Long Island Restaurant Week is going on right now and continues through Sunday night. Participating restaurants across the Island are offering special 3-course dinners for the terrific price of $21.95.
I know what you might be thinking, because I think the same way. Yes, some of the menus are pretty boring and lame. You know, house salad for an appetizer, roast half chicken for the entree and chocolate lava cake for dessert, but there are also some really interesting and unique items being offered as well.
Not every restaurant has their menu posted on their websites, but some of the stuff that I'd love to try includes:
- Bison Tostada with Blue Corn Chips, Spicy Avocado Mousse, & Melted Gruyere at Oscar's of St. James
- Spiced Pumpkin Ravioli with Roasted Pecans, Frangelico Cream Sauce, Topped with Sweet Potato Hay at Bella Vita City Grill
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Ice Cream and Creme Anglaise at Chachama Grill
One problem that I see with the menus that are posted is that many of the restaurants have supplements for more than half of the choices. That's a bit of a bait-and-switch if you ask me. If people are coming in for the $21.95 prix fixe, don't make most of the menu items cost them more.
It's dishonest in my opinion.
Have you taken part in restaurant week this year? If so, share your experiences in the comments.
Nena and I won't be enjoying any of the fine dining restaurants (because we'll have Jackson) but we are hoping to check out one of the more family friendly places this weekend.