Valentine’s Day Specials

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Hotel St Germain
Love is always in the air at Hotel St Germain, and a week of St Valentine’s celebrations is intoxicating! We have an arsenal of enticements that will surely add a little spice to your life and a memorable experience to fondly savor in reflection for years to come.

Dinner A decadent  seven-course  special Valentine’s  Tasting menu will be served in  our stunning  candlelit dining  rooms  for  four(4) nights, from February 12 through February 15. Dinner on the 12th and the 15th is $90 per person and dinner on the 13th and the 14th is $125 person. We urge you to consider celebrating on any of these nights with the same menu and magical atmosphere.

Hotel Suites The ultimate Romantic indulgence always includes an unforgettable overnight stay in one of our fabulous Suites, all with fireplaces and canopied beds with a Deluxe breakfast served in your Suite the next morning. Don’t forget that Monday, February 16 is a holiday, so think about sleeping in on a long romantic weekend!

Enchanted Evening Want to cast a Spell or try one of our secret Love Potions? Perhaps a Voodoo Love Kit, a Champagne Massage or a Treasure Hunt with antiqued calligraphy Clues sealed with wax and hidden in your Suite? Take your choice for an extra special experience for you and your special someone.

Boutique Gifts Choose beautifully wrapped gift boxes of Hotel St Germain Confections like Gorgeous French Macaroons; Creamy Pralines; Chocolate Almond Toffee and more. The full list with photos of all our Valentine’s Day gift items will be displayed online at our website www.hotelstgermain.com <http://www.hotelstgermain.com>   after January 14th.

Please call 214-871-2516 for Reservations and Boutique orders.

Tillman’s News & Roadhouse Valentine’s Offerings

-News:   Tillman’s Roadhouse is now excepting reservations for groups of all sizes.  Please call the restaurant at 214-942-0988.

-Valentine’s Day Special:  Goodies for the Lover in You!
This special menu features:

Bibb lettuce Flower
with Warm Crab Dressing, Blood Oranges
and Pistachio-Goat Cheese Coins

- Share Me Plate -
Roasted Beef Tenderloin
and Chicken Fried Lobster
with Boursin Smashed red Skin Potatoes
and Asparagus

- “Seduce Me” Kit -
Chocolate Mousse, Whipped Cream,
Chocolate Sauce, Strawberries, Shortbread Cookies
Dessert available for dining-in, or…to go

Tillman’s Roadhouse is located at 324 West 7th Street in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District.

EAT, SPA, STAY, LOVE: VALENTINE’S DAY AT HOTEL ZAZA

ZaZa Hits “Z” Spot with Four-Course, Prix Fixe Menu, Indulgent ZaSpa Experience and Special Room Rates

Satiate appetites and desires this Valentine’s Day at Hotel ZaZa’s Dragonfly restaurant. Saturday, February 14, Executive Chef Grant Morgan will offer a four-course, prix fixe dinner menu (attached) for Valentine’s Day dining. Combined with Dragonfly’s lush décor, special hotel room rates and pampering from the ZaSpa, Hotel ZaZa is the perfect place for a romantic tête a tête.

Chef Morgan’s menu begins with a choice of aphrodisiacal Oysters Rockefeller; Prawns with a saffron-lemongrass emulsion; or a parmesan and crispy Duck Risotto.  Appetizers are followed by Cream of Celery Root Soup or a Truffle Salad with frisée, mesclun, crispy sunchokes and black truffle dressing.

Entrees include Licorice Scented Scallops with a celery root fondue, roasted Yukon potatoes and apple cider emulsion; Roasted Free Range Chicken paired with bamboo rice, braised bok choy and plum wine sauce; Grilled Beef Tenderloin with green and yellow beans seared with pear and a white peppercorn-mustard sauce; or Lobster in Puff Pastry with leeks and gooseberry sauce.

End on a sweet note with a Chocolate Raspberry Napoleon, a blend of chocolate mousse, pastry cream and puff pastry. After dinner, extend the romance and stay the night in one of Hotel ZaZa’s rooms or suites; special rates are available. Or segue to the ZaSpa for a Ménage A Deux massage, an indulgent body treatment and more. Cupid never had it so easy.

The Valentine’s Day menu is $75 per person, and reservations are recommended.  For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 214-550-9500. For room rates and availability, please call 214-468-8399 or visit www.hotelzaza.com/dallas <http://www.hotelzaza.com/dallas> .

Aw & Big SHUCKS WILL FEATURE A DOZEN OYSTERS WITH A COMPLIMENTARY Carnation ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

Who:            AW & Big Shucks .

What:           Oysters, best known for their reputed aphrodisiac powers, will be on special at AW & Big Shucks on Valentine’s Day, with a complimentary pink carnation, for $9.95.

When:          Saturday, February 14
11:00 am – 11:30 pm

Where:        Aw Shucks                        Big Shucks

3601 Greenville Ave.           6232 E. Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX  75206              Dallas, TX  75214

#214-821-9449                     #214-887-6353

Big Shucks
103 S. Coit
Richardson, Texas
#972-231-8202

Ferrari’s Italian Villa Grapevine

Special Valentine’s day menu
1200 William D. Tate Freeway
Grapevine,TX
817-251-2525

5:00-11:00 PM

All ladies will receive a complimentary flower!
Antipasti
Clams Casino 10
Francesco style baked with bacon & bread crumbs
Gamberi al Padrino 11
Shrimp  –  tomato sauce -  Italian hot pepper -  ciabatta crostini
Zuppa di Pomodoro e Funghi
Bosco  8
Spring mix – pear – Gorgonzola – pine nut – port wine vinaigrette
Caesar  6
Romaine – Ferrari’s Caesar dressing – ciabatta crunch
Caprese  10
Buffalo mozzarella – tomato – basil – spring mix – balsamic glaze
Pasta E Risotto
Lasagna Pasticiatta  18
Messy like mamma does
Ravioli Stefano  19
Ricotta ravioli – sun dried tomato – mushroom – tomato cream
Spaghetti Pomodoro con Polpette  19
Filet & veal  meatballs – tomato sauce – parmigiano
Rigatoni con Salsicce e Rapini  19
Italian fennel sausage – rapini – tomato sauce – roasted garlic – EVOO
Gnocchi Della Mamma  19
Italian potato dumplings – gorgonzola – cream
Pollo Finanziera  19
Fettuccine – chicken – ham -  mushroom – English peas – cream – Parmigiano
Risotto Primavera 18
Arborio rice – fresh tomato – roasted and sautéed seasonal vegetables
Farfalle Marco Polo  20
Farfalle- jumbo shrimp – broccoli – cream – fresh tomato
Piatti Principali
Served with daily vegetable and potato
Salmone Bella Donna  24
Pan seared salmon – shrimp – vodka cream
Grilled Salmone 24
Grilled and finished in the wood burning oven
Vitello Ferrari’s  24
Veal scaloppini – eggplant – mozzarella – tomato sauce
Pollo Valdostana  22
Sautéed chicken breast – ham – mozzarella – mushroom cream
Shrimp Parmigiana 24
Jumbo shrimp – topped with mushroom – tomato – mozzarella
Chilean Sea Bass 30
Topped with jumbo lump crabmeat
Bone in Veal Chop 38
Stuffed with prosciutto & mozzarella
10 0zPrime Angus Filet Mignon 39
16 0z Prime Angus Bone in Ribeye 39

Desserts
Chocolate Stefano 8
Crème Brulee 8
Tiramisu 8
Cheesecake 8
Chocolate cake 8
Cannoli 7

AURORA
Our very romantic restaurant is doing a special Valentine’s a la carte menu (no prix fixe) with three seatings (early at 5:30, 6:00 & 6:30; mid-evening at 7:00, 7:30 & 8:00; and late at 9:00, 9:30 & 9:45).
AURORA
4216 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX  75219
214.528.9400
www.auroradallas.com

Bonnell’s Valentine’s Menu
February 14, 2009
First Course
Brandied Lobster Bisque
Second Course
Center Cut Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom and
Truffle Cream served with a Jalapeno Twice Baked Potato
and Julienne Vegetables
Third Course
Chef’s Decadent Chocolate Trilogy
$90.00 per person
price does not include tax or gratuity
Bonnell’s Restaurant
4259 Bryant Irvin Road – Fort Worth, TX – 817.738.5489
www.bonnellstexas.com

From romantic to luxurious, the elegant new Pyramid Restaurant at The Fairmont Dallas
offers the perfect evening for your and “your special someone”.

St. Valentine’s Day
Thursday, February 12th
If your weekend is already booked, enjoy our St. Valentine’s Day
three-course, gourmet dinner accompanied by two glasses of Champagne.
$50 per person plus tax and gratuity

Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February14th
Choose a sumptuous three-course, prix fixe gourmet dinner
for two created by Executive Chef jW Foster.
Enjoy two glasses of Champagne;
personalized Menu Cards with your own private message;
and a box of homemade Chocolate Truffles to take home for “after”.
$50 per person plus tax and gratuity.

St Valentine’s Day Overnight Romance Package
Add a luxurious overnight stay in a Fairmont King room on the 13th or 14th
and enjoy the complete Pyramid Restaurant experience detailed above.
$249 inclusive per couple
(Based upon a one-night stay. Additional nights available at $119 plus tax.)

The Ultimate St. Valentine’s Day
For the ultimate Valentine’s Day getaway, The Fairmont Dallas is offering an
amazing “Suite-Ness” overnight package on February 13th and 14th.
that includes our exquisite three-course, gourmet dinner with all the amenities detailed above
plus His and Hers Monogrammed Spa Robes, Champagne and a romantic Rose Petal Turndown in the privacy of your elegant Fairmont one-bedroom suite.
Top it off with morning Breakfast in Bed for Two
$399 plus tax and service
(Based upon a one-night stay. Additional nights available at $169 plus tax.)

Wanting to keep the romance going a little longer?
Please ask our reservation specialist about Overnight VIP Packages including
the Dallas Museum of Art’s King Tut Exhibit; a Personal Shopping experience
at the legendary downtown Neiman Marcus;
or the many other exciting places and events in downtown Dallas.
For more information or to make a reservation, please Call 214.720.5340
Email holidays.dallas@fairmont.com, or Visit us at www.fairmont.com/dallas

THE BELMONT HOTEL

Belmont Cupid Offers Personally Delivered Valentines
WHAT:If the usual flowers and chocolates just aren’t cutting it anymore, why not make an impression this Valentine’s by snuggling up with your loved one at the Belmont Hotel.  You’ll have no problem wooing your sweetie with dinner at Cliff Café, a Valentine’s celebration at BarBelmont, “Love Is In The Air” accommodations package and special cupid Valentine delivery service.

Belmont Cupid Valentine Delivery Service
When making your dinner and room reservations be sure to reserve a personally delivered Valentine from the Belmont Cupid.  Dressed as cupid himself, the Belmont Cupid will deliver your loved one a sweet note tableside or to your room.  This service is complimentary, and on a first-come first-served basis. Cards can be personalized with your own special message.

Cliff Café Valentine’s Dinner
Enjoy a set menu featuring a bloody mary shrimp appetizer, mixed green salad, and filet with orange fenel crust, creamy mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.  Save room for the decadent bananas bread foster desert.  $30 per person, reservations recommended. The regular Cliff Café dinner menu will also be available.

BarBelmont Valentine’s Celebration
Cozy up with your loved one to the sounds of Miss Marcy and her Texas SugarDaddy’s, as they perform classic blues and contemporary jazz from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Enjoy a special Valentini cocktail made with vodka, PAMA, passion fruit juice and a splash of champagne.  Guests can also enjoy $2 off the infamous Belmontini, a tasty concoction made with Citron Vodka, Grand Marnier, pomegranate juice and champagne.

“Love Is In The Air” Accommodations Package
This sweet deal runs the entire month of February and includes yummy chocolates, a custom candle, two complimentary Valentinis, continental breakfast in bed, and a special 1 p.m. late check out.   Al a carte items include champagne, flowers and in-room massages (72 hour advance notice needed for massages).  Room Rates: $139 (Standard), $159 (Deluxe), $209 (Junior Suite), $229 (Suite).

WHEN:    Saturday, February 14, 2009
Cliff Café reservations accepted between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Live music at BarBelmont between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.  The lounge closes at 2 a.m.

WHERE:
Belmont Hotel
901 Fort Worth Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75208
214.393.2300
www.belmontdallas.com

About Belmont Hotel:
Perched hilltop in the emerging Oak Cliff neighborhood, the Belmont Hotel offers panoramic views of downtown Dallas and the Trinity River Corridor.  Originally built in 1946 and designed by architect Charles Steven Dilbeck, the former motor hotel was restored to its former glory in 2005. Comprised of more than a dozen different room configurations, including garden rooms and suites, loft suites and bungalows, each room offers views of the tranquil gardens or distinctive downtown skyline.  Property amenities also include an outdoor heated pool and health club.

BarBelmont, a favorite for locals, is the perfect place to rejuvenate after a long day.  Sip tasty cocktails and enjoy the striking views while relaxing to live music in the lobby lounge or terrace.  Cliff Café, the restaurant at the Belmont Hotel, serves soul-nourishing comfort food three times a day, including brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

The Belmont Hotel is part of the Bunkhouse Management hotel group (www.bunkhousemgmt.com), a premier management and consulting group led by Liz Lambert.  Other Bunkhouse properties include the Hotel San Jose and Saint Cecilia, both located in Austin, Texas.

The Belmont Hotel is located at 901 Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75208.  Reservations can be made by calling 866.870.8010 or visiting www.belmontdallas.com

Cafe Toulouse Valentine’s Dinner Menu
Soup
Sweet bell pepper cream & Piment d’Espelette
$ 8.00
Salad
Baby spinach salad, blood orange, roasted beet & toasted hazelnut
$ 10.50
Fish
Butter poached Sea Bass, Meyer lemon risotto,
Almondine roasted broccoli & brown butter
$ 27.00
Meat
Colorado Rack of Lamb on roasted new potatoes, wild mushrooms &
Rosemary Fleur de Sel
$ 29.00
Dessert
“Chocolate Lovers”
Valrhona Chocolate Tart, caramel drizzle & strawberries
$ 9.50

LA DUNI

La Duni celebrates Valentine’s Day, February 13 and 14, at the Oak Lawn and McKinney locations with a special 4-course dinner of Chef Specialties.  Cost is $49.50 which includes a complimentary glass of champagne and a take-home favor.  Other beverages, tax and gratuity are additional.

LIGHTCATCHER WINEMAKER’S DINNER

Seatings are every 30 minutes between 4:00 pm and 10:30pm, reservations are recommended. La Duni is located at 4620 McKinney Avenue, 214.521.7300.  La Duni Latin Kitchen and Baking Studio is located at 4264 Oak Lawn Avenue, 214.520.6888.

Our first Winemaker’s Dinner since last October is slated for this coming Thursday, Jan 22nd.  We have chosen four very special wines and have created a menu to showcase each wine, and to give you some amazing flavors and palate memories!  Here’s the menu:
WINTER WINEMAKER’S DINNER
First Course:
Steamed, shelled Green-lipped Mussels on Tabouleh
White wine•butter•cream•herb sauce
LightCatcher *Barrel Reserve* Chardonnay
Second Course:
Braised Spiced Lamb Choplettes
Caramelized Onions•Almonds•Bittersweet Chocolate
LightCatcher Dry Orange Muscat
***We have less than a case of this wine left.
It will be offered at deep discount this evening only for take home purchases.
Main Course:
Beef Tenderloin topped with Lump Crabmeat
Spiced Raspberry Butter Sauce
Potatoes Anna
LightCatcher Reserve Merlot
Dessert:
Chocolate Keneffa
(a custard, raspberry & chocolate buttered filo pastry)
LightCatcher Knotport

It has been so much fun, as we’ve been test cooking each of these dishes, to see eyes pop open wide and exclamations of “oh, my…..” as we try them out.  The pairing of the gold-medal-winning-extremely limited supply Orange Muscat with the braised, spiced lamb and caramelized onions and almonds and bittersweet chocolate is especially amazing – who would’a thunk these flavors would go together!?  All together in your mouth they made a really happy dance.

So, the price is $85 per person plus tax and tip, and this includes all food and wine, as well as Caris’ between course explanations and anecdotes about the food and wine – a feature that has come to be a favorite part of these dinners for many.  How often does the Chef and Winemaker give you that kind of attention?  Not much.  But here, we do, and we take great pleasure in it.
One seating at 7 pm.
Call us at 817-237-2626 to reserve.

CRAFT DALLAS
Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 14th

Chefs Tony and Shannon have created a special prix fixe menu  for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.
Reservations are available between 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Menu
First Course (Choice of)
Red Snapper Carpaccio
Roasted Quail with Turnips, Apples, and Bacon
Marinated Beets with Pickled Egg and Pears
Baby Greens with Hazelnuts and Pecorino
Ricotta Ravioli with Field Mushrooms and Braised Pistachios

Main Course (Choice of)
Beef Tenderloin, Balsamic Onions and Bordelaise Sauce
Roasted & Braised Pork with Kumquats and Sage
Tasmanian Salmon with Roasted Grapes, Pine Nuts and Saba
Yellow Fin Tuna with Pineapple, Mint and Lime Vinaigrette
Red Wine Risotto with Roasted Garlic and Parmesan

Sides (For the Table)
Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
Assortment of Mushrooms
Potato Puree

Desserts (For the Table)
Fried Ricotta Pie with Rose Poached Pears
Assorted Chocolate Truffles, Candies and Cookies
Ice Cream and Sorbet

$85 Per Person
Please make your reservations through Open Table.
www.opentable.com

RA SUSHI CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY

WITH DINNER AND COCKTAILS FOR TWO

THIS RA-MANTIC HOLIDAY CALLS FOR A RA-MANTIC DINNER

Plano, Texas — RA Sushi Bar Restaurant will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special RA-Mantic dinner menu this holiday.  Couples can enjoy three new drinks made exclusively for the lovers’ holiday, as well as a prix fixe menu that includes appetizers, sushi rolls made to order, hot entrees and delicious desserts.

RA Sushi is the perfect hot spot for your Valentine’s Day date. The stylish sushi bar has an upbeat atmosphere with eye-catching décor, trendy music and a fantastic mix of sushi and Japanese-fusion cuisine.

RA’s exclusive RA-Mantic Valentine’s Day Menu includes your choice of two appetizers, a choice of three hot entrees or sushi items, and one sinfully sweet dessert – all for $50.  A few of RA’s signature sushi options featured on the menu include:

·Viva Las Vegas Roll: combines Kani Kama and cream cheese rolled in rice and seaweed, lightly tempura battered and topped with spicy tuna, crab mix and sliced lotus root, finished with eel sauce and spinach tempura flakes.

·Lobster Shrimp Roll: a mix of lobster, cucumber, and avocado rolled and topped with shrimp, served with and Asian pesto sauce.

· Zonie Roll: combines spicy salmon, cucumber, cilantro and jalapeño, rolled and topped with avocado and Sriracha.

For this special occasion, RA has created three new exotic cocktails made for two. These signature RA-Mantic drinks will be served exclusively from February 8  – 14 and are served with fresh fruit and two straws.

· RA-Berry Romance:  a mix of vodka, Skyy Raspberry Vodka, Soho Lynchee, Black Raspberry Liqueur, Sake,  Triple Sec, pineapple juice, lemonade and lemon-lime soda, garnished with fresh raspberries and served in a fish bowl.

· One Night Stand: includes vodka, Blue Curacao, Triple Sec, Sweet and Sour Mix, pineapple juice and a splash of cranberry juice, garnished with fresh strawberries and served in a fish bowl.

· Kizakura “Pure” STARS Sparkling Sake: a rice wine that is similar to traditional champagne and served with chocolate covered strawberries.

Located in The Shops at Legacy, RA Sushi is best known for successfully combining distinctive sushi with a trendy, hip atmosphere. A destination for the young and chic, as well as serious sushi connoisseurs, RA serves fresh sushi sliced to order along with outstanding Japanese fusion cuisine in a fun, lively environment.  RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Plano serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner is served from 3 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 3 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday.  Happy hour food and beverage specials are offered Monday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m., and the bar remains open until 1a.m.  For more information, please call 469.467.7400 or visit RA online at www.RAsushi.com.

WINE & CUISINE MAKE A PERFECT MATCH AT CRÚ THIS VALENTINE’S

Special Four-Course Menu Featured Throughout Valentine’s Weekend

ABOUT:

Enjoy a sensual Valentine’s meal with your special someone Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 15 at Crú: A Wine Bar. Chef Paul Singhapong has created a four-course a la carte menu with both amorous couples and the restaurant’s collection of 300+ wines in mind. This Valentine’s special is available at all of Crú’s Dallas-area locations in Dallas’ West Village, Plano’ Shops at Legacy and Allen’s Watters Creek.

Selections from the romantically inspired menu include Wild Mushroom-Fontina Cheese Ravioli, Roasted Beef Tenderloin & Maine Lobster Tail and Heart Shaped Puff Pastry with Grand Marnier Cream & Mixed Berries.

WHEN:

Valentine’s weekend

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 13-15

5 to 10 p.m.

WHERE:

Crú: A Wine Bar

West Village location: 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204

The Shops at Legacy location: 7201 Bishop Road, Plano, TX 75024

Watters Creek location: 824 Market Street, Allen, TX 75013

MENU:

Tease

  • Smoked Salmon Crisp

Appetizer Course

  • Lobster Bisque with sherry cream
  • Roasted Duck Spring Rolls with spicy mustard & plum sauce
  • Wild Mushroom-Fontina Cheese Ravioli in sage browned butter
  • Watercress, Mache and Mizuna Salad with manchego cheese, pine nuts & raspberry vinaigrette

Entrée Course

  • Crab Stuffed Fresh Water Prawns “Scampi Style” with cheese polenta
  • Sole and Shrimp Roulade with spinach risotto & saffron sauce
  • Roasted Beef Tenderloin & Maine Lobster Tail with roasted potato and carrots and a béarnaise sauce
  • Peppered Seared Kobe Steak with truffle scallop potato, baked zucchini Provencal and Barolo wine sauce

Desert Course

  • Luscious Chocolate Mousse with raspberry sauce
  • Macadamia and Banana Pudding with chocolate & caramel sauce
  • Heart Shaped Puff Pastry with Grand Marnier Cream & mixed berries

HOW:

Guests can make reservations by calling the West Village location at (214) 569-WINE (9463), the Shops at Legacy location at (972) 312-WINE (9463), or the Allen location at (972) 908-2532. Additional information can be found online at www.cruawinebar.com.

ITALIAN ROMANCE SERVED UP AT FERRÉ RISTORANTE e BAR

ON VALENTINE’S WEEKEND

Combine Dinner at Ferré with Symphony’s “Affair of the Heart: Music & Romance” for a Sensual Feast

ABOUT:

A Tuscan-inspired menu prepared by Executive Chef Sean Alvarez will transport you from Ferré Ristorante e Bar in Sundance Square to the romance of Italy this Valentine’s weekend. On both Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14, diners can enjoy selections from the special three-course menu that includes selections such as Lobster Ravioli, Chilean Sea Bass with Creamy Butternut-Speck Risotto, Beef Tenderloin with Parsley-Taleggio Whipped Potatoes and Dark Chocolate Polenta Cake.

The prix-fixe Valentine’s dinner is the perfect accompaniment to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s “Affair of the Heart: Music & Romance” performances on both evenings at nearby Bass Hall. The menu is also available a la carte starting at 7:30 p.m.

WHEN:

Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14

Seatings begin at 5 p.m.

WHERE:

Sundance Square location, 215 E. 4th St. Ft. Worth, TX 76102

COST:

$40 per guest for the prix-fixe, three-course menu. The menu is also available a la carte starting at 7:30 p.m.

MENU:

Appetizer Course

  • Organic Greens served with Bosc pears, candied pecans, goat cheese & white balsamic vinaigrette
  • Baby Spinach Salad featuring walnuts, sweet red onions, picante gorgonzola & applewood bacon vinaigrette
  • Lump Crab Bake served with caramelized fennel-plum tomato salad, blood orange reduction & fennel pollen
  • Butternut Squash Bisque with candied pine nuts
  • Lobster Ravioli with caramelized baby fennel, foie gras & sun kissed citrus butter

Entrée Course

  • Shrimp & Mussels Black Pepper Linguini served with roasted garlic, yellow & red tomatoes, fresh basil & lobster cream sauce
  • Lamb Loin Chops with lavender-purple fingerling mash, grilled asparagus & chevre
  • Chilean Sea Bass served with creamy butternut-speck risotto, fried baby arugula and a balsamic reduction
  • Beef Tenderloin accompanied by parsley-Taleggio whipped potatoes, sautéed rapini & garlic-white truffle butter
  • Angus Rib Eye, char-grilled and served with gorgonzola slaw, truffle potato fritti & balsamic demi

Dessert Course

  • Dark Chocolate Polenta Cake with vanilla bean gelato & Tuaca caramel
  • White Chocolate-Raspberry Tiramisu for two
  • Strawberry Shortcake with macerated strawberries, Grand Marnier and Crème Chantilly

HOW:

The public can make reservations by calling (817) 332-0033. For more information, visit www.ferrerestaurant.com.

GIVE YOUR VALENTINE A TASTE OF THE EXOTIC AT STEEL

ABOUT:

If you and your Valentine have a taste for the exotic, then Steel Restaurant & Lounge has a special three-course, Indochine-inspired dinner especially for you on Saturday, February 14. Selections on the prix fixe menu include special sushi presentations including the Romance Roll, Miso & Sake Marinated Chilean Sea Bass, Grilled Lamb Sirloin with Szechuan Peppercorn-Zinfandel Sauce and Chocolate Volcano Cake.

WHEN:

Saturday, February 14

Seatings from 5:45 to 11 p.m.

WHERE:

Steel Restaurant & Lounge

3102 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 100

Dallas, TX 75219

(Located at Hall & Welborn)

COST:

$65 per person.

MENU:

Appetizers

  • Romance Roll – a maki roll with tuna, masago, jalapeno and red onion topped with strawberry and sriracha
  • Steamed Pork Dumplings
  • Grilled Lamb Satay
  • Sushi Bar Tasting Plate with California roll, tuna, salmon and yellow tail sushi and octopus sashimi
  • Sea Salt Style Calamari with chilies and onions

Second Course

  • Vietnamese Shaken Beef
  • Miso and Sake Marinated Chilean Sea Bass
  • Grilled Lamb Sirloin with Szechuan Peppercorn-Zinfandel Sauce, mashed potatoes, wasabi sauce and sautéed pea pods
  • Mandarin Orange Shrimp

Dessert

  • Chocolate Volcano Cake with raspberry coulee and chocolate ice cream
  • Brandy Fruit Foster featuring sautéed banana, strawberry and pineapple with brown sugar, brandy and spices served on vanilla ice cream
  • Strawberry Cheesecake with raspberry and chocolate drizzles

HOW:

Guests can make reservations by calling (214) 219-9908. Additional information is available online at www.steeldallas.com.

VICTORY TAVERN CATERS TO VALENTINE’S LOVERS

ABOUT:

Couples looking for a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day can celebrate with Victory Tavern on either Friday, Feb. 13 or Saturday, Feb 14. Diners can enjoy the Victory Park restaurant’s classic city grille cuisine from a special three-course, a la carte Valentine’s menu created by Chef Jim Oetting for the occasion.

Delicious twists on classic American standards on the Valentine’s menu include Champagne Poached Asparagus with Baby Arugula, Grilled Kobe Sirloin with Roasted Fresno Chile Sauce, Organic Honey & Mustard Glazed Cod with Green Vegetable Risotto and Victory Tavern’s signature Really Good Coconut Cream Pie.

WHEN:

Friday, Feb. 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 14, beginning at 5 p. m.

WHERE:

Victory Tavern

(Located in Victory Park; valet parking off of Houston)

3030 Olive Street on N. Houston

Dallas, TX 75204

MENU:

Appetizers

· Fire Roasted Tomato & Rock Shrimp Bisque

· Peekey Toe Crab & Brie Fondue in Puff Pastry

· Tabasco Fried Oysters with Meyer Lemon Cocktail Sauce

· Jumbo Shrimp & Snow Crab Claws with Gazpacho Cocktail Sauce

· Organic Greens with Red Flame Grapes, Marcona Almonds, Texas Goat Cheese & Herb Sherry Vinaigrette

· Champagne Poached Asparagus with Baby Arugula, Pine Nuts, Feta & Creamy Hummus Dressing

Entrees

· Marinated Lamb Sirloin with Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach Basmati Rice & Fig Jam

· Grilled Kobe Sirloin with Aged Cheddar Mash, Asparagus & Roasted Fresno Chile Sauce

· Organic Honey & Mustard Glazed Cod with Green Vegetable Risotto & Artichoke Butter

· Diver Scallops & Tiger Shrimp with Fettuccine, Asparagus, Melted Leeks & Shellfish Cream

· Texas Goat Cheese & Smoked Ham Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cauliflower Brie Gratin, Baby Carrots & Natural Jus

Desserts

· Really Good Coconut Cream Pie

· Strawberry Cream Tartlet with Chambord Caramel Sauce

· Molten Chocolate Lava Cake with House Churned Chocolate Malt Ice Cream & Callebaut Chocolate Sauce

HOW:

The public can make reservations by calling (214) 432-1900. Additional information can be found online at www.victorytavern.com.

FEARING’s
Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

February 14, 2009

First
Crispy Oyster with Champagne Cream and Roasted Fennel Jam; Smoked Salmon Tartar with Red Beets and Amaranth

Second
Globe Artichoke Bisque –Lobster/Spinach “Dip” and Sunchoke Chips
“Scalloped” Potatoes – Georges Banks Sea Scallops, Truffle Crème Fraiche,
Port Wine Reduction and Parmesan Cheese Crisp

Duck Salad –Smoked Canadian Duck Breast on a Foie Gras Schmear with Confit Duck Leg & Frisee Salad and Sour Cherry Vinaigrette

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio –Oregon Black Truffles, Organic Texas Olive Oil,

Tempura Alaskan King Crab Leg and Wild Arugula

Third

Grilled Maryland Wild Striped Bass –Fork Smashed/Caramelized Shallot Peruvian Potatoes,

Holland White Asparagus, Meyer Lemon Compote and Caviar Beurre Blanc

Coriander Crusted Australian Lamb Chops –
Saffron/Fennel Texas Rice Pudding with Merguez Sausage, Manila Clams and Piquillo Pepper Jam

21-Day Dry Aged Prime Beef Strip Loin–Royal Trumpet Mushroom Ragout and Jalapeno Creamed Corn with Battered Sweet Onion Petals

Butter Poached Maine Lobster Carbonara –
Gemelli Pasta, English Peas, Organic Oregano
with Crisp Pancetta and Oregon White Truffles

Fourth

Bing Cherry Galette with Pistachio Anglaise
Chocolate Salted Almond Bome with Dark Chocolate Sauce

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Strawberry Compote and Passion Fruit Orange Sauce

Sevy’s Grill

VALENTINE’S 2009
Romance is in the air at Sevy’s with soft, amber lighting and rose-strewn tables every guest will love.

For those celebrating on Friday or Sunday evenings, we are offering specials of Beef Tenderloin Filet and Fresh Maine Lobster, as well as a Godiva chocolate dessert to share.

For those celebrating on Saturday, February 14th we are pleased to offer the following three course menu for $55.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity).
Make your reservations today at SevysCatering@aol.com, or call (214)265-7389.

FIRST COURSE
Choice of:
Grilled Spinach and Feta Cheese Cakes Sundried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and Red Pepper Aioli
Gulf Shrimp and Maine Lobster Cocktail Dilled Green Beans, Tangy Cocktail Sauce and Remoulade Sauce
Atlantic Blue Point Oysters Rockefeller Baked with Creamed Spinach, Shallots and Toasted Bread Crumbs
Crispy Calamari Spicy Tartar Sauce and Tangy Cocktail Sauce
Caesar Salad Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Herbed Croutons and our Award Winning Dressing
Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops Fennel Puree, Caper & Golden Raisin Relish with Lemon Thyme Butter
Grilled Kobe Beef Skewers Soy Ginger Glaze, Asian Greens and Tempura Scallion

SECOND COURSE
Choice of:
Stuffed Free-Range Chicken Breast Proscuitto, Fontina Cheese and Fresh Sage with Creamy Mascarpone Polenta and Porcini Mushroom Sauce
Crab Crusted Sea Bass Fillet Creamy Chive Orzo, Red Pepper Butter and Lemon Pepper Aspargus
Herbed Lamb Chops Creamy Roasted Garlic Grits, Minted Zinfandel Sauce, and Roasted Fennel, Red Pepper and Kalamata Olives
Sevy’s Smoke House Beef Tenderloin Filet Crispy Buttermilk Onions, Grilled Fresh Vegetables and Cabernet Sauce
Sea Bass Fillet Artichoke Whipped Potatoes, Lemon Caper Butter and Smoked Salmon Salad
Peppered NY Strip Brandy Shallot Sauce, Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges and Tiny Green Beans with Smoked Bacon
Gulf Shrimp and Sea Scallop Linguini Fresh Peas, Roma Tomatoes, Broccoli, Basil Cream and Toasted Pine Nuts
Marinated Venison Medallion Truffle Whipped Potatoes, Blackberry Thyme Sauce and Caramelized Pearl Onions

Add  5 oz. Fresh Maine Lobster Tail to any entree for an additional $19.

THIRD COURSE
Choice of:
Apple Pecan Crisp with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Caramel
Three Citrus Pie Fresh Berry Puree and Whipped Cream
Chocolate Mousse Cake with Chocolate Spikes and Dark Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Berry Parfait Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Toasted Almonds
Godiva Chocolate Creme Brulee and Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

For your additional enjoyment, we also offer 34 delicious wines by the glass.

Alamo City Grille
VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL

$59.99 per couple

Start with 2 glasses of PAMA KISS

(1 order)
SWEET AND HOT SMOKED PORK STUFFED MUSHROOMS
Lightly battered and served with fresh, creamy. ranch dressing.

(2)
Choice of House or Caesar side salad

(Choice of 2 entrees)
GRILLED CENTER CUT BONE IN PORK CHOP
Served with seasonal veggies, herb roasted potatoes, with an apple and PAMA pomegranate chutney.

PAN SEARED CHICKEN SALTIMBOCA
Boneless breast of chicken topped with prosciutto ham, fresh spinach, and mozzarella cheese, served with whipped potatoes and seasonal vegetable medley.

GRILLED CENTER CUT NEW YORK STRIP
Grilled to order, topped with a wild mushroom merlot sauce,  served with whipped potatoes and a seasonal vegetable medley.

HALIBUT WITH CHAMPAGNE ORANGE BUERRE BLANC SAUCE
Sauteed  and served with fresh herb pearl cous cous and seasonal vegetable medley.

(1)
FRESH BERRIES WITH PAMA SABAYON
Served in a fresh baked flaky cinnamon pastry cup

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AT GO FISH OCEAN CLUB
Go Fish Ocean Club’s Executive Chef Tiffany Derry and General Manager Rex Hutchison have created a special Valentine’s Day 2009 Dinner with five courses.

For the first course, enjoy a lagniappe, followed by Wild Mushroom Ravioli, featuring four cheese ravioli, wild mushroom cream sauce and a crispy scallop.

Champagne Sorbet is the Intermezzo, followed by Live Maine Lobster tail with a lemon butter caper sauce, Filet Mignon with Cabernet demi sauce and baby vegetables.

For dessert, enjoy Warm Molten Chocolate Cake with Pistachio Ice Cream.

Go Fish Ocean Club’s Valentine’s Day 2009 Dinner is $65 per person. The culinary team will also prepare the full Go Fish Ocean Club menu on Valentine’s Day 2009. Reservations are recommended. Phone 972-980-1919; fax 972-385-3725, or go to OpenTable.com to reserve your table.

State & Allen Valentines Wine Dinner
featuring the wines of Argentina brought to you by ‘Bottled Poetry’

Pre-Course
Nuts & Cheese
Relax & Get Prime Your Tongue
Wine Pairing:
Champagne

Course 1
Seared U-10 Scallop
W/a Vadouvan Spiced Bean & Escarole Salad and Crispy Speck
Wine Pairing:
Las Perdices (Pinot Grigio)

Course 2
Skewered Sweet Breads
Topped W/a Poached Egg and Gremolata & Served W/Grilled Treviso
Wine Pairing:
Bressia Monteagrelo (Chardonnay)

Course 3
Roast Leg of Lamb Stew
W/Roasted Tomatillos, Sun Chokes, Corn, Cipollini Onions, Fennel & Sautéed Frisee
Wine Pairing:
Calvulcura (Merlot)

Course 4
Veal Milanesa Stack
W/Zucchini Noodles & Spaghetti Squash Served W/a Tomato Beurre Blanc
Wine Pairing:
Familia Marguery (Malbec)

Dessert
Chocolate Soup & Empanada
Our Classic Ancho Chile Chocolate Soup Accompanied W/a Banana Caramel Empanada
Wine Pairing:
Las Perdices (Ice Wine – Malbec)

DR DELPHINIUM PROVIDES ADVICE ON CHOOSING AND CARING FOR VALENTINE’S DAY ROSES AND FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
According to the Society of American Florists, more than 26 percent of adults in the United States will buy flowers for their loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

“We expect Valentine’s Day to be extremely busy this year with the Saturday timing,” said Dr Delphinium Designs & Events owner Charles Ingrum. “Last year, nearly 214 million roses were grown for Valentine’s Day.,Proper care will keep your Valentine’s flowers looking beautiful for days.”

· Remove any leaves that will be under water, taking care not to cut through or scrape the green bark.
· Cut stems by removing 1-2 inches with a sharp knife.
· Immediately after cutting, place flowers in a clean, deep vase of water containing a flower food provided by your florist.
· Check the flower food solution daily and make sure to keep it full, clean, and fresh. If the solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely.
· Keep your flowers in a cool place, out of direct sun and drafts.

When creating this year’s Valentine’s arrangements, floral specialist Bryna Morrow chose from seasonal floral and greenery, along with the fine flowers and greenery not often used by traditional floral shops.

Dr Delphinium’s design team created eleven new arrangements especially for Valentine’s Day, named after classic desserts and liquors.

Pictured at left is Dr Delphinium’s “Tiramisu.” Elegant in its simplicity, the “Tiramisu” stands out in a tall violet vase with a collection of creamy white hydrangea, hot pink roses, vibrant green song of India, luscious magnolia leaves and reaching white dendrobium orchid stems.

“It’s wonderful because our buyer searches out unique things as well as staples,” Morrow said. “Our arrangements are designed with elements of roses, Holland tulips, gerbera daisies and snapdragons as well as rich mokara orchids, crimson ginger, lilly grass and calypso, finished with green and blushing lady apples, tall red dogwood branches, plum-colored tropical ti leaves and lemon leaf.” On some arrangements the dramatic effect is completed by clear vases highlighted by design elements like red crystals and black river rock.

Dr Delphinium’s design team created eleven new arrangements especially for Valentine’s Day, named after classic desserts and liquors.

“Amaretto” is Dr Delphinium’s version of a Valentine’s Day classic. This stunning rose arrangement features elegant long stemmed roses of your choice, lemon leaf, and tropical foliage with red crystals in the bottom of a tall glass vase. All 11 arrangements can be viewed at www.Dr.Delphinium.com.

Flowers: How to Extend Their Beauty

A little extra care can make a big difference for any size flower arrangement or fresh flower bouquet.

Most floral arrangements last 4-7 days or longer, depending on the flowers used and the care they receive.
The Society of American Florists provides these tips for longer-lasting, more vibrant flowers:

For floral arrangements:

- Keep the vase filled (or floral foam soaked) with water containing a flower food provided by your florist. Flower foods make flowers last longer but it is important to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet. Most packets are to be mixed with either a pint or a quart of water. Flower foods should not be diluted with more water than is specified on the packet.

- If the flower food solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely with properly mixed flower food solution. If possible, re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife. Be sure to use a sharp knife or clippers that will not crush the stems. Immediately place the stems into solution.

- Keep flowers in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes flowers to dehydrate.) Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.

For loose bunches or boxed flowers:

-  Keep your flowers in a cool place until you can get them in a flower food solution. Don’t forget how important it is to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet.
-  Fill a clean (washed with a detergent or antibacterial cleaning solution), deep vase with water and add a flower food from your florist.
-  Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial microbial growth that may limit water uptake by the flower.
-  Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife. Place the flowers in the vase solution you’ve prepared.

If you purchase loose flowers for your own arrangements you should also consider these tips:

-  When selecting flowers, look for flowers with upright, firm petals and buds beginning to open. -  Yellow, spotted or drooping leaves are signs of age.
-  When using woody stems and branches (such as quince, forsythia or lilac), cut the stem with sharp pruning shears. Place them in warm water containing fresh flower food to promote flower opening.

Plant Care Tips: Green Thumb Not Required

Not only are green and flowering plants a great enhancement to any home or office decor, they are also beneficial to your health. The results of a study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) show that common houseplants are powerful, natural air cleaners – all the more reason why you want to keep your plants healthy with the proper care.

Most plants come with care instructions specified for the type of plant. The Society of American Florists provides these additional general guidelines to keep most green houseplants thriving:

Keep plants in medium-light locations – out of direct sunlight

Natural light is best, but some plants can also thrive in office fluorescent light. Most flowering potted plants should be placed in areas with the most light in order to maintain good flower color and promote the maximum number of flowers to open. Foliage plants will do well under lower light levels and can be placed in areas providing reduced light.

Plant soil should be kept moist at all times

Plants should not be allowed to dry out or wilt. Be careful to avoid overwatering – do not allow plants to stand in water. Avoid wetting plant leaves.

Avoid excessive heat or cold

Plants should be kept in a cool spot (between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit) for best performance. They should be kept away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes plants to dehydrate.)
About Dr Delphinium Designs and Events
Dr Delphinium Designs & Events, based in Dallas, Texas, is a full service florist that has served customers worldwide. Founded in 1988, Dr Delphinium Designs & Events was the first European flower market in the United States. The company is known for carrying high quality arrangements, unique flower and plants. A wide range of distinctive glass and ceramic vases are always available. The company also operates an extensive special events business for weddings, parties and corporate events. Along with the special events side, Dr Delphinium provides a high-caliber interior landscaping service for your home or office.

The company operates two retail locations: The main store at Lovers Lane and a second location at Medical City. Dr Delphinium was nominated by The Dallas Business Journal in 2007 and in 2008 as one of the best places to work. The company also received Best Florist 2008 from Dallas Observer readership.

The highest-quality customer service is Dr Delphinium’s trademark. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We accept orders 24 hours a day via www.DrDelphinium.com.

$150 per person

214.922.4848

http://www.fearingsrestaurant.com/

Rosewood Crescent Hotel

2009 Valentine’s Packages
Cupid’s Choice – $575
-          Superior accommodations for two

-          Breakfast for two in the Conservatory or the privacy of your room

-          Sparkling wine

-          Special chocolate Valentine’s amenity

-          Five-course dinner for two at The Crescent Club

-          Valet parking

Valentine Romance Package – $375
-          Superior accommodations for two

-          Breakfast for two in the Conservatory or the privacy of your room

-          Sparkling wine

-          Special chocolate Valentine’s amenity

-          Valet parking

Suite Dreams Package – $525
-          Suite accommodations for two

-          Breakfast for two in the Conservatory or the privacy of your room

-          Sparkling wine

-          Special chocolate Valentine’s amenity

-          Late checkout of 2 p.m.

-          Valet parking

Ralph Lauren Romance at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Ralph Lauren celebrates 10 years of Romance with Always Yours  – $995

-          Superior accommodations for two nights

-          Champagne in your room

-          Three-course dinner for two at The Crescent Club

-          Swedish massages for two

-          Monogrammed Ralph Lauren cashmere throw & limited edition Fragrance

*This package needs to be booked with 7 days notice.

All prices are per room, subject to availability and

do not include alcohol, tax or gratuity.

Packages available Saturday, February 14.
The Ralph Lauren Romance package is available through April 15.
For reservations, please call 214 871 3220.


Valentine’s Day Dinner at Café Modern
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Café Modern announce the café’s annual Valentine’s Day Dinner on Saturday, February 14, 2009.  Bring your special someone for a truly romantic dining experience.  Enjoy a glass of champagne and a four-course meal lovingly served by the café’s attentive staff. Choose from an extensive list of wines to perfectly complement the evening’s selections. Café Modern’s serene and elegant ambiance is sure to make an impression.

Reservations are available at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30pm.

$75.00 per person; $67.50 per person for Modern members, tax and gratuity not included.

For reservations call, 817.840.2174.

The menu for the evening follows:

Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

First Course

Trio of

Duck Confit with Fig Jam Crostini
Lobster – Grapefruit Salad
Red Pepper Mousse with Saffron Poached Yukon Potato

Second Course

Choice of

Thai Red Curry Soup with Mussels
Mixed Lettuces with Red Wine Honey Vinaigrette
And Tours Nut Mix

Third Course

Choice of

Seared Beef Tenderloin with Whiskey Demi, Garlic Whipped Potatoes
And Steamed Asparagus

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Sundried Tomatoes, Mascarpone Cheese
And Toasted Pine Nuts

Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut with Green Pea & Mint Sauce, Rainbow Carrots
And Fingerling Home Fries

Fourth Course
Decadent Dessert Sampler

Includes One Glass of House Wine or Champagne,
and your Choice of Coffee, Tea or Soft Drink.

CAFÉ MODER Lunch
Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Sat 11 am-3 pm
Brunch
Sun 11 am-3 pm
Coffee bar
Serving Starbucks coffee, snacks, sandwiches, beer, wine, and dessert
Tue-Sat 10 am-4:30 pm
Sun 11 am-4:30 pm
For reservations, call 817.840.2157.
Menus are available online at www.themodern.org/cafemodern.html.

LOCATION
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161
www.themodern.org

Museum Gallery Hours
Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun 11 am-5 pm

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Wednesday and the first Sunday of every month

The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

Valentine’s Day 2009 Warwick Melrose Dallas Hotel

“Tickle Your Palette”
Vegetable “Rotollo” with Micro Green Salad and Salsa Verde

Tantalizing Beginnings
Ménage a Trois of Luscious Sea Scallops: For Two
Oxtail Ragout and Buttered Bread: Forest Mushroom Sauté
and Brown Butter with Meyer Lemon Air Desire
Or
Sinful Lobster Raviolini with Lobster Consommé

Seductive Seconds
Salad of Organic Mixed Lettuces, Garden Herbs, Pomegranate Vinaigrette
And Perfectly Ripe Persimmons
Or
Pink Lady Apple and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Blood Orange Foam

Cupids Break
Cara Cara Orange and Tito’s Vodka Sorbet

Eternity
Choice of:

“Drunken” Pork Cheek with Cheddar Cheese Grits and Bacon Wilted Swiss Chard
Or
Pan Seared Buttery Sea Bass with Delightful Crab Risotto, Spinach
and Preserved Tangerine Butter Sauce
Or
Temptatious Rack of Veal with Roasted Herb Vegetables – Finger ling Potatoes
and Flirtatious Rosemary Béarnaise

Sinful Endings
“Feed Your Lover”
Chocolate Fondue for Two
Velvety Chocolate Ganache with Marshmallow Wand, Toasted Pound Cake
and Plump Strawberries
Or
Chocolate Chip Pan Purdue with Caramelized Rosy Red Raspberry
and Suave Crème Fraîche

Saturday, February 14th, from 6 – 9 p.m. And all this can be yours for just $85 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Remember The Library Bar too for cocktails and cool jazz music before or after dinner on this special day. We “wrote the book” on romantic atmosphere.

Avant Garden’s Valentine’s Offerings
-Aged terracotta bowls filled with early stage pink hyacinth bulbs and twig fence made of red or green dogwood and moss resembling a bird cage

$100.00 to $150.00
-Pink vase with a mix of all pink Garden Roses, Dutch Mini Roses, large California Roses and French Roses (picture attached)

$250.00 to $350.00
-Antiqued French wire vase with mixed monochromatic floral

$100.00 to $150.00
-Blue ceramic Coke bottle vase with three Blue Anemones with a tag that reads, “Without You I Am Blue”
$35.00
-Brown ceramic Coke bottle vase with Brown Rose with a tag that reads, “I Love You…Maybe More Than I Love Chocolate”

$35.00
-French bottle vase with extra large purple Vanda orchid from France

$80.00 to $120.00

-Selection of  letterpress Valentine’s cards from MissingQ Press (picture attached)

$4.50 to $6.50

Avant Garden is located at 4 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205

Hours: Mon to Sat, 9AM to 6PM

Phone: 214-559-3432

www.avantgarden.com

CANARY CAFÉ OFFERS COUPLES A SWEET DEAL THIS VALENTINE’S DAY
Four-Course Valentine’s Dinner for $55

Canary Cafe chef-owner Mansour Gorji prepares and serves a four-course Valentine’s dinner available from 5 – 10:30 p.m. for $55 (tax and gratuity not included).  Seating is limited with reservations required by calling 972.503.7080.  Chef Gorji’s Valentine’s menu features choice of appetizer including grilled chilled avocado with poached shrimp and pomodoro sauce or Bulgarian feta with pomegranates and toasted pita.  Guests can select from three salads such as verde, Caesar or the wedge with gorgonzola dressing, prosciutto and grilled jalapeno.  Choice of entrees include prime beef tenderloin, oceanos, salmon crème, chicken artichoke or veal limon.  Desserts options include chocolate cake with raspberry puree or Tira Misu.

Canary Cafe specializes in New Mediterranean cuisine using fresh ingredients and simple techniques.  For guests wanting to take a little Mediterranean home with them, Chef Gorji has his own product line in Gorji Gourmet, which includes his pomegranate champagne vinaigrette as well as his pomodoro sauces and award-winning primer available for purchase at Canary Cafe, six area Whole Foods Markets and www.gorjigourmet.com.  The 38-seat Addison restaurant offers a complete wine selection as well as patio dining.   Canary Café is open for dinner only Tuesday – Thursday, 5-9:30 p.m. and Friday – Saturday, 5-10:30 p.m. For more information call 972 503 7080 or visit www.canarycafeaddison.com.

Hyatt Regency DFW

Hyatt Regency DFW offers sweet deals this Valentine’s Day.  Guests can choose from a Sweetheart Express package for $239 inclusive on February 13 or $269 inclusive on February 14 featuring Grapevine’s Vintage Railroad.  Guest may also choose to purchase an overnight package for $119 valid February 13 and 14 when restaurant reservations are made at Boi Na Braza, Ferrari’s Italian Villa or Mister G’s steakhouse.  Restaurant reservations must be made in advance at the participating restaurants and dinner is not included in the package price.  Overnight packages can be purchased by calling 800 233 1234 and requesting offer code BNBVDY for Boi Na Braza, FERVDY for Ferrari’s Italian Villa and MRGVDY for Mister G’s steakhouse.

Hyatt Regency DFW’s Sweetheart Express package includes complimentary transportation to/from downtown Grapevine, two adult train tickets aboard the Grapevine Vintage railroad, dinner and dancing at River Ranch complete with a rose and chocolates, plus a champagne and strawberry amenity and breakfast buffet for two in Jacob’s Spring Grille.

Valentine’s Day restaurant package guests enjoy complimentary transportation to and from either Boi Na Braza or Ferarri’s Italian Villa.  Mister G’s steakhouse is located on the lobby level of Hyatt Regency DFW.  Guests also receive breakfast for two in Jacob’s Spring Grille and deluxe accommodations for two for $119.

“We are pleased to partner with the Grapevine CVB and area restaurants including our own Mister G’s steakhouse to provide our guests four options to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend,” said Larry Daniels, general manager for Hyatt Regency DFW.  “All of our options include complimentary transportation to each romantic destination.”

The Sweetheart Express package and restaurant overnight package rates are valid February 13 and 14, 2009, based on double occupancy and availability.  Rates not valid for groups or conventions.  Reservations for Boi Na Braza, Ferrari’s Italian Villa and Mister G’s must be made in advance and are not part of the package rate.  Other restrictions may apply.

Hyatt Regency DFW is located inside Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and features 92,000 square feet of function space, including a 21,120 square-foot ballroom, 26,073 square-foot exhibit hall, 4,832 square-foot junior ballroom, 811 guest rooms and 74 separate meeting rooms. A recently completed $43-million hotel transformation project resulted in redesigned oversized guest rooms featuring 32-inch flat screen HDTVs, high-speed wireless Internet access, iHome stereos and Hyatt Grand Beds as well as redesigned meeting space and an exhibit that salutes outstanding Texas businesses.  For more information, call 972.453.1234 or visit hyattregencydfw.com.


VALENTINE’S AT BIJOUX WILL LEAVE YOU SAYING “J’TAIME”

Scott Gottlich makes romance delicious with an elegant pre fixe dinner
WHAT:     Bijoux, with one of the most intimate and romantic settings in the city, will be offering a decadent pre fixe dinner on Valentine’s Day. The dinner, prepared by five-star chef Scott Gottlich, will feature four courses with a selection offered within each course, allowing guests to customize their own tasting menu. Pricing: $95 and $135 paired with wine.

WHEN:    Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 14
5:30 until close

WHERE:    Bijoux
5450 West Lovers Lane; Suite 225
Dallas, TX 75209

RSVP:        214.350.6100
Valentines Day Menu
$95 per person, $135 with wine pairings

Course One

Shrimp Bisque
purple sweet potato chips and tarragon oil

East Coast Oysters
black pepper mignonette, lemongrass, horseradish

Salad of Mixed Greens
farmers’ market vegetables, fine herbs, thyme vinaigrette

Course Two

Slow Braised Short Rib
pomme puree, glazed root vegetables, truffle jus

Mushroom Ravioli
consommé and porcini oil

Texas Quail
salsify, green apples, watercress

Hudson Valley Foie Gras
passion fruit gastrique, banana monkey bread, dentille ($12 supplement)

Course Three

Black Bass
celery root, truffles, fines herbes

Pan Seared Filet of Beef
haricots verts and twice baked Yukon gold potatoes

Long Island Duck Breast
cauliflower, braised greens, cherry sauce

Lobster Risotto
Maine lobster, broccoli raab, Parmigiano-Reggiano

Course Four

Tete de Moine
Seckel pear chutney and balsamic gastrique

Maytag
carrot custard and candied bacon

Tropical Chocolate
chocolate mousse domes, mango papaya kiwi salsa, mint passion seeds

Apple Soft Cake
cider gelee, rice pudding ice cream, apple caramel

Westin Galleria Dallas and The Second Floor Restaurant

Looking to wow your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Whisk your special someone to the Westin Galleria Dallas for a romantic getaway without leaving the city. The hotel, which is wrapping up a complete transformation of the property, is offering three room packages that blend romance with Westin’s reputation for modern luxury and relaxation.

Starting at $199 plus tax, the Indulge Package features champagne and strawberries upon arrival, deluxe accommodations and breakfast the following morning from the hotel’s acclaimed The Second Floor Restaurant.

For guests seeking the next level in relaxation, Westin Galleria Dallas is featuring its Romance Package #2. Starting at $265 plus tax, this special package will be available on Friday and Saturday nights and will include a beautiful rose for your guest, strawberries upon arrival, deluxe accommodations and dinner from The Second Floor Restaurant.

For the ultimate in romance, the hotel has created the Romance Package #1. Starting at $325 plus tax, this special package also will be available on Friday and Saturday nights and will include a beautiful rose for your guest, strawberries upon arrival, deluxe accommodations and dinner and breakfast from The Second Floor Restaurant.

“With the transformation of our guestrooms now complete, we are eager to share the many improvements we’ve made to our property; and there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to share with our guests the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation,” said John Everett, general manager of Westin Galleria Dallas. “From our exquisite rooms to our impeccable service and outstanding food of The Second Floor, this Valentine’s Day at Westin Galleria Dallas is sure to please our guests seeking the ultimate in romance.”

The hotel’s The Second Floor Restaurant, which has garnered praise from both critics and patrons for its creative twist on traditional fare, is featuring an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu. Available to diners at $49 per adult or $69 with the inclusion of wine pairings (plus tax and gratuity), and included for guests staying at the hotel electing a Romance Package, the special holiday menu will include your choice of the following dishes in each course:

first course:
mixed greens salad
almonds, dates, goat cheese

shrimp bisque
manchego, lavosh

pheasant confit ravioli
artichokes, pecorino

second course:
beef tenderloin
butternut polenta, mustard greens

wild mushroom risotto
parmesan, porcini oil

pan seared scallops
crab couscous, charred tomato, haricot verts

oven roasted duck breast
Brussels sprouts, raisins, celery root

third course:
chocolate bomb
hazelnut praline, vanilla bean ice cream

orange vanilla panna cotta
pistachio, raspberries

cherries jubilee tart
vanilla custard, lemon

For more information about The Second Floor or to schedule reservations, visit the restaurant’s web site, www.thesecondfloorrestaurant.com or call 972-450-2978.

More information regarding Westin Galleria Dallas’ Romance Packages and other exclusive offers can be found at www.Westin.com/Dallas or by calling 866-716-8137.

FORGET THE FLOWERS AND CANDY AND TREAT YOUR VALENTINE TO A NIGHT TO REMEMBER AT JASPER’S

What:              Say it with food and wine this year with an inspired four course menu of innovative Jasper’s cuisine, created especially for this Valentine’s evening. Guests are assured that Jasper’s has everything in place to create an ideal and intimate dinner. Diners choose from an array of the following dishes:
*Salt-Crusted Rock Shrimp Calamari Skewers with Tamarind Barbeque and Wasabi Cream; Main Lobster Gruyere Fondue with Garlic French Bread Croutons; Swedish Meatballs with Homemade Pappardelle and Sherry-Dill Cream; Thai Duck Spring Rolls with Scallion Rice-Wine Vinegar
•Grilled Chicken Masa Soup; Smoked Corn-Crab Chowder with Goat Cheese-Gulf Crab “Tater Tots,” Jasper’s Caesar Salad with Focaccia Croutons and Roasted Peppers; Jasper’s Greens with Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette and Maytag Blue Cheese; Wilted Baby Spinach Salad with Apple Wood-Smoked Bacon and Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes
•Intermezzo of Blood Orange-Shiso Champagne Granita
•Crispy Seared Skate with Almond Polenta Cake and Warm Brussels Sprout-Prosciutto Salad; Cedar-Smoked Steelhead Trout with Sauerkraut-Caraway Blini and Apple-Chive Vinaigrette; Espresso-Pasilla Crusted Lamb Chops with Charred Tomato Blue Corn Grits and Cajeta Demi; Maple Leaf Farm Pastrami-Spiced Duck Breast with Ruby-Beet Spaetzle and Stone-Ground Mustard-Duck Jus; Hickory Grilled Prime Strip with Caramelized Leek Whippers and Maine Lobster Oscar Sauce
•Chocolate-Hazelnut Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orangecello Caramel; Trio of Milk Chocolate Truffles in Pomegranate, Raspberry and Blackberry; Banana Grand-Marnier Bread Pudding with Sea Salt Caramel; Cinnamon-Roasted Quince-Brie Strudel with Toasted Almond Honey

Who: Rated one of Esquire Magazine’s Top 20 Best New Restaurants in America, Jasper’s features a casual design with a “modern outdoors” theme complete with teak outdoor-style furniture, bamboo planters, dramatic lighting and artistic-interpretations of natural elements.  Executive chef and partner Kent Rathbun has made a name for himself in the culinary world through his interest in creating unique and unsurpassed dishes.  Jasper’s menu reflects Rathbun’s “home cooking” style with the best of America’s regional cuisine, including rotisserie chicken, fish, steaks, salads and pizza.

When:              Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cost:                $75 per person plus tax and gratuity

Reservations:    Reservations are required by calling (469) 229-9111

Where:             Jasper’s Restaurant
7161 Bishop Road
Suite G-1
Plano, Texas 75024
www.kentrathbun.com

Popolos
Popolos will be offering a 3-course special Valentine’s Day menu for $54.95 per person.  Popolos is located on the NW corner of Preston and Royal, 5959 Royal Lane, Dallas, 75230.  For reservations, please call (214) 692-5497.

Flirtation (appetizer) selections include shrimp and crab stuffed blue corn crepes, fried buffalo ravioli, and Popolos blue cheese salad.

The Main Affair (entree) choices include Espresso rubbed buffalo “prime rib”, grilled Australian double lamb chops, and balsamic glazed chilean sea bass.

Sweet Endings (dessert) selections include Popolos peach cobbler, a special Heaven and Hell cake topped with strawberries romanoff, and double chocolate chip Texas pecan bread pudding.

Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse

Executive Chef/Partner Samir Dhurandhar has created a variety of Valentine’s Day Specials to accompany his regular Nick & Sam’s menu.

Valentine’s Day Specials will be served on Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th and include:
*     Trio of Seafood Shooters
- Lobster & Orange, Shrimp & Lime, Crab & Lemon
*     Maine Lobster & Roasted Sweet Corn Soup
served with Brioche Lobster Roll
*     Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass with Citrus Herb Lobster
served with Fingerling Potatoes & Leek Confit with Sweet Sherry
vinaigrette
*     Dry-Aged Kobe Rib Chop with Gorgonzola Dolce Truffle Butter
with Napa Cabbage & Applewood Bacon
*     Triple Chocolate Raspberry Decadence
with dark chocolate torte, milk chocolate mousse and white choco-
late ganache

Prices vary. Located at 3008 Maple Avenue, Nick & Sam’s will serve Valentine’s Day specials in addition to its regular menu, 5 p.m. – midnight, Friday (Feb. 13th) and Saturday, (Feb 14th). For reservations, please call 214-871-7444.

PARK CITIES PRIME

Park Cities Prime will be offering a special 3-course menu for $55 per person in addition to the regular menu.  Roses presented to all ladies with a champagne toast served with dessert.

Park Cities Prime is located at 8411 Preston (SW corner of Preston and NW Highway).  For reservations, please call (214) 691-7763.

ABACUS SERVES UP A DELICIOUS FOUR-COURSE DINNER FOR YOU AND YOUR SWEETHEART THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

What: Leave the flowers and candy at the drugstore; the chefs at Abacus invite you and yours to indulge in a luscious four-course menu for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. Guests will be delighted with an innovative menu created especially for this romantic holiday. Diners can choose from an array of the following dishes to create their ideal four-course celebratory meal:

· Hot and Cold Foie Gras: Seared with Brioche French Toast and Torchon with Huckleberry Maple Syrup; Pan-Seared Diver Scallop with Truffle Grits and Herb Ice-Wine Vinaigrette; Togarashi Crusted Big-Eye Tuna with Ginger-Sweet Potatoes, Black Radish Slaw, and a Pomegranate Glaze; Kobe Beef Tataki with Fresh English Cucumber and Pome Sugar Sauce

· Shrimp Bisque with Cornmeal Crusted Rock Shrimp, Grilled Asparagus and Lemon Crème Fraiche; House Smoked Wild King Salmon Carpaccio with Chicory-Watercress Salad and Horseradish Cream; Bluepoint Oyster-Arugula Salad with Red Grape Tomatoes and Buttermilk Blue Cheese; Warm Curry Spinach Salad with Crispy Serrano Ham and Feliciana Nevat Cheese

· Intermezzo of Strawberry-Yuzu Champagne Spritzer made with Chandon Etolie Rose

· Wood Grilled Arctic Char with Corn Spoon Bread and Roasted Jalapeno Lime Sauce; Blue Cheese Crusted Buffalo Tenderloin with Duck Fat Poached Steak Fries and a Port Wine Demi; Braised Lamb Shank with Fingerling Potatoes and a White Bean Cassoulet; Butter Poached Maine Lobster with Sweet Basil Gnocchi, Black Trumpet Mushroom and Myer Lemon Sauce; Crispy Seared Key West Snapper with Parsnips Puree, Bacon-Root Vegetables and a Crawfish-Brandy Butter

· A Surprise Selection of “Sinful Treats”

Who: Since Abacus opened 1999, the fine dining establishment has received numerous accolades and has been catapulted into the local, regional and national spotlight with industry recognition coming from Mobile Four-Stars, AAA Four Diamonds, DiRONA, Five Star rating from the Dallas Morning News and “Most Popular Restaurant in Dallas” rating by Zagat Survey in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Abacus has been featured in publications such as Elle, Southern Living, Veranda, Texas Monthly, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire Magazine, Rosie Magazine and Wine Spectator.

When: Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cost: $100 per guest plus tax and gratuity

Reservations: Reservations are required by calling (214) 559-3111

Where: Abacus Restaurant

4511 McKinney Avenue

Dallas, Texas 75205

www.kentrathbun.com

TRAMONTANA

Don’t forget that Valentines Day is on a Saturday this year(extra busy) and will be here before you know it, so make your dinner reservations at Tramontana now. Chef James will offer a four course menu with wine pairings available. See Valentines Menu below for details and Call 214/ 368-4188 to reserve your table.

We look forward to seeing you at Tramontana!

Valenetines Day, Saturday, February 14, 2009
$75 pp/++4 courses;  $95 pp/++ with wine pairing
Two Seatings Available : 6:00 & 8:30
Valentines Dinner
Saturday, February 14, 2009
$75 pp/++4 Courses;  $95 pp/++ with wine pairing
Menu
Maine Lobster Bi sque with Sherry
Or
Baked Brie en Croute w/ Caramelized Apples
GRUET BRUT SPARKLING N/V-NEW MEXICO
*****
Wild Mushroom & Chevre “Soufflé” w/ Smoked Salmon
-Basil  Crème Fraiche
Or
Grilled Pear Salad w/ Gorgonzola, Buttered Walnuts & Apple Bacon
-Port Wine Vinaigrette
MCPHERSON DRY ROSE OF SYRAH/GRENACHE 2006- TEXAS
*****
Meat Trio-
Grilled Beef Chateaubriand, Slow Roasted Pork & Stuffed Chicken Breast
SYCAMORE LANE MERLOT 2006- CALIFORNIA
Or
Red Snapper with Asparagus, Proscuitto, & Blue Crab Risotto
-Chardonnay20Bianco / Aged Balsamic
SALMON CREEK CHARDONNAY 2007-CALIFORNIA
*****
NIERPORT  TAWNY PORT
Warm Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Or
Grand Marnier Crème Brule in Puff Pastry

Sevy’s Grill

VALENTINE’S 2009
Romance is in the air at Sevy’s with soft, amber lighting and rose-strewn tables every guest will love.

For those celebrating on Friday or Sunday evenings, we are offering specials of Beef Tenderloin Filet and Fresh Maine Lobster, as well as a Godiva chocolate dessert to share.

For those celebrating on Saturday, February 14th we are pleased to offer the following three course menu for $55.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity).
Make your reservations today at SevysCatering@aol.com, or call (214)265-7389.

FIRST COURSE
Choice of:
Grilled Spinach and Feta Cheese Cakes Sundried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and Red Pepper Aioli
Gulf Shrimp and Maine Lobster Cocktail Dilled Green Beans, Tangy Cocktail Sauce and Remoulade Sauce
Atlantic Blue Point Oysters Rockefeller Baked with Creamed Spinach, Shallots and Toasted Bread Crumbs
Crispy Calamari Spicy Tartar Sauce and Tangy Cocktail Sauce
Caesar Salad Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Herbed Croutons and our Award Winning Dressing
Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops Fennel Puree, Caper & Golden Raisin Relish with Lemon Thyme Butter
Grilled Kobe Beef Skewers Soy Ginger Glaze, Asian Greens and Tempura Scallion

SECOND COURSE
Choice of:
Stuffed Free-Range Chicken Breast Proscuitto, Fontina Cheese and Fresh Sage with Creamy Mascarpone Polenta and Porcini Mushroom Sauce
Crab Crusted Sea Bass Fillet Creamy Chive Orzo, Red Pepper Butter and Lemon Pepper Aspargus
Herbed Lamb Chops Creamy Roasted Garlic Grits, Minted Zinfandel Sauce, and Roasted Fennel, Red Pepper and Kalamata Olives
Sevy’s Smoke House Beef Tenderloin Filet Crispy Buttermilk Onions, Grilled Fresh Vegetables and Cabernet Sauce
Sea Bass Fillet Artichoke Whipped Potatoes, Lemon Caper Butter and Smoked Salmon Salad
Peppered NY Strip Brandy Shallot Sauce, Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges and Tiny Green Beans with Smoked Bacon
Gulf Shrimp and Sea Scallop Linguini Fresh Peas, Roma Tomatoes, Broccoli, Basil Cream and Toasted Pine Nuts
Marinated Venison Medallion Truffle Whipped Potatoes, Blackberry Thyme Sauce and Caramelized Pearl Onions

Add  5 oz. Fresh Maine Lobster Tail to any entree for an additional $19.

THIRD COURSE
Choice of:
Apple Pecan Crisp with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Caramel
Three Citrus Pie Fresh Berry Puree and Whipped Cream
Chocolate Mousse Cake with Chocolate Spikes and Dark Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Berry Parfait Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Toasted Almonds
Godiva Chocolate Creme Brulee and Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

For your additional enjoyment, we also offer 34 delicious wines by the glass.

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AT GO FISH OCEAN CLUB
Go Fish Ocean Club’s Executive Chef Tiffany Derry and General Manager Rex Hutchison have created a special Valentine’s Day 2009 Dinner with five courses.

For the first course, enjoy a Lagniappe, followed by Wild Mushroom Ravioli, featuring four cheese ravioli, wild mushroom cream sauce and a crispy scallop.

Champagne Sorbet is the Intermezzo, followed by Live Maine Lobster tail with a lemon butter caper sauce, Filet Mignon with Cabernet demi sauce and baby vegetables.

For dessert, enjoy Warm Molten Chocolate Cake with Pistachio Ice Cream.
Go Fish Ocean Club’s Valentine’s Day 2009 Dinner is $65 per person. The culinary team will also prepare the full Go Fish Ocean Club menu on Valentine’s Day 2009. Reservations are recommended. Phone 972-980-1919; fax 972-385-3725, or go to OpenTable.com to reserve your table.

State & Allen Valentines Wine Dinner
featuring the wines of Argentina brought to you by ‘Bottled Poetry’

Pre-Course
Nuts & Cheese
Relax & Get Prime Your Tongue
Wine Pairing:
Champagne

Course 1
Seared U-10 Scallop
W/a Vadouvan Spiced Bean & Escarole Salad and Crispy Speck
Wine Pairing:
Las Perdices (Pinot Grigio)

Course 2
Skewered Sweet Breads
Topped W/a Poached Egg and Gremolata & Served W/Grilled Treviso
Wine Pairing:
Bressia Monteagrelo (Chardonnay)

Course 3
Roast Leg of Lamb Stew
W/Roasted Tomatillos, Sun Chokes, Corn, Cipollini Onions, Fennel & Sautéed Frisee
Wine Pairing:
Calvulcura (Merlot)

Course 4
Veal Milanesa Stack
W/Zucchini Noodles & Spaghetti Squash Served W/a Tomato Beurre Blanc
Wine Pairing:
Familia Marguery (Malbec)

Dessert
Chocolate Soup & Empanada
Our Classic Ancho Chile Chocolate Soup Accompanied W/a Banana Caramel Empanada
Wine Pairing:
Las Perdices (Ice Wine – Malbec)

DR DELPHINIUM PROVIDES ADVICE ON CHOOSING AND CARING FOR VALENTINE’S DAY ROSES AND FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
According to the Society of American Florists, more than 26 percent of adults in the United States will buy flowers for their loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

“We expect Valentine’s Day to be extremely busy this year with the Saturday timing,” said Dr Delphinium Designs & Events owner Charles Ingrum. “Last year, nearly 214 million roses were grown for Valentine’s Day.,Proper care will keep your Valentine’s flowers looking beautiful for days.”

· Remove any leaves that will be under water, taking care not to cut through or scrape the green bark.
· Cut stems by removing 1-2 inches with a sharp knife.
· Immediately after cutting, place flowers in a clean, deep vase of water containing a flower food provided by your florist.
· Check the flower food solution daily and make sure to keep it full, clean, and fresh. If the solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely.
· Keep your flowers in a cool place, out of direct sun and drafts.

When creating this year’s Valentine’s arrangements, floral specialist Bryna Morrow chose from seasonal floral and greenery, along with the fine flowers and greenery not often used by traditional floral shops.

Dr Delphinium’s design team created eleven new arrangements especially for Valentine’s Day, named after classic desserts and liquors.

Pictured at left is Dr Delphinium’s “Tiramisu.” Elegant in its simplicity, the “Tiramisu” stands out in a tall violet vase with a collection of creamy white hydrangea, hot pink roses, vibrant green song of India, luscious magnolia leaves and reaching white dendrobium orchid stems.

“It’s wonderful because our buyer searches out unique things as well as staples,” Morrow said. “Our arrangements are designed with elements of roses, Holland tulips, gerbera daisies and snapdragons as well as rich mokara orchids, crimson ginger, lilly grass and calypso, finished with green and blushing lady apples, tall red dogwood branches, plum-colored tropical ti leaves and lemon leaf.” On some arrangements the dramatic effect is completed by clear vases highlighted by design elements like red crystals and black river rock.

Dr Delphinium’s design team created eleven new arrangements especially for Valentine’s Day, named after classic desserts and liquors.

“Amaretto” is Dr Delphinium’s version of a Valentine’s Day classic. This stunning rose arrangement features elegant long stemmed roses of your choice, lemon leaf, and tropical foliage with red crystals in the bottom of a tall glass vase. All 11 arrangements can be viewed at www.DrDelphinium.com.

Flowers: How to Extend Their Beauty

A little extra care can make a big difference for any size flower arrangement or fresh flower bouquet.

Most floral arrangements last 4-7 days or longer, depending on the flowers used and the care they receive.
The Society of American Florists provides these tips for longer-lasting, more vibrant flowers:

For floral arrangements:

- Keep the vase filled (or floral foam soaked) with water containing a flower food provided by your florist. Flower foods make flowers last longer but it is important to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet. Most packets are to be mixed with either a pint or a quart of water. Flower foods should not be diluted with more water than is specified on the packet.

- If the flower food solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely with properly mixed flower food solution. If possible, re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife. Be sure to use a sharp knife or clippers that will not crush the stems. Immediately place the stems into solution.

- Keep flowers in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes flowers to dehydrate.) Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.

For loose bunches or boxed flowers:

-  Keep your flowers in a cool place until you can get them in a flower food solution. Don’t forget how important it is to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet.
-  Fill a clean (washed with a detergent or antibacterial cleaning solution), deep vase with water and add a flower food from your florist.
-  Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial microbial growth that may limit water uptake by the flower.
-  Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife. Place the flowers in the vase solution you’ve prepared.

If you purchase loose flowers for your own arrangements you should also consider these tips:

-  When selecting flowers, look for flowers with upright, firm petals and buds beginning to open. -  Yellow, spotted or drooping leaves are signs of age.
-  When using woody stems and branches (such as quince, forsythia or lilac), cut the stem with sharp pruning shears. Place them in warm water containing fresh flower food to promote flower opening.

Plant Care Tips: Green Thumb Not Required

Not only are green and flowering plants a great enhancement to any home or office decor, they are also beneficial to your health. The results of a study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) show that common houseplants are powerful, natural air cleaners – all the more reason why you want to keep your plants healthy with the proper care.

Most plants come with care instructions specified for the type of plant. The Society of American Florists provides these additional general guidelines to keep most green houseplants thriving:

Keep plants in medium-light locations – out of direct sunlight

Natural light is best, but some plants can also thrive in office fluorescent light. Most flowering potted plants should be placed in areas with the most light in order to maintain good flower color and promote the maximum number of flowers to open. Foliage plants will do well under lower light levels and can be placed in areas providing reduced light.

Plant soil should be kept moist at all times

Plants should not be allowed to dry out or wilt. Be careful to avoid overwatering – do not allow plants to stand in water. Avoid wetting plant leaves.

Avoid excessive heat or cold

Plants should be kept in a cool spot (between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit) for best performance. They should be kept away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes plants to dehydrate.)
About Dr Delphinium Designs and Events
Dr Delphinium Designs & Events, based in Dallas, Texas, is a full service florist that has served customers worldwide. Founded in 1988, Dr Delphinium Designs & Events was the first European flower market in the United States. The company is known for carrying high quality arrangements, unique flower and plants. A wide range of distinctive glass and ceramic vases are always available. The company also operates an extensive special events business for weddings, parties and corporate events. Along with the special events side, Dr Delphinium provides a high-caliber interior landscaping service for your home or office.

The company operates two retail locations: The main store at Lovers Lane and a second location at Medical City. Dr Delphinium was nominated by The Dallas Business Journal in 2007 and in 2008 as one of the best places to work. The company also received Best Florist 2008 from Dallas Observer readership.

The highest-quality customer service is Dr Delphinium’s trademark. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We accept orders 24 hours a day via www.DrDelphinium.com.

Mark Valentine’s Day 2009 as “The year of luxurious love”
If you haven’t visited the Hilton Anatole recently, you will be surprised when you return. One of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in Dallas has recently completed a dramatic renovation, and has been transformed to reflect a more contemporary design while maintaining its original charm. This Valentine’s Day, treat your valentine to a romantic culinary adventure for two at one of Dallas’ finest restaurants, Nana. Let the four-course fine dining experience set the tone for your evening.  Please see below for all the wonderful packages the Anatole has to off you and your sweetheart. Love is in the air at Nana Honor your love by celebrating together at one of Dallas’ premiere restaurants, Nana. If you’re not too busy gazing into your lover’s eyes, you can take advantage of the breath-taking downtown Dallas skyline view. Our Valentine’s Day menu features an exquisite four-course dinner that consists of such delicacies as foie gras, diver sea scallops, and the ultimate sensual dessert of strawberries and whip cream.  Let us help you mark this day with a special event that you are sure to remember in the years to come. To reserve your romantic evening, call 214.761.7470.

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY 2009
WITH A CLASSICALLY WONDERFUL FRENCH DINNER
AT LAVENDOU BISTRO PROVENÇAL

Owner Pascal Cayet has created a beautiful, classic Valentine’s Day menu with all of the romance of the French countryside for guests at Lavendou Bistro Provençal.

Lavendou is offering a three course dinner, including an appetizer, main course and dessert, for $49.95 per person.

Guests begin the meal with a choice from Crème de Champignons Sauvages (Cream of Wild Mushroom); or Croquant de Chevre Chaud sur son Lit de Jeunes Pousses (Crispy warm Goat Cheese with Mixed Greens Salad); or Coquilles St.-Jacques aux Fruits de Mer (Scallops Shells filled with Seafood); or Terrine de Foies de Canard Maison (House Terrine of Duck Livers with Cumberland Sauce).

The main course offerings include such marvelous favorites as: Mahi Mahi Grillé aux Canneberges Sauce aux Agrumes (Grilled Mahi Mahi with Cranberries and a Citrus Cream Sauce); or Fricasse de Volaille aux Champignons Sauvages (Chicken Breast with Wild Mushroom Sauce served with Papardelle Pasta); or Tournedos de Boeuf au Roquefort et Gratin de Pommes de Terre (Beef Tenderloin with a Blue Cheese Sauce served with Gratin Potatoes); or Jarret d ‘Agneau aux Petits Légumes et Couscous (Braised Lamb Shank with Baby Vegetables Served with Couscous).

Four infinitely classic desserts complete the meal perfectly. Guests select from Tarte au Citron Meringuée (French Lemon and Meringue Tart); or Crèpes Suzette au Grand Marnier (Crêpes with Orange Grand Marnier Sauce); or Chocolat Fondant (Chocolate Fondant Cake with Vanilla Bean Sauce); or Gâteau de Fromage au Chocolat Blanc (Cheesecake with White Chocolate)

Lavendou’s three-course price per guest is $49.95 (appetizer, main course and dessert), plus beverage, tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended and may be made by phone (972-248-1911), fax (972-248-1660) or at www.Lavendou.com. Lavendou is located at 19009 Preston Road, Suite 200, in Dallas (75252).

ABOUT LAVENDOU BISTRO PROVENÇAL

Lavendou Bistro Provencal’s menu is presented with gracious service and served in a setting of warm and charming French countryside décor. Lavendou’s recipes feature classic French and Provençal dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients under the guidance of owner Pascal Cayet and his culinary team, and complemented with an extensive list of French and California wines. In addition to lunch and dinner, Lavendou also serves French High Tea by reservation and offers French cooking classes each season.

Lavendou has a special event dining space accommodating up to 50 guests. Choose from a selection of banquet menus or work with the maître d’ to create a special menu. Catering and take out menus are also available.

Lavendou is open six days a week; Monday through Friday for lunch, French High Tea and dinner; and on Saturday for dinner only. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. French High Tea is served Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (reservations required). Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Lavendou is located at 19009 Preston Road, Suite 200, in Dallas (75252). Reservations are required for French High Tea and recommended for dinner and may be made by phone (972-248-1911), fax (972-248-1660) or at www.Lavendou.com.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AT THE GRAPE

The Grape Restaurant, Dallas’ most romantic restaurant for over 35 years, is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long so pick your day and make a date.

Thursday Feb 12th features romantic a-la-carte dinner specials offered in addition to the popular menu including 1/3 all bottles and champagne specials

Friday Feb 13th and Saturday Feb 14th, the most famous Valentine’s Day restaurant in Dallas will offer a romantic prix-fix 3-course menu for $65 person.  With decadent choices available in each course, Valentine’s can celebrate the occasion with romantic bistro fare prepared by Executive Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher.  Oh, and there will be champagne specials also!

From 10:30am-2pm on Sunday, February 15, The Grape, named one of Dallas’ top brunches by Dallas Morning News, serves up delicious breakfast and lunch items with great mimosa and Bloody Mary specials for a post Valentine’s Day celebration.

Sunday Feb 15th ~ For all you Johnny-Come-Latelys (or for those of us who work in the industry), come spend a belated Valentine’s Day dinner at The Grape.  Romantic a la carte dinner specials offered in addition to our regular menu including 1/3 all bottles and champagne specials.

Reservations are recommended for this special event.  Cost is $65 per person exclusive of tax, gratuity and beverages.  Located at 2808 Greenville Avenue, The Grape is open for dinner nightly at 5:30pm.   For reservations call 214-828-1981 or visit the website at www.thegraperestaurant.com  Complimentary valet parking always provided.

VALENTINE’S DAY 2009 AT
THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY – DALLAS
CELEBRATES LOVELY CLASSICS, AMERICAN STYLE

DALLAS (January 29, 2009) – The Grill on the Alley Dallas is celebrating Valentine’s Day 2009 with an especially enticing menu that features some of Executive Chef Daniel Winans’ most popular Classic American recipes.

Chef Winans has prepared a beautiful dinner menu that features: Endive Salad with spicy pecans, romaine with gorgonzola cheese, and a choice of Mahi Mahi Amandine, topped with lemon butter sauce served with grilled vegetables, or Filet Mignon with a Bleu Cheese Herb Crust, served with spinach mashed potatoes and bordelaise sauce. For dessert, Chocolate Mousse with fresh raspberries.

The Grill on the Alley – Dallas guests can also order à la carte from a special Valentine’s Day menu Chef Winans has prepared.

For starters, Chef Winans’ Classic American stars are Ahi Tuna Tartare, with avocado, mango and cucumber served with wasabi and sriracha aioli and a soy glaze with crispy wontons and Grilled D’Anjou Pear Salad with baby field greens, julienne apples, roasted walnuts, and Maytag blue cheese, with a pear vinaigrette dressing or Creole Shrimp, Gulf shrimp, seasoned with cajun spices and served with grilled ciabatta.

For the main course, choose from Blackened Ahi Tuna with Mango Relish, pan- seared rare and served with mango relish, jasmine rice and grilled asparagus; Grilled Australian Rack of Lamb, double cut lamb chops marinated in rosemary herb seasoning and served with yukon spinach mashed potatoes; or a 14 oz. Bone-In Filet served with shoestring fries.

For Valentine’s Day dessert, guests will enjoy Seasonal Crème Brulée.

Also on the 2009 Valentine’s Day weekend menu for Sunday, Chef Winans will serve Slow Roasted Prime Rib, a 16 Ounce Slice of Prime Rib, au jus, creamy horseradish sauce with baked potato and creamed spinach

Prices range from $8 to $54.95. The Grill – Dallas’ prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu is $39.95 per person.

DALLAS
The Grill on the Alley is located at 13270 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75240. Phone: 214-459-1601; Take Out / Delivery Fax: 214-459-1606. Email: DallasGrill@TheGrill.com. The Grill on the Alley in Dallas is open: Mon – Thur 11am – 10pm; Friday – Sat 11am – 11pm; Sunday 11am – 10pm. All major credit cards are welcomed. Valet parking will be available during hours of operation.

MAGGIANO’S

At Maggiano’s, date night is for more than just Valentine’s Day -
Through February 25, Maggiano’s is featuring a chef-created dish inspired by romance – two lobster tails baked with lemon, butter and a light white wine sauce served with fresh asparagus orzo. Also for a limited time, Maggiano’s is offering individual-sized portions of its classic dessert favorites – a perfect way to indulge in a few or sample them all to pick your favorite after-dinner treat.  And our decadent Chocolate Raspberri Martini, also a special treat for February, is a great way to finish up the evening.

If you choose to stay home with your favorite someone on Valentine’s Day, shouldn’t you surround yourself with your favorite foods, too? -
Maggiano’s at Willow Bend can help you do just that with its Valentine’s Day carryout dinner special. Your dinner includes Ceasar Salad and Bruschetta to start the meal, along with Char-Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Picatta and Maggiano’s famous Rigatoni “D” as your entrees. For dessert, dive into miniature versions of our Cheesecake and Tiramisu. Call to order by February 13, drop by to pick up your dinner, and enjoy a delicious three-course meal for only $65. (This carryout special is available only at the Maggiano’s at Willow Bend.)

Contact one of our two Dallas locations (below) or visit us online at www.maggianos.com -

Maggiano’s at North Park
205 North Park Center
Dallas, TX 75225
214.360.0707

Maggiano’s at Willow Bend
6001 West Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
972.781.0776

MISTER G’S OFFERS SPECIAL VALENTINE’S MENU

Mister G’s steakhouse inside Hyatt Regency DFW offers a four-course Valentine’s dinner available from 6 – 10 p.m. on February 13 and 14, for $75 per person (tax and gratuity not included).  Seating is limited with reservations required by calling 972.453.1234.  Guests may also choose to purchase an overnight package for $119 valid February 13 and 14 when restaurant reservations are made at Mister G’s.  Restaurant reservations must be made in advance and dinner is not included in the package price.  Overnight packages can be purchased by calling 800 233 1234 and requesting offer code MRGVDY.

Mister G’s Valentine’s menu features choice of soup including French onion or lobster bisque.  Guests can select from two appetizers such as a field greens salad or escargot.  Choice of entrees include beef and shrimp, wood fire Chilean sea bass or grilled New Zealand lamb rack.  Dessert is raspberry and chocolate lover’s heart featured Tahitian vanilla anglaise and love berries.

6 comments on “Valentine’s Day Specials

  1. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse will be celebrating Valentine’s Day 2009 on Saturday, February 14th AND Sunday, February, 15th!

    Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Valentine’s Day features are as follows:

    Lobster Bisque – $10 cup or $16 bowl

    Dover Sole
    A La Mevniere
    $42

    6 0z. Filet Mignon and 8 0z. Lobster Tail
    $75

    Baked Alaska
    $8.95

    Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is located at 10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas Texas, 75220

    For reservations, please call 214-366-2000 or visit pappasbrosdallas@pappas.com.

  2. Fedora Restaurant & Lounge is located in downtown Dallas at the bottom of the One Arts Plaza. Come enjoy the excitment of this new and upcoming Italian establishment.

    Fedora will be offering a special menu for the Valentine Holiday as listed below.
    Fedora also will be offering our regular menu A la Carte.

    The coursed menu is available to couples only and their are wine pairings to savor the splendor of each magnificent taste of all of the four courses.

    We are offering seatings at 6pm and 8pm.

    Contact Cynthia for more details at 2144577504, or contact the restaurant for reservations 2149990009.

    $130.00 per couple

    1ST COURSE

    SPICED CALAMARI
    crispy polenta cake, chilies, basil, lemon vinaigrette

    2005 Crinella, Sauvignon Blanc “Marino Vineyard”, Russian River Valley Sonoma County, CA
    2ND COURSE

    PORT REDUCTION PROSCIUTTO
    fresh figs, mascarpone mousse
    2006 Tolosa, Pinot Noir, Edna Valley
    San Luis Obispo County, CA

    3RD COURSE (choice of)

    BRAISED SHORT RIBS
    crushed fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, chocolate pancetta jus
    2004 Three Saints, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Maria Valley
    Santa Barbara County, CA

    GRILLED SALMON
    braised lentils, oven dried tomatoes, baby arugala, saffron oil
    2005 Three Saints, Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley
    Santa Barbara County, CA

    4TH COURSE

    VANILLA POACHED PEAR AND CRÈME FRAICHE ICE CREAM
    spiced walnuts, vanilla citrus reduction, caramelized honey
    N.V. Conti Neri, Prosecco di Prosecco
    Veneto, Italy

  3. Kenichi Dallas Valentine’s Day 2009

    $60.00/person

    1st Course
    -choice of-

    DYNAMITE SHRIMP
    tempura fried shrimp topped with spicy mayonnaise, masago, scallions, unagi sauce & toasted sesame

    MIXED GREEN SALAD
    mixed greens with ginger vinaigrette & petit heirloom tomatoes

    SPICY TUNA ROLL
    spicy tuna, masago aioli, cucumber, & avocado

    2nd Course
    -choice of-

    BLACK COD
    marinated in a mixture of sake and miso

    MACADAMIA BAKED GOAT CHEESE SALAD
    served with baby mizuna, pineapple vinaigrette, balsamic reduction & toast points

    SPIDER ROLL
    soft shell crab, masago aioloi, cucumber, ginger, burdock, scallion, shiso & shichimi

    3rd Course
    -choice of-

    SEA BASS AGE DOFU
    sake marinated chilean sea bass, crispy tofu & ten-tsuyu broth

    GYU TENDA
    8oz filet mignon served with shishito peppers

    SASHIMI TRIO
    tuna, salmon, & yellowtail

    4th Course
    -choice of-

    CHOCOLATE SANBAN
    dark chocolate lava cake, milk chocolate gelato. & white chocolate anglaise

    FIG & COCONUT SUNDAE
    coconut gelato, mission fig preserves, & sesame chantilly

    CLASSIC CRÈME BRULEE
    turbinado sugar accompanied by fresh fruit

    MATO-SAN’S HOT BALLS
    tofu beignets with vanilla bean gelato, local honeycomb, & kaffir lime salt

    **Wine Pairings are available for an additional $25/person**

    Prices not inclusive of tax and 20% gratuity

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