Dine Downtown deals return to San Jose from July 19-28

The meal deals are back.

From July 19-28, more than 20 downtown San Jose restaurants will offer special multi-course dinners, chefs’ specials and food-wine pairings for Dine Downtown Restaurant Week. And the sponsoring San Jose Downtown Association uses the term “week” loosely because you actually get 10 days’ worth of deals.

The promotions offer a chance to sample new places or rediscover old favorites at tempting prices.

Participants include 71 Saint Peter, Cafe Stritch, District, Élyse Restaurant, Enoteca La Storia, The Farmers Union, The Grill on the Alley, Hawaiian Poke Bowl, Il Fornaio, The Fairmont’s Lobby Lounge, Loft Bar & Bistro, Mezcal Restaurant, Mosaic Restaurant and Lounge, Nemea Greek Taverna, Nomikai Social Food + Drinkery, Olla Cocina, Ozumo Santana Row, Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar, SP2 Communal Kitchen, SuperGood Kitchen and Sushi Confidential.

Four restaurants — 71 Saint Peter, Il Fornaio, the Loft and Mezcal — get a shout-out for being involved all 11 years of the promotion.

New to Dine Downtown are the SuperGood Kitchen, which recently opened on Santa Clara Street, and Ozumo, which is located at Santana Row but has joined the Downtown Association as an associate member.

What’s on the menu? We got an advance peek. SuperGood is pairing Vietnamese-style catfish with Burmese tea leaf salad. Il Fornaio will showcase heirloom tomatoes in its appetizer course. Braised lamb shanks star on the Loft’s prix fixe menu. At nearby Mosaic, it’s ginger-smoked seabass. And the Grill on the Alley’s new executive chef, Brendy Monsada, who was formerly with Left Bank in Menlo Park, will be serving seared scallops with sweet corn puree and prosciutto-wrapped grilled nectarines.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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