Foodies and casual diners alike should gear up to dine out in Wilton or Georgetown in a few weeks.
The inaugural Wilton Restaurant Week kicks off March 11 and will last through through March 16. Those restaurants that choose to participate will offer reduced prices and specials during the week-long event.
Janeen Leppert, executive director of the Wilton Chamber of Commerce, the event’s sponsor, said the chamber expects up to 30 restaurants to participate.
“All restaurants in Wilton and Georgetown are invited to participate,” she said. “We’ve already sought out 15 to 20 restaurants. If a restaurant wants to participate, they should get hold of our office.”
So far, Leppert said, 15 restaurants have signed up, including Cactus Rose, Green Leaf Bakery and Bianco Rosso in Wilton and Rancho Alegre and Luca Wine Bar in Georgetown.
Participating restaurants include Southwestern, Italian, Chinese, French, Mexican and American cuisines.
The week “provides people with the opportunity to explore new tastes or revisit their old favorites,” Leppert said. “Most restaurants are excited about the new event. It’s a good way to promote business and attract new customers.”
Leppert said some restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus, while others will offer special promotions on specific dishes.
“It’s up to the business owners,” she said. “The ball is in their court.”