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Dayton OH Restaurant Week

Niki in Dayton | Feb 1, 200806:58 AM

Today is the last day, so this post is a bit late, but wondered if any other CHs are taking advantage of this gustatory delight? Over 35 of the area's restaurants (mostly independents, including some of the best like the Winds, and L'Auberge) offer a three course meal for $20.08 excluding beverage, tip, and tax.

The menus are posted at: http://www.dineoutdayton.org/rw08.html

We ate at the Dayton Racquet Club on Weds night with friends, and had both choices on the special menu. Both the beef barley mushroom and the corn and potato chowder were good, as were both the chicken oscar and the sirloin in port sauce. The food was overshadowed, though, by the view from the top of Kettering Tower, the tallest building in downtown Dayton. We enjoyed watching the sunset and the lights of the city as much as the food. Service was quite good, especially as we had to hurry somewhat to catch a show, and they were very accomodating.

Yesterday we had lunch at L'Auberge, in Kettering. Our last visit to L'Auberge was a couple of years ago, and although our meal back then was OK, we didn't find it worth the $250 price tag for three diners. The 2008 restuarant week menu was smoked yukon gold chowder, which was served topped with artistic swirls of chile oil. The four of us shared a bottle of 97 Barbaresco, which was reasonably priced at $42, and went well with the soup and the entree. The main course was veal scallopini which was served with spaetzel and a mushroom cream sauce, and accompanied by red cabbage braised in bacon drippings. Desert was a chocolate lava cake. executed perfectly. We had coffee to accompany dessert and the total tab (meal, wine, coffee, and tax, but not tip) was $145 for four folks; well worth the cost. Service was impeccable; professional, curteous, and hospitable.

Tonight is dinner at Savona, a new-ish Italian place in Centerville, and it will be our first visit. I'm interested in hearing other folks experiences with restaurant week, or just recent dining in Dayton.

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