Article submitted by Cécile Zarokian
The Angelina Tea House on rue de Rivoli is a great place to have afternoon tea, as it is a place that offers a wide variety of scrumptious meal options, especially if you go for a combination of hot chocolate, bread and dessert.
The Angelina Hot Chocolate has been a popular choice among people in Paris. This hot chocolate is quite similar to the well-loved Belgian drinking chocolate. It is just as rich and velvety-smooth but has a deeper and more complex chocolate flavor.
For bread, you can order the Brioche Toasts for the afternoon feast. It comes with butter, jam, honey, and their famous chestnut cream. Although, their bread is in great competition with some of Paris best bread, it is actually the chestnut cream that is the highlight of this order. This unique spread is made from the highest quality chestnuts in France and superior Madagascar vanilla beans. This makes it so unique and delicious that jars of the cream are sold at all Angelina salons.
For dessert, you should definitely try the chestnut-based Mont-Blanc. The Trocadéro is also an excellent choice. Although, it is not popular as the Mont-Blanc, it is equally delightful. It is made of two types of hazelnut biscuits and both chocolate and hazelnut cream. It is finally encased in milk chocolate with ground almonds and topped with whipped milk chocolate cream.
With an afternoon feast that is as luxurious as this, it is no wonder that the Angelina Tearoom is always associated with luxury and heavenly treats, thus attracting a number of people to try their mouth-watering feast.
There is never a good time not to travel to Jamaica. The island’s year round balmy climate makes this a travel mecca for people all over the world. The American dollar conversion is usually to our advantage, and I have always found souveneirs and activity packages to be more than reasonable.
As with any popular vacation destination, there are high and low seasons for tourism, knowing the ebb and flow of seasonal demands will help. High season means tourism is at its peak, and nearly all hotels will be booked. Meanwhile, during the low season, big-ticket items such as accommodations and even airfare can be deeply discounted.
The months of December through April are usually high season since travellers want to escape from the winter blues. With miles of sandy beaches calling your name, and temperatures averaging between 71 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit year round, travellers find this to be the most ideal time for their Jamaican vacation. Expect higher prices on vacation packages and the possibility of over booked hotels. Holidays, such as New Years Eve, require booking a room as much as one year in advance. Beaches will be mor corwded and reservations will be a necesity for popular activities such as golf or dinner reservations.
Still, there’s a reason why people choose to visit during the high season. Not only is Jamaica a nice change of pace from winter weather, but many festivals also take place. Carnival is one of the Caribbean’s best known festivals; it takes place the week following Easter in either March or April. Junkanoo is Jamaica’s traditional Christmas celebration, and several yacht races take place in the early months of the year.
Ironically, summertime is the low season in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Though Jamaica is always a popular destination, the slower summer season from mid-April to mid-December means less travellers. Although vacation packages can be cheaper, services in the hotels may not be full-service. Restuarants and bars tend to close earlier and resorts may be expeiencin removations at this time.
May and June and October and November are Jamaica’s rainy seasons.
This is also hurricane season, so you may want to inquire about hurricane season when planning your Jamaican vacation. Hurricans are usually no real threat in the Caribean, but this could be an inconvenience for your travel plans. On a positve note, some of the above inconveniences may be worth it with discounts up to 50% on some hotels.
As always, the choice is yours. Visitors travel during both the low and high seasons regularly, and Jamaica is always popular. For some, the difference between the two seasons may not be as noticeable as it may be for others.
Jamaica is one of the most exotic and diverse travel destinations.Â Maybe you are planning to vacation in Jamaica, these are some of the most popular destinations in Jamaica.
Most visited vacation destinations in Jamaica
Kingston is the capitol of Jamaica and the most Americanized part of the island. Many of the islanders who live in Kingston are very into American fashion and culture. McDonalds and other fast food chains are super popular in Kingston. If you are looking for the true, Authentic Jamaican culture, Kingston is a location you may want to visit for a day only.
Montego Bay, Jamaica will be one of the most relaxing vacations you could possibly take. With it’s year round warm weather, swimming, snorkelling at Doctor’s Cave and Fletcher Beach. Dive in the ominously named Widowmaker’s Cave or play golf on courses such as Half Moon and Tryall. When the sun goes down, feast like kings on jerk chicken, dance to a reggae beat and gamble on Gloucester Avenue.
Negril Jamaica is for the young at heart who like to party 24-7. Negril’s Seven-Mile Beach is just that: seven miles of perfect, unbroken sand. People watching is grand here, as strollers mix with the local vendors in an unending, sun-washed dance. There is no end to the plethora of restaurants and bars along the beach, one hotel after the other.
Jamaican Stuffed Roast Beef is a delicious meal that is usually prepared in Jamaican households for special occassions. I hope you enjoy my father’s special recipe.
Ingredients you will need:
1 medium rib eye
1 small onion
Crushed pimiento seeds
Â½ hot scotch bonnet pepper
Salt & Black pepper
Dice all of the seasoning and mix with a little pick-a-pepper sauce and salt.
Make small holes in roast and stuff the mix seasoning in the holes, all around, leaving enough seasoning to make gravy.
Add Soy sauce, ketchup, salt, black pepper, paprika, pick-a-pepper and rub along meat.
Let stand for a while.
Heat oil in skillet, shake excess seasoning off. Add meat.
Cook over medium heat, turning constantly to prevent sticking. Let it brown on each side. Do not add a lot of water. Just a little each time it dries out.
Keep adding water until cooked.
When cooked, remove from skillet to make gravy.
Make corn starch in a paste and add to stock to make gravy. Serve over a bed of white rice or rice and peas 2 gloves garlic.