First Posted: 1/25/2010 9:26:01 AM | Last Updated: 1/25/2010 1:29:44 AM
Soup's on at the NYC Restaurant Week Truck, and Midtown West is the first of its three host locations throughout the event.
The mobile cuisine program -- offering grab-and-go hot and hearty lunchtime soups made by participating restaurants and sold from the truck -- is a new feature of Restaurant Week Winter 2010, which kicks off today.
Beginning Monday, January 25, you can line up at Broadway, between 50th and 51st Streets, from 11 am - 2pm, for ladelings of scrumptious soups from some of the city's tastiest eateries, served from the truck which will be parked here through January 29. (Next stop?)
A curbside lunch of soup, paired with bread from Tom Cat Bakery, will cost you $6 (of which $1 will go toward disaster relief efforts in Haiti via The Haiti Relief Fund at the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. For more information about the program, visit nyc.gov).
And alongside the truck, step right up for a free sample beverage from Coke.
Here's a look at what's hot off the truck this week from various Restaurant Week participants:
Monday, January 25
Corn, crab and chorizo soup (Delmonico's Steakhouse)
Tomato and fennel soup (Tribeca Grill)
Mexhattan clam chowder (Dos Caminos Park)
Tuesday, January 26
Five-onion soup (Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C.)
City Crab's famous New England clam chowder (City Crab & Seafood Co.)
Creamy white onion soup with duck confit and mustard oil (Marseille)
Wednesday, January 27
Lentil stew (Industria Argentina)
Beef barley (Ben Benson's Steak House)
Thursday, January 28
Gingered sweet potato and lobster bisque (The Sea Grill)
Butternut squash leek soup with cranberry beans and sage croutons (Nice Matin)
Friday, January 29
Roasted winter squash and carrot bisque ('21' Club)
Jean-Claude's lobster bisque (Chez Josephine)
Restaurant Week Winter 2010 runs from January 25 to February 7 (excluding Saturdays, with optional participation on Sundays). Some participating restaurants will extend their Restaurant Week menus through February 28. Check the NYC & Company website at nycgo.com for details and menus.
The biannual tradition is sure to take a bite out of the winter blues, with offerings of three-course prix-fixe meals (lunches priced at $24.07; dinners, $35) at more than 260 participating restaurants, including some of the city's most highly regarded and most popular establishments.
For a complete listing of participating restaurants in and around Hell's Kitchen and Times Square, check out NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2010, search: Midtown West. You can also search participating restaurants throughout the city by neighborhood or by cuisine.
posted by: Elise Rosen, January 25, 2010