Restaurant Week Grand Rapids has moved its dates this year, and has added a brand new element to the two week long celebration of food. While Restaurant Week itself doesn't kick off until August 15th, the new part of the celebration, The Grand Cocktail Contest, kicks off Wednesday, August 1st!Nineteen participating Restaurant Week restaurants will be competing in a contest to determine which restaurant has the "best" cocktail made with Bacardi Oakheart Rum - and - Grey Goose Cherry Noir, two new spirits products on the market. The contest is sponsored by Great Lakes Wine and Spirits. Starting on August 1 through Restaurant Week you can taste each cocktail from the restaurant who has entered in order to determine your favorite.

Participating restaurants include:

Amore Trattoria Italiana

Bistro Bella Vita

CityFlats Hotel

Cygnus 27

Gilly's At The B.O.B.

Grand Woods Lounge

HopCat

J Bar

Mangiamo!

McFadden's

Monkey Bar

Pietro's

Rose's On Reeds Lake

San Chez

six.one.six

SpeakEZ Lounge

Spinnaker Restaurant

Tavern On The Square

The Landing At Riverfront Hotel

The Viceroy