Monday, February 2, 2009

Cupid's Fork and Arrow

I will not be in town for Valentine's Day (at #16) but how could I fail to endorse a chocolate and champagne-centric holiday?

Open Table, as per usual, enables A-types with its Valentine's Day Reservation page. I am especially glad to see Adour, Blue Duck Tavern and the Commonwealth Gastropub in there.

The Kimpton restaurants will be out in full force:
- Firefly in Dupont Circle will have a Champagne, Chocolate and Flowers as a trio of cocktails and a 5-course menu for $75.

- Jackson 20 in Alexandria will have special food and cocktail menus. The food menu is 3 courses for $55 and includes a champagne greeting for people who order the menu, along with a little box of chocolate covered fruit as a give away.

- Domaso in Rosslyn is offering a $55 3-course menu with an option to do wine pairings for an additional $35. Chef Massimo’s menu features two parallel (and interchangeable) menus consisting of white or dark chocolate ingredients to symbolically represent the dichotomy of love and relationships.

- The Grille at Morrison House in Old Town is doing a $65 5-course land and sea tasting menu. (For every couple who opts for the V-Day menu, the Grille will offer a bottle of champagne for $35.00)

- Poste in Penn Quarter is offering their regular menu with the Poste Champagne Flight Tasting for $25: warm gougeres, Foie Gras parfait, smoked salmon blini with American caviar, paired with a trio of champagne.

Hudson, a great place for cocktails in Dupont Circle, will serve a special menu with classic dishes such as lobster bisque and rack of lamb for $40.

Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord National Resort is billing its $130 per couple dinner as the most romantic in the region. The menu is classic - lobster, steak, and even baked Alaska.

Anything else I'll be missing? Send me an e-mail or post it as a comment.

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