Minister of Tourism and Economic Development, Jamahl Simmons, was one of many who ventured out for one of the locally inspired dishes featured this year for Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2018.

The Minister posted photos on his Facebook page on Friiday, with the hashtag #goodtimeswithgoodpeople #lunch with Senator Crystal Caesar at Lost in the Triangle, also known as LITT, formerly Captain’s Lounge.

When contacted by Bermuda Real, he said: “”It was a pleasure to kick off Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2018 at one of the outstanding restaurants featured during this annual event.

“For its size, Bermuda has a wide array of restaurants and that is one of the many things that make Bermuda a fantastic place to live and visit. I was honoured to kick of Restaurant Weeks at LITT with Senator Caesar and encourage everyone to enjoy and support our island’s restaurants.”

He noted that he had one of the Bermuda-inspired dishes featured this year on LITT’s menu, including an appetizer with shark hash.

LITT was one of the winners of the new People’s Choice Awards introduced last year for their lunch menu, when diners voted online for their favourite Bermuda-inspired dishes.

Lost in the Triangle’s 2017 winning dishes included codfish balls as an appetizer with Bermuda fish sandwiches. Owner Delvin Bean and his brother are well known local fishermen, whose catch supplies the restaurant.

A record number of participants signed up for the three-week event, now in its seventh year. Three course dinner menus are priced at $32, $42 and $52 per person, with two course lunch menus priced at $22 per person.

The full list of the 51 participating restaurants is available on the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s website.

Diners who vote for their favourite restaurants on are eligible to win prizes, and sharing those images using #BermudaRW also qualify for draws.

Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2018, which started on Thursday, runs through to February 4th.