Get ready, foodies. Chestnut Hill is preparing for one of its most popular annual events. Beginning March 3rd, participating restaurants in Chestnut Hill will feature specialty menus and prix-fixe three-course meals for the remainder of the month.
While other neighborhoods and cities offer up a restaurant week, the Chestnut Hill Business Association feels differently. With 18 participating restaurants, Restaurant Month will give visitors a chance to sample the varying cuisines and menus at many of Chestnut Hill’s most popular restaurants.
“The restaurant owners elected for a full month, rather than a week because a week is not enough time,” said deputy director of finance for the Chestnut Hill Business Association, Peggy Miller.
The participating restaurants will have lunch and dinner options from Sundays to Thursdays each week through March.
The special deals and bargains aren’t just limited to restaurants, however. Valley Green Bank, a supporter of Restaurant Month, will be picking up the tab for some customers. Executives from the bank will be stopping by participating restaurants like Campbell’s Place, Cafette, McNally’s Tavern, Roller’s Expresso and Night Kitchen Bakery at lunchtime to treat some customers to a free meal.
Restaurants will also feature charitable pledge cards that will benefit the local Meals on Wheels chapter. Diners will have the option to donate to Meals on Wheels and to help the monetary donations that will come from restaurants.
“The restaurants will be donating 18 weeks worth of meals to the organization,” said Miller, which will benefit those who need assistance in Chestnut Hill and surrounding areas.
A percentage of proceeds from Thursday night’s Restaurant Month kickoff event at Chestnut 7 Kitchen and Bar will also go towards the charity.
“Restaurant Week has been a growing event,” said Miller.
Miller added that with so many new restaurants in the area, Restaurant Month is “back by popular demand.”