Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Kansas City's 2012 Restaurant Week
Kansas City, Mo. – Food enthusiasts will once again have the opportunity to experience hundreds of menus from hundreds of different Kansas City chefs during the third annual Kansas City Restaurant Week presented by Quintessential Wines and Young Beverage Company, January 20 – 29, 2012. The second annual Kansas City Restaurant Week in 2011 featured 101 restaurants, making it one of the most notable restaurant weeks in the country compared to markets of similar size.
The 2012 Kansas City Restaurant Week will highlight a variety of cuisines with hundreds of menus for lunch and dinner that will be created by participating restaurants’ chefs and culinary staff. The prix fixe menus will offer various courses for lunch and dinner at $15.00 and $30.00, respectively. Ten percent of each meal will again be donated to Harvesters - The Community Food Network, helping fight hunger in the Kansas City metro area. Last year, Kansas City Restaurant Week raised nearly $80,000, which translated to 400,000 meals provided to the hungry in Kansas City.
Restaurants from throughout the entire Kansas City area are featured in 2012 Kansas City Restaurant Week, providing diners the option to stay close to home or work or to venture beyond their neighborhoods for a new dining experience. As of November 7, 2011, a total of 90 restaurants were already enrolled in the 2012 event – a 260 percent increase from enrolled restaurants at the same time for the 2011 event. A complete list of participating restaurants is available at www.kansascityrestaurantweek.com. The list is continually updated as new restaurants enroll. The list also incorporates online reservations via www.opentable.com for participating restaurants offering the service. The prix fixe lunch and dinner menus of participating restaurants can also be viewed. Diners can find regular menu sneak peeks by becoming a Kansas City Restaurant Week fan on Facebook. Kansas City Restaurant Week is also on Twitter at @RestaurantWeek.