Irvine restaurant week cooked up

January 10, 2014 by  

Beginning today and running through January 16th, the fourth annual Restaurant Week will be celebrated in Irvine with more than three dozen restaurants in the city participating. Destination Irvine, the major sponsor of the event, is most likely turning to a variety of printing companies to help with the advertising of this event.

According to Director of Tourism Marketing for Destination Irvine, Wendy Haase, Irvine is an international community and foods from around the world are featured in its restaurants. This event is an opportunity for both visitors and residents to experience the city’s diverse dining offerings in such a densely-packed area.

Coupons, tickets, or passes are not required for participation in Irvine Restaurant Week. During the week, there will be special prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at those restaurants involved in the event.

Some of the restaurants that are part of Irvine Restaurant Week include McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, The Balcony Grill & Bar, Mother’s Market & Kitchen, Pho Saigon Pearl, Paul Martin’s American Grill, and Chakra Creative Indian Cuisine.

January is California Restaurant Month, of which Irvine Restaurant Week is a part. Other locations in the state, which range from the wine country to the desert and High Sierra, are hosting restaurant weeks and other dining programs during the month.

According to Visit California president and CEO, Caroline Betata, last year California Restaurant Month had 33 destinations participating in the event. The program is growing every year, enabling diners to enjoy the great culinary story of the state.