St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Restaurant Week 2017 kicks off today Wednesday (July 19), and more than 40 restaurants, eateries and vendors across St. Kitts and Nevis have signed up to participate.
Restaurant Week will run from July 19-30, with participating food establishments offering dining options at significantly reduced prices, which include three course dinners, as well as lunch specials.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Carlene Morton welcomed the increased participation from Nevis this year.
“I want to acknowledge that Restaurant Week is importantly a true partnership between Nevis and St Kitts and this is immensely important. Nevis and St Kitts have much to learn from each other, Nevis does things exceptionally well and frankly, a Nevisian has now won the Restaurant Week local ingredient challenge twice of the three times that we have had the competition and St Kitts does quite a number of things very well and Nevis can learn from us as well. So we encourage and we are nurturing and fostering that exchange and that relationship. The synergies and symbiotic relationship between our twin islands are only strengthened by our collaboration and partnership on matters of critical importance to our national economy such as agricultural production and when we can, tourism as well. We are so pleased to see the participation of Nevis restaurants growing year after year as well as here on St Kitts because truly, the dining scene here in our federation as a whole is world class.”
In addition to appealing to foreign food lovers Restaurant Week is aimed at catering to local tourists, that is, the citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis. PS Morton encouraged the public to make use of the opportunity to dine out at more pocket-friendly prices.
“Restaurant Week is a partnership of the agriculture and tourism sectors designed to further several objectives, to stimulate and improve local production of strategic products, to strengthen linkages between agricultural production and local consumption, promoting local sourcing of food by hotels, restaurants and us the consumers as well, to drive traffic to our dining establishments during the slow time of the tourism year and to provide added incentives for us to enjoy our own world class restaurant scene as domestic tourists. When we think of tourism however, too often we only think about the international to St Kitts and Nevis. We need to remember that the key mission of Restaurant Week is to involve our local persons so that we too can enjoy our own tourism product at affordable rates.”
A full list of participating restaurants, special menus and pricing options for St. Kitts and Nevis Restaurant Week 2017 can be found on www.restaurantweek.kn