It’s a new year and with it comes DineLA, a new opportunity to try some of the places that make Pasadena a great food city. In addition to many of the usual participants, a few new restaurants have joined the festivities.
For any restaurant week, it’s best to have a plan of attack. Lunch options are cheaper, but dinner options offer the chance to try some of the city’s best, and most expensive, restaurants at a fraction of the price—even if you splurge and opt for the wine pairings or add-ons. For restaurants that offer both lunch and dinner, the dinner usually includes a dessert option that may not be available for lunch.
At Celestino, the lunch menu includes a risotto dish that appears to have been created just for the occasion. And the dinner menu includes so many options that you may want to hit the place up more than once, just to try them all!
I’m a sucker for sushi and Japon Bistro‘s elegant offerings including sushi and sashimi platters sound irresistible. And it sounds even better with the option to add a sake pairing. Osawa is also taking part in DineLA and has added some items just for DineLA, making it worth checking out.
Newcomers to the citywide event include beloved La Grande Orange Café and Seco, which has options that won’t tamper with your new year’s resolutions, and Vertical Wine Bistro.
Make your reservations soon, as DineLA starts this coming week and runs until the first of February. Check out all the details and menus at the official site.