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Resto Weeks extended – The Royal Gazette

By February 11, 2022Sports events

Updated: February 10, 2022 11:59 PM

Shannon Simons, Chef and Owner of Thyme Restaurant. (Photograph provided)

Restaurant Weeks 2022 will be extended until the end of February with the aim of boosting restaurant activity.

The annual event was due to end tomorrow, but the Bermuda Tourism Authority said the promotion will run until February 28 following the government’s decision to relax SafeKey requirements for restaurants.

Charles Jeffers II, CEO of BTA, said: “The easing of restaurant entry restrictions is great news for tourism. The restaurant sector is a key part of our tourism product, and it will give the industry a much-needed boost to reinvigorate the recovery for 2022.

“We will continue to market island experiences such as food weeks and invite visitors and locals to explore inventive Bermuda-themed menus and enjoy the island’s famous hospitality.”

A BTA spokeswoman added that of the 40 restaurants that have registered to participate in this year’s event, 35 have agreed to continue offering special fixed price menus until the end of the month.

Shannon Simons, owner and executive chef of Thyme in Paget, said: “Restaurant Weeks has been a blessing to our business this winter.

“Our bookings have surged and we have seen full weekends. Our regulars and new customers have loved the Bermuda-inspired specials.

“So the news that the SafeKey requirement has been lifted at the same time Restaurant Week is extended is great news for the Thyme team and our customers.”

Thyme Restaurant has added a special wine tasting option to the restaurant’s Weeks menu for Valentine’s Day weekend.

The BTA also asked the public to share their Restaurant Week experience on social media with the hashtag #BermudaRW.

A list of participating restaurants and menu details are available on the BTA website.