Editor’s note: Old Pasadena’s Restaurant Week has been extended through June 15th, so there’s still time to indulge. Click here for participating restaurants.
With the success of the city of L.A.’s prix-fixe restaurant week promotions, Old Pasadena has jumped on the bandwagon, announcing the second annual Old Pasadena Restaurant Week. Running from June 1 through 8, the program gets restaurants to offer good-value, three-course prix fixe meals, to inspire people to get out and try new places. And there’s a charitable component as well, with 10% of all restaurant tabs going to support Union Station Homeless Services, one of Pasadena’s most valued nonprofits.
More than 25 places are offering prix-fixe menus for the week. Some of our personal favorites include Dish Bistro & Bar, redwhite+bluezz, Green Street Tavern ($25 for lunch, $35 for dinner), Vertical Wine Bistro ($25 for dinner, a particular bargain); Tibet Nepal House ($15 for lunch, $25 for dinner) and La Grande Orange ($15 for lunch, $25 for dinner). Here’s an example menu: At Green Street Tavern, $35 gets you a Caesar salad to start, followed by your choice of grilled salmon with a herb-polenta pancake, roasted mushrooms and roasted pepper coulis; cast-iron chicken with garlic mashed potatoes, baby carrots, pearl onions and a mustard sauce; or braised short ribs with goat cheese orzo pasta and garlic green beans. Dessert brings a white chocolate croissant bread pudding.
It’s safe to say that at most of the participating restaurants, you’ll get your money’s worth and then some. For the complete list of participants, click here.
Also part of the program is a cooking class on June 6 at the Pasadena Senior Center called “Lunch a la Julia Child,” to be led by the new Old Town Cooking School. Nearly 30% from the $70 class will go to benefit Union Station. You’ll find details on the class by clicking here.
Old Pasadena Restaurant Week
June 1 – 8