City gears up for drive-through food festival
A city car park is set to be transformed into a drive-through food festival aimed at helping local restaurants.
The City of Hamilton is staging the Taste of Bermuda Drive-in Experience at the Par-la-Ville Car Park from September 24 to September 26, subject to Government approval.
The City’s Director of Marketing and Communications Jessica Astwood, said: “Our main goal is to provide a safe and responsible, food-centric, contactless event that will allow for an elevated experience in the wake of Covid-19 in the City as well as create opportunities for our City eateries.
“By doing a drive-through event, the public remain in the comfort of their car and can enjoy the full experience in a safe and socially distanced way.”
Mrs Astwood added: “Encouraged by the success of last year’s Taste of Bermuda: Drive-in Experience, which saw over $40,000 in receipts from City restaurants, we wanted to make this one even bigger with more food giveaways, live culinary stations and even more dynamic vendors.
“Each night will feature different culinary items found in Bermuda and up to 1,000 sample sizes of the various food and beverage items will be provided to event attendees each night.”
To encourage economic activity in the food and beverage industry, the City will require a receipt valued at $25 or more from any City eatery between August 26 and September 26 for entry.
Entry to the event is only in a vehicle and pedestrians and bikes will not be granted entry. City officials and security will be on-site to ensure that all safety guidelines are adhered to.
Portable bathrooms will be available, and attendees must wear a mask when accessing them as well as upon initial entry into the event and when interacting with event staff. All attendees will require a valid SafeKey.
Any questions about Taste of Bermuda can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org