Friday, March 14, 2014

Downtown Dining Week 2014: March 14-23

The Edmonton Downtown Business Association's Downtown Dining Week is back this year from March 14-23. Over the course of the next ten days, many of the restaurants that fill the downtown core are featuring $15, $25, and $50 prix fixe menus for patrons to try out their menus and find new favourite dining spots.

Last night I had the opportunity to attend the opening reception and sample just some of the offerings that restaurants have crafted up for this year. If you haven't made reservations yet, make sure to find something that interests you below and make your reservations now!


Clockwise from left: Surf & Turf (flat iron steak & Canadian lobster tail) from Cocoa's Restaurant & Lounge // Beef Stroganoff from Select // Braised short rib from Sorrentino's Downtown // Chocolate, strawberry & whip Pannekoek from De Dutch


Chicken Parmigiana off the lunch menu at Pazzo Pazzo


Chicken de Pancetta from the dinner menu at Zinc - oregano marinated chicken
breast, morel mushroom risotto, eggplant involtini


Roasted pork belly with apple relish & smoked navy beans from the
dinner menu at Hundred Bar + Kitchen


Pumpkin ravioli off the lunch menu at Zinc - with house made ricotta,
brown butter, roasted pumpkin seed


Smoked salmon tartare served with rye crisps on the dinner menu at Select


Heritage angus short rib for dinner from Lux Steakhouse - served with roasted fennel,
Yukon gold potatoes, tomato jam & oregano


Pan seared ostrich loin from The Harvest Room at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald,
served with herb infused potato rösti, wilted kale and cassis gastrique for dinner


Chorizo pork burger from the Confederation Lounge at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
off the lunch menu - with roasted garlic aioli, feta cheese, sauerkraut and brioche bun


Layered tiramisu on the dinner menu at Zinc - made with mascarpone, ladyfingers, espresso, eggs & cream

Downtown Dining Week is a great time to take in the menus of the local restaurants in the downtown core. If I were to recommend one thing you have to eat based on the food I had last night, it would hands down be the pumpkin ravioli from Zinc. It's absolutely delicious and on the $15 lunch menu. You'll be losing out if you don't try it! Check out the menus of participating restaurants on their website here.

10 comments :

  1. It all looks soooo good Andrea! I can't wait to check some of these offerings out!

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  2. That chicken de pancetta looks so good! :D
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  3. The Chicken Parmigiana looks so good!

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  4. Looks like an awesome reception! I'm definitely experiencing some mouthwatering over here.

    Euriental

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  5. Lovely foods! I am really drolling over for the last one....

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  6. Ah, so many delicious looking dishes. The tiramisu glasses look divine!

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  7. Thanks for your shares and feedback

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