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Valentine's Day! Post seasonal dinners and events here

by Robin Garr » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:55 pm

Don't forget to give us just the facts, dial back on the PR hype :mrgreen: and take care to change the subject line to name the restaurant. Posts by restaurant owners and chefs are okay in this thread without prior permission, and posts are welcome both from restaurant management and friends and fans.
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“A Taste of Love” Valentine's dinner at Varanese

by Robin Garr » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:56 pm

“A Taste of Love” Valentine's dinner at Varanese

Varanese plans a Valentine's Day menu of appetizers, entrees, and desserts featuring ingredients traditionally thought of as aphrodisiac ingredients.

The Taste of Love menu will be available from Wednesday, Feb. 13, through Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, to Saturday, Feb. 16, during the restaurant’s dinner hours, 5-11 p.m. week nights, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 899-9904 or letsdine@varanese.com.

Owner and Chef John Varanese’s special menu includes:

Jumbo Fried Oysters with Mustard Remoulade and Chipotle Cocktail Sauce
Garnished with Micro Cilantro - 12

Baked Beef Tenderloin Crostini
Topped with Caramelized Onions and Boursin Cheese -7

Jumbo Lump Crab Hot Brown topped with Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Basil
Fried Prosciutto and Mornay Sauce on Crispy Baguette - 10

Hearts of Romaine, Hearts of Palm and Fried Artichoke Hearts
Topped with Gorgonzola Cheese, Grape Tomatoes, Toasted Almonds and Strawberry Vinaigrette - 8

Akers Farm Grilled Beef Tenderloin
Served over Boursin Whipped Potatoes
Finished with Pancetta Hollandaise and Natural Reduction - 35

Grilled Diver Scallops and Lobster Ravioli tossed with Spinach and Oyster Mushrooms
With a Savory Saffron-Lobster Butter Sauce
Garnished with Truffle Ribbon Potatoes - 30

Grilled Prime Strip Steak
Served over Black Pepper and Parmesan Creamy Potatoes
Finished with a Roasted Tomato and Balsamic Demi - 32

Almond Encrusted Hawaiian Butterfish (Walu)
Served over Crab and Scallion Risotto
Topped with a Tomato-Ginger Marmalade - 30

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Pie
Topped with Shaved Chocolate Served with Strawberry Ice Cream - 7

Varanese Restaurant
2106 Frankfort Ave.
899-9904
http://www.varanese.com.
http://Facebook.com/dinevaranese.
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Valentine’s Day at the Brown Hotel

by Rachel Goldenberg » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:44 pm

This Valentine’s Day, the AAA-Four Diamond English Grill has planned two nights of romantic dinners to reignite the flame with your special someone at the Brown Hotel. Chef Laurent Géroli has created an exquisite four-course menu available on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, and the following Saturday, Feb. 16. The intimate four-course dinner, which includes a champagne toast, is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to make reservations, please call the Brown Hotel at (502) 583-1234.

The menu includes:

Soup
Shrimp Bisque with caviar and micro chervil

Appetizer
Chive and Currant Blini with champagne poached lobster and tarragon gastrique

Intermezzo
Blood Orange Sorbet with shaved kumquat

Choice of Entrée
Rack of Colorado Lamb with Beluga lentils, white asparagus and raspberry glace;
Filet Mignon of Beef with porcini mushroom risotto and foie gras butter; or
Seared Scallops with Camargue rice, heirloom Brussels sprouts and passion fruit coulis

Dessert
Red Velvet Cake with crème cheese icing

Overnight packages are available at a special rate for English Grill diners. Newly renovated guest rooms with romantic add-ons like a dozen roses, sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries start at $229 per night.

Reignite the romance with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day with one of these Brown Hotel's fiery overnight packages:

Spark (starting at $229)
• Overnight accommodations
• Sparkling wine
• Chocolate-covered strawberries
• Valet Parking

Flame (starting at $359)
• Four-course dinner in the English Grill for 2
• Overnight accommodations
• One dozen red roses
• Sparkling wine
• Chocolate-covered strawberries
• Breakfast for 2 at J. Graham’s Cafe
• Valet parking

Fireworks (starting at $649)
• Four-course dinner in the English Grill for 2
• Overnight accommodations
• One dozen red roses
• A bottle of Dom Pérignon champagne
• Chocolate-covered strawberries
• Breakfast for 2 at J. Graham’s Cafe
• Valet parking
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Valentine's Day Specials at Bristol Bar & Grille

by Rachel Goldenberg » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:45 pm

Several locations of the Bristol Bar and Grille will celebrate Valentine’s Day with special menus during dinner service on Thursday, Feb. 14. Guests can visit their favorite location to enjoy the specials, or order from the regular menu of classic favorites like Green Chili Wontons, Theresa’s Sweet Chili Linguine and Pork Dijonnaise. Valentine’s Day details for the Jeffersonville, East and Highlands locations are listed below, and customers can visit www.bristolbarandgrille.com for information on menus and specials at other Bristol restaurants.

The Bristol Jeffersonville:
Chef Richard Doering will offer Valentine menu specials from Thursday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 16. Wine pairings selected by Master Sommelier Scott Harper will also be available. The Bristol in Jeffersonville is located at 700 W. Riverside Dr. For more information, call (812) 218-1995 or visit www.bristolbarandgrille.com.

Appetizer
Baked Brie En Croûte
Baby Brie with pineapple quince preserves baked in puff pastry. Served with toasted baguette ($10)
Suggested wine pairing: Gruner Veltliner Glatzer ‘11
Carnuntrum, Austria ($7/$24)

Entrées
Lobster and Shrimp Tortellini
Jumbo tortellini pasta stuffed with lobster tail, shrimp and wild leeks. Served on a bed of wild mushrooms and wilted spinach draped with Madeira demi-glace and garnished with crème fraîche. Served with a Bristol house salad ($24)
Suggested wine pairing: Chardonnay Sonoma Cutrer “Russian River Ranches” ‘11
Sonoma Coast, California ($10.50/$37)

Bone-In Veal Prime Rib
Veal rib rack rubbed with herbs and slow roasted to medium rare. Served with truffle au jus, horseradish mashed potatoes, asparagus and a Bristol house salad ($26)
Suggested wine pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon Franciscan ‘09
Napa Valley, California $11.50/$41.50

Dessert
3 x Chocolate
Chocolate cup filled with fresh berries and dark chocolate mousse, garnished with chocolate-dipped strawberries and chocolate truffles ($12 dessert for two)
Suggested wine pairing: Pedro Ximénez Lustau
“Solera Reserve San Emilio”
Jerez, Spain ($9)

Baked Brie En Croûte
Baby Brie with pineapple quince preserves baked in puff pastry. Served with toasted baguette ($10)
Suggested wine pairing: Muscat Chambers
Rutherglen, Victoria ($9)

The Bristol East:
Chef Bill Lynch at the Bristol Bar and Grille’s East location will offer two entrée specials and a dessert special for Valentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 14. The Bristol East is located at 300 N. Hurstbourne Parkway. For more information, call (502) 426-0627 or visit www.bristolbarandgrille.com.

Valentine’s Day specials at The Bristol Bar and Grille East:

Beef Tournedos with lobster mashed potatoes and Kentucky bourbon demi-glace ($27)

Seared Scallops with Weisenberger grits, local mushrooms, crispy local greens, country ham lardons and herb jus ($25)

Baked Alaska with cherry chocolate chip ice cream covered in toasted meringue ($8)

The Bristol Highlands:
Chef Chris Ross at the Bristol’s Highlands location will offer several specials for Valentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 14. The Bristol Highlands is located at 1321 Bardstown Rd. For more information, call (502) 456-1702

Lobster Bisque ($7)

Pan Seared Corvina with Weisenberger grits, roasted cherry tomatoes, asparagus and peas finished with herb oil and bourbon butter ($22)

Herb-Braised Beef Rib with Yukon gold whipped potatoes, roasted maple carrots and truffle demi-glace ($19)

Red Velvet Cake with chocolate pistachio truffle ($5)
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Valentine's Day WEEKEND at Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

by Chris G » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:36 pm

From the great response we have had for reservations on Valentine's Day we will run our Dinner for 2 Special Menu, Thursday the 14th thru Sunday the 17th. The menu for 2 is as follows.

18 oz. Angus Porterhouse cooked to Order
(2) 7 oz Cold Water Lobster Tails with drawn Butter
1 Side Item
2 Glasses Korbel Brut

Price $64


We will also be offering the 2 Lobster Tail with 2 sides Dinner for $39

For reservations please call (502) 245-9004
or email chris@selenasrestaurant.com

Thanks Robin for this posting
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Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub Valentine's Day!

by Robin Garr » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:35 am

Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub
Valentines Day...We will run our regular menu at regular prices with the following specials on the 14th, 15th and 16th

Grilled beef tenderloin served with garlic mashed potatoes and haricots verts $29.95

Pan seared sea bass with a red pepper sauce served with potato gratin and braised fennel with sun dried tomatoes $29.95

Southern herb fried chicken served with braised kale and garlic mashed potatoes $19.95

All of the above specials can be served prix fixe which will include a house salad and dessert for $10 more!

Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub
751 Vine St.
583-9165
http://www.coachlamprestaurant.com
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St. Valentine's Day At Bank Street Brewhouse.

by Roger A. Baylor » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:49 am

I'll dial back the hype and merely direct you to my blog for details about Bank Street Brewhouse's offering.

St. Valentine's Day At Bank Street Brewhouse:

http://potablecurmudgeon.blogspot.com/2013/02/st-valentines-day-at-bank-street.html
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NABC Bank Street Brewhouse
New Albany, Indiana
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Garage Bar Anti-Valentine's Day Cask Beer Dinner w/NABC.

by Roger A. Baylor » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:50 am

And, details about an NABC brewery collaboration with The Garage Bar on Valentine's Day.

http://potablecurmudgeon.blogspot.com/2013/02/heres-menu-for-garage-bars-anti.html
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Valentine's Day at Harvest

by Aaron Dawkins » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:43 pm

Valentine’s Day at Harvest
February 14, 2013

Harvest is offering a special four course pre-fixe meal with optional wine pairings for each course. There will be multiple options in each course, with wine matched specifically to each dish.
The cost is $65 per person with the optional wine pairing for $20.

Call 502.384.9090 or visit harvestlouisville.com for reservations!

Valentine’s Day at Harvest - - February 14, 2013

~ one ~
meat & cheese board
pimento cheese, manchego, smoked pork loin, mortadella, pickles, mustard glaze, beet pickled egg, assorted crostini
~ served family style ~
- Gruet Rose’ Sparkling -

~ two ~
choice of
beef carpaccio roulade
herb crepe, hardwood grilled shrimp salad, pickled butternut slaw
- Mount Rozier “The Garland” Sauvignon Blanc -
~ or ~
house made fontina toasts
sunny egg, sweet potato agrodolce, brown butter vinaigrette, snow pea sprout-red vein sorrel salad
- Mauro Veglio Barbera D’Alba -

~ three ~
choice of
black bean masa cakes
sweet potato puree, mole negro, queso fresco, pickled onion relish
- M. Chapoutier La Ciboise Luberon -
~ or ~
bison hanger steak
roasted butternut crushed potatoes, spinach cake, crème fraiche hollandaise, crispy onions
- Domaine Laroque Cite’ de Carcassonne -

~ four ~
choice of
strawberry mousse
pink peppercorn meringue, beet powder, red wine gastrique, beet sugar
- Heitz Cellars Ink Grade Port -
~ or ~
chocolate tuaca pot de creme
torched vanilla marshmallow, graham shortbread
- Blandy’s 10yr Malmsey Madeira -


*menu subject to change based on availability*
*vegetarian options available*
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Valentine's menu at Proof on Main

by Robin Garr » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:29 pm

At Proof on Main, Executive Chef Levon Wallace plans a 3-course Valentine's menu, featuring dishes such as Cauliflower and Celeriac Soup with crispy oysters, preserved lemon and dill; Beet Bolognese with chive pappardelle, winter truffle and crema; and Lobster Risotto with salsify, black radish and baby mustard greens. The dessert is a shared, large slice of Crimson Beet Cake with dark chocolate and gelato affogatto. The dinner is $65. Call 217-6360 for reservations.
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Valentine's Day at The Exchange Pub & Kitchen

by Ian C Hall » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:10 am

The Exchange Pub & Kitchen is accepting reservations for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Executive Chef Rick Adams will be offering a Prix Fixe menu for $45 per person. Wine pairing will also be made available for the evening. Please call us @ 812.948.6501

Starter..choice of

Duck Confit
fig balsamic, arugula, roasted garlic, cornishons

Oysters
pretzel crostini, horseradish crème fraiche, black caviar, fennel and red pepper salad

Lamb Lollipops
peppercorn parmesan gnocchi, bourbon veal reduction


Soup or Salad..choice of

Spinach Salad
pancetta sherry vinaigrette, picked shallots, capriole goat cheese, dried cranberries

Sheltowee Farms Mushroom Bisque
balsamic reduction, truffle oil


Main..choice of

Seared sea scallops
tangerine vanilla bean beurre blanc, mushroom ragout, micro greens, black currant caviar

Grilled Terres
lobster yukon whips, haricot vert, blue cheese veal reduction, arugula and red onion salad

Roasted Quail
dried fruit, candied walnut and goat cheese stuffing, roasted red pepper couscous, bourbon cinnamon gastrique

Grilled Pork Tenderloin
apricot curry glaze, toasted almond and fig risotto, haricot vert

Sweet

Trio of local bakery petit fours
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The Exchange Pub + Kitchen
118 W. Main St.
New Albany, IN 47150
812-948-6501
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Re: Valentine's Day! Post seasonal dinners and events here

by Fernando Martinez » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:37 pm

Guaca Mole's Valentine's Day Special and weekend specials:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?s ... 528&type=1

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