Restaurant Week returns to the Vineyard for the second year, from June 20 to June 24, giving people a chance to check out Island restaurants without racking up the bill. So far, 21 restaurants are participating, offering lunch (just one so far, Zephrus), and dinners for $25 to $45 (tax and gratuity not included).
Find all the details on marthasvineyardrestaurantweek.com, which is being updated continuously, but I’ll list some examples.
Michael Brisson of l’etoile emailed his prix-fixe three-course menu ($42) It lists a choice of three appetizers, including Chilled Katama Bay Oysters with pomegranate and blood orange mignonettes; three entrees, including Braised Boneless Short Ribs on toasted polenta, with roasted tomatoes, and onion marmalade; and two desserts: Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake, and White Chocolate and Kirsch Mousse Parfait.
Get lunch or dinner at Zephrus. The $13 lunch menu: Duck Dog with lingonberry compote, or Wild Boar Sausage with shallot marmalade, and spicy Asian spring greens. Dessert is a homemade Brown Butter Madeline. Their $29 dinner, the least expensive on the lineup so far, includes lobster bisque in a puff-covered terrine, spicy greens, a choice of entrees: Vineyard scallops, Filet Mignon, or Citrus Baked Local Cod; and a choice of three desserts.
At both Sharky’s locations, enjoy dinner for two for $35. It comes with a 12-piece boneless chicken wings, two orders of enchiladas (your choice of cheese, chicken, vegetable, pork, or ground beef), and a cast-iron skillet chocolate chip cookie or hot fudge brownie.
At Lure Grill, choose between Grilled Pork Tenderloin on Lyonnaise potatoes with a balsamic and cherry sauce, Coriander Roasted Chicken, or Grilled Snapper for your entrée, which also comes with a choice of appetizers and desserts, for $32.
Chef Jean Dupon of Le Grenier offers a different three-course prix-fixe menu nightly, for $45.
Chesca’s offers a $30 three-course dinner June 20 and June 24 only, which includes a choice of entrees: Sole Piccata, Chicken Marsala, and Ratatouille and Goat Cheese Ravioli, and your choice of salad, and the chef’s selection of dessert.
Though most restaurants are serving three-course meals, enjoy four courses at Mediterranean and Il Tesoro.
The most expensive of the bunch, so far at $45 for a three-course dinner, are Beach Plum, Blue Canoe, Home Port, Il Tesoro, Le Grenier, l’etoile, Détente, and the Sweet Life Café.
Ocean Club opens
The long awaited opening of Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge, formerly Danny Quinn’s Pub and Balance, is officially Friday night, June 18. After an invite-only soft opening, the public is invited for bar service. Dinner starts Saturday, June 19.
The menu, which wine manager Kevin Boals plans to expand, has a large selection of local food, from Sweet Neck oysters, local tomatoes, greens, lobster, and fish.