First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that the Town of Fairfield will hold its third annual Restaurant Week from Sunday, October 12, 2014 to Saturday, October 18, 2014. Over thirty restaurants from around Town are expected to participate in this week-long special event that will feature prix fixe lunch and dinner menu prices. Restaurants will feature $10 and $15 lunches and $20 and $30 dinners or other discounts on their already existing menus.
First Selectman Mike Tetreau said, “Restaurant Week has quickly become a town tradition and one of the most anticipated events of the year. It affords us the opportunity to showcase our many fine restaurants and support our local businesses, which are the backbone of our community. It gives foodies and casual fans alike to try new places or visit old favorites, and sample some really great cuisine. I encourage residents and visitors alike to join us in this special town-wide event!”
This year’s line-up of restaurants includes the following establishments:
* 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant * Archie Moore’s * Artisan * Bangalore * Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant * Bella Sera Ristorante * Bodega Taco Bar * Bonda * Café Madeline* Centro Ristorante * The Chelsea * Colony Grill * Craft 260 * Fin Japanese Restaurant * Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill * The Gray Goose * Hana Tokyo * The Little Goose * Martel Bistro * Mecha Noodle Bar * Michael Gennaro's Steakhouse * Old Post Tavern * Osianna Mediterranean Taverna * Paci Restaurant * T&C Steakhouse * Tazza Osteria & Bar * Wafu Asian Bistro
As a special promotion during Restaurant Week, the Town has created a passport book that will be available at participating restaurants during the week. Passports will be “stamped” at each successive visit to a participating restaurant. Passports bearing stamps from two or more restaurants will be eligible for a special raffle drawing to be held at the conclusion of Restaurant Week. The top prize is a night’s stay, deluxe accommodations at the Southport Delamar, plus dinner for two at the adjoining and highly acclaimed Artisan Restaurant. Passport holders may use their passports at various participating retailers during Restaurant Week for more great savings. For more information on the passport book and participating retailers, visit the Restaurant Week website at www.fairfieldct.org/restaurantweek.
The Town has partnered with a number of businesses, community groups and organizations to conduct a variety of cultural events and other activities throughout Fairfield during Restaurant Week. Fairfield Community and Economic Director Mark Barnhart stated, “We wanted to high-light things to do in Town, as well as places to eat, to create more of a ‘night out’ experience.” He added, “The Town appreciates the support of our community partners such as the Fairfield Public Library, Pequot Library, Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield Museum and History Center, the Fairfield University Bookstore, Fairfield University, and Sacred Heart University for featuring a spectacular array of events and activities in conjunction with Restaurant Week.” Barnhart noted that a listing of cultural and other events being held in Fairfield may be found on the event website and that more will be added in the weeks to come.
The Town of Fairfield is very grateful to the following top-level sponsors: Bankwell, WEBE108/WICC600, Hearst Media/Fairfield Citizen-News and Bizz Buzz TV. In addition to the Town’s webpage, www.fairfieldct.org/restaurantweek, information on Restaurant Week can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fairfieldrestaurantweek.
For information or questions, please contact the Fairfield Community and Economic Development Office at 203-256-3120.
The photo shows Robert Palermo of Bankwell, Robert Hojnacki, Fairfield's 375th Anniversary Committee Co-Chair, First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Fairfield Community and Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart at a local participating eatery.