Samantha Schvartz

FOODIES: Trinidad and Tobago Restaurant Week creative director Samantha Schvartz; TTRW creator Shira Mohammed social media specialist Kaelan King.

Restaurant Week (TTRW) is fast becoming one of the most anticipated times of the year on the island. Social media has been lit with queries about the exact date and the full listing of participating restaurants at this year’s showcase.

It’s September 20 – 29. And according to TTRW creator Shira Mohammed a total of 66 restaurants across both islands have already confirmed participation.

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