Hello, foodies! Are you ready? Are your taste buds dancing in anticipation of the 2017 Halifax County Restaurant Week celebration? Ours are! Formatting the menus la
st week caused hunger pangs and drooling. We'll share those with you within the next 24 hours. Hello, foodies! Are you ready? Are your taste buds dancing in anticipation of the 2017 Halifax County Restaurant Week celebration? Ours are! Formatting the menus last week caused hunger pangs and drooling. We'll share those with you within the next 24 hours.
So much food, so little time. We'll help you navigate the week to enjoy all of the delicious offerings in a handy Restaurant Week 101 Guide later this week, but for now, here are some odds and ends as we prepare for Restaurant Week.
Sunday, September 10 -- Halifax County Restaurant Week begins
Monday, September 11 -- Our first farm-to-table Restaurant Week experience | 6-9 p.m. | Springfield 1842
Friday, September 15 -- The eve of the final day of Restaurant Week Saturday, September 16 -- 2017 Halifax County Restaurant Week ends
Every good story has a backstory. Ok, ours is not that exciting, but a story nonetheless. In its second year, Halifax County Restaurant Week will delight and dazzle the palate. Like last year, our staff created information packets detailing the event, the opportunities, expectations, and hit the pavement. Each independently-owned establishment in Halifax County was asked to participate in the event. In 2016, eight restaurants took the risk with us, and boy was it a successful venture. This year, 12 restaurants opted to participate in the culinary celebration. Seven restaurants are returning to the lineup in Bistro 1888, Darby's Tavern, JB's at World of Sports, Molasses Grill, Oak Tree Tavern at VIR, Southern Plenty Cafe, and The Packhouse. We welcome five new participants in Joe and a Bow--South Boston and Halifax locations, Main Street Cafe, Roma's, and Sissy's Country Kitchen.
In addition to the brick-and-mortar establishments hosting Restaurant Week diners, 2017 will feature a farm-to-table dinner on Monday, September 11 at Springfield 1842. The Corn and Carnivore menu will feature locally-sourced meats and produce prepared by local chefs. Space is limited. There are no discounted prices for this event. Tickets are $43 per person and $61 per person if you elect to partake in the drink package. Tickets may be purchased online at HuntingCreekVineyards.com. Don't delay; this is an experience not to be missed.
Speaking of Local
Our restaurant partners make choosing local meats and produce a mission. Several menu items will feature meatfrom Hudson Heritage Farms, produce from local farmers, and whiskey from Springfield Distillery. These dishes on the menu will feature the Genuine Halifax logo.
The Age-Old Question
We get this a lot...what is restaurant week? It is a week-long celebration of the culinary scene in Halifax County. It is an opportunity for restaurants to showcase their creativity or just roll out their favorite recipes to dazzle diners. Restaurant Week is an opportunity for foodies and novices alike to try something different or venture into a restaurant for the very first time. The best part, the experience doesn't take its toll on your bank account. Diners may enjoy breakfast or lunch for $10 and a three-course dinner for either $20 or $30. The prixe-fixe menu does NOT include beverages, tax, or gratuity. Several of our restaurants have chosen to include beverages in the breakfast and lunch menus. Their gift to you.