There’s something that happens a couple times a year in New York City (and other cities around the country) called Restaurant Week, in which a number of restaurants offer special prix-fixe three-course lunch and dinner menus. It’s been going on for years, and when I first moved to the city trying to score a reservation at one of the participating restaurants (many of them are high-end) was a big deal.
These days, Restaurant Week in NYC isn’t nearly as exciting (or as good of a deal) as it used to be. And the good old-fashioned art of eating in—the dinner party—is back in style. In fact, my friend Mark has created a series of dinner parties he holds quarterly he calls Eat In Week—a direct response to Restaurant Week’s urging for everyone to go out and eat.