Over the years Kim and I have taken part in New York Restaurant Week a few times, allowing us to dine at pricey restaurants for a more wallet-friendly price. While Restaurant Week can offer some good deals due to the prix-fixe menu, it isn’t always the best option due to limited menus.
I recently received an e-mail from HMSHost about an event they’ll be running throughout October- Airport Restaurant Month.
While I’ve never heard of Airport Restaurant Month before, the event is returning for its third year. Select HMSHost restaurants at dozens of airports in the United States and Canada will be participating.
According to the press release from HMSHost, “Airport Restaurant Month offers an unmatched culinary experience for travelers with vibrant seasonal dishes that are expertly matched with wine pairings to deliver an elevated airport experience“.
A nice part of the promo is that for each Airport Restaurant Month dish sold, $1 will be donated to the HMSHost Foundation.
About the HMSHost Foundation:
- “The foundation’s mission is to fight poverty with food, shelter, education and workforce development opportunities by directing its charitable investments to organizations that are creating stronger, viable communities“.
For Airport Restaurant Month the chefs came up with single-plated tasting menus which vary from restaurant to restaurant.
Here are some samples of the tasting menu I was sent:
- Flatbreads such as the Grilled Chicken & Apple or the Roasted Butternut Squash served with an apple pecan salad featuring baby kale, cranberries, apples, toasted pecans, feta, and honey maple dressing.
- Sandwiches such as the Short Rib Grilled Cheese or the Shrimp Roll served with seasoned sweet potato fries, pickled vegetables, and an apple pecan salad.
- Premium beef burgers such as the Bacon Spinach Stack or the BBQ Short Rib Stack served with seasoned sweet potato fries, pickled vegetables, and an apple pecan salad.
- Entrées such as the Pan Roasted Salmon or the Rosemary Skewered Shrimp served with an apple pecan salad, roasted Brussels sprouts & butternut squash, and the chef’s daily featured potato.
I haven’t seen any prices for the cost of the tasting plates during the promo but I am curious to hear what the average price might be.
Are you interested in Airport Restaurant Month? If so, at which airport and restaurant would you like to dine?
Find out more and check out the participating restaurants here.