Moon Author's Review
Summerhouse (open daily for breakfast 7am-10:30am and lunch 12pm-3:30pm and Wed-Sat for dinner 7pm-9:30pm) is the brick and mortar manifestation of celebrity chef sister duo Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau, made famous in their local food television program Two Sisters and a Meal. Located in the heart of New Kingston on the terrace of the Liguanea Club where a young Sean Connery stopped off for a martini, shaken not stirred, after outmuscling a couple thugs on his way from the airport in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, the setting has changed little apart from a few more buildings set against the greenery of Kingston's surrounding hills. The menu, meanwhile, is definitively of the modern era, harnessing all the fresh local ingredients and zesty Caribbean flavors you'd expect from a farm-to-table kitchen led by a pair of globe-trotting foodie connoisseurs proud to showcase their Jamaican roots. From the craft cocktails and finger food on the bar menu - don't pass up the Summerhouse Honey with French vanilla, Jameson, honey, triple sec and lime - to the assiduously-sourced greens in the salads and homemade gnocchi and pappardelle, Summerhouse pushes the bar higher for destination dining in Jamaica and leaves the most demanding palate delicately stimulated and fully satisfied. Accomplished cook book authors, the Rousseau sisters invite diners to take the flavors of their gastropub home with their first hardcover, Caribbean Potluck, Modern Recipes from our Family Kitchen and the recently published sequel, Provisions, The Roots of Caribbean Cooking.