Restaurant Week or The Queen’s Feast has officially been cancelled for this month. This event usually takes place towards the end of July, but as Covid-19 has forced restaurants to 50% capacity, the event just would not be the same. Organizers are working now to find a new date for the event and are hoping for later in the summer.
This is another example of this virus changing things for everyone. Going to restaurants is typically a time when we can gather with friends and family to celebrate, connect, and catch up. This is also typically a time for people to explore new restaurants to get a special price-fixe menu to sample signature dishes.
Event organizers say it doesn’t make sense for restaurants to hold the event until dine in can be over 50%. The event has been held each July for the past 12 years, and has always been about the dining experience. Organizers estimate that each day of the event brings in about $1 million to participating restaurants.
Depending on how things go with this virus, there is a chance that the event could be cancelled until next year. This could be an opportunity for restaurants to find alternative ways to celebrate their cuisine. With many restaurants still open for take out service and many more developing take out when they were strictly dine-in, innovation is thriving right now. There could be a take away version of restaurant week so we can still celebrate the cuisine of each of these amazing restaurants. We will definitely keep an eye out for more developments because all of us need a break from cooking for ourselves sometimes.
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