For foodies, the Silicon Valley Restaurant Week is a popular culinary event to tantalize the taste buds and soothe the palate. This year, restaurateurs will be serving up their delicious morsels from October 17th through October 24th. Locals have a chance to indulge in three-course meals at a discounted price. So diners have a wide selection, restaurateurs are asked to prepare three appetizers, three entrees and three deserts. Meals include a savory appetizer, a mouth-watering entrée and a sugar-satisfying desert. It’s a fun-filled event and great way for restaurants to thank customers for their patronage.
The BYR of Belgium will be serving up some Nordic-fare. This down-to-earth eatery is located in the quaint downtown Campbell area and sports a casual vibe. The BYR of Belgium serves up a wide array of Belgian brews with a unique Nordic regional menu with dishes like stoofvlees. Other regional culinary delights include chervil soup, Fruitesse beer ice-cream sundaes and decadent Belgian waffles served with yummy toppings. The owner of this popular eatery uses recipes passed down from his grandmother in Belgium, and everything is made with organic ingredients. Because of its natural foods and original menu, the BYR of Belgium is an innovative alternative to some of the more traditional dining venues in the area.
Owner and head chef Manual Martinez of the La Viga Restaurant will be showing off his culinary skills at the event. This master chef is legendary for his delectable gourmet cuisine. Manual has a long culinary history and has worked as an executive chef at the Palacio restaurant in Log Gatos and at Brigitte’s French Restaurant in Santa Clara. He is a culinary expert in the preparation of Latin, French and Mediterranean cuisine. Often praised by culinary giants like Marco Pierre, Anthony Bourdain and Jacques Pepin, he has definitely mastered the delicate art of preparing fine cuisine. Using his culinary skills, he has developed the menu at his restaurants with original flavors that reflect a Latin influence. All of the food prepared at his restaurant is fresh and made of local ingredients.
Nestled in the enchanting and historic Stanford Barn, Palo Alto’s California Café will be serving up some unique cuisine for foodies at the event. This eatery is well-known for serving up multicultural feasts with natural seasonal ingredients. The ambiance at the California Café reflects a California-style paradise that is relaxing and a great escape from the outside world. The chefs at this fine eatery are experienced and driven with a passion to feed the senses.
The Scratch Restaurant in Mountain View will be preparing American-classic food that will evoke memories of mom’s kitchen. The Scratch restaurant is best known for its comfort food with a dash of modern culinary flavors from a bounty of ingredients. The restaurant is renowned for some of the best appetizers in the area, including its artisan American cheese appetizer made with a chef’s selection of seasonal fruits, nuts and house-baked walnut bread. Its baked oysters with cream spinach, Pernod, leeks and herb-brioche crumbs are also popular choice among the locals.
Located in Mountain View, the Menu Artisan Cuisine of India will delight diners with its Asian flavors and spices. The chefs at this Indian restaurant are inspired by their passion to prepare an Indian menu that reflects authentic Indian cuisine. All ingredients are fresh and from local artisan producers in northern California. The aloo tikki appetizer is one of the favorites of the locals. Made from shallow fried potato cutlets and stuffed with chickpea and yogurt, it is a culinary delight. The tandoori tiger shrimp entrée is also popular. Marinated in a garlic-butter paste and baked with tandoor spices, it truly represents the best in Indian seafood. This Indian restaurant is also well-known for its exotic Indian breads baked in tandoori ovens and topped with fresh garlic paste. Those new to Indian cuisine will definitely be impressed with the goodies this restaurant will serve up at the Silicone Valley Restaurant Week event.
Chefs from the Siam Orchid will be preparing Thai-cuisine that will have all diners in awe. This authentic Thai restaurant is located in Palo Alto and provides an excellent organic dining experience in Thai-fare. The menu features modern Thai fusion with traditional homemade Thai dishes. The restaurant offers a cutting-edge dining experience that reflects the modern lifestyle of the Thai people. All of the food that is served at the restaurants is fresh and purchased from local organic wholesalers. Diners can expect layers of natural flavors with a pleasing taste sensation. www.siamorchidpa.com
For a great international culinary experience, head on over to the Silicone Valley Restaurant Week event and grab a chair with family and friends. You’ll be treated to the culinary pleasure of fine food, while saving some dollars. It’s a fun event that will leave your taste buds in culinary nirvana.
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