Nestled in the historic Liguanea Club, The Summerhouse by Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau brings to life a culture rich and flavourful culinary experience for the modern diner. The restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, craft cocktails and tea designed for the season. Pastries and Blue Mountain Coffee are also featured.
*The dress code for our restaurant is smart casual.
We ask that gentlemen wear trousers or tailored shorts and collared shirts. Jackets are optional.
For ladies, trousers, tailored shorts, skirts and dresses are welcome.
**Groups of 10 or more will attract a service charge of 15 %
7:00AM - 10:30AM
12:00PM - 3:30PM
7:00PM - 10:00PM
(Wednesday - Saturday)
12:00PM - 10:00PM
11:30 - 2:30PM
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The Liguanea Club
SUZANNE & MICHELLE
Suzanne and Michelle are Jamaican sisters and business partners who have spent the past 25 years of their careers refining their concept of Modern Heritage Dining. Through their restaurants, catering, television shows, historical and cultural research, traveling and writing, they have codified a signature style and taste that is distinct and in demand.
Accomplished authors, their first cookbook Caribbean Potluck: Modern Recipes from our Family Kitchen brought them international acclaim. Their second cookbook Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking solidified their reputation as vanguards in the discourse on Caribbean culture, food and heritage. Provisions has received thunderous reception, including being listed among the best cookbooks of 2018 by The San Francisco Chronicle, The New Yorker, Epicurious and Serious Eats.
Bringing to life many of the recipes in both their cookbooks around the seasonal festivities of Caribbean culture, Summerhouse is how they intend to share the magic of Modern Heritage Dining with us.
CHEF DE CUISINE
Suzanne and Michelle often refer to Leah as a member of the family; they share a love of crisp champagne, artisan chocolate and good jokes - preferably all at the same time. Born and raised in Jamaica, Leah is as passionate about the island’s culture and food as she is about enhancing its gastronomic landscape.
A clear desire to pursue a career in the culinary arts lead her to the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island straight out of high school. She started her career at Round Hill Hotel under the tutelage of renowned Chef Martin Maginley. Subsequent years working in the kitchens of some of America’s brightest and best chefs, like Jacob Anaya (Azul at the Mandarin Oriental), 2 starred Michelin chef Danny Grant (1826 Restaurant) and James Beard Nominee Bradley Kilgore (Alter), honed her culinary skills even further.
After over 10 years overseas Leah returned home in 2019 to join the Summerhouse team as Chef de Cuisine. She is excited about expanding on our manifesto of Modern Heritage Dining while exploring the diversity and possibilities of island ingredients available through small farmers and local artisans. Leah believes that food should be fresh, simple, flavourful and seasoned with lots of laughter.
“[One] must be destitute of every spark of hospitality… if [one] can resist giving dinners in a country where Nature seems to have set up a superior kind of Tavern of her own…”
Matthew Gregory Lewis, 1775-1818
The Liguanea Club
Members Club and Hotel
The Liguanea Club has a history and legacy as rich as any other. It boasts one of the oldest Georgian Style structures in Jamaica, built in 1910. In its early years it was the hub of social activity for resident expatriates as was common in British Colonies. The Club membership is open to all Citizens of Jamaica and visitors who enjoy the sports facilities available and it has, in particular, been host to many International Tennis, Squash and Bridge Tournaments etc.
Summerhouse is open to the public.
EVENTS and INQUIRIES:
KNUTSFORD BOULEVARD, NEW KINGSTON, JAMAICA