Nearly 50 area restaurants and eateries throughout the greater Capital Region will offer special pricing and menus in celebration of the Travers during the third annual Travers 1864 Restaurant Week from Sunday, August 19 through Thursday, August 23.
During the five-day event, diners can indulge in a three-course meal at participating Capital Region restaurants for the prix-fixe cost of $18.64, the year of the inaugural running of the Travers, the oldest major stakes race in the country for 3-year-olds.
The area-wide epicurean offering takes place in the days leading up to the 143rd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on Saturday, August 25 at Saratoga Race Course.
Travers 1864 is one element of a community-wide celebration in honor of our biggest and most historic race," said The New York Racing Association, Inc. President and COO Ellen McClain. "NYRA would like to thank all of the participating restaurants for their enthusiasm and support of this fan-based initiative. We're thrilled to have Travers 1864 Restaurant Week return for a third year to usher in the social and sporting event of the summer season, the Travers."
The current list of confirmed, participating restaurants from throughout the Capital Region includes:
Angelo's Tavolo in Scotia
Aperitivo Bistro in Schenectady
Bangkok Bistro in Schenectady
Bangkok Bistro in Colonie
Bellini's in Clifton Park
Bookmakers in Saratoga Springs
Buca di Beppo in Colonie
Café Nola in Schenectady
Cella Bistro in Schenectady
Charlton Tavern in Charlton
Chez Pierre Restaurant in Gansevoort
Circus Café in Saratoga Springs
Cornell's Restaurant in Schenectady
Dunham's Bay Resort in Lake George
Elizabeth's Table in Saratoga Springs
Grandma's Pies and Restaurant in Colonie
Home Style Caterers in Schenectady
Jack's Oyster House in Albany
La Serre in Albany
Loca Luna Bar & Grille in Ballston Spa
Manhattan Exchange in Schenectady
Marché in Albany
Market Restaurant (Albany Marriott) in Albany
Marotta's Bar-Risto in Schenectady
Milano in Latham
Nové Italian Restaurant in Wilton
The Olde Post Grille in Lake George
Paolo Lombardi's in Wynantskill
Peaches Café at Stuyvesant Plaza in Guilderland
Provence at Stuyvesant Plaza in Guilderland
Quintessence in Malta
Ravenous in Saratoga Springs
The Ripe Tomato in Malta
Sabina's Wood Fire Restaurant in Saratoga Springs
Simpson's at The Desmond in Albany
The Stockade Inn in Schenectady
Stoney's Irish Grill in Schenectady
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant in Schenectady
Tesoro in Guilderland
The Finish Line in Ballston Spa
The Vista Restaurant in Clifton Park
The Waters Edge Lighthouse Restaurant in Glenville
Wheatfields in Clifton Park
Wheatfields in Saratoga Springs
Wine and Roses in Broadalbin
Valentino's in Amsterdam
The Van Dyck Restaurant and Lounge in Schenectady
$18.64 price may not include tax, gratuity and beverage.
In appreciation of their support of Travers 1864 Restaurant Week, six participating restaurants will be randomly selected to receive one week of on-track digital advertising at Saratoga Race Course in 2013.
The return of Travers 1864 Restaurant Week follows an October 2011 announcement from the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) that described the extensive economic impact of Saratoga Race Course on the greater Capital Region. Reporting the results of a study conducted by HR&A Advisors, Inc., the IDA estimated the economic benefit of Saratoga Race Course on regional output to exceed $200 million annually.
For more information about Travers 1864 Restaurant Week, a complete list of participating restaurants, and to view the prix-fixe menus, please visit http://www.nyra.com/Saratoga/RestaurantWeek.shtml.
Restaurants still seeking to participate in Travers 1864 Restaurant Week should contact JuliAnn Goronkin at (518) 383-6183 or via email at email@example.com.