March 11, 2016 11:24 am
Updated: March 11, 2016 11:32 am

10 days of deliciousness at Edmonton Downtown Dining Week

WATCH ABOVE: Katherine Hoy from the Downtown Business Association and chef David Omar from Zinc joined the Morning News to give a sneak peek of what restaurants will be cooking up and which eateries are new this year.


EDMONTON – The 13th annual Downtown Dining Week kicked off with a sneak peek Thursday night, to the delight of local food lovers. From Friday until March 20, 36 downtown Edmonton restaurants will be offering set menu, multi-course meals for special prices.

This is the 13th year for the gastronomical extravaganza.

“We saw back then that a lot of really interesting chefs and entrepreneurs were moving into the downtown and they were really changing up the type of food,” said Katherine Hoy from the Downtown Business Association.

“They wanted to prove that downtown is so much more than steak houses and chain restaurants so they’re offering really beautiful, authentic, unique kinds of cooking.”

There are three possible price points: two-course lunches for $15, three-course dinners for $28, and executive dinners for $48. Not all restaurants are offering all three options.

This year features the most restaurants ever to participate in the event, and four new eateries joined the fray: The Alberta Hotel Kitchen & Bar, Tavern, Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse and BODEGA Tapas & Wine Bar.

“What you’ll get at Downtown Dining Week is so much variety,” said Hoy, who added many chefs look forward to the event because it’s an opportunity to try out new recipes and attract new customers.

A full list of participating restaurants and menus can be found on the Downtown Business Association’s website.

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