Valentine’s Day Plans Made Easy

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While you may not be alone in having not made V-Day reservations yet, you will be alone on the day (all alone) if you mess up this part of the romancing process. Local chefs have done the work for you by preparing canoodle-worthy menus; all you have to do is pick up the phone and reserve two spots.

jump for the full list of this year’s menus…

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Aw Shucks & Big Shucks
A Dozen Oysters With a Complimentary Carnation on Valentine’s Day

Oysters, best known for their reputed aphrodisiac powers, will be on special at AW & Big Shucks on Valentine’s Day, with a complimentary carnation, for half price from 3:30 to 6:30pm on Monday, February 14

Aw Shucks, 3601 Greenville Ave., 214-821-9449
Big Shucks, 6232 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214-887-6353
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Craft | DALLAS

In addition to its standard dinner selection, the restaurant is offering a sumptuous pre-fixe tasting menu to delight doting diners celebrating the February holiday — available for four nights beginning Friday, February 11. The cost is $95/person (non-alcoholic beverages included with the exception of coffee drinks). So, if the way to your honey’s heart is through his/her stomach this is a spread he/she is sure to love:

Artichoke, hearts of palm, almond and black truffle;
Smoked sturgeon, gold potato, Ossetra caviar;
Escargot, farm egg custard, sweet garlic;
Milk braised veal, Graham’s honey, spiced granola, prune;
Lamb loin, carrot, Meyer lemon, Ras el Hanout;
Goat cheese fritter, candied citrus; and
Chocolate pomegranate icebox cake, toasted vanilla meringue.

Reservations are required to guarantee seating. Please call 214-397-4111 to book a table.

Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
Dinner seating begins at 5:30 pm

craft | DALLAS
2440 Victory Park Ln. (located on the first floor of W Dallas – Victory)
214-397-4111

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Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Treat your Valentine to a special evening out at Sullivan’s Steakhouse this Valentine’s Day weekend. In addition to its regular dinner menu, Sullivan’s has prepared a special three-course dinner for two for only $89.

The menu will be offered from Friday, February 11 through Valentine’s Day and features some of Sullivan’s Steakhouse’s finest dishes, including a rich Shrimp & Lobster Bisque, 12-ounce New York Strip, Triple Cut Lamb Chops and fresh Broiled Salmon Steak. Each guest will have a choice of soup or salad, an entrée, a choice of one side and one of Sullivan’s decadent house-made desserts. Sullivan’s Sommelier has also offered suggestions on wines to round out the perfect dinner.

Recently voted one of the five “Most Romantic Restaurants in Dallas” on the WFAA’s A-List, Sullivan’s Steakhouse is an excellent destination for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14, 5 p.m. until close.

Three-course meal for two, $89. Regular menu also available. Price does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
17795 North Dallas Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75287
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Salum

Uptown dining hot spot Salum will have a Feb. 14th evening of fine dining and music featuring chef/proprietor Abraham Salum’s regular menu as well as a 3-course special menu for $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity) including a complimentary glass of champagne.

A highlight of the evening will be jazz singer Nadia Washington performing jazz standards, love songs, Latin and Brazilian jazz tunes. Nadia, a vibrant young jazz singer with a smooth, sultry voice is a graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the Berklee College of Music of Boston, where she received the Bill Cosby Foundation scholarship. Her new CD, “Journey” launches Nadia’s musical career as jazz singer, composer and guitarist. For the Valentine appearance, Nadia will be accompanied Nelda Washington, an accomplished entertainer, pianist, songwriter, and educator, and Nadia’s mother.

Salum is located at 4152 Cole @ Fitzhugh. Reservations for this evening of romance and music are strongly recommended. Call 214-252-9604. For more information www.salumrestaurant.com
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Mignon
Monday, February 14 from 5 – 10 p.m.
$69.95 per person
Plus tax and a 20% gratuity

1st
Please select one of the following

Petit Boston Bibb Salad
Granny Smith Apples, Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese & Grain Mustard Vinaigrette

Lump Crab Cake
Lobster Cream Sauce, Braised Fennel, Tomato Confit

Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad
Brioche Croutons & Shaved Parmesan

Shrimp Cocktail
Cucumber, Grape Tomato, Chives, Cocktail Sauce

Lobster Bisque

2nd
Please select one of the following

Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon
Creamed White Corn, Spinach, Bacon & Balsamic Butter

Seared Maine Diver Scallops
Roasted Jumbo Asparagus, Oven Cured Tomatoes & Peppered Goat Cheese

Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb 14oz
White Cheddar and Dino Kale Grits with Port Wine Balsamic Figs

Prime Filet “Au Poivre” 8oz
Forest Mushroom, Spinach & Red Wine Risotto with Peppercorn Brandy Sauce

Roasted Chilean Sea Bass
Potato-Chive Raviolis, Roasted Baby Artichokes & Black Truffle Jus

Prime Grilled Ribeye
Lyonnaise Potatoes, Bacon and Chimichurri Sauce

3rd
Please select one of the following

Cinnamon & White Chocolate Crème Brulée
(A Must with Cappuccino!)

Molten Chocolate Cake
Strawberry Ice Cream

White Chocolate & Grand Marnier Bread Pudding
Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Reservations Recommended
972-943-3372
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Del Frisco’s
Fall in Love at First Bite at Del Frisco’s Valentine’s Weekend

Spend your Valentine’s Day with that special someone at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. Now accepting reservations for Valentine’s weekend, Del Frisco’s is the premier destination for a romantic dinner. The delicious, chef-driven dinner menu boasts the finest USDA Prime steaks and freshest seafood in DFW. With an extensive award-winning wine list and a bar hosting the finest spirits, Del Frisco’s offers all the tools to create an unforgettable evening.

During the Valentine’s Weekend Del Frisco’s will offer a Prime Filet Mignon and cold Water Lobster Tail feature for just $69. With unparalleled hospitality, a delectable list of craveable starters, larger-than-life entrees and irresistible side dishes, Del Frisco’s will make you fall in love at first bite this Valentine’s Weekend.

Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14
5 p.m. until close.

Del Frisco’s of Dallas
5251 Spring Valley Rd.
(972) 490-9000

Del Frisco’s of Fort Worth
812 Main St.
(817) 877-3999

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Steel
Saturday, February 12 – Monday, February 14

Join us for a romantic 3-course prix fixe dinner featuring some special new items and long-time favorites for only $65 per guest. Enhance your meal with one of our Signature Cocktails or a bottle from our Award-winning Wine List.

Menu

Love at First Sight
Romance Roll—tuna, flying fish roe, jalapeno, red onion topped with strawberry & sriracha

Sautéed Shrimp & Blood Orange Salad—ponzu-butter sauce

Clam Miso—little neck clams in a Japanese broth soup

Aphrodisiac on the Half Shell—oysters in a spicy sake ponzu sauce

Golden Years—Vietnamese “Shaken” Beef—succulent pieces of tenderloin stir fried with onions and a traditional sauce

Steel Signature Miso Sea Bass—mashed yukon gold potatoes with wasabi cream and tempura asparagus

Sweet Sushi Delight—chef selection of sushi, sashimi & maki roll

Jumbo Prawn Pad Thai Noodle—stir fried rice noodles, bean sprouts & green onion with a sweet & sour sauce topped with peanuts

Happily Ever After
Chocolate Volcano Cake with cinnamon ice cream
Strawberry Mousse Cake
Brandy Fruit Foster – pineapple, banana & strawberry sautéed with brandy & brown sugar

Featured Beverages
Duval-Leroy, Lady Rose, Rose Champagne 375ml bottle $50

Be My Valentine Cocktail $10
Grey Goose Vodka, X Rated Fusion Liqueur and raspberry sake served in a martini glass

Call 214-219-9908 To Make Your Reservations!
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Pyramid
Executive Chef André Natera’s Valentine’s dinner was crafted as he sat thinking about what foods elicit the most amorous of feelings. He scribbled notes as flavors came to him and worked tirelessly until at last a five-course menu including Veloute of Potato & Cauliflower with Oysters and Chocolate Ganache with Strawberry Basil Ice Cream & Marshmallow emerged. Guests can the most romantic night of the year wrapped up in loved ones arms in one of our intimate booths or tucked away in the back of the restaurant with nothing but each other and the sensuous meal on their minds. See the full menu below.

The exclusive Valentine’s Dinner Menu will be available Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14 for $75 per person with wine pairings available for $35 per person.

As a departure from featuring just a Valentine’s dinner menu, Chef Natera also created an exclusive five-course dessert tasting menu. Perhaps your Valentine’s Day dinner plans are already set but you want to end the evening with something spectacular. With Chef’s dessert menu, guests will savor confectionary creations such as Apple Ginger Soup with Apple Gelée and Candy Ginger and Berries with Marsala and Sabayon. This exclusive dessert menu will be available only on Monday, February 14 for $55 per person with wine pairings available for $25 per person. The full menu is available below.

For reservations please call 214-720-5249.
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Penne Pomodoro
February 11, 12, 13, 14 5 to 11pm Regular Menu also available

MENU

Soup
Shrimp Bisque served with chopped shrimp and chives $7.50

Salad
Lobster Salad, baby mixed greens, julienne carrots, fresh heart of palm, ruby red
grapefruit segments and Meyer lemon dressing. $10.50

Pasta
Heart Shaped Raviolifilled with crab and shrimp in a creamy crustacean sauce,
topped with pan roasted jumbo shrimp and chives. $20.95

Entrees
Grilled filet mignon with green peppercorn cognac sauce and pan seared Scallops
topped with red bell pepper coulis served with roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus. $27.95

Roasted Lobster Tail stuffed with crab cake mix and spicy lemon butter sauce
with roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus. $25.95

Dolce:
Heart shaped chocolate cup filled with chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries
with Grand Marnier cream anglaise. $7.95

Penne Pomodoro 3 Locations

Snider Plaza, 6815 Snider Plaza, 214-373-9911
Preston & Forest, 11661 Preston Road, #143, 214-368-3100
Lakewood, 1924 Abrams Parkway, 214-826-6075

www.pennepomodoro.com
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Victory Tavern City Grill
Monday, February 14th 5-10pm – $35/guest

Join us for a romantic evening of dinner and dancing on Valentine’s Day. We’ll be featuring a special 3 Course dinner of Chef Jim Oettings cuisine highlighting local, fresh ingredients.

Enjoy the soulful and passionate sounds of Goga and dance the night away to his repertoire of popular hits and sensual interpretations ranging from the Latin sizzle of Carlos Santana to the silky tenor of Andrea Bochelli.

It will be an unforgettable evening for you and your special someone!

Call 214-432-1900 To Make Your Reservations Before It’s Too Late!

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Taverna
Celebrate Valentine’s 2011

February 11-14
5 to 11 pm

MENU

Soup
Roasted heirloom tomato bisque topped with French feta cheese and basil oil. $7.95

Salad
Baby Arugula Salad with Belgian endive, radicchio, strawberries, balsamic dressing. $8.95

Appetizer
Homemade Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and a Meyer lemon butter sauce. $12.95

Pasta
Heart shaped Veal and Lobster Ravioli tossed with oyster mushrooms ragu, fresh thyme cream sauce a truffle essence. $22.95

Risotto
Risotto and Diver Scallops, Canarolli rice mixed with shallots, braised leeks, royal trumpet mushrooms, butter and parmesan. $25.95

Secondi
Pan seared baby Lamb Chop and oven roasted baby lobster tail. $27.95

Pan roasted fresh Halibut wrapped in Parma prosciutto with Prosecco hollandaise $26.95

Dolce
House made Sfogliatina con Frutti di Bosco
Sfogliatina filled with vanilla whipped cream and fresh mixed berries, chocolate vin cotto sauce. $7.95

Taverna Dallas / 3210 Armstrong 214-520-9933
Taverna / Fort Worth 450 Throckmorton-Sundance Square 817-885-7502
www.tavernabylombardi.com
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Sangria Tapas y Bar

February 11 – 14, 5 to 11 pm

Regular Menu also available

MENU

Soup:
Heirloom Tomato Bisque topped with French Feta and basil oil.
$6.95

Salad:
Organic Spring Mix, Belgian endive, baby fennel and orange segments with a citrus dressing
Served with a goat cheese crostino
$8.50

Tapas:
Sangria Tuna Tartar, tomato sauce, bosh pear, micro celery and toasted crushed hazelnuts
$12.50

Tapas:
Grilled White Asparagus, Jamon Serrano and cava hollandaise drizzled with Muscatel reduction
$11.50

Fish:
Poached fresh Scottish Salmon, served over squid ink risotto and saffron aioli sauce.
$14.95

Meat:
Grilled Ribeye filet served with sautéed Brussels sprouts, carrots and lardon,
and a melted leek, veal juice, black truffle butter sauce.
$15.95

Dolce:
Godiva Chocolate Mousse, served with fresh raspberries and whipped cream.
$8

4524 Cole Avenue, Dallas 214-520-4863
www.sangriatapasybar.com
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Mi Piaci
Four Days to Wine & Dine – That’s Amore!

No matter the date, lovebirds can enjoy a delicious 3-course Valentine’s Day dinner all weekend at Mi Piaci. Chef Ross Demers has created a special menu, giving diners many options to choose from for each course. As an Antipasti, or appetizer, enjoy selections such as Adriatic style lobster bisque, a classic Caesar salad, or risotto croquettes. For the entrée, or Piatti Caldi, try a delectable dish like the Chilean sea bass on basil pesto risotto with seasonal vegetables and finished with lemon glaze; veal scaloppini with zucchini pasta, oven dried cherry tomatoes and lemon caper butter sauce; or fontina cheese filled tortelloni with king crab, mushrooms, roma tomatoes, asparagus and white wine truffle butter sauce. And for Dolci, or dessert, you can’t go wrong with a classic Venetian Tiramisu made with mascarpone, Italian liquors, espresso and topped with cocoa; or a dark and white chocolate flourless cake with hazelnut gelato. Sip a complimentary glass of champagne or bottle of house wine while enjoying the romantic ambiance of Mi Piaci Ristorante Italiano, a Dallas favorite for 20 years.

Amore Dinner at Mi Piaci
Friday – Monday, February 11-14, 2011
4:00-11:00 PM
Mi Piaci
14854 Montfort Drive
Friday & Saturday $65 – 3-course dinner & glass of champagne
Sunday $65 – 3-course dinner & bottle of House Red, White or Prosecco per couple
Monday $75 – 3-course dinner, glass of champagne and rose
RSVP to (972) 934-8424
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560 by Wolfgang Puck
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Two Special Tasting Menus

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is indulging Dallas diners this Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Patton Robertson has designed two special menu options for the occasion; one an individual Tasting Menu, and the other a Couples Tasting Menu.

The swoon-worthy menus offer four courses of Wolfgang Puck’s signature Asian influenced cuisine with an emphasis on foods that excite and delight, which, in combination with Five Sixty’s unparalleled views, set the ideal scene for Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Delectable dishes include Chilled Blue Point Oysters with Champagne Foam, Pear Mignonette, and Osetra Caviar; Seared Diver Scallops with Wild Field Mushrooms, Shishito, and Thai Basil Nage; and Grilled Venison Chop with Mala Sweet Potatoes and Plum Wine.

The individual Tasting Menu, consisting of the chef’s amuse, a choice of first, second, and third courses, as well as a dessert, is offered at $115 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $50 per person. The 4-course Couples Tasting Menu is priced at $140 per person with wine pairing offered at an additional $60.

Sunday, February 13 & Monday, February 14
Seatings begin at 5 p.m. with the last seating at 9:30 p.m.
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
Reunion Tower
300 Reunion Boulevard
214.741.5560

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Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Treat your sweetie to a special Valentine’s Day dinner at the Mansion Restaurant. The three-course menu includes starter, entree and dessert options and is offered Monday, Feb. 14, during dinner hours. $125 per person.

Valentine’s Day Menu

Starter, choice of:
Cauliflower Soup, lobster dumpling, black truffles
Pear and Endive Salad, watercress, pomegranates, walnuts
Seared Foie Gras and Ahi Tuna, daikon salad, togarashi spice
Potato Gnocchi, pork belly, petite collard greens, pommery mustard
East Coast Oysters, bloody Mary sorbet, pickled cucumbers

Entrée, choice of:
Swordfish a la Plancha, citrus beurre blanc, marble potatoes, baby spinach
Slow-Roasted Salmon, celery root puree, blood orange reduction, celery salad
Rack of Lamb, braised lamb shoulder, stone-ground grits, braised Texas kale
Beef Tenderloin, potato puree, roasted garlic béarnaise, brussels sprouts, bacon
Organic Roasted Chicken, albufera sauce, glazed baby vegetables

Dessert, choice of:
Passion – rum baba, passion fruit panna cotta, tropical brunoise
Champagne & Raspberry – champagne sabayon, citrus panna cotta, raspberry compote, champagne sorbet
Chocolate Trio – milk chocolate espresso pot au creme, molten chocolate cake, dark chocolate ice cream

The Mansion Restaurant also will feature a four-course Valentine’s tasting menu Friday through Sunday nights in addition to the standard a la carte menu. Call the Mansion Restaurant at 214.443.4747 for reservations.

Known for its romantic ambience and secluded setting in the heart of Dallas, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Enjoy Valentine’s weekend room rates from $300 per night; add breakfast with rates from $330 per night. Enjoy dinner, drinks and a room with the Valentine’s Taste of the Mansion Package; rates start at $525 per night.
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Kimpton’s Hotel, Palomar Dallas & Central 214
February Packages & Dining Specials Feature Champagne, Chocolate & “Robe-mance”

Nothing says romance like champagne and chocolate. For the month of February, guests at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar and its Central 214 restaurant can “Get Your Veuve On” with special Valentine’s Day packages and dining features created for indulgence.

“Get Your Veuve On” Package
Packed with passion-inspiring perks, the “Get Your Veuve On” package, offered exclusively at Hotel Palomar Dallas from February 7– 28, includes:

Overnight accommodations
Chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne
$50 dining credit for either Central 214 restaurant or room service (perfect toward a Valentine dinner or February chocolate dessert features!)
In-room movie of your choice
Free overnight valet parking

Rates start at just $289 a night. Book online with the rate code “VEUVE” or by calling 214-520-7969 and requesting the “Get Your Veuve On” package.

“A Robe-mantic” Retreat”
Guests can also stoke the flame of love with a relaxing “Robemance” package available at Hotel Palomar Dallas and other Kimpton hotels across the country. Bookable beginning January 24 for February stays, this rendezvous for traveling twosomes includes two new signature Kimpton animal print bathrobes to take home ($180 value) and a $25 credit to use for in-room dining or at Central 214. To book, simple use “ROBES” in the rate code box, or by phone by requesting the “Robemance” package.

Live. Love. Lust: Central 214 Valentine’s Dinner
Diners can further indulge with Chef Blythe Beck’s romantic “Live. Love. Lust: Valentine’s Dinner” offered at Central 214 from Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14. The five-course dinner features a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot and a menu of brie and champagne bisque; salad of butter bibb lettuce, granny smith apples, Asian pears, and maple almonds with a tangerine honey vinaigrette; white wine and butter crab legs with port salut and sherry macaroni and cheese casserole; and a main course of garlic crusted prime rib with burgundy mushrooms, fresh horseradish parsnip puree and crispy fried onions. Top it off with a dessert of luscious chocolate turtle cake. The Valentine’s Dinner is priced at $75 per person with optional wine pairings for $35. Reservations are available by calling 214-443-9339.

The Love of Chocolate: Dessert Features
It’ll seem like Valentine’s Day every day in February with Central 214’s special chocolate dessert features for National Chocolate Month. Chef Blythe Beck’s rich chocolate creations include a chocolate chip bread pudding and a chocolate, peanut butter & banana shake served with a warm blondie brownie.

Guests and locals are also invited to a special Chocolate Lover’s Day – Chocolate Wine Hour, to be held February 17, from 5-7pm in the Hotel Palomar Dallas living room lobby, and at other Kimpton hotels nationwide. Enjoy a variety of complimentary chocolate treats and drinks.

CENTRAL 214
“LIVE. LOVE. LUST: VALENTINE’S DINNER”

Indulge in this romantic five-course dinner featuring a complimentary glass of Veuve-Clicquot champagne and Chef Blythe Beck’s menu of brie and champagne bisque; salad of butter bibb lettuce, granny smith apples, Asian pears; white wine, and butter crab legs with sherry macaroni and cheese casserole; and a main course of garlic crusted prime rib with burgundy mushrooms. Top it off with a dessert of luscious chocolate turtle cake. The Valentine’s Dinner is priced at $75.00 per person with optional wine pairings for $35.00. Reservations are available by calling 214-443-9339.

MENU

Brie and Champagne Bisque
Caviar Crouton

Butter Bibb Lettuce
Granny Smith Apples and Asian Pears
Maple Almonds
Tangerine Honey Vinaigrette

White Wine and Butter Steamed Crab Legs
Port Salut and Sherry Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Garlic Crusted Prime Rib
Burgundy Mushrooms
Fresh Horseradish and Parsnip Puree
Crispy Fried Onions

Chocolate Turtle Cake
Chocolate Cake, Peanut Butter and Heath Bar Crunch

Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
Seatings from 5:00-10:30pm

Central 214 at Hotel Palomar Dallas
5680 North Central Expy. at Mockingbird Lane
214-443-9339

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La Fiorentina
Valentine’s Day

Available February 11, 12, 13 and 14

Regular Menu Also Available

Apertif

Aperol Spritz $9.00

Aperol, Prosecco

Rossini $9.00

Chambord, Raspberry, Prosecco

Antipasti

Crab and Corn Bisque $11.00

Topped with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Chives, Crème Fraiche

Braized Red Belgium Endive and Mache Salad $13.00

With Roasted Yellow Beets, Caramelized Blood Orange, Gorgonzola,

Candied Walnuts and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Secondi

Home Made Maine Lobster Ravioli 32.00

Served with a Lobster sauce, and topped with Chopped Tomatoes, Lobster Meat,

Chives and Meyer Lemon zest

Duetto of 6 oz. Filet Mignon and Nigerian Colossal Shrimp $47.00

Served with Veal Jus, Meyer Lemon Buerre Blanc, Local Vegetables and Potato of the Day

Filetto Di Orata $32.00

With Artichoke and Roasted Tomato Sauce.

Served with Roasted Beet Gnocchi tossed with Butter and Sage

Veal Chop Valdostani $38.00

Topped with Parma Ham and Fontina Cheese. Served with a Black Truffle, Royal Trumpet Mushroom Veal Demi,

Local vegetables and Potato of the Day

Dolce

Chocolate Tower for 2 $16.00

Filled with Fresh Berries, Sponge Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry Sauce and Whipped cream

Baked Alaska $9.00

Merange Dome filled Vanilla Sponge Cake Brushed with Grand Mariner, Homemade Bacio Gelato and Fresh Raspberries.

Served with a Chocolate Vin Cotto and Raspberry Crème Anglaise

Disaronno Coffee $8.00

Illy Coffee, Amaretto, Brandy, Fresh Whipped Vanilla Crème, Cinnamon dash

4501 Cole Ave.
www.lafiorentinadallas.com

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Norma’s
Spreading the Love with Delicious Down-Home Cookin’
Norma’s Café brings romance to the table on February 14 with its Valentine’s Day specials. Lovebirds can cuddle up and share a romantic southern meal. Each location will serve a different delectable couples menu for only $29.99. Dine in at the original Oak Cliff store and enjoy a finger lickin’ appetizer sampler, a choice of Monterey Chicken or Rib Eye Steak with a loaded baked potato and a luscious four layer red velvet cake. Love is also in the air at the North Dallas location, offering an appetizer sampler, a choice of Tilapia Veracruz or Brisket Tacos with selected sides and the scrumptious four layer red velvet cake. On this special day guests can BYOB at both locations…Cheers to love at Norma’s Café.

Monday, February 14

Norma’s Café
17721 N. Dallas Pkwy #130
or
1123 W. Davis

$29.99 per couple

Menu

Oak Cliff

Starter: Appetizer Sampler includes fried mushrooms, fried pickles and onion rings. No substitutions.

Entrée: Monterey Chicken, eNORMAus chicken breast smothered with green onions, mushrooms and tomatoes, topped with jack cheese.
Rib Eye Steak, charcoal grilled steak smothered with mushrooms and onions.
Both entrees come with a loaded baked potato and side salad.

Dessert: Four layer red velvet cake

North Dallas

Starter: Appetizer Sampler includes spicy bites, cheese quesadillas and fried mushrooms. No substitutions.

Entrée: Tilapia Veracruz, grilled tilapia with tomato sauce, covered with fresh garlic, sliced onion and cilantro. Served with a choice of two sides.
Brisket Tacos, three shredded and smoked brisket tacos in a corn tortilla, topped with fresh mix of cilantro and onions. Served with rice and beans.
Both entrees come with side salads.

Dessert: Four-layer red velvet cake

**Guests are allowed to BYOB at both locations on Valentine’s Day
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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

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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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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
LA DUNI SWEET DEALS FOR VALENTINE’s

La Duni Latin Cafes offer a Sweetheart deal for Valentine’s. The Oak Lawn and McKinney Avenue locations will have a four course dinner including a champagne toast for $49.95 per person. Other beverages, taxes, and tip are additional. Seating is every 30 minutes from 5:00-10:00 pm. La Duni NorthPark features their regular menu.
For reservations call Oak Lawn 214/520-6888 or McKinney 214/520-7300. A credit card number is required to guarantee reservations, and a 50% charge on all cancellations after Feb. 10th if seats are not resold will apply.
Sweet love blooms at La Duni, with or without, the 4-course special dinner. A combination of roses and cupcakes can be ordered in various quantities with special prices before Feb 12th. The orders may be placed at any of the La Duni locations and must be picked up at the location where ordered. For details consult www.laduni.com
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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

6 comments on “Valentine’s Day Plans Made Easy

  1. Why go to a restaurant on the busiest night of the year…when you can feed each other delicious food in the privacy of your own home.

    TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market Valentines Menu
    “Make Love, Not Dinner!”

    TJ’s Sweetheart Dinners, only 39.99 per person
    Select an item in each category and treat your love to a sensual dinner…

    Entrees
    Grilled Chilean Sea Bass With Mango Pineapple Salsa
    Steamed 1.5-1.75 lb Maine Lobster (add 15.00)
    Garlic-Rubbed Filet Mignon
    Surf & Turf: Filet & 4oz Lobster Tail (add 10.00)
    Thyme & Sage Seared Rack of Lamb

    Salads
    Sexy Spinach Salad With Apricots, Bleu Cheese & Red Onion
    Seasonal Garden Salad

    Sides (choose 2)
    Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Wild Rice Pilaf
    Green Beans With Almonds
    Sautéed Spinach & Garlic

    Desserts
    Soft-Center Chocolate Molten Cake
    Strawberry & Champagne Heart Cake With White Chocolate Ganache

    Add a Luxurious Shared Appetizer To Your Special Evening
    Caviar Platter For Two With Blinis & Accouterments:
    Domestic Hackleback…79.99, Farm Raised Osetra…179.99, Wild Osetra…324.99 (Serves 2)
    Shrimp, Lobster & Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail For Two…44.99 (Serves 2)
    Maryland Style Crab Cakes With Remoulade Sauce…14.99 (Serves 2)
    Dozen Blue Point Oysters On The Half Shell With Cocktail & Mignonette Sauces…25.99 (Serves 2)
    Please Order By Thurs, Feb 10. Avail for pick up starting Sat, Feb 12.

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  3. Ocean Prime will also be featuring several off-menu specials on Valentine’s Day: two cocktails, a fish entree, meat entree and a dessert.

    Rose Nectar Champagne Domaine Chandon, Rose Nectar, Candied Hibiscus: $13

    Passion Fruit Martini Pineapple Finlandia, Passion Fruit Puree: $13

    King Crab Stuffed Flounder Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash Emulsion: $32

    Niman Ranch Filet of Rib-Eye Glazed Baby Carrots, Black Truffle Jus: $46

    Bananas Foster Bread Pudding Banana Gelato, Butterscotch Rum: $10

    Ocean Prime is located at 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas 75201. For more information, please call (214) 965-0440 or visit http://www.ocean-prime.com.