Restaurant Week in the Chippewa Valley kicks off

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- Prepare your taste buds; Restaurant Week is coming to the Chippewa Valley.

From September 15th through the 24th, 40 restaurants from all across the area will be showcasing some of their specialties.

“Really it's just an excitement, because anything that celebrates their industry, that celebrates restaurants, and chefs, and the people that work so hard at these restaurants, is a win for them and a win for the whole community,” says Nick Meyer of Volume One, who is partnering with CVTC’s Culinary Management program to introduce new restaurants, as well as classic favorites.

“Restaurant week is a big chance to check out places you've never been before and see what those are all about, ones that you've always thought about and now they've got a cool extra menu or they've got a special deal you can use. Or even go to your favorites, but they're offering something new as well. In some cases these restaurants have entirely new deals in general, special, multi-course dinners,” says Meyer.

Chef Amy Huo of The Informalist says the week gives guests an inexpensive way to try many types of food and drink from several locations.

“I’m just excited that Eau Claire gets to experience something like this finally. You will be able to go out to eat many different times, but not spend as much money, which is really nice for everyone in the community. You can get the experience everywhere and try something new,” says Huo.

Huo will be featured at the First Taste Culinary Crawl on Thursday, introducing the crowd to what they can expect to try throughout the week.

“At the First Taste, I have an audience of 400 and I can give them something that I’m excited about. For the most part people will try something new and that makes me really happy because I like to introduce people to new things. I'm excited about it,” says Huo.

Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, it's a chance to push your culinary boundaries.

“Maybe bring your friends and family along on an adventure that maybe they wouldn't normally take and just get out there and experience the Chippewa Valley in a culinary sense,” says Meyer.

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