Lake Geneva hosts its annual Restaurant Week — its biggest food event of the year — at various locations across the Lake Geneva area from June 3-12. Thousands of food connoisseurs make their way here from nearby cities for Lake Geneva Restaurant Week, which is 10 days of perfect summer dining at new restaurants and long-standing favorites that offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at special prices. Here’s a closer looks at this year’s annual event.
What’s Lake Geneva Restaurant Week all about?
Lake Geneva Restaurant Week gives locals and visitors a chance to try some of the area’s best dishes at local restaurants at prices that are really affordable. Lake Geneva Restaurant Week promotes local eateries, talented chefs and innovative dishes — all the while raising funds for a local charity through the Charity Check program. After diners eat during restaurant week, they are given a ballot with five local charities listed on them: Agape House, Open Arms Free Clinic, Geneva Lake Museum, SMILES and The Time is Now. Diners can vote for one charity on the ballot, and at the end of Lake Geneva Restaurant Week, the top vote recipient receives the $5,000 charity check sponsored by Lake Geneva Country Meats.
How does Lake Geneva Restaurant Week work?
Prior to Lake Geneva Restaurant Week, you’re able to take a look at all participating area restaurants and see sample menus of prix fixe (pre-set, in other words) two-course lunches and three-course dinners that will be offered during the 10-day event. Lunches will cost $10 and dinners will either be $25 or $35, depending on the restaurant. As Lake Geneva Restaurant Week nears, start deciding where you want to eat; reservations are strongly encouraged. There also will be a number of special events throughout the week you might want to attend, some of which require a small fee.
What restaurants are participating?
Approximately 25 restaurants are participating this year (you can see a list of them here), allowing visitors and residents to taste some of the best flavors and libations in the region at lower prices. Crafted Americana is the newest restaurant to the area and Restaurant Week along with the newly remodeled Geneva Inn on the Lake.
Ristorante Brissago, Tuscan Tavern & Grill and Oakfire are among the Italian restaurants participating, and seafood lovers may want to try the Shore Club for yellowfin tuna and lobster risotto that are part of its prix fixe menu. Kid-friendly spots include Next Door Pub & Pizzeria, Hill Country Market, and The Original Chicago Pizza Co. Other notable restaurants worth checking out are Hunt Club Steakhouse, The Waterfront, Pier 290, Good Vibes, The Red Geranium Restaurant, Popeye’s (not the chain), Hernandez, Champ’s, 240 West, Mars Resort, Sopra, Harpoon Willies, and Frontier. Lake Geneva boasts several 4 and 5 star primere golf courses and Hawk’s View plus Evergreen golf courses will be offering Restaurant Week Menus this year. For a complete list of all the restaurants, events, and sponsors visit the Lake Geneva Restaurant Week website.
This article originally appeared on Visit Lake Geneva’s blog.