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Ocho Rios (Jamaica), December 29, 2014

Bailliage of Jamaica

On learning that International Vice-President Marie Jones would be spending the Festive Holiday season in Jamaica Bailli Derek Elder immediately invited her to lunch with Bailliage officers and members at the Couples Sans Souci Resort at Ocho Rios.

In the event Bailli Elder was not able to be there nevertheless the Resort’s General Manager, Vice-Conseiller Culinaire Pierre Battaglia, fellow Bailliage officers and invited members gave Marie a very warm Caribbean welcome.

Photo above left (c) Couples Sans Souci Resort

Executive Chef Morice Lewis, Executive Sous Chef George Beswick, Pastry Team Leader Shekera Cassia and Junior Sous Chef Andre Simpson prepared a wonderful menu to introduce local gastronomic delights presented in a modern international style to the International Vice-President on this her first visit to the island.

Chef Rôtisseur Robert Hoehener had raided his cellar to provide some vinous gems including a 2008 Saint Saphorin from Switzerland and Latour's Corton-Charlemagne which Marie acknowledged was her all-time favourite white wine!

Photos below left: Citrus-splashed grilled snapper / Below right: Pimento rubbed jerk chicken breast


Creamy pepper pot and cream of pumpkin
Sweet potato croutons, bacon bits

Cucumber cherry tomato
St Mary mixed greens, mango, jerk sausage slivers, wild radish
roasted cashew, breadfruit chip, Balsamic dressing

Citrus-splashed grilled snapper
Beet rice, seared organic greens, pickled christophene, coconut reduction
Pimento rubbed jerk chicken breast
Green banana mash, sautéed bok choy
fried plantain, mild jerk BBQ sauce

Caribbean inspired dessert selection
Coconut sorrel panna cotta; Thyme macaroon
Vanilla ice cream; Chocolate passion pie

Not only was there wonderful food and excellent company but we were spoilt with outstanding wines. The lunch was an extraordinarily convivial moment which we shall cherish for a long time ... the true spirit of the Chaîne!

Kerri-Anne Reckord, Vice-Chargée de Presse

Photos above (c) Couples Sans Souci Resort