Columbus Restaurant at the Pegasus
for the Genoa-born explorer, Christopher Columbus, who discovered
Jamaica in 1494, Columbus is known for its Italian cuisine.
Presently undergoing refurbishment, it'll be opening again
just in time for Kingston's Restaurant Week (KRW), as a gourmet
restaurant. The menu will still carry Italian favourites,
but the owners feel that they will be serving their customers
better if steaks and seafood are brought into the mix.
the seating capacity to 50, the owners wanted to create "a
very intimate 'occasion' dining room", says Nancy McLean,
where patrons can celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and graduations.
KRW patrons can start off with an aperitif in the Polo Lounge,
which is also on the lobby floor close to the restaurant,
and order wines from the sommelier, and your dinner before
being escorted to your table there is always a buzz in the
foyer, the piped music and the blinds separating the dining
area create a uniquely soft ambience.
is cooked by the in-house chefs, and the pastry department
is particularly known for its desserts and, of course, pastries!
You'll even get to see them live in action if you order one
of their flamed dishes. They'll send someone out to flambright
in front of you!
High Tea, served from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. on Fridays, should
not be missed. For as little as $1,000 per person, you can
sip your 'English Breakfast' or 'Earl Grey' and nibble on
cakes, while listening to orchestrated music and musicians.
Columbus Restaurant, at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, Knutsford
Boulevard, New Kingston. - photos by Winston Sill / Freelance