The Christmas season is upon us and JCE has some interesting specialty tours for you, your friends and family visiting for the holidays. And guess what? We also have some great discounted prices too!
So take a day trip with us, you’re certain to end up somewhere interesting.
To make a booking for any of the events listed, please call us at 876 540 8570 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 1 – Day Trip to Richmond Estate for the Jamaica Epicurean Escape
This food festival will feature:
- Traditional and exotic, local and international food, guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds
- Signature dishes from celebrated local and international chefs
- Sidewalk cafés and lounges
- Food Art displays
- Culinary displays
We will purchase your tickets and take you there and back, comfortably and safely.
Saturday, December 15 – Kingston Art Trek, the Holiday Edition
- See new exhibitions
- Meet with new artists
- Eat great food
- Make new friends
- Have a fantastic day
Thursday, December 20 – Story of Jamaican Music
Tour will feature
To read the entire list of events, click on Read More below.
- Music Studio visits
- The opportunity to “cut a tune”
- Journey to the root of Reggae music in Trench Town
- Great food
- Reasoning on our current musical output – good or bad?
Guest blogger Saran Hutchinson shares with us her thoughts on Scotchie's Restaurant in Kingston.
Scotchie's dining huts surrounded by plants and flowers
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Half Way Tree, on Chelsea Avenue aggressively close to Chelsea Jerk Centre - traditionally considered THE Kingston jerk joint - has blossomed a new buzz worthy dining option. Scotchie’s has come to Town. This much to the great pleasure of those of us who before would yearn for a country outing in part to stop at Scotchie’s and sample their varied offerings. The restaurant had its beginning in Montego Bay, St. James many years ago and from there migrated to Drax Hall, St. Ann. It has gained worldwide recognition, having been featured in numerous television programmes and magazine articles. The now notorious Star Jones, formerly of ABC’s “The View” named the Montego Bay location as one of her favourite dining spots.
Restaurant patron on his way to get his jerk
In Kingston, the venue is a well manicured area with flowers and plants which have been thoughtfully chosen it seems, to provide a kind of green retreat in the urban centre and a variation from typical dining in the metropolis. The food is GREAT, though some have commented that it is inconsistent. I was lucky on both my visits to get the pork - or “Arnold” as we Jamaicans like to call it - just in time, and for me the flavour and seasoning were just right. The jerk is authentically spicy, even without the addition of the hot sauce. For some the chicken is a viable option but considering myself a true jerk fan, it would have been unforgivable to pass on the pork. Conch soup, breadfruit, sweet potato, corn, hard dough bread, and festival are also available on the menu and the patrons seem to be coming in droves to feed what can only be described as a Scotchie’s addiction. When I arrived at exactly twelve noon on Saturday afternoon, there were three cars in the parking lot, including mine. By the time I had finished and was leaving, the more than adequate parking area provided was full. Kingstonians are down with the Scotchie’s movement!
Paul, a cook, exposes the chicken for the camera