Save your appetite and stay on budget during The Sixth Annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week kicking off this Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 29, 2012. For the first time ever, this beloved annual citywide culinary celebration will be extended to nine days, including two full weekends of bargain gourmet dining! Nearly 70 of Newport’s finest eateries will serve special three-course prix-fixe gourmet menus at bargain prices of $10, $15 or $20 for lunch and $20, $30 or $40 for dinner all inclusive. Most restaurants will offer a minimum of three offerings per course and early reservations are recommended.
“This year, in addition to the campaign being extended to nine days, the menu price points are $5 less than in 2011, which gives the community an added incentive and incredible opportunity to dine out frequently during restaurant week at a great price,” says Jim Walker, Proprietor of The Bungalow Restaurant.
Uniting traditional to ultra trendy establishments, Newport Beach Restaurant Week promotes the extraordinary diversity and culinary flair found throughout the neighborhoods of Newport Beach. “Originally launched in 2007, restaurant week has become one of the County’s most anticipated culinary celebrations as some of the hottest chefs in Southern California prepare exceptional gourmet meals at bargain prices,” shares Sheri Drewry, President of the Newport Beach Restaurant Association BID. She adds, “Everyone benefits including local patrons, restaurants and the City.”
The community is invited to celebrate its love of food during Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which offers culinary delights and bargain three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus prepared exclusively for this event at 25% – 60% off regular prices. There are no tickets or passes required; simply dine at a participating restaurant. Advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling restaurants direct, or, by visiting: www.NewportBeachDining.com
Follow the Newport Beach Restaurant Association on Facebook and Twitter @DineInNewport for real-time updates and promotions. For a complete list of participating restaurants, or to view the 2012 prix-fixe menus online, promotions and special events taking place during Newport Beach Restaurant Week visit: www.NewportBeachDining.com
Here are some more pictures from the VIP Gala at the Five Crowns.