Providence is a pretty chilly place in the dead of winter, but warming it up considerably will be the 2nd Annual Restaurant Week, Jan. 15-28, with more than 80 restaurants featuring three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus for $14.95 and $29.95, respectively, per person. Restaurants in the event include fine dining eateries like Mediterraneo, CAV, Mill's Tavern and Gracies, Italian restaurants such as Amici Bar and Grille, Caffe Dolce Vita, Pizzico Ristorante and Bacaro; French favorites Hourglass Brasserie, Chez Pascal and Rue de L'Espoir, and classic American fare at Vintage Restaurant, The Dorrance, Red Stripe and The Red Fez.
Travel + Leisure recently ranked Providence as a top culinary destination, a city home to well-regarded culinary institution, Johnson & Wales University. The city is said to have more degreed chefs per capita than any other US city. Which means restaurant weeks should be pretty tasty. Check it out at http://www.goprovidence.com/RW