One of the events you do not want to miss this winter is NYC Restaurant Week. NYC Restaurant week will be held from January 25 to February 7, 2010 and is New York City’s original dining celebration. As the country’s first-ever restaurant week, NYC Restaurant Week debuted in 1992 when it was developed as a one-time culinary event to welcome the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to the City. Though created to appeal to delegates and other DNC attendees, the program also found a strong following among residents excited to dine at some of the City’s top restaurants for a fraction of the usual cost of $19.92 for three courses and who wanted NYC Restaurant Week to be a recurring event. The event is run by NYC & Company. NYC & Company is New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization.
Over the past 18 years, NYC Restaurant Week has grown tremendously. It has expanded to include both lunch and dinner offerings of three-course, prix-fixe meals for $24.07 and $35, respectively and extended to two weeks including Sundays for some restaurants in both the summer and winter. And this year, the NYC Restaurant Week Truck will make its debut, giving those on the go an opportunity to enjoy exclusive Restaurant Week soups from 20 of the tastiest participating restaurants at lunch time. The truck will be up and running during Restaurant Week on weekdays only from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from January 25 through February 5, 2010. To keep track of the truck’s whereabouts and menu, follow @nycgo on Twitter for updates. Over 260 restaurants are participating in NYC Restaurant Week. Please note Saturdays are excluded and participation by restaurants on Sundays is optional. Also if you dine out three or more times at any participating restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week, January 25 to February 7, 2010 and pay with your registered American Express Card you can receive a $15 statement credit. This is your chance to sample the best of New York City dining. New York City is the “melting pot” with multicultural food and makes NYC Restaurant Week one of a kind. For a list of participating restaurants, restaurant week menus, reservations and to register your American Express Card, visit: http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek.com.
Due to these enhancements, NYC Restaurant Week now stands apart as one of the City’s most exciting and anticipated events and a pioneer in the dining community. Take advantage and experience fine dining at a highly discounted price. Hurry and make your reservations!