New Canaan Restaurant Week Starts August 24

CTbites Team

After a successful premiere last year, New Canaan Restaurant Week is on tap to run from Friday, August 24th to Thursday, August 30th.  Thirteen New Canaan restaurants will feature Restaurant Week prix fixe menus -- providing diners a chance to sample their cuisines at attractive prices. Already known as a destination for great food, New Canaan’s upcoming promotional week promises to draw restaurant-goers into town, just as the summer is winding down and the new school year starts.

The list of restaurant participants reflects the full array of New Canaan cuisines: Boulevard 18 Bistro & Wine Bar; Carpe Diem; Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant; Gates Restaurant; elm; New Canaan Diner; Plum Tree Restaurant; Rosie; Sole Ristorante; Thali Regional Cuisine of India – New Canaan; The Tuscan Osteria-Mercato and Silvermine Market. Participating restaurants have a choice of two price points for the featured two-course luncheon menus and three-course dinner menus. Pricing is as follows:  Lunch $10.12 or $15.12; and dinner $20.12 or $29.12.

New Canaan stores will also enjoy the benefits of Restaurant Week.  Playing off a theme of “Dine and Shop”, the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce is helping drive restaurant traffic into stores.  There will be ‘surprise’ coupons randomly distributed at lunch for diners to enjoy discounts at participating merchants.  Plus, printed materials distributed in the restaurants will encourage patrons to shop, after eating.  

The eventful week launches with the Taste of the Town Stroll on Thursday, August 23rd from 6pm to 9pm when restaurants and merchants throughout town will provide free hors d’oeuvres and drinks to the public.  A fund-raiser for the New Canaan Food Pantry, the price of entry to the Taste of the Town Stroll is a non-perishable food donation at one of the drop-off sites on Elm Street, Main Street or Forest Street. Starting August 20th, Walter Stewart’s Market is supporting the cause by offering its customers the opportunity to buy two different donations packages in its store, which Walter Stewart’s will deliver directly to the Food Pantry. The evening culminates at 9pm in front of the Palace Theatre when dozens of prizes will be given away.  The grand prize is customized spa party for six at New Canaan’s Aetheria Spa. 

Restaurant Week is sponsored by four local businesses:  Aetheria Spa, Merrill Lynch New Canaan Private Wealth Group, New Canaan Advertiser, Walter Stewart’s Market and William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. 

For more information, contact Tucker Murphy, Executive Director, New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, 203-966-2004 or