Second Harvest is the beneficiary of Knoxville's first Restaurant Week, which runs through March 4 and features multi-course meals at area restaurants for either $25 or $35, with five bucks for each one going to the food pantry. The money's needed now more than ever, since the Second Harvest facility was flooded Monday Feb. 28.
The deal is, you call ahead to the individual restaurants for reservations, but you can check out all the special three-course menus on KnoxvilleRestaurantWeek.com
Meantime, though, I'm highlighting a few of the menus. This one comes from Chez Liberty in Bearden, and it's $35 per person. They've had the genius idea of including three half-glasses of wine with the three courses, and I know from their Mendocino Beer Dinner a few weeks back that diners can expect the ultimate in unpretentious, comfort-driven hospitality during the experience.
For each special restaurant week meal ordered, $5 will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Each meal includes one selection from each course below.
• Spring kale, broccoli, radishes, spinach, hazelnut vinaigrette
Half glass of Twomey 2009 Sauvignon Blanc (from Silver Oak).
• Seared Tennessee Amish farms pork chop, pomme dauphinois, artichoke and Chef's Garden beet salad, Benton's bacon butter
A glass of Valteo 2007 Spain Tempranillo or Penfold's 2007 Koonunga
• 1855 Flat Iron Steak, pomme dauphinois, artichoke and Chef's Garden beet salad, Benton's bacon butter
A glass of Chasing Lions 2008 Napa Cabernet
• Iron skillet apple pie, Cruze Farms honey vanilla semifreddo
Half glass of Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Hengst 2000 Gewurztraminer
5200 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Hours: M-R 11 AM- 10 PM;
F 11 AM- 10:30 PM;
Sa 8 AM-10:30 PM;
Su 10:30 AM- 2 PM, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM