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Let's say a chef has Italian heritage, worked in some of Spain's most respected restaurants and is classically trained in French cuisine. That same chef honed her craft on private yachts sailing from Panama, at the Hilton in San Juan and in DC's best dining spots. Where would you expect that chef to hang her white jacket these days?  We'll make a good bet that Harrisburg doesn't immediately come to mind. That's OK. Pennsylvania's Capital City isn't really known as a "foodie" destination - YET. But you can bet your butcher knives that we love becoming a foodie destination. If you haven't dined in Harrisburg in the past - say - two to three years, you've missed the restaurant renaissance that's taken place. We've missed you, and we have a table waiting!

Let's back up now to that Italian/Spanish/French chef thing. In the video below, you'll meet Chef Qui Qui Musarra. The mind behind the menus at not one, not two, but three Harrisburg eateries. Suba Tapas Bar and Mangia Qui have been bottom floor/top floor siblings for more than 15 years on their North Street location that sits in the shadow of the Capitol Dome. Now, Rubicon is attracting customers with its bar-centric layout and its French-inspired cuisine.

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Rubicon and Suba are two of 18 Harrisburg restaurants taking part in Harrisburg Restaurant Week. (Weeks actually.Turns out people love the prix fix menus and the world class service so much that 1 week just wasn't enough.)  Some chefs take the opportunity to try some new dishes. Others, like Qui, choose to showcase the same recipes that you'd find on the everyday menu. "It's like getting the appetizer and the dessert for free," says Musarra.

Dessert at Rubicon in Visit Hershey Harrisburg

For complete details and a list of participating restaurants for 2015, click here