Black Immigrant Daily News
The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has formed an official partnership with Farmers Only – The Barnyard Party adding the f armers-themed event to the official list of the Antigua and Barbuda Restaurant Week activities.
Farmers Only, dubbed one of the largest local food-themed events in Antiguaand Barbuda takes place on May 14, during Restaurant Week and is a display of farmto table experiences, local food, music and entertainment.
As part of this collaborative effort, Restaurant Week will have its own presence at theFarmers Only event, with a custom media lounge dedicated to meet and greets withspecial invited guests and celebrity chefs, media interviews, photo opportunities andgiveaways.
The partnership also includes co-branding and co-op advertising opportunities geared towards promoting Antigua and Barbuda’s culinary industry and sensitizing locals to the Restaurant Week brand.
The event also presents itself as a unique addition to the destination’s culinary experiences as an appealing attraction for visitors to the destination.
“We realize the impact Farmers Only has had on the community through its ability tobring people together in the spirit of food. Not only this, but it’s a uniquely packagedexperience that has international appeal with synergies that can help build awarenessand momentum around Restaurant Week. We are excited and look forward to thispartnership”, says Shermain Jeremy, the ABTA’s Lead for Restaurant Week.
“This year’s event is slated to be the best yet! We have a new venue, new local foodexperiences and a packed entertainment lineup. We are especially excited about beinga part of Restaurant Week and look forward to a long-term partnership as we worktogether to develop our culinary tourism industry”, says Geno Browne, CEO of WBPromotions that heads up Farmers Only.
A unique feature of Antigua and Barbuda’s Restaurant Week will be the "Eat Like ALocal" experience offering persons the chance to indulge in Antigua and Barbuda’slocal, home-cooked food and national dishes offered at homes across the country,street vendors and local food spots.
Participating Eat Like A Local food spots include:
Aunty Cavelle’s Restaurant, Morlene’s Restaurant and Bar, Kimba, Latoya’s LocalCuisine, Kimba, Mrs. Drew, Boundary Bites, Ounces, Denise Oliver, Peggy’s Breakfast,Alma’s Restaurant, Captain’s Table, Stickz Bar & Restaurant, Jackie @ Sunset LaneSunset Lane, Smiling Harry’s, One Stone Ital Shack, Nicole’s Table, Jacky’s – EnglishHarbour, and OJ’s Restaurant and Bar.
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