2013 Omaha Restaurant Week


2013 Omaha Restaurant Week

The third annual Omaha Restaurant Week is almost here! FoodMeOmaha will be forking, knifing, and spooning it up during Omaha Restaurant Week! Here are three reasons why:

1. Great Restaurants: The roster of participating restaurants is forking good! Four of the restaurants are led by chefs nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award – Jennifer Coco of J. Coco, Clayton Chapman of The Grey Plume, Jon Seymour of V. Mertz, an Paul Kulik of The Boiler Room Restaurant. FoodMeOmaha favorites include Taita, Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar, V. Mertz, and Dante Ristorante Pizzeria. Plus, new restaurants to try!

2. Great Value: Three-course meals, some with beverages, are offered at a fixed price of $20, $30, or $40. Great quality for a great value. In fact, this is a better deal compared to regular prices.

3. Great Charity: The value is made even sweeter with charity. Feed yourself AND others in need in the community. Part of the proceeds go to the Food Bank for the Heartland.

Based on the participating restaurants and published menus online, here are FoodMeOmaha’s top three picks:

1. Flatiron Cafe: Flatiron Cafe is a New American fine-dining restaurant that I want to try for the first time. Their 3-course menu sounds marvelous. I am intrigued by the veal sweatbreads. (I haven’t tried sweatbreads yet!) Plus, two main course options – the beef tenderloin with king crab and the poached lobster with a truffle oil risotto – are calling to me.

2. Taita Restaurant: Taita caught me hook, line, and sinker for their unique seafood treasures. (Click here for FoodMeOmaha reviews on Taita.) I want to go back for more! Specifically, I want to check out their new sushi bar, feast on one of the sushi appetizers, and come back for the glorious chorizo-stuffed squid (second course option).

3. Dante Ristorante Pizzeria: Dante is one of my favorite restaurants in town. They serve quality ingredients and tasty dishes (pizza and non-pizza). Dante offers three courses plus wine for $30 – a great deal for great food. I am enticed by the field salad with pistachio and prosciutto (first course option) and the diver scallops and oxtail with potato gnocchi (second course option).

Of course, I am tempted by other restaurants including Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar, V. Mertz, Dolce, J. Coco, The Grey Plume, The Boiler Room RestaurantLe Voltaire, Railcar Modern American Kitchen, Jackson Street Tavern, Plank, and Salt 88.

Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants and the 3-course offerings. Reservations are recommended.

Omaha Restaurant Week starts this Friday. Don’t miss out!

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