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Delectable bites at Shaggy and Friends

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM
A sweet treat from Kande's Delights.
Grace Gresh and ready creamy calaloo pasta with roasted vegetables, creamy corn on the cob and Grace corned beef cocktail patties.
The smile on Dr Andree Gauntlett's face says how much she is enjoying her chocolate-covered marshmallow.
Fish Pot chef Manford Walker showing off his delectable offerings from under the sea.
Hot and spicy shrimp courtesy of the Culinary Federation of Jamaica.
Chocolate Dreams cherry surprise.
Rainforest Seafoods had patrons sampling their pre-seasoned curry shrimp from their new Home Chef line. Here it is paired with deep fried calamari.
Steamed mussels sprinkled with cilantro in spicy tomato and champagne sauce.
Scotch bonnet truffle courtesy of Chocolate Dreams.
Deep fried calamari courtesy of Rainforest Seafoods.
St Mary's cassava chips and tomato salsa.
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They might have come for the show, but the food was certainly hard to ignore.

Shaggy and Friends, the popular star-studded concert that raises funds for the Bustamante Hospital for Children, was the centre of attention in St Andrew last weekend. With the likes of international superstar Sting, Wyclef Jean, Junior Reid, and Barrington Levy joining concert conceptualiser Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell to entertain the masses on the lawns of Jamaica House, the entertainment was top-notch.

But we Jamaicans know that no event is really complete without the right food. Luckily, Shaggy and Friends had that area covered thanks to delicious presentations from Rainforest Seafoods; Grace Foods; Jablum; St Mary's Banana Chips; Chocolate Dreams; Kande's Delights the Culinary Federation of Jamaica, and others, patrons had multiple choices to satisfy their tastes as the entertainers on stage satisfied their musical wishes.

Food lines were long but quick-moving and the vibe was right as patrons noshed and rocked. Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited's (CPJ) bar was a hotbed of activity, serving up spirited concoctions that perfectly complemented the culinary offerings. Here are some highlights of the tasty side of Shaggy and Friends.