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Stories by Latara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Buju Banton’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ concert has gone down as one of the largest entertainment gatherings in Jamaica. Thousands of patrons from across the globe came to witness the icon’s homecoming performance last Saturday. Although most would...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

In the mood for a quick and easy fancy feast? Chef Dwight Johnson, shares his go to delights that are guranteed to turn any mundane dinner into a 5 star meal. Surprise yourself by becoming your very own gourmet chef in the comfort of your home...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:13 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Mushrooms are the most versatile natural non-meat source of protein. This food group has the ability to transform its taste, composition and texture to rise to meet the various flavours that can be added to it. The Jamaica Exotic Mushrooms located...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:16 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Located in the nook of Sovereign North Plaza is a quintessential gem that specialises in the art of piquant French delicacies. Eleni’s French Bakery is the only one of its kind in Jamaica and prides itself on having the best local French bakers on...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

"Everyone can cook, but not everyone is a chef," said Latoya Panton, founder of Delicious Occasions Cooking Classes. Cooking is an unforgiving art which takes time, effort and years of practice to master. However, under the right guidance and...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Last Sunday, fashionistas and trendy gents flocked to the Hope Botanical Gardens for the launch of the 'Zimi' series - the premium all-inclusive Zimi Seh Brunch. Though off to a slow start, the brunch quickly picked up as local DJs Laing D, Creep...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

"Humans are not true omnivores," said founder of Mi Hungry Whol' Some Food, I-Wara Mamher-Tafari. "When we see a live animal we do not say 'hmm, that looks delicious', like a true carnivore. When we see the leaves from a plant, it is not appealing...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Last Friday, SallyAnn Gray launched her second book Planted In Purpose at the Opa Greek Restaurant at Devon House. With a full house, Gray captivated her audience with testimonials and insightful stories of what it means to find your true purpose...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Pegasus hotel dominated the Taste of Jamaica Culinary Expo last month at the Montego Bay Conference Centre. The hotel entered 15 culinary experts who portrayed their creativity and prowess in the culinary arts at the two-day event. All...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

What was once a 'beach' football field was recently renovated by Appleton Estate Rum to create the ultimate getaway after a long day at work. The 13 East Kings House Road location is now the ideal place to grab a drink and hang out with friends, or...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday, the Hilton JFK hosted the highly anticipated COJO 24th Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards, inside their Victorian inspired executive ballroom. Numerous supporters attended the festive winter soiree, dressed in the elegant ball gowns...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

The University of Technology (UTech) prides itself on not just producing top-of-the-line executive chefs, but world-class managers who are able to run their own kitchen.The final-year module international cuisine is a course which challenges...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

What started as curiosity, sparked at the tender age of five, evolved into an exciting desire to experience different cultures around the world through the art of flavour. Consular for public affairs at the United States Embassy in Kingston...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

On Tuesday, the Collection MoDa Runway transformed The Jamaica Pegasus ballroom into a frenzy of patterns, imported fabric, and not to mention the glamorous people who turned out, all in the name of high fashion.Each year, the MoDa Runway attracts...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, The RJR-GLEANER Group celebrated its partners, sponsors, ambassadors and teams that worked ardently together to make Restaurant Week 2018 a reality. 100 on Old Hope Road hosted an exciting Restaurant Week Mingle which featured flavourful...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Another staple on The Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week, Whitebones Seafood is known for its eclectic, rustic garden setting and great-tasting seafood with a variety of styles at affordable prices. Whitebones has perfected its delectable experience...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Shirley Retreat Hotel is the perfect hidden treasure ideal for a gastronomical getaway during this year's Restaurant Week. Smack in the heart of Kingston, it is guaranteed to satisfy all palates. With indoor and outdoor dining options, a quaint...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Enjoy a quick bite at Gypsy House Tapas Restaurant where Mediterranean fuses with authentic Jamaican flavours. . Indulge in its Sunrise Salad...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

SSCo Event Management and The RJRGLEANER Communications Group hosted an exhilarating launch of the 14th staging of Restaurant Week yesterday on the front lawns of Devon House in St Andrew. With a record number of more than 100 participating...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

If you're looking for a fancy, classy and intimate getaway, Majestic Sushi Bar and Grill, is the perfect place for you. Hidden in the cool hills of St Andrew, this hidden Asian treasure is accentuated by the lush Chinese gardens and stone decor,...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Beirut Mediterranean Cuisine is here to stimulate our palates with tantalising Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine. The middle eastern decor will transport you to the by-lanes of Beirut, as you experience the warmth of their hospitality and savour...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Chive Eatery will open its doors officially to the public to coincide with the start of Restaurant Week on November 9. Chive is located in the heart of Liguanea and offers a great indoor and outdoor atmosphere, perfect for lunch, dinner or for...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Known for its vast collection of wines and spirits, Cellar 8 Wine Bar and Bistro is well equipped to give a 5 star, elegant fine dining experience. In the heart of upper manor park, this gem has mastered the art of wine and food pairings inspired by...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Gypsy House Tapas Restaurant is the only one of its kind serving authentic Caribbean-style tapas within Kingston. Seen as an oasis in the city, Gypsy House allows you to escape into a mediterranean fantasy filled with eclectic flavours and a...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Known for the best tasting vegan food in the Caribbean, Kushites makes vegan food look and taste great with their authentic fusion of local and international vegan cuisine. This restaurant week their must try meals include the Ackee tortilla and...

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