First Bite: Boulder County Restaurant Week
posted by: Amber Johnson
Among a number of improvements this year, First Bite: Boulder County Restaurant Week (Nov. 8-16, 2019) has selected five area nonprofits and secured matches for its new partnership program, announced details for its Local Table Tours collaboration and released the names of the more than 40 participating restaurants that have already signed up.
More than 50 Boulder County restaurants are expected to participate in First Bite with unique $29 or $49 per person three-course prix-fixe menus. In addition to returning beloved favorites, never-before-featured restaurants that have signed on this year (as of Sept. 15) include Acreage Ciderhouse & Eatery, Arcana, Oak at Fourteenth, Osaka’s Restaurant, Pepper the Noshery, Steakhouse No. 316, Strade Bianche Cafe and Teocalli Cocina. With new creative licensing within the flexible pricing and three-course format, restaurants are thinking outside the box to roll out the red carpet for guests. Acreage Ciderhouse & Eatery is inviting guests to an interactive dining experience guided by its executive chef Eric Lee. The one-of-kind, family-style, guided tour will focus on local, sustainable food with in-house crafted cider pairings. Just 30 seats will be available each evening for the progressive dinner that begins with a welcome cider and cellar tour, followed by an intimate farm-to-table dinner in the barrel room, finishing with fireside desserts in the cider garden.