South Tyneside Restaurant Week to kick off tomorrow

Chef Gav Ryan with piri piri chicken with red slaw and fries and chicken liver pate with sweet onions, peach jam and croutons.

Chef Gav Ryan with piri piri chicken with red slaw and fries and chicken liver pate with sweet onions, peach jam and croutons.

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A chance to sample creative menus showcasing culinary expertise from around the world is on offer during this year’s South Tyneside Restaurant Week.

Almost 40 restaurants, pubs and cafes are offering special one-off menus as part of the event, which is run by South Tyneside Council from tomorrow to Saturday, October 8.

One of those taking part is The Black Horse in West Boldon, which is offering two courses for £10 or three courses for £14.

Among the tempting offers are starters of goat’s cheese Caesar salad or chicken liver pate with sweet onions, peach jam and croutons with mains of wild mushroom risotto and chicken piri piri with fries and beetroot slaw.

This can then be followed by rhubarb and gin crumble, crème brulee or strawberry and raspberry meringue.

Chef and owner Pete Zulu said: “We are proud to be a part of this initiative which we hope will encourage more people to try something new.

“It’s fantastic that so many restaurants have signed up to this year’s Restaurant Week with venues across the whole of the Borough taking part.”

Coun Alan Kerr, deputy leader of South Tyneside Council, with responsibility for culture and leisure, said: “This year’s South Tyneside Restaurant Week looks set to be even bigger and better than last year and is just one of a year-round programme of events we run to boost tourism in the Borough.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for people to treat themselves to some high quality food in relaxed surroundings. With so many to choose from, people really will be spoilt for choice.”

For more information, including details of restaurants taking part, visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/restaurantweek, search South Tyneside Events on Facebook, follow STynesideEvents on Twitter or call the South Tyneside Visitor Information Centre on 0191 424 7788.

Restaurants who want to sign up should call the council on 0191 424 7971.