Romance is as romance does, but when it comes to Valentine's Day, a romantic dinner is almost de rigueur. You'll find hundreds of options around town, but here arewhat some of our favorite restaurants are offering on Feb. 14.
Valentine’s Day 2020 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant!
The Irish know how to romance a sweet tooth, and Raglan Road offers a special dessert pairing for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 only. It’ll be love at first bite when you taste our retro Black Forest Bombe—a delectable concoction of cherry chocolate mousse, kirsch crème brulee, and dark chocolate cake with tart cherry sorbet. Pair it with our special Valentine’s Day-only Bailey’s Red Velvet Iced Shake, and share if you dare.
Call 407/938-0300 to book your table. Regular menu and late-night pub grub offerings available. Live Irish bands and dancers on stage from 4:30 pm through closing.
And a bit of fascinating St. Valentine’s Day lore from the Irish:
St. Valentine, the patron saint of love, was executed in Rome and buried there in the 3rd century. Much later, an Irish priest was granted permission to exhume his remains, and now his skeleton lies under Whitefriar Church in Dublin. In 1835 an Irish Carmelite priest, Fr. John Spratt, used his Irish charm to convince then Pope Gregory XVI to dig up St. Valentine’s remains and take them home as a gift to his fellow Irishmen and women. Now, love-seeking Irish turn up at his site every St. Valentine’s looking for help in finding that special one.
1. Pollo amore $18: chicken breast rolled and stuffed with fresh cherry preserve, fontal cheese, and smoked ham; breaded and baked. Served in a sherry wine tomato sauce with fresh mushrooms, and a side of penne marinara.
2. Agnello cuore $20: pan seared rack of lamb topped with goat cheese and pistachio and baked. Served over linguine in a aglio oilo sauce.
3. Lobster ravioli $20: lobster raviolis sauteed in a champagne cream sauce with jumbo shrimp.
4. Seafood pomodori pelati $25: a combination of shrimp, scallops, basa fish, and mussels sauteed in a sherry yellow tomato sauce with asparagus. Served over linguine.
$8 – Cocktails (Flower Patch + Cupids Crush) w/ food purchase
$50 – Moet & Chandon Brut Bottles + premium wines ( Orin Swift & Prison brands)
Forget Romance. Let’s Dance All Night! On February 14, Taverna Opa is inviting couples to skip the candle-lit dinner and dance the night away! The restaurant’s 3-course Valentine’s Day menu, priced at $85 per couple, will feature mouthwatering favorites from the land and sea. Guests will enjoy house-made hummus and flaming (literally!) saganaki as the appetizer, feast on a 22 oz. porterhouse and 7 oz. lobster tail, and indulge in sweet loukoumades. Taverna Opa’s nightly dancing and entertainment will begin at 7 p.m.
Tapa Toro's succulent 3-course Valentine's Day menu, priced at $85 per couple, will feature an appetizing first course of Pan Con Tomate with Iberian Ham and a shrimp cocktail 🍤; mouthwatering Surf & Turf entree of two 5oz. filet mignons and one 7 oz. lobster tail paired with grilled asparagus and patatas bravas, and to top it all off, a chocolate lava cake with salted caramel ice cream. Tapa Toro’s nightly dancing and entertainment will begin at 7 p.m.