Charlottesville Restaurant Week 2016

Well, it’s that time of year again.  Charlottesville Restaurant Week is 9 days long starting restaurant week 2016on Friday January 22nd and running through Saturday January 30th.  This year there are so many restaurants participating in Restaurant Week that we are having a hard time deciding which ones to try.  There are 40 different restaurants from which to choose. All offer a three-course prix ffixe menus (appetizer, entree and dessert).  There are three different price points again – $19, $29 and $39.  One dollar from each meal will be donated to this year’s charity partner – PVCC Culinary Arts Program.

If you want to check out the menus for Restaurant Week, click Here.

We always try to select restaurants that we haven’t been to before so that we can expand the list of restaurants that we recommend to our guests.  This year we have 6 that we have to narrow down to just 2.

In the $19 category we are intrigued by Miso Sweet – a ramen and donut restaurant (yes, that’s right) and Nude Fude  – seasonal, locally sourced, casual.

In the $29 category we think we would like to visit Fig – where food is good Cajun style – and Mezza Tapas – eclectic east-meets-west tapas.

In the $39 category there is Red Pump Kitchen – Italian, Tuscan & Mediterranean inspired – and the re-born South Street Brewery – locally source ingredients, expanded beer menu.

Or we may go back to some of our favorites – ZoCaLo, Hamilton’s, Maya, Brookville, Orzo, Threepenny Cafe, Fleurie, Shebeen, Public Fish & Oyster, Maya, C&O, Downtown Grille, Bizou or Burton’s.

Which to choose?   “Ready, set, dine!”

 

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