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Taste of Tryall tantalised

Published:Sunday | December 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Canadians (from left) Havilland Day, Ali Pitfield, Alanna Day and Cameron Day feasted on delectable dishes from several tents at the Taste of Tryall.
The effervescent and beautiful emcee and auctioneer Sara Lawrence, performing her duties at the Taste of Tryall fundraiser held at the Tryall Beach Club.-Photos by Paul Clarke
Former World Boxing Council undisputed Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis is all smiles as he shares lens time with Jody Robinson (left) and Kimola Francis.
From left: Adrienne Billeli, Dan Lufkin, Susan Cullman and John Kirby, all of Connecticut, paused to grace our lenses while enjoying the fare at the Taste of Tryall fundraiser.
An emotional Hope Markes, former administrator of the Tryall Fund (left), holds back the tears as Susan Cullman responds after Markes spoke glowingly of the service given by Cullman's mother and co-founder of the Tyrall Fund, Louise Cullman.
Olivia Tate, regional account manager of Digicel, and Ricky Purkiss, regional business account manager of Digicel, were among the numerous guests who came out for the sixth staging of the Taste of Tryall at the Tryall Beach Club recently.

Barrington Flemming, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the inclement weather - gusty winds twisting and contorting trees and shrubs - the sixth annual Taste of Tryall, mounted by the Tryall Fund, was hosted on Friday, November 28, to rave reviews.

The Tryall Fund, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, also honoured its co-founder, Louise Cullman, who passed earlier this year.

Booths, loaded with culinary fare, sought to titillate the taste buds of patrons, and that they did with succulent meats, desserts and assorted liquors and juices.

Alice Needle, president of the Tryall Fund, encouraged patrons to enjoy the ambience, food, and to support the auction. "We are happy to have you sharing with us on this very special night. So enjoy the night, the food, the beverages and, of course, support the auction," said Needle.

She added, "We are doing really wonderful things in Hanover, and we are standing on the shoulders of Louise Cullman who co-founded the fund 50 years ago."

Former administrator of the Tryall Fund, Hope Markes, hailed Cullman as a friend whose generosity was only matched by the joy she received from helping others to succeed. Marks later presented Cullman's daughter, Susan, with a plaque honouring her mother for her invaluable service to the people of Hanover.

A downpour of rain forced patrons inside the beach club, where former Miss Jamaica World and L'Oreal Caribbean and LIME ambassador, Sara Lawrence, was fluent in the dual role of MC and auctioneer.

With a list of products, including sports star memorabilia, the auction soon attracted eager patrons who quickly overshot the introductory prices to claim their items.

As the rains ceased, patrons returned to the lawns to enjoy the fun and food.

Trinity Villa's chefs Harry Martin, Nicholas MacCallum and Garfield Anderson whipped up the traditional Jamaican favourite - escoveitch fish, using the red snapper, with bammy - which proved to be a hit with guests.

Chef Robert Rall of Round House Villa excited patrons with his whole roast pig served with white rice.

The Hay Stack Villa with Rodney Tomlinson produced a rustic stew of fish, shrimp and mussels and octopus, served with satay (peanut sauce), which was also good. Oso Boca (beef dish) was also on offer. The Great House could not be left out, and obliged with succulent servings of lamb chops.

Appleton Jamaica Rums and Mystic India added their own flair, while the Fuzion Band kept the event lively as patrons wined and dined throughout the day.