Sonoma County Restaurant Week kicked off Monday with 128 dining establishments and eateries taking part around the county, including 16 in the Sonoma Valley.
The eighth-annual event brings a surge of diners to area restaurants and allows patrons to enjoy prix fixe lunches and dinners. Depending on the establishment, the two-course lunches are priced at $10 or $15, while the three-course dinners are offered for $19, $29 or $39.
Last year’s event provided a $3.08 million boost to the local economy, according to the county’s Economic Development Board. In 2015, a quarter of the customers surveyed during the week were from outside the county.
“Restaurant Week has become an annual celebration of our incredible local restaurants throughout the county,” development board Executive Director Ben Stone said in a statement.
Participating restaurants in the Valley include, in Kenwood, Cafe Citti; in Glen Ellen, Aventine, Yeti Restaurant, and the Fig Cafe; and in Sonoma, Della Santini, Saddles Steakhouse, Cafe La Haye, Maya Restaurant, Shiso Modern Asian Kitchen, Plaza Bistro, Palms Grill, 38 Degrees North, The Girl and the Fig, and Carneros Bistro.
Menus for the participating restaurants, organized by city and price point, can be found at www.sonomacounty.com/restaurant-week.