Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Dinner Options

I do my best to field the barrage of emails I get from PR people looking to promote their restaurant & bar clients, restaurant managers/owners looking for any kind of media coverage they can get, and people trying to sell their food products or food-based businesses. This is what I consider "doing my best."


Decadence 2011
The Sweetest Party In Town

Friday, February 11th | MET Hotel, Troy | 8pm

~ SIP ~
Spicy Reds, Crisp Whites, Sparkling Champagnes
and Rich Chocolate & Dessert Martinis

Chocolates, Desserts & Confections
From Metro Detroit's Finest "Sweets Boutiques"

To DJ Chrome & DJ Surab Deb Until 1am

Immerse Yourself In An Evening That Will Tantalize Your Senses

A Portion Of All Proceeds Will Benefit The Children's Center


7:45PM Guest Arrival & Check-In
8:00PM The Decadence Begins!
All Sampling Stations Open
Passed Hors D'oeuvres (General Admission)
Lavish Private Hors D'oeuvre & Champagne Reception (VIPs)
Cash Bars Open

9:30PM Late Night Ticket Holders Arrive
10:00PM Dancing to the Sounds of DJ Chrome & DJ Surab

Scrumptious hors d'oeuvres catered by Petruzello's of Troy. The Petruzello's
team has been creating Metro Detroit's most elegant event menus for over 30 years!

Guests will enjoy their choice of sampling of spicy reds & crisp white wines, an array of champagnes and decadent martini & liqueur samples. Varietals Announced Soon!
** VIPs enjoy additional private reserve wines & champagnes**

Metro Detroit's most popular local "Sweets Boutiques" including bakeries,
chocolatiers, caterers, and restaurants present their finest and most unique creations...
be sure to pace yourself!

The MET hotel presents their 'death by chocolate
with over a dozen fruits and unique snacks for dipping...
everything tastes better with chocolate!

People's Choice Award! Guests will vote for Metro Detroit's
"Most Decadent Sweets Boutique".

Evening Chic - Upscale Attire Requested.

Buy Early & Save!
VIP - $75 // Now Only $60
GA - $45 // Now Only $30
Late Night - $30 // Now Only $20

More Info & Tickets at


Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Menu at Opus One, Detroit

Three Course

Prix Fixe Menu

$35 per person


An Exclusive

Valentine's Day

Ala Carte Menu

Opus One has paired up with Blumz by J.R. Design to bring an extra special touch to your Valentine's Day dinner. Flower arrangements are available to order and will be delivered tableside during your romantic Valentine's Day dinner. Contact the Maitre d' for additional information.

SUNDAY 2/13 - MONDAY 2/14

Wine and dine your Valentine at Grange Kitchen + Bar, Ann Arbor.
Enjoy a 4 course dinner with multiple selections for each course.

Sunday, February 13th and Monday, February 14th.
$50 per person plus tax & tip
Optional wine pairing will be available.

Guest can choose from one of the following for each course:

First Course

Chilled oysters, spicy apple gelee, whitefish caviar
Braised beef shank raviolo, shaved parmesan
House smoked salmon pate, caraway crackers
Chickpea crepe, peppery greens, spiced yogurt

Second Course
Warm salad of roasted radishes, lettuces, grilled onion, white beans
Fried egg, shaved lardo, lentil stew
Michigan shrimp and crab cakes
Braised pork belly, confit cabbage, blood orange

Third Course
Crispy duck confit leg, warm salad of sorrel, watercress, cumin orange vinaigrette
Portuguese chorizo and seafood stew
Grilled grass fed tenderloin, creamy kale, red wine reduction
Rice and winter vegetable stuffed cabbage, currants and pine nuts

Fourth Course
dessert selections from our Pastry chef, Jennifer Green


Enjoy Valentine’s Day with special menus exclusively from the Signature Restaurants at MGM Grand Detroit on Valentines Day – Monday, February 14 only:

Wolfgang Puck Grille is offering customers a three-course, prix-fixed menu from 5 – 10 p.m. The cost is $35 per person with an optional $21 wine pairing. Diners can choose from:

· Three delicious appetizers: Cauliflower Soup, Chopped Vegetable Salad, and Ricotta Gnocchi; and
· Four entrees: Roasted Chicken Breast, Sautéed Salmon, Grilled Rib Eye Steak and Angel Hair Pasta; and
· Dessert is a Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse with Caramelized Bananas and Rum Raisin Ice Cream

For reservations, please call 313-465-1648.

Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak will have a $65, per person, four-course tasting menu with an optional $45 wine-pairing package. For reservations please call 313-465-1644. The menu consists of:

· Amuse: Dungeness Crab with an avacado-yuzu puree, green apple and masago arare
· First Course: Thai Lobster Bisque with lobster knuckle, root vegetable and coconut milk
· Second Course: American Kobe Eye of the Rib Eye with Yorkshire Pudding, haricots verts, foie gras and red wine jus
· Third Course: Chocolate Mousse with raspberry gastrique and Nutella ice cream

Mina’s SALTWATER also will offer a $65 per person four-course tasting menu. Please call 313-465-1646 for reservations. The menu includes:

· Amuse: Caviar Parfait with smoked salmon, crème fraîche and egg
· Appetizer: Laughing Bird Shrimp with grits, cheddar and japlapeño biscuit
· Entree: Medallions of tuna and foie gras with potato cake and pinot noir jus
· Dessert: Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte with hazelnut ice cream

WHO: MGM Grand Detroit’s Executive Chef William McIlroy is available to discuss Valentine’s Day dining at your convenience

WHERE: MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 Third Street, Detroit


Renowned restaurant offers special Valentine's Day menu

WHAT: This Valentine's Day, The Rugby Grille will provide the perfect experience for couples looking to celebrate their love. The world-class food prepared by the team of Executive Chef Jim Bologna will ensure that your celebration resonates. Diners may choose from beginning offerings including Tuna Tartare, Lobster Pappardelle or Duck Tacos. Entrée selections include a 16 oz. New York Strip for two, a Kona Crusted Bone-in Filet or Dover Sole, a Rugby Grille classic prepared tableside. Guests may finish their evening with a decadent dessert prepared in-house by The Townsend Bakery. The complete Valentine’s Day menu is available on

WHEN: Monday, February 14, 2011

Entrées: $28-60++

WHERE: The Valentine's Day meal will take place at the Rugby Grille inside The Townsend Hotel. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.

The Townsend Hotel

100 Townsend Street

Birmingham, MI 48009

(248) 642-5999

There are lots and lots and lots and lots of others, but these people had the tenacity to email me directly instead of assuming I would stumble across it in the Eminem/Chrysler/RoboCop/Pistons/1-8-7 Scheiße-pile that is currently Facebook and Twitter, and I happen to be of the mindset that hard work and perseverance should be rewarded (at least that's what I keep telling myself).

PS, Detroit, you need a hobby.