Mark your calendars, dining aficionados: Silicon Valley Restaurant Week is coming to a gourmet kitchen near you October 17 to 24.
Participating restaurants -- which range from Polish to Mexican cuisine -- are offering three-course, prix fix dinners excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Prices range from around $20 to $40, depending on the restaurant.
Organizers say they want to draw more attention to Silicon Valley, which they deem a hidden gem in the dining world: a mix of ethnic cuisine with fresh California ingredients. In the past, they added in a news release on the event, restaurants have seen up to a 40 percent spike in customers during the week.
Reserve a spot through Opentable.com. Below is a partial list of participating restaurants, with a link to their menus, and a suggested Restaurant Week specialty to try. Find a full offering here. Restaurant Location Suggestion Forbes Mill Steakhouse Los Gatos Boneless Short Ribs with soy ginger gaze Bona Restaurant Menlo Park Mushroom Crepes Morocco's Mountain View Eggplant Tagine Paolo's San Jose Gnocchi with porcini mushrooms and butternut squash Myth Taverna and Lounge San Jose Grilled Prawn Orzo Pasta