New York Metropolis’s famed Restaurant Week is again for a summer time 2021 version, operating from July 19 via Aug. 22. Locals and guests can choose from over 500 individuals, together with greater than 25 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–successful locations.
Launched in 1992, Restaurant Week highlights town’s dynamic eating scene, making consuming out extra accessible with menus set at lower cost factors than regular. This winter, the bi-annual occasion was reimagined to adjust to well being and security restrictions. Now, with most restrictions lifted, restaurant-goers can return to eating rooms (or new outside seating areas) and get the total expertise.
“NYC Restaurant Week has been a celebration of eating, bringing individuals collectively for a shared expertise of meals, drink and camaraderie,” Tracy Nieporent, chair emeritus of NYC & Firm’s Restaurant Committee, stated in an announcement. “We now have an opportunity to recapture the collective expertise as we proceed to welcome diners again to New York Metropolis’s eating places.”
This summer time’s occasion introduces a brand new set of pricing choices: Eating places have the selection to supply $21 and/or $39 meals, both two or three programs, at both lunch or dinner, together with a brand new $125 “Signature Eating Expertise” for particular tasting menus of three or extra programs. After the recognition of the winter 2021 Restaurant Week To Go, takeout and supply choices will proceed to be obtainable at many eating places.
Although wine isn’t included within the lower-priced menus, some eating places encourage visitors to take pleasure in wine throughout their meals with discounted bottles or by-the-glass pairings with every course for an additional value. The brand new “Signature” experiences permit for eating places to incorporate wine within the package deal: At Grand Award winner Ai Fiori, their $125 choice will embrace a glass of Champagne to start the meal and an extra glass of purple or white relying on the diner’s third course.
Others discover that the reasonably priced menu evokes visitors to order a bottle from their common checklist. “There are all the time just a few clients who are available in and order nice bottles of Burgundy or Rhône as soon as they see our choice,” stated David Gordon, wine director of Grand Award winner Tribeca Grill, which has an 1,800-selection checklist.
“Restaurant Week helps get the phrase out to new clients about how dynamic our wine program is and has been for therefore a few years,” Gordon continued. “This 12 months is our 20th anniversary of getting the Grand Award, and it’s one thing we’re very happy with.”
To be taught extra, join electronic mail updates, take a look at menus and make reservations, go to https://www.nycgo.com/restaurant-week. A listing of all taking part Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners can be found here.