It's a celebration of food and the Fairfield restaurants that serve all kinds of it.

Fairfield Restaurant Week -- the first culinary celebration of Fairfield's diverse and growing array of restaurants, co-sponsored by town government -- started Sunday and runs through Saturday, Oct. 20.

The promotion features fixed-price lunches and dinners, or other discounts on participating restaurants' existing menu items, Tetreau's office said.

More than 30 restaurants are participating. They offer $10 and $15 lunches and $20 and $30 dinners.

Some of the town's cultural and arts organizations also plan special events to coordinate with Restaurant Week.

"Fairfield is fortunate to have a wide variety of quality restaurants that we want to showcase," First Selectman Michael Tetreau said in a statement. "Restaurant Week gives the public the opportunity to continue visiting favorite places or frequent ones they may not yet know about."

Tetreau said the town's involvement is designed to support local business and the local economy and to encourage residents and visitors to patronize the local restaurants.

Cultural organizations planning events in concert with Fairfield Restaurant Week include Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield Museum and History Center, the Fairfield University Bookstore and others.

For a complete list of participating restaurants and schedule of related events, visit: