Tickets are $20.17, which includes tastes from a dozen restaurants and one drink.
This year's participants in the preview event include Amber Rose, Basil's, Chappys Social House, Coco's Bistro, ele Bistro and Wine Bar, El Meson, Meadowlark, Roost American, Salar, Wheat Penny and Nibbles.
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New this year both to the sneak peek event as well as Restaurant Week is Giovanni's. The Fairborn restaurant will be serving up seafood lasagna and cannolis. Mangia!
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The Restaurant Week promotion was established more than a decade ago as a way to generate interest traffic to local restaurants and help give diners a chance to explore the menu at a more affordable price point. The kick-off event offers a nice preview of what’s in store at the restaurants that are on hand.
“It gives people the opportunity to try new restaurants and new menus that the chefs come up with for Restaurant Week,” said Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association. “With the majority of our restaurants that participate being independents, it’s a wonderful way to really support the restaurant community.”
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It’s also a wonderful way to support several non-profits. Last year’s Summer Restaurant Week raised more than $8,000 for local non-profits.
This year Zahora says March of Dimes and the MVRA Scholarship Fund will receive funds raised.
Want to go?
WHAT: Sneak Peek to Summer Restaurant Week
WHEN: 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 19
WHERE: Prime Time Party Rental, 5225 N. Springboro Pike, Dayton
COST: $20.17 per ticket, which includes one drink ticket. Additional drink tickets can be purchased at the event for $3-$4. Sneak Peek tickets can be purchased at https://dineoutdayton.com/events
MORE INFO: (937) 461-MVRA or www.dineoutdayton.com