One Madison Park restaurant, Madison Park Cafe, and four Madison Valley Restaurants (Cafe Flora, Crush, Luc and Voila! Bistrot) are participating in Seattle Restaurant Week, which begins on Sunday. The two-week celebration allows diners to sample 150 Seattle-area restaurants during the April 10-14 and April 17-21 periods and get three-course dinners at a reduced fixed price ($15 or $28, depending on the restaurant). Madison Park Cafe, according to owner Karen Binder, will be offering $28 three-course meals with choices, and will have some "fun glass pours available that pair with the dinners." This is Binder's 32nd year of operating the neighborhood's French bistro.
Madison Park Cafe, along with as Cafe Flora, Luc, and Voila! Bistrot, will also be participating in Dining Out for Life on April 28. This national project, now in its 18th year, provides a fund-raising avenue for local AIDS organizations. Seattle's Lifelong AIDS Alliance will receive a donation of 30% of each diner's tab the night of the event.
And speaking of local restaurants, Seattle Met Magazine reports on the return of Happy Hour and Cactus! in a posting today, and Madison Park Conservatory got a seriously good review from the Seattle Times yesterday.