Fairfield Restaurant Week begins today

Fairfield will hold its second annual Restaurant Week from Sunday, Oct. 13,  to Saturday, Oct. 19.

Thirty-two restaurants from around town will participate in this week-long event that will feature set lunch and dinner menu prices. Restaurants will feature $10 and $15 lunches and $20 and $30 dinners or other discounts on their already existing menus.

“Given the success and positive feedback from last year’s first- ever Restaurant Week, Fairfield is pleased to hold this special week-long event for a second year,” First Selectman Michael Tetreau said. “The town hopes to continue this well-received event each year and make it a town tradition, celebrating Fairfield’s wide variety of quality restaurants. Restaurant Week gives the public the opportunity to continue visiting favorite places or frequent ones they may not yet know about. This week-long event is another way the town can show its support for our local businesses, help our local economy and provide people with an enjoyable experience. We encourage residents and visitors alike to join us in this special town event.”

Participating restaurants include 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant, Archie Moore’s, Artisan, Avellino’s, Bangalore, Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant, Bar-Ó New World Cantina, Bella Sera, Bodega Taco Bar, Bonda, Café Madeline, Centro, The Chelsea, Colony Grill, Eren’s Grill, Fin, The Gray Goose, Kiraku, LC Chen’s, Lilac House, Martel Bistro, Mecha Noodle Bar, Michael Gennaro’s Steakhouse, Old Post Tavern, Osianna Mediterranean Taverna, Paci, Quattro Pazzi, Tabouli Grill, T&C Steakhouse, Tomato & Basil Café & Pizzeria, Wafu Asian Bistro and Wild Rice.

For more information about participating restaurants and retailers, as well as events that are taking place during the week, visit fairfieldct.org/restaurantweek. Menus and prices are listed on the site.

As a special promotion and to encourage visits to multiple restaurants during Restaurant Week, the town has created a passport book that will be available at participating restaurants during the week. Passports will be “stamped” at each successive visit to a participating restaurant.

Passports bearing stamps from two or more restaurants will be eligible for a raffle drawing to be held at the conclusion of Restaurant Week. The top raffle prize is a $500 cash prize courtesy of The Gray Goose and Little Goose restaurants.

Passport holders may use their passports at various participating retailers during Restaurant Week for more great savings. For more information on the passport book and participating retailers, visit fairfieldct.org/restaurantweek.

The town has partnered with a number of businesses, community groups and organizations to conduct a variety of cultural events and other activities throughout Fairfield during Restaurant Week.

“We wanted to high-light things to do in town, as well as places to eat, to create more of a ‘night out’ experience,” said Mark Barnhart, Fairfield community and economic director. “The town appreciates the support of our community partners such as the Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield Museum and History Center, the Fairfield University Bookstore, the Fairfield Sportsplex, Fairfield University, and Sacred Heart University for featuring a spectacular array of events and activities in conjunction with Restaurant Week.”

A listing of cultural and other events being held in Fairfield may be found on the event website. More will be added in the weeks to come.

In addition to the top prize, additional prizes are being offered by The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, The Field House at Fairfield Sportsplex, The Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield Ice Academy, Carabiner’s Indoor Climbing, Fit Club, She3 Well-Fitness, World Champion Taekwondo, Gymnastics & Cheerleading Academy, Fairfield Pilates, Chic Jolie, The Loft, Jennifer Butler, Apricot Lane, Fairfield University Bookstore and Mo’s Wine & Spirits.

A full list of prizes may be found on the event website.

Sponsors of the event include Bankwell, WEBE108/WICC600, Hearst Media/Fairfield Citizen-News and Bizz Buzz TV.