I get plenty of press releases about $100+ dinners. But really good deals are hard to find when it comes to dining and more desirable now than ever. For the next couple of months I'm going to try to focus on events under $40. We'll see how it goes...
Dine About Town, the annual dining promotion sponsored by the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau is back! In a traditionally slow restaurant season it offers a good way to try a pricey restaurant for less than you might normally pay. Three course lunches are $21.95 and three course dinners are $34.95. Just a few of the restaurants on the list I highly recommend include Foreign Cinema, Luella, Anchor & Hope, RNM, Absinthe, Ducca and 1550 Hyde. But make your reservations now, because popular restaurants get very busy during this promotion, especially on the weekends.
A particularly good deal is Macy's Dine About Town launch party. Your $20 donation to Meals on Wheels gets you 10 tasting tickets which you can use to sample offerings from some of the Dine About Town participating restaurants, namely Café Andree, Campton Place Restaurant, Chez Papa Resto, Colibri Mexican Bistro, Daffodil, Fish & Farm, First Crush, Level III, Market Street Grill, Roots, and XYZ.
What: Dine About Town launch party
Where: The Cellar @ Macy's Union Square, 170 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
When: January 14, 2009 at 6 p.m.
How: Purchase tickets. Note that tickets must be purchased in advance; bring your printed confirmation to exchange for tasting tickets at the event. Space is limited.
Why: At the party you will meet Dine About Town featured chefs, enjoy a cooking demonstration by Jake des Voignes, executive chef at Fish & Farm, moderated by “the tablehopper” Marcia Gagliardi and taste Napa Valley wines and receive a keepsake "Only in San Francisco" wine glass.