Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 9:15pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★☆☆

Serving amount: ★★★☆☆

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★☆☆

Suga’s Breakdown:

Mike’s Supper Club at The Trident Hotel had spectacular service and ambience enhanced by rhythmic live jazz, where the band used Trident’s one of a kind Ferrari red 1917 Steinway baby grand piano. Some of the best voices in world, jazz and bop music have left their nightly signature on it.

Beverages were grand, but I can’t say the same about their dishes.

We started things off with Pumpkin Soup and a Goat Cheese Salad. The Pumpkin Soup was probably the largest dish of the night.

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Pumpkin Soup with coconut, lemongrass and spiced chicken (US$12 +G.C.T +Serv. charge)
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Fresh Greens and Goat Cheese Salad  – Fried Cheese, Pickled Onion, Red Grapes, charred Pepper and Red Radish (US$15 +G.C.T +Serv. charge)

The Goat Cheese Salad was quite tasty and flavourful, but our entrees followed and disappointed in that aspect and more. We had the Rack of Lamb and Surf n Turf. Both dishes were extremely small servings. In addition to an already exorbitant cost of US$50 for the Surf and Turf, sides of Vegetables and Starches were additional for US$3 and $US6 respectively before tax and service charge.

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Rack of Lamb – Pistachio crust, Wine Tamarind Jus, roasted Vegetable and Butternut Puree (US$32 +G.C.T +Serv. charge)
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Surf n Turf – Angus Beef Fillet, seared Shrimps, roasted Seaweed and smoked Pepper Coulis (US$50 +G.CT +Serv. charge)

To add to the disappointment of small servings, even though our meats were medium rare as requested, the Lamb and Beef lacked proper seasoning and flavour.

The food may not have been value for money, but it was certainly a pleasurable experience.

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Mike’s Supper Club at The Trident Hotel

Location: Port Antonio

Ph: 876-633-7100; 1(800) 300-6220

Website (Menu available): http://www.thetridenthotel.com

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Drunken Lion Fish for Ash Wednesday?

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Suga’s Ratings for Cliff Hanger Restaurant and Lounge

Date and time of visit: Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 12:00pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★☆

Plating: ★★★☆☆

Value for $: ★★☆☆☆

Suga’s Breakdown:

From the hillside to the sea, diners can experience the best of both worlds, while seated at Cliff Hanger’s rustic and comfortable Restaurant and Lounge.

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My husband and I received hospitable service and our food arrived in a timely manner. Afterall, we ordered the Drunken Lion Fish and would not want that process to be rushed. What made it drunken? The sauce consisted of Red Stripe Beer, White Rum and Red Wine.

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Drunken Lion Fish ($27USD + G.C.T + 15% Serv. Charge)

All three spirits were evident in the Drunken Lion Fish sauce and the dish was quite tasty. I am afraid it was not value for money though. For the Lion Fish dish ($27USD) and a Cocktail ($7.50USD), the damage ended up being a little over $6000JMD per person, i.e. $12,157.82 for the both of us after G.C.T and Service charge were added, which is far too expensive. Suga suggests they provide a local rate for their menu.

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Cliff Hanger Restaurant and Lounge

Location: Ross Craig, Long Bay P.O. Portland, JA

Ph: 876-860-1395

Email: info@seacliff-jamaica.com

Website: http://www.seacliff-jamaica.com/

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Enjoy Miss May’s Fish Fry for Charity this Friday!

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Non-Profit Organization, Rotary Club of St. Andrew North will be hosting a Fish Fry Fundraiser this Friday, where you can support their future Community projects with your support.

Tickets cost $1700JMD per person for lunch cooked by the popular Miss May and her staff.

Please support the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North’s initiative.

#BetheInspiration

For tickets:

Call Nakia Rowe: 876.317.7337

For Pick Up:

12-2pm at 17 Retirement Road, Kingston.

For Delivery:

***Must be 5 or more orders to same location***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Throwback Thursday to Lunch with a View of the Lagoon

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The view from the restaurant at Kanopi House, Portland

Two Saturdays ago I had lunch at Kanopi House, Portland that is nestled in 100ft banyan trees with a breathtaking view of the Blue Lagoon.

There weren’t many options on the menu, so my husband and I went with Chicken and Fish sliders with a side of freshly made potato chips.

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Chicken sliders with Potato chips ($27USD) from Kanopi House, Portland

Service was quick and the staff was courteous. The food was pricey, so thankfully it was tasty too. With that view and comfort, why complain though?

A small bar was available to get spirits from as well.

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Of course, nothing is too predictable in the relaxed parish of Portland. The menu varies from day-to-day and I was told by one of their Chefs, Cecile Watt that items on their dinner menu have an Asian twist. Perhaps we will try them for dinner when we go back to that side of our beautiful island.

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Suga a.k.a Gabby Burgess (L) and husband, Randy Burgess with Chef Cecile Watt from Kanopi House on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

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Kanopi House

Location: Blue Lagoon, San San, Port Antonio (7-10mins away from Blue Lagoon)
Ph: 876.632.3213
US:  800.790.7971
UK (London): 0203.318.1191
Canada: 416.800.9157
Email: info@kanopihouse.com
Website: http://www.kanopihouse.com

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Another Healthy Lunch Spot in Town!

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I had a quick, satisfying lunch at Bella’s Vegan Eats with my husband, Randy last Friday at a neat spot tucked away on Windsor Avenue off Old Hope Road.

Bella’s Vegan Eats was prompt if you would like to pick up and has comfortable seating for you to have a quick bite for lunch. Even if it’s a hot day, the trees make the area cool and the picnic table umbrellas provide sufficient shade.

The area was clean, parking was hassle-free and service came with a smile. Haleem Card, Executive Chef and Director/Co-owner of Bella’s Vegan Eats made us feel right at home. Note that Haleem was the 2015 recipient of the Observer Food Awards’ Chef on the Rise.

What’s their Menu like?!

Their menu is fully Vegan, but still pleasing to the palate if you’re not Vegan. The menu changes daily with options of Soup, Wraps, Sandwiches, Chana Masala, Pasta and more, plus freshly made juices, Smoothies and even Dessert. The people’s favourite seems to be their Umami Black Bean Burger ($1200JMD).

I had the Coconut Chana Masala. I am not a fan of Coconut milk, especially since it has a high content of Saturated fat, but they used it lightly and it did not overpower the taste at all. I had it with plantain, a tasty raw vegetable salad and Peanut rice! The Peanut rice was a pleasant surprise and definitely increased the fiber content of the meal.

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Chana Masala with Peanut rice from Bella’s Vegan Eats ($1000JMD)

Main dishes are usually $750JMD, with an additional charge of $250JMD for side options. Their Natural Fruit Juices, that are low in sugar come in two sizes, the 12oz for $400JMD and 16oz for $650JMD. I had the what’s Up Doc a.k.a Carrot Juice that was light in consistency and quite refreshing.

Remember Suga’s Nutrition Session is this Saturday! If you missed the first one, try to make time for this one. Bella’s Vegan Eats was definitely added to the ‘Places to Eat’ List. They are #SugaEndorsed.

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Bella’s Vegan Eats

Location: 6 Windsor Ave. Kingston. Ja.

Ph: 876-455-8804

*Delivery available by Quick Plate

Open Mon-Fri., 11am – 4pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle’s Nutrition Session returns next Saturday, March 2!

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By popular demand for those who missed out on the 1st staging of Suga Lifestyle’s Nutrition Seminar in January, there will be another one next Saturday, March 2nd at The Liguanea Club, New Kingston from 12:30pm – 2:30pm at a subsidised cost of $2500JMD.

The session will feature detailed Diet Tips, tutoring on how to shop in the supermarket, reading Food Labels, designing Exercise and Meal Plans, Recipes, tips on where to Eat and more!

***Space is limited***

To REGISTER:

Call: 876.422.3769

Email: sugalifestyle@gmail.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Suga Lifestyle!

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Happy Valentine’s Day Suga Bears!

Enjoy the day! If it didn’t start out too well and you have some work to do, there is still time to get unique gifts that your partner or family members will love. If you regret that you didn’t treat yourself, there are a variety of talented, local artisans to choose from that are Suga Endorsed!

Check out Suga’s V-Day Pop Up Shop Artisans and Local Businesses here:

GW Art – @gwartbygabby; 876-422-3769

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GW Art’s new piece, ‘KISSING inna Tree’ – (8×10)” Acrylic on Canvas

My Old Man Leathercraft – @myoldmanleathercraft;
876-880-1447

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Mira Botanicals- @mirabotanicals; 876-509-0063

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Bath Bombs, Deodorant and Bath Soaps from Mira Botanicals.

White Orchid Salon and Spa, Jamaica Pegasus – 876-926-3690-1

Devine Treasures – @devinetreasuresjamaica (Montego Bay)

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Designs by Phoenix Ja – @designsbyphoenixja; design.phoenixja@gmail.com

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RSS Natural Delites – @rssnatural; 876-486- 7469

Frame Art Jamaica – @frameartja; 876-929-3058

Dretals Unique Collection – @drea3278; 8768423417

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Mount Pleasant Chocolatiers – @mountpleasantchocolatiers; 876-854-5604

One Love One Heart – @oneloveoneheart9754; 876-884-3756

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If you don’t go that route, food is the way to everyone’s soul 😀

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Suga and husband, Randy Burgess dining at Marguerites by the Sea, Montego Bay, 2015.

Suga Recommends:

***Reservations Recommended***

N.B. Some Restaurants are offering 4-Couse Dinner Packages

Kingston:
• The Regency Restaurant and The Terrace at The Terra Nova All Suite Hotel, Waterloo Rd. ($60USD pp)
• Cellar 8, Manor Park ($6500pp)
• Chive Restaurant, Orchid Village Plaza
• The Blue Window at The Jamaica Pegasus ($5000pp)
• Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, Lindsay Crescent ($4933.50 pp/$9867 per couple incl. G.C.T & Serv. Charge)
• Chillin’ Restaurant, Hope Zoo

Montego Bay:
• Sugar Mill Restaurant, Half Moon
• The Houseboat Grill, Freeport Montego Bay
• Mystic Thai, Fairview Towne Centre ($3500pp)
• Marguerites by The Sea, Gloucester Ave.

Ocho Rios:
• Evita’s Italian Restaurant, Eden Bower Rd.
• Seaside Dutchie, Priory St. Ann
• Angler’s Seafood Restaurant, Windsor Road

Have a great Day! 💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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