Did you know that March 1-10 is Maine Restaurant Week? What does that mean to me, you ask? It means you have the opportunity to eat in awesome Maine restaurants all across the state, and not break the bank in doing so!
Maine Restaurant Week is a celebration of the culinary talents of area restaurants. During Restaurant Week, restaurants offer specially priced three-course meals. Chefs work hard year round to take care of their customers. During restaurant weeks, they go above and beyond. The first restaurant week concept originated in New York City in the early nineties and caught on in Maine in 2009. Here is a link to the list of all the restaurants that will be participating, as well as all the information you will need including menu options, location and whether or not you need a reservation. As far as pricing goes, depending on the restaurant, a three-course meal is either $25, $25, or $45. Also, some participating restaurants will serve prix fixe lunches for $15. You just cannot beat the prices! Why not choose a place you have always wanted to go and give it a try?
Maine Restaurant Week celebrates the ingenuity and innovation of our favorite independent, locally-owned restaurants. It gives restaurants a much-needed boost during winter, when business often slows. The economic impact is also felt by industry suppliers who deliver goods and services to Maine’s vital restaurant industry; customers love it because dining on special three-course menus feels downright decadent. Also, through annual fundraising, local non-profit organizations benefit from Maine Restaurant Week. The 2014 non-profit beneficiaries are Big Brothers Big Sisters and Preble Street.
In addition, Maine Restaurant Week has other events such as the Breakfast Cook-off, Bowling Tournament, Pancake Race and a Cocktail and Dessert event. All the details can be found right here. Shake off those winter doldrums and get a group of friends together and check out some of these great events. You do not want to miss this!