A Fine Idea

Inaugural event will showcase 21 upscale area restaurants

Twenty area restaurants will offer specially-crafted menus at prix-fixe prices during Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week from Monday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 13.
Participating restaurants in this inaugural event are from Northern Delaware and Southern Chester County, and all but one are owner-operated. That lineup is intentional, as a principal goal of Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week is to highlight the culinary talent and local food producers that are unique to the area. So, expect to taste local meats, cheese, produce and wine that will in many cases be prepared by the creative mind behind the restaurant.

“We have assembled a great team of fantastic restaurant minds, chefs, and collaborators to work together to create an event that will set this week apart,” says Carl Georigi, owner of twoparticipating restaurants—Eclipse and Red Fire.

“This gives people who’ve never been to one of my restaurants an excellent reason to give us a try,” says Dan Butler, owner of three contributing eateries—Deep Blue, Piccolina Toscana and Brandywine Prime.

“The Brandywine Valley is such an amazing area. I think it’s great for all of our local restaurants to participate so we can all together showcase what this area has to offer,” says Ann Kolenick, owner of The Gables at Chadds Ford.

Diners visiting two or more of the participants during Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week will have a chance to win an impressive grand prize—dinner for two once a month for a year.

For more information, visit brandywinetaste.com.