Winter Restaurant Week plus other food events

50 restaurants feature prix-fixe menus all week
Winter Restaurant Week plus other food events
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The Wise restaurant at HotelRED offers this decadent red wine poached pear with crème anglaise, and vanilla tuile on its Winter Restaurant Week menu.

Jan. 21-26
Use Madison Magazine’s Restaurant Week as a reason to explore new restaurants and return to old favorites. This week, 50 Madison restaurants offer a prix-fixe three course menu to give diners a taste of some of their favorite dishes. Heritage Tavern includes its charcuterie plate and tamarind glazed mahi mahi as dinner options while Tavernakaya offers tuna poke and a rainbow roll for lunch. Each course includes at least three options so you can curate your ideal menu. Other restaurants include Rare Steakhouse, Merchant, Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery, Eldorado Grill and many more. No tickets or coupons are necessary but reservations are recommended. $15 lunches and $25, $30 or $35 dinners, times vary depending on participating restaurants’ hours, click here for more info

Tuesday, Jan. 23
Take time to both exercise and indulge this Tuesday night with vomFASS delecTABLE’s Yoga, Aromatherapy, Chocolate & Liqueur Tasting. Incorporating essential oils like Peppermint and Lavender, the gentle yoga class aims to provide clarity and guidance in the new year. After the class, attendees can enjoy a decadent chocolate dessert and a vomFASS liqueur tasting. Yogis of all levels are welcome. $25.28 per person, 7-9 p.m., click here for more info

Thursday, Jan. 25
Brunch for a cause this Thursday at Short Stack Eatery, which hosts Brunch for Sustainability with Sustain Dane. A portion of proceeds goes to Sustain Dane, which is a Dane County organization that promotes sustainability through its programming and partnerships. Feeling adventurous? Take a chance on Short Stack’s $7 blind special at brunch. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., click here for more info

Friday, Jan. 26
Karben4 Brewing urges you to push your New Year’s resolution diet off for one more day with its Diet Starts Tomorrow (DST) Release. The new beer will include a chocolatey finish and pair well with free Greenbush Bakery donuts also available at the launch party. If you’re looking for free beer and K4 swag, the event’s raffle could help you get your hands on them. Free to attend,11 a.m.-10 p.m., click here for more info

Saturday, Jan. 27
Enjoy a Lakefront Brewery Beer Dinner at Stalzy’s Deli this Saturday evening. The fifth annual Winter Beer Dinner will include a four course meal paired with Lakefront Brewery beers. The family-style meal will feature a range of Eastern European cuisines while the beer pairings will consist of both seasonal and classic Lakefront beers. Brewery representatives will be present during the dinner to describe each beer. $70 per person (advance purchase only), 6-9 p.m., click here for more info

Sunday, Jan. 28
Make this Sunday a fun day with WORT FM and Harmony Bar & Grill’s ChiliOcracy 4. Cast your vote after sampling chili submissions from Mickey’s Tavern, Next Door Brewing, The Wisco and seven other local businesses.Trying to mimic today’s political system, a little extra cash can increase your influence over the vote outcome. For $10 more than the Average Joe ticket, you gain lobbyist status and can cast five votes for your favorite chili instead of just one. Lonesome Willie Jones and His Dime Store Posse will perform during the event, and a silent auction will give you the opportunity to win tickets to concerts at the Barrymore and Overture Center for the Arts. $10 for Average Joe ticket, $20 for Lobbyist ticket, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., click here for more info