Thanksgiving in Ja
Texan businesswoman and Tryall homeowner Maria Roberson opened up her fabulous four-bedroom villa, Coo Yah, in Hanover, to an intimate group of friends to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26.
Set amid lush landscaping overlooking the Tryall Club's championship golf course and the Caribbean Sea, Roberson's holiday home paid homage to the traditional American feast, offering a turkey dressed with sprigs of rosemary and thyme, roasted to perfection and garnished with grapes.
Roberson's in-house chef, Nadia Bolton, presented a tasty treat of mac and cheese, glazed spiral ham, topped with pineapple and Maraschino cherries, the usual suspect - cornbread was in tow, while flavourful steamed greens toned down the many starches. Of course, the inevitable stuffing and cranberry sauce were featured, proving yet again that no roasted turkey can be served without it.
Organised by Tryall's Richard Ferdinand, after-dinner entertainment was a serving of Karaoke. Pier One's Robert Russell, a renowned 'singjay ' took the 'Best Performer' trophy, while the Italian/American 'superstar' Manuela Goren took the all-female title.
Philipp Hofer and Richard Ferdinand, did their 'bro' piece, while Anna-Kaye Russell and her sweetie-pie John Byles went for a couples rendition.
VIP Attraction's Allison Callam, brought her personal dancer and Juanita Diaz took control of The Gleaner's camera.
NoMadz lead singer Chris Gordon, could easily have blown all the other performers out of the water, but instead opted to MC an unforgettable evening of music and food. Here are the highlights.