Friday, January 23, 2009

Restaurant Week Downtown Fredericksburg

I have always been conscious of spending my money with independent retailers and restaurants. Independent studies have shown that up to 40% of the money spent in a locally owned business goes to directly back into the community. Even more than that though is the unique perspective independents bring to their craft. Food and wine is not created with the idea of being exactly replicated across the country and with that comes the freedom to be creative. All great reasons to forgo the big boxes and patronize the small guy/gal.
That's why I love downtown's restaurant week so much. The Road to Salivation allows anyone to sample the best of what independents have to offer.
From January 22-31, the city of Fredericksburg will host its 4th annual Restaurant Week: The Road to Salivation. During the week, indulge on three-course prix fixe meals from some of the city’s finest restaurants. Lunches are just $10.08 and dinners are only $20.08. Chefs will feature special menus to showcase their house specialties. Participating restaurants include: Claiborne’s, Bistro Bethem, Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen, kybecca Wine Bar, Capital Ale House, Kenmore Inn and Caroline Street Cafe. Fredericksburg’s charming historical district boasts more than 40 chef-owned restaurants.
We went to Poppy Hill last night and sampled their offerings, it was fantastic. At kybecca wine bar we are serving:
  • Gougères - cumin scented cheese puffs
  • Lolla Rosa Salad - brightly colored greens with our house-made Buttermilk blue dressing
  • Braised Lamb Shank with leeks and carrots
  • Choice of artisan cheese with fresh fruit or house-made dark chocolate mousse

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