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Rite of Passage: Spring Brings Forth the 15th Annual City Restaurant Week

Post Date:04/01/2019 11:30 AM

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The City of Wilmington and its sponsoring partners are celebrating the arrival of springtime in Wilmington by welcoming back one of the City’s best annual traditions—City Restaurant Week. This culinary event invites local citizens and visitors alike to experience the best of the city’s dining scene. The result is a menu of 15 restaurants offering guests an inviting selection of international cuisine -- from French to Asian to Italian to Classic American. Chefs look forward to creating special menus that showcase their culinary talents while owners invite diners to sample the unique cuisine of these fine dining spots with prix-fixe options of $15 for lunch and $35 for dinner.

This year marks the 15th annual City Restaurant Week, which will begin Monday, April 8, and continue through Saturday, April 13. The participating restaurants will offer two-course lunch menus for $15 and three-course dinner menus for $35. The restaurants include:  8th & Union Kitchen, Bardea Food & Drink, Café Mezzanotte, Chelsea Tavern, Columbus Inn, Domaine Hudson, Ernest and Scott Taproom, Green Room, La Fia, Mikimotos Asian Grill + Sushi Bar, Piccolina Toscana, Tonic Bar and Grille, University & Whist Club, Walter’s Steakhouse and Washington Street Ale House.

Wilmington’s restaurant scene continues to become more and more exciting and inviting with wonderfully creative restaurant chefs and owners who know how important fine dining is to our City,” said Mayor Mike Purzycki. “We are proud to help promote City Restaurant Week and invite everyone to enjoy Wilmington’s varied food venues.”

“City Restaurant Week enables us to create fresh menus for the spring, plus it puts emphasis on trying new things and new restaurants within our community,” says Dan Butler, owner, of Piccolina Toscana. “CRW is a reminder that this city has remarkable dining options in close proximity to one another.”   

“City Restaurant Week is a culinary invitation to the people of our community to experience the special and talented offerings of this city's great restaurants and chefs.  CRW helps build community while showcasing the culinary talents and unique dining experiences in our town,” says Beth Ross, co-owner of Domaine Hudson.

Sponsors for this year’s event include: City of Wilmington, Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, MIX 99.5FM, Out& About Magazine, Open Table and Blue Moon.

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Media contact for CRW is:

Julie Miro Wenger


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