The 5th Annual Reno Bites Week returns with 10 days of events on October 7.
The yearly celebration of Reno’s foodie culture is back with a bang and will have more than two dozen food establishments participating in the events that run from October 7 until the 14. Restaurants are offering specials and menus at $10, $20 and $30. The organization has chosen the befitting tagline “Break the Chain. Eat Local.” to advertise the eleven exciting events offered this year. Check the Reno Bites website for tickets and more information!
(The Brasserie St. James Portobello fries and Kolsch)
Reno Bites Kickoff, October 7 @ 5:30pm
Kick off the 5th anniversary of Reno Bites with a broadcasted overview of the event which will be shown in restaurants across the city. Enjoy these $10 food and drink specials:
- Wild River Grille: Verdi local spiced Manhattan with a Lamb Bourguignon Bruschetta Taster
- Brasserie St. James: Portobello fries and a Brasserie Kolsch beer
Pigtobeerfest II, October 8 @ 5:30pm
Featuring the Open Spike Music Festival w/ special guests Strictly Business. The Open Spike Fest will consist of 3 scheduled song sets by some of Reno’s finest singer/songwriters.
- $30: Wurst Trio with grilled onions and peppers, German-style potato salad and Reno Brining Co. Kraut, plus all-you-can-drink German Brews.
- $10 individual plates and $6 individual German Drafts
Octoberfeast, October 9 @ 5:15pm to 10:30pm
A traditional family-style Israeli dinner with bottomless beer pairing for $70 per person. Presented by the talented duo Josh and Whitney Deri of Blend catering. This pop-up experience will showcase the fabulous cuisine from this Mediterranean country.
Delicious Encounters of the Rapscallion Kind, October 10 @ 6:30pm
A 1977-style Tasting Menu at $39 per person. This special RBW celebrates the year Rapscallion opened its doors. The chef will be serving from the original opening menu. Enjoy the classic seafood and steak house charm that has wine and dine Reno for the last 39 years.
“Mangia Tutti” Pasta Tasting, October 11 @ 6:30pm
Join the folks at Campo for a wonderful Pasta Tasting and drink pairing at $45 per person.
- Tomato and Mozzarella “Ravioli”, Basil Oil, Prosecco and Meyer Lemon Fizz
- Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Butter Poached Prawns – Coconut Curry Pan Sauce, Butter Chardonnay
- Lunas, Saffron – Latin Farms Tomato Sauce – Pecorino, Tormaresca Primotivo
- Wild Mushroom Stuffed Rigatoni, Roasted Pepper Puree – Parmigiano Reggiano, Meiomi Pinot Noir
- Fresh Herbed Tagliatelle, Alpine Ranch Pork “Osso Bucco”, Prisoner Red Blend
- Gravenstein Apple Cannelloni, Church Hill Brandy & Cinnamon Vanilla Sauce, Apple Harvest Cocktail
Yelp’s Far East Street Eats, October 12 @ 6pm to 9pm
Yelp is presenting its Far East Street Eats as a free private that celebrates Asian cultures and Asian owned businesses in our community. Experience the cuisines of Thailand, Korea, Japan, India, Vietnam while immersing yourself in traditional music and live dance performances. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event will benefit the Nevada Museum of Art and they suggest a $15 donation per person. Be sure to RSVP for this event on the Yelp event page.
Free with RSVP:
- Food and drinks from more than 10 local businesses
- Entertainment from amazing local performers
- Swag, prizes and lots of fun!
Caravan to Casablanca, October 13 @ 6:30pm
Tickets are $65 per person. Revel in exotic cuisine, beverages and colorful culture at this Moroccan Bazaar dinner event, featuring live entertainment and multiple food experiences through Homage.
Food Truck Iron Chef, October 14 @ 5pm to 9pm
This is a fun and family-friendly event for all ages! Come and judge the food creations of the many northern Nevada diverse food trucks! All trucks will have to use the same “secret ingredient” and will compete for bragging rights as the winner of 2016’s Food Truck Iron Chef. As a benefit for local nonprofit the Solace Tree, each dish will be offered for just $5.
Chef Showdown, October 15 @ 2pm to 5pm
This free event pits eight of Reno’s top chefs against one another as they compete for prizes in Czyz’s Appliance’s gourment kitchens. Each chef gets one hour to prepare their best dish using secret ingredients that are only revealed to them just before they begin to cook. The panel of judges will decide who comes out on top!
Hannibal: The Pop Up, October 15 @ 9:30pm
The classic dinner and show – to the next level! Your experience will start with Hors D’Oeuvres and a cocktail at the Good Luck MacBeth Theater to set the mood for an evening of intriguing theater and experiential dining. The show “Silence. The Musical” will be presented, with an additional round of food and drink during intermission. After exploring the world of Hannibal Lecter, sidle on next door to Crème Café to enjoy three more courses of themed dining and drink. Five courses and the show are $95 per person and three courses with no show are $75 per person.
Art, Food & Roots, October 16 @ 4:30 to 8:30pm
Come enjoy this fundraising event for Urban Roots, a nonprofit that is dedicated to growing healthy minds, bodies and communities with school and farm-based opportunities and garden education. Tickets are $75 per person and include dishes prepared by Chef Amy Simpson of Jack Rabbit Moon, Chefs Josh and Whitney Deri of Blend Catering, Chef Jessica Shapiro of the Cheese Board, Chef Stefanie Teeter of Liberty Food & Wine Exchange and Chef Chris Cowell of BFF Café.
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