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Athletes get ready for RW

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 3:39 PM
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer From left: Kadie-Ann Deheany, Marcus Banton and Vangelee Williams are caught in a jovial mood
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer Absolut Kaci
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer Christopher Murray (left) and McKoy Gordon partake of the flatbread vegetarian pizza.
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer Flat bread vegetarian pizza and Jerked chicken spring rolls.
Contributed Spicy Barbeque wings
Contributed A Woodbridge Merlot by Select Brands was perfect for the evening's festivities.
Absolut Vodka kept spirits high
A favourite at UBT&R-codfish fritters

It was only fitting that when the organisers of the Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week (RW) wanted to break bread with up-and-coming athletes, as the anticipation builds for the weeklong culinary affair, the chosen venue was Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records (UBT&R).

As the group gathered last Wednesday, they gelled like they had known each other for ages. As the athletes sipped on welcome cocktails, mainly the Absolut Kaci Splash, one of the RW special cocktails, hosts Monique Solomon and Stephanie Scott kept the energy in the room high, ensuring everyone was in good 'spirits'.

The appetising tapas menu featured some favourites at UBT&R's: flat bread vegetarian pizza; codfish fritters; jerked chicken spring rolls; buffalo, crispy fried, and Red Stripe wings; jerked pork; and last but certainly not least, the divine cheesecake spring roll.

As things got spicy on the taste buds, concoctions courtesy of El Dorado, Absolut Vodka and Robert Mondavi Wines- all from Select Brands, cooled things down as the athletes enjoyed each others company.Food