Say goodbye to southern New England’s snowiest five-week stretch on record by welcoming in the flavors of a new season. Newport Restaurant Week kicks off on the first day of spring, March 20, and continues through March 29, marking nine days of extraordinary three-course prix fixe lunch menus for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinner offerings for $35.

“After a long winter, Newport Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for folks to come out of hibernation and experience the amazing culinary world we have in our own backyard,” said Joe Simone whose restaurant, Simone’s, opened in Warren this past fall. “We are thrilled to participate and excited to give new friends and old a taste of our Mediterranean style of cooking with a local twist.”

Restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties continue to post their finely tuned menus on in anticipation of the event. “It’s been a challenging few months for our restaurant industry, that’s for sure,” said Evan Smith, President and CEO of Discover Newport. “Newport Restaurant Week is the perfect cure for cabin fever and a chance to see what our local talent has been cooking up for the season ahead.”

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Newport Restaurant Week was established in 2006 as an annual event to encourage both residents and visitors to Newport and Bristol counties to experience the vast culinary talent in our destination at an affordable price. The event’s mission is to stimulate local business not only at restaurants but at retail and lodging partners as well. In 2008, Newport Restaurant Week expanded to a bi-annual event; one taking place in early spring and the other in late fall. Restaurateurs often create menus that celebrate seasonal ingredients and promote local food and wine purveyors. Many offer vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives to patrons with food allergies or special dietary requirements. Newport Restaurant Week is brought you by Brancott Estates Wines,, Samuel Adams and Discover Newport.

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