Love Gourmet Week offers a taste of Limerick

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

Caroline McMahon (Bella Italia), Christian Baldnecker (No.1 Pery Square), Ruth Kelly (Bella Italia), and Mark OConnell (Bobby Byrnes) are looking forward to Love Gourmet Week  [Picture: Sean Curtin]
FINE dining for less than foie gras prices will be on the menu in 20 restaurants across Limerick and the Mid-West from this weekend, in a week-long celebration of gourmet food.

FINE dining for less than foie gras prices will be on the menu in 20 restaurants across Limerick and the Mid-West from this weekend, in a week-long celebration of gourmet food.

Now into its third successive year, Love Gourmet Week, which began yesterday, runs until June 9, with participating restaurants offering special menus for the duration.

Created by the Mid-West branch of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, the venues involved vary from leading restaurants to gastro bars, and renowned hotel restaurants, stretching from Annacotty to Adare and many localities in between.

The week for food lovers has grown, with double the number of the restaurants taking part this year.

Midweek promotions will take place in participating restaurants with wine deals, cocktail specials and unique seasonal menus on offer to celebrate the event.

Special menus will be available at different rates - of €25, €35, €45 and €55 per person - depending on the establishment.

Chairperson of Love Gourmet Week, Padraic Frawley, of the Cornstore restaurant in the city, said the celebration is a reminder of the great restaurants the region has to offer, as well as raising the food profile of the Mid West. “Limerick and the Shannon region have some fantastic restaurants with quality food, wine and great dining options to choose from so we’re hoping to attract new visitors and foodies through Love Gourmet Week again this year, following on from the success of the last two years, “ said Mr Frawley.

Pre-booking is advisable in all restaurants.

See lovegourmetweek.com or their check out Facebook or Twitter to see menus and prices on offer in each of the restaurants.