Eat your way around Madison with 8 dining picks

Try some of MACN's Chef Week selections
Eat your way around Madison with 8 dining picks

Sunday, March 5
To start the Madison Area Chef Network’s Chef Week, the organization is hosting a Kick Off Party at L’Etoile and Graze. Sample from more than 15 different Madison chefs’ creations. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Community Action Coalition’s Madison Farmers’ Market Double Dollars Program. Apart from the event, each of the restaurants has various events and specialty menus throughout the week. $65, 4-7 p.m.,

Monday, March 6
Take a fun break from your manic Monday at the Monday Night Out Dinner and Nails. Dine at Luigi’s Pizzeria before going right next door to Fancy Nails. Get a group of friends together, take a breath and relax for a girl’s night out. $55, 5-9 p.m.,

Tuesday, March 7
Four Madison restaurant favorites partner for “Meat & Three” dinner. The Deja Food Group, Grampa’s Pizzeria, Harvest and Sardine raise awareness on the amount of food waste that is generated in the U.S. The meal features foods that are traditionally thrown out, but with this line-up of chefs, it’s bound to be delicious! $25, 6-8 p.m.,

Wednesday, March 8
While Harvest is calling it the “Wurst Night Ever!,” this night will be anything but a bad night. Enjoy homemade sausage creations from Harvest, Oliver’s Public House, Morris Ramen, Capitol ChopHouse and Osteria Papavero. Each chef features their own creation for what claims to be a casual and relaxing night. $6, 5-9 p.m.,

Thursday, March 9
Mix classic supper club-style cuisine with a modern flair during “The New Fashioned” dinner. Meet at the Old Fashioned to try meals created in partnership with Banzo and Harvest Restaurant. This five-course meal featuring a lamb loin and Brandy Alexander cheesecake offers a beverage pairing with each dish. $60-$80, 6 p.m.,

Friday through Sunday, March 10-12
Throughout the weekend, the Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival hosts multiple opportunities to try indigenous foods. The festival focuses on how communities and individuals control their food systems in celebration of local foods. Travel around the UW-Madison campus to explore the bountiful options of gourmet cuisine from top-notch local and indigenous chefs.

Saturday, March 11
Eat Saturday brunch in style at Charlie’s on Main. With bite-sized pastries and an unlimited tea service, feel like a princess courtesy of Forward Tea Celebrations and our top-rated Best of Madison 2017 chef Dave Heide. Along with the tea, there will be three sweets, two types of scones with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and jam and four different savories. $20-$40, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,

Sunday, March 12
The D.E.W. & a Brew tour is coming to Madison along with brand ambassador Jane Maher. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early at the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. with Madison Celtic rock band, The Kissers. To keep up with the Irish tradition, guests will enjoy whiskey and beer, side by side. 3-7 p.m.,