Feb 032012

I’ve been rounding up a few restaurant specials happening for Valentine’s Day:

Chin Dian Café~ 1500 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

  • Five-course prix fixe menu $35/person
  • First Course (choose 1):Lemongrass Chicken Skewers, Silken Tofu with Cilantro, Salmon Roll – Vietnamese and Japanese-inspired roll with onion and salmon
  • Second Course, Vietnamese Papaya Salad
  • Third Course (choose 1)Chin Dian Fried Rice or Savory Coconut Pandan Rice
  • Fourth Course (choose 2):Pork Rendang, Bird’s Nest Shrimp, Chicken and Chive Flower, Vietnamese-Style Beef Stew, or Garlic Shanghai Baby Bok Choy (Tofu can be substituted for certain menu items)
  • Fifth Course:Banana Tempura with Vanilla Häagen-Dazs

Claddaugh Iris Pub ~ 7890 Main Street N.  Maple Grove, MN 55369 763-773-7400

  • Three Course Dinner for Two $50/per couple exclusive of tax and gratuity.
  • Appetizers: Scotch Egg, Lobster Vol-Au-Vent, Warm Goat Cheese Salad, Claddagh Platter for Two (Corned beef egg rolls, Shamrock wings, Yuengling-battered shrimp, and spinach and artichoke dip)
  • Entrees: Prime Sliced Roast Beef Au Jus, Hearty Fisherman’s Pie, Stuffed Pasta Shells with Marinara
  • Reservations are recommended

CRAVE ~ Bloomington, Edina, Downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America

Enjoy! ~ 15435 Founders Lane Apple Valley, MN 55124  952-891-6569

  • The Valentine’s Aphrodisiac Prix Fixe Menu
  • $45 per person + tax and gratuity
  • Select 1 Item from Each Course
  • Starter Course: Oysters on the Half Shell; Lobster Bisque; or Strawberry and Brie Spinach Salad
  • Entree Course: Duck Breast with Handmade Pappardelle, Wild Forest Mushrooms, Sherry, Fresh Herbs and Parmigiano Reggiano; or Bone in Ribeye with a Fig Brandy Demi Glace; Pan Seared Halibut with Asparagus, Pine Nut Gremolata and Strawberry Balsamic Reduction; or Filet and Lobster
  • Dessert Course: Chocolate for Two – Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries; Strawberry Shortcake; or Honey Lavender Cheesecake
  • Valentine’s Menu (PDF)

Kozlak’s Royal Oak ~ 4785 Hodgson Road  Shoreview, MN 55126

  • Sweetheart Special  Friday February 10th through Tuesday February 14th.
  • The Sweetheart Special is $85 per couple & includes a petite tenderloin filet, petite lobster tail, broiled shrimp, Kozlak’s house salad, vegetable & potato du jour.
  • Floral bouquets will be available for pre-order for $18. Harpist will be playing in the Main Dining Room.

Mozza Mia ~

Pazzaluna ~ 360 St. Peter Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

  • February 10 through Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14 in addition to the regular dinner menu.
  • The Valentine’s Aphrodisiac Prix Fixe Menu
  • $55 per person + tax and gratuity
  • Select 1 Item from Each Course
  • First Course: Oysters on the Half Shell, Warm Crab and Artichoke or Honey Lavender Salad
  • Second Course: Filet of Beef with Chocolate and Chili Demi Glace, Espresso Crusted Sea Bass with Honey-Almond Risotto, or Shrimp Ziti with Roasted Grapes, Garlic, Red Chilies, and Green Onions
  • Third Course: Chocolate Covered Red Velvet Cake, Honey and Prosecco Sabayon, or Chocolate Gelato
  • Valentine’s Menu (PDF)
  • Make your reservation online or by calling (651) 223-7000.

Qdoba ~

  • BUY ONE GET ONE FREE meal deal as part of Qdoba’s popular BOGO for a Kiss offer.
  • On Tuesday, Feb. 14, guests who purchase one entrée at any Minneapolis-area Qdoba restaurant then share a kiss with a significant other, friend, family member or even an understanding stranger at the cash register will receive a second entrée of equal or lesser value for free.

Sea Change ~ 806 South 2nd Street at the Guthrie  Minneapolis, MN 55415

  • five-course prix fixe menu for $60
  • Available February 10 – 14
  • oysters/horseradish/finger lime caviar
  • arctic char/beets/walnuts/yogurt/green apple
  • trout/pork cheek/brown butter vinaigrette/sunchoke
  • beef tenderloin/porcini/turnips/crème fraiche
  • bittersweet chocolate/passion fruit/banana cream
  • A la carte menu also available

Solera ~ 900 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 555403, by calling (612) 338-0062.

  • the tasting menu for two is $50 per person, and will include five courses and a special dessert.
  • The menu features: First course: Green Salad – organic greens, 12-month Manchego cheese, aged sherry vinaigrette
  • Piquillo Peppers – herbed goat’s milk cheese, spicy garlic butter
  • Third course: Smoked Salmon – dill crème fraiche, farm egg, capers & panzanella crostinis
  • Fourth course: Scallops “a la Plancha” – cannellini beans, chorizo, olives
  • Fifth course: Braised Lamb – toasted grains, burnt cioppolini broth, caramelized winter vegetables
  • Dessert:Coconut Chiffon Cake- ancho chocolate ganache, cherry sorbet, caramelized white chocolate.

Tria ~ 5959 Centerville Road North Oaks, MN 55127  651-426-9222

  • The Valentine’s Aphrodisiac Prix Fixe Menu
  • $40 per person + tax and gratuity  Select 1 Item from Each Course
  • First Course:Oysters, Summit White Cheddar & Chive Soup, or Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichokes
  • Second Course: Coq Au Vin with Bacon, Mushrooms, Onion and Red Wine Demi, Flat Iron Steak with Chocolate Merlot Demi Glace, or Prawns Grilled with Honey Chili Lime
  • Third Course: Brown Butter Cake, Fig and Honey Sorbet, or Crème Brulée French Toast

Tucci Benuch

  • On February 14, Miller’s That’s Amore menu can be enjoyed a la carte or for two, but only for one special day. It features: Braised artichoke pizza with fresh mozzarella and speck, $9.99
    Sweet shrimp ravioli with sweet fresno peppers and chervil, $14.99, Tiramisu napoleon with almond wafers and raspberries, $5.99
  • Ordered for two, the three-course menu along with a Double Berry Cello Fizz cocktail is $49.95 per couple.
  • For reservations, call (952) 853-0200


Uptown Cafeteria ~

  One Response to “Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials 2012”

  1. omg, thank you twin cities for this great collection of restaurant deals! I’m from St. Paul and I was still undecided on what to do for valentine’s day until I saw this post :)

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