Taste The City - Restaurant Week GR is Coming

Monday, August 08, 2016

Hey friends,
The countdown is on for Restaurant Week GR 2016 and my mouth is already starting to water as I look through the menus. August 10th through the 21st, you can experience an assortment of farm-to-table creations around the city of Grand Rapids and Kent County. The 11 day event started in 2010 and has been a local favorite ever since. It is presented by Experience Grand Rapids and other local sponsors with $1 of every meal sold donated to the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College. 

The Price:
$28 will get you a 3-course meal at participating restaurants 
Or... two meals for $28

So here's where you'll find me next week!

Amore Trattoria Italiana5 Courses/$28 per Person
Course One
Arancini: Risotto fritters with spinach aioli
Mushroom with homemade sausage topped with vodka sauce (Gluten Free)

Course Two
Fennel Parmigiano Soup
Lasagna Soup (Gluten Free)

Course Three
Green Bean Salad: Sun dried tomato pesto, goat cheese, and roasted peppers
Caprese with heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella

Course Four
White Lasagna: Layered with S & S Lamb, farm country truffle cheese and porcini mushrooms
Red Wine Chicken with prune sauce

Course Five
Chocolate Cherry Cannoli
Pop Rock & Cayenne Truffles (Gluten Free)
Additional Offers

Osteria Rossa - 3 Courses/$28 per Person
Course One
Octopus: Lemon Conserva, Pickled Fennel, Arugula, White Beans, Calabrian Chili Oil
Meatballs: Basil, Parmesan, Olive Oil, San Marzano Tomato Sauce
Strozzapreti: Kale and Ricotta Dumplings, Brown Butter, Lemon Conserva, Toasted Almonds

Course Two
Spaghetti: San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Crispy Garlic, Basil, Parmesan
Wood Roasted Chicken: Whey, Bacon Braised Kohlrabi, Carrots, Farro
Porchetta: Sausaged Stuffed Pork Belly, Braised Greens, Creamy Polenta, Argodolce

Course Three
Panna Cotta

Mangiamo! - 3 Courses/$28 per Person
Course One
Fresh Baked Focaccia with Local Squash, House Made Ricotta, Chili Flake, Green Olive and Herbs from Mangiamo's Garden
Local Greens, Michigan Summer Beans, Sweet Corn, Local Goat Cheese Fritter, BLiS #9 Sherry-House Smoked Bacon Vinaigrette
Mangiamo's House Smoked Fish & Mascarpone Dip with Smoked Paprika, Green Onions, House Flatbreads

Course Two
House Made Lobster Ravioli, Sweet Corn Coulis, Fresh Peas, Pea Tendrils, Local Heirloom Tomatoes
Fennel Crusted Michigan Pork Loin, Local Baby Potatoes, Ingraberg Farm Red Cabbage-House Smoked Bacon, Pickled Onion
Michigan Wild Mushroom Risotto, Local Carrot, Michigan Truffle Cheese, BLiS Truffle Oil & Herbs from Mangiamo's Garden

Course Three
Michigan Berry Mousse with Sponge Cake
Local Peach & Plum Crisp with Palazzolo's Cinnamon Gelato
Vegan Chocolate Cake

I think its safe to say I'm craving some homemade Italian cooking! To see the rest of the restaurants participating and check out the full menus, go to Experience GR and find out what you're craving!


*All photos were found on Google, Experience GR, and restaurant websites

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