Downtown Dining Week

As many of you know I spent a large amount of my time in the hospitality industry so I thought I would highlight one of Edmonton’s fantastic dining events; Downtown Dining Week (DTDW)! It is a great opportunity to take in some of Edmonton’s delicious local eateries and get out of your house as I am sure you are getting a bit stir crazy with this recent cold snap. Lunches include two courses for $15, three course dinners for $28 and Executive dinners for $45. These are my top picks to check out March 10-19th.

  1. Atlas is one of Edmonton’s newer features in the Ice District which makes this the prime opportunity to try it out if you have yet to go. With a carefully selected wine menu to go with either the lunch or dinner menu. It is an upscale concept with a focus on local and sustainable products cooked in their signature charcoal oven.  The chopped tenderloin bowl on the lunch menu looks fabulous!
  2. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Kelly’s Pub on 104 St is the perfect hang out for your all day green beer drinking festivities. Comfort food is their specialty and the bacon wrapped scallops and tempura battered shrimp will certainly pair well with a bit of Irish whiskey.
  3. Rostizado by Tres Carnales is a modern take on Mexican cuisine. This is a spot that if you haven’t visited previously, you are missing out!! You may have to go back a few times because all three choices on the lunch menu look tasty! You can have my favorite drink, a Paloma while listening to a variety of hand selected vinyl. Although not on the menu, the churros are a must at any time! To die for!
  4. Sabor is downtown’s fresh and sustainable seafood specialists, with a Spanish and Portuguese twist. With a comfortable rustic atmosphere, this restaurant is a pleasure for lunch or dinner. The catch of the day is always fantastic for lunch and the paella is the gem on the dinner menu! But don’t forget the addictive piri piri prawns.

Hopefully something from this list tempts your taste buds or perhaps one of the other great restaurants featured for DTDW! For the full list of participating restaurants, you can visit the website here http://edmontondowntown.com/dining-week.php. Don’t forget to ask your server for a contest card after having any of the featured menus for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a participating restaurant or the grand prize Chateau Lacombe getaway!