Each restaurant will offer special three-course menus (appetizer, entree, dessert) devised for the event, priced at $20, $30 or $40 per person. Some of the restaurants also will offer lunch specials.
The week also includes a calendar of special food-themed events, and a variety of hotels throughout the state are offering discounted vacation packages to coincide with the event.
The event website is one of the best of its type that I've seen. Not only does it provide access to the participating venues' menus, it categorizes them, explains up-front which is offering which price point, and includes blurbs about what each restaurant style is emphasized.
• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd On Drinks
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook