Hopeless Romantic? Helpless Cynic? Desperate and Dateless? Whatever your role this Valentine’s Day, Foobooz has the guide on how to eat your way through Hallmark’s favorite holiday.Updated 2/15/07¡Pasión! – Passion on Valentine’s Day at ¡Pasión!. Five-course dinner for $75per person. Looking for lunch plans? ¡Pasión! will also be open for lunch on Valentine’s Day. Menu
Abbaye – The Abbaye Valentine’s Day Party brings together some great acts and a special dinner menu. There’ll be tarrot card reader, burlesque dancers, a sword swallower and more. Tarrot card readings start at 7:30, burlesque starts at 10.
Bridget Foy’s – Bridget Foy’s is ready to set the stage for love this year. Combine their special fixed price, $40 per person, Sweet Heart’s dinner with a dance lesson in the dances of love at Society Hill Dance Academy. Just $10 per person. Menu extended through Saturday. Menu
Cafe Spice – Spice up your Valentine’s Day with Cafe Spice’s four-course prix-fixe menu for $90 a couple, complete with a glass of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Gayle – Gayle will be offering a five-course menu for $62 per person or $97 with wine pairings and champagne flights.
Grey Lodge – Love is in the air and in the glass at the Grey Lodge. Whether you’re with someone or not you can enjoy Valentine’s Day at the Grey Lodge. There will be Flying Fish Love Fish on tap as well as Rogue Chocolate Stout and maybe Barley Creek Chocolate Porter on tap as well. A complete meal featuring a special entree, salad, and dessert will be just $18.
Irish Pub – Desperate and Dateless Party – Start off with the ultra-cheap “Dine for $9” menu and then enjoy the “Date from Hell” contest.
Loie – Loie’s prix-fix of $30 choices will include Oysters, Lobster Gnocchi, Steak Frites, and a Banana Split for Two.
London Grill – The London is down with love as they present their anti-Valentine’s Day celebration. Be sure to order The Shot to the Heart, “the drink you’ll love to hate.”
Margot – Unlimited champagne? Did you say unlimited champagne? Well Margot’s certainly did! The recently opened Narberth restaurant is offering a five-course menu for $65. And did we mention? Unlimited champagne! Menu
Moshulu – Dine upon the world’s oldest and largest tall ship. The four-course prix-fixe dinner for $75 per person seems to be one of the few bargains of the night.
North Bowl – What goes together better than bowling and Valentine’s Day? Well how about bowling, Valentine’s Day, dancing and an open bar? That sounds better. Open bar Sunday the 18th from 9-10. Drink specials all night. Plus a pole dancing contest and more. You need to get on the guest list here.
Rae – Experience the “Menu of Love” at Rae. At $220 a couple or $350 a couple with sparkling wine pairings. Go twice! The menu is available from February 14th to the 17th.
Reading Terminal Market – Valentine’s Day Weddings at the Market. Witness the marriages of six Philadelphia couples by Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Minehart.
Siam Lotus – Go Thai for Valentines with Siam Lotus’ special Valentines’ Day menu. $35 with a fixed menu dinner and complimentary glass of champagne.
The Trocadero – Movie Monday on February 12th will take a twisted look at Valentine’s day where True Romance will grace the big screen.
Valley Green Inn – The scenic Valley Green Inn in Fairmount Park is always picturesque and with the four-course prix-fixe menu for $65 per person with a champagne toast, it’ll be tough to beat for romance.
Victory Brewing Co. – Victory Brewing Company will hold its first annual Victory LOVE Fest on Friday, February 9, 2007, from 5PM – midnight. Commemorating two events of the following week, Valentines Day and Victory Brewing’s 11thAnniversary of operations, this free admission event had been developed for the enjoyment of the brewery’s large following of devotees.
Tattooed Mom’s – On Sunday, February 11th love stinks at Tattooed Mom’s. $1.50 Lions Head beer and $2.50 quesadillas. Showcase your evil ex on the Wall of Broken Hearts and just eat candy all day.
Warmdaddy’s – Join Frank Bey & The Swing City Blues Band for a special Valentine’s Day dinner and concert. OpenTable – OpenTable has links to lots of great places for a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner. Menu
Valentine’s Day Menus
5-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner
cured Tasmanian Sea Trout, black pepper lavender honey, crispy shallots, orange blossom foam
Baja Bay Scallop, smoked pineapple, jalapeño caviar
frisee lettuce, morel mushrooms, red onion, poached egg, black truffle
cabrales, dulce de leche, mustard crema, fennel and trio pepper salad
deckle steak and mushrooms, shrimp with pearl onion, black bean sauce
Poached Salmon, salt cod empanadita, sangria cous cous, lemon escabeche
Grilled Striped Bass, white bean risotto, watercress oyster broth
Filet Mignon with poblano fondue potato skin, spiced carrots, red wine sauce
Pork Fufu with Yucatan hash, roasted garlic, maduros, green peppercorn vinaigrette
Churros with canella anglaise, oxopili cajeta and espresso praline
Stuffed Beef Steak Filet
OYSTERS granita, cucumber, lemon
HAMACHI CEVICHE grapefruit, mint
VENISON TARTARE watercress, parmesan
FIELD GREENS SALAD avocado, red onion
LOBSTER BISQUE jumbo lump crab
SEAFOOD TERRINE tarragon, m?che
LANGOSTINO truffle vinaigrette
ROASTED PEPPERS pine nuts, goat cheese
HANGER STEAK braised salsify
DUCK LEG CONFIT red cabbage, caraway
SAUTEED SCALLOPS celery root, caviar
PORK BELLY spaetzle, arugula
SAFFRON CHEESECAKE spiced red wine
CHOCOLATE ‘PAIN DES GENES’ cocoa-almond cake, vanilla-lime sauce
RICE PUDDING apples, walnuts, cider sauce
ASSORTMENT OF CHEESES fruit and nut bread, crackers
Lobster Cognac Bisque with fresh chervil
Pan Seared Main Diver Scallops warm asparagus coulis, micro green salad
Wood Grilled Filet Mignon topped with oozing brie and toasted almonds, buttermilk mashers, veal demi-glaze
Melange of Fresh Berries with vanilla bean-gran marnier anglaise
Soup of the day: Lobster and spring vegetables in saffron broth
vegetable spring rolls with chinese mustard sauce
grilled shrimp with tequila, ginger and lime
Caesar salad with shaved parmesan, endive and roasted tomatoes with crustini
Spring mix, with pear, chevre and candied pecans maple/dijon vinaigrette
Sashimi tuna coated in black pepper and seared, with wasabi and pickled ginger
Eggplant rolatini with spicy marinara sauce
Roasted salmon on Jasmine Rice with Miso glaze
Almond crusted Monkfish fillet with romesco sauce and roasted garlic vinaigrette
Sirloin steak with balsamic carmelized onions and sauteed mushrooms with creamy mashed, haricot verte
Chicken breast with boursin cheese, chardonnay tarragon cream sauce
Roasted Duck with creamy mashed potatoes and green snip beans
Spring Vegetables stir fried with Thai Red curry sauce over coconut/ginger rice with tempeh sauteed in hot pepper sesame oil
~Glass of Champagne
~Heart Shaped Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta
~Lobster Bisque / sherry cream drizzle
~Goat Cheese Salad / mixed greens /candied walnuts / dried cherry vinaigrette
~Seared Duck Breast / crispy polenta / port wine reduction /orange zest
~Truffled Pate /whole grain mustard /baguette
~Tuna Tartare Napolean / crispy wonton / ginger soy tuna
~Porcini Mushroom Risotto / asparagus /shaved locatelli
~Crab Stuffed Trout / lobster cream sauce / shaved fennel / crispy polenta
~Filet Mignon /potato leek gratin / creamed spinach / beer battered onion rings
~Herb Crusted Salmon / crème fraiche / potato leek gratin asparagus
~Spiced Rubbed Pork Chop / ancho chile butter / honey mashed yams / haricot verts
~Chocolate Fondue for Two / brownies / marshmallows / fresh berries
~ oysters on the half shell
~ potato gnocchi gratinata
~ whole roasted chicken, seasonal vegetables
~ whole roasted branzino, glazed fennel, citrus sauce
~ whole roasted veal breast, soft polenta
~ chocolate cherry bread pudding
~ brown nut ale mousse, almond cake
Roasted Tomato Soup with Pancetta
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
baby arugula, roasted golden and red beets, pan-seared goat cheese
Lobster and Shrimp Risotto
champagne stock and Pecorino Romano cheese
Braised Short Ribs with Chocolate and Rosemary
purple passion potatoes and grilled asparagus
Chocolate Espresso Pots de Crème
with chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies and strawberries
La Colombe Coffee
Chicken & Crawfish Gumbo Soup
New Orleans traditional soup with chicken, crawfish, rice & many vegetables
Crispy Buttermilk Shrimp & Garden Greens Salad
tomato, cucumber, grape tomatoes, carrots, turkey bacon, buttermilk ranch dressing
Lover’s Exotic Fruit Cocktail
luscious mango, tantalizing star fruit, pineapple, red grapes, tangerine sections and strawberries
Creole Crabmeat & Cantaloupe Roll
lump crabmeat, citrus fruit segments wrapped in cantaloupe with key lime vinaigrette
creamy risotto rice with crawfish, mussels, chickenapple sausage, fresh herbs,
plum tomatoes in a brown tomato seafood sauce. Served with smoked turkey collards.
Pan Seared Catfish with Seafood Cornbread Stuffing
crabmeat & shrimp corn bread stuffing and served with garlic green beans and red rice.
Eastern Shore Crab Cakes
sweet tender crabmeat, Creole tartar sauce, garlic green beans and red rice
Blackened Chicken Breast
stuffed with three cheeses and fresh basil over Creole sauce.
Served with collard greens & country mashed potatoes.
Grilled New York Strip Steak
country mustard, red wine brown sauce and served with collard greens and country mashed potatoes
Dessert Plate for Two
Strawberry dipped in rich dark chocolate, Chocolate Bread Pudding with banana foster brulee’ top and Mini fried beignet with berry compote