Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Ultimate Jerk Centre in Discovery Bay, Jamaica

Yesterday we drove an hour and a half to Discovery Bay, Jamaica to have lunch at the Ultimate Jerk Centre. I remember reading an article in the Tampa Tribune before we moved here about how the author thought it had the best Jerk on the island. It is a little over half way to Ocho Rios where Dunn's River Fall is.

Daddy loves spicy foods and so, with Nathan being off school yesterday and today, we took advantage of the time to take Mama and Daddy.

The Jerk Centre is brightly painted with accents of hot pink. It would be hard to miss it driving along the north coast highway. It is also located right across the street from the Green Grotto Caves. We have never been to the caves but I imagine we will before we leave.

The menu includes all Jamaican cuisine, including curried goat and chicken, rice and peas, pumpkin soup, and of course the highly acclaimed jerked dishes. We ordered the jerked pork and chicken. They both have a great flavor but it takes some getting use to how they cut the meat. Their meat cutting process is to take a meat cleaver and chop, chop, chop. There are no wings, thighs, and breasts. It's all chopped to bite size pieces, bone, gristle, and all. Although, yesterday I could make out a leg for Nathan. The pork too, is chopped and it may contain bone and skin with a few pig hairs still attached. We also ordered french fries and Daddy said they were as good as homemade fries. The meat is a little spicy on its own, but see the sauce in the little cups? Oh, my! It gives a whole new meaning to hot. It is made with scotch bonnet peppers and besides being hot has a great flavor with just the right amount of salt. We bring home several containers to use here at the house. The other night, we added a few little dobs to a bowl of lima beans and rice and it was good. WARNING: Eat sparingly. The next day you will need a fire extinguisher when you go to the bathroom.

Mama was intrigued with the way the roofs and ceilings were woven together. I'm not sure if it is called thatch or what? But it really does look cool, both from the inside and the out.

I thought this Victoria's Secret bag looked out of place but it did match the paint.

Nathan took his soccer ball and he and Todd played in the cricket field behind the restaurant. The wind was blowing so hard that it was hard to control the ball when kicked. So, they gave up soccer and just raced each other.

DeeDee and Granddaddy watching Nathan play soccer.

DeeDee wanted to check out the bougainvilleas.

DeeDee and Bubby.

The only person DeeDee would get on her knees for.

Mother and daughter.
It was a good day. Needless to say we were all tired when we got home. Today is a holiday here. It is labor day. Most of the stores are closed. We are planning on taking Nathan to the Yacht Club to swim while we have lunch. And I think DeeDee is making chicken and dumplings for supper!


Nathan's Uncle said...

I don't think I would drive an hour and a half to go to the Jerk Centre. Don't get me wrong; it was good, but I see it more as an addition to the Dunn's River Falls trip.

Love the pictures, Sister!

Uncle Howie

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you're having fun and we're glad. We've had a quiet day which is just the way we like it.
John & Mary Ann

Nathansma said...

Well, DeeDee and Granddaddy can't do Dunn's River Falls. But, they can eat. :)