Locations throughout Washington DC. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the EatWell family has a wonderful package available at all five locations. Guests are welcome to order from delicious Valentine Menu or choose their favorite dish from the regular dinner menu. This special package is available at Commissary ($43/person), Logan Tavern ($50/person), Grillfish ($57/person) The Heights ($47/person) and includes 3 courses and a bottle of wine for two to share. The newest restaurant, The Pig, will be serving a limited, pig-centric, 4 course dinner at $42/person with an option to add wine pairings for an additional $20/person.
1819 14th Street, NW, Washington DC. Three-course Valentines Day menu for $35.12 per couple with choice of shared appetizer, entrée for two. Appetizer options include Shrimp Huarache with corn masa flatbread, Mexican cheese and chipotle aioli; Picadillo Empanadas with raisins, toasted peanuts, ground beef, and chipotle sauce, or the Huitlacoche Tamales with Oaxaca cheese, tomatillo sauce and crema fresca. Choose from entrée selections such as Pipian Enchiladas with friend plantains, Mexican rice, roasted pork, and toasted pepitas; Vegetable Chile Relleno with Panela cheese, rojas, chipotle sauce, and crema fresca; Shrimp Alambre Taco with bacon, rajas, roasted corn, pickled chiles and aji Amarillo aioli, as well as Chicken Mole Poblano with Mexican rice, Cotija cheese, sesame seeds, and fried Plantains. For dessert, enjoy a sampling of Churros and Tres Leches to share.
5120 MacArthur Blvd. NW. Washington DC. 202)237-2300. Regular menu available plus several specials just for Valentines Day, such as the Terrine of Salmon and smoked salmon with celery, hazelnuts and truffles with a Banyuls dressing, Seared Foie Gras with homemade chestnut cream, smoked duck and Speculoos potato chips, a Duo of Scallops and North Carolina Shrimp on a bed of "Deus" Belgian beer risotto, Wagyu Beef Rib Eye with confit potatoes, braised endives and red wine shallot sauce, and a special Lovebirds' Dessert to share.
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC (202) 628-2888. Valentines menu inspired by the senses. The seven-course tasting menu is available February 14-16, 2013 at $125 per person.
Food, Wine & Co.
7272 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD (301) 652-8008. Special Aphrodisiac a la carte menu features starters like ROASTED FOIE GRAS with cherry confiture, pistachio brittle, brioche pan perdu ($21) and CRUDO OF KONA KAMPACHI with tangerine, macadamia nut, crispy shitake, mizuna, candied lime ($12) and savory mains like STUFFED RABBIT SADDLE with cornbread-chorizo stuffing, mexican red chile mole, pumpkin seeds, pickled jicama, spiced cocoa crumble ($26) and SERRANO HAM CRUSTED ARCTIC CHAR with Jerusalem artichokes, lemon confit, winter cress, fingerling sweet potatoes and Monticello red wine sauce ($24). Diners can end their night on a sweet note with desserts like CHESTNUT CRÈME with chocolate streusel, spiced meringue, rum ice cream ($8) and CAJETA CHEESECAKE with espresso cajeta caramel, sour cream ice cream ($8).
J & G Steakhouse
W Hotel, 515 15th Street, NW Washington DC (202) 661-2440. Elegant 3-course Prix Fixe menu kissed with French and Asian flavors available Valentine’s Day through Sunday, February 17th. $65 per person. Menu includes Chilled Oysters and Caviar; a choice of Steamed Bass with Fragrant Coconut Juice Parsnip and Lime or Caramelized Beef Tenderloin Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Mustard Butter; and a Passion Fruit Souffle with Ginger Ice Cream or Warm Chocolate Cake Caramel Ice Cream, Coffee Sauce.
480 7th St. NW Washington, DC (202) 628-7949; 7271 Woodmont Ave. Bethesda, MD (301) 913-0003 and 2250-A Crystal Dr. Crystal City, VA (703) 413-8181. Valentine’s Day inspired menu of Spanish tapas. Highlights include Diver Scallop Carpaccio with tomato hearts and sherry dressing; Crab Cannelones with mojo verde; Lobster Rice with saffron, as well as Lamb Chops with cauliflower cous cous. Prices range from $12 to $18 each. For the perfect pairing, all three Jaleo’s will be serving romantically themed cocktails including the Love at First Sip, made from a combination of bourbon, Cacchi Americano, Benedictine, cocoa nips syrup, raspberries, chocolate bitters; La Rosita with Bacardi Superior, peach puree, rose water, cucumber, egg whites, simple syrup and garnished with white rose petals, as well as the Charlie My Darling, made with Cazadores Reposado, lime juice, prickly pear pure, agave nectar and garnished with a sage leaf. Prices range from $9 to $16, and up to $65 for the Paella de Bogavante: Lobster Paella, which is ideal for a couple to share, and serves two to six people. For dessert, enjoy the Pastel de Chocolate Caliente con Sorbete: Warm Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sorbet priced at $10.
Mari Vanna DC
1141 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington DC. (202) 783-7777. On Valentines Day, choose from a trio of romantic packages at the three-story Dupont establishment with stuffed armchairs, sprawling antique rugs and sparkling chandeliers, The Romantic Package ($125) includes one (1) appetizer and one (1) entree per person, a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Champagne Brut and a strawberry tart to share. The Russian Romance Package ($195) serves up one (1) appetizer and one (1) entree per person, a serving of blinis and caviar, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose and a strawberry tart to share. The Imperial Romance Package ($495) All the amenities of the Russian Romance Package, plus a bottle of Crystal that is sure to make you blush.
1825 14th Street, NW. Washington DC. (202) 328-1414 The menu features colorful Latin-Asian cuisine including three dinner plates, dessert and a complimentary class of Champagne for $60 per person. The menu includes standout dishes such as Spicy Tuna Temaki with wasabi, tuna, jicama, and scallion; Roasted Beet Salad with arugula, curried goat cheese and soy citrus vinaigrette; Tuna Sashimi Flatbread with wasabi aioli, arugula, capers, yuzu, sea salt, and red onion; Hoisin & Chipotle Glazed Salmon with cilantro-mint rice, red Thai curry-coconut sauce, and herb salad, as well as Duck Confit Enchiladas with dark chocolate mole, cilantro-lemon rice and cotija cheese.
The Mansion on O Street
2020 O Street NW Washington, DC (202) 496-2020. Explore over 100 rooms, 32 secret doors, 14 kitchens and 2 wine cellars while you eat, drink and fall in love all over again! Three events: Vixen's Valentine - Anti-Valentine's Party, $40/person. Mix, mingle & flirt with drag divas & new friends at this celebration of fabulous YOU! Includes a glass of champagne, drag divas, chocolate fountain, d.j. cash bar. Valentine's Day Dinner, $95/person. Four course meal that includes a caviar bar, chocolate fountain, and dessert bar extravaganza. Valentine's Day Happy Hour, 5 - 7pm, $30/person. Includes one complimentary glass of champagne and decadant chocolate fountain. Cash bar. Online reservations are required.
Enjoy the romance of a dinner/brunch cruise along the Potomac River with Odyssey this Valentine's Day and see spectacular views of Washington DC's monuments. From Washington, DC February 14-15, 2013. Includes fine dining, glass of champagne, live entertainment and dancing. Prices: Dinner: $99.90 - $129.90.
Old Angler’s Inn
10801 MacArthur Boulevard, Potomac, MD. A three-course, prix fixe menu priced at $95 per person. Menu includes Maine Lobster Bisque with brioche croutons, chives, and sherry; Hudson Valley Foie Gras Torchon with pineapple chutney, toasted brioche, and candied pecans; Caramelized Day Boat Scallops served with local spaghetti squash, bell peppers, ginger confit, cured foie gras, and yuzu emulsion; Herb Roasted Rack of Lamb with shiitaki mushroom confit, escarole, pine nuts, cipollini onions, yellow squash, poached pear tomatoes, and garlic chips, as well as Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin with potato boulangerie, haricot verts, crispy shallots, Perigord truffles, and red wine sauce. For the perfect ending, couples will choose from Classic Crème Brûlée; Passion Fruit Parfait and the Chocolate Duo and Raspberry Torte.
800 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC (202) 463-8700. A three-course menu, $85 per person. includes dishes such as Foie Gras Terrine with concord grape-olive jam and cornbread; Sashimi of Tuna with smoked tapioca, tamarind and buttermilk; Spaghetti flavored with jalapeno and smoked uni carbonara; Braised Lamb Shoulder with rhubarb, ramp and sun dried beets; Kobe Strip with roasted carrots, crispy vegetable roll and black pepper jus, as well as Lobster with celery root, endive and orange carrot vinaigrette. For dessert, the French Toast Brioche Soufflé with banana caramel and Grand Marnier ice cream is just one of the many options.
401 7th St. NW Washington DC. (202) 628-1005. Couples can select two plates off the Little Sips and Nipples menu, two Antojitos, a pair of Tacos and an Entrée for sharing for $108 per couple. Standout dishes not to be missed include Ceviche de Marlin Azul con Toronja y Coriandro: ceviche of Hawaiian Pacific Blue marlin toro marinated with grapefruit, coriander seeds and mint; Chayotes Quisados: sautéed Mexican squash with cauliflower, Swiss chard and tequila with tomato and chile arbol salsa; Enmolada de Quajalote: house-made corn tortillas filled with turkey leg confit in a sauce of pecans, almonds, sesame seeds, chiles and a touch of chocolate; Taco de Mollejas con Xec: sautéed veal sweetbreads with a Mayan style relish of lemon, orange, grapefruit, radish, jicama and habanero chile, as well as Pato con Mole Costeño: seared Muscovy duck breast with pineapple pico de gallo and a costeño chile, almond and raisin mole. A la carte dishes also available with prices ranging from $4 to $28 each.
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