Taste - An Evening Of Culinary Tapestry is slated to take place on the East Lawns Of Devon House On July 26th, 2019.
Curated by Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica & The Chefs Advocate, #Taste will feature six of Jamaica's most talented chefs combining their skills and a myriad of flavours & textures to create an intricately tantalizing six (6) course tasting experience, which will be further enhanced with wines carefully selected to complement each course!
Meet The Chefs For Taste
The Taste Pre-Dinner Cocktail Interlude will feature brands Nicolas Feuillatte Sapphire, Wines from The House of Josh, Bombay Sapphire & Patron Tequila - all distributed by Caribbean Producers Jamaica Ltd.
Tickets For Taste are US$170.00 per person.
Ticket Concierge Service available within the corporate area. For details contact our booking office.
Team Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica
If you’re ever looking for somewhere in Kingston to completely unwind and enjoy some great food - Chillin’ at the Serengeti is it! It's rustic layout is totally in sync with the lush flora & fauna that surrounds it and their menu is pretty extensive offering something for every palate!
Their menu includes but is nowhere near limited to these must-try dishes:
The Cellar 8 KGN experience begins on entry!
Ultra modern yet inviting, the design & decor at Cellar 8 KGN are in perfect harmony with their menu offerings!
Cellar 8 is a wine aficionado's dream, boasting over 300 wines from which to choose; some of which are unique to Cellar 8 KGN like the Chakana wines. Friends & colleagues can relax, celebrate or reconnect over a drink from their well stocked premium bar either at the bar, a table or in the cool lounge upstairs. This in addition to savouring delectable bites served by knowledgeable, attentive & friendly staff!
Their menu offerings are wide, varied & scream attention to detail - flavour combinations are off the chain!. Hats off to Executive Chef Ramesh Maragh & his culinary team on this! Not very knowlegeable about wine? No problem! Gillian, their in-house wine guru is usually on hand to guide and educate!
Some of what we sampled - all of which had our taste buds doing the happy dance!
A truly great place to enjoy life one sip at a time and gastronomic delights! Thanks to Cellar 8 KGN for accommodating us! We'll be back sooner than you think!
Team Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica
So we finally made it to the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial & Food Show after many years of promising ourselves to attend. Dubbed by some as ‘the Caribbean's premier agricultural event, this year was it’s 65th staging.
The three day event featured parish farmers markets with displays of Jamaican agricultural produce - both organic & non organic, areas in which one could find livestock & pets on show, exhibits focused on greenhouse farming, farm products & equipment and a food court stretch. Here's some of what we captured!
Brands On Display
Jamaica Producers St.Mary's Chips, Mount Pleasant Chocolates & Buzz Honey were among the many Jamaican made products being promoted at Denbigh 65.
Eats At Denbigh
Just some of the eats that were on sale at Denbigh 2017.
8 oz wet sugar
1 pint stout
2 oz honey
2 oz pancake syrup
1 oz molassses
3 oz melted butter
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp salt
12 oz cassava flour
4 oz whole wheat flour
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
4 oz raisins
The Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica Team
The Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica Team
Restaurant Week 2016 Jamaica got off to a robust start with many rushing to make reservations at their favourite dining haunts. This year's event dubbed Eat In Dine Out offered persons not into the hustle and bustle the option of ordering in.
Our team opted to dine at Nirvana, the newest Indian restaurant in Kingston and we were not disappointed! For starters we had the tandoor grilled fish tikka marinated with yogurt and indian spice. This was followed by the Butter Chicken (tandoori chicken pieces tossed in a rich aromatic tomato and cream gravy) & the Thai Coconut Infused Green Curry Shrimp served with Garlic Naan & Basmati Rice - Deelish! For dessert we had Cheesecake flavor Kulfi (home-made indian ice-cream)
Twas a great dining experience- great service, great food. Money well spent! No hitches here!
The Culinary Federation of Jamaica hosted its sixth staging of their Taste Of Jamaica Culinary Competition & Expo at the Montego Bay Convention Center on November 12th & 13th, 2016 which saw teams and individuals vying for top honours and bragging rights in several categories; featured an increased number of seminars and for the first time - a Streetfood Village sponsored by the Jamaica Yellow Pages.
The Chef Of The Year 2016
The Winning Dish
A combination of Shrimp & Salmon stuffed Chicken Roulade drizzled with a Sorrel Beurre Blanc Sauce & Pan Seared Tuna marinated in black bean, sweet chili & oyster sauce. Sides: Sweet Potato Puree
After two grueling days of competition, Chef Ricardo Allen from the Trident Hotel in Portland emerges from a field of fifteen (15) competitors as the winner of the most coveted award at Taste Of Jamaica - that of Jamaican Chef Of The Year 2016.
Amazing food & drink were the order of the evening at Chefs On Show 2016 as over eighteen of Jamaica's top chefs and caterers got into high gear serving dish after delicious dish to the delight of the many patrons who attended the event in the gardens of the Jamaica Pegasus on April 27th, 2016.
Chefs On Show is staged annually by the Culinary Federation Of Jamaica to raise funds to assist with expenses associated with sending our national culinary team to the prestigious Taste Of The Caribbean in Miami where individuals and regional teams compete for bragging rights as the best in the Caribbean. Below are some of the many chefs & caterers who gave of their time and talent to make the event the success tha tit was.
Among the attendees was Two-Time Chopped Champion - Jamaican Chef Andre Fowles - who just narrowly missed a third Chopped win.
Thoroughly enjoyed working with the Jamaica Yellow pages on this project which involved traversing the island with nine of Jamaica's talented young chefs sampling fare from hot Jamaican restaurants & food spots - among them Holland Bamboo for some of Musso's Curry Goat , Coconut Curry Shrimp at Allshmars in Port Morant, Steamed Fish at Anglers in St Anns Bay & Jerk Pork from G& B in Buff Bay.
This year, Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica was charged with the responsibility of identifying and selecting the participants for this year's Observer Food Awards Chef On The Rise Competition and co-producing the judging event by sponsors the Jamaica Yellow Pages. It was a challenge which we happily took on and set about our research in earnest; the criteria - young unknown but talented chefs passionate about their craft.
For almost three weeks we worked closely with these chefs traversing the entire island with Coaching Executive Chef George Matthews stopping and tasting dishes at nine of Jamaica's hidden food gems. The Chefs Challenge - to re-create one of the dishes sampled at one of our nine food stops putting their own twist on that dish. Who got which dish? This was decided by a drawing of location after the last stop.
The Judging Event @ the Spanish Court Hotel
The three finalists were Volae Willimas (1st place), Ricardo Allen (2nd place) & Lucian Dunn (3rd place). There were no losers here. Twas indeed a pleasure working with these very talented chefs who were said to be the best bunch yet in this competition!
The Mona Bowl at UWi was the secret home to the second staging of Diner En Blanc Kingston which was an evening filled withe glitz, glamour,food and fun!
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