Pittsburgh, PA, July 5, 2012 – To begin its week-long summer celebration, a first-ever kickoff party is being thrown in downtown Pittsburgh to give diners a preview of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week – Summer 2012. On August 9, 2012, the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Kickoff Party will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel located in the heart of the Pittsburgh Cultural District. The cocktail party-style event will include festive summer cocktails, free samplings from PRW-participating downtown restaurants and charity raffles.
Party-goers will experience a casual, entertaining “foodie” atmosphere while gaining a preview of PRW tastings circulated by participating restaurants, being provided the opportunity to make restaurant week reservations, enjoying cash bar drink specials, browsing sample restaurant week menus and learning about community partners who have helped to revive restaurant week in Pittsburgh. Online ticket sales for the party begin Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. for $50 per person.
The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel is hosting the PRW Kickoff Party as part of their recently-launched “Live Life to Discover” campaign that encourages hotel guests to get out and explore indigenous restaurants and local attractions. Other “discovery” themed events this summer have included a Guest Discovery Tour of downtown bars and an upcoming free painting classes as a stop on the July 13th Cultural District’s Gallery Crawl.
From August 13-19, 2012, Pittsburgh Restaurant Week – Summer 2012 will focus on highlighting Pittsburgh food and restaurants through fine dining, fresh harvests and outdoor seating with week-long dining deals across the region. With the celebration drawing near, it is time to start making reservations to take advantage of wonderful dining deals at even more restaurants than before with over 35 restaurants registered to participate. Visit pittsburghrestaurantweek.com/pghrestaurantwk for the official listing of participating restaurants and their dining deals.
Press Release Download: Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Press Release – July 5, 2012