NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--The 5th Annual Eat Drink Local Restaurant Week began on July 22 with participating restaurants offering specially crafted prix-fixe menus, seasonally driven dishes, supplemental menus, and cocktail specials.
Presented by the award-winning magazine Edible Jersey, this ten-day event lasts through the end of July, and showcases the broad range of foods produced in the Garden State and the creativity of the state’s chefs in preparing dishes using locally-sourced products.
“There are so many talented chefs in New Jersey who place a dedicated emphasis on working with local farmers and purveyors and featuring locally sourced ingredients on their menus,” said Nancy Painter, publisher of Edible Jersey.
“This event is designed to spotlight those efforts and to help point food lovers toward establishments that offer a truly delicious Garden State dining experience.”
Of the multitude of eateries throughout New Jersey invited to partake in the foodie festivities, three are located in downtown New Brunswick – Clydz, The Frog and The Peach, and Stage Left.
Each restaurant will run its own unique farm-to-table specials, including three-course menus for $19 at lunch and $39 at dinner.
“Eat Drink Local Week will not only provide diners with a flavorful, fresh-from-the-field dishes, but a chance to support New Jersey farmers and to help bring awareness to the importance of New Jersey’s agriculture to our wellbeing and our economy,” says Painter.
The event is co-sponsored by Zone 7, a fresh-from-the-farm distribution service that connects local farmers and chefs by delivering high-quality ingredients from farms in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania to restaurants and grocers throughout NJ, PA and NY.
In addition to special menus, some restaurants are holding special dinners with the food and/or beverage producers as hosts.
A complete list of participating restaurants is available at the Edible Jersey website.
The three participating restaurants in New Brunswick are:
55 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
The Frog and The Peach
29 Dennis St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901