In case you missed it, here’s my preview of Monterey Bay Restaurant Week that appeared in Thursday’s Go! section of the Monterey Herald. I’ll be reposting my reviews and stories from my weekly column for the Herald here on my blog along with extra photos that didn’t appear in print.
The annual food fete that is Monterey Bay Restaurant Week starts
tonight (Thursday) is here! Now in its third year, Restaurant Week finds local restaurants offering prix fixe menus priced at $25 to $45 (most are $35) for three courses that’ll give you a taste of the best the restaurant has to offer, including an appetizer, entree and dessert.
Restaurant Week is a great way to try out new restaurants around town. I was first introduced to Basil (Carmel) during Restaurant Week a couple of years ago.
At just $25, Basil’s prix fixe dinner was an absolute steal packed with scrumptious seasonal fare, including a delicious take on everyone’s fall favorite, butternut squash ravioli. A similar menu — complete with those ravioli — is available this year, again for just $25.
This year, Restaurant 1833 (Monterey) is joining the Restaurant Week festivities, offering a three-course meal for $45. Sadly, there’s no bone marrow on its Restaurant Week menu, but if you’ve been looking for an excuse to try out the new kid in town, consider dropping by for the prix fixe dinner. (And even if there’s no bone marrow, definitely try that decadent crispy hen egg!)
To view the full list of restaurants taking part in Monterey Bay Restaurant Week, and the menus, seewww.montereybayrestaurantweek.com.