Houston Restaurant Weeks Gears Up for 2019 Fundraising Event
Houston Restaurant Weeks is around the corner, and several hundred thousand diners are anticipating the event. This highly anticipated food event of the year returns August 1st and runs through Labor Day, September 2nd.
ABOUT HOUSTON RESTAURANT WEEKS
Founded in 2003 by volunteer Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks is the single largest fundraiser of its kind in the United States and, to date, has raised over $14.7 million for the Houston Food Bank.
This has enabled the Food Bank to provide almost 44.1 million meals for Houstonians who are food insecure. Houston Restaurant Weeks is run by volunteers and 100 percent of the donations raised from area restaurants go directly to the Food Bank. For 33 days, diners will enjoy specially priced multi-course prix-fixe menus.
Diners can now visit www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com to view the ever-growing list of restaurants that have committed to participate in the fundraiser, along with their Houston Restaurant Weeks menus.
From fine dining to casual neighborhood restaurants, diners can sample some of the best Houston’s culinary scene has to offer. Some participating restaurants may require reservations, although walk-ins will be accepted at most locations. This information will be noted on each restaurant’s menu page on the website.
Participating restaurants make donations to the Food Bank based upon their HRW sales. Dinners will be priced between $35-$45 with Brunch and Lunch at $20.
WHERE CAN I EAT?
For thousands of Houstonians and summer visitors to the Bayou City, Houston Restaurant Weeks provides a five week long passport to the city’s top restaurants and award-winning chefs.
In addition to the ever-expanding contribution made to the Houston Food Bank, this event has grown to include not only the newest and trendiest restaurants in Uptown Galleria, bustling downtown and vibrant Montrose and Midtown, but also popular eateries in outlying communities such as The Woodlands, Sugar Land and Galveston, Texas, among others.
A FEW SUGGESTIONS
Bisou at 4444 Westheimer Road: Experience a selection of Bisou’s signature continental cuisine for Houston Restaurant Week with multi-course options in the restaurant’s famed social atmosphere. With lunch and dinner menus offering robust wagyu beef, short ribs, and steak frites to a seemingly endless dessert selection, it’s the first-stop for Restaurant Week.
Lucienne at Hotel Alessandra on 1070 on Dallas Street: Situated on the second floor of Hotel Alessandra, Houston’s upscale Mediterranean restaurant serving Continental European Cuisine. Executive Chef Jose Hernandez delights your senses with his French technique and one-of-a-kind spin crafted from 20 years of experience around the world.
Marche at La Table on 1800 Post Oak Blvd, #6110: Marche at La Table will offer brunch, lunch and dinner menus for Houston Restaurant Week. Enjoy casual seating, wrap-around bar, and open-air patio with light yet comforting bistro-style fare. Indulge in dishes like the La Table French Toast with orange blossom brioche, almond crust, whipped cream and berries; Summer Risotto with arugula pesto and crispy prosciutto; and Cheese Soufflé with asparagus velouté, parmesan, and roasted mushrooms.
Radio Milano at Hotel Sorella in CITYCENTRE: Husband and wife culinary team Ana Amaya and Adrian Del Angel are the newly-appointed executive chef and executive sous chef respectively at Radio Milano and Milano Bar. Amaya and Del Angel share parallel resumes as a dynamic husband and wife team with more than two decades of culinary experience earned under the tutelage of some of the city’s top chefs and restaurateurs.
Diners can now expect larger portions, French and Latin accents and a renewed focus on extensive seasonal revisions.
HELPING HOUSTON FOOD BANK
The Houston Food Bank partners with the Montgomery County Food Bank and the Galveston County Food Bank. All donations from restaurants operating in those counties will go to their respective food banks.
“As one who reports on restaurants and chefs in our city, I am so grateful for the outpouring of support by Houston’s restaurant industry, sponsors and diners for Houston Restaurant Weeks, benefiting the Houston Food Bank,” said founder and chair Cleverley Stone. “Houston Restaurant Weeks has become one of the most anticipated times of the year for local foodies and visitors to our city.”
SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION
Follow Houston Restaurant Weeks on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/HoustonRestaurantWeeks; Twitter: @HouRestaurantWk; Instagram: @HouRestaurantWk
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