Culinaria’s Restaurant Week has become so popular that it’s spawning a second week, which is set for Jan. 19-24.
The plan didn’t originate with the non-profit, which promotes San Antonio as a food and wine destination. “The restaurants came to us with those dates,” says Suzanne Taranto Etheredge, Culinaria’s president and CEO.
There will be two tiers of prices during the January week. The first tier will include $15 lunches and $35 dinners, while the second tier features $10 lunches and $25 dinners.
Menus will be posted on culinariasa.org as we get closer to the event. “You should start looking about a month out,” Etheredge says. “I’ll be interested to see what the chefs come up with for winter: warm soups, warm everything.”
Restaurant Week has proven such a hit for Culinaria and for the participating restaurants that you can expect to see it expanded to two weeks this August, she says. And plans are in place for two weeks in January 2016 as well.
One dollar from each Restaurant Week plate sold goes to benefit Culinaria’s programs, which include scholarships and Chefs for Chefs, which raises money for kitchen workers and their families in need.