Coming Up: Negril fare and wellness retreat | Loop Jamaica

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As Jamaica tentatively seeks to open up to the world for ’22 and beyond, British-born businessman Toussaint Davy has sought to capitalise on the island’s international embrace of quality food in launching the Jamaica Deli Foodies & Wellness Retreat, January 11-17, 2022.

The food activity and operations hub will take place at Charela Inn on the sands of Negril’s world-famous 7 Mile Beach.

Charela Inn will stand as an international beacon to food enthusiasts keen to explore the ongoing gastronomic revolution that has taken over the island in recent years.

Anyone who’s been paying attention will know that Jamaica’s gastronomic food revolution continues apace. – Toussaint Davy, founder, JamaicaDeli Foodies & Wellness Retreat

Davy waxed poetic about the magnetism of Jamaican music, fashion, fare, and art and culture to Loop Lifestyle, adding that ‘Jamaica is world-renowned for its impact on global culture’.

Chef Jason Howard, Michelin (two-star-rated culinary wizard) curating a nightly exquisite five-course meal. Made in Le Vendome’s bespoke kitchen, all dishes will be faithfully inspired by French cuisine.

‘Anyone who’s been paying attention will know that the gastronomic food revolution here continues apace.’

Not only is Jamaica the home of Jerk, rice and peas, and ackee and saltfish, but increasingly, Ital (plant-based) offerings from notable artisanal producers have helped carve out a name for serious foodies seeking to find safe haven for their palates.

‘We’re excited and hope that this inaugural retreat will be the first of many.’

With Charela Inn as a base for food operations and munch-oriented events, the inaugural JamaicaDeli Foodies & Wellness Retreat is set to become a regular fixture on the international annual foodie calendar.

As an exclusive gastronomic surprise for all patrons, internationally renowned and Michelin (two-star-rated) Chef Jason Howard will be serving up culinary magic each night with five-course Gallic-inspired offerings.

With Charela Inn as a base for food operations and events, the inaugural JamaicaDeli Foodies & Wellness Retreat is set to become a regular fixture on the annual international foodie calendar.

Le Vendome, the on-site restaurant and its owner, Daniel Grizzle, was recently featured in the UK’s prestigious Powerlist 2022, Great Britain’s annual guide to the top Black Briton movers and shakers.

Charela Inn co-principal Daniel Grizzle says ‘having owned and [operated] the Charela Inn for over 40 years, I am pleased that we finally have an event on the horizon celebrating the food my late wife, Sylvie, my family, and I have such a deep love of.’

Grizzle was equally enthusiastic about the introduction of a new chef.

‘With Chef Howard doing justice to many well-known French dishes, we are excited to see what he serves up nightly to our retreat guests in his own unique style.’

The foodie fest will be open to local and global foodies alike, with an all-inclusive cost attractive to international visitors starting at US$2400.