MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. Local restaurants and eateries in the Westchester County area will have a chance to showcase their culinary skills while attracting new customers and continuing to please returning ones by participating in the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. The two-week period kicked off last week on March 18 and four Mount Pleasant restaurants are currently participating: Iron Horse Grill and Haven restaurants in Pleasantville, Risotto in Thornwood, and Tramonto in Hawthorne.
Each restaurant will offer a prix-fixe three-course dinner for a price of $29.95 and most are also offering a three-course lunch for $20.95.
Theresa McCarthy, general manager of Haven, which is participating in the event for the second year in a row, said that the event has been great for attracting new customers.
Its a good time for people who dont normally go out to eat to get good value and try places that they would not normally try and then if something takes and they like the experience its an opportunity for us to get a new customer, McCarthy said.
Haven will offer the choice of three starters on their lunch menu, including their vegan-friendly soup of the day and items such as peanut butter mousse pie for dessert. Lunch entrees include a grilled vegetable warp, grilled chicken panini and almond-crusted tilapia. The pasta of the day will be offered for lunch and dinner and pan-roasted chicken breast as well as tenderloin of pork and the almond-crusted tilapia are also featured on the dinner menu. Dinner is excluded on Friday and Saturday.
Michela Santucci, co-owner of Tramonto, said her restaurant has participated in Restaurant Week for many years now and that each year it is very busy, including last week.
Its been very busy so far so I think its worth doing every year, she said. Its recommended that people make reservations in advance,
Tramonto will also offer a special lunch and dinner menu for the event. Both menus begin with a choice of five types of antipasta. Both the dinner and lunch menus include the choice of entrees such as braised short ribs or smoked duck. Crumb cake and peanut butter mousse cake are on the list of dessert choices. The deal is excluded on Friday and Saturday.
Restaurant Week runs through Saturday, March 31. Reservations and full menus can be found online on the Westchester Restaurant Week website .
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