Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Summer Restaurant Week Begins!

It's that magical time of year - when it's so hot they like to reward the people that sweat it out in the city.

Summer Restaurant Week started yesterday 7/16 and runs through Friday 7/27 (Sat/Sun excluded).

Monday we warmed up our palettes with lunch at Smith and Wollensky.

The best value of Restaurant Week - bread, soup, 12 oz filet mignon, and dessert for $24. We splurged and added a side of the creamed spinach. They make the most amazing creamed spinach - very creamy and smooth, more like a spinach puree.

I'm pretty sure our steaks were larger than 12 oz. I brought home such a large left over piece we made steak quesadillas for dinner (how often do you get steak quesadillas made from filet mignon from Smith & Wollensky?). They were delicious, definitely leftovers in disguise.

This Restaurant Week we definitely focused more on value than different cuisines. We chose more high end and highly Zagat rated restaurants than during Winter Restaurant Week. We are going back to a few favorites - Rosa Mexicana, Lure Fishbar and One If By Land, Two If By Sea. Tonight is new to us, Megu for Japanese fine dining - I can't wait!