SAN DIEGO – Sept. 6, 2012 – If variety is the spice of life, the Aventine’s four restaurants are making San Diego Restaurant Week sizzle.
With four different restaurants to choose from, patrons can taste Truluck’s succulent seafood, Melting Pot’s delicious fondues, the incredible steaks at Fleming’s and the titillating Asian fusion flavors of Cafe Japengo in one place during Restaurant Week, which begins Sunday, Sept. 16.
“Restaurant Week is an institution in San Diego that we’re so excited to be a part of again,” said Travis Gorzeman, manager of the Aventine. “This gives us a chance to show off the incredible food our chefs prepare every night and allows our guests an opportunity to try both old standbys and exciting new dishes.”
Highlights of the Aventine’s Restaurant Week menus will include:
- Cafe Japengo’s signature Asian fusion dishes, which include everything from Crispy Chicken Spring Rolls to Carne Asada and Protein Rolls to Pan Fried Bread Pudding. An entire meal – an appetizer, entrée and dessert – will be on the menu for $40 during Restaurant Week. Thai Chicken Salad, Seared Jumbo Scallops and Chocolate Lava Cake will be featured on the special menu.
- Fleming’s menu will feature tried and true steakhouse standbys, including Petite Filet Mignon, a Classic Caesar Salad, Creamed Spinach & Parmesan-Peppercorn Mashed Potatoes and Carrot Cake. The menu also includes a Wedge Salad, Barbecue Scottish Salmon Filet and Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce and White Chocolate Shavings.
- The Melting Pot’s offerings, which expand beyond traditional fondues, include a $30 meal with the option to add on a dessert fondue for $10 per couple. For the first course of the night, patrons can choose from fondues including a Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue, a Wisconsin Trio Cheese Fondue and a Boston Lager Cheddar Cheese Fondue. Caesar, California and Melting Pot House salads make up the restaurant’s second course offerings and patrons can finish their evening with items like a Seafood Trio of White Shrimp, Wild-Caught Mahi Mahi and Cedar Plank Salmon and The French Quarter, a dish of Filet Mignon, Chicken Breast, Shrimp and Andouille Sausage seasoned with Cajun spices.
- Truluck’s, known for its delectable seafood, will stick to ocean-based dishes including Sauteed Superlump Crab Cake, Salmon Bearnaise, Crab-Crusted Norweigan Whitefish and Parmesan-Crusted Sole. Starters include a creamy Lobster Bisque and two different salads. The restaurant’s dessert offerings include Lemon Meringue Pie and Carrot Cake, one of Truluck’s signature desserts.
Cafe Japengo begins serving on the patio and at the bar at 5 p.m. The dining room opens daily at 5:30 p.m. The Melting Pot, Truluck’s and Fleming’s begin serving dinner at 5 p.m.
Additionally, Aventine is partnering with Uber, an on-demand, cashless car service that recently set up shop in San Diego. Uber, which runs primarily through Android and iPhone smartphone apps, will offer a free $30 ride to new users who visit the Aventine during Restaurant Week.
Patrons can use the Restaurant Week promotion code to sign up, sign into the app and electronically hail one of several luxury vehicles, including Lincoln Town Cars and Mercedes-Benz Sedans that will arrive to pick them up within 10 minutes.
For more information on Uber, visit www.uber.com.
The Aventine is an 11-acre upscale lifestyle and business complex that is home to the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency hotel, an 11-story LEED Platinum Certified office building, Truluck’s, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Cafe Japengo, The Melting Pot and state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, The Sporting Club. Built in 1990 by renowned architect Michael Graves, the Aventine boasts a post-modern design inspired by Italian silhouettes. Situated in the “Golden Triangle” between the I-5 and I-805 on La Jolla Village Drive, the Aventine enjoys a central location easily accessible to La Jolla, UTC and downtown San Diego. For more information, visit www.aventine.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.