Prix-fixe menus migrate to new parts of Stamford

The New England Culinary Group is hosting a weeklong gastronomical event in Stamford, bringing prix-fixe menus out of the downtown area and into the rest of the city from Monday May 14 through Friday May 18 in “Eating Stamford ‘Uptown.'”

The weeklong stomach-stuffing celebration includes restaurant-week like prices and menus at more than a dozen restaurants located outside the reach of the city’s downtown. Mid-range eateries will serve up $10.12 lunches and $20.12 dinners, while high-end restaurants will offer $18.12 lunches and $30.12 dinners.

Some participating restaurants include Chili Chicken, Coalhouse Pizza, Crab Shell, John the Baker, La Fontanella Ristorante, Madonia, Minetto’s, Rizzuto’s, Spice Affaire, Tabouli Grill, Villa Italia Ristorante and Vinny’s Backyard Restaurant.

According to a release from the NECG, diners can expect more than fixed menus in the five-day festival of feasting:

In addition to prix fixe meals, many of the restaurants  will instead feature special offers throughout the entire week, enticing customers, old and new, to visit restaurants throughout this great city.

In addition to the week-long event, a special feature of Eating Stamford Uptown will be a bounce back incentive, “Keep Eating”. Customers who dine at any participating restaurant during Eating Stamford Uptown week will receive a 15% Off Gift Certificate which can be used at any participating Eating Stamford Uptown restaurant from May 20 thru June 13, 2012 (valid Sunday-Wednesday only).

Check out the NECG’s website for more information.

Maggie Gordon