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Restaurant Week rocked!

Published:Friday | November 28, 2014 | 12:00 AM
From left: Hosts Mark and Paula Kovinsky and their daughter Brook at their pre-Thanksgiving party at their home at the Tryall Club in Hanover on Wednesday night
From left: Senator Noel Sloley, his wife, Sharon, and commodore of the Montego Bay Yacht Club Nigel Knowles (right) and his wife, Julie.
The gorgeous Kim Roach at Paula and Mark Kovinsky's pre-Thanksgiving party at their Tryall Club home in Hanover on Wednesday night.
Newly appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tryall Club Patricia Henry has the attention of Dr Guna Muppuri of Indies Pharma. - Photos by Janet Silvera
Marketing Manager at Jamaica Yellow Pages Tshani Jaja (left) and executive producer and host of The Innovators, Yaneek Page, smile for the camera, at The Innovators' season 4 wrap-up dinner during Restaurant Week 2014, at Rojo Restaurant at the Spanish Court Hotel. - Contributed

After 10 years, restaurants are still raving about the success of Restaurant Week (RW). Many were worried about the economy, but when it came to good food and a great deal, Jamaicans dug deep and restaurants scored another success. Here is how they wrapped up this year.

Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records

Marketing manager of Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records Kemoi Burke noted, "It was a very good experience. The real hit was the new dessert that we launched which was the deep fried cheesecake sundae."

Pizza Hut

Trina Lowe was also pleased with the success for Pizza Hut Dine-In Restaurant. "Our signature 'speciality' pan pizzas were the most popular selection, with our new sweet-and-tangy barbecue sauce got raving reviews from all who indulged."

Yardstyle to Gourmet

Jacqui Tyson was happy with the turnout she received, but what really made her RW special was the partnership with RJR Communication's Group, Kremi, Pure Water and Honey Bun for Pop Up Café.

Incredible was just one of the words executive chef Colin Hylton used to describe Liguanea Club Terrace's first RW experience. He noted that it was extraordinary, as some nights they had to place extra chairs and tables on the lawns to accommodate guests, while some had to be turned away.


According to Dwayne Smalling, "It was good, we were very pleased with the crowd and exposure we received, though we had room for more persons."


Director at the Pelican Elizabeth Dalley shared: "It wasn't as good as last year, but it was not terrible. Probably because they were more restaurants in the programme this year."

Brick Oven

Jay Hamilton was excited to provide nothing but positive feedback about RW. "It was fabulous! Customers came in and had a blast. We had a good week."

Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel

The hotel has reported overwhelming support. As a first time participant, Regency Bar and Lounge was pleasantly surprised by the support received as well.


"It was perfect. It was great. I am looking forward for next year," said Beirut Mediterranean Cuisine's Chadi Chadid.

Dragon Court

"It was OK, but not as good as last year. I think probably the economy is that bad." said Dragon Court's Anthony Choi.

Black Orchid

Newcomers Black Orchid expressed joy in participating in this year's RW. "I thought it was very good for us, and we tripled in number from the opening night, so we were happy for that," noted Eden Garden's Public Relations Manager Etmour Williams.