Chocolates and roses are so cliché, but the one Valentine's Day tradition we can get behind is going out to dinner. Love and food, what more can you want? How about an idea of where to go? Here are a few romantic restaurants to try.
Valentine's Day dinner
By Kelly HousenMetromix
January 20, 2009
There's no excuse for not getting your sweetie out to a Valentine's dinner, especially when Caffe Gelato is running their Valentine's dinner special starting Friday the 13th and running through Sunday the 15th, with seatings every two hours, starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. The lobster tail dinner includes a full bottle of Sterling Riesling, and a glass of Domaine Chandon Rosé Champagne for each person. It's $129 per couple, but if you want to sit in one of their romantic, curved booths, it's $149 per couple. (That $20 is totally worth it, those curved booths are fantastic.)
Valentines Day Dinner will be served starting at 5pm. Call for reservations.
Valentine's Day dinner ft. a live violinist and a la Carte Valentine's menu. Limited seating available, so make your reservations today.
A five-course tasting menu on Valentine's Day that includes a choice of a trio or cured organic salmon or lobster with creamed winter spinach in phyllo with foraged mushroom fricassee, an entree choice of either braised boneless beef shortrib or organic chicken breast wrapped in bacon, all capped off with a dessert tasting. The dinner is $68 per person, which does not include gratuity or wine, though there will be a suggested wine pairing with each course. They'll have two seatings on Valentine's Day, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Join us on Saturday, February 14th for our fabulous four-course, price-fixed menu choice of featuring appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Reserve early at 302-475-3000.
Home Grown is basing their Valentine's Day menu around edible flowers. Start with Spanish potato-almond soup, garnished with lavender butter, then tuna sashimi, with an arugula and borage (a cucumber-flavored flower) salad in a lemon vinaigrette. The entree is a braised short rib with chive blossom-orchid risotto, and dessert is an orange blossom honey spice cake, with snap dragons and black pepper ice cream, all for $28.99 per person. (When making a reservation, we suggest asking for a booth, either a regular booth or one of the extra-romantic round booths, for a little extra privacy.)
If you want to go out for dinner, but don't want to commit to a prix-fixe menu, or are looking for something a little bit more casual, give Six Paupers a try. They're offering a special Valentine's Day menu, with appetizers like filet carpaccio and a lobster and avocado napoleon, which is lobster and avocado imperial between flour tortillas with diced tomatoes and hints of lime and cilantro. There are other appetizers, a few soups and salads to choose from and five entree choices, which include lobster thermador, a half lobster stuffed with bay scallops, shrimp and a mushroom thermador sauce, or a filet stuffed with lobster and roasted fennel. As a bonus, all the entrees are under $30.
Make your lover purr with delight at Krazy Kat's in Montchanin. They're offering a five-course Valentine's dinner that includes indulgent dishes like cinnamon-seared foie gras with maple pecan French toast and Grand Marnier caramel, and antelope filet au poivre, with panchetta potato risotto, port-braised chantrelles, a sun-dried tomato gastrique and goat cheese cream. The dinner is $75, and one of those courses is dessert, but it does not include wine or gratuity. They're serving the dinner all weekend, and as of press time still had reservations available on Sunday night.
Valentines dinner 5-9pm, $120 per couple, reservations required. Chef Paul has created a tempting menu that is sure to impress the one you love. Plus, this unique "food stations" design allows you and your valentine to sample different selections, dine at your leisure, and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings of The Ballroom At The "D". Finally, a String Quartet enhances the ambiance and makes the night complete.
Ask your special someone to be your Valentine and indulge in romance at the Hotel du Pont on February 14th, 2009. Our One Night package includes:parking, overnight accommodations, an opulent six course dinner for two in our Award Winning Green Room, including Amuse, first course, Salad course, Intermezzo, main course, and dessert, wake up to breakfast in bed and enjoy a 1pm Late Checkout on Sunday, February 15th (Taxes, Gratuity, Alcohol not included). Depending on the room choice, costs can range from around $430 well into $1000 plus.
At Sovana, (a fantastic restaurant hidden in a shopping center), they're offering a prix fixe menu all week, in addition to their regular menu. Look for specials on that menu like a ribeye, a poached shrimp appetizer and pork belly risotto. You'd be fine sticking with the regular menu here, and we'd be remiss if we didn't suggest that you start with their margherita pizza, which is topped with their homemade mozzarella. Sovana now has a liquor license, but they're still a BYOB, so bring along a bottle or two of your favorite wine and have a delicious dinner.