Well, technically this post should have gone up on Monday, but it got lost in the shuffle. The important thing to know, though, is that it's not too late to get some of the best deals in dining on the planet. Restaurant week is, of course, the week (actually two) in New York where some of the finest restaurants offer prix fixe meals for lunch and dinner at rock bottom prices. This year it's $20.12 for lunch and $35 for dinner on weekdays.
Perhaps more interesting, and a way of choosing who you decide to visit when you go, is this posting by Alaina over at A Full Belly, which excerpts the NY Times' interviews with some of New York's top chef's and asks them how they approach the whole concept of selling their food at basically way below cost.
Not surprisingly, some of them sneer at the concept and are bullied into even participating by their management, while others look at it as a way of winning new customers and pull out all the stops hoping to impress.
I still maintain that the Jean-Georges lunch as part of Restaurant Week is the best single meal for twenty bucks you'll ever eat.
Enjoy, New York! I wish I was there.
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