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Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today!

9  local restaurants are ready to welcome hungry patrons during the fall edition of Restaurant Week which takes place from October 13th to October 22nd.

Cornwall, ONT, October 13, 2016: The fifth edition of the Seaway Food Festival’s Restaurant Week begins today and it promises to be the biggest one yet. Nine local eateries will be offering up unique 3 course meals at $24, $28, or $34 during the extend week: Captain George’s Fish & Chips, Peppermills, Eight Zero Zero, ESCA Gourmet Pizza + Bar, Truffles Burger Bar, Love Love Food Café, Bistro & Bakery, Table 21, Moustache Joe’s, and Bar Q. This October, due to the success of previous weeks, the event was extended from five to eight days: “It was a natural progression given the success of the previous weeks. We think by adding an additional weekend it gives flexibility to both customers and restaurants. We are very excited about how far we’ve come in just a couple of years. We hope to continue to build on the success of the previous weeks,” added Sebastien Manigat, Director of the Seaway Food Festival.

The ultimate goal of Seaway Food Festival has always been to create a space where the community and the culinary industry intersects. With the extended week and a new price point, hungry customers will have ample time and abundant options to satisfy their palates: “It’s a special time of year when Restaurant Week rolls around. It’s exciting! We take this not only as an opportunity to showcase our restaurant but also as a great way to challenge ourselves creatively. It’s an extensive process to create our menu and it’s a complete team effort. This year we wanted to really embrace the fall season, so we took that as an inspiration for sure,” added Chef Dave Petrynka, owner of Eight Zero Zero.

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This fall we are welcoming a new participant to Restaurant Week: Captain George’s Fish & Chips. But, we are also saying goodbye to one of our finest dining establishments: Bar Q. At the conclusion of Restaurant Week, Bar Q will be closing its doors for good. This was not easy decision for Chirstian Barque the chef and owner of Bar Q. After a successful five years, he simply felt that it was the right time: “To be honest I feel like I said everything I had to say. And that in some way, in order for me to continue my development I have to take a step back… So I can re-invent myself. […] It’s time. It’s definitely time. Don’t get me wrong, I would do it all over again… but, this is the time for me,” shared Christian Barque. (Read an exclusive interview with Christian Barque here)

If the trend continues, this promises to be an even busier week for the restaurants. As previous weeks, it is highly recommended to make reservations as seats fill up fast: “We have already been receiving calls since are menu was released last week. It’s nice to see so many people engaged and participating in the week. I get to see some old friends, regulars and such. But a lot of new faces too! We’re are looking forward to a great week!” concluded Joe Aiello, owner of Moustache Joe’s. 

For more information about Restaurant Week visit us at seawayfoodfestival.ca or connect with us online on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Seaway Food Festival, Restaurant Week, and Cornwall’s Summer Beer Fest is owned and operated by Bastion Hospitality Inc.

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