Okay you knuckleheads, today is the day. “Reservation Day” for KRLD Restaurant Week to be more precise. Over 125 regional dining establishments are opening up tables and accepting reservations (some are even offering a lunch menu). For every $35 or $25 prix fixe meal purchased, participating restaurants will donate a portion ($7.00 from every dinner and $5.00 from each lunch) to either the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. The fundraising goal for this year’s event is $750,000 dollars, aiming to raise $50,000 over the record amount generated by diners in 2011 in support of our community.
Central Market is the presenting sponsor and offers a fourth free course with a purchase.
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In honor of what would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday (August 15), Alfred A. Knopf is announcing Julia Child Restaurant Week, a component of the “JC100,” in partnership with more than 100 restaurants across America.
From August 7 – 15, notable chefs like Emeril Lagasse (9 of his restaurants in 4 cities), Traci Des Jardins (San Francisco, CA), Alice Waters (Berkeley, CA), Barbara Lynch (Boston, MA) and Michel Richard (Washington, D.C.) “will join the “JC100″ in the exciting celebration of Julia Child, with special menus and events inspired by one of our most beloved culinary icons.”
For four Dallas Restaurants, this celebration might present an interesting challenge. Cadot, Lavendou, Rise No.1, and Landmark at the Warwick Melrose could be participating in two official Restaurant Weeks. For, as we told you yesterday, KRLD Restaurant Week 2012 kicks off with a preview weekend (Aug 10-12) and officially invades 125 DFW restaurants on August 13 and their special menus could run for one, two, or three weeks.
KRLD Restaurant Week participants donate $7 from each $35 prix fixe dinner to the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home. The press release for the “JC100” says: “restaurants will feature dishes, menus or events inspired by 100 of Julia’s most cherished recipes, which were handpicked from a list of 3,700 by a jury of culinary luminaries chaired by her longtime editor Judith Jones.” Oh, and coincidentally, Alfred A. Knopf will release DEARIE: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, author Bob Spitz’s new biography of Julia.
Here’s the complete “JC100″ list. Here’s the Facebook page. Here’s a little song you can all join in with, it’s very simple and I hope its’new.
The preview weekend for KRLD Restaurant Week 2012 is August 10-12. However the most important day for this week-turned-month-long event (August 13-Sept.2) is July 16. That’s the first day you can make reservations from the list of over 125 restaurants that participate. Each restaurant offers a three-course dinner for $35 per person. If you make a purchase of $25 or more at any Central Market location, you receive a certificate redeemable for a free fourth course valid at participating restaurants. For each prix fixe dinner purchased, the participating restaurants donate $7 to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth.
This year’s restaurants won’t be announced until next week, but we’re been scouring the internet and checking restaurant websites to help you prep your choices. Here are some of the menus participating restaurants will be serving. Restaurants, feel free to send yours our way.
One to One in Frisco
All three Truluck’s locations. (BTW, they won the AIWF Wine and Food Pairing contest last year.)
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