Portsmouth Restaurant Week stages a return engagement – April 2013

Now a well established part of the dining scene on the New Hampshire Seacoast, Portsmouth Restaurant Week returns on April 4, 2013.  There are 49 restaurants participating this year compared with around 36 when the event started.  So this is sure to prove a culinary extravaganza for locals and tourists alike.   The participating restaurants range from Portsmouth to Durham, Rye to Hampton and from Kittery to York, ME.  Being in Portsmouth, our bed and breakfast provides an ideal location for visitors to experience the semi-annual Restaurant Week because it is only a 10 minute walk into downtown. 

For $29.99 for dinner and $16.99 for lunch, you can eat the fixed price menu at any one of the participating restaurants.  Or you can order a la carte if you see something you prefer there.  It is the best way I know to sample new restaurants or visit one you haven’t walked into for a while.  Locals research the menus in advance and plan their dining strategy!  With so many restaurants participating, it is hard to choose from fine dining, ethnic, pub food, pizza, burgers, pasta, seafood, or just about anything else you can name.

Need further tempting?  Brazo is featuring a Stuffed Poblano Pepper with creamy corn polenta topped with melted cheese and a spicy tomato caper sauce.  The District will have Braised Beef Short Ribs with grilled scallion mashed, roasted asparagus and house flatbread.  Hop across the Piscataqua River for a taste of India in Kittery at Tulsi and their fabulous special menu.  There are just too many to list here, so see all the options at the Restaurant Week website.

Restaurant Week wraps up on April 13, 2013, so make a reservation to stay at the Martin Hill Inn and you will be just a 10 to 20 minute walk to all the downtown Portsmouth restaurants.  Other seacoast locations are a 15 to 25 minute drive away.