by Laura Kocum
on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 9:34am.
It can be tempting to stay indoors this time of year. Evenings are darker, weather is colder, and home is just cozy. But Madison Magazine has come up with a very good reason to get out. Winter Restaurant Week is happening right now, offering a delicious variety of meals at some of Madison's finest restaurants, and all for the low price of $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner. That's not just for the main plate. That's for a meal AND dessert at lunch, or for 3 courses of mouth watering goodness at dinner.
Madison Restaurant Week is in its 12th year. The idea was born after Madison Magazine staff attended a conference in San Diego. The conference included discussions about the success of such events in different cities around the nation. Madison locals knew that the fabulous variety of restaurants in town would create a perfect environment for a similar event, and the first restaurant week was born. What started with just 12 restaurants has grown dramatically, and this year, this year, 50 area restaurants are participating.
Restaurant week menus are typically a specialized selection of items, designed specifically for the event. The menus are advertised online, and, as long as the restaurant has space available, the menus are available to all customers. Reservations are highly encouraged. For many, the week offers a chance to try a restaurant that is otherwise considered out of reach. Restaurants where the tab can run well over 100 can now be enjoyed at the 25 rate. Participants can get a taste for these venues, and chefs get a chance to be creative, and showcase their abilities with the specialized menus.
Be sure and take advantage of the tremendous deals available at area restaurants. A delicious meal is the perfect excuse to get out of the house, and enjoy all that Madison has to offer!