Greenwich Restaurant Week Kicks Off with Opening Night Party at J House

The J House in Greenwich sets the stage for a full week of culinary adventures across town!

At the Greenwich Restaurant Week Opening, 2015. Credit: Karen Sheer

At the Greenwich Restaurant Week Opening, 2015. Credit: Karen Sheer

The 3rd Annual Greenwich Restaurant Week begins on November 11, 2016.  More than 30 local restaurants are participating and offering special deals and promotions throughout the ten day-long celebration!

The festivities for this annual foodie event kick off on Thursday, November 10th with an exclusive Opening Night Cocktail Party at The J House from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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Join Kathie Lee Gifford as she showcases her GIFFT wines with Chef Conor by pairing with some of his JHouse signature dishes.

Tickets* must be purchased in advance and a portion of the proceeds from tickets sales will benefit The Transportation Association of Greenwich (TAG), an organization geared towards providing transportation services for elderly individuals and the disadvantaged of all ages.

The Opening Night Party is designed to whet your appetite for a week’s worth of out-of-this-world food and drink specials at the area’s premier dining destinations. Sip creative cocktails plus sample a variety of top Greenwich chef inspired hors d’oeuvres!

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Celebrity Appearance by Geoffrey Zakarian, Food Network Star from IRON CHEF and THE KITCHEN Signing his latest cookbook MY PERFECT PANTRY

Mercedes–Benz of Greenwich raffling a new model Mercedes for a weekend to start your restaurant adventures in style.

Starting Friday, November 11th, and continuing until November 20th, diners can chart a course for a 10-day tasting tour of more than 30 restaurants throughout Greenwich. Top chefs will be rolling out the red carpet with prix-fix lunch and dinner menus, and diners will be reaping the spoils of special wine flights, signature drinks, desserts, and other enticements.

Be sure to make reservations in advance directly with the restaurant due to the high demand of dining out at the participating locations during Greenwich Restaurant Week. Come celebrate life, good food and cocktails. This is the perfect time to visit a few of the restaurants on your bucket list, while the venues are in celebratory mode.

Participating Restaurants & Food Sponsors for Opening Night Include: Applausi Osteria, b.good, Bella Nonna, Blue Tulip Chocolates, Citarella, Dough & Co, Filicori Zecchini, Mount Kisco Smokehouse, Meli Melo, Bistro V. Char, Harvest, JHOUSE Restaurant, Little Pub, Marks Quality Meats & Seafood, Perfect Provenance/Café 47, Polpo, Saltaire Oyster Bar & Fish House, Table 104, Tarry Lodge, The Ginger Man, The National, Winfield’s at the Hyatt and Wuji.

Opening night tastings, 2015. Credit: Karen Sheer

Opening night tastings, 2015. Credit: Karen Sheer

Opening night, 2015. Credit: Karen Sheer

Opening night tastings, 2015. Credit: Karen Sheer

Opening night tasting, 2015. Credit Karen Sheer

Opening night tastings, 2015. Credit Karen Sheer


Events By Participating Restaurants

Harvest Cider Dinner featuring Downeast Ciders

Location: The National
Date: November 14
Time: 5pm

Experience the best of autumn with a seasonal, family style feast paired with Downeast Ciders brewed in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Be sure to grab a house made cider donut on your way out! $68 Per Person, Reservations available on The National website, by calling 203-861-6851 or by emailingreservations@thenational-ct.comMenu items subject to change.

First Course
Bibb Lettuce & Lolla Rosa Salad
Blue Cheese, Fennel, Apple, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Chicken Liver  Mousse
Persimmon-Citrus Chutney, Fennel Cracker
Connecticut Burrata
Artichokes, Rapini ,Green Olive Vinaigrette

Mains
Wood Grilled Pork Shoulder
Heirloom Polenta, Spiced Apples, Apple Cider Jus
Pan Roasted Chatham Cod
Butternut Squash, Pomegranates, Five Spice
Wood Roasted Chicken
Wild Rice, Kale, Cured Cabbage, Natural Jus

Dessert
Local Honey Mousse
Mulled Wine Gelee, Almond
NTL Apple Pie Granny Smith Apple, Cranberry, Malted Vanilla Ice Cream

“Friends Giving Party” 

Location: Old Greenwich Social Club
Date: November 19
Time: 3pm – 5pm

$59.00 including tax and tip

Menu
Roast Turkey Breast
Cider Braised Pork Shoulder
Mashed Potato
Brioche Chestnut Stuffing
Garlic chili green beans
Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon & dry cranberry

Drinks– Beaujolais nouveau wine and Half Full Pumpkin beer


List of participating restaurants for the 10 day event:
http://greenwichrestaurantweek.com/restaurants/

* For more information on opening night tickets, participants, sponsors, and reservations, visit greenwichrestaurantweek.com
Brought to you by: Greenwich Magazine Moffly Media.

Stay tuned at Greenwich Free Press for coverage of this 2016 event!


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