Valentine’s Day foodies get ready to be in love
It’s a day to celebrate love with your significant other and what better way than to share a meal designed to highlight the best of best at restaurants across Houston. Choose from brunches this weekend to prix-fixe dinners and more. Choose one or choose several, but don’t miss these highly creative fabulous feasts.
Take a look:
Etoile Cuisine et Bar at 1101-01 Uptown Park Blvd.–Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Etoile Cuisine et Bar with a three-course prix fixe menu for $74/person.
State of Grace at 3258 Westheimer–State of Grace will be offering a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $85/person.
Kiran’s at 2925 Richmond Ave.
Kiran’s will be offering a Valentine’s Day 6 course tasting menu for the evening in addition to their regular dinner menu on Saturday, February 11th and Monday, February 13th. Please let the host know if you will be interested in this menu when making your reservation on those days.
Valentine’s Dinner on Tues, Feb. 14, 2017 is reservations only. Best availability at 4.45 pm and 8.45 pm.
Quattro at the Four Seasons
Quattro will be offering a special three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu starting the weekend before the holiday (February 11 – 14). There will be two seatings available – $65 food / $35 wine pairings (includes a special gift for each couple from Chef Maurizio Ferrarese). To make reservations, please call (713) 276-4700.
Ginger & Fork at 4705 Inker hosts Weekend Brunch and Dinner for Valentine’s
Ginger & Fork will be celebrating Valentine’s with a 7 course prix-fixe Weekend Brunch as well as a 6 course prix-fixe dinner menu. Seating is limited. Ginger & Fork is located 4705 Inker. Please call to make your reservation.
Ginger & Fork’s Valentine’s Dinner for Two served on Sat., Feb. 11, 5-11 pm and Tues., Feb. 14, 5-10 pm. Dinner is $145.00/Couple. Ginger and Fork’s Valentine’s Weekend Brunch served Sat., Feb. 11 and Sun., Feb. 12 from 11 a.m-3 p.m. Brunch is $45.00/Person.
For information or reservations, call 713-861-8883 or visit www.GingerAndForkRestaurant.com.
Urban Eats at 3414 Washington celebrates Valentine’s Day with a “Feast of Love” on Monday & Tuesday
Celebrate your Valentine with Urban Eats from 5-11 pm on Mon., Feb. 13, or Tues., Feb. 14, 2017, with Urban Eats “Feast of Love” which includes a shared appetizer, two entrees from the Feast Menu or two orders from the Signature Sliders Menu, and a shared dessert paired with a bottle of wine or sparkling wine for just $60, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are not accepted.
AGU Ramen—all Houston locations; www.aguramen.com
Chef Hisashi Uehara will be serving up the “perfect pair” this Valentine’s Day from open until close at AGU Ramen’s Washington Ave., Westchase and Energy Corridor locations. On February 14, choose from Shio or Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen and get a Hawaiian Poke Bowl for $20, ideal for sharing with your significant other.
Damian’s Cucina Italiana at 3011 Smith Street
On February 14th, Damian’s Cucina Italiana presents a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu in traditional Italian-American style. Begin with an antipasti option like Sweet Potato Ravioli in a sage butter sauce. Then, choose from a selection of Piatti Forti, including the sautéed Snapper Dievole served over arugula with roasted fennel cherry tomatoes and a caper basil butter sauce. Finish your meal with a choice of sweet treats like Tuscan Bread Pudding with Jack Daniel’s bourbon sauce. Priced at $55.95 per person.
Le Colonial at 4444 Westheimer Road
On February 14th, indulge your special someone with dinner at Le Colonial. Valentine’s Day specials from Chef Nicole Routhier include Crispy Ahi Tuna Rolls with black vinegar and ginger dipping sauce; Grilled Mongolian Lamb Chops served with stir-fried Chinese broccoli, red bell peppers and mint sauce; and Crepes Suzettes for two. Dine a-la-carte or select the three-course menu with amuse bouche for $75 per person.
Le Mistral at 1400 Eldridge Parkway
Enjoy a memorable Valentine’s dinner at Le Mistral, one of Houston’s most celebrated French restaurants. Chef David Denis presents a five-course, prix fixe menu priced at $90 per person each evening from February 10-14. Highlights include a Canape of Scottish Gravlax with crème fraiche, American caviar and poached quail egg; Maine Lobster Terrine with lime ginger vinaigrette and mango beignet; Roasted Branzino Filet; Pan-seared Filet Mignon topped with mascarpone truffle ravioli; and French Duo of raspberry mille-feuille and Valrhona chocolate praline éclair.
Springbok at 711 Main Street
This Valentine’s Day, Springbok in Downtown will be offering a special dinner menu catering to Houston’s single males. On February 14th, Chef Seth Greenburg will offer a three-course Bromance Menu. The meat-centric spread includes offerings like Peri-Peri Chicken Wings with S.A. wing sauce, celery and ranch; and Garlic Jalapeno Sausage with roasted potatoes. The cost is $30 per person and includes a beer flight.
Radio Milano | Milano Bar at 800 Sorella Court
CITYCENTRE’s acclaimed Radio Milano and Executive Chef Jose Hernandez will feature a prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu on February 14. Highlights of the three-course dinner include Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with house made cranberry mustard, manchego cheese and frisee salad; Oxtail Tortellini with English peas, guanciale, tomato and parmesan cheese; and Tropical Heart featuring passion fruit, mango and coconut compote with white chocolate mousse. Priced at $70 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $40.
CURRENT at 2 Waterway Square Place in The Woodlands
On February 14, Chef Richard Mendoza will be serving a four-course dinner menu with intermezzo priced at $60 per person. Guests can look forward to seasonal creations with a contemporary twist and the option of a nightcap at rooftop SideBar.
Cafe Chino at 3285 Southwest Freeway at Edloe
Owners May and Eddie Chan will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at their West University area restaurant, Cafe Chino, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 5-9 p.m. “Along with our regular dinner menu,” stated executive chef May Chan, “I will be offering Live Boston Lobsters and Whole Fish which symbolizes longevity in our culture.”
A special feature for this one night only will be a Pacific-Rim Street Market, where Chef May will demonstrate how she makes Chives and Pork Dumplings served with a ponzu ginger dipping sauce and will make scallion pancakes cooked to order. Café Chino is known for its Hunan Fare and Pacific Rim cuisine.
Reservations are strongly suggested by calling 713-524-4433. For more information, please visit www.cafechinohouston.com.
Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar at 3201 Louisiana
Don’t miss Holley’s for a nautical romantic feast this Valentine’s Day with their four-course menu for on February 14. The dinner menu, priced at $80 per person features specialties like the House Made Burrata as a lagniappe; for appetizers choose between 8 of Holley’s bestsellers. Entrees selections range from Thai-Style Red Snapper for Two, Braised Beef Short Ribs or the Seafood Cartoccio for Two. For dessert, pick between Lemon Cheese Pie, Pipe’s Apple Pie Bread Pudding, Down South Coconut Cake or Long Stemmed Strawberries.
Benjy’s Valentine’s Day:
Treat your sweetheart to an evening at Benjy’s on Washington with a three-course prix fixe menu for $70 per person, not including beverages, tax or gratuity. Menu highlights include: Grilled Truffle Asparagus served with Konbu butter, prosciutto and Steen’s cane vinegar, TX 6oz Eye of Ribeye Steak served with potato gratin, haricot verts and bordelaise au jus, and Mom’s Chocolate Cake served with Mexican vanilla ice cream to name a few. To make reservations, please call 713-868-1131 or visit us online at www.benjys.com.
Benjy’s in the Village:
Valentines Day menu will feature a special a la carte menu served from 5 pm – 10 pm. Menu highlights include: Pan Roasted Halibut served with English pea risotto, ham, and fire roasted tomato, Braised Lamb served with herb dumplings, smoked spinach and Chocolate Passion served with crumble and strawberry jam. To make reservations, please call 713-522-7602 or visit us online at www.benjys.com.
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