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Blue Ridge – Trays of Tasty Fare

Jamaican Observer   in 
August 5, 2015

It was a no-brainer, really: the searing heat in Kingston vs a drive to Salt Hill to lunch at a new restaurant. Reservations confirmed for noon and directions in hand, we cut it close and have 45 minutes to get there.

Let me immediately ‘fess up that, after turning right at Gordon Town Police Station and following the road for about 20 minutes, a mental note is made to ensure that any other visit will include a whiz of a driver like Michael ‘Scanner’ Gayle.

It’s a steep, treacherous drive up to Blue Ridge Restaurant & Cottages, and holding the left to Guava Ridge and Quashie Gap before making a right and looking for the Blue Ridge signs requires nerves of steel. That said, the topography is as breathtaking as it is heartbreaking, for the recent spate of fires (they’re still ongoing) has wreaked havoc on our flora and fauna.

The Blue Ridge sign is most welcome, as is the cool mountain air.

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