Now in its fifth year, NM Restaurant Week is an 8-day culinary celebration featuring value-priced dinners and lunches. Multiple-course, prix-fixe dinners will be offered in four categories: $25 for two for casual-dining restaurants, and $20, $30 or $40 per person, depending on the restaurant. Some restaurants also will offer prix-fixe Restaurant Week lunches.

Restaurant Week diners can also expand their epicurean horizons by taking one of the many cooking demonstrations, classes, and other daytime events offered during Restaurant Week. For information on events and tickets, visit either of the NM Restaurant Week websites, www.nmrestaurantweek.com or www.dinenewmexico.com.

New for 2014: Santa Fe Restaurant Week is premiering the Santa Fe Restaurant Photo Scavenger Hunt. Photos taken in participating restaurants and clues will be posted on the Restaurant Week websites and Facebook page (www.facebook/nmrestaurantweek) daily between February 3rd and March 2nd. The first person to correctly identify the locations of the photos will win $500 in Santa Fe restaurant dining certificates. Entries must be submitted to info@nmrestaurantweek.com by Friday, March 7th.

Visit www.nmrestaurantweek.com or www.dinenewmexico.com to peruse menus, sign up for daytime events, and register for Restaurant Week sweepstakes. Make your reservations early to ensure seating. Bon appetit!