Much like the altitude in the region, Denver’s dining scene is on the up and up. That is, if the new numbers from the 2013 Denver Restaurant Week are any indication.
Visit Denver’s ninth annual event as held from February 23 to March 8, whereupon 355 city restaurants served over 436,000 meals. The Denver Post reports that both the number of participating establishments and the number of meals served represent a marked increase over last year’s numbers, and indeed over the figures from any Restaurant Week in the event’s history.
As in previous years, the 2013 Denver Restaurant Week involved a prix-fixe system in which the 355 participating restaurants offered a menu of three-course meals for the price of $26.90 per person, or $52.80 for two people. That latter price was chosen at the event’s inception for a reason: it’s a reference to Denver’s notoriously high altitude of 5280 feet.
According to the Denver Business Journal, even the Denver Restaurant Week’s official website experienced the event’s burgeoning popularity, with its number of hits over the period increasing to nearly seven million. The report also notes that the event serves as an important economic boon to Denver’s culinary industry, as well as promoting the city’s restaurant landscape to a wide audience. It’s likely to stay that way in the future, as the 2014 Denver Restaurant Week is expected to be another effective success, building on this year’s significant growth.