The 12th restaurant weeks festival will be extended to run for more than a month this year showcasing Bermudian inspired cuisine at more than 40 eateries at “accessible prices” across the island.

The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) announced this year’s event starts on January 19 and runs through to the end of February.

Menus will feature special rates on lunch packages starting from $25 for two courses, and dinner options that start at $39 per person.

The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) “extended the experience to multiple weeks due to popularity”.

“The programme offers foodies and international visitors a chance to feast around the island with specially priced, prix fixe menus.”

BTA Vice President of Experiences, Tashae Thompson, added: “Bermuda restaurant weeks has been a staple on our annual calendar for over a decade.

“Restaurateurs from around the island look forward to the opportunity to highlight local ingredients and unique Bermuda flavours while presenting fresh twists on Bermuda’s culinary heritage.

“With price points starting at $39 for a multi-course experience, our partners continue to deliver accessible options for both locals and visitors.

“Our team is particularly excited to drive a campaign that reinforces our commitment to position Bermuda as a year-round destination, providing memorable culinary experiences that will add a reason for our visitors to return.”

The festival of food begins with the “lost yet found culinary experience” featuring Dawn Burrell a former finalist on the Bravo TV show Top Chef.

“A former US Olympian in the long jump”, Ms Burrell became a full-time chef, who plans to “fuse her African and Asian flavours with locally harvested ingredients to create a four-course meal for diners at the Harbourfront Restaurant event”.

“I heard about Bermuda many years ago and its mystique has had me captivated since,” said Ms Burrell.

“I knew that it was a destination that I had to visit, so I was thrilled to be invited to curate a menu that pairs my specialities and the island’s traditional cuisines.”

For a full listing of participating restaurants, menus and events for the “lost yet found experience”, go to ptix.bm/LYFDinner