The Tennerfest has been a popular fixture on the Channel Islands’ food calendar for over 15 years - and organisers are preparing for another bumper festival of local food.
The Tennerfest began 18 years ago and since then over five million meals have been enjoyed during the food festival. On average, more than 170 restaurants take part across the Channel Islands, with a record 75 in Guernsey alone last year.
What began as a way of attracting customers into island restaurants in quieter months with a £10 three course menu, has evolved into a celebration of the very best island food which also offers great value for money.
With gourmet menus now ranging from £10 to £20 per person, you can feast on lobster and scallops, try local specialities of Bean Jar and artisan cheeses or tuck into favourites including fish and chips and bangers and mash. You can eat your way around the world, trying Italian and Chinese, Indian and French, without even leaving the island.
37% of menus still stick to the original promise of the festival and offer something for £10 - which, in this day and age, offers incredible value for money.
Last year, almost 80% of participating restaurants catered for in excess of 500 diners with many opting to extend the festival from six to eight weeks to cover all of October and November.
New to the Tennerfest, is the gourmet price band, which highlights quality as well as value for money. Keep an eye out here for more information, including special offers from inter-island air and sea carriers also promoting great deals during the festival.
You can check out the menu's nearer the time on the Tennerfest website - it's always advisable to make reservations as it does get very busy!