Tag Archives: Restaurant Week Jamaica 2014

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Review of the Summer Special at The Trident, Portland!

Suga introduces you to Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth

Kimberly is an Aquatic Exercise Instructor as well as an Auditor. Her favourite dish is Smoked Pork Chops. Kimberly frequenty travels out of town and her favourite casual spot is Blue Mahoe, Negril and her favourite choice for an occasion is The Trident Hotel, Portland. She has travelled to 20 countries including Thailand, Singapore, India, Brazil, Spain and France! Kimberly enjoys trying new things and detests eating at the same places. Let’s see where Suga Taster, Kimmy dined and what she had to say!

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for the Summer Special, Bottomless Prosecco and Pasta Dinner at The Trident Hotel

Date and time of visit: Late afternoon in June

No. of diners: 5

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Taster, Kimmy’s Breakdown!

After a splendid day at Frenchman’s Cove, Suga Taster, Kimmy’s party was famished. So with two Canadians in tow, she thought it would be a great opportunity for them to view the exquisite Trident Hotel whilst enjoying a pleasant meal.

They felt welcomed from the entrance to the parking lot. Their server was quite hospitable and recommended they order from the Bottomless Prosecco & Pasta Dinner Menu for USD$30 per person. The options were limited, but enough for them to all order something different. After trying to get their Prosecco refill, they were notified that the Prosecco in fact wasn’t bottomless. However, due to the misleading menu title, they received a complimentary refill.

Their server was remarkably attentive and the food was truly tasty. After their meal, they received a full tour of the property and one of the villas.

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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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Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Throwback Thursday to Restaurant Week 2014 at Caffé da Vince!

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Caffé da Vince

Ph#: 876-906-9051

Address: The Marketplace, 67 Constant Spring Rd., Kingston

Remember to VOTE for Gabby from Suga Lifestyle to be 

The Jamaica Gleaner’s Restaurant Week Ambassador!

Keep her in the lead!

Go to http://go-jamaica.com/rw/ambassador

You have 10 votes per device and wifi connection until TOMORROW, October 2, 2015. Just Refresh the page after each vote as instructed. Much love!

Caffé da Vince Closes Restaurant Week in Style for Gabby and Friends

Caffé da Vince was a lovely close to Gabby’s Restaurant Week from SuGa last Friday night. Restaurants at The Marketplace were filled to capacity. We had to circle the parking lot a few times to eventually get a spot. Outside seating for all restaurants was expanded and there was live entertainment. It reminded me of dining at a local hotel on the North Coast waiting on a cabaret show.

The hostess was pleasant, and even though they forgot to change our reservation from 2 persons to 4, we were accommodated quickly.

Despite the full house, the food still arrived in a reasonable amount of time. All appetizers were delish. We tried the Eggplant Caprese salad, Shrimp salad and Pork balls. The portion size for the Pork balls was small, but their delightful taste made up for it.

For our entrées, we had the Mixed Grill Seafood, Beef and Pork Tenderloin. The Beef and Pork were tender and scrumptious. The cream and mushroom sauce on the Beef Tenderloin was exquisite. The Mixed Grill Seafood had mostly lobster, a few shrimps and hardly any scallops. I expected a more equal variety. The shrimp and scallops were spicy, however some flavour could have been added to the lobster, perhaps a sauce or even fresh lemon or lime on the side. The serving sizes were not overwhelming, they were just right so we had room for dessert.

Dessert ended with dry Bread Pudding masked by Vanilla ice cream and a heavenly Tiramisu.

All dishes were not perfect, the menu was slightly different from the one advertised, but there was still a large variety to choose from and it was indeed enjoyable compared to some unhappy diners across from us at Beirut Mediterranean Cuisine who did not enjoy their long wait or unsavoury food. So good job Caffé da Vince!

Caffé da Vince

Ph#: 876-906-9051

Address: The Marketplace, 67 Constant Spring Rd., Kingston

Date of visit: 21/11/14

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★☆

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Decor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★☆

SuGa Endorsement: ★★★★☆

 

 

Oasis on the Oxford Disappoints by Not Offering Items on their RW menu!

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Feedback on the Oasis on the Oxford was no bueno for Nyam and Scram yesterday. SuGa’s source had her heart set on the Curry Goat and Roti option but was surprised and disappointed to hear that what they have is on the menu board outside, not including that Restaurant Week option or the others, after specifically asking for the Curry Goat as well. She was told the meal still came with a drink as advertised so decided to proceed with ordering something else.

She found the Manish water, Stew Pork mixed with Fried Chicken and Rice and peas to be tasty, but was disgusted with the complimentary drink that tasted like artificial Lime juice and water.

For an establishment that does catering and events, they should know and do better.

Winner Winner Lobster Dinner at Evita’s Italian for Restaurant Week!

Items from the RW menu at Evita's Italian
Items from the RW menu at Evita’s Italian

My my, Dinner at Evita’s Italian yesterday evening was certainly a treat as expected and definitely value for money. The service, ambience and food were all exceptional. SuGa Endorsement for Restaurant Week: ★★★★★

Good feedback has come in from other SuGa recommended restaurants as well, such as Black Orchid at Eden Gardens with no long wait, good food and value for money and Suzie’s Bakery’s yummy Jerk Chicken Pasta.

Continue to enjoy Restaurant week SuGa Readers and please keep the feedback and pics coming!

Where to Nyam and Scram (30% off) for Restaurant week!

The Nyam and Scram Category finally has some actual deals this year!

Asia’s Cafe in York Pharmacy will offer their OMG Burger, Soup and Bread pudding all for $595JMD. While Michael’s Restaurant and Coffee Shop on Constant Spring Road will have Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken with Sweet Potato Salad and a Chocolate Chip Cookie for $440JMD.

Brick Oven will have a combo with Shrimp Patty, Apple Pie and a scoop of Ice Cream for $550JMD that sounds fattening and awesome at the same time.

Check out Suzie’s Bakery and Coffee Bar for their decadent Jerked Chicken Pasta, succulent Shrimp or Chicken Noodle Stir Fry, juicy chunks of Curried Chicken plus lovely sides, all for $995 each, inclusive of tax.

Super’s Spicy Doubles (Indian cuisine) in Mona is also a place to check out with meals ranging from $400JMD to $600JMD.

Oasis on the Oxford will offer combos of Curry Goat and Roti with vegetables and juice for $550JMD and Chicken Satay, Pumpkin rice cakes with vegetables and juice for $490JMD.

Have great lunches starting this Friday, November 14 to Saturday, November 22!

Go to http://www.go-jamaica.com/rw/ for more information.