Jamaica Spice Festival is set for Ocho Rios July 29

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica -- The Jamaica Tourist Board is inviting all food lovers to the island for the Third Annual Jamaica Spice Festival.

The event will be held July 29 at Mahogany Beach here.

Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and continue for 12 hours. Jamaica Spice will spotlight traditional foods that originate in Jamaica and are produced locally.

More than 40 exhibitors will showcase their products, including coffee, chutneys, meats, juices, rums, liqueurs, fruits and candy.

Throughout the day, exhibitors and restaurateurs will conduct cooking demonstrations.

Two activities have been added to the festival this year.

They are the Chef Cook-Off and the My Granny's Potato Pudding contest.

The Chef Cook-Off pits chefs from local restaurants and hotels against one another in a cooking contest.

Armed with only a basket of groceries they have just been handed, the chefs will be asked to create a new dish or update an old one with a new twist.

My Granny's Potato Pudding contest will judge the best potato pudding recipe from all grandmothers' kitchens in Jamaica.

Also on hand is the Kid's Fun Zone and Baking Corner, offering children of all ages the opportunity to make their own cookies, muffins and treats.

Admission to the festival is about $4 for adults and $1.50 for children. Shuttle service will be provided from select hotels in Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay.

On July 28, Little Pub Restaurant in Ocho Rios will host the Festival Kick Off Spicy Fete.

The cost is $18.50 per person and covers a spicy menu of food, entertainment and drinks.

For further details, contact the Jamaica Tourist Board.
Phone: (800) 233-4JTB
Web: www.jamaicatravel.com
E-mail: [email protected]

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