A Jamaican beauty by the name of Anna-Kay Tomlinson or as more popularly known, Miss T, had a dream of opening a restaurant that would deliver Jamaica’s amazing flavors, people, and atmosphere to the world. All on her own, she used her passion for cooking to open one of the best restaurants in Ocho Rios that has far surpassed anything she could have ever imagined.
Not only does Miss T have an immense passion for the art of cooking but when she hears the two words “road trip”, she’ll have no trouble throwing off her apron and jumping into any vehicle, whether it be a fancy Mini Cooper or an old red “Betsy” – but under one condition; there will be good roadside Jamaican food and a few bottles of wine.
Not only is Miss T a chef and a lover of road trips – she’s also a dreamer. She dreamed of a wine bar on the lawns of her empire but she insisted that it look exactly like an old Jamaican house with fretwork on the outside and vibrant, bursting colors. So said, so done.
On February 24, 2018, Miss T, amidst an excited, restless crowd, cut the red ribbon tied around the columns of the verandah of Di Wine Yaad. As the patrons stepped foot into the orange and blue fret-framed building, the first thing they realized was the crystal-clear (as clear as the glasses holding their wine) evidence of the needle fine attention that Miss T paid to detail when it came to the interior of “Di Wine Yaad”.
Di Wine Yaad will serve a wide variety of wines from all over the world and will feature an exotic tapas style menu. If you thought Miss T’s oxtail was wicked, you just wait till you bite into some of Miss T’s scrumptious, crispy, Oxtail Ragu Wontons topped with goat cheese and wash it down with a glass or even a few bottles of wine from a wide selection!
All are welcome to slip into Di Wine Yaad and sip away or if you’d prefer, rock away on Miss T’s verandah of Di Wine Yaad. Cheers!