Over 20 Restaurants to Participate; Hotel Packages Available

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid will play host to the first ever Eat ADK Restaurant Week from Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 22. More than 20 restaurants will offer three-course dinners at fixed price points of either $15, $25, $35, or $55.

“We are excited to host the first Eat ADK Restaurant Week here in Lake Placid,” said Village of Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall.  “This is a great opportunity to showcase our diverse dining options to residents and visitors alike.”  

Participating restaurants in the 2016 event include: Aki Sushi, Caffe Rustica, the Cottage, ‘Dack Shack, Dancing Bears, Delta Blue, Desperados, Fireside Steak House, Generations, Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood, the Interlaken, Lake Placid Club Boat House, Kanu @ The Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Liquids and Solids at The Handlebar, Lisa G's, Nicola’s, Players, Redneck Bistro, Taste Bistro, Top of the Park, The View, WiseGuys, and Wyatt's.  Menus and specials for each restaurant will be available at EatADK.com in April.    

In addition to specials at local restaurants, numerous Lake Placid hotels will offer special packages to people looking to enjoy the event. Participating hotels include the Courtyard Marriott Lake Placid, the Hampton Inn Lake Placid, the High Peaks Resort, the Hotel Northwoods, the Mirror Lake Inn, the Pines Inn, the Placid Inn on the Bay, and the Whiteface Lodge. The packages can be viewed at EatADK.com.  

“Lake Placid offers world-class dining and accommodations that attract visitors all year long,” explains Lori Fitzgerald, president of the Lake Placid Business Association.  “We hope that by offering these awesome specials, locals who are too busy to eat out during the winter and summer will enjoy the great establishments in our community.  At the same time we expect to attract additional visitors to the area who will also stay at our hotels and shop in our stores.” 

“Dining and relaxation are major attractors to the Lake Placid region,” said Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) President Jim McKenna.  “We are pleased to be able to help promote this event and highlight the region’s exquisite dining and accommodations options.”   

Eat ADK Restaurant Week is sponsored by Coca Cola, the Lake Placid Business Association, Paul Smith’s College, Renzi Food Service, and Saratoga Olive Oil. ROOST designed and maintained the event’s website and Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News provided marketing assistance and organizational capacity. A volunteer subcommittee of the Lake Placid Business Association worked to organize this first time event.  

“Eat ADK Restaurant Week has come together through the hard work of many volunteers,” said Eat ADK Committee Chairwoman and Great Adirondack Brewing Company Brewery Manager Kelsey Torrance. “The business community was very supportive and I am grateful to the tens of volunteers who attended regular meetings, met with restaurants and hotels, and helped to organize the event.”  

The idea for a restaurant week event in Lake Placid originated from students at Paul Smith’s College. The students, led by assistant professor Kelly Cerialo, explored the market opportunity and identified best practices as part of a hospitality course.

“The students diligently studied restaurant weeks in other communities including Saratoga Springs; this analysis led the students to prescribe several strategies for bringing such an event to Lake Placid,” said Cerialo.  

“I’m so proud of our students for coming up with this idea and helping to bring it to fruition,” said Cathy Dove, president of Paul Smith’s College. “This project is a great example of the college’s commitment to providing a hands-on education while also supporting the local community.”

Students and faculty from the Paul Smith’s College continue to work closely with the restaurant week committee to organize the event.  

For continuous updates on Eat ADK Restaurant Week, visit EatADK.com. The purpose of the Lake Placid Business Association is to promote and protect the commercial vitality of Lake Placid’s business districts, recognizing their significance to the quality of experience for our visitors in order to enhance the quality of life for our community.