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Get Your Valentine’s Day Grub On in Style

Get Your Valentine’s Day Grub On in Style

Making plans for Valentine’s Day? Here are some choice picks sure to make everyone happy.

The Wayfarer is offering a special prix fixe menu 3-course menu for $85 that includes a champagne toast upon arrival as well as a Gin Kissed Salmon with Caviar with blush horseradish, potato soufflé as an amuse. Located at 101 West 57th Street Chef Chris Shea’s menu will feature such delights as Warm Montauk Pearl Oysters with celery root black truffle fondue, baby spinach, lobster gratin; Lobster Fra Diavolo with squid ink fettuccine, lemon basil gremolata; and Chocolate Sin Tart with cassis ganache, coffee ice cream.

Treadwell Park is the perfect V-Day craft beer hall for couples or singles and since February 14th marks the end of All Star Weekend, Treadwell is giving singles the chance to make a love connection while watching the games. Choose one half of a basketball trading card, find your match and see if sparks fly over a drink on the house. This Upper East Side craft beer hall offers guests amazing grub, tantalizing cocktails, Ping-Pong, Pinball, complimentary self-serve popcorn, and a sexy fireplace to give your date the most romantic Valentine’s Day smooch. They have over 20 draught beers and ciders (which rotate weekly), cask beer, and artisanal cocktails including Purple Cauldron Mysticism (Guatemalan Aged Rum, Sorel Liqueur, Contratto Bianco, Vallet Fernet, Orange Cream Citrate). Keep it ultra-romantic and opt for a Beer Float with chocolate goat’s milk ice cream and two straws! Don’t forget to check out their menu with Mussels in White Wine with mustard and parsley, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, and Mac & Cheese with Gorgonzola, cheddar and asiago.  Choose the winner of the NBA All-Star game that day and enter a raffle for a chance to win a gift certificate to Treadwell Park! For more information check out: www.treadwellpark.com.

Or, maybe you are looking for a super healthy option. Vegan lovers can head down to by CHLOE and share the warm fuzzy feeling over the newest menu specials for the month. What’s unique about this month’s offerings is that they are all themed for Valentine’s Day and highlight some of Chef Chloe’s favorite aphrodisiac flavors to celebrate the month of love. The restaurant has unveiled its newest specialty burger, the Beet Mine Burger (featuring a beet-lentil patty and topped with sautéed oyster mushrooms, sautéed kale, a truffle-basil aioli, and pickled red onions – all on a whole grain flax bun). The new burger marks the restaurant’s second installation of a seasonal burger special and it will only be on the menu for the month of February.

KTCHN Restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen will be offering a delectable prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day starting at 5pm for just $45. The three-course meal will offer selections including Buffalo Mozzarella served over steak tomatoes and pesto sauce, Octopus Carpaccio marinated in extra virgin olive oil with lemon and fresh herbs, Chilean Seabass with spinach and lemon capper sauce, and Rack of Lamb with saffron risotto. For dessert opt for the Sweetheart Elixir, a playful concoction of lemon sorbet, raspberry sauce and champagne that is sure to make you fall in love! Finally, make sure to request “your song” from the pianist, so you can surprise your date with the tune that reminds you of them. Also, Anita M. Buffem and Gina Marie Rittale, the comedic songstresses of The Haus of Mimosa, will tickle your funny bone as you indulge in special pink mimosas at KTCHN Restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen.For more information about KTCHN Restaurant check out: www.ktchnnyc.com.

Tender is located in the heart of the city at The Sanctuary Hotel and is offering a Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu for $125 per person. The four-course meal will start with a Tuna Wonton “Amuse Bouche.”  Following that, guests will have their choice of options like Foie Gras and Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice as a starter.  For the main entrée there are five selections available including favorites like Filet Mignon (sautéed mushrooms and cream sauce with garlic  mashed potato), Gnocchi (mushrooms, parmesan truffles with a white sauce) and Miso Glazed Cod. To complete the special evening, diners will enjoy a sweet dessert like Strawberries Covered with Chocolate or Crème Brûlée. For more information please visit http://tendernyc.com

Contra, 138 Orchard Street, will have a special tasting menu on Saturday for $100 (optional wine pairing available). Reservations available beginning at 6PM and can be made by info@contranyc.com.

Talde, 369 7th Avenue in Brooklyn has a  Loves Dim Sum (For dinner, beginning at 5PM). Dim sum dishes include: Foie Gras Bao; Grilled Miso Lobsters Rockefellas; Wok Char Shishito Peppers; Short Rib Pho; Grilled Duck Skewers; Razor Clam Crudo; Latkes Okinomiyaki; Squid Ink Lo Mein; and many more. Tables can be reserved through $5 donations to God’s Love We Deliver. To reserve a table and for more information visit: https://taldelovesdimsum.splashthat.com 

Obicà Flatiron will have a delicious couples tasting menu. The $120.00 prix-fixe meal includes four-courses of Obicà’s mouthwatering, contemporary Italian fare, paired with the perfect hand-picked wines for an extra fee of only $25.00. Pepper your loved one with delicious Carciofo – artichoke flan with pink peppercorns, peppermint and Parmigiana. Indulge in the melt-in-your-mouth risotto with lobster, followed by Dentice – a red snapper atop chickpea puree, Taggiasche olives, and fried sage. And, to end your evening, finish with a little dolce, a Semifreddo with white chocolate, vanilla, and red currant. Happy to send over a copy of the menu and any additional information upon request.

 If you’re not a prix-fixe person and instead opt to splurge on specials, head to STK Midtown or Downtown on Valentine’s Day and indulge. At STK Midtown opt for the Sea Scallop in the Shell with Sea Urchin and Tobiko Caviar, or a play on classic Surf & Turf with a 16 oz Chateaubriand and Tempura Lobster. STK Downtown diners will revel in Crispy Fried Oysters with Caviar and Champagne Cream Sauce, and Wagyu Beef Dumplings with Bone Marrow and Red Wine Sauce. To pamper a date with these dishes on V-day, reservations are a must so book early! http://togrp.com/

Hakkasan New York will have two holidays in one night by treating themselves to the ultra-luxurious $138.88 prix-fixe Chinese New Year menu at the dramatic and stunning Hakkasan New York. The decadent menu showcases dishes that spread joy, luck, and prosperity amongst friends and loved ones – perfect for both holidays and celebrations. The meal begins with a Double boiled fresh ginseng and chicken soup followed by Diced Wagyu beef and pine nut golden cup and a tasty Dim sum platter. Delicious main dishes include Wok-fry lobster in spicy truffle sauce, Pipa duck, Grilled Chilean seabass in honey and a Hericium mushroom stir-fry with lotus root, asparagus and lily bulb in black pepper and Dried scallop and crab meat fried rice. At the end of the meal, guests are invited to write their wish on a red card and hang it on the restaurant’s “Wishing Wall,” a perfect and romantic way to end the evening.

And, if you are single and just want to mingle the day of lovers is not just reserved for couples. The Sanctuary Hotel’s Haven Rooftop is open for business with their awesome Ski Chalet, which is a fully tented, heated lounge that provides a warm and welcoming refuge from the streets below. High atop The Sanctuary Hotel at 132 West 47th street, the Chalet is the perfect place to gather your friends after work and hit the slopes at this wintery hotspot right in the heart of the city.

Enjoy delicious cocktails, like the Ride Pudding Martini, Milky Way Martini, The Spiker Hot, The Toasted Almond, and grab a bite to eat off the new seasonal food menu in a cozy festive atmosphere. You and three of your favorite friends can get into the winter spirit and join together and take shots of smooth Russian Standard Vodka, right off of a ski! It is an experience not to be missed. In the midst of Midtown, guests can kick back and unwind in Haven’s personal chalets that come complete with individual fireplaces and faux-furs to keep guests warm. Snowflakes appear to dangle from the skies above plush velvet couches where patrons can view real snow falling nightly outside the tents courtesy of an hourly snow show. For reservations call 212.466.9000, email haven@sanctuaryhotelnyc.com or visit www.havenrooftop.com.

 

Haven

Drinks at Haven Rooftop

 

 

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ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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