Nineteen restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week 2018, which is being hosted jointly by the Tourism and Hospitality of Association of Guyana (THAG) and the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA).Restaurant week, which is one of the signature events for Tourism Awareness Month 2018, kicks off today.At the launching which was done at OMG, Sheriff Street, Georgetown, President of THAG, Mitra Ramkumar said Restaurant Week is an excellent marketing opportunity for businesses and will benefit patrons as well. He explained that the event will see the participating restaurants offering fixed prices on their menu throughout the week.Each restaurant will feature two-course lunch menus at $1000 and $2000, andFrom left: Chairman of THAG, Kevin Daby, Director of GTA, Brian Mullis and President of THAG, Mitra Ramkumar sealed the deal during the launching of Restaurant Week 2018 at the OMG restaurantthree-course dinner menus for $4000 or $5000 per person.He added that persons who often look at restaurants and come up with the notion that it’s too expensive for them will be given the opportunity to dine at a reduced price.Further, Ramkumar underscored that it would be profitable to the business owners as it would be an excellent time to market their products.“Restaurant Week was designed to appeal to the local market and for people who feel certain restaurants are not for them. I’m encouraging all Guyanese to come out and explore them all”.Chairman of THAG, Kevin Daby, promised the Guyanese public an exciting week ahead. According to Daby persons are encouraged to keep up to date with its online website or visit guyanarestaurantweek.com for more detailsMeanwhile, GTA’s Director, Brian noted that culinary tourism has become increasingly overwhelming around the world and is encouraging everyone to take advantage of Restaurant Week 2018.He also implored them to use this period to showcase their best cuisines and most importantly, their services.He also thanked the proprietors for being a part of the initiative as he urged them take advantage of this marketing strategy.The participating restaurants are Aagman Restaurant, Antonio’s Grille, Bistro Café and Bar, Cara Lodge, Café Bellvana, Grand Coastal Hotel, Pegasus Hotel, Java Coffee Bar, New Thriving Restaurant, Brasil Churrascaria, OMG! Restaurant, Petit Four, Herdmanston Lodge, Guyana Marriott Hotel, Roraima Duke Lodge, The Vintage Wine Bar, Windjammer Restaurant, and Xie Xie Restaurant.