Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Plans for Frederick Restaurant Week Announced

Frederick will offer diners price-fixed meals at mouth-watering prices the week of March 8-14, 2010 during the inaugural Frederick Restaurant Week. Details of this special event were announced at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on January 26, 2010.

Featuring over a dozen restaurants, Frederick Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit a favorite restaurant or to try something new, as chefs prepare delicious 2-course and 3-course special menus. In a collaborative effort, the Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Tourism Council of Frederick County (TCFC), along with local restaurants, planned the promotion. During Restaurant Week, lunches will be offered at $15.10 for a 2-course meal and $20.10 for a 3-course meal. Dinners are offered at $30.10 for 3-courses. Pricing is per person and excludes beverages, taxes, and gratuity, unless otherwise noted by individual restaurants.

“Frederick area restaurants are producing some exceptional, unique, dishes,” said John Fieseler, Executive Director for the TCFC. “It’s a perfect opportunity to feature this culinary treasure in the heart of Mid-Maryland.” Most participating restaurants for the 2010 event are located in Downtown Frederick. “Since meals are priced to offer a savings to the diner, it’s the perfect time to try something new,” said Kara Norman, Executive Director of the Downtown Frederick Partnership. “It’s a great week to skip making dinner and just plan on making reservations,” she added.

The website, www.frederickrestaurantweek.com, launched on Tuesday, January 26 and will be continuously updated with participating restaurants and menus. It will also include links to places to stay, complementary Restaurant Week activities, and other information so visitors can experience historic Downtown Frederick and nearby attractions. To keep dining enthusiasts in the loop, Tourism will tweet Restaurant Week happenings from their @tourfrederickmd Twitter account, and people can either follow or join the discussion under the hashtag #fredrw. Updates will also be posted to the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s Facebook page.

During Restaurant Week, no tickets or special passes are required, but reservations are highly recommended. For the most updated list of participating restaurants, visit www.frederickrestaurantweek.com.