Fun with FOOD

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS - Tick­oya Joseph Gleaner Writer

IMAG­INE BE­ING on the per­fect date, bask­ing in the am­bi­ence, en­joy­ing great com­pany, oc­ca­sion­ally try­ing to hide your emo­tions with ner­vous gig­gles, and think­ing all is well with the world.

The waiter shows up at the ta­ble with the menu. You ac­cept it grace­fully. Then, one glance, and ev­ery­thing comes crash­ing down. The but­ter­flies that were hap­pily flut­ter­ing in your stom­ach be­come ter­ri­fy­ing knots. Your palms be­gin to sweat and all the colour drains from your face, leav­ing you as pale as a ghost.

The Gleaner’s Pop-up Team vis­ited sev­eral restau­rants in and around Kingston and Ocho Rios dur­ing Restau­rant Week and asked din­ers to pro­nounce dif­fer­ent words in an ef­fort to win spe­cial Gleaner goody bags. There was end­less laugh­ter as per­sons strug­gled to put syl­la­bles to­gether, while oth­ers gave life to life­less let­ters. Per­sons were adamant that they knew the cor­rect pro­nun­ci­a­tion, but upon trusted con­sul­ta­tion, ac­cepted that they had been say­ing the wrong things all along.

PHO­TOS BY JER­MAINE BARN­ABY/FREE­LANCE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Fun and games at A-Bar as host Elva Rud­dock teases au­di­ence mem­bers with the prizes.

“That is cor­rect!” RW Am­bas­sador Mar­lon Camp­bell (left) plays the guess­ing game with pa­trons Chris­tian Burke (cen­tre) and Se­quoia John­son at 100 Hope Road.

Af­ter ser­e­nad­ing the au­di­ence with an orig­i­nal Restau­rant Week song, Kim­morn For­rester col­lected her Gleaner- spon­sored prizes.

”Ummm ... can you use it in a sen­tence, please?”

Birth­day girl Shanay Richards is all smiles as she col­lects her wine from RW Am­bas­sador Mar­lon Camp­bell at 100 Hope Road.

Guests at A-Bar Restau­rant and Bar were in for a treat as host Elva Rud­dock handed out good­ies cour­tesy of The Gleaner.

Hid­den tal­ents came alive as pa­trons vied for prizes and sur­prises.

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