From April 24-May 3, 2015, participating restaurants will offer special, prix-fixe menus showcasing their chefs’ greatest dishes, as part of the annual Vermont Restaurant Week, which benefits the Vermont Foodbank!

Menus will feature multi-course dinners (e.g. appetizer, entreé and dessert) priced at $20, $30 or $40 per person. Select restaurants offer discounted breakfast, brunch or lunch menus that are usually $10 or less. The week also includes a calendar of special, food-themed events.

Ten percent of the proceeds from sponsorships and 100% of special event admissions will be donated to the Vermont Foodbank. The Vermont Community Foundation will be matching all donations up to $5000.

Vermont Restaurant Week is presented by Seven Days and Vermont Federal Credit Union, with support from the Vermont Community Foundation.

There’s an exciting line-up of events, so check your calendar and dive into Vermont Restaurant Week!

2015 Vermont Restaurant Week Events at a Glance

Vermont Restaurant WeekThursday, April 23, 2015

Sweet Start Smackdown

Dessert comes first at this Restaurant Week-eve kickoff battle where pastry chefs from around the state compete and foodies feast. Scores from celebrity judges and votes from you decide the winner of Vermont Restaurant Week’s Signature Sweet.

Higher Ground Ballroom, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington. 7-9 p.m. Tickets: $15 adv./$20. Info, 652-0777.

Vermont Restaurant WeekThursday April 23 – Saturday, May 2, 2015

Feeding Frenzy

Foodies compete against one another in a statewide Instagram scavenger hunt. The challenges will be announced at the start of Restaurant Week and the participants will have one week to complete the tasks. The winner will receive a dinner for six in the butcher room at Hen of the Wood (Burlington) cooked by chef Eric Warnstedt. More details here.

Vermont Restaurant WeekSunday, April 26, 2015

Culinary Pub Quiz

Compete for prizes in seven rounds of foodie trivia hosted by Seven Days and Top Hat Entertainment. Limited space. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register your trivia team.

Vermont Sports Grill, 1705 Williston Rd., S. Burlington. Doors: 6 p.m. Trivia: 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 860-2009.

Vermont Restaurant WeekWednesday, April 29, 2015

The Dish: Git Yer Goat

Goats are the world’s most common meat source, valued for their relatively inexpensive upkeep, resilience and adaptability. Vermont is home to thousands of these cute critters — we make some of our finest cheeses with their milk. But most Vermonters have never eaten chevon, or goat meat, and it rarely appears on restaurant menus. How come? Why aren’t more farmers introducing meat goats into their fields? Why aren’t local chefs putting them on their menus? Join a panel of local experts for a lively discussion on the potential these bleating babies represent for Vermont’s food system and evolving agricultural landscape. Free samples from our sponsors available before the discussion.

Special thanks to City Market and the Intervale Center. Click here for more information on the Dish series.

ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St., Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $5 donation. Info, 540-0406.

Vermont Restaurant WeekFriday & Saturday, May 1 & 2, 2015

Parents’ Night Out

Even foodies with kids have no excuse to miss out on Restaurant Week. Thanks to the nice folks at the Greater Burlington YMCA, parents can enjoy a Friday or Saturday night on the town while their kids have fun at the Y.

Greater Burlington YMCA, 266 College St., Burlington. 6-8:30 p.m. $15 members; $20 nonmembers. Pre-registration required. Info, 862-9622.

Vermont Restaurant WeekSaturday, May 2, 2015

Clash of the Cocktails

Round out your Restaurant Week adventure with this cocktail contest. Come sample five different cocktails using Vermont White Vodka from Vermont Spirits.

Red Square, 136 Church St., Burlington. 3-5 p.m. $10. Info, 859-8909.

Vermont Restaurant Week takes place April 24-May 3, 2015 and benefits the Vermont Foodbank. Learn more here.