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Valentine's Day 2013: DFW Restaurants Featuring Special Meals

Fabulous Menus Will Make You Wish Every Day was Valentine's Day


DFW chefs are planning Valentine's Day meals that will have you wishing that every day was Valentine's Day. Make plans soon with your sweetie or someone that you want to impress. Reservations fill up quickly. In 2013, Valentine's Day is Thursday, February 14.

1. Asador

Aphrodisiac comes from the name Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and Asador’s Valentine’s Day Menu is sure to spice things up! Chef Brad Phillips’ aphrodisiacal menu is $40 per person and includes Gulf of Mexico oysters or Rocky’s green salad, tuna tempura or grilled flatiron steak, and warm chocolate cake or crème brûlée. Guests will enjoy the romantic sounds of a solo violinist while dining. Reservations recommended. For more information or to make reservations, please call 214-267-4815.

Cost: $40 per person.

When: Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Asador Restaurant, located inside The Renaissance Hotel, 2222 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207. 214-267-4815.

2. Bolsa

My mouth is watering thinking about Bolsa's special Valentine's Day menu. These are just a few of the items they are offering. Ricotta Gnocchi smoked tomato, mushroom ragu, mizuna and pecorino; Braised Lamb Shank with cous cous, cinnamon, dried fruit and mustard greens; Diamond H Ranch Quail with mercado sausage stuffing, brussels sprouts, sweet potato and turnips; Roasted Porchetta with braised savoy cabbage, roasted apples and tuscan kale; Seared Sea Scallops with parsnip purée, meyer lemon, black radish, celery leaf and crispy capers.

Take a look at the fantastic dessert menu. (Desserts are only $9). Butterscotch Pot de Crème with chocolate, peanuts and blood orange; Apple Tart with spiced vanilla bean ice cream and caramel; Strawberry Shortcake with goat cheese mascarpone and basil; Chocolate Soup with almond biscotti croutons and housemade marshmallows.

Bolsa, 614 W. Davis Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. 214-367-9367

3. Bread Winners Cafe

Bread Winners Cafe is now accepting Valentine's Day reservations at all four locations. Their chef has created a decadent and memorable Valentine's Day menu and paired it with the perfect wines. The nightly dinner/dessert menus are also available.

Choose from the special menu of either Grilled Lamb Chop in port cherry demi with potato gratin and prosciutto wrapped asparagus or Lump Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp with lemon thyme butter and saffron rice. Add a white chocolate raspberry torte and a glass of Prosecco and I'd call it the perfect evening!

Locations: Uptown | 3301 McKinney Ave., Dallas, Texas 75204 | 214.754.4940
Park Cities | 5560 W. Lovers Lane in Inwood Village, Dallas, Texas 75209 | 214.351.3339
NorthPark Center | 8687 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1608, Dallas, Texas 75225 | 214.232.9798
Plano | 4021 Preston Road, Plano, Texas 75093 | 972.312.9300

4. Central 214

Hotel Palomar

Love is in the air at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas and Central 214 restaurant with February hotel packages and dining features. Guests are invited to “Get Your Veuve On” or enjoy some “Robe-mance” with Hotel Palomar deals, or can be among the first to taste Chef Graham Dodds’ new culinary creations with a special Central 214 Valentine’s dinner, complete with a bubbly toast.

Extend the romance with Hotel Palomar’s “Get Your Veuve On” Valentine package including a chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne and delicious Ghirardelli chocolates at turndown. Play a game of “Aim for the Heart with Cupid’s Dart” at check-in for a chance to win breakfast for two or a $40 dining credit toward a Valentine experience Central 214 with the bull’s eye. Hit elsewhere on the board to win a room upgrade or other perks. The “Get Your Veuve On” package can be booked for a rate of $229 per night, with the rate code “VEUVE” online or by calling 214-520-7969.

Central 214, 5680 North Central Expwy. at Mockingbird Ln. Dallas, TX 75206. 214-443-9339.

5. Chocolate Secrets

Photo credit: Dave Carlin
It's no secret that it's the Fifth Annual Valentine’s Day Fourplay Experience at one of DFW's most decadent dessert destinations: Chocolate Secrets. Indulge in four handcrafted desserts -- complete with champagne, live jazz and romance. The special tasting menu includes a Chocolate Raspberry Isaphan, a Lemon Meringue Tart, Triple Chocolate Mousse, and a Cappuccino Chocolate Cup served with Moët & Chandon. $100 per couple.

Sink your teeth into these scrumptious desserts at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Thurday, February 14, 2013; Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16. Please make a reservation by emailing chocolatesecrets@hasevents.com or calling 214-252-9801

Chocolate Secrets, 3926 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219.

6. Dallas Fish Market

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Dallas Fish Market Executive Chef AJ Joglekar has designed a Valentine’s 2013 menu that provides a sumptuous romantic culinary journey around the globe, featuring some of the finest catches from the world’s waters. The following four-course menu will be served at dinner from Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 to Sunday, February 17.

These second courses sound amazing: choice of Pan Roasted Striped Bass with Artichoke ravioli, barigoule vinaigrette; Pan Seared Scottish Salmon with Warm salad of spring peas, pearl onion, hen of the woods mushroom; Surf and Turf: All Natural Angus 6 oz filet, with lobster, green onion mashers and herb butter; Lemon Pepper Roasted Free Range Chicken with Green onion mashed potatoes, bordelaise, lemon beurre blanc. (I'm definitely a Surf and Turf person!)

The Dallas Fish Market Valentine’s Day menu is $65 per person, with Chandon Etoile Rosé as the featured pairing at $40 per bottle. Reservations: 214-744-3474.

Dallas Fish Market is located at 1501 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201/ 214-744-FISH (3474).

7. Fedora Northern Italian Dining

Angela Patterson
Fedora Northern Italian Dining is hosting a Valentine's Day Celebration from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Ladies receive one long-stem red rose on Valentine’s night only (supplies limited).
  • Live entertainment by Madera from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Wear a Fedora hat & receive a complimentary glass of champagne.
  • Make reservations on or before 02/09/12 and receive a complementary glass of champagne.
  • Featured Drinks: Cupids Arrow & Puckered Kiss.
  • Special Valentine Reservation Discounts include:
  • Make reservations between 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. and receive 11% off your entrée order. (Limit one discount per table & may cover two entrées.)
  • Make your reservation between 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and to receive 13% off your entrée order. (Limit one discount per table & may cover two entrées.)
  • Special Valentine's Day and Full Menu Options Available.
  • Can’t make it on Valentine’s Day? Receive this same promotional offer on February 15, 2012.
  • Reservations required: 214-999-0009 (Reservation times held no longer than 10 minutes.)
    Fedora Northern Italian Dining, 1722 Routh Street, One Arts Plaza, Downtown Dallas.

    8. Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila

    Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila is serving up special menu items designed to transport you to Mexico this Valentine’s Day, February 14. Want to escape to an exotic locale to enjoy fresh seafood and fruity cocktails with your valentine? Enjoy seafood, meat dishes like Chilango Pork Osso Buco, and tasty tacos or enchiladas. Your getaway might be closer than you imagined. Make a reservation!

    Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila, 5000 Belt Line Rd., Ste. 850, Dallas, Texas 75254.

    9. Lavendou

    Cranberry and Walnut Tart from Lavendou Bistro Provencal
    Lavendou Bistro Provencal

    Including all of the elements for a romantic and charmed evening, Lavendou Bistro Provencal Chef and Owner Pascal Cayet and the Lavendou culinary team are preparing a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu for Thursday, February 14 that includes a sumptuous, beautiful selection of French flavors. The three-course dinner includes delicious items like Poitrine de Volaille aux Champignons Sauvages, Filet de Boeuf au Roquefort, Jarret d 'Agneau aux Petits Légumes et Couscous.

    The Lavendou Bonne Saint Valentin 2013 dinner is $59.95 per person for three courses.

    Lavendou, 19009 Preston Road, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75252. 972-248-1911.

    10. Mi Piaci

    No matter the date, lovebirds can enjoy a delicious food all weekend but a special 4-course dinner on Valentine’s Day at Mi Piaci. Chef Ross Demers has created a special menu, giving diners many options to choose from for each course. The price for the Valentine's Day dinner is $75 per person and that includes a rose and glass of Prosecco.

    Celebrating its 21th Anniversary in 2012, Mi Piaci is an authentic Italian restaurant with handmade pastas and house-cured meats. Mi Piaci’s claim to fame is that they ‘make it in house or import it from Italy.

    Mi Piaci, 14854 Montfort Drive (just south of Beltline Road) Dallas, TX. Reservations: 972-934-8424. Seatings from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations held with a credit card with a 48-hour cancellation policy.

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