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Wine 15 - family oriented fun-filled experience

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Tirus
Alecia Woodbine of Signature Cakes and Desserts stands proudly next to her sweet treats.
Jerome Kerr and sous chef Steve Scott of Face Baar Restaurant knock fists in aggreement at the succes of the event.
BIGGS' BLT Stacker.
Shrimp courtesy of Shim Sham Catering.
Face Baar Restaurant's chicken and shrimp pasta.
Galbani Fresh Mouzella with cherry tomatoes.
Hillshire Farm Class Turkey Breast.
Corporate Chef Matthew L Birkenmeier of Biggs BBQ Restaurant and Bar is busy stirring things up in the kitchen.

Wine 15 - family oriented fun-filled experience

The inviting ambience of The Shoppes at Rose Hall in Montego Bay was the perfect setting for Michelle Daswani's wine and food-tasting fundraiser, Wine 15.

The Rotary Club-inspired biannual event has established itself as a family oriented, fun-filled experience on the entertainment calendar in western Jamaica, drawing hundreds of patrons from all walks of life to explore the awe-inspiring cuisines on offer, complemented by a vast collection of the world's most popular wines.

Each exhibitor enjoyed a decent following throughout the evening. Matthew 'Biggs' Birkenmeier of Biggs BBQ Restaurant and Bar received rave reviews for his 12-hour smoked cold pork and world famous BLT stacker. Ital food lovers were not left out, with the Rasta Pasta from Face Baar Restaurant, Nightclub and Lounge. The chicken and shrimp version was also a crowd favourite.

Seahorse Grill and Scotchies are two of the most popular spots in the western region, and their booths enjoyed similar respect for the entire evening, while Signature Cakes and Desserts tempted the most disciplined of weight watchers.

Chas E. Ramson had a huge presence with their booze collection, to include Santa Carolina Chardonnay, red and white wines, while their new Pink Moscato Tosti was a favourite for the fairer sex. Regional boss, Nadine Wright also collaborated with the Culinary Federation of Jamaica to tantalise the taste buds of the constant crowd at their booth.

Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ) and Select Brands with their vast range of wines, as well as GraceKennedy subsidiary Harbour Wines and Spirits, had their hands full all evening as the wine enthusiasts indulged in the vast collection on show, while the music from PVS Entertainment filled the evening skies. The diversity of the products from CafÈ Blue, Shim Sham and Frozen Delights Cheese ensured that everyone in attendance was left satisfied.

Stewart's Automotive used the opportunity to show off some of their latest motor vehicles, with financing opportunities from Victoria Mutual Building Society making it a complete evening for food, wine and motor vehicle enthusiasts.