The Seaway Food Festival’s Restaurant Week is back! | Press Release

By August 14, 2015magazine, Press Release

We are excited to announce that the very successful Restaurant Week is returning from August 25th to 29th, 2015.

Cornwall, ONT, August 14, 2015: BASTION Hospitality, creator of the Seaway Food Festival and Cornwall’s Summer Beer Fest, is excited to announce the return of Restaurant Week, a five-day celebration of our community’s vibrant culinary scene. Restaurant Week is founded on the core principle of engaging consumers through a common shared experience of amazing local cuisine. From August 25th to August 29th, select local restaurants will offer guests a specially designed 3-course menu for $22 or $28.

With Restaurant Week, once again we aim to spotlight our dynamic restaurant scene as well as offer a unique platform to socially engage connected consumers. The fixed-price menu provides a unique opportunity for patrons to try different local restaurants via an attractive price point. Six of your local favorites will be returning for this edition: Bar Q, Moustache Joe’s, Schnitzel’s, Truffles, Table 21 and The Propeller (NAV Centre). We are also very excited about the addition of three new restaurants to our line-up: Esca Gourmet Pizza + Bar, Dimitri’s and Sheep’s Head Bistro.

Dimitri’s, located on the shore of the Saint-Lawrence River in Summerstown, has become a must-go destination for patrons in the area, especially during the summer season. With its big outdoor patio by the water and its classic Greek fare, Dimitri’s will be a surefire hit. Unfortunately, they will not be taking reservations during Restaurant Week so plan ahead!

This past July, two new locally-owned restaurants joined the culinary scene with the arrival of Sheep’s Head Bistro and Esca Gourmet Pizza + Bar. Sheep’s Head Bistro, which gets its name from a mushroom, combines both modern-creative and traditional bistro styles of cooking with the use of seasonal ingredients in all of their dishes. They also pride themselves with using locally sourced and organic produce from Ontario and Quebec. Esca Gourmet Pizza + Bar is Cornwall’s newest restaurant and bar. Located in the old LCBO building on Pitt Street, this new pizzeria has quickly made a name for itself in the downtown core. With a menu consisting of 14 different pizzas as well as various appetizers and entrées, Esca should not be mistaken for your traditional pizzeria. It also boast a great selection of wines and a robust line-up of craft beer that will satisfy wine and beer lovers alike.

Sebastien Manigat, Director of the Seaway Food Festival, adds: “Now in our third edition, we are not only happy with the progress of the Restaurant Week concept, but we are also proud of the growth of our local food scene. Recently our community has welcomed the opening of two new restaurants and a brewery! In addition, the last Restaurant Week in March was a tremendous success.  All participating restaurants experienced a significant increase in diners and some were even forced to turn people away because they were fully booked with reservations. In July, Cornwall’s Summer Beer Fest also presented by the Seaway Food Festival, sold more than 1,200 tickets to produce the biggest craft beer celebration in our area. Time and time again, our community has demonstrated an unbelievable amount of support for locally-owned businesses. These are clear signs that our region has become a destination for food and entertainment.”

Previous Restaurant Week participating restaurants include Casa Paolo, Eight Zero Zero, Sticks Sports Bar & Grill and Maple Room Steakhouse. The Director of the Seaway Food Festival is Sebastien (Mani) Manigat and the concept was created and conceived by BASTION Hospitality.

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