“………..and they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”

The Waterford Harvest Festival takes place from September 3rd to September 11th and features a packed itinerary celebrating Waterford’s rich and diverse culinary heritage. Over 9 jam-packed days, visitors to the city and locals will be able to enjoy food markets, taste workshops, cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs, street parties and open air picnics.

2011’s Waterford Harvest Festival will enjoy a new dimension as three of Waterford’s top restaurants have joined forces to host a Singles Restaurant Trail.

La Palma, Sabai and L’Atmosphere restaurants have compiled this fun frivolous food trail that combines flavoursome food, an inviting atmosphere, exciting company and perhaps the opportunity to find love!

The Singles Restaurant Trail takes place at 7pm on Wednesday, September 7th and will entail a tour of the three award winning restaurants.

The idea is the brainchild of Sabai proprietor, Catherine Heffernan who said,

“Obviously the focus over the Harvest Festival will be on high quality locally- produced food. This year we plan to introduce a food-focused fun evening. The Singles Restaurant Trail will combine some of the best produce in the South East, in three of Waterford’s favourite restaurants and give single men and women the chance to enjoy all of these elements and perhaps meet somebody special on the night.”

“It’s going to be quite an intimate evening and we are hoping to find twelve single men and twelve single women who will book the trail. In fact we have no shortage of single women signing up for the trail. The men, however, need a little more persuading.”

Catherine added, “It’s going to be a really great evening, full of good fun, company and of course, food. Three groups of eight will meet a guide at their allocated restaurant to start their culinary tour where they will be treated to a different course in each restaurant. At the end of the night the groups will meet up at Sabai Restaurant where there will be live music, and, who knows, love may blossom amongst some of the participants.”

Deirdre Molloy, Waterford Harvest Festival Manager added “The Waterford Harvest Festival has earned the reputation of one of the most eclectic food festivals in the country with a culinary schedule that has something for everyone, not just for foodies.”

“The Singles Restaurant Trail is a wonderful way to combine great food in three of Waterford’s most prolific restaurants and to hopefully introduce twenty four men and women to new friends. The women of Waterford have shown great enthusiasm for the night, it seems our menfolk are a little shyer about getting out there!”

“Places are limited and are on a first come first serve basis, so for anyone who wants to experience great food and the chance to enjoy interesting new company, I would advise them to book today.”

Tickets for the Singles Restaurant Trail cost €30 each and are available from Sabai Restaurant on the Mall or by calling 051 858002. You can also check out all the details about Waterford Harvest Festival on Facebook.