Restaurants are gearing up for a multi-day celebration. I’m going to Miss Shirley’s on Monday night. Where are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? Here are some places to consider.
Miss Shirley’s Cafe, both locations, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14, three-course, prix-fixe meal, $49 a person. It’s the only day of the year they serve dinner. It’s a great place for me since I don’t have to be incognito. After all, I gave birth to the chef! She knows me pretty well.
B&O American Brasserie, Feb. 12-14. Special, share-worthy dishes with a selection of desserts, including The Chocolate Elvis, which won first place for the most creative use of chocolate at the recent Chocolate Affair event. It’s made with banana-bread pain perdu, peanut-butter mousse, smoked-bacon-and-banana jam, and dark chocolate shavings. Whoa!
Charleston, Feb. 14, multi-course, tasting dinner, $109 a person or $159 with accompanying wines.
Cinghiale, Feb. 14, multi-course, prix-fixe Italian dinner, $76 a person or $116 with accompanying wines.
Diamond Tavern, prix-fixe meal, $40 a person; $75 a couple. The menu includes jumbo shrimp cocktail with vodka cocktail sauce, chateaubriand for two, and passion-fruit crème brûlée.
Feast@4 East, 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 14, $48, four-course menu, including oyster lemon croustade, rack of lamb with preserved lemon compote, and an almond-and-chocolate trifle. BYOB.
Grille 700 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Feb. 14, $48.95 a person, prix-fixe meal, including crab chowder, organic chicken with Fire Fly Farms blue-cheese risotto, and molten lava cake.
Lebanese Taverna, Feb. 11-14, prix-fixe menu, $49 a couple, includes one mezza sampler, four entrees, and one dessert, ranging from hummus, baba ghanoush, chicken shawarma, lamb kabobs, and an ice cream/sorbet trio. Also, sparkling wine for $5 a glass.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, Feb. 11-14, three-course menu for two ($109.99) and The Red Velvet cocktail ($14) . The meal includes a Caesar salad, two single-cut filets, jumbo lump crab cake, and hot chocolate cake. Pair the meal with a bottle of featured wine for an additional $45.
Pazza Luna Trattoria Italiana, Feb. 14, a special menu instead of its regular Monday Pasta Night.
Phillips Seafood Restaurant, Inner Harbor, Feb. 11-14, $48, three-course meal, including baked oysters and clams, surf and turf, and red-velvet cheesecake. The regular menu is also available.
Regi’s American Bistro, Feb. 14, half-price bottles of the restaurant’s 45 red wines.
The Rumor Mill, Ellicott City, Feb. 11-14, specials include pork-belly scallops, fried oysters, grouper, and New York strip steak. A “dinner for two” features two small plates, one “shared” plate, two “substantial” plates, and two glasses of featured wine for $75.
Ryleigh’s Oyster, Feb. 11-14, aphrodisiac, $7 small plates, including bacon-wrapped asparagus, baked oysters, pan-seared scallops, and amaretto roasted banana s’mores.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Feb. 11-14, $89, three-course dinner for two, including Caesar salad, 12-ounce New York strip, horseradish mashed potatoes, and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, Feb. 12-14, special a-la-carte dinner menu, including bacon-wrapped pheasant breast, herb-and-mustard-encrusted rare yellowfin tuna, and espresso-rubbed venison.
Vino Rosina, Feb. 11, 12, 14, three courses for $36, four courses for $48, five courses for $59, including Wagyu carpaccio, seared foie gras, crispy skin rockfish, veal sweetbreads, and lemon olive-oil cake.
The Wine Market, Feb. 14, four courses for $49 a person with optional wine pairings for an additional $28 a person. The menu includes a salt-roasted Anjou pear for the first course, cauliflower-and-lobster soup for the second, pan-roasted Creekstone Farms filet for the third, and cardamon-and-orange-peel-scented beignets for dessert.