Palm Drive, Hope Gardens
Our Festival kicks off with our “Must Attend” ode to Pork Lovers. Savour the likes of crispy pork belly, ribs smothered in a secret sauce, chops grilled to perfection and desserts with a dangerous porcine twist. We have searched the length and breadth of Jamaica and handpicked the best of the best pork masters who will compete for the title of “Top Hog”. Come cast your vote. Hog connoisseurs only! Non-pork lovers need not apply.
ALL INCLUSIVE “FOOD CYAH DONE”
Zen Lawns, Hope Zoo
Journey to the Far East and savour sizzling favourites from all corners of Asia like Vietnamese pork belly, peking duck, naans and chutneys, and a smorgasbord of sushi rolls and sashimi. Enlighten your senses with some “off menu” delicacies as well in this East Meet West explosion of flavour. Mix it up a little, don a sari, come dance with the dragons and get your chi on.
The Gardens, The Jamaica Pegasus
Who doesn’t love crispy, fried anything? Kicked up a notch with exotic seasonings … think crispy pork skin, pan fried tenderloin or jerk fried chicken in a balsamic, scotch bonnet reduction. Now top that off with a glass (or a few) of crisp, delicious, ice cold local and international beers … mmm good!
The Manor, 40 Jacks Hill Road
An intimate, plated seven-course wine pairing feast…need we say more. The evening will be marked by masterful gastronomy punctuated with fine blends, decadent desserts and riveting entertainment, perched overlooking the dazzling lights of Kingston City… a much anticipated affair for wine aficionados.
The Ruins,UWI Mona Visitors’ Lodge
Journey to the zestier side. Jamaica’s first gourmet spicy food fest will explore the intricacies of seasonings, unlikely blends that conjure up unexpected, melt in your mouth flavours. Consider curries, scotch bonnet infused canapes, pimento flavoured meats with a side of ghost pepper… all tempered with our favourite spirits. Not for the faint of tongue…
DRESS: ELEGANTLY CASUAL
Kingston Waterfront (Opp. Bank of Ja)
Jamaica’s largest Food Fair & Marketplace caters to all palates with a wide array of food trucks, restaurants, food booths, pop-ups, food supplies and urban crafts. Imagine the island’s food purveyors, in one space, plying their delectable offerings amidst an energetic street party vibe and fun activities for the kids. Bring the family.
The National Gallery of Jamaica
The West India Brunch presented by Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau at the National Gallery of Jamaica closes #JFDF2017 . In their homage to the Gallery’s current exhibition, We Have Met Before, the Rousseaus have created a menu that celebrates Jamaica’s culinary history with deftly delicious modern elegance.