Salisbury readies for Restaurant Week

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A variety of cuisines will be represented during Restaurant Week, when customers can enjoy two-course or three-course meals from a fixed-price menu.

Twenty-eight establishments are involved in the event, which begins Monday and continues until March 8. A list of them is at www.sbyrestaurantweek.com.

Among them are 16 members of the Local Owned Restaurant Association, or LORA.

“Restaurant Week is a great opportunity for chefs to showcase their talents and highlight their best dishes. There is some true talent here in Wicomico and, foodie or not, everyone can appreciate a delicious and creative dish,” said organizer Sophia Smecker, the Chamber’s director of media and public relations.

Some restaurants will include drink pairings, Smecker said. Even those who regularly dine out “will be surprised with some unique item menus from their favorite places,” she said.

“It’s an opportunity to maybe go to a little more expensive restaurant and take advantage of getting more bang for your buck,” she said.

The week will culminate in Taste for Tomorrow, a fundraiser gala to help future entrepreneurs, said local chef Stewart Davis of Flannery’s.

Proceeds from the March 7 gala will be awarded as scholarships to those interested in making the restaurant business their career.

Held at The Fountains, it’s open to the public and usually raises $15,000 to $20,000. Ticket information is at www.lorarestaurants.org.

The purpose of Restaurant Week, is to “get as many people in the community as possible to recognize locally run businesses in Wicomico County,” Davis said.

“They can do a fixed menu price on two dinners, an appetizer and dessert and get people to try something different that they haven’t tried before,” he said.

 

Reach Susan Canfora at scanfora@newszap.com.

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