For the first time ever, Floral Park will offer "Restaurant Week" for all to enjoy. Taking place Feb. 20 through March 1, participating restaurants will offer a three-course, prix fixe meal for $21.95 all night except Friday and Saturday, when it will be offered until 7 p.m. The meal will include appetizer, entrée and dessert.
The 11 participating restaurants include: Bob's Place, Crabtree, Deseo, Fiore Restaurant, Jameson's Bar & Grill, Koenig's Restaurant, Nancy's, Poppy's Place, Rustic Grill, Trinity Restaurant and Villa D'Este.
According to Floral Park Mayor Phil Guarnieri, it was a "meeting of the minds" when Robert Sullivan, the owner of Jameson's on Tulip Avenue, conceived the idea. Quickly and happily adopted by the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce, Con-Kel Landscaping and Design, C & J Quality Food Distributors and Capital One Bank, Floral Park Restaurant Week was born.
Among its many other assets, Mayor Guarnieri said Floral Park does not lack for good restaurants. "Traveling throughout the county, restaurants are often a topic of conversation for those who have visited and dined in our community. Good food knows no boundaries and, fortunately, every one of our avenues and turnpikes leads to a good restaurant in our village," Mayor Guarnieri said.
"Almost 20 years ago an elderly gentleman who was worldly, urbane and broad in his interests, tastes and sympathies confided to me over lunch that one of the great pleasures of life is dining out at good restaurants and I should afford myself the luxury of taking advantage of it at every convenient opportunity," he continued. "It was the kind of counsel that I have made a habit to savor in more ways than one. A good-humored stomach, it's been said, makes one feel more charitable toward the world than a good sermon. So treat yourself during 'restaurant week' where we can all be gourmands dining leisurely, delectably but also remembering to pass the sauce."