Hopefully you already have Atlantic City Restaurant Week www.acrestaurantweek.com) March 3-9, 2013 on your calendar, but you may want to start grooming your palate a bit earlier and experience an exclusive Preview Event produced by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA) and hosted by Atlantic City Country Club on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "A Taste of Atlantic City Restaurant Week," an exclusive preview event, offers a VIP preview of 15 of the restaurants that are participating in Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will showcase their best menus, all while raising funds for some area charities. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 15, 2012.

Advance ticket purchases are recommended due to the limited number available; tickets sold at the door will be limited to the balance of tickets not sold in advance. Tickets are available only online at www.acrestaurantweek.com. But you better hurry because tickets go fast - only 300 tickets will be sold, at $35.00 each. The ticket price includes the tasting and live music. A cash bar will be available. The restaurants will serve "tasting size" portions of items that will be included on their special Restaurant Week menus, as well as specialties from their regular menus. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Community FoodBank of NJ/Southern Branch, Alcove of Atlantic County and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation.

Atlantic City Restaurant Week will be held March 3-9, 2013. Many of Atlantic County's finest restaurants will serve fixed price, three-course meals, with lunches priced at $15.13 and dinners at $33.13, excluding beverage and tip. A list of participating restaurants, menus and additional information is available at www.acrestaurantweek.com. Sponsors include A.C. Central Reservations, Inc., Ed Hitzel Enterprises, Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Tropicana Casino And Resort, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Interstate Outdoor Advertising, Inc., Philadelphia Magazine, Atlantic City Country Club, Equity Communications, Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, Press of Atlantic City Media Group and OpenTable.com Authority The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority serves as the destination's principal marketing arm, stimulating economic growth through convention, business and leisure tourism development. The Authority oversees the management of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall.

The Authority is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International. For complete Atlantic City information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com. Also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AtlanticCit