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What’s for brunch? - Bubble and Spice offering delicious treats, staples

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:17 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer
Fresh from the oven cinnamon buns will certainly sweeten your taste buds.
Fresh from the oven cinnamon buns will certainly sweeten your taste buds.
Pastry cook Denisha Beckford serves Sunday Brunch family style.
Pastry cook Denisha Beckford serves Sunday Brunch family style.
A decadent spread of sweet offerings available at Bubble and Spice’s Sunday Brunch.
A decadent spread of sweet offerings available at Bubble and Spice’s Sunday Brunch.
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Brunch is back, and Bubble and Spice is not only promising fantastic food but space (and distance) for great company.

Recognising that brunch is a primary meal for many on a Sunday, whether it serves as a late breakfast or early dinner, the dedicated team ensured that there is something for everyone: meat lovers, vegetarians, traditional breakfasters, fruits and desserts lovers, and persons who love boiled ground provisions, pasta and omelette stations.

It also includes staples such as ackee and salt fish, grilled or escovitch fish, curried goat, brown stew chicken, a beef and pork carving station, signature porridges and soups, and freshly baked desserts. And, of course, what’s a brunch without your obligatory coffee, juices and mimosa?

Located at Coral Cliff, the gaming and entertainment hub prides itself on providing what is described as the best brunch in the island’s Second City. Bubble and Spice, formerly Rum Jungle, reopened in 2018 after a brief hiatus. The moniker resonates with the bubbly nature of the staff, the notes of bubbly champagne deals available, and the rich spices evident in all of the dishes.

According to Brian Brown, sales, marketing and entertainment manager, Sunday Brunch has operated as a historic feature of the restaurant, thrilling the hearts and palates of many foodies from all walks of life over the years.

Legacy Buffet

“This legacy buffet is not just an affordable all-you-can-eat dining option; it is also a signature Montego Bay event where families can explore the best local fare, celebrate special occasions and even win spot prizes,” Brown shared with Food.

Although adapting to the COVID-19 protocols has adversely affected the overall patronage, the manager explained that persons still show up for the Coral Cliff experience. “We believe that our long-standing commitment to catering to Jamaicans first has served us well in this regard,” he said.

Implementing all the required government protocols, Coral Cliff has put in place visible signage, electronic temperature testers, sanitisation stations, and removed half of the dining furniture to facilitate social distancing. All team members and patrons, he highlighted, are required to properly wear masks at all times and observe all distancing requirements.

Important to note, Coral Cliff has also arranged that Bubble and Spice seat only four persons at most tables and in booths. “Where more than four persons are seated at select tables, we require that the group be from the same household and request them to sign a contact tracing form. After being seated, patrons at the same table are allowed to remove their masks when only dining and drinking,” he revealed.

The queue to view offerings on the buffet line has been upgraded to a digital display of the revolving menu to peruse upon arrival, and serving is brunch family-style, all-you-can-eat a la carte. The authorities, he says, are confident in the commitment made to safety with the protocols, policies and procedures put in place, as are the patrons.

For more information, visit Bubble and Spice at 165 Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay. No reservations are necessary.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com