Chef Brian Lumley is the featured chef in Caribbean Airlines Business Class

Chef Brian Lumley is the featured chef in Caribbean Airlines Business Class

When Caribbean Airlines went looking for chefs to add dazzle to its Business Class menus, one of the first to receive the call was Jamaica’s own Brian Lumley. “Food is one of the Caribbean’s most important signatures and by using the talents of the best chefs, we are not only delivering a great experience to our Business Class guests, but we are also supporting the chefs in engaging people outside of their restaurants,” said Patricia Nurse-Ramsay, executive manager, inflight/catering.

Lumley’s entrée of grilled salmon with watermelon chutney served with red pepper coulis, broccoli mashed potatoes and sautéed yellow squash and green beans will be served in Caribbean Airlines Business Class through to the end of December. He joins Chef Debra Sardinha-Metivier as the featured chefs for the period. Chef Sardinha-Metivier of Trinidad’s Blue Crab restaurant has chosen Tobago Coco Rubbed Beef Filet as her offering. Lumley and Sardinah-Metvier follow chefs Hasan DeFour and Khalid Mohammed whose entrees were served on board during September and October.

In developing his entrée, Chef Lumley had to overcome some peculiar challenges “I had to consider choosing ingredients and methods of cooking that would maintain flavour integrity from the kitchen to the time each passenger is served,” said Lumley.

Lumley relishes the opportunity to serve his signature entrée. He says, “I can’t begin to express the immense pride of being selected to work with Caribbean Airlines in this capacity.”

Indie-Rootz Records To Release Royalty Dub Album

The completed album should be ready for release in a matter of weeks, and alongside the aforementioned artistes are several North America-based entertainers, including the roots-reggae and fusion artiste based in New Orleans, Meagan Simone, and Empress Minott.

The tracks on the album include: Music – Patra, All For One And One For All – Mikey General, featuring Meagan Simone, Free – Empress Minott, Freedom Fighters – Aphtanan, The Sky’s The Limit – Norval Edgehill, Come Back Home – Juliet Nelson, How Can You Say – Luciano, No Sellout – Donna Makeda, Rock And Come In – Lady G, featuring Shae Mill, This Love – Mikey Melody, Life Is A Journey – Jimmy Riley, and Rescue The Poor – Synnus, featuring Jimmy Riley.

“Indie-Rootz Records continues to work fiercely towards answering the cries of reggae fans worldwide, who are looking for new and quality reggae music,” a representative from the label was quoted as saying. “Our mission is to focus on keeping the genres of reggae alive, while sticking to the roots that has brought reggae to where it is today.”

In the past, Indie-Rootz Records has dropped compilation albums such as The Ladylike Compilation, The Genzeb Collection, Confuscious, and The Natty Congo Collection.

Already, work is in progress on other projects that will follow the release of Royalty Dub.

Fans can also watch out for a Lady G EP, as well as singles from other artistes on the label.

In the new year, Indie-Rootz and another Montreal-based label, YuhSeeYou Productions, will jointly release another compilation which is currently in production.

Rae, Summerbell Go For Experience

David Summerbell (left) and Peter Rae.-Photo by Errol Crosby

David Summerbell on the track at Dover.

“I made my debut in motor racing in 1968, while competing at a motor cross event in Sligoville, St Catherine. I have competed in Cuba, the United States, the United Kingdom, and across the region. I have a wealth of track experience – from rallying to circuit racing,” said Rae. His aim at the Guyana meet is to position himself favourably in the Group 4 Class, so that when the final leg of the series is run in Jamaica, he would have realistic shot at the 2014 title.

The driver’s sponsors, DHL and Epping, have ensured that his Mazda RX-7 is in good shape and ready for the battle. The Reggae Racers will be flown, Guyana courtesy of Fly Jamaica, while the cars were facilitated by Seaboard Marine.

Already a champion

Rae, the driver who has been competing longest at the Dover Raceway, has been to at least six regional championships in his 45 years of motor sport. He will be supported by his younger colleague, 45 year-old businessman David Summerbell, who has spent the last 25 years supporting every aspect of the sport.

“It’s an impressive-looking line-up, and I am going there to test the car to see what we need to do come next year,” said Summerbell.

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