Friday, January 30, 2015

February 14th: A Day of Good Food

After being denied by my crush in 7th grade, which I remember being very disappointing and
embarrassing, I was never the type of person to celebrate, acknowledge, or otherwise participate in the typical Valentine's Day traditions. Thankfully, I got over my embarrassment and have found that celebrating with loved ones, whether they are a significant other or just a very good friend, is quite nice.

So, whether you are the romantic type that is looking for the perfect plans to surprise your love, or you're just looking for a fun place to hang out with your girls, here's a list that we've created with deals, specials, and more for the quickly approaching day of love. Or celebrate February 14th instead, as a day of good food.

Angelo's Tavolo
Full dinner menu plus a few features
Enjoy dinner at Tavolo, where they will be serving their entire delicious menu and a few extras just for the occasion!

Buca di Beppo
Valentine's Day Package
A promotional package that includes: small garlic bread, choice of small mixed green salad or small caesar salad, heart shaped lasagna, and two mini cannoli’s for dessert. $48 for two and available from Feb 13 - Feb 15!

Valentine's Specials available Friday and Saturday
V-Day specials include: Sautéed Prince Edward Island Mussels, Spring Salad, A sautee special and a grill special that both include a complimentary glass of draft beer or house wine, and two special desserts. Find the full list of specials at the bottom of this entry. 

The Ginger Man
Special V-Day Menu in addition to the regular favorites
Avoid the crowds of Saturday evening and head to the Ginger Man on the 13th or the 14th! Enjoy a special menu crafted just for the holiday or stick with the regular menu. Either way, you're guaranteed great food and ambiance! Reservations are highly recommended for both nights and dinner service will begin at 4:30 pm. Find the full special menu at the bottom of this entry. 

La Serre
Will offer a special prix fixe menu for the evening which includes Lobster Ravioli with blush vodka sauce, Caesar Salad, Passion Fruit Sorbet, Chateaubrian ~ Roast Filet for two, selection from Dessert Cart, and Fansz Sparkling Rose Toast all for only $129 per couple. In addition, they will offer a special menu for the evening. Find the full special menu at the bottom of this entry.

The Melting Pot
Featured Valentine’s Day menu available Feb 13-16
An incredible menu created just for the day is available from the 13th to the 16th of February. This menu will be the only thing available on the 14th. Click the link to see the full menu. 

New World Bistro
The Big Easy Valentine's Day Menu
This large prix fixe menu looks to be borrowed from NOLA with frawfish, grits, and more traditional favorites. Click here to see the full menu. 

Cider is for Lovers - 4 Course Prix Fixe Menu for $85 per person
For one night only, Nine Pin’s industrial setting will be staged for lovers. Award Winning Chef Jeff Loshinsky will showcase a romantic four course dinner paired with four glasses of Nine Pin’s finest ciders. A one of a kind experience for your one and only? I think so!
Menu: First Course: Dungeness Crab Bisque or (V) Red Pepper Miso with Upland Cress, Carrots, and Jicama; Salad Course: Winter Salad of Lacinato Black Kale, Carrot and Blood Orange; Main Course: Duck Leg Confit, Smashed Root Vegetable, Ginger Roasted Pear or (V) Risotto with Asian Chives and Chanterelle Mushrooms; Dessert Course: Pot au Cholat, Pistachio Tuille. 

Reel Seafood CO. 
Valentine's Day Specials available throughout the weekend
Delectable specials available throughout the weekend include oyster stew for two, a spicy tuna roll, a seafood trio pasta, and surf & turf for two all at reasonable prices! Click the link for the full list of specials. 

Scrimshaw at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
3 Course Prix Fixe Menu for $52.95
Try this incredible restaurant! Their three course Prixe Fixe Menu created especially for the occasion is complete with some of my favorites like lobster bisque. And as an entree--HEART SHAPED RAVIOLI! Plus so much more and three desserts that will make choosing just one pretty tough. Click the link to see the full menu! Complete the night with this package to stay overnight at the hotel. Click here for hotel package info.

Texas de Brazil
Special Hours for Valentine's Day!
Normally open at 4 pm on Saturdays, Texas de Brazil acknowledges valentine's Day by opening it's doors at 12 PM! Only dinner pricing will be available.

The Victory Cafe
Special dinner menu for February 14
Casual dining with a gourmet twist; enjoy an all new special menu just for the evening at Victory Cafe! Find the entire special menu at the bottom of this entry. 

Interested in one of these specials? Call and reserve your spot now!

Looking for other restaurants in Albany County? Click here for a list!

Menus, click to enlarge:

C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station

The Ginger Man

La Serre
The Victory Cafe

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