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My date with Rude Boy….

I am a big fan of Groupon. I have purchased many deals for meals, events and attractions. This week I had a complimentary meal from Groupon Now waiting in my inbox. I have been searching for a Jamaican restaurant and came across Jamaica Gates a few weeks ago. It just so happened Jamaica Gates was participating in the deal with Groupon Now.
I ordered the Rude boy jerk chicken, rice, cabbage and fried plantains.

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I have never eaten at a Jamaican restaurant before. Friends and acquaintances have cooked dishes for me so I have had some amazing jerk chicken, stewed meats, and beef patties and rice. There was a small doubt in my mind…this might not hold up to the home cooked yumminess I experienced.
I bit into the cabbage first. I am picky about my veggies. Most people over cook cabbage. Not Jamaica Gates! The forkful of cabbage had great sweet flavors and textures. Peppers and some yellow pepper hot sauce were added later upon suggestion from my server. From then on, every bite of food was delicious. The chicken was juicy, sweet, spicy and tender. My plantains were sweet and slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside.
I did not save room for dessert. I am more of a meat and potatoes kind of girl. But I am certain I am going back to try their goat- I have never tasted goat. So I will definitely try some cheese cake or rum cake next time. I am absolutely coming back.

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Well, hello there.

About me:

I started this blog, mostly to talk about food. I love cooking and when I actually grow up, I would like to have a catering business or a restaurant. My curiosity, ‘greediness’ and desire to cook has been pretty strong in the past year. I realized that it is my favorite thing to do. More than playing volleyball, more than singing karaoke, DEFINITELY more than the current job I have now and more than…NOT COOKING.

What to expect from Delorespearl:

I love sharing recipes, ideas, and my experiences with different foods, and restaurants. So I guess you can expect a conversation about where I’ve been, what I’ve tasted, and what I bombed or “smashed” in the kitchen. I don’t go out to eat often so I’d rather dine at a less comercial restaurant-usually somewhere I’ve heard or read about.

One of my goals this year is to take some cooking classes and make moves towards my long term business goals. So hopefully I can share all of these experiences and someone out there will enjoy the read.

Oh yeah! I have two munchkins who are very opinionated about food too! My daughter is 10 and my son is 3 so I am certain that a pick eater and a greedy eater will contribute to my writing as well.

Umm…what’s a Delores Pearl?

That’s definietly a long story for a different entry. Short version- Delores and Pearl are two of the first women to inspire me to love food…they fed me great comfort food all the time!! My future first business venture, and also this blog will hopefully honor them and the way they affected the lives of others.

Are you done yet?

yeah that is all 😉

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Uncategorized