Fri | Jan 19, 2018

An unprecedented culinary experience

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Carolina Urena (left) and Roshan Ramchandani of Rosh Marketing are all smiles for our lens.
The lovely Joan Lee of RE/MAX Elite at the CPJ/Kendal Jackson Wine Dinner at the Half Moon’s Sugar Mill Restaurant recently.
Excellence Group’s Rafael Mattas (centre) is flanked by his wife Anely (left) and Mystic Thai’s Kareena Mahbubani.
GoldenEye’s Ricardo Bowleg (left) shares a laugh with Half Moon’s Giorgio Rusconi.
Jan Pollack of Caribbean Producers is flanked by her colleague Mike Turner (left) and Peter Williams of Pricewaterhouse.
Sharing lens are (from left): Fiona Turner, her fiancé Max Jardim of Rainforest Seafoods and Inga Hjartar.
From left: CPJ’s Ohran Cato, Round Hill’s Hillary Phillips and Jackson Family Wines’ Elliott Day.
Sugar Mill’s Robert Chambers (left) pours a glass of wine for CPJ’s Rhys Campbell.
Dr Claudine Lewis (left) and attorney-at-law Ashley-Ann Foster looking ‘Evening Smart’ at the CPJ epicurean wine dinner at the Sugar Mill Restaurant in Montego Bay.
Pictured are a few of the culinary geniuses responsible for the night’s fare. From left: Chef Cosimo Riccardi, chef de cuisine of Il Giardino Restaurant; John Smith, junior sous chef, Sugar Mill Restaurant; Steven Butler, cook and chef; and Christopher Golding, chef de cuisine of Sugar Mill Restaurant.


As heavy rains pelted the tourism capital on the night of Friday, April 21, Montegonians showed that modern Jamaicans will not allow a downpour to derail plans to have fun.

The Sugar Mill Restaurant at Half Moon was the venue and a number of persons had booked the six-course meal with Michelin Star chef, Ken Frank, of La Toque in Napa Valley, and Caribbean Producers Jamaica's (CPJ) wine connoisseur Elliott Day representing the Jackson Family Wines vineyard.

CPJ promised a journey of not only 'unwining' with a few bottles of the best wines, but the selling point used to pull the group who turned out was the chance to experience and explore the rich, bold flavours unique to the renowned California-based chef.

Diners were taken on a culinary journey which lasted for all of three hours.

Complemented by great conversation and stimulating tÍte-‡-tÍte, this was a classy occasion that was worth every dollar spent.

Outlook brings you highlights of the event.