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OCEAN Style, Tryall Club host exclusive food and wine event

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Chef Andy Trousdale
Chef Andy Trousdale at work. - Contributed photos

OCEAN Style has partnered with The Tryall Club, one of Jamaica's oldest and most revered luxury villa resorts, to co-host an elegant food and wine event called 'RESERVED'.

Promising an evening of culinary excellence, 'RESERVED' will take place at The Tryall Club on Tuesday, March 27, under the auspices of celebrated Chef Andy Trousdale. The evening will feature a seven-course dinner expertly paired with the finest wines from the internationally acclaimed Torres vineyards of Spain, distributed by J. Wray & Nephew in Jamaica. Founded in 1870, Torres is one of the most recognisable names in Spanish wine and is the United Kingdom's leading brand, accounting for seven per cent of all Spanish exports to the United Kingdom.

Rum tasting

The Tryall Club, which sits on 2,200 picturesque acres just outside of Montego Bay, will play host to this gastronomic event, offering guests the opportunity to dine under the stars while enjoying a magnificent, panoramic view from the terrace of its Great House.

In addition to the culinary experience of the dinner and wine pairings, the evening will later feature an Appleton rum tasting presented by the world's only female master blender, Joy Spence, along with entertainment befitting the refined sophistication of The Tryall Club

"The entire team, from Tryall to Chef Andy, and the folks at Wray and Nephew, is fully committed to delivering an excellent event. I've been pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm with which people have greeted the event, but we will keep the numbers limited. We are all working assiduously to ensure we exceed the expectations of our guests on March 27. Chef Andy is a consummate professional and very passionate individual so that I cannot wait to see this all come into reality." said Douglas Gordon, OCEAN Style editor-in-chief.

"We are excited to sample the delights from guest chef Andy Trousdale. The club is committed to providing great food and has recently launched an initiative to host visiting chefs throughout the year to share and exchange recipes. Ocean Style blends the finest in fashion, food, luxury travel and entertainment, and does an excellent job of showcasing the good life to be had in the Caribbean.


Chef Trousdale is the chef and co-owner of Le Bistro Restaurant, located in South Florida, where he has successfully served his brand of modern French cuisine for over 10 years. Chef Trousdale has a background working in three-star Michelin and Relais de Chateaux establishments in France, England and Holland. Among its many accolades, Le Bistro is recognised by Zagat - Top Restaurant in America, and has been rated four stars by the Miami Herald. Chef Trousdale and Le Bistro were featured twice in Gordon Ramsay's hit cooking reality TV show.

"This event provides an excellent opportunity for us at J. Wray and Nephew to showcase the Torres and Appleton Estate brands. The food and beverage pairings have been carefully selected to enhance the culinary experience, and we are delighted to be a part of this world-class event," said Tanisa Samuel, western operations manager for J. Wray and Nephew.

Chef Andy Trousdale has been working with The Tryall Club's executive chef Kai Bechinger to create a compelling menu for the evening's guests. Trousdale, who has never been to the Caribbean island, said, "I am looking forward to visiting the beautiful island of Jamaica and to be part of such a distinguished event. We hope to give guests an evening of exciting flavours and a taste of world-class cuisine."

For more information on the event, you can contact The Tryall Club at 876-956-5660 ext 4444 or visit