Instead of indoor dining rooms and crowded lines, guests at Triangle Restaurant Week may find themselves ordering through windows and eating in the comfort of their own homes.
During this biannual event, which is running from Jan. 25 to 31, restaurants offer two- and three-course meals with special prices. But this winter’s dining options will look different at some establishments.
One restaurant that has modified its offerings is Lantern, an Asian establishment in Chapel Hill.
“Because of the pandemic, we’ve had to learn how to do take-out in a way that’s efficient, and doing it for Triangle Restaurant Week is an extension of trying to do that well," Claire Nielsen, office manager at Lantern, said.
Lantern offered exclusively take-out options for the event and has already sold out of food due to high demand.
“We’ve had a very positive and enthusiastic response to our menu this year,” Nielsen said.
Another restaurant with a similar experience is Dashi, a ramen restaurant in Durham. Sarah Guizard, the marketing manager of Dashi, remains optimistic about this event. She acknowledged that this week will look different than it has in years past.
She added that outdoor dining will be available, as well as online ordering.
Dashi’s menu for this event consists of a $20, two-course meal with the guest’s choice of appetizer and Ramen bowl. While Dashi may not have its usual indoor dining at the moment, Guizard said she is still excited for the event.