Sunday, January 17, 2010

More Valentine's Day Options

Seeking a place to celebrate Valentine’s Day next month? I have already provided several choices for you, and now am here with even more.

Avila Modern Mediterranean
One Charles Street South
Boston, Ma
Phone: 617-267-4810

Brunch: 11:30am-3pm; Cost: $30 per person; $8 Veuve Clicquot drink specials; $50 Veuve Clicquot bottles
Dinner: 5pm-10pm (a la carte: prices vary); Cost: $58 per person; $75 w/ wine pairings

Avila Modern Mediterranean invites you to celebrate your love for food and that special someone over a brunch. Pamper your sweetheart with a three-course Valentine’s Day brunch tasting menu, including choices like: Churros, Dulce de Leche, Dark Chocolate Sauce; Jamon Serrano Redondo Iglesias, Manchego Cheese; and, Avila’s Egg Benedict, Buttermilk Biscuit, Crispy Pancetta, and Lemon Hollandaise. End your dining experience off on a sweet note with dessert that includes Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Honey Crème Fraîche. Three refreshing specialty Veuve Clicquot cocktails will also be offered: Orange, Peach, and a distinctive Pomegranate-infused Cocktail. Veuve Clicquot will also be offered at a special price by the bottle.

At night, Avila will offer a customizable 4-plus-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings. Selections from the menu include: Island Creek Oysters, Champagne Mignonette; Hand Rolled Potato Gnocchi, Fresh Lobster, Shallot Vanilla Cream; and, Beef Tenderloin, Potato Mousseline, Tarragon Béarnaise.

BOKX 109 American Prime
399 Grove Street
Newton, MA
Phone: 617-454-3399

Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 1am; Sunday: 5pm – 12am
Cost: $75 per person (includes wine pairings)

BOKX 109 American Prime will celebrate Valentine’s Day for three nights this year, offering a lavish 4-course celebration paired with selections from Domaine Chandon Winery. Executive Chef Evan Percoco’s customizable menu includes choices like: Winter Squash Bisque; Vermont Cheddar and Onion Tart; Porcini Dusted Petit Rib Eye; and, Roasted Shrimp.

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA
Phone: 617-497-4200

Saturday & Sunday: beginning at 5pm
Cost: $75 per person; $100 w/ wine pairings

Amore is in the air at Restaurant dante as Owner and Executive Chef Dante de Magistris creates that lovin’ feeling in the kitchen. On Saturday and Sunday guests will enjoy a menu fit for cupid himself with a four-course tasting menu that guarantees an unforgettable evening. Each course (flirt, smooch, foreplay, climax, spooning and bubble bath) offers playful and tantalizing options to set the mood for the special evening. Dishes featured on this Perfect Date menu include items like; Menage a Foie (foie gras three ways), Canoodling Noodles (lemon tagliolini, hearts on fire greens, poppy seeds and rabiola), Love Bird (Poached organic chicken breast, crispy confit, baby arugula and blood orange), and White Hot Soufflé for two.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
217 Stuart Street
Boston, Ma
Phone: 617-292-0808

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Saucy Glazed Porterhouse Steak, for-two: $98
Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon & Lobster En Fuego, for-two: $89
Red Velvet Cake & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, for-two: $9.50
Valentini cocktail: $9.95

In addition to Fleming’s regular menu, guests will be able to enjoy three specialty items, prepared and price for-two, from February 12th through 14th. Each special comes with your choice of a Fleming’s, Caesar or Wedge Salad: Saucy Glazed Porterhouse Steak (double-thick cut with cognac mushroom glaze, served with parmesan cheese mashed potatoes and green beans glazed with porcini butter); Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon & Lobster En Fuego (two filets paired with generous chunks of Maine lobster baked in the shell with creamy sriracha chile sauce, served with oven braised potatoes and roasted cauliflower with kalamata vinaigrette). Couples can also indulge in the Red Velvet Cake & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (classic three layer red velvet cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting, garnishing with two double-dipped chocolate strawberries). Fleming’s will also feature a special cocktail, Valentini (a Bellini-inspired cocktail with Belvedere Vodka, Peach Schnapps, fresh peaches, fresh lemon juice topped with Chandon Brut Rosé.

By making a Valentine’s weekend reservation at Fleming’s, you will be gifted a $25 Valentine’s Card valid toward a future visit. Fleming’s also offers for you to reserve their Mercedes Crossover courtesy car to pick you up and drop you off wherever in the city your night takes you.

90 North Washington Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-723-6326

Friday & Saturday: beginning at 5pm
Cost: $85 per couple

One of Boston’s Italian ristorantes, nebo, is offering guests an evening of romance and charm this Valentine’s Day. Delight with your loved one in a delicious four-course sharing dinner by candlelight that will dazzle your taste buds without breaking the bank. nebo’s Valentine’s menu begins with a toast to love with a glass of red Sangria di nebo or Prosecco followed items like: Timballo di Melanzana; Calamari Fritta; Pappardelle Bolognese; Portolana Pizza; and, for dessert, Loveknots (heavenly puffs topped with powdered sugar).

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