ESCAPE TO JAMAICA, HOME OF ALL RIGHT, THIS SUMMER AT THE BOISDALE JAMAICA GARDEN TERRACE IN CANARY WHARF
This summer escape to Jamaica — the home of tantalising dishes, sweet rythms and One Love — at renowned British restaurant Boisdale of Canary Wharf. Throughout July and August, one of the City’s most popular outdoor spaces will be transformed into the 130 metre Jamaica Garden Terrace sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist Board and Grace Foods launched on Monday 3rd July by His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Helping guests to make the most of the warm weather The Boisdale Jamaica Garden Terrace will be reminiscent of rain forest fringed shores of the famous parish of Portland, Jamaica with lush tropical plants, cascading palm trees, delectable Caribbean cocktails and billowing aromas of jerk spice barbeque, missing only the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Boisdale of Canary Wharf will play host to all the staples from the reggae isle, allowing visitors to lap up the Jamaican charm in this sizzling new, not- so-concrete, space. Visitors will get an opportunity to imbibe the Jamaican rum punch specially created for the occasion by Boisdale mixologists and indulge in wide range of authentic and refreshing fruit juices provided by GraceKennedy Foods, with the kick courtesy of Appleton Rum.
While Jamaica is renowned for its spicy and flavourful jerk recipes, its exotic ackee and saltfish and savoury escoveitch fish, Jamaica’s gastronomy extends well beyond these traditional dishes. Today Jamaica’s culinary masters embrace a mélange of international techniques and global flavours to tempt the palate of the most travelled of gastronomes. The Jamaica Garden Terrace will also be home to a rich, tasty selection of meats from the Jamaican Jerk BBQ grill including pork, chicken and specials such as lobster and shrimp.
Canary Wharf revellers are warned; the summer will see no shortage of entertainment in this corner of London with Caribbean Isle sounds set to fill and echo beyond Cabot Square with one of Boisdale’s resident DJs taking over to keep the party going until late.
On the partnership, Elizabeth Fox, Regional Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board says, “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Boisdale Restaurants to create a little bit of authentic Jamaica in Canary Wharf and during a time when Jamaica’s athletes are competing on the world stage nearby. Together we will create an experience to delight and impress guests, while highlighting Jamaica’s rich and vibrant food and music culture”.
Owner of Boisdale Restaurants, Ranald Macdonald, has taken inspiration for the launch from his annual trips to Jamaica and love of Jamaican culture, “I have always felt a great affinity with Jamaica. An early infatuation with Bob Marley and reggae music led to a visit being required, which started a love affair to last a lifetime. I also discovered to my great satisfaction that Scotland and Jamaica are joined at the hip with more Scottish surnames and place names in Jamaica than anywhere outside of Scotland. Hence the Scottish saltire was selected as the base for the Jamaican Nation flag after independence in 1962 and of course Jamaica is the only country in the Caribbean to have its own national tartan! The country is simply breathtaking and the people completely charming with a wonderful sense of humour. Errol Flynn nailed it when he said “No woman is more beautiful than Jamaica.” But of course looks aren’t everything! I also simply adore Jamaican cooking with all those intense layers of flavours you find in the jerk spices we aim to replicate on our Jamaican Garden Terrace. I’m especially pleased to have Grace Foods as a partner as their brand is synonymous with all that’s loved about Jamaican cuisine.. Finally it must be said that the range of Appleton Estate rums we will be serving are really world class and if you need refreshment after all this excitement nothing does a more authentic job than an ice-cold Red Stripe!”
Renowned for its music, diverse culture, warm weather and mouth-wateringly delicious cuisine, Jamaica has long been known for having a unique charm, which Boisdale will recreate throughout the capital’s warmest season.