Restaurant Week rocked!
After 10 years, restaurants are still raving about the success of Restaurant Week (RW). Many were worried about the economy, but when it came to good food and a great deal, Jamaicans dug deep and restaurants scored another success. Here is how they wrapped up this year.
Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records
Marketing manager of Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records Kemoi Burke noted, "It was a very good experience. The real hit was the new dessert that we launched which was the deep fried cheesecake sundae."
Trina Lowe was also pleased with the success for Pizza Hut Dine-In Restaurant. "Our signature 'speciality' pan pizzas were the most popular selection, with our new sweet-and-tangy barbecue sauce got raving reviews from all who indulged."
Yardstyle to Gourmet
Jacqui Tyson was happy with the turnout she received, but what really made her RW special was the partnership with RJR Communication's Group, Kremi, Pure Water and Honey Bun for Pop Up Café.
Incredible was just one of the words executive chef Colin Hylton used to describe Liguanea Club Terrace's first RW experience. He noted that it was extraordinary, as some nights they had to place extra chairs and tables on the lawns to accommodate guests, while some had to be turned away.
According to Dwayne Smalling, "It was good, we were very pleased with the crowd and exposure we received, though we had room for more persons."
Director at the Pelican Elizabeth Dalley shared: "It wasn't as good as last year, but it was not terrible. Probably because they were more restaurants in the programme this year."
Jay Hamilton was excited to provide nothing but positive feedback about RW. "It was fabulous! Customers came in and had a blast. We had a good week."
Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel
The hotel has reported overwhelming support. As a first time participant, Regency Bar and Lounge was pleasantly surprised by the support received as well.
"It was perfect. It was great. I am looking forward for next year," said Beirut Mediterranean Cuisine's Chadi Chadid.
"It was OK, but not as good as last year. I think probably the economy is that bad." said Dragon Court's Anthony Choi.
Newcomers Black Orchid expressed joy in participating in this year's RW. "I thought it was very good for us, and we tripled in number from the opening night, so we were happy for that," noted Eden Garden's Public Relations Manager Etmour Williams.