Visit Denver launched the menus for the 2015 Denver Restaurant Week on its website today to help get Denver diners salivating for ten days (no, not a week!) of discounted meals at the city's top restaurants. This year's Restaurant Week will take place from February 20 to March 1, encompassing two full weekends. More than 250 restaurants have signed on to offer multi-course menus for $30 per person (gone are the days of $52.80 for two).
"We want people to be intrigued by new restaurants or tantalized by menus from some of their favorites and go on line and book reservations right away," says Richard Scharf, president and CEO of Visit Denver.
Visit Denver will continue to add restaurants and menus to the list as they receive submissions. The organization announced late last year that the two separate weeks -- one in the February and one in August -- that they had organized in 2014 would be consolidated into one ten-day period this year. Over the years, the event had evolved from its original seven-day span to a two-week run (which restaurants employees found a little too taxing) to two separate one-week events.
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