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Food and Finance Fusion with JMMB

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 5:00 AM
Contributed Photo A little of everything - Jerked chicken with guava glaze, Greek salad, buttery garlic shrimp linguini, fried smoked pork chops with a cilantro dressing.
Contributed Photo Lobster ceviche
Contributed Photo Fried smoked pork chops with a cilantro dressing
Contributed Photo Jamaican jerk rub
Buttery garlic shrimp linguini
Contributed Photo Greek salad
Contributed Photo The dessert station with an assortment of carrot and cheese cakes.
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They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) made its way into the hearts of the specially invited investors and clients last Thursday night when they presented their savoury food fused with sweet finance.

Those in attendance got the opportunity to experience a night of fantastic culinary fanfare, all executed live, through talks of finance. They started off the night under the stars, enjoying exotic cocktails alongside hors d'oeuvres, which had many going back for more at the Melwood Avenue residence.

As the night progressed, so did the relaxed affair, moving from a few dispersed on the outdoors to a quaint intimate gathering in the lounge inside, overlooking the magnificent kitchen.

The casual proceedings were sparked by an ice the breaker in true JMMB fashion. The game included guests scurrying among themselves, getting to know each other, all while solving a puzzle. They were all given a paper with ingredients on it and were asked to match them with others to complete the JMMB Portfolio Recipes - Conservative Investors, Aggressive Investors and Moderate Investors. Three lucky winners were awarded prizes for their tremendous efforts.

Then it was time for the food and finance showcase. Celebrity Chef Brian Lumley took to the kitchen floor, joining forces with JMMB's Michelle Sinclair-Doyley to demonstrate the culinary journey of freshly prepared garlic shrimp Parmesan alfredo, showing how its ingredients and direction can be interchanged with the variables of investments offered by the group, with the end results being the taste of success.

All were encouraged to have a taste of the offerings, which included smoked pork chops, jerked chicken topped with a guava glaze, lobster ceviche, Greek salad, and an assortment of sweet treats. Let's just say food fused with finance has never tasted so good!

And just when everyone thought the night was over, guests were invited to step outside and put their own culinary skills to the test, making a traditional breakfast favourite - omelette. After Chef Lumley demonstrated what was required to make the ideal omlette and a solid investment portfolio, onlookers then broke off into teams to put their skills to the test.

Team Janick, Team No Fire, Team Giltedge Growth and Team Hot Stuff all came out blazing, but it was Team Rankin who were as victors in their financial and culinary presentations.

All in all, everyone had a great night, and, as a parting gift, they received a Jamaican jerk rub, courtesy of JMMB.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com