By now, a few days post-Thanksgiving, you may be getting a tad tired of leftover turkey and gravy reincarnations (another turkey-cranberry sandwich, anyone?). No need to despair, put the rubbermaid back in the fridge and head out for a special prefix supper for Ithaca Restaurant Week.
Long the preserve of larger metropolises, Restaurant Week has made it to Ithaca! From Nov. 30 – Dec. 8 a number of participating Ithaca restaurants are offering special plates, prefix dinners, and free appetizers, desserts, or drinks with an entree. This is a tasty opportunity to try a new restaurant or to enjoy a three-course dinner special at a favored spot. At some locations chefs will highlight their signature dish. There is a line-up of special events with tastings, music, and entertainment happening every night of the week at various restaurants. Around 25 Ithaca restaurants are participating this year. Specials are to be found for dinner, lunch, and brunch.
You may have heard the often-repeated stat that Ithaca has more restaurants per capita than New York City. That’s exciting, but only if you take advantage of this fact. So get out and treat yourself to a dinner on the town. Bon appétit!