Frenchman's Cove in Port Antonio, Jamaica - photo by nigel burgher under CC BY 2.0
Frenchman's Cove in Port Antonio, Jamaica - photo by nigel burgher under CC BY 2.0

JAMAICA: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Jamaica for his show, Parts Unknown Season 4 Episode 9 (originally aired November 16, 2014):

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DISH – Jerk Chicken

WHAT IS IT?

Chicken marinated in Jamaican jerk spice. The main ingredients of the jerk marinade are Scotch bonnet peppers and allspice.

WHERE IS IT?

Piggy’s Jerk Centre
Junction of West and Harbour Streets
Port Antonio, Jamaica

ANTHONY BOURDAIN JAMAICA NOTES

In Parts Unknown Jamaica, Anthony Bourdain made his first stop at Piggy’s Jerk Centre to grab a Jamaican Jerk Chicken meal.

DISH – Jamaican Jerk Crab and Jamaican Spicy Prawns

WHAT IS IT?

Crabs and prawns marinated in jerk spice then cooked.

WHERE IS IT?

Trident Hotel
Port Antonio, Jamaica

ANTHONY BOURDAIN JAMAICA NOTES

Anthony Bourdain described the Trident Hotel in Port Antonio, Jamaica as “expensive, luxurious” and comes with a palace. When Anthony Bourdain visited, he was the only guest staying there. Anthony had the hotel’s “Jerk Catch of the Day”: crabs and prawns.

DISH – Jamaican Rum Punch

WHAT IS IT?

A concoction of Jamaican Blackwell Rum and fruit juices, usually pineapple, orange, lemon or lime. Grenadine can be added for color.

WHERE IS IT?

GoldenEye
Race Course
Oracabessa, Jamaica

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN JAMAICA NOTES

Formerly James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s home, turned into a hotel. Anthony Bourdain enjoyed some rum punch while lounging at the grotto of the resort. He was also invited to the private bar of GoldenEye’s owner, Chris Blackwell, for more rum punches.

DISH – Oxtail, Curry Goat and Callaloo

WHAT IS IT?

Jamaican Oxtail Stew is a dish of oxtail stew, braised with butter beans in gravy and spices. Curry goat is a staple in Jamaican cuisine, prepared using goat meat. Another popular Jamaican dish, Callaloo, is usually cooked with onions, tomatoes, thyme and Scotch bonnet pepper.  

WHERE IS IT?                                  

Chris’s Cook Shop
Main Street
Oracabessa, Jamaica

ANTHONY BOURDAIN JAMAICA NOTES

Chris Cook Shop was highly recommended to Anthony Bourdain. He had rice and pigeon peas with his oxtail, curry goat and callaloo.

DISH – Steel Bottom

WHAT IS IT?

A cocktail made of 1 part rum and 4 parts of beer – no ice, no water.

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WHERE IS IT?

Dr. Hoe Rum Bar
Oracabessa, Jamaica

ANTHONY BOURDAIN JAMAICA NOTES

One can find Dr. Hoe Rum Bar near the James Bond Beach. Here, Anthony Bourdain learned how to mix a Steel Bottom and shared the drink with the local fishermen.

DISH – Ackee and Saltfish

WHAT IS IT?

Ackee is a local fruit, used as the main ingredient for the side dish of the same name. It often accompanies a dish of Saltfish – salt cod that has been rehydrated before cooking.

WHERE IS IT?

Cynthia’s on Winifred
Winifred Beach
Fairy Hill, Jamaica

ANTHONY BOURDAIN JAMAICA NOTES

Anthony Bourdain gives fair warning that Ackee can be toxic if it is not handled properly. He was told that the best place to find ackee and salfish is at Winifred Beach in Jamaica.