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Bloomfield, NJ (PRWEB) July 10, 2014
The Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey will hold its Third Annual Restaurant Week from Sunday, August 3rd through Saturday, August 9th, 2014. During this week, an anticipated twenty plus local eateries will offer prix-fixe menu selections designed to attract both new and returning customers. At the conclusion of the week-long event, there will be a random drawing for a $100 gift certificate which the winner can redeem at the participating restaurant of choice.
“If you’re a foodie, Bloomfield is the place to be during our Third Annual Bloomfield Restaurant Week. You will get to see what our talented chefs have to offer,” promises Anthony Lauro, owner of Anthony’s Cheesecakes, and one of the Bloomfield Restaurant Week committee members.
Riding on the success of the previous events, this year’s organizing committee is optimistic that the third annual food week event will yield an even greater turnout. Francesco Palmieri, an original committee member and owner of The Orange Squirrel, a top-rated restaurant pick by The New York Times and New Jersey Monthly, predicts, “Judging by the success of the first two events we expect an even stronger turn out - We are excited and optimistic that our 2014 event will be the biggest yet.”
The special prix-fixe, multi-course options offered by each participating restaurant encourages diners to try several different eateries during the August promotional week. As an added incentive, customers can enter a free raffle for a $100 gift certificate to the participating restaurant of choice. To enter the drawing, customers can visit the Bloomfield Restaurant Week Facebook page and simply Join the Mailing List.
Andres Quesada-Cascante, founding committee member and co-owner of Señorita’s Mexican Grill sees Bloomfield Restaurant Week as an opportunity to create awareness about Bloomfield’s dining scene. “We want to highlight all of the variety and different ethnic restaurants in Bloomfield. People were very happy with our previous events - with the price point, the great food selections and the level of customer service they received.”
Bloomfield Restaurant Week’s extensive mix of participating eateries includes American, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Philippine, French and more, according to Quesada-Cascante.
Rodgee Cao, owner of Spice Thai Cuisine, is equally enthusiastic about this event and the opportunity to interact with the dining community. “For me, food is universal and that’s what excites me about Bloomfield Restaurant Week. As a restaurant owner, I get to meet all types of people from different backgrounds. During the last event, I met some new customers who had never eaten Thai food before and they have now become regular customers. Bloomfield has a rich cultural history and diversity and Restaurant Week showcases the array of eclectic and fascinating cuisine our town has to offer.” He continues, “My hope about this third annual Restaurant Week is to make people aware that they really don’t have to go to Montclair or Nutley or Newark because we have an array of different restaurants representing food from all over the world that they can patronize right here in Bloomfield.”
Extensive promotions for Bloomfield Restaurant Week will reach local residents as well as the neighboring communities of Montclair, Nutley, Glen Ridge, Belleville, Clifton, West Orange and beyond.
Xcel Federal Credit Union and Comcast Spotlight are major sponsors and promoters of the event; watch for commercials on Comcast beginning in July on the Cooking Channel, Food Network and other local cable channels.
Palmieri commends Bloomfield’s local government, particularly Mayor Michael Venezia, for directly supporting Bloomfield Restaurant Week and encouraging restaurant growth in the community. “Restaurants are the driving force of a township because people go into a town to dine or for shopping. They’ll get a visual experience of a town as well – see what the town has to offer...it’s cross-promotional.”
According to Palmieri, that’s why many Bloomfield businesses other than restaurants are getting involved with financial sponsorship and promotion of Bloomfield Restaurant Week, including individuals, small local businesses and larger corporations.
Additional Information including participating restaurant menus and specials for Bloomfield Restaurant Week is available at http://www.BloomfieldRestaurantWeek.com; email inquiries can be sent to Bloomfieldrestaurantweek(at)yahoo(dot)com.