Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Aura Restaurant: Valentine's Day:

Chocolate, roses, champagne…and bento boxes?

Chef Rachel Klein of Aura Restaurant livens up Valentine’s Day with her unique take on the sharable plates trend: Bento Boxes for Two. Designed for couples looking to experience Valentine’s Day dinner in a distinctive way, Chef Klein’s bento boxes include small appetizers and desserts intended for sharing. If you don't want to try the Bento Boxes, you also have other menu options. But the Bento Boxes sounds very intriguing to me.

FIRST COURSE (Select one):

BENTO BOX FOR TWO --Vegetable spring rolls, chicken skewers, beef skewers, crispy calamari, Fried oysters with sesame seaweed salad, dipping sauces

GOAT CHEESE RAVIOLI --Spinach, beets, thyme, aged Balsamic vinegar, brown butter

ARUGULA SALAD --Port wine poached pear, arugula, roasted garlic vinaigrette, Goat cheese and herb crostini

POTATO SOUP --Black truffle, leeks, herbs

SECOND COURSE (Select one):

STEAK & EGGS --Potato purée, truffle‐fried egg, asparagus, bordelaise sauce

“SURF & TURF” --Roasted yellow fin tuna, Kobe beef & black truffle ravioli, sweet & sour rutabaga

ROASTED SIRLOIN --Shallot ginger jam, Chinese long beans, sweet potato purée

GEORGES BANK SCALLOPS --Creamed spinach, baby carrots, French fingerlings, Serrano ham

THIRD COURSE (Select one):

DESSERT BENTO BOX FOR TWO --Crème brûlée, chocolate parfait, cheesecake lollipops, strawberry sauce, Chocolate covered strawberries

TART TARTIN--(Cooked to order) Ginger Ice cream, Chantilly cream, caramel

WHEN: Friday, February 12th and Saturday, February 13th
Seatings start at 5:30 p.m.

COST: $120 per couple, $190 per couple with wine pairings

Aura Restaurant
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210-2013
Phone:(617) 385-4300

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