During the week of April 3, over 150 Long Island restaurants will be offering prix fixe meals as part of WordHampton’s first annual spring restaurant week.
Participating restaurants include two local eateries, which will present gourmet meals for $24.95 to their customers. The price includes an appetizer, main course and dessert.
The promotion comes on the heals of Hampton Restaurant week, which also offered prix fixe dishes at participating Hamptons restaurants, as well as a fall Long Island restaurant week, where over 250 restaurants showed off their culinary delights.
The spring restaurant week is expected to not only allow customers to try new dishes and restaurants an at affordable price, but also give restaurants a shot in the arm before the summer season gets into full swing.
Tara Berkoski, who spoke for WordHampton, said the latest restaurant week was created after several western Suffolk County eateries requested that WordHampton back another restaurant week that includes restaurants across Long Island.
While Hampton’s restaurant week just concluded, Berkoski said, restaurants across the board are still lining up to get on board with the promotion.
“So far it’s working,” said Berkoski. “We have over one hundred and fifty Long Island restaurants signed up.”
Berkoski says spring restaurant week gives customers a chance to “try out new restaurants or go to their favorite restaurant at a discounted rate.”
“You can make a whole day of it or a week of it,” she said, “Head up Island and try a restaurant there or head out east.”
For businesses, the promotion is a boon, she said and explained that restaurants can sign up for the promotion at a cost of $395 and in return, she said they typically gain new customers.
In Hampton Bays, participating restaurants include , located at 366 Dune Road and The Inn Spot on the Bay, located at 32 Lighthouse Road.
Cheffe Colette, as she refers to herself, says the jumped at the opportunity to participate in the spring restaurant week.
“I think this is a great way to get feedback and a chance to play with some menu items,” said Cheffe Colette.
Cheffe Colette says that while her restaurant has participated in other restaurant weeks, it was unable to partake in the recent Hamptons Restaurant week because of another special the restaurant had running. Through the month of March, the restaurant has been featuring Travel Dinners at a prix fixe of $34. Foodies have the opportunity to try dishes from Germany, England, Italy, Poland and Russia.
As to spring restaurant week, Cheffe Colette says the restaurant will feature a steak and oyster pie, using all local ingredients. Also, she said there will be a number of homemade desserts to choose from.
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