Start making your reservations now. Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is set for Aug. 19-25.
The annual event offers diners a chance to try a restaurant’s food at a discounted price. Participating restaurants offer a three-course prix fixe dinner for either $20 or $30 per person. Some restaurants also offer a three-course beer or wine pairing for an additional $10. And new this time, some restaurants are offering an appetizer sampler for $15.
Here’s an example of what diners get for their money:
At Zinda, a pan-Asian restaurant in downtown Raleigh, diners can choose three of these appetizers as part of the appetizer sampler: calamari, Korean barbecue ribs, a crispy spring roll called a Filipino cigar, spring rolls, summer rolls or samosa.
The $30 dinner menu at Zinda lets diners choose one of five appetizers, five entrees and four desserts. A winning combination could be the miso-glazed scallop over seared pork belly with brussels sprout, the seared mahi fish served with vindaloo potatoes and green beans with shredded coconut, and for dessert, the tandoor s’mores, chocolate, marshmallow and coconut crackers prepared in a tandoor oven.
To see a list of participating restaurants and the special menus, go to godowntownraleigh.com/restaurant-week.