Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Detroit Restaurant Week: Official Press Release

Detroit Restaurant Week (DRW) will serve-up meals made for a silver platter at blue-plate special prices Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 27. The 10-evening dinner promotion will showcase the outstanding cuisine of Detroit’s finest restaurants-- offering “foodies” an opportunity to enjoy delicious three-course meals for a fixed price of $27 per person.

“Detroit is home to some of the best fine dining establishments in the country,” said Jason Huvaere, producer of Detroit Restaurant Week. “Restaurant Week will give residents from Southeastern Michigan and Ontario the opportunity to have a great meal for a fraction of the regular menu price.”

A minimum three-course dinner will be included in the $27 fixed price, exclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity. Some restaurants will offer specially-priced wine and beverage pairings to accompany the meal.

“We anticipate this event will have a lasting effect on the participating restaurants,” said Huvaere. “People who visit and enjoy the cuisine at an establishment during Restaurant Week, will likely return at a later date to experience another great meal by the same talented chefs.”

“We are soliciting participation from top-tier local establishments that would not normally be able to offer this multi-course dining experience at these exceptional prices,” said Sandy Levine, restaurant liaison for DRW. “We’ve been extremely pleased with the positive response from local restaurant owners, who know how successful these events have been around the country. Our goal is to have more than two dozen restaurants participate in the inaugural Restaurant Week.”

A complete list of participating DRW restaurants, menus, and reservation options will be found on DetroitRestaurantWeek.com in the coming weeks.

Detroit Restaurant Week is sponsored by the Greater Downtown Districts, as well as The Social Connection. It is being produced by Huvaere’s Paxahau Promotions Group.

“Detroit Restaurant Week is supported by the Greater Downtown Detroit Districts to showcase downtown’s many premier dining establishments while offering the region’s food aficionados an opportunity to enjoy special prix-fixe menus from a wide variety of exceptional menus. This ten-day event will bring diners to discover new restaurants in Downtown, Midtown, Corktown, New Center and the Eastern Market, or to rediscover some of their favorites at a very attractive price,” noted Ann Lang, president and CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership.

About Paxahau
Paxahau Promotions Group was established in 1998 to promote electronic music. Since then it has grown to become a year round event production company. In addition to producing Detroit’s annual electronic music festival—Movement; Paxahau has been responsible for booking talent or producing several other events. They include: Comerica Cityfest; Arts, Beats & Eats; various North American International Auto Show events; the Book Cadillac Grand Opening Weekend and BravoBravo! With a network of alliances and resources that span the globe, Paxahau has earned the reputation as a premier promotions group. Visit http://www.paxahau.com/.