Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine's Day Dinner Options

It's easy to forget just how stressful planning a special night for your loved one can be on the most high-profile date night of the year. Luckily, several area restaurants have taken some of the pressure off of that planning with generous and savory prix fixe menus and live entertainment to match. Make your reservations ASAP as space is filling up fast all over town.


Thursday, February 12th-Saturday, February 14th: Valentine’s Weekend at Opus One

Please join us for Valentine's Day Weekend either Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday for our special Valentine's Day Dinner Features. The cost for two persons is $89.

These features include Chateaubriand for two, Surf and Turf for two, or a Seafood Trio for two along with your choice of either the Opus Romaine Salad or Specialty Soup of the Day and one of our Specialty Desserts for two or your choice of the Opus One Pastry Cart.

We will also have our regular menu available for those that have their favorite Opus One entrees.

Call 313-961-7766 and press one for reservations. Opus One is located at 565 East Larned Detroit, Michigan 48226

Where: Opus One, Detroit
When: Call 313-961-7766 for details and to make reservations
Tix: $89.00 for two exclusive of tax and gratuity


Friday, February 13th-Sunday, February 15th: Valentine’s Dinner at Cuisine

Come celebrate with your significant other all weekend at Cuisine. Cuisine will offer your choice of an ala carte menu and Special Valentine’s Day menu of 5 courses for $80.00. Cuisine will be offering Champagne specials as well. Chef Paul can pick a wine pairing to compliment your Valentine’s Day menu.

Where: Cuisine, Detroit
When: 5:00PM-10:00PM
Tix: $80.00 prix fixe menu


Friday, February 13th-Saturday, February 14th: Valentine’s Dinner at the Rattlesnake

A special prix fixe menu for your valentine.

Butternut Squash with Ginger Splash

Starter Choices Please (Select One)
~Baby Gem Limestone Bibb Wedges Dusted with Spiced Cashews, Chewy Lardons and Maytag Blue, Pomegranate Vinaigrette & Arils
~Warm Goat Cheese and Black Turkey Fig Spoon Spinach & Baby Arugula Tossed with Figs & Roasted Cippolini, Goat Cheese Button, Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
~Colossal Lump Crab Cake Pan Roasted with Braised Whole Grain Mustard Slaw, Many Mustard Sauce Topped with Mustard Seed Micro salad
~Crispy Calamari & Rock Shrimp Fry Crisp Fried Cool Lemon-Garlic & Spicy Red Chile Aioli

Entrée Choices (Select One)
~Maine Sea Scallop & Lobster Reverse Ravioli Pooled in Ginger Froth with Pasta Pearls, Crispy Ginger Ginger Scented Wild Atlantic Nova Salmon Ginger Crystal Coated Salmon Swimming in a Sweet Corn Risotto, Splashed with Ginger Froth, Scallion & Crispy Ginger Salad
~Pan Roasted Free Range Duck Breast Apple Cider Cured, Stacked atop Sea Salt Caramel Glazed Two Apple Tart, Pinot Noir Essence & Crispy Sage Salad
~Porcini & Truffle Infused 6oz CAB Filet With a Yukon Celery Root Gratin, Black Cabernet Jus & Porcini Cream Wild Mushroom Ragout
~Live Smoked CAB Beef Short Ribs Braised in Rich Rattlesnake Barbeque Spices Roasted Cauliflower Smash, Tobacco Onion Rings

Dessert Choices (Select One)
~Flourless Chocolate Pressed Cake With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Caramel Sauce
~Lavender & White Chocolate Crème: Brulee Caramelized Raspberries swirled in Lavender Scented Silky Crème Brulee, Topped with Burnt Turbinado Crisp & Pyramid Rattlesnake Blend

Press Pot Coffee
Mocha Ginger Drop Cookies

Where: The Rattlesnake Club, Detroit
When: 5:30PM-10:00PM
Tix: $60.00 exclusive of tax and gratuity


Saturday, February 14th: Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Wine Pairing

Valentine's Day wine and chocolate pairing. Try four of our custom wines with four specialty chocolates. The perfect way to impress your valentine!!

Where: Vitner’s Cellar, Royal Oak
When: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Tix: $16.00

Saturday, February 14th: Grupo Escobar and Dinner at the Majestic Cafe

Grupo Escobar is an 11 piece Salsa and Timba Group from Detroit specializing in music from Cuba. The band members have all converged from different backgrounds and nationalities to form a group which can grind out modern tropical rhythms. Cuba has always been a melting pot for musical styles and has been very controversial in it's constant efforts to create new and exciting compositions in Dance Music, and many other art forms. Grupo Escobar seizes on this spirit and combines their thorough experience in Timba, Salsa, Jazz and American, Cumbia, and Tropical Rhythms to bring the audience a diverse and rich onslaught of high energy music. Expect High Energy Music and Dance! all generated through "La Clave". "AGUA!"

Before the show, enjoy a special prix fixe dinner at the Majestic Café, specially selected for Valentine’s Day.

Where: The Majestic, Detroit
When: Music at 8:00PM
Tix: $7.00 advance/$10.00 at the door for music; $50.00 per person for dinner with admission to performance

Saturday, February 14th: Valentine’s Dinner and Comedy Show at the Emory

Enjoy a one of a kind dinner for two at the Emory this Valentine’s Day. The menu includes your choice of grilled filet mignon, blackened tilapia, or vegetarian strudel with soup or salad, fresh bread, redskin potatoes, and grilled asparagus. Cupcakes from Pinwheel Bakery will be served for dessert with a champagne toast. Purchase also includes two tickets to the Go! Comedy All Star Showdown ($30.00 value).

Where: The Emory, Ferndale
When: Seatings to accommodate the 8:00PM and 10:00PM Go! Comedy shows
Tix: $75.00 per couple
Call 248-546-8202 for reservations by 2/12/09