Galway’s First Restaurant Week Launches

A new initiative by the people who brought us Galway Food Festival sees Galway’s restaurant owners come together to showcase the variety, quality and standard of Galway’s restaurant scene. 

‘Galway Restaurant Week’ will run from Monday 3rd until Sunday 9th of November offering diners exclusive promotions, complimentary treats and hefty discounts. The initiative was born from an idea  Galway Food Festival Chairperson for 2015 Heather Flaherty, Head Chef at McCambridge’s witnessed in New York, “’Last year I was in New York for Restaurant Week and I thought the concept was great. It’s a nice way for restaurants to give something back to the community, in the form of a special offer available throughout the week, while at the same time, providing incentive for people to try a new restaurant or two. Who knows, you might have a new favourite restaurant by the end of the week!’

Local farmers and food producers have welcomed the initiative by partnering up with restaurants to showcase their produce in the dishes being served throughout the week.

Jp McMahon of Eat Galway and committee member of Galway Restaurant Week said, “Galway Restaurant week is about celebrating local restaurants who care about the community of Galway, its people, it’s producers and it’s suppliers. It’s about celebrating the great food we produce on Galway and educating others about that.’

The campaign launches tomorrow and a brochure will be dropped to households in the city centre. A he array of competitions will be rolled out thought eh Galway Restaurant Week Facebook page. A competition will also be run throughout the week with diners encouraged to snap themselves with their food and then upload the photo to social media sites using the hashtag #GalwayRestaurantWeek to be in with a chance of winning one of many prizes all sponsored by local restaurant and suppliers. For more information and to view the special offers and participating restaurants see: www.GalwayRestaurantWeek.com