EAT ADK Restaurant Week, a celebration of culinary exploration, has been set for the week of May 2-9. Participating restaurants, pubs and bistros will be offering multiple course menus at fixed prices.
With 45 participating dining establishments, residents and visitors can look forward to sampling the best dishes at discounted prices in the Adirondack communities of Lake Placid, Long Lake, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Wilmington. Restaurants will be offering prix fixe (fixed price) menus with pricing options of $15, $20 and $30. This year’s event highlights both established restaurants as well as recently-opened businesses.
EAT ADK is also full of food- and beverage-related events such as “dinner and a movie” at the Palace Theatre and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts in Lake Placid; live music at area bars, studios and restaurants; wine appreciation and culinary classes; and wine and whiskey tastings. Some area hotels will offer special packages to those looking to extend their stay in the Adirondacks. Details and a complete schedule of events is continuously being updated and will be found at eatadk.com.
The opening event will take place at Saratoga Olive Oil in Lake Placid on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30 pm with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. There will be a short presentation by organizers and community leaders.
New this year is Long Lake’s participation in EAT ADK and organizers have scheduled a bus on Saturday, May 4 that will be operating throughout the evening to pick up and drop off residents to and from the participating restaurants.
Along with celebrating Adirondack cuisine, the event also strives to help local families who need food assistance. Those participating in EAT ADK are encouraged to bring prepared non-perishable, child-friendly food or snack to the restaurant. The items will be distributed to area public schools that have a backpack program. These programs help alleviate child hunger by discreetly providing hungry children with backpacks full of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food on Friday afternoons so they have food to eat throughout the weekend or during school breaks. Food items can also be dropped off at various locations listed on eatadk.com.
For continuous updates and additions to EAT ADK, visit eatadk.com.
Photo of EAT ADK Restaurant Week provided by ROOST.