BEYOND THE WORDS: The annual or biannual restaurant week is a pretty common occurrence nowadays, which is something we should be thankful about. But seeing that another one is rolling in can sometimes make the food adventurer's eyes glaze over a bit, if details aren't included. Restaurant Week! Discounts! can all feel a bit general, that is before one drills down and actually looks at what the dishes might be. So in honor of Silicon Valley Restaurant Week, which is on now through Wednesday, May 1, we shall happily drill down and cyberly salivate over a trio of featured eateries.
PALACIO: Stuffed piquillo pepper, gigante bean soup, and semolina-crusted black bass are the savory courses; the night rounds out with a pastel tres leches. Mmm, creamy cake. The cost for the prix fixe meal at the Los Gatos venue is $35.
SCRATCH: American, upscale eats in Mountain View? Yep. Choices like baby kale salad, shrimp & grits and classic hot fudge sundaes on the prix fixe line-up? For sure. A special $45 price tag, just for Restaurant Week? Indeed.
BUSHIDO: The Mountain View restaurant, which focuses on Japanese izakaya dining, is going three courses plus dessert. Sashimi Nuta, Kurobuta Pork Buns, Washugyu Steak on Himalayan Salt Plate Hibachi are the highlights. Cost? $45 a person.