MIAMI, Fla. (May 11, 2016) –– Palace Resorts – the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations – is pleased to announce the brand’s newest resort, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, will participate in the 2016 18th Annual Jamaica Observer Food Awards. The AAA Four Diamond property’s Executive Chef Dennis McIntosh, will be showcasing the resort’s premier culinary offerings alongside Select Brands during the event on May 26, 2016, at the Devon House in Kingston.
The Jamaica Observer Food Awards was created to showcase the destination’s extraordinary gastronomic options and recognize the esteemed members of the culinary industry. Now in its 18th year, the event is expected to attract thousands of locals and will be donating a portion of proceeds to the University of Technology- Hospitality Bursary.
The team from Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will be offering patrons a mouthwatering menu that celebrates local Jamaican flavors with the Mexican roots associated with the Palace Resorts brand. Guests will sample Moon Palace’s culinary offerings paired with an exquisite wine or liquor, carefully chosen by experts at Select Brands, a leading wines and spirits importer in Jamaica. The locally produced menu will consist of:
- Tuna & Snapper Ceviche Endive with Lime, paired with Catena Chardonnay, Argentina, a wine offering a blend of clean acidity, tropical fruit flavors, floral notes and strong minerality.
- Caribbean Crab Cake Annatto Sauce & Basil Pearls paired with Banrock Station Moscato, Australia, a chilled bubbly wine with a dose of fruitiness.
- Chicken Yakitori Smoked Sweet Potato Mash paired with Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir, California, an elegant medium-bodied wine offering aromas of strawberry, roses and vanilla and taste of cherry and raspberry.
- Moon Palace Jamaican Sushi Rolls paired with Malibu Coconut Rum drizzle.
- Mexican Cheesy Corn paired with Malibu Coconut Rum drizzle.
“The Jamaica Observer Food Awards are the perfect venue to further embrace the Jamaican community while also showcasing the unmatched culinary abilities of our super star chef, Dennis McIntosh. The brand continually seeks opportunities to celebrate and support the important local community that has warmly welcomed us in our new home in Ocho Rios,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. “We couldn’t think of a better partner than the local provider Select Brands for our first grand culinary event in Jamaica.”
Select Brands is a dynamic company that takes an innovative approach to the brands in their portfolio including Accolade, Beam Global, Pernod Ricard and Constellation. Their portfolio is comprised of over 400 award winning spirits, wines, beers and Tortuga rum cakes. Select Brands is one of the largest distributors of wines and spirits in the island of Jamaica.
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande began welcoming guests July 2015 and is strategically situated on the north coast of Jamaica, accessible from the Montego Bay airport. Following a multimillion dollar transformation of what was formerly the iconic Sunset Jamaica Grande, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande now boasts more than 700 guestrooms and suites with oceanfront views of the Caribbean Sea. Moon Palace Jamaica Grande features an array of luxurious amenities including Jamaica’s largest spa, Awe Spa, a FlowRider® Double-wave simulator, four unique dining destinations, the ultra-chic Noir nightclub, a dolphin habitat and much more. The hotel features 17-acres of ivory sand on the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios.
Guests who book a stay of five nights or more are privy to the most valuable vacation promotion on record – $1,500 Resort Credit, which can be used on spa and beauty salon treatments, golf outings, romantic dinners, wedding packages, and off-site excursions and tours. Palace Resorts’ all-inclusive accommodations start at $172 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. To reserve your Palace Resorts stay, please visit www.PalaceResorts.com, call (866) 424-4623 or contact your preferred travel professional
About Palace Resorts
With eight oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and Jamaica. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room double whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean’s most extravagant spas and premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses, Palace Resorts sets the stage for a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations.
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