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Planning to Take Your Valentine to Town? The Following Menus Will Help You Find the Way.

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Candy hearts may be cute, but they’re not gonna sustain you through the night.

The better bet: dinner reservations at one of these romantic faves:

Bolla at The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa
Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend & Valentine’s Day with a choice of two Prix Fixe menus!

Friday, February 11
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Bolla will feature the normal Dinner Menu and a special Valentine’s Tasting Menu for $85 per person.

Saturday, February 12 & Monday, February 14
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Bolla will present your choice of two Prix Fixe Valentine’s menus (attached) for $85 per person.

Bolla will be closed for dinner on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

Menus
Valentine’s Day
FEBRUARY 14, 2011

Menu #1: Lobster, Scallop, & Champagne

1st Course
Lobster Salad
Compressed Fruits . Champagne Granita . Arugula . Osetra Caviar

2nd Course
Pan Seared Scallops
Red Beet Risotto . Asparagus . Champagne Butter

3rd Course
Champagne Poached Lobster Tail
Scallop Mousse . Butter Leeks . Spinach . Tomato Gnocchi

Dessert
Champagne Toast
Strawberry-Champagne Sorbet . Champagne Cake . Champagne Brulee

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Menu #2: Steak & Mushrooms

1st Course
Beef Tartare
Tempura Mushrooms . Celery Salad . Pommery Grain Mustard

2nd Course
Chanterelle Mushroom Bisque
Pulled Short Ribs . Mushroom Biscotti . Espresso Syrup . Steamed Milk

3rd Course
Charred Ribeye Steak
Black Truffle Salsify . Porcini Mushrooms . Point Le Veque . Roasted Onions

Dessert
Peruvian Chocolate Tasting
Chocolate Cake . Godiva Liquor Gelato . Chocolate Brulee

Choice of Menus
$85 per person

Cesar Gallegos, Executive Chef
Devan Gernert, Chef de Cuisine

To reserve, call 214-871-7111

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NICOLA’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO

Special Felice San Valentino Menu Offered February 12-14

For those looking to add a little more amore to their Valentine’s Day experience, Nicola’s Ristorante Italiano is offering a special Felice San Valentino couple’s menu created by Chef Sascia Marchesi for $79 per couple plus tax and gratuity. It will be served nightly from Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14. In addition, Nicola’s most treasured menu items of handcrafted, authentic Italian cuisine will be available. Nicola’s is located at 5800 Legacy Drive in The Shops at Legacy and reservations can be made by calling (972) 608-4455 or visiting www.nicolaslegacy.com .

The Felice San Valentino menu begins with a complimentary Focaccia Emiliana Al Fuoco, signature flat bread dressed with savory ricotta cheese and prosciutto di parma, topped with balsamic reduction and served with a glass of Martini & Rossi Pomegranate Prosecco. The Primi (First Course) is Bocconcini Misti Della Casa, tomato caprese skewers, mini risotto crab cakes, spek ham and mascarpone with figs inside crispy mini baskets with cremini mushroom mousse. A wine pairing of Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco is available for $7. Secondi (“Seconds” in English) is a choice among Sogliola Dorata Con Cestino Di Verdure E Prosciutto San Danielle, golden-breaded lemon sole on mixed field greens with prosciutto-wrapped avocados, zesty aioli mayonnaise and Dijon-lemon sauce with a J. Pinot Gris ($8); Granseola E Madaglioni Di Vitello, pan-seared veal medallion with lump crab meat and chardonnay-lemmon-butter sauce, gorgonzola polenta and asparagus served with Carmel Road Chardonnay ($8); or Risotto Al Limone Con Salmone E Capperi In Crema Di Mascarpone, risotto with roasted salmon, capers and citrus-mascarpone cream served with an A To Z Pinot ($9). To finish off the evening, a Dolce (Dessert) of Spuma Al Cioccolato Gianduja E Puree Di Pere Arrostite, Fragole Vestite, Gianduja chocolate mousse shooters with roasted Bosc pear puree and strawberries vested in fondant chocolate with biscotti. This may be paired with a Banfi Rosa Regale for $10.

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RISTORANTE NICOLA

Special Valentine’s Day Menu For Two Available Saturday through Monday.

The Italian language is considered by many to be the language of love, so it would only make sense that Italian food is equally as rich with romance. With this in mind, Ristorante Nicola celebrates Valentines Day (San Valentino) with a special couple’s menu created by Executive Chef Luigi Iannuario for $89 per couple plus tax and gratuity. This menu will be available nightly from Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14. The restaurant’s most treasured items from the regular menu of house-made pastas and other delicacies will also be available during this time. Ristorante Nicola is located at 8111 Preston Road in Dallas and reservations can be made by calling (214) 379-1111 or visiting www.nicoladallas.com .

The Valentine’s Day menu for two begins with a complimentary Focaccia Pomodoro E Basilico, signature flat bread with tomatoes and basil, served with Martini & Rossi Pomegranate Processco. The Primi (First Course) is Gamberoni Insalata Pesta, poached jumbo shrimp served over mango, papaya, avocado and mache salad tossed with blood orange vinaigrette. A wine pairing of Pinot Grigio Baroni Fini is available for $9. For Secondi (“Seconds” in English) guests may select one per person among Spiedini Di Capesante, prosciutto-wrapped sea scallops and filet mignon skewers, wild baby arugula, fennel and pink grapefruit salad with a veal balsamic reduction served with Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Illuminati ($11); Tagliatelle All’astice Con Piselli, flat, ribbon-like Tagliatelle pasta tossed with lobster meat, sweet peas and red bell peppers in lobster sauce served with Gavi Batasilo ($9); or Filetto Di Branzino, pan-roasted branzino filet with oven-roasted tomatoes, diced jumbo shrimp, butternut squash purée and leek-butter sauce paired with Morgan, Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands ($11). To end the evening, the Dolce (Dessert) is a Mousse Di Cioccolato Fondente, semi-sweet chocolate mousse, fresh strawberries, passion fruit sauce and white chocolate shavings. It can be paired with Moscato D’Asti Mionetto for $8.

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Dallas Fish Market

Feb. 11 – 14, 5 to 11 pm

Join the Dallas Fish Market for a four-course menu Valentine’s Dinner menu. Reservations recommended. Wine pairings available.

Four courses: $65 per person(plus tax & gratuity)

Call 214-744-3474 for reservations

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The Second Floor
The Second Floor Bistro allows guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day three times this year

Chef J Chastain has put together a collection of delectable dishes sure to inspire any romantic this Valentine’s Day at The Second Floor. As opposed to the normal prix fixe meal, guests can choose from any and all of the romantic Valentine’s Day options, or order their favorite dish from The Second Floor’s regular menu. The Second Floor is also serving the special dishes the Saturday and Sunday prior to February 14—a romantic and refreshing alternative for those who are unable to celebrate on Cupid’s big day.

Prices range from $9 – $34

Saturday, February 12 – Monday, February 14, 11 am to 11 pm

The Second Floor at the Westin Galleria
13340 Dallas Parkway

SPECIALS:

Prosciutto Salad, aged goat cheese, cantaloupe, nivole vinaigrette

Lobster Ravioli bisque, butternut, bacon

Halibut, parsnip soup, beet greens, pickled sunchoke salad

Beef Tenderloin Filet, porcini ragout, brussels sprouts, tomatoes

Cherries Jubilee Panna Cotta, almond crumble, lemon meringue
972-450-2978
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Bijoux
VALENTINE’S DAY AT BIJOUX WILL LEAVE GUESTS SAYING “J’TAIME”

Chef Scott Gottlich has created an intimate four-course meal in one of the most intimate and romantic settings in Dallas, Bijoux. The Valentine’s Day feast will allow guests the option of choosing one delicious dish from each of the four courses. Complement each delectable plate with Sommelier Gina Gottlich’s vino preference, and you and your romantic counterpart are on your way to a night of amour.
$85 per person, $45 for wine pairings

Monday, February 14, 5:30 pm until close

5450 West Lovers Lane; Suite 225
214-350-6100

MENU:
~Course One~
Chestnut and White Sweet Potato Agnolotti, parmigiano-reggiano, beurre noisette, black truffles
2008 S.A. Prüm “Essence” Riesling, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Warm Asparagus Salad, oyster mushrooms, poached egg, béarnaise
NV Schramsberg “Mirabelle,” California

Lobster Bisqueravioli, chervil, vanilla bubbles
2009 Ryan Patrick “Naked” Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

~Course Two~
Pan Seared Prawn, Brussels sprouts and bacon sherry vinaigrette
2008 Teira Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

Slow Braised Pork Belly, golden beets, warm apple salad, pomegranate
2006 David Bruce Petite Sirah, Central Coast

Pan Seared Foie Gras
kabocha squash puree, candied turnips, sour grapes (fourteen dollar supplement)
2007 Steele Pinot Noir, Carneros

~Course Three~
Arctic Char, polenta, clams, bouillabaisse
2007 Hess “Su’skol Vineyard” Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Duo of Veal, roasted tenderloin, sweetbreads, caper berries
2006 Fort Ross Pinotage, Sonoma Coast

Filet of Beef, rutabaga, haricots verts, red wine jus
2006 Praxis Merlot, Alexander Valley

Roasted Mushroom Risotto, chanterelles, parmigiano-reggiano, porcini oil
2007 Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige, Italy

~Course Four~
Vahlrona Chocolate Dome, cherry cognac reduction, dentile, frangelico ice cream
Taylor 10 Year Tawny Port

Blood Orange Panna Cotta, kumquat, vanilla, white chocolate
2007 Michele Chiarlo “Nivole” Moscato d’Asti

Robiola, walnut cake, cranberry and citrus compote
2006 Jorge Ordonez “Seleccion Especial #1” Late Harvest Moscatel, Malaga, Spain
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Texas de Brazil

This Valentine’s Day, Texas de Brazil’s domestic locations invite guests to share a memorable evening with their special someone by featuring special Valentine’s Day cocktails and a decadent chocolate dessert. These romantic specials are the perfect pairing to Texas de Brazil’s sumptuous dinner menu.

Specialty cocktails include the Brazilian Rose, ideal for the rose in one’s life; the Brazilian Kiss, which is sure to be as enjoyable as the kiss to follow; the Raspberry Cream Dream, and the decadent Milky Way Martini among others. Cocktails are offered from $7 – $9, prices vary by location. Complete menu is below, recipes and photos available upon request.

To top off a romantic dinner, Texas de Brazil presents a decadent Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake just right for sharing after a savory Valentine’s Day meal. The dessert is a delectable 3-layer cake made with layers of light and dark chocolate mousse topped with a chocolate ganache. Photo available upon request.

Valentine’s Day Cocktails and Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake available February 11 through Valentine’s Day, February 14.
$7 – $9, prices vary by location

Addison, TX: 15101 Addison Rd., 972.385.1000
Dallas, TX: 2727 Cedar Springs Rd., 214.720.1414
Fort Worth, TX: 101 N. Houston St., 817.882.9500
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Morton’s The Steakhouse

Morton’s The Steakhouse invites you to join them February 11 through 14, 2011, to celebrate the most romantic occasion of the year, as well as the restaurant’s last days at the famed Elm Street location. Morton’s will welcome couples looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience featuring the full dinner menu or a special three-course menu for two that will melt hearts and warm spirits. Enjoy USDA prime-aged steak, succulent seafood, award-winning wine and champagne list, and rich, decadent desserts.

Be sure to try Morton’s special Valentine’s Day Cocktail, The Red Velvet, which is sure to set the mood. The occasion will also allow diners the chance to enjoy one last meal at the Elm Street restaurant that has been a downtown Dallas staple for 23 years. This romantic fine-dining experience won’t leave your sweetie disappointed.
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Texas State Railroad

Romantic Valentine’s Dinner Trains Scheduled at the Texas State Railroad
The Texas State Railroad is holding two Valentine’s Dinner Trains on Saturday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 14. “Our Love is On the Line” Dinner train is a romantic evening train excursion complete with a three-course meal, candlelight setting, and live musical entertainment.

Dinner entrée options include Cider Marinated Ribeye Steaks or Grilled Salmon Fillet with Blackberry Cilantro Sauce paired with complimentary side dishes and an option of German Chocolate Pie or Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake to be served with coffee on the return trip from the Mewshaw Siding. Guests may bring one bottle of wine to enjoy with the meal.

“Our dinner trains have become very popular,” said Lori Pennington, marketing manager. “The Valentine’s Dinner train is a very romantic and unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!”

The champagne reception and live musical entertainment begins at 6:30 pm at the Texas State Railroad Rusk Depot and the dinner train departs at 7:30 pm and returns at approximate 9:30 pm. Tickets are $110 per person for ages 21 and over.

Seating is limited and advance reservations are required. Last date to book tickets is Friday, Feb. 11 at noon. For reservations visit www.TexasStateRR.com or call 1-888-987-2461.

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Cru
Saturday February 12th – Monday February 14th

Join us for a romantic prix fixe 4-course dinner & Champagne toast at the incredible value of $45/guest. Our menu is also available a la carte.

Enjoy our extensive bottle wine selection and our special wine country cuisine, with an emphasis on incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients to pair perfectly with wine. Our knowledgeable servers are always ready to suggest a wine pairing from our bottle wine or by-the-glass list. Reservations available from 5 – 10pm

Menu available on the Cru website.

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Nana
Named one of the “Top Ten Romantic Restaurants in America” by world-renown restaurant critic John Mariani of ForbesTraveler.com, Nana truly holds the title of Dallas’ most romantic dining destination for Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Anthony Bombaci has created an exquisite four-course Valentine’s dinner menu featuring such savory options as Chilean Langostine Ceviche, Slow Roasted Breast of Duck, and Warm Valrhona Manjari Chocolate “Fondant.” To view the full menu go to nanarestaurant.com . The breathtaking panoramic view from the 27th floor and museum-quality art from the private collection of Margaret and Trammell Crow set the tone of opulence, royalty, and romance.

The four-course menu starts at $99 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes a glass of rose-colored Moët & Chandon Rose Imperial champagne. The Valentine’s menu will be available from February 11th to 14th and seating will begin at 5:30pm each day.

If you are looking for an even more romantic experience, the legendary Hilton Anatole is offering exclusive rates to guests who dine at Nana for Valentine’s Day. Book a plush guestroom for $79, corner suite for $99 or a luxury suite for $139 – based on availability. Hotel specials and dinner reservations are only available by calling Nana at 214.761.7470.

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Meddlesome Moth
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
$65/PERSON PLUS TAX AND GRATUITY
SUGGESTED PAIRINGS ARE NOT INCLUSIVE

THE LOOK
OYSTERS AND PEARLS
UNI AND QUAIL EGG SHOOTER
Suggested Pairing: Champagne Toast

THE KISS
OPTION ONE
KOBE BEEF CARPACCIO
WATERMELON GASTRIQUE, PICKED RED ONION, ARUGULA
Suggested Pairings: Sunner Kolsch or Riff Pinot Grigio

OPTION TWO
LOBSTER SALAD
PINK LADY APPLES, CHERVIL, CARDAMOM BEURRE BLANC
Suggested Pairing: Blanche de Brussels or Anne Amie Cuvee

THE RAPTURE
OPTION ONE

BRAISED LAMB SHOULDER “POT ROAST”
ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES
Suggested Pairings: Avery Ellies Brown Ale or Charles Smith Merlot

OPTION TWO
ALASKAN BLACK SABLE FISH
CHORIZO, SOUBISE
Suggested Pairings: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Fess Parker Chardonnay

CONSUMATION
(SHARED PLEASURE)
CHOCOLATE DECADENCE
RASPBERRY-CHAMPAGNE GELEE
ASSORTED TRUFFLES
Suggested Pairing: Monks Café Belgian Sour or Nivole Moscato d’Asti

MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED UPON AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCT
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La Duni
$49.95 per person; includes champagne toast
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Hotel St. Germain
Love is always in the air at Hotel St Germain, and four full days of St Valentine’s celebrations is intoxicating!

Dinner—A decadent multi-course special Valentine’s menu will be served in our stunning candlelit dining room for four nights: Friday, February 11th ($95) and Saturday, Feb 12th, Sunday, February 13th and Monday, February 14th at $125.

Wine pairings will also be offered. Celebrate on any of these nights with the same menu and magical atmosphere.

MENU
Amuse Bouche

Soup
Wild Mushroom and Artichoke with Sherry and Chive Crème Fraîche

Appetizer
Medium Rare Lamb Medallion on Creamy Polenta with a Pink Pesto Sauce

Seafood
Jumbo Spotted Prawn with Paprika on Lemon Coriander Jasmine Rice, Lobster Tarragon Sauce

Entrées
Prime Beef Tenderloin Filet on Port Wine Potato Mousseline, Fried Asparagus, Creole Mustard Demi-Glace
or
Chilean Sea Bass on White Truffle Risotto with Olive Oil-Poached Tomatoes, Haricot Vert, Caviar Beurre Blanc

Fromage
Soft French Goat Cheese Wrapped in Puff Pastry, Toasted Pine Nuts, Orange Blossom Honey, Mache

Dessert
Raspberry Opera Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Vanilla Bean Crème Fraîche Anglaise, Pistachio Tuille

Mignardise

Hotel Suites—The ultimate Romantic indulgence should always include an unforgettable overnight stay in one of our seven fabulous Suites, all with fireplaces and canopied beds and plus a Deluxe breakfast served in your Suite the next morning.

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 Lover’s 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. Please call 214-871-2516 for Reservations and Boutique orders. 2516 Maple Avenue, Dallas Texas 75201

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Brackets
The VIP of Valentine’s Day Rendezvous

Cupid’s love spell comes and goes, but guests are sure to feel pure bliss during Brackets’ Valentine’s Day Rendezvous. A trio of festive events will take place in celebration of the legendary holiday honoring Saint Valentine. For those seeking someone special, the Meet Your New Mate Happy Hour February 11 is the place to be. It’s not the typical singles mixer. Guests can enjoy specialty cocktails in a fun atmosphere while scoping out Dallas’ cream of the crop. Love will be in the air at the Stoplight Party February 12 where color coordinated napkins will represent relationship statuses. Single and ready to mingle patrons will have green napkins; those whose love lives are a little more complimented will use yellow napkins; and those who are spoken for will have red napkins. Guests can mix, mingle and try to find someone new who’s also single, or spend time with their significant others.

During the Valentine’s Day Rendezvous love birds can enjoy delectable cuisine from Brackets’ Valentine’s Day menu for $75 per couple. The special menu consists of Brackets’ addictive garlic knots and pepperoni rosettes, a choice of a delicious soup or salad, Chicken Chop or Ravioli Aragosta, and dessert along with a sparkling wine. Guests can also indulge in Brackets’ regular menu items. Whether guests are rocking the single life, happily involved in a relationship, or are looking for the love of their life, Brackets has something for everyone… It holds the gold medal for places to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Meet Your New Mate Happy Hour: Friday, February 11 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Stoplight Party: Saturday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Dinner: Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
Dinner reservations recommended and begin at 5 p.m. (214) 823-0123

Brackets (Adjacent to the Hotel Palomar)
5330 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75206

Valentine’s Day Dinner – $75 (Menu listed below) Available February 11 – 14
Reservations Recommended beginning at 5 p.m.
$75 per couple

Menu

Starter
GARLIC KNOTS & PEPPERONI ROSETTES | pizza dough & pinwheel shaped pepperoni

First Course
Choice Of:
ORGANIC LIVE GREENS SALAD| blood orange segments, rose petals & passion fruit vinaigrette
LOBSTER BISQUE | velvety vodka cream

Second Course
Choice Of:
CHICKEN CHOP | pan roasted breast stuffed with drunken goat cheese cauliflower puree & strawberry demi-glaze
RAVIOLI ARAGOSTA | lobster meat stuffed pasta, savory sage cream & edible flowers

Third Course
Choice Of:
DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE |garnished seasonal berries, whipped cream, chocolate cigar
RED VELVET CAKE

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Chateau Bistro
Valentines Dinner 2011

Starter—Lobster Ravioli in a Light Lemon, Curry & Cilantro Sauce

Small Spring Salad—Baby Greens, Cranberries,Walnuts & Minced Red Onion in a Champagne Dressing

Intermezzo—Lemon Sorbet with Mint

Surf & Turf—Lemon & Tarragon Bearnaise Served with Asparagus Tips& Potato Au Gratin
Or
Fresh Salmon Almond Encrusted with a Lemon-Dill & Apricot Sauce Served with Asparagus Tips& Potato Au Gratin

Dessert
Creamy Cheese Cake
Or
Orange Chocolate Mousse

$ 47 Per Person, Pre-Paid
Non Alcohol Beverages Included.
For Reservations 903-473-1909

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Screen Door
CELEBRATE YOUR VALENTINE AT SCREEN DOOR IN ONE ARTS PLAZA
Regular menu and Valentine specials throughout February 11 – 14

Love is in the air at Screen Door in One Arts Plaza. Celebrate your sweetheart throughout St. Valentine’s weekend, Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14 including Sunday brunch on February 13 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., with Valentine-inspired menu and cocktail specials.

Chef David McMillan has created special menu items in addition to Screen Door’s regular menu, including: Lobster bisque with house made crème fraiche; Fried oysters “Rockefeller”; Stuffed Maine lobster with Jonah crab, Maine sweet shrimp and porcini, Sauce Maltaise; Petit filet and chestnut scallops, pomme puree, roasted asparagus, sauce Marchand du Vin; and for a sweet ending, Raspberry and dark chocolate Charlotte with soft cream.

Toast your Valentine with cocktail and sparkling specials, such as Veuve Clicquot Brut ($14 per glass/$70 per bottle); Domain Chandon “Etoile” Rose ($10 per glass/$50 per bottle), Strawberry Kiss Martini with crushed strawberries, Grey Goose and lime ($12); and a Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Martini with Godiva raspberry chocolate vodka ($12).

While you dine, enjoy the contemporary and classical music of harpist Naoko during Sunday brunch and Valentine’s Day dinner. Reservations are highly recommended by calling 214.720.9111 or visit our website, screendoordallas.com.

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Nosh

Bring that special someone and join us for a fabulous four course creation from Chef Avner Samuel at NOSH Euro Bistro. Your complete evening is priced at $89 per person and is sure to delight you both!

Check out our special menu and then call to make your reservation for this limited availability event.

Valentine’s Day 2011 Menu $89

Amuse Bouche

Farm Egg Custard house cured salmon & american sturgeon caviar

Select One Appetizer

Singapore Style Lobster Tempura butternut squash, sweet chili & cilantro

Kobe Meatballs black truffle béarnaise

Crispy Pacific Oysters garlic spinach & tarragon cream

Ahi Tuna Tartare crispy sticky rice, asian pear & soy syrup

Foie Gras Duo caramelized quince & duck confit (add 12)

Select One Entree

Seared Diver Scallops pancetta, brussel sprout leaves & satsumas

BBQ “Shrimp & Grits” green peppercorn butter & frisee

Pan Roasted Halibut braised oxtail & melted leeks

Braised Short Rib “Pot Pie” roasted root vegetables & cheddar biscuit

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallions wild mushroom ragout & black truffle foie gras butter (add lobster 21)

Dessert

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THE GRAPE

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH A WEEKEND OF ROMANCE

The Grape Restaurant, Dallas’ most romantic restaurant for nearly 40 years, is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long so pick a day and make a date. Friday, Saturday and Sunday (February 11-13) features romantic a la carte dinner specials in addition to the popular menu.

The popular dining destination for lovers’ features a chef inspired Valentine’s Day prix-fixe 3-course menu Monday, February 14 (beginning at 5pm) for $65 person with an option to add wine pairings ($20); beverages, tax and gratuity additional. With decadent choices available in each course, Valentines can celebrate the occasion with romantic bistro fare prepared by Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher.

Reservations are recommended for these special evenings. 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.

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Fire Oak Grill

On Monday, February 14th, we invite you to dine with us and enjoy a unique menu that Chef Eric Hunter has customized for this special day.

Our Valentine’s dinner price is $65 per person. Reservations will be at half-hour marks from 5 to 10 p.m. To reserve a table, please contact Jennifer Hunter at 817-598-0400.

Menu

Course 1
Lobster Bisque
Lobster and Brandied Fresh Cream
Tuna Tar Tar
With Crispy Won Tons, Spicy Chile, and Cilantro
Smoked Pork Carnitas
With Mango Salsa

Course 2
Caesar
Hearts of Romaine with Creamy Caesar and Parmesan Toast
Lobster Salad
With Hearts of Palm, Asparagus and Passion Fruit Vinaigrette
Spinach Salad
Fresh Spinach with Candied Walnuts, Asian Pears and Applewood Smoked Bacon and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Course 3
Filet Mignon
With Garlic Mash Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus
Pepper Crusted Tuna
With Baby Bok Choy and Ponzu
Crispy Chicken Breast
With Fresh House Made Pasta and Charred Tomato Cream

Course 4
Pecan Praline Cheese Cake
Strawberries Jubilee
Triple Chocolate Cannoli

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Cibus
Valentine’s Day Menu

SOUP
Crema Rosa Amore
Homemade shrimp bisque garnished with tempura shrimp and basil sour cream. $8.95

SALAD
Insalata di Cupido
Butter lettuce, mache, celery root, mayer lemon, grilled pear and white truffle vinaigrette
served with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. $9.50

APPETIZER
Avocado Degli Inamorati
Fresh California avocado stuffed with, jumbo lump crabmeat, roasted yellow and red bell peppers with a roasted garlic aioli. $12.95

PASTA
Ravioli di San Valentino
Homemade ravioli filled with roasted veal and lobster meat, tossed with braised leeks, oyster mushrooms and a cognac, lobster cream sauce. $21.95

PESCE
Branzino con Brodetto dell” Amore
Pan roasted Chilean sea bass served over manila clams, Mediterranean mussels and roasted winter vegetables in a brodetto sauce. $24.95

CARNE e PESCE
Filetto della Speranza
Grilled filet mignon served over wild mushrooms ragu, natural veal juice and truffle butter and two jumbo prawns scampi style,served with Parmigiano Reggiano & mascarpone mashed potatoes & grilled asparagus. $28.95

DOLCE
Crostata Degli Inamorati
Sugar Dough Tart filled with peanut butter Gianduia chocolate ganache, topped with fresh raspberries served in a bed of vanilla creme anglaise. $8.50

Special Menu available February 11-14 in addition to the regular menu.
8687 N. Central Expy at Northpark Center
214-692-0001
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Landmark
Valentine’s Day is only a month away, so aim Cupid’s arrow toward the Landmark Restaurant at the Warwick Melrose Hotel for a fabulously romantic four-course feast. The full menu is attached, but here’s a hint: you’ll find chocolate and champagne (Valentine’s Day staples), plus lobster, scallops, shrimp, grouper, lamb and more. To simplify, the price is all-inclusive (tax and gratuity already built in.) The gorgeous atmosphere of the Warwick Melrose? Free!

Since Valentine’s is on Monday, this special dinner event is open both February 12 and 14. Call for reservations at 214.224.3152 or visit www.landmarkrestodallas.com.
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Nana
In addition to a gourmet four-course meal, Nana offers incredible room specials at the legendary Hilton Anatole for an even more romantic experience.
Named one of the “Top Ten Romantic Restaurants in America” by world-renown restaurant critic John Mariani of ForbesTraveler.com, Nana truly holds the title of Dallas’ most romantic dining destination for Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Anthony Bombaci has created an exquisite four-course Valentine’s dinner menu featuring such savory options as Chilean Langostine Ceviche, Slow Roasted Breast of Duck, and Warm Valrhona Manjari Chocolate “Fondant.” The breathtaking panoramic view from the 27th floor and museum-quality art from the private collection of Margaret and Trammell Crow set the tone of opulence, royalty, and romance.

The four-course menu starts at $99 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes a glass of rose-colored Moët & Chandon Rose Imperial champagne. The Valentine’s menu will be available from February 12th to 14th and seating will begin at 5:30pm each day.

If you are looking for an even more romantic experience, the legendary Hilton Anatole is offering exclusive rates to guests who dine at Nana for Valentine’s Day. Book a plush guestroom for $79, corner suite for $99 or a luxury suite for $139 – based on availability. Hotel specials and dinner reservations are only available by calling Nana at 214.761.7470.

Valentine’s Menu
Anthony C. Bombaci, Nana Executive Chef
Mark LaRocca, Nana General Manager

First Course
Cauliflower-Coconut Milk Vichyssoise, Smoked Trout Caviar, Chives

Second Course (choice of)

Bocconcini Mozzarella, Oven Roasted Grape Tomatoes, E.V.O., Basil
Grilled Texas Quail, Squash-Ricotta Puree, Tempura Sage, Capers, Lemon
Chilean Langostine Ceviche, Red Onions, Cilantro, Jalapenos
Mesclun Lettuce, Goat Cheese-Tarragon “Ranch” Dressing, Forelle Pears
Thai Pickled Cucumber Spaghetti with Basil & Mint
Seared Half Maine Lobster, Chilled Soba Noodles, Carrot-Red Curry Puree ($8 additional)
Jamon Iberico “Fermin,” Tomato-Rubbed Ciabatta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($12 additional)
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Soy-Mirin Caramel, Bananas, Scallions ($10 additional)

Entrée (choice of)

Striped Sea Bass “A La Plancha,” Cipollini Onions, Marble Potatoes, Sweet Black Olive Coulis ($8 additional)

45 Day Aged Grilled Prime Bone-In Ribeye, Tomato Chutney, Crushed Potatoes, Foamy Béarnaise Sauce ($15 additional)
Rack of Colorado Lamb & Breast, Seared Drunken Goat Cheese, Sweet Potato
Seared Scottish Salmon, Garbanzos, Pork Ragout, Glazed Piquillo Peppers
Seared Day Boat Sea Scallops, Pearl Barley Tabbouleh, Parsley, Spiced Yogurt, Fried Pasta
Mesquite Grilled Filet of Beef, Oven Roasted Red Onions, Regina Triple Cream Blu Cheese, Caramel-Mustard Vinaigrette
Slow Roasted Breast of Duck, Glazed Quince, Passion Fruit Emulsion, Savory Coconut-Vanilla Rice Pudding
Cavatelli Pasta, Pan Roasted Vegetables, Corn Cream, Mojo Verde

Dessert (choice of)
Glazed Strawberries, Vanilla Chantilly, Liquid Licorice, Orange Sponge Cake “Migas”
Warm Valrhona Manjari Chocolate “Fondant,” Peanut Butter Gelato, Madras Curry Cream
“Cheese Cake,” Graham Cracker “Earth,” Mango Sorbet, Mojito Coulis

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Bailey’s Prime Plus
Celebrate All Weekend Long, February 11-14

Celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long, February 11-14, at Bailey’s Prime Plus with two delicious menus to choose from:

Menu #1: Pre-Fixe Classic $39.00, per person

Salad Course—choose from: That Salad, The Slice, Spinach, Bailey’s Chopped, Caeser or Tomato Mozzarella

Entrée Course—choose from: Maple Glazed Pork Chop, 6oz. Center Cut Filet Mignon, Barbeque Roasted Free Range Chicken, Jalapeno Onion Crusted Bass, Scottish Salmon, ‘Wild Texas’ Shrimp Pasta or Blackened Redfish

Dessert Course—choose from: Chef’s Feature Dessert or Seasonal Berries

Menu #2: Valentine’s Sweetheart Pre-Fixe $49.00, per person
Amuse Bouche—Asparagus Brie Cheese Tart with Chickory Mustard Salad
First Course—choose from: Shrimp and Wild Mushroom Bisque or That Salad
Second Course—choose from: Pan Seared Seabass on White Cheddar Crabmeat Hash with Orange Fennel Jus and Confit Baby Tomatoes or Filet Trio, Pepper Crusted, Oscar Style and with Chicken Fried Shrimp
Dessert Course—Trio of Desserts: Chocolate Mousse Cake, Bailey’s Cheesecake and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Regular menu also available.

Dance the night away with live entertainment in the Bailey’s Lounge, voted one of the Best Places to Dance in Dallas by D Magazine. Enjoy live music Friday’s, Saturday’s and Valentine’s Day. Fairview location, Valentine’s Day only.

Bailey’s Prime Plus
Dallas – The Shops at Park Lane – 214-750-8100
Fairview/Allen – The Village at Fairview – 972-363-2200
Fort Worth – West 7th – 817-870-1120

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Bonnell’s
This year for Valentine’s weekend, Bonnell’s will be opening up the restaurant for dinner service on Sunday, February 13th and Monday, February 14th. For these two special days Chef Bonnell has put together the most decadent three-course prix fixe menu.
Reservations are limited, so call today: (817) 738-5489

Valentine’s Menu
February 13th & February 14th

First Course
“Three from the Sea”
White Truffle Infused Lobster Salad
Fresh Crab with Avocado and Tarragon Vinaigrette
Baked and Stuffed Cherrystone Clams

Second Course
Center Cut Beef Tenderloin with Black Truffle Bearnaise Sauce,
White Cheddar and Jalapeno Grits and Sauteed Long Beans

Third Course
“Chocolate Lover’s Dream”
Paired with a Glass of Sparkling Dessert Wine
Kahlua Cake, Black and White Chocolate Mousse,
Huckleberry Sauce and Fresh Raspberries

$85 per person, price does not include tax or gratuity

Bonnell’s Restaurant
4259 Bryant Irvin Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
www.bonnellstexas.com

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Fearing’s

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Monday this year, Fearing’s Restaurant will offer a sweet array of dining options to take place throughout the February 11-14 weekend. From an irresistible Valentine’s dinner menu, offered for four evenings in addition to Fearing’s award-winning dinner selections, to a Valentine’s-inspired Sunday brunch, Fearing’s will feature the following this Valentine’s Weekend:

Valentine’s Dinner, February 11-14, 2011
A Valentine’s-inspired four-course menu, including some of the most popular and beloved flavors from Chef Dean Fearing (menu below):

February 11, 5:00 to 11 p.m.
February 12, 5:00 to 11 p.m.
February 13, 5:00 to 10 p.m.
February 14, 5:00 to 10 p.m.
$95 per person

Valentine’s Brunch, February 13, 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$50 per person
Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made at (214) 922-4848.

Valentine’s Dinner Menu
First Course
Peekytoe Crab Salad Lyonnaise with Quail Egg and Warm Poached Oyster in Taittinger Cream with Iranian Osetra Caviar

Second Course
Honey-Glazed Hudson Valley Foie Gras and Cashew Butter on Vanilla Bean French Toast with Kumquat Ginger Marmalade

Third Course
Surf and Turf: 21-Day Aged Beef Tenderloin on Creamy Leeks with Caymus Special Select Reduction and Lobster Thermidor with Lobster Mushrooms on Pommes Purée

Dessert
Red Berry Galette with Pistachio Brittle and Heart-Shaped Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich

Valentine’s Sunday Brunch Menu
First Course
Butternut Squash Bisque with Pheasant Confit Fritter and Maple Bacon Gastrique

Second Course
Surf and Turf: 21-Day Aged Beef Tenderloin on Creamy Leeks with Caymus Special Select Reduction and Lobster Thermidor with Lobster Mushrooms on Pommes Purée

Dessert
Red Berry Galette with Pistachio Brittle and Heart-Shaped Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich

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