Time: August 20, 2016 7:30 PM
Location: Newport International Polo Grounds 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871
Immediately following USA vs. Jamaica, the authentic Jerk Grill dinner shares the popularity of one of our fan's favorite teams, known for their horsemanship and exciting play.
Join us for a cultural dining experience with the teams after the match! The meal, including meats, traditional side dishes and dessert will be served buffet-style under the polo tent immediately following the trophy presentation. Tickets $33/members, $38/non-members, available online until August 17 while supplies last. Polo match tickets sold separately. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August is the month that Jamaica celebrates its independence from Britain. The 'jerk' tradition began over a century ago, when a group of Jamaican slaves called the "maroons" fled into the Blue mountains, evading British troops. They survived by rubbing indigenous allspice, blazing hot Scotch bonnet peppers and fresh thyme into pork and chicken. They then used the branches of the allspice trees to slow-smoke the meat for hours. They called the spicing and the cooking method "jerk" and the tradition carries on with great appeal to locals and visitors alike!