After visiting New Zealand, McCormick & Schmick’s Vice President of Culinary Development Bill King returned to the US very impressed by the local New Zealand cuisine. The fresh seafood and grass fed beef made quite an impression. Such an impression that he and the McCormick & Schmick’s culinary team decided to give McCormick & Schmick’s guests the opportunity to taste the cuisine first hand.
Through February 27th, McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants will offer a promotional New Zealand inspired menu. In addition to the seemingly obligatory inclusion of the kiwifruit, diners that partake will experience fresh seafood, grass-fed beef and other traditional New Zealand dishes.
See pictures, descriptions and pricing of the “Explore New Zealand” menu items here
The menu includes grilled king salmon from the Marlborough Sounds topped with a caramelized apple-Sauvignon Blanc reduction, Greenshell Mussel fritters with cilantro-roasted garlic pesto and New Zealand’s National Dessert, Pavlova.
There are also cocktails with a kiwi twist and two featured wines from New Zealand: Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc and The Crossing Pinot Noir.
But wait! The fun does not stop there.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants and the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise developed a sweepstakes to compliment the menu offering. Each McCormick & Schmmick’s restaurant location will award a random winner with a $50 Icebreaker gift certificate. Icebreaker is a luxury apparel brand featuring New Zealand merino wool clothing and accessories.
For the grand prize, One lucky McCormick and Schmick’s faithful will win a trip for two (2) to Auckland, New Zealand including airfare and six nights hotel accommodations.
Enter the sweepstakes at Washington DC area McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants listed below or click here (Sweepstakes entry is on the last slide)
Washington DC area McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants
Gallery Place/Penn Quarter, 901 F Street NW, Washington, DC; 202.639.9330
West End/ K Street, 1652 K St. NW, Washington, DC; 202.861.2233
Crystal City, 2010 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA; 703.413.6400
Tysons Corner, 8484 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA; 703.848.8000
Reston Town Center, 11920 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 703.481.6600
Bethesda, 7401 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD; 301.961.2626
National Harbor, 145 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20745; 301.567.6224
M & S Grill Locations
Downtown/ Penn Quarter, 600 13th Street NW, Washington, DC; 202.347.1500
Reston Town Center, 11901 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA; 703.787.7766