Will feature numerous first-time restaurant participants January 22-31
The popular dining event Charlotte Restaurant Week (www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com) will again cover ten days during its fourth outing from Friday, January 22, through Sunday, January 31, 2010. “Queen’s Feast: Winter 2010" boasts 79 participating restaurants [see full list below], with the updated event website going live Friday, January 1, listing the restaurants' special Queen's Feast menus. The website also features accommodations and transportation offerings.
Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion during a typically slow time in which numerous upscale restaurants offer a prix fixe, three-course (minimum) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity), a savings over what the featured meal would typically cost at each participating restaurant. In addition to many areas of Charlotte, participating restaurants for the next Queen's Feast can be found in the Lake Norman/North Mecklenburg area, over to Concord, and south to Fort Mill, SC.
The previous Charlotte Restaurant Week in July 2009 generated approximately 63,000 dinners and $2.92 million in revenue for 70 participating restaurants.
"We are thrilled with the continued growth of all aspects of Queen's Feast," said Bruce Hensley, president of Hensley Fontana Public Relations & Marketing, which owns and handles turnkey execution of the event. "The interest in and success of Charlotte Restaurant Week is a solid testament to the quality and commitment of restaurants in this area."
This winter's Queen's Feast will see over 20 first-time restaurant participants, such as Bonterra; Global; Aquavina; Good Food on Montford; Miro Spanish Grille; Deejai Thai; and recently opened spots including The Liberty Gastropub; Enso Asian Bistro; Vivace; and BLT Steak.
Reservations are strongly recommended.
Charlotte Restaurant Week is also partnering again with hotels to offer discounted rates in downtown Charlotte and SouthPark, two areas with a high concentration of participating restaurants. Rates and reservation information for the Doubletree Gateway Village downtown and the Doubletree Suites at SouthPark can be found at the "Accommodations" link on www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com.
Partners in the January promotion are Visit Charlotte/Charlottesgotalot.com; American Express; The Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance; Visit Lake Norman; Charlotte Center City Partners/FindYourCenter.com; Axis Marketing Group; U.S. Foodservice; Constellations Wines U.S.; Micros; Rose Chauffeured Transportation; WBT-AM; 107.9 The Link FM; Charlotte Magazine; Time Warner Cable; and OpenTable.com.
Participating restaurants in the Winter 2010 Charlotte Restaurant Week are:
131 Main - Dilworth *
Las Ramblas *
Sole Spanish Grille
BLT Steak *
The Capital Grille
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Enso Asian Bistro *
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
LaVecchia's Seafood Grille
McCormick & Schmick's - Uptown *
Morton's The Steakhouse
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Uptown
Zink American Kitchen
Deejai Thai *
Lake Norman / North Mecklenburg
131 Main - Lake Norman *
Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse - Huntersville
Maddi's Southern Bistro
Mickey & Mooch - Huntersville
Red Rocks Café - Birkdale Village
Midtown / Elizabeth / Plaza Midwood
The Melting Pot - Midtown
Zada Jane's Corner Café *
South Charlotte (Ballantyne / Arboretum / Pineville / Fort Mill, SC)
131 Main - Blakeney *
D'Vine Wine Café *
Maestro's Bar & Bistro
Mickey & Mooch - Arboretum
Miro Spanish Grille *
New South Kitchen & Bar
Rudy's Italian Restaurant & Bar *
The Liberty Gastropub *
SouthPark / Park Road / Foxcroft
Arooji's Ristorante - SouthPark
BRIO Tuscan Grille
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - SouthPark
Good Food on Montford *
M5 Modern Mediterranean
McCormick & Schmick's - SouthPark *
Red Rocks Café - Strawberry Hill
Ruth's Chris Steak House - SouthPark
Southwest Charlotte / Yorkmont
The Melting Pot - University
Rocky River Grille & Lounge *
* First-time Charlotte Restaurant Week participant.