|Ambar Roasted Mushroom Crepes|
Oyamel: Enjoy an enchanting Mexican Valentine’s Day from 11:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight on Friday, February 14. Couples can select one plate off the little bites menu, one antojitos frios, one antojitos calientes, one taco, one entrée and a dessert for sharing for $130 (excluding tax and gratuity) per couple. Highlights on this tempting menu include Bocolones de Higado de Pato, gorditas stuffed with foie gras torchon; Ensalada Noche Buena, traditional salad of beets, Jamaica celery and orange D’Aristi dressing; Camarones con Chile Seco, seared whole prawns with salsa Mexicana, salsa with ancho and mulato chiles and dried shrimp; Taco de Pulpo, braised baby octopus with sofrito and pomegranate pico de gallo, as well as Chamorro de Puerco en Cochinita, Shenandoah Valley pork shank braised with achiote and Mexican sour orange. Additionally, a selection of romantically themed cocktails will be featured and include Un Beso de Frambuesa, house-infused raspberry mezcal, jasmine, lemon and sparkling wine, and the Limonquila y Tonic, house-infused lemon tequila, lavender, ginger and Q Tonic. Cocktail prices range from $12 to $13 each.
|Daikaya Grilled Avocado|
NoPa Kitchen + Bar: Offering a three-course, prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day including an appetizer, entrée and dessert. The menu offers a selection of appetizing dishes prepared by Executive Chef Greg McCarty including starters such as Chicken Liver Toast with pecans and chives; Steak Tartar with Harissa mustard and parmesan toast, or the Parsnip Soup with hazelnuts and Muscat grapes. The main course selection offers something to please everyone including Butter Poached Lobster with mascarpone risotto, chestnuts and saffron; Roasted Duck with smoked maple syrup, grilled scallion and apple salad and soba crepes; Chilean Sea Bass with wasabi caramel and Japanese eggplant, as well as Soy Glazed Short Ribs with porcini puree, walnuts and sesame. For the perfect ending, guests will receive a trio of chocolate desserts prepared by Pastry Chef Jemil Gadea, which showcases Chocolate Pave with malted milk meringue; Chocolate Raspberry Parfait with cocoa nib nougatine, and a Walnut Gianduja Breton with mocha mousse. nopa Kitchen + Bar’s Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $85 per person (tax and gratuity not included), and is available exclusively during dinner service, from 5:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday, February 14. Valet parking begins at 5:30 p.m. and is priced at $10 per car.
|El Centro Tacos|
Blue Duck Tavern: Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault and newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Daniel Singhofen will be showcasing a four-course, prix fixe menu (plus amuse bouche), priced at $85 per person (exclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity) or $145 with an optional wine pairing for each course (tax and gratuity not included). The menu begins with Seared Foie Gras with house made cocoa brioche, cherry preserve and broccoli rabe. Next is the Brandy-Vanilla Butter Poached Lobster with sweet potato pasta, Brussels sprouts and pecans, followed by Wood Oven-Fired Wagyu with crispy potatoes, leeks and red wine jus. For dessert, couples can indulge in Pastry Chef Naomi Gallego’s decadent Chocolate Caramel Ganache with cinnamon sponge, golden toffee, white coffee ice cream and mandarin. Blue Duck Tavern will be serving from 5:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14.
701 Restaurant: Couples can enjoy a $85 three-course tasting menu with a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert this Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Tony Conte’s menu includes Roasted Beet Salad with sour cherry vinaigrette, goat cheese and mint; Chilled Nantucket Bay Scallops with cranberry, Asian pear and star anise; Vanilla Foie Gras Terrine with pineapple quince compote and brioche; Rockfish with dill infused broth, winter vegetables and olive oil; Chanterelle Tortellini with celery root and shaved white truffle, as well as Spiced Rubbed Duck with braised red cabbage, quince puree and rosemary. For the perfect ending, guests can choose from Chocolate Cherry Dome; Passion Fruit Vacherin, or the Champagne Cassis Terrine prepared by Pastry Chef Sally Roach. Valet parking is available for $8 per car after 5:30 p.m. 701 Restaurant will be serving their Valentine’s Day exclusively during dinner service from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, February 14. Guests can enjoy live jazz music from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Rasika West End: A four-course menu priced at $85 per person, or $130 with wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included) will be available from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The menu begins with an amuse bouche of Dahi Pakodi Chaat with lentil fritter, sweet yogurt and date tamarind chutney followed by a choice of First Course, Second Course, Entrée and Dessert. Standout dishes include Vanilla Chicken Tikka with Madagascar vanilla beans, ginger and garlic; Nimboo Grouper with kaffir lime leaves, ginger, garlic and lemon pickle; Paneer Badami Tikki with cottage cheese, almonds and black pepper; Duck Moilee with curry leaves, coconut milk and tomatoes, as well as the Chicken Dhaniwala with cashew nuts, cilantro and green cardamom. For dessert, couples will enjoy a sweet dessert sampler of Mango Honey Mille Feuille, White Chocolate Pudding and Strawberry Basil Sorbet. Valet parking is available for $8 per car.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar: Offering a special Valentine’s Day menu with a Cuban twist from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 16. Couples will receive two aperitivos designed for sharing as well as their own individual entrée and a duo of desserts for $80 per couple (beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Choices include Ostras Julio Lobos, baked oysters with bacon sauce, creamed spinach, and goat cheese; Guava St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs, slow cooked and glazed with guava BBQ sauce and served with a papaya-apple slaw; Ravioles Caseros, half moon ravioli filled with roasted West Indian calabaza squash, mascarpone and goat cheese served with caramelized pearl onions, baby spinach, sherry vinegar reduction sauce and toasted pumpkin seeds; Chuleta Puerco, almond adobo marinated grilled center cut rib pork chop with pineapple-smoked ham fried rice, as well as Suntanned North Atlantic Salmon with honey-mango glaze, giant yuca couscous, green squash and wilted greens with a star anise tomato sauce. For dessert, lovers will enjoy Chocolate Torte, fallen chocolate soufflé tart layered with dulce de leche, chocolate-orange sauce and blueberry compote, and a traditional Cuban Flan of vanilla custard served with a citrus salad. Valet parking is available for $12 per car.
Ardeo+Bardeo: Offers diners a chance to enjoy the best modern American cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Matt Kuhn from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. this Valentine’s Day. On Friday, February 14 guests can enjoy a three-course, prix fixe menu priced at $65 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Couples will begin their meal with an amuse bouche of Chilled Rappahannock Oysters with skuna caviar and agrumato before selecting their appetizer, entrée and dessert. Chef’s featured menu offers Anson Mills Polenta with egg 63, honey mushrooms, crispy gulf oyster and mustard jus; Grilled Octopus with chorizo, patatas bravas and pedro aioli; Roman –Style Gnocchi with turnip top pesto, pine nuts and sottocenere; Brick Oven Carolina Mountain Trout with house pancetta, mushroom duxelle and truffle-foie gras butter, as well as the Grilled Pork Porterhouse with hedgehog mushrooms, kale, yukon potato puree and bacon jam jus. For a sweet finish, dessert lovers will enjoy Nutella Cheesecake with snickers crumble, peanut butter mousse and banana brûlée. Valet parking is available daily after 6 p.m. for $8 per car.
Jaleo DC: Sweethearts can enjoy a variety of specials this Valentine’s Day, in addition to the regular a la carte menu, Spanish tapas not to miss on this special day include Esferas de Sangria de Cava y Rosas, sperified white sangria and rose petals; Ostras con Cava, Rappahannock Oysters with solid cava; Espuma de Patata con Pato Confitado y Caviar, potato foam with duck confit and caviar; Morcilla de Arroz con Piquillos Confitados, traditional fried blood sausage with rice and piquillo pepper confit, as well as Presa Ibérica de Bellota Cruda con Praline y Cebolla Confitada, acorn pork “presa” carpaccio with lemon dressing and pine nut praline. Prices range from $3 to $18 each. For the perfect ending, try a romantically themed dessert: Sopa de Frutas Rojas con Helado de Queso, wild red berry soup with cheese ice cream. . These Valentine’s Day specials will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight on Friday, February 14.
EatWell's Restaurants are also offering "Eat Your Heart Out" Valentine's Day pricing. Each restaurant will be offering a 3- or 4-course menu with a wine or beverage pairing option. There will be special menus as well as the option to "create your own" multi-course meal from the regular menus. Reservations are recommended (and reservations are still available at all locations):
Commissary: 3-courses, $32/person OR $45/person with bottle of wine
Grillfish: 3-courses, $45/person OR $60/person with bottle of wine
Logan Tavern: 3-courses, $39/person OR $55/person with bottle of wine
The Heights: 3-courses, $35/person OR $49/person with bottle of wine
The Pig: 4-courses, $49/person OR $69/person with bottle of wine or beer/wine pairing