Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Even if you don't live in the city, you can still take advantage of
(For the uninitiated -- you can get a 3-course prix fixe lunch for $20.06 or dinner for $30.06 at participating eateries on Aug. 13-18 and Aug. 20-25.)
Chef/Owner Jeff Kaye assembled a pre-set menu with four entree courses -- hangar steak, free-range chicken breast, arctic char and swordfish. Around 9 p.m. he took a break from the kitchen, and chatted with diners.
The bump in business is welcome during such a traditionally moribund month, he said. ``I'll take it,'' he said. ``Sometimes in August, it's so slow you could use this place as a bowling alley.''
Other west suburban places participating in RW include Lumiere, Ariadne and Le Soir in Newton, The Elephant Walk in Waltham, and Truffles Wine Bar in Milford.
Some tips: Make reservations early, because desirable restaurants fill up quickly. Tax, wine and tip cost extra.
- Erica Noonan