You know those weeks where everything seems to be going just right and nothing is going to rain on your parade because things are just so perfect? Queue Inlander Restaurant Week, a 10-day stretch so special to me that it’s practically Christmas in February.
During Inlander Restaurant Week, over 100 of the most amazing restaurants in the area will be featuring 3-course prix fixe menus at either $21 or $31 dollars per person. Trust me when I say you won’t find deals this good until Restaurant Week 2020! I know that reviewing some 100+ menus and planning your meals out for over a week can be a bit daunting – lucky for ya’ll, I’ve done the hard work for you. Scroll down to see my top picks for Inlander Restaurant Week 2019, as well as some featured menu items from each spot.
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Look through Restaurant Week menus to figure out what sounds tasty.
PICK A RESTAURANT AND GO.
You don’t have to do anything ahead of time, though it’s a good idea to make dinner reservations.
THE MENUS ARE FIXED PRICE.
That means you know the price ahead of time. Each restaurant’s 3-course dinner menu is priced at either $21 or $31.
I chose my favorite from each category to highlight, but keep in mind there are three options per category: Appetizer, Entree, Dessert.
1898 Public House ($31)
Classic foods with a fresh twist, using the finest ingredients.
2010 W. Waikiki Rd,
Menu served Monday-Saturday, 4pm-Close
White Cheddar Bisque
with Pacific Northwest crab meat
Chicken Mushrooms and Truffles
Braised roasted garlic chicken served with wild mushroom risotto topped with truffle shavings and truffle oil and roasted Brussels sprouts
topped with cranberry compote and port syrup
THE BACKYARD PUBLIC HOUSE ($21)
A neighborhood pub focusing on upscale pub fare and great service.
1811 W. Broadway
Spokane | Downtown
Menu served Monday-Sunday, 11am-10pm
Handmade soft pretzels served with Backyard’s signature cheese sauce.
Beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions and mayonnaise, served with fries.
* Add bacon for $3
Creme de menthe, dark chocolate chips and chocolate sauce.
THE BLUEBIRD ($31)
Locally owned neighborhood bistro.
816 N. Fourth St.
Coeur d’ Alene, ID
Menu served Tuesday-Sunday, 4pm-Close
Cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts
Pork Belly, caramelized onion, red pepper flake, lemon, Parmesan, green onion.
Chilean Sea Bass
Eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and tomato ratatouille. GFA
Cream Cheese frosting, toasted coconut, toasted pecans and pineapple sauce.
CASCADIA PUBLIC HOUSE ($21)
Locally owned gastropub featuring regionally sourced Northwest cuisine
6314 N Ash. St.
Fresh mozzarella discs (2), tossed in a house blend of panko, herbs, and spices, deep-fried to a golden brown and served with a house-made romesco sauce. V
Curry Mac and Cheese
Penne pasta, delicious coconut and herb base with yellow curry, topped with bread crumbs, served with toasted fresh Alpine Bakery bread. V VA
Cascadia Creme Brulee
Silky smooth and sweet cream based custard, with a thin and crunchy caramelized sugar top, served with seasonal berries. GF V
CASPER FRY ($31)
Southern Inspired Classics, Down-Home Hospitality, Craft Cocktails
928 S. Perry St.
Spokane | South
Confit Duck Gumbo
Smoked confit duck, trinity, hearty dark roux, smoked tomato rice, chives
Peach Stuffed Pork Loin
Josper grilled peach and ricotta stuffed pork loin, Mill’s Farm Red Mule Creamy Organic Grits, buttery glazed carrots, pork jus GF
Classic Southern Banana Cream Pie
Creamy, rich banana pudding in a jar, fresh whipped Chantilly cream, Madeleine’s vanilla wafer V
CENTRAL FOOD ($21 – Vegetarian Menu)
Casual bistro with river and city views; also offering a $21 vegetarian menu.
1335 W. Summit Pkwy.
Spokane | Downtown
PNW pedrosillano garbanzo beans, lemon, garlic, herb oil, baguette G
Vegan Chick Pea Tacos
Tomato-Tomato-chili braised chick peas, corn tortillas, smoked jalapeño hot sauce, cilantro, pickled carrots
Just rhubarb, orange, sugar and water
Thoughtful food, fine cocktails, gracious hospitality.
913 E. Sharp Ave.
Wild mushroom soup, tart cherry duxelles, and truffled crème fraiche GF
Chili Rubbed Tri-Tip Steak
Chili rubbed tri-tip steak on a bed of confit tri-colored fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus topped off with a pickled corn piquillo relish GFA
Hazelnut Butter Cake
Brown butter hazelnut cake, huckleberry compote, topped off with caramel mascarpone and powdered sugar
FLEUR DE SEL ($31)
A classic setting for an authentic French dining experience.
4365 Inverness Dr.
Post Falls, ID
Smoked Beef Carpaccio
Thin sliced of house smoked beef shoulder tender cooked sous vide rare – red cabbage and goat cheese salad with roasted shishito peppers GF
Salmon ‘à la nage’
Chinook Canadian salmon baked and served in a lobster broth with turnips, fennel and fingerling potatoesGF
Brush Creek Blue Cheese
A sliver of Brush Creek blue cheese from Deary, Idaho – local apple compote – house brioche GFA
ITALIA TRATTORIA ($31)
A lively, regionally inspired Italian restaurant.
144 S. Cannon
Ricotta and Spinach Dumplings
Brown butter, sage and Parmesan
Pan Seared Vancouver Island Rock Fish
Italian sausage risotto, saffron tomato butter sauce, bay shrimp relish
Chocolate Mousse Terrine
Hazelnut praline, caramel sauce, candied orange
SANTE RESTAURANT & CHARCUTERIE
Preview of Smoke and Mirrors Saloon, opening in our space this spring.
404 W. Main
Eggs, pancetta, herbs
Beef brisket and bacon
Basil Ice Cream
STEAM PLANT KITCHEN + BREWERY ($31)
Iconic building. Industrial ambiance. Inventive cuisine.
159 S. Lincoln St.
Rib Eye Chili
Rib eye, grilled peppers, kidney and pinto bean chili, topped with sour cream and cheese blend GF
Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas
Rotisserie chicken, zucchini, squash, quinoa, spinach, peppers mixed with Cotija cheese, all rolled in white corn tortillas and served with a roasted poblano cream sauce
Granny Smith apples, crushed hazelnuts, cinnamon-nutmeg crumble. Served with vanilla bean ice cream V
Tortilla Union ($21)
Flavorful cuisine that takes you on a Southwestern journey
River Park Square, 808 W. Main
Sweet Potato Cakes
Fried crispy cakes with sweet potato, corn, green onion and spices. Served with a garlic crème sauce.
Pretzel fried chicken layered in a waffle shell, drizzled with blueberry jam and chipotle honey cream, topped with candied bacon and queso fresco. Served with a side of apple slaw.
Southwestern Pot de Crème
Delicious chocolate custard, hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, crusted with a burnt sugar topping and shaved dark chocolate. GF
TWIGS BISTRO AND MARTINI BAR ($31)
A South Hill destination serving a great American Menu
4320 S. Regal St.
Menu served Monday-Sunday, 11am-Close
Ahi Poke Salad
Ahi tuna served and dressed with a poke sauce tossed in a seaweed salad, sweet onions, scallions, sesame seeds and crushed red peppers. GF
Red Curry Halibut
Curry-crusted halibut pan-roasted and finished with a mint red curry sauce over cilantro rice and grilled asparagus, garnished with fried parsnips. GF
Crème Brûlée Martini
Your favorite dessert as a drink!
VINE & OLIVE EATERY AND WINE BAR ($31)
European inspired small plates created with a Northwest flair
CUISINE: European Inspired
Riverstone 2037 N. Main St.
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Red Crab and Apple Tartine
Salsa verde GF
Caramel, crème fraîche GF V
WILD SAGE AMERICAN BISTRO ($31)
Regionally sourced Northwest cuisine
916 W. Second
Char Siu Pork and Seeds
Char siu glazed kurobuta tenderloin, sweet hot mustard, kim chi, sesame seeds GF
Creole Shrimp Arrabiata
Creole spiced wild shrimp, sauteed onions, garlic-herb butter, sauce arrabiata, rosemary-Parmesan polenta, blanched local vegetables GF
Goat Cheese Ice Cream
Cajeta caramel, spiced Bartlett pear compote, biscotti GF
View the full list of participating restaurants along with menus here: http://inlanderrestaurantweek.com/
Let us know where you are eating this year!!