Who needs a passport when you can eat your way around the world within minutes of the Morristown Green?
Thailand, India, Columbia, Japan, Italy, Ireland, France, Jamaica, Afghanistan, Taiwan, Mexico, Greece and Persia are among the culinary ports-of-call for the 2014 Morristown Restaurant Week, which starts today, April 28, and extends through May 4.
Some 40 cuisines are on the menu, according to the Morristown Partnership, which is presenting Restaurant Week for the fifth straight year.
And for the first time, OpenTable.com will offer reservation options, for 18 participating restaurants.
In all, a record 50 establishments are involved in this year’s Restaurant Week, said Michael Fabrizio, executive director of the Partnership. Now is “the perfect opportunity for our many visitors, commuters and residents to experience Morristown’s diverse and vibrant dining scene,” he said in a statement.
“This is a way to engage our workforce population,” added Jennifer Wehring, the Partnership’s marketing director. “Maybe they will stumble upon something else they haven’t seen in town.”
Prix fixe menus, special promotions and drink specials will be offered by participating businesses; look for the Restaurant Week window decal and posters.
At least 14 establishments are new to Restaurant Week, Jennifer said. New businesses since last year include the Godfather of Morristown, Havana Koi, Cambridge Wines, the Taco Truck and ShopRite’s oyster bar, Jennifer said.
Guides to Restaurant Week can be found by clicking the advertisement on MorristownGreen.com, or by visiting participating restaurants or the Morristown Partnership at 14 Maple Ave. (973-455-1133), or the Morris County Tourism Bureau at 6 Court St.
Bon voyage, and bon appetit!
Created in 1994, The Morristown Partnership is a Special Improvement District (SID), designated as a nonprofit. It consists of 450 commercial property owners and more than 1,000 businesses located in the SID.