Wichita Restaurant Week is upon us once again. 2017 marks the fourth annual event and this year is bigger than ever. Ten new restaurants were added, while little has changed from last year’s format.
Restaurant Week is a win win for everyone involved. It allows local restaurants to showcase signature dishes and special menus, gives patrons the chance to try a new restaurant or an old favorite, and gives back to the community. The ten day event runs from January 20-29th and serves as a fundraiser for The Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas. Ten percent of each restaurant week meal purchase is donated to help the club in its mission to provide kids with enriching after school activities.
This year restaurants will be offering a $15 or $30 option that can include multiple courses or just certain dishes. Lunch and dinner options are available at many of the participating places, so I suggest sitting down and mapping out your dining plan for the week. There is something for everyone this year with a good mix of fine and casual dining, and a wide range of cuisines represented.
For those social media peoples you have the opportunity to win gift cards this year. Just take a picture or selfie of you participating in Restaurant Week, post it with the hashtag #ICTdining, and mention the restaurant you are enjoying to be entered into the drawing.
After perusing the menus here are some of my highlights:
District Taqueria is offering a two person whole chicken meal with tortillas, toppings, chips and salsa, and dessert for $30.
I was happy to see that Georges French Bistro was participating this year and they are offering a $30 dinner that features dessert options of either nutella and banana crepes or a croissant bread pudding. Good luck deciding between those two, I myself will have both.
Molinos is offering both lunch and dinner options that include their famous Pirata. If you have never had a Pirata from Molinos this is your chance. My tip is to order one with their cochinita pibil pork and thank me later.
Siena Steakhouse is serving a confit pork shank dinner with house made spaghetti, black truffle and pancetta bread crumbs. I cannot imagine how that could be anything but delicious.
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