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Dayton-area restaurants will put fall on a plate during a food week set to kick off this Sunday, Oct. 21. 

The Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s second annual 7 Days of Fall Flavors will run until Sunday, Oct. 28, according to Amy Zahora, the association’s executive director. 

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“Restaurants will show off the flavors of fall on their menus,” Zahora said. 

Meals includes three-course meals for $25 or $30.

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Dinners generally include a choice of starter, entree and dessert. Items are subject to change. 

About 10 restaurants will participate including:

  • Pasha Grill, 72 Plum St., Beavercreek
  • Chappys Social House, 7880 Washington Village Dr.,  Washington Twp., Montgomery County
  • Sweeney's Seafood Bar and Grill, 28 W. Franklin St, Centerville
  • Lily’s Bistro, 329 East Fifth St., Dayton’s Oregon District
  • The Melting Pot, 453 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Centerville
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 3500 Rigby Road, Miamisburg 
  • Bravo! Cucina Italiana locations at 2731 Fairfield Commons in  Beavercreek and 2770 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Centerville.

Below are the menus and participating eateries as of Oct. 18: 

🍴 PASHA GRILL

Pasha Grill’s adana kebab (Source: Pasha Grill)

Three courses for $25:

Select an item from each category 

🥗 Starters: 

  • Hummus
  • Lentil soup
  • House salad
  • Ezme chicken
  • Vegetable soup
  • Shepherd salad
  • Babaganush
  • Haydari
  • Pilaki
  • Tabuli (kisir)
  • Eggplant w/ sauce, 
  • Sigara borek
  • Falafel 

🥙 Entrees: 

  • Lamb chops
  • Lamb shish kebab 
  • Ribeye steak kebab
  • Spicy beyti kebab
  • Lamb saute
  • Beef saute
  • Grilled shrimp swordfish kebab 
  • Fillet of Atlantic salmon 

🍮 Desserts: 

  • Rice pudding
  • Almond pudding
  • Milk custard 

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🍴 CHAPPYS SOCIAL HOUSE 

The interior of the new Chappys Social House in Washington Twp. Submitted photo

Choose between the following for $25:  

🥨 German Platter:

  • German Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese 
  • Bavarian Onion Soup 
  • Pork Schnitzel w/Mustard Cream Sauce 
  • Wisconsin Style Bratwurst with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Sauerkraut 
  • Slice of Rye Bread 

or 

🍤 Fresh Fish: 

  • Soup or Salad 
  • Bourbon Glazed Scottish Salmon 
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes 
  • Carmelized Brussel Sprouts 
  • Chappys Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake 

WANT TO GO?

7880 Washington Village Drive, Washington Twp., | 937-439-9200 | WebsiteFacebook 

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🍴 SWEENEY’S SEAFOOD BAR AND GRILL

Sweeney's Seafood in Centerville. STAFF FILE PHOTO
Photo: Lisa Powell/Lisa Powell

Three courses for $25: Select an item from each category 

🦐 Appetizers: 

  • Pumpkin Shrimp - three extra large ground pumpkin seed and panko breaded fried shrimp with house-made sweet pumpkin pie yogurt dipping sauce 
  •  Smoked salmon crepe - handmade crepe filled with cold Norwegian smoked salmon and housemade dill crème fraiche 
  •  Fall cheese plate -double Crème Brie with candied walnuts, pear slices and multi grain baguette bread 

🥗 Soups and Salads:

  •  Acorn Squash Soup topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chives 
  • New England Clam Chowder 
  •  Fall Modena salad: mixture of spinach, endive and radicchio with red anjou pears, shaved Parmesan, candied pecans and Italian pancetta tossed in a housemade warm maple-balsamic vinaigrette 
  • Caesar Salad:  Romaine lettuce tossed with Parmesan croutons and Housemade Caesar dressing 

🥘 Entrees:

  •  Pecan Encrusted Salmon: fresh broiled organic Faroe Island salmon encrusted with chopped Praline Pecans served with Vermont Maple Syrup Brown Sugar Mashed Sweet Potatoes 
  •  Monkfish Risotto de Calabaza: fresh sautéed North Atlantic monkfish medallions topped with housemade thyme cream sauce over housemade pumpkin risotto 
  • Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin - grilled apple cider and sagebrined pork tenderloin medallions with Vermont smokey bacon white cheddar macaroni and cheese

WANT TO GO?

28 W. Franklin St., Centerville |  937-291-3474 | Website | Facebook

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🍴 LILY'S BISTRO

Butternut squash lasagna with ricotta cheese, sage leaves, crispy kale and roasted garlic cream sauce ($19). (Source: Lily’s Bistro)

NOTE: Due to a special event, the 7 Days of Fall Flavors special menu will only be served Tuesday, October 23, Wednesday, October 24, and Friday, October 26. 

Select an item from each category 
🥗 Starters 

  • Local lettuces with roasted butternut squash, spiced pistachios, cranberry, feta, maple-thyme vinaigrette
  • Vegan pumpkin chili
  • Chicken liver paté with crostini, red onion jam, and bourbon walnut crumble 

🍽️ Entree:

  • Butternut squash lasagna layered with fontina and sage, topped with creamy sun-dried tomato sauce and fried local arugula ($25)
  •  Vegan lentil ‘meat-less’ loaf with yucca purée, Brussel sprout petals and chili oil  ($25)
  •  Grilled pork medallions with haricots verts, fingerling potatoes, and roasted red pepper sauce ($30)

🍰 Dessert: 

  • Flourless dark chocolate torte with cayenne ganache
  • Pumpkin spice buttercream cake with apple cinnamon filling 

🍷 Drink special:

  •  Select red, white or rosé wine $6
  •  Craft beers on tap $5

WANT TO GO? 

329 East Fifth St., Dayton | 937-723-7637 | WebsiteFacebook 

🍴 THE MELTING POT

Photo credit: The Melting Pot
Photo: Carolyn Desalu/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Three course for $25:
🧀 First course: • Cheddar or fiesta cheese fondue served with apples, breads and vegetables for dipping.
🥗 Second course: • House Salad with sweet and tangy house or peppercorn ranch dressing.
🥩 Third course: •Entree of teriyaki marinated sirloin, white shrimp, chicken breast and seasonal vegetables with our court bouillon cooking style.
Four course for $30
🍫Fourth course: • All the great eats above plus your choice of pure milk, pure white, pure dark or the original chocolate fondue served with strawberries, pineapple, pound cake, brownies, Blondies, Oreo crusted marshmallows, pretzels, and Rice Krispies for dipping.

WANT TO GO? 

453 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Centerville | 937-567-8888| Website | Facebook 

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🍴 BRAVO! CUCINA ITALIANA

Mama's Lasagna Bolognese and Pasta BRAVO! from BRAVO! Cucina Italiana at the Mall in Fairfield Commons. VIVIENNE MACHI and MICHELLE FONG / STAFF
Photo: HANDOUT

Three courses for $25:

Select an item from each category: 

🥗 First course: 

  • Caesar salad
  • Insalata della Casa
  • Italian Wedding Soup
  • Lobster Bisque

🍝Second course:

  • Lasagna
  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Caramel Cheesecake
  • Tiramisu

WANT TO GO? 

2731 Fairfield Commons in  Beavercreek | 937-431-5460 | FacebookWebsite

2770 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Centerville | | 937-439-1294 |  FacebookWebsite

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