May 26 2012
Old Pasadena Restaurant Week: dine at a deep discount while helping others
 

EAT GREAT, DO GOOD: DINE AT A DISCOUNT WHILE HELPING THOSE IN NEED AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL OLD PASADENA RESTAURANT WEEK

PASADENA, CA,  (May, 2012)- Old Pasadena’s award winning restaurants will treat diners to an affordable luxury dining experience during the fourth annual Old Pasadena Restaurant Week, June 1st through June 14th.  Local foodies and visitors can indulge in the best of Old Pasadena’s most popular restaurants at a deep discount, while helping feed those in need.  This year, due to popular request, Old Pasadena Restaurant Week is running two weeks with diners enjoying three gourmet courses at one great price, starting as low as $15, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Union Station Homeless Services.

 

A diverse array of award-winning area restaurants will offer three course pre-fixed gourmet meals at a special deal with deluxe dining at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner or fine dining at $25 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Exquisite dishes prepared by the area’s most talented chefs include: slow roasted pork braised with cocoa and honey, pureed sweet potato, salad of frisee, apples, raisins and pistachios at Vertical Wine Bistro; truffle mac n’ cheese with crispy oyster mushrooms at Pop Champagne & Dessert Bar; famous short ribs with fresh herbs and red wine jus at La Grande Orange Café; caramelized sweet onions and aged gruyere soup at Cheval Blanc; gorgonzola empanada at 1810 Argentinean Restaurant; chicken kiev at Roxolana Restaurant & Bar; banana, melted chocolate and coconut dessert crepe at Crème de la Crepe; salmon tataki sashimi with ponzu sauce at Sushi Roku, and many more! A complete list of restaurants and menus are available at www.oldpasadena.org/restaurantweek.

 

Diners will not only marvel in the adventure of taste that Old Pasadena Restaurant Week offers, but will also enjoy helping others with 10% of event proceeds benefiting Union Station Homeless Services, celebrating 39 years of helping those in need. Old Pasadena Restaurant Week is produced by Old Pasadena Management District and Union Station.

 

ABOUT UNION STATION

 

In 1973, a group of community volunteers opened Union Station as a simple hospitality center to serve poor and homeless men in downtown Pasadena. Today, Union Station is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest and most comprehensive social service agency, assisting homeless and very low-income people. Their mission is to help men, women and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness. Services include community meals program, community shower program, career development and job placement, emergency shelter and much more. Visit www.unionstationhs.org for more information.

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