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Enjoy Restaurant Week in Rochester, MN
Foodies from near and far will want to bring their appetites to Restaurant Week (Monday, October 7 - Sunday, October 13) when more than a dozen restaurants in Rochester, MN will be serving memorable food crafted using products from local farmers.
Restaurant Week, coordinated by FEAST! Local Foods Network, promotes food from our region as well as restaurants committed to supporting local farms. The result is a week of fresh, creative, farm-to-table specials—including appetizers, entrees, desserts, and cocktails—at some of the city’s favorite eateries.
There has been a “restaurant renaissance” in Rochester in the past decade, and the city is increasingly becoming known as a regional destination for dining. Restaurant Week provides an opportunity to showcase the city’s exceptional cuisine and only-in-Rochester restaurants.
“Our community and visitors often share with us how impressed they are to discover so many unique dining options in our city,” says Mary Gastner, interim executive director of Experience Rochester MN. “The team of local FEAST organizers have rounded up an awesome list of specials and this week is a great opportunity to try something new.”
Plan Your Week of Eating
Rochester, MN restaurants participating in the 2019 Restaurant Week include: Tonic Local Kitchen & Juice Bar, Victoria’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, Forager Brewery, Chester’s Kitchen & Bar, Little Thistle Brewing Co., Pedal Pushers (Lanesboro), The Loop Bar & Restaurant, Bleu Duck Kitchen, People's Food Co-op, Cameo at the Castle, Falls Landing (Cannon Falls), Fiddlehead Coffee Company, Le Petit Cafe, and Marrow.
In Case You Miss It
FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace will take place Saturday, December 7 at Mayo Civic Center. Attendees can sip, sample, and stock up on locally-made foods, from Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Besides the market, there are cooking demos and children’s activities. (Bonus: Restaurant Week customers who ordered a special menu item during Restaurant Week will receive a $10-off voucher for an alcohol-sampling wristband for the FEAST! Local Food Marketplace event.)
Celebrate local restaurants and local farmers during Rochester, MN’s Restaurant Week! Look for hashtags #FeastRestaurantWeek and #LocalFeast for information, or visit FEAST's Restaurant Week page. If you're not in town during Restaurant Week, dining options abound year-round in Rochester, MN, with new restaurants opening regularly.