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Bethesda Restaurant Week

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Lingering in the shadows of DC Restaurant Week is Bethesda Restaurant Week, which happens NEXT WEEK, July 17th through the 23rd. While there aren't nearly as many restaurants participating, the deals you'll find are just as good. You can find a list of participating restaurants here, however, I did a little research last night, and here is a little more info about what the different participating restaurants will be offering. Dinner is $30 or $22 per person and lunch is $15 per person.

La Miche
Dinner Only
La Miche is offering their extensive three-course dinner menu, which is normally available for $35 per person. Look here for their regular menu. Note: Items with a * are not available.

Passage to India
Dinner Only
Passage to India is my favorite restaurant in Bethesda. Chef Sudhir Seth is putting his most popular items and a few dishes which are his favorite but not on the menu. Here's there Restaurant Week Menu.

Mon Ami Gabi
Lunch and Dinner
The first time I was ever at a Mon Ami Gabi was in Las Vegas. I had a good enough steak there, that when the location in Bethesda opened, I went back again. You'll enjoy their unconventional frites. Click here for their lunch menu and here for their dinner menu.

La Ferme
Dinner Only
1st Course (choice of)
-- Feuilleté of snails and mushroom provençale
-- Gratin of seafood in lobster tarragon sauce
-- Salad of Mesclun with tomato, mushroom and Roquefort dressing
-- Chilled asparagus soup with chives

Entrees (choice of)
-- Braised medallions of veal with tomato and olives served with saffron rice and wilted spinach
-- Pan seared flat iron steak au poivre with bouquetiere of vegetables
-- Grilled filet of salmon served over Swiss chard with dijon mustard sauce and Duchesse potato
-- Smoked chicken breast served with cheese raviolis with a broccoli and walnut cream sauce
-- Wild mushroom and asparagus risotto with Parmesan cheese and sun dried tomatoes

Dessert
-- Lemon layer cake served with peach sorbet and cherry compote
-- Sacher tort served with apricot foam and sour cream sorbet
-- Medley of seasonal melons served with sabayon in a cookie

Grapeseed
Dinner Only
From what I can tell, Grapeseed has their entire menu available to Restaurant Week diner. For some of the entrees, there is a small upcharge, but otherwise it's all there. Look here for a copy of their menu for the week.

David Craig
Dinner Only
I found out from David Craig that they will have a few choices from their appetizers, entrees, and desserts, but I don't have any details about which will be available.

Those are the only restaurants that have responded so far. Hopefully that helps you make up your mind on where you want to go.

Comments

Jim Collins

Thanks for the advice Jason. If I eat two dinners in one night does that make me a glutton?

Jason

Yes, but I think that you can be excused during Restaurant Week.

JoeHoya

My wife and I did dinner at Indique Heights last night, and we were definitely pleased. They offered a pretty solid selection for Restaurant Week (and even went so far as to offer both a Vegetarian and a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant Week menu). I started with their Crab Tikki, which was somewhat forgettable, but my wife had the Masala Grilled Scallops, which were wonderful. A nice dusky spice flavor, perfectly cooked, and served with a spicy potato side that really went well. For entrees, we had the Dalcha Gosht, which is a boneless lamb stew, and the Malabar shrimp curry. Both had a great spice to them, and they were served with a cucumber raita (like tzatziki sauce), naan bread, and dal (spiced lentils). We definitely got our money's worth, and the desserts were a fun experience. I had a Gulab Jamun, which is like an Indian hush puppy in honey, and my wife had Kulfi with orange sauce - a traditional ice cream more like a semifredo with pistachios and and cardamom.

Never been to the original Indique, but this experience was definitely worth the cost of admission. Score another one for Restaurant Week!

JoeHoya

My wife and I did dinner at Indique Heights last night, and we were definitely pleased. They offered a pretty solid selection for Restaurant Week (and even went so far as to offer both a Vegetarian and a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant Week menu). I started with their Crab Tikki, which was somewhat forgettable, but my wife had the Masala Grilled Scallops, which were wonderful. A nice dusky spice flavor, perfectly cooked, and served with a spicy potato side that really went well. For entrees, we had the Dalcha Gosht, which is a boneless lamb stew, and the Malabar shrimp curry. Both had a great spice to them, and they were served with a cucumber raita (like tzatziki sauce), naan bread, and dal (spiced lentils). We definitely got our money's worth, and the desserts were a fun experience. I had a Gulab Jamun, which is like an Indian hush puppy in honey, and my wife had Kulfi with orange sauce - a traditional ice cream more like a semifredo with pistachios and and cardamom.

Never been to the original Indique, but this experience was definitely worth the cost of admission. Score another one for Restaurant Week!

Visions

We'd love to be a part, anyone know who to get ahold of to promote this marketing idea?

Thanks, Chef Tony

Jason

Contact these guys.

http://www.bethesda.org/

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