Betcha didn’t know next Saturday March 8 is International Women’s Day, which recognizes the contributions of working women. It’s a big deal in Europe and Japan - in Italy, it’s called festa della donna - but somehow it has never received much attention here.
Which is odd, considering the tradition started after a revolt in the mid-1800s by women garment workers in New York.
Europa - a restaurant owned and run by women - decided to commemorate this occasion with a week of freebies. On Monday, women customers will receive a free espresso drink. On Tuesday, a complimentary lemon tart will be served after the meal. On Wednesday, women will be treated to a pesto torte appetizer and on Thursday, it’s a brownie. On March 7, they’ll be giving away homemade truffles and on March 8, 50 percent will be knocked off the price of lunch or dinner for women diners.
Such a deal.
Europa is located at 125 S. Wall. For reservations, call 455-4051.