Here are the details about what the different restaurants are offering for Bethesda Restaurant Week for Summer 2008. We're still getting details in from the restaurants, so stay tuned if you don't see a restaurant you are interested in going to.
Assaggi - $15 Lunch
Offering a special menu for lunch for Restaurant Week. Assaggi will also have their normal menu, but it will be normal price.
Bacchus - $12 Lunch, $25 Dinner
Offering a subset of their normal menu. Their normal menu is normally 12 pages, the Restaurant Week menu is 4 pages.
Bice - $15 Lunch, $30 Dinner
Lunch menu is here, Dinner menu is here.
Famoso - $30 Dinner
Famoso is offering a choice of four appetizers, three entrees and three desserts for Bethesda Restaurant Week patrons. Choose between a gratin of scallops, caesar salad, a mesclun mix and the soup of the day for your first course, a pair of pastas, tuna fillet with ratatouille and chicken paillard for your entree, and panna cotta, sorbet or ice cream with fruit and nuts for your dessert.
Faryab - $30 Dinner
Faryab is closed on Mondays, so you may want to plan accordingly.
Gaffney's - $15 Lunch, $30 Dinner
Gaffney's is participating at both lunch and dinner, but please note that their lunch menu is set at $15 instead of $12. Menus for both are available on their website.
Grapeseed Bistro - $30 Dinner
Menu for Bethesda Restaurant Week is posted on their web site now. Definitely review it before making your reservation because it's a little complicated.
Jaleo - $12 Lunch, $30 Dinner
For Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week, Jaleo Bethesda will be offering a choice of any two tapas for $12 at lunch and a dinner that is 3 tapas plus a dessert plus coffee or tea for $30. They will also be participating in DC Restaurant week, where they will offer a choice of any two tapas from modern classics, a soft drink and flan or sorbet for $20.08 at lunch and a soft drink, gazpacho or green salad, three tapas, flan, sorbet or chocolate hazelnut dessert for $35.08 at dinner.
La Ferme - $15 Lunch, $30 Dinner
La Ferme is offering a 2 course lunch menu for $15 and which is available Monday-Friday from 11:30-2:30. Dinner is 3 course menu offered at $30 and is available Monday through Sunday from 5-9:30.
Lunch (choose 2 of 3)
Chilled Ratatouille Soup with Basil or a Trio of Deviled Eggs served over Boston Lettuce chiffonade
Dijon Mustard coated Palliard of Chicken served with Grilled Vegetables with a Spicy Tarragon/Mustard Sauce
Pan Seared Mahi Mahi filet with Toasted Almonds
Milk Chocolate Creme Brulee or Peach Melba
Chilled Gazpacho Analou or Spinach, Endive and Walnut Salad with a Roquefort Dressing
Breast of Chicken stuffed with Spinach and served with Calvados cream sauce or Fricassee of Monkfish, Shrimp and Bay Scallops in a White Wine sauce over Linguine or Saffron Risotto with Roasted Vegetables and Red Pepper and Tomato Coulis
Duo of White and Dark Chocolate Mousse or Blueberry Claufoutis
La Miche - $30 Dinner
Dinner is $30 for 3 courses from a "Summer Special Menu" which is a selection of 3 appetizers, 4 entrees and 3 desserts.
Lia's - $15 Lunch, $30 Dinner
Most of their normal menu will be available.
McCormick and Schmick's - $15 Lunch, $30 Dinner
Lunch (either a salad and entree, a cup of soup and entree, or entree and dessert.)
Desserts - Creme Brulee or Jake's Chocolate Truffle Cake
Soup - Cup of Chowder
Salads - Mixed Greens or Caesar
Entrees - Cedar Salmon or Parmesan Crusted Sole or Fettucine with Scallops and Shrimp
Crab Soup or Salad
Parmesan Crusted Sole or Cedar Salmon or Rainbow Trout
Creme Brulee or Jake's Chocolate Truffle Cake
Mon Ami Gabi - $12 Lunch, $30 Dinner
Lunch- $12pp not including tax, gratuity and drinks
Creamy Chicken Mushroom Crepe or Salmon Burger or Croque Monsieur or Roasted Chicken Salad Sandwich
Dinner- $30pp not including tax, gratuity and drinks
Chilled Gazpacho or Butter Lettuce and Shaved Vegetable Salad or Chicken Liver Mousse Pate
Pan-Seared Salmon over Orzo or Roasted Pork Tenderloin or Roasted Chicken and Frites or Steak Frites with choice of sauc
Chocolate Mousse or Bananas Foster or Warm Bread Pudding
Passage to India - $30 Dinner
Menu for Bethesda Restaurant Week is available here.
Sushiko - $15 Lunch, $30 Dinner
6 piece Sashimi Appetizer Or Shrimp & Vegetable Appetizer
(1 piece each of Tuna, Salmon & Yellowtail Nigiri plus choice of 1 maki: California, Crunchy Shrimp, Salmon-Avocado, Spicy Tuna or Cucumber-Avocado) Or Chicken Teriyaki
Dinner $30.00 (3 Courses)
Miso Soup & Seaweed Salad OR Miso Soup & Sushi-Ko Salad
(3 pc shrimp and 5 pcs vegetable) OR Sashimi Appetizer (7pc) (3 Tuna, 2 Salmon, 2 White Fish) OR Salmon Ceviche OR Soft Shell Crab Roll
Sushi Assortment (1 piece each of Tuna, Salmon & Yellowtail Nigiri plus choice of 1 maki: California, Crunchy Shrimp, Salmon-Avocado, Spicy Tuna or Cucumber-Avocado) OR Chicken Teriyaki
Tragara - $12 Lunch, $30 Dinner
Bethesda Restaurant Week menu is posted on their web site.
Tavira Dinner $30 for 3 Course
Caldo Verde - Portugal’s National soup, shredded hale, onions, potatoes and olive oil, garnished with chourico
SALADA DA HORTA - Fresh market greens, tomatoes, onions and Mediterranean dressing
MEXILHOES NA CATAPLANA - Steamed mussels, tomatoes and bell peppers in white wine sauce
PORTUGUESE SARDINES “ESCABECHE” - Marinated sardines with cloves of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, bay leaves and paprika, served at room temperature
BACALHAU A BRAZ - Shredded salted cod sautéed with onions in olive oil, combined with straw potatoes, olives and egg
LOMBO DE PORCO A CACADOR - Pork loin with wild mushrooms, braised in brandy Croft, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes
FRANGO A PIRI-PIRI - Grilled chicken, Portuguese style in Piri-Piri sauce (hot spicy pepper sauce), served with home made potato chips
CALDEIRADA PORTUGUESA - A traditional Portuguese fish stew with shrimp, clams, mussels, sea scallops and potatoes
PARRILHADA DE MARISCOS - A traditional Iberian mixed seafood charbroiled on a skewer, served with aioli
BOLO DE CHOCOLATE COM GELADO - Chocolate cake with pistachio ice cream
PUDIM FLAN - Traditional Portuguese caramel custard
Visions - $12 Lunch, $30 Dinner
Cup of Any of Our 3 Soups of the Day
Lunch Fried Calamari
Single Crawfish Roll
Mesclun Greens, Marinated Roma Tomato Salad, Red Onion & Balsamic Vinaigrette
Thin Sliced Ham, Swiss, Arugula and Honey Mustard Panini
Roasted Chicken Pasta with Pine Nuts, Mushrooms, Parmesan Cream and Spinach
Teriyaki Beef Ribs with French Fries and Jiicama Slaw
Shrimp, Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya with Rice
Yellowfin Tuna Stir Fry with Jasmine Rice
Steamed Black Mussels with Bacon, Black Beans and Leeks
Crispy Fried Calamari with Sweet Peppers and Lemon Basil Aioli
Teriyaki Beef Cross Cut Short Ribs with Asian BBQ
“Mac & Cheese” Roasted Chicken, Pennsylvania Cheddar and Breadcrumb
Atlantic Salmon “Cuban Style” with Plantains, White Rice and Black Beans
Chicken Dijon with Smashed Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables
Single Crab Cake with Herbed Rice and Red Pepper Sauce
Single Filet Mignon Satay with Plantains and Cucumber Salad
Chocolate Crème Brulee
Tira Misu with Toasted Almonds