Thank you for taking part in the 11th annual Vermont Restaurant Week, April 24 through May 3. Here’s some important information to help you make the most of this 10-day event. Please read the below information carefully.
Diners are looking for a fresh, inventive dining experience. Past restaurants have offered all-maple menus, all-chocolate menus and even a Dr. Seuss menu. You can also include anything off of your regular menu. We’ve heard from past participants that a creative menu helps get more people in the door. But don’t take our word for it. Read these Restaurant Week testimonials from 3 Squares Café, Michael’s on the Hill and Tres Amigos.
This year we’re asking diners to vote on their favorite menus throughout the week. Restaurants with the most votes will win a section sponsorship on the Seven Days homepage valued at $1,500. Keep the following categories in mind when creating your menu.
The categories are:
***Please Note: You will NOT receive a proof of your menu before it runs in print.***
Last year we raised $25,344.03 for the Vermont Foodbank. Will you help us beat that number?
Here’s how you can help. Please add $1 to your Restaurant Week menu — changing the price point to $21, $31 or $41 — and donate that extra dollar from every meal sold back to the Vermont Foodbank.
When you submit your menu to us on March 18, just let us know if you’ll be participating, and we’ll add a special icon to your menu in print and online to promote the fact that you’re donating. At the end of the week, please send your tax-deductible donation directly to the Vermont Foodbank and note that it’s from Vermont Restaurant Week.
We encourage you to support our food and beverage sponsors by offering their beer, cider, spirits and cheese on your menus. We also suggest that you reach out to Vermont Federal Credit Union for all of your financial needs. And when you’re in Burlington or Essex, be sure to stop by City Market, Onion River Co-op and the Essex Culinary Resort and Spa.
Vermont Federal Credit Union
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey
(c) 802-999-1050, (o) 802-989-9752
Burlington Beer Company
City Market, Onion River Co-op
Essex Culinary Resort & Spa