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  • Jessica Culbreath | October 9, 2015 3:00 AM ET

    Sandals Ochi Beach Resort Is Heating Up the Culinary Scene

    Sandals Ochi Beach Resort Is Heating Up the Culinary Scene

    PHOTO: Discovery Dining. (courtesy Sandals Hotels & Resorts)

    Knocking is heard outside a mysterious, moon lit door cloaked in ivy…

    “What’s the Password,” a voice responds.

    “Bootleg!” replies the guest.

    Enter The Rabbit Hole and step into a bygone era at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, home to the Caribbean’s first and only speakeasy. The Rabbit Hole’s mysterious ivy covered entrance and Alice in Wonderland themed décor transports guests back to the 1920s, creating an unforgettable experience only found at Sandals Ochi. Pull up a bar stool and sip an old fashioned or other prohibition era cocktails, while the ambient sounds of jazz fill the intimate space. This watering hole takes mixology to another level with the implementation of a unique ice program, complementing each and every cocktail that is prepared. From crushed ice to single two-by-two cubes and a one of a kind spherical ice ball, The Rabbit Hole offers the perfect chill for your cocktail of choice.

     The Rabbit Hole:

    Sandals Resorts’ Gourmet Discovery Dining program continues to set the bar for culinary offerings in the all-inclusive industry with the introduction of The Rabbit Hole, Jerk Shack and The Southern Table at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.  Bringing flavors from the heart of Jamaica and tastes from the comfort food of the American south, guests truly receive an unmatched gastronomic experience.

    Jerk chicken and a cold Red Stripe are an indulgence that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Jamaica. It’s a cultural experience that will surely leave you wanting more. For this reason, The Jerk Shack, a nod to the Jamaican street food staple, was introduced to Sandals’ culinary portfolio and welcomed with open arms. Guests looking for a truly authentic Jamaican experience can enjoy the fiery jerk seasoning on chicken or pork and wash it down with an ice cold Red Stripe after a long day on the beach or lounging pool side. But it’s not just the hot flavored jerk chicken or pork that makes The Jerk Shack a uniquely authentic experience, Sandals takes it one step further offering local favorites such as, roasted sweet potato, fried bread fruit chips and festival (a delicious fried cornbread fritter). 

    The Jerk Shack

    Looking for a taste of home while vacationing at Sandals Ochi? Look no further than The Southern Table, a true homage to southern soulful cooking. Guests are invited to indulge in delicious, wholesome cuisine that was once limited to grandma’s kitchen. With mason jars, cast iron skillets and rustic décor adorning the walls - warm and welcoming - is the only way to describe the hospitable feel of The Southern Table. Comfort food classics, such as southern fried chicken, pork belly with fried green tomatoes, braised beef brisket and cornmeal crusted catfish compliment the charming décor of this one of a kind eatery at Sandals Ochi. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, with favorites of the deep South such as peach cobbler, bourbon praline cake and bread pudding, you’ll feel as if you never left the states.  

    The Southern Table 

    Be sure to check out the videos which were shot on location and feature a behind-the-scenes look into each of the restaurant concept. From interviews with the chefs, a highlight of signature dishes and cooking demonstrations these video will get your mouth watering while showcasing the technique and expertise of the culinary team at Sandals Ochi.


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