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Des Moines Restaurant Week 2018

  • Proof Restaurant 1301 Locust Street Des Moines, IA, 50309 United States (map)
Des Moines Restaurant Week 2018

The metro area's top chefs create special fixed-price menus for the week (September 16-18, 21-25 at Proof). Diners pay only $28 for three-course dinners.

Can't wait? We offer the same special every Thursday night at Proof Restaurant.

Restaurant Week Menu

3 courses for $28 with supplements


Everything Pancake | smoked salmon, clotted cream, sweet-tart beets, "everything bagel" vinaigrette, pea shoots & dill

Spanish Style Scotch Egg * | wrapped in Chica Anduluza Sausage, bread crumb, fresh greens, radish, pork-fat hollandaise

Marinated Watermelon Salad | espelette marinated watermelon, feta, pistachio dukka, fennel, berries, summer greens, basil oil and balsamic reduction
vegan-friendly with modification, gluten-free

Pimento Cheese-Cornbread Waffle | Tom Thumb ragu, rutabaga relish, tomato aioli, Crystal’s vinaigrette.


Carrot Mochi | coffee roasted carrot, pickled carrot, pistachio, herbs, carrot top salsa verde, carrot vinaigrette
vegan, gluten-free

Seared Haloumi Cheese | sweet corn tabbouleh, seared red pepper, olive, tomato

Herb Gnocchi | tomato, shishito peppers, carrot top salsa verde, chicken sugo, lemon-herb bread crumb, 30 month Parmigiano-Reggianio

Grilled Ribeye * (+$28) | finished with scotch & red wine, prosciutto butter, summer squash and green beans, mushroom, pickled onions, potato fritters, Blue cheese aioli
gluten-free with modification

Seared Scallops * (+$28) | red curry-watermelon braised spareribs, sweet corn succotash, roasted shishitos, tomato jam, bacon wrapped rind pickle gluten-free


Orange Pound Cake | blackberry-port reduction, blueberry-vanilla ice cream, smoked cream

Saffron Ice Cream Sandwich | raspberry, peach, almond

Cream Cheese Custard | huckleberry compote, dark chocolate crunch

Strawberry Granita | crème fraiche tapioca, caramelized cane syrup and dates

Items marked with a * are cooked to order. 
* Consuming raw or undercooked meat, fish, or other proteins can increase the risk of contracting a food borne illness.
Earlier Event: August 11
Second Saturday | A Study in Tomatoes
Later Event: August 21
Des Moines Restaurant Week 2018