During Restaurant Week, for just $26 diners select the prix fixe menu which includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. A $1 donation goes to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. (In 2011 the over 10,000 dinners served benefitted the Food Bank in a major way.) Click on this Restaurant Week link and see the delicious prix fixe menus being offered by these amazing restaurants. (Just a reminder - this excellent rate does not include beverages, tax and gratuity.)
A country inn in a scenic mountain setting is the perfect place to stay, then enjoy a different fine dining experience each night for a reasonable price and a good cause.
Don't know what to do when? This article by Courteney Stuart in a special edition of the HOOK will tell you how -- don't delay, reservations fill quickly for this popular semi-annual event.
How to do Restaurant WeekBY COURTENEY STUART
The very first Charlottesville Restaurant Week had foodies buzzing and tables filling up faster than a top chef can slice a ripe tomato. Ditto for this one in January 2012. Getting in on the fun is easy– but it requires a little planning. Here’s how:
Step 1: Mark your calendar for Monday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 29th
Step 2: Peruse the menus from the participating restaurants to decide which ones suit your fancy. With twenty places participating, you can’t visit one every night!
Step 2: Call each restaurant directly to make your reservation, and mention that you’re coming in for “Restaurant Week.” Reservations are first-come, first-served; and chefs report that interest has been running high, so don’t tarry.
Step 4: Please show up on time, and make sure you’re dressed to make your mama proud, since some of the participating establishments have dress codes.
Step 5: Make sure you order off the special “Restaurant Week” menu, as all of the participating restaurants will also offer their regular— i.e. more expensive— menu. (Everyone will be dismayed, and you might end up washing dishes, if you end up ordering the $45 flaming surf-and-turf that’s not part of the special prix fixe menu.)
Step 6: Savor your meal, and when paying your bill, please remember that drinks, tax, and tips are not included.
Still have questions? Contact the coordinator of Restaurant Week, Anna Harrison, firstname.lastname@example.org (who is the Hook’s sales manager), for more information.
PS from Hayden: The dress code is usually "business casual".
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