Monday, March 1, 2010
Restaurant Week Extended; Chicago Chef Week Returns . . .
River North's Elate is participating in the second-annual "Chicago Chef Week." (Photo: Fearman Photos)
The Chicago Tribune's Phil Vettel says 45 restaurants are extending their Chicago Restaurant Week menus:
"I've learned that 45 of the 165 participating restaurants, including Blue 13, have opted to extend their Restaurant Week participation, and will continue to offer three-course lunches for $22 and/or three-course dinners for $32. (I expect the number of restaurants extending their participation to grow.)
Some restaurants have extended their deals through March 4. Some will feature the deals through March 6 or 7. And a few will offer their Restaurant Week menus through March 31."
See the full list of participants here.
This is also a good time to mention the return of the second-annual Chicago Chef Week, which runs March 22-28.
The guys behind Boka, Landmark and Perennial launched it in 2009 in order to highlight some of the city's most celebrated culinary artists.
More than 20 restaurants—including newcomers Elate, Mercadito, Kith and Kin and Prairie Fire—will offer a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for $30 (plus a $20 menu for those who serve lunch).