Fresh ingredients. Diverse dishes. Creative presentations. A week of flavor-filled experiences. Welcome to Berkeley’s annual Restaurant Week, one of the most awaited events for foodies, restaurateurs, and basically anyone who adores a good plate of food.
What to Expect at Restaurant Week
Berkeley Restaurant Week takes place from January 21 to 31. Several different types of restaurants in the area participate in it, with the previous year seeing 27 leading establishments. These included Mediterranean restaurants Lalime’s and Zut!; Indian restaurant Ajanta; Japanese spot Joshu-ya Brasserie; Italian destination Riva Cucina, and Calivore favorite Revival Bar + Kitchen.
This year’s Restaurant Week in Berkeley promises yet another collection of global flavors and local treasures. After all, you never fail to sample the local fare at your destination every time you travel.
With Berkeley’s annual weeklong event, you don’t need a passport or a pricey ticket to go on a gastronomic adventure. You can take your pick from the array of international cuisines on offer or taste the distinct California cuisine.
A Different Cuisine Every Night
During Restaurant Week, participating establishments offer prix fixe menus, with different rates for lunch and dinner. From the fixed rate menus, you can choose an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert. Some restaurants, however, may provide you with more courses and more items.
The culinary celebration is an opportunity for you to sample what the dining scene is like in the area. You can taste the unique culinary offerings of participating restaurants. You can eat at different establishments every night for the entire week. Or you can choose to go to the same spots, discovering your favorites.
You can take a table-side tour of global cuisines or enjoy California cuisine without paying a hefty price every night.
But the Restaurant Week is not just a gustatory treat for diners. It is also a remarkable way for Berkeley chefs to present sumptuous signature menus. It is an opportunity to introduce local diners, weekenders, and tourists to their kind of food.
Food is a universal language. In Berkeley, California, that language is celebrated with utmost reverence to locally grown produce and a diversity of flavors. Prepared by the area’s most talented chefs and presented by the most creative restaurateurs, this year’s Restaurant Week will deliver great dining experiences. It is a culinary journey you simply cannot miss.
Whether you are a foodie or a traveler who appreciates good food and fine wine, come to Berkeley’s Restaurant Week. And enjoy a post-holiday feast of sorts.
When you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina, you will be right in the center of Berkeley’s amazing food culture. We also offer a free shuttle within a 5 mile radius for those that wish to venture out a little further. We aim to make your experience here a tasteful one. Allow Berkeley to cater to your accommodations!
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