Portsmouth, NH — Restaurants are pulling out all the stops for the 10th Annual Portsmouth and the Seacoast Restaurant Week. From Nov. 7 through 17, 46 restaurants in and around the city will offer a three-course prix fixe menu at $16.95 for lunch and $29.95 for dinner, the prices from a decade ago.
“Restaurant Week is fantastic. Our team is really geared up for it,” says Will Myska, chef and owner of the recently opened Ore Nell’s Barbecue, participating in Restaurant Week for the first time. “We think people will love our menu and dig right in. We are all about bringing people together over barbecue – what’s more fun than that?” Along with a Smoked Tofu Taco Salad, Ore Nell’s is offering a creative TexMex menu including deep fried red fish tacos with mezcal tempura and guajillo mole brisket enchiladas.
Over at Moxy, kitchen staff pays tribute to the legendary Anthony Bordain with a menu that includes sea urchin & apple carpaccio, bone marrow toast, and “coffee & cigarettes” for dessert — a coffee cake and cigar-scented ice cream.
“I thought it would be really appropriate to give a nod to Anthony Bourdain,” says Matt Louis, Moxy chef and owner. “He was a huge influence in not only chef kitchens around the world, but for anyone who loves food and travel. He was irreverent, had fun, and made high impact. I hope this menu does that too.” Louis also hopes the menu will start conversations about why the dishes are meaningful and how Bordain influenced patrons and staff alike.
About 75,000 patrons are expected to visit throughout the 10-day event. Participating restaurants can be found in Portsmouth, Durham, Hampton, New Castle, Rye, Exeter, and Kittery, Maine. For more details, visit www.RestaurantWeekPortsmouth.com.