Nantucket Restaurant Week - Fall 2013
Nantucket boasts a proud and extensive list of epicurean delights sure to please even the most discerning palates. Many celebrated chefs choose to open restaurants here not only because of the beauty of the surrounding scenery, but also for the quality ingredients they can source locally. Along with all of these, it goes without saying that offerings of seafood here are bountiful, and of the highest quality and freshness.
Nantucket Restaurant Week was established in 2009 in an effort to showcase the incredible culinary tradition and variety of the island. The event has progressively grown larger each year and currently runs twice a year, in the summer (2013: June 3 – 9) and fall (2013: Sept 30 – Oct 6), giving casual diners and food enthusiasts alike a chance to revel in exceptional food, wine and hospitality. The list of participating restaurants is quite large, offering selections from renowned establishments as well as hidden local gems and featuring a smorgasbord of culinary styles from all over the USA and beyond. Participating restaurants offer a prix fixe (fixed price) three course dinner menu for around $25-45, giving diners a chance to revisit an old favorite or try something new and adventurous.
American Seasons is one of the more prominent participating restaurants, where chef Michael LaScola offers playful twists on American classics like crispy catfish with a turnip puree and crawfish butter, or the famous ‘Flying Elvis’ featuring chocolate ganache and a crunchy peanut butter cookie crust along with chocolate and banana ice cream. Feeling a bit more international? Head to Pazzo, where celebrated restaurateur Marco Coelho provides elegant cuisine with a decidedly Mediterranean flair, including artisanal breads, fresh pasta, and house-made gelato. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, Corazon del Mar provides diners with innovative fusions of Spanish and Latin culinary traditions, along with some more far off ingredients like grilled bok-choy. Corazon is also a must-visit for ceviche lovers and raw bar enthusiasts, allowing diners to get a true taste of some of the freshest seafood found anywhere. For more information on Nantucket Restaurant Week as well as a list of all participating restaurants, visit http://www.nantucketrestaurantweek.com/.
Nantucket Restaurant Week takes place twice a year; once in June and again in the fall. Check back in the spring for more info on Nantucket Restaurant Week for Spring 2014.