Silicon Valley Restaurant Week Begins

Reduced prix fixe meals at some of Silicon Valley's favorites.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Sure, San Francisco, Oakland and Napa get the lion's share of culinary attention -- but Silicon Valley has some destination tables, too.

    The Silicon Valley Restaurant Week begins today, Sept. 14 and runs for, um, a week. Enticing you south of the San Mateo Bridge is offerings of three-course, prix fixe menus, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Log off; dine out, indeed.

    Restaurants include Palacio, Scratch, Gravity Bistro & Wine bar, Il Fornaio, Junnoon and Affinity. And about 40 more. A full list of the participating restaurants and menus is here. Some of these discounted meals are up to 40 percent off, too.

    "We enjoyed a great experience with Restaurant Week 2010; seeing guest counts up over 40 percent for hte week and guest reactions were spectacular, with many selecting us both for the view and to enjoy the cuisines of Chef Michael Miller," Bruce Mackenzie, of Silicon Valley Capital Club, said in a news release.

    Full disclosure: NBC Bay Area is among the sponsors of this event. Other sponsors include Metro Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz Weekly, the Los Gatos Observer, LosGatos.com, SanJose.com, KFOX, Camera Cinemas and Opentable.