Left: Caryn Jackson, manager of Cuddy'z Sports Bar. Right: Terra Nova's Regency Room. - photo by Nashauna Drummond
Emma's favourite daytime options
Cuddy'z, New Kingston Shopping Mall
Cuddy'z 519 Burger, smothered with Red Stripe BBQ sauce, topped with melted cheese, belly-growling bacon, lettuce and tomato, all encased in a Kaiser bun and served with fabulous fries at $400, certainly takes the wicket like the 'Big man eena cricket' (Courtney Walsh).
Alexander's, The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites
Ivan's Home-made Caesar Salad, with fresh romaine lettuce tossed in a deliciously creamy Caesar dressing noted with just the right amount of anchovy, topped with crunchy croutons and shaved parmesan cheese at $490 for a large.
Mac's Gourmet Market, 49A Hope Road (next to TGI Friday's)
Salmon Baguette Sandwich, with slices of smoked salmon, boiled egg, tomato and lettuce, dotted with capers in a 'real' French baguette spread with a marvellous mayonnaise at $300 for half baguette (it's huge!), is actually a great option to take to the cricket! Pick one up on the way down to Sabina Park for your brunch! And while you're there, grab a Bento Box of Sushi for $450 made by Emma Sharp. You'll need both to get you through all those rums, SORRY, I meant RUNS!
Brick Oven, Devon House, Waterloo Road
Chicken Patty, with a top notch curry sauce and tender pieces of boneless chicken sheathed in perfect pastry that's so flaky you'll be finding bits of it in your car for the next week. One for $105!
Juici Patties (Restaurants all over Kingston)
Red Peas Soup, a thick and 'cozy' soup with pieces of pork, splendid spinners and other filling 'food' starting at $60 for 8oz and going up to $120 for 20oz. On your way home from the game, stop off at one of the 10 locations in Kingston - there's nothing like a cup of soup to 'hold' you until dinner.
Rachael's Gourmet Cookies, email@example.com
Cricket Ball Cookies, which have a soft and velvety centre, are decorated with fondant and royal icing to mimic a cricket ball, start at $100 per cookie (minimum of 6 per order). Order yours now and take them along to share at the match for tea time.
EMMA'S FAVOURITE DINNER OPTIONS
The Regency Room, Terra Nova, Waterloo Road
Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Rack of Lamb, served with a rich demi glace and mint jelly for $1,755, is exceptionally tender no matter how 'done' you like it. Why not start with the Ackee Quiche, whose crisp crust and silky-smooth filling make a great batting team for $520, and finish with a Tia Maria Coffee for $455.
East Japanese, MarketPlace, Constant Spring Rd
New Yorker, which is a gourmet platter of 10 pieces of the freshest raw fish you can get in town, beautifully plated with wasabi paste and pickled ginger for $780. Have a bowl of rice with it for $120, but don't forget to begin with the Miso Soup for $120.
Jewel of India, MarketPlace, Constant Spring Rd
Goan Chicken Curry, a hot 'vindaloo-style' North Indian dish with sweet and sour sentiments, using cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, mustard seeds, tamarind paste and other ground spices is a generous helping for $810. Accompany it with Nan bread for $120 and Bhindi Do Piaza, spicy sauteed okra, for $525.
Christopher's, Trinidad Terrace, New Kingston
Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce and Ham & Cheese Bruschetta will top up your energy for dancing as you celebrate your team's victory!
Chez Maria, Hillcrest Avenue
Penne Con Calamari, al dente pasta tubes with rings of melt-in-mouth calamari bathed in a brandy tomato sauce for $850.
Gloria's, Port Royal
Whole Steamed Snapper, freshly caught by local fishermen, tastefully seasoned and slowly cooked with Jamaican vegetables, offered with a choice of white rice or bammy for $600.