Jamaica’s Half Moon, A RockResort, recently unveiled its multi-million renovation, including the reopening of the historic Sugar Mill Restaurant, along with updates to the lobby – including the addition of Lester’s Café, a new coffee shop, and The Cedar Bar, a newly renovated bar and terrace overlooking the ocean.
Nestled in an alcove next to a 17th-century water mill is the renovated Sugar Mill. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Christopher Golding – named “Best Chef in Jamaica” – the restaurant now serves Wagyu beef, known for its distinctive flavour and tenderness perfected by a charcoal cooking technique via Jamaica’s only Jasper charcoal broiler oven. This is the first time Wagyu beef has been added to the menu in Jamaica.
The Sugar Mill’s new menu also features farm-to-table options using herbs specially grown on the resort’s property. Also on the menu is Jamaica’s highly prized 50-year-old Appleton Estate rum, said to be the oldest rum available.
As guests enter the lobby, they will be welcomed by aromas from Lester’s Café, named after Michael Lester Leszczynski, a well-regarded sea captain and painter whose artwork hangs in the lobby of the hotel. Serving grab and go items throughout the day and certified pure roasted Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee, Lester’s Café is a new addition to the dining options at Half Moon.
Perfect for a nightcap or a refreshing afternoon drink, the newly upgraded Cedar Bar offers quintessential ocean views and a curated rum selection, some of which are used in the resort’s expertly crafted cocktails.