Bellingham’s food scene is being showcased in its biggest way yet with the launch of Chow Down(town), the Downtown Bellingham Partnership’s all-new dining event. The week-long culinary experience, running March 7 – 12, will offer diners the opportunity to experience unique entrees and perfectly curated accouterments at 20 restaurants downtown, all at special prices.
Centered on highlighting downtown Bellingham’s unique and emerging culinary scene, ChowDown(town) asks participating restaurants to create special prix-fixed menus. Through these set menus, restaurants will have the opportunity to highlight their best known dishes, feature new items, or showcase a sample of the food they love to cook. Each menu has an exclusive three course option – diners choose from one appetizer, one entree, and one dessert – all offered at an easy, set price. Diners simply need to visit a participating restaurant during the week of the event to participate.
“We’re excited for Chow Down(town) to give locals and visitors alike a new perspective on downtown’s food scene,” said Lindsey Payne Johnstone, Events Director for the Downtown Bellingham Partnership. “We have some very talented chefs in our city who whip out great food – from fine dining to pub classics – and it’s time we celebrated that with our community.”
Unlike a one-day only or festival-type event, Chow Down(town) is designed to allow diners to participate throughout the week at their convenience, Payne Johnstone said. Many participating restaurants will also be offering their Chow Down(town) menus at lunch, for an easy daytime option. In addition to their event specials, restaurants will continue serving their regular menu service as well.
For a full list of participating restaurants or for more information about Chow Downtown, visit the Downtown Bellingham Partnership’s website http://downtownbellingham.com/chowdowntown/