Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: Winter Kickoff Party

Achievement: #20. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter)

Ahh, Restaurant Week, how we’ve missed you!

For those of you new to the blog (or to our beloved city), Restaurant Week is a twice-yearly event in Pittsburgh that has been happening (and growing) for a couple of years now. It’s run by our fellow blogger Brian (TasteBudB) of the Pittsburgh TasteBuds.

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off

This winter’s Restaurant Week runs from January 13-19. However, one of our most favorite parts of Restaurant Week actually happens before the restaurant specials kick in. That would be the kickoff party, where a whole bunch of participating restaurants offer small-bite samples from their menus.

This season, we got to taste ridiculous amount of delicious stuff — and we’d like to share it all with you! We’re going to step aside and let our pictures do the talking. If you see something that catches your eye, we highly recommend getting a reservation and having a night out this week! As you can see here, a lot of restaurants have terrific deals. And now for the stars of the show!

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Roasted tomato balsamic pasta from Skinny Pete’s Kitchen. (RW Menu)

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Tuna on wonton from The Carlton. (RW Menu)
** See our previous review of The Carlton! **

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Sirloin in butter shallot sauce from The Capital Grille. (RW Menu)
** See our previous review of The Capital Grille! **

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Salmon red snapper ceviche from Nine on Nine. (RW Menu)
** See our previous review of Nine on Nine! **

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Duck confit mousse from Lola Bistro. (RW Menu)

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Beef carpaccio with arugula from Donato’s. (RW Menu)

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Tomato basil bisque and gourmet grilled cheese from Skinny Pete’s Kitchen. (RW Menu)

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Pulled pork taco from Diamond Market Bar and Grill. (RW Menu)
** Read about our adventure at Diamond Market Bar and Grill! **

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Risotto balls from Cornerstone Restaurant. (RW Menu)

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Turkey cranberry meatballs with duck fat in brie cream from Kaleidoscope Cafe. (RW Menu)
** Check out our previous visit to Kaleidoscope! **

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Mushroom tortellini from Matteo’s. (RW Menu)

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Gnocci from Lombardozzi’s Restaurant. (RW Menu)

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Beet Napoleon from The Terrace Room. (RW Menu)
** Read our previous review of The Terrace Room! **

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Pulled chicken falafel from Mediterrano. (RW Menu)
** Check out another tasty encounter with Mediterrano! **

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
And for dessert, flourless espresso cake from The Capital Grille. (RW Menu)
** See our previous review of The Capital Grille! **

Winter Restaurant Week Kick-Off
Those were but a few of the things on offer at the Restaurant Week Kickoff Party; we didn’t even manage to try everything! But hopefully, at least one of those will inspire you to check out a restaurant this week. We know we’re excited!

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Winter 2014 runs from January 13th-19th. Again, here’s the full list of participating restaurants; we hope to see you out and about!

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One Response to Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: Winter Kickoff Party

  1. woubbie

    Beet napoleon!!! You must be in heaven!!!!!!

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