On a night out recently, I came across something very new to tempt my taste buds and it put a whole new meaning on the phrase ‘looking at the menu‘. That’s what I was doing but I was not holding a menu in my hand. The eatery had a Visual Menu on display. I stood outside and watched as a selection of fabulous dishes tempted me before I’d even ‘warmed a pew’ and picked up a menu. The restaurant had won over my taste buds before I’d even set foot in the door. Now surely that’s worth blogging about?
As most of us know, the majority of restaurants play soft music and have dim lighting to create a soft atmosphere and much as I love this effect, dim lights are all well and good until you end up using the candle as a torch!! For me, the visual menu took all that panic away. I didn’t need my glasses, not only could I view the dish, but I could also see the prices as they were displayed on screen too.
To get my hands on the video obviously I couldn’t just ask the hotel for a copy. This blog actually involved research, and in the course of said research I discovered there is a local Donegal entrepreneur behind it (which I was delighted to hear). Jenni Timony is no stranger to the world of food and is well known for her business coaching and mentoring in Donegal and further afield, and she is behind this new venture. On chatting to her, Jenni informed me that the Daniel O’Donnell Visitor Centre in Dungloe is also using the visual menu to great aplomb. So with fairness and equality in mind I felt that just for all you foodies out there I really should include their video too….. (again ‘Full Screen Mode’ is best):
I just think that both of these videos highlight the great food that Donegal has to offer, and I just really wanted to shout about it. From Donegal Town to Inishowen, Killybegs to Kincasslagh no matter where you are in the county you can always be sure of good quality food. I also felt that in advance of the Donegal Town Food Festival which takes place from the 24th August, this was a perfect time to whet your appetites out there. Maybe some of you might be tempted to pay a visit, and if you do, you’ll be welcomed with open arms.
Just in case anyone wants to get in touch with Jenni and/or find our more about using visual menus at your premises, you can contact her via twitter here or email firstname.lastname@example.org