By Greg Peerenboom / CORNWALL STANDARD-FREEHOLDER
Cornwall, Ontario – Six upscale city restaurants have ramped up this week for Cornwall’s first Seaway Summer Food Festival.
Their efforts are geared to provide a unique opportunity for local residents to get a broader taste of fine dining, which started Tuesday and finishes Saturday.
“If you ever wondered about a restaurant that you thought might be out of your price range, now is your chance to do so all with the security of knowing exactly what you will be spending,” said festival organizer Sebastien Manigat, of Bastion Hospitality, in a press release.
“This also presents the restaurateurs and chefs with an opportunity to showcase their establishment.”
All the restaurants have specialized their menu to offer a variety of three-course dishes at $22 or $28 per plate. They are available after 4 p.m.
Four participating restaurants are on downtown Pitt Street: Truffles Burger Bar (155 Pitt); Schnitzels, across the street at 158 Pitt; a block south near First Street, Moustache Joe’s (109 Pitt); and Bar Q (105 Pitt).
Just off Ninth Street West at 800 Cumberland St. is Eight Zero Zero, and in the city’s west end at 1600 Vincent Massey Dr. is Casa Paolo Ristorante.
“I think the festival is a great idea,” said Christian Barque, chef and owner of Bar Q. “It offers value for the customer and is a fun way to experience new dishes.”
Diners are encouraged to visit SSFF.ca to access the different menus, and then make a reservation.