Restaurants in Claremont, California, are gearing up for the third annual “Claremont Restaurant Week” being held July 10-19, 2015. The annual Midsummer Night’s Dine will run for 10 days, including two weekends, to encourage Southern California foodies toenjoy an overnight stay at one of Claremont’s five hotel properties.
Claremont Restaurant Week, presented by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Discover Claremont, is expected to feature more than two dozen participating restaurants offering prix fixe lunch and dinner menus that will showcase favorite local dishes and inspired summer seasonal specials. Last year, Claremont chefs highlighted locally grown vegetables, farm-raised beef and fresh fish selections in menu specials priced from $10 for lunch and $20-$40 for dinner.
Restaurants offering special Claremont Restaurant Week menus this July will include the following:
- Lounge 425 at Hotel Casa 425
- The Orchard at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont
- Casa Moreno Mexican Grill
- Euro Cafe
- La Parolaccia Osteria Italiana
- Nuno’s Bistro (Upland)
- Packing House Wines
- Pappas Artisanal (La Verne)
- Pine Haven Cafe (Upland)
- Rounds Premium Burgers
- Saca’s Mediterranean Grill
- Salad Farm
- The Junction
- The Press Restaurant
- Tutti Mangia Italian Grill
- Viva Madrid
(A complete list of participating restaurants will be announced in June.)
Claremont’s reputation as a regional dining destination has been on the rise in recent years, thanks in part to the efforts of local restaurateurs Ed Inglese, Sal Medina and others, and the work of chefs like Matt Mattison, Stephen Rudicel and Jose Ruiz. With a growing number of regionally acclaimed restaurants and dozens of locally owned eateries keeping the food scene fresh, it’s no wonder that LA Weekly and NBC Los Angeles have declared Claremont a “food neighborhood” that’s “worth the drive” for foodies and tourists.
A special kickoff event for food writers and Chamber members is being planned for Wednesday, July 8, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont. Claremont Restaurant Week’s second weekend will coincide with the annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival, presented July 16-26 by Ophelia’s Jump Productions at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theatre.
More details and a growing list of participating restaurants can be found at www.ClaremontRestaurantWeek.com. Visitor information and a listing of Claremont restaurants, hotels, boutiques, day spas, events and more can be found at www.DiscoverClaremont.com.