Sunday, February 08, 2015

CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY AT THESE NEW ENGLAND RESTAURANTS

Saturday is Valentine's Day. As always, Eat Up New England has a roundup of options just for you. Be sure to call ahead for reservations as some of these restaurants may already be booked!

Beer Works (locations across Massachusetts) - "Heartfelt Dishes" for February include braised beef with cherries, chipotle-chocolate BBQ chicken and chocolate chili empanadas. There are several specialty drinks including a strawberry champagne martini and a "Lovefest" chocolate strawberry stout.
Charcoal Guido's (Waltham, MA) Chocolate kiss martini; scallops wrapped in bacon for a special app; beef tenderloin risotto, spinach & guanciale pappardelle & beef short ribs are special entrees
Einstein Brothers Bagels (across New England) - Heart-shaped bagels available on Feb. 13 and 14, they must be pre-ordered
First & Last Tavern (Hartford, CT) Special 3-course menu for $34.95 that includes a glass of Proseco; entrees include shrimp & lobster fettuccine and eggplant rollatini
Foxwoods (Ledyard, CT) Dining specials at several of the casino's restaurants including Al Dente, David Burke Prime and Paragon. There's also a Valentine's Day Couples Skate which includes champagne. There's also a sushi making class at 1pm. Hip hop star Jay Sean and comedian Paul Reiser will be there at night.
Hyatt Goat Island (Newport, RI) Five33 lounge is offering a chocolate covered cherry martini and royale cupid with Perseco & fresh raspberries. Their Winward Coastal Grille is offering Valentine's dinner on Feb 13 and 14. $89 per couple. Entrees include sole and filet. 
Kennebunk Inn (Kennebunkport, ME) 3-course meal for $49.95; entrees include ravioli, short rib, duck breast and chicken
Kings (Boston) - "Love on the Lanes" celebration from Feb 12-14; special Valentine's Day menu; skip the bowling wait list with a reservation
Lake Champlain Chocolates (Burlington, VT) Tons of special boxes of chocolate for Valentine's Day; special Be Mine Chocolate Frog. If you can't make it to Vermont you can find their chocolates at Whole Foods.
Miller's Ale House (Watertown, MA) Feb 13 & 14; special dishes include twin lobster tails, filet mignon & lobster tail and blacked mahi.
Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT) Free champagne with purchase of an entree special at Hash House A Go Go specials include wedge salad, grilled swordfish, NY strip steak and shrimp, and homemade strawberry cheesecake; Todd English's Tuscany will have heart-shaped ravioli; Jasper White's Summer Shack will feature a dinner for two that includes two glasses of Bubbles, raw bar platter, whole fish and bananas foster

Munson's Chocolates (locations across Connecticut) Special boxed chocolates, chocolate lollipops, chocolate hearts and my personal favorite, their 2-pack of chocolate-covered Valentine's Day Oreos 
Not Your Average Joe's (Watertown, MA) - 20 wines at $20/bottle; Valentine's celebration from February 13-15; special menu includes Heartbeet Salad, Chicken Mozambique, Miso Salmon, New York Strip and Chocolate Mousse Torte for dessert
One Bellevue (Newport, RI) 3-course menu on Feb 13 & 14; $69PP; entrees include baked stuffed lobster with spaghetti squash, fillet mignon, cavatelli carbonara and winter vegetable risotto
Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival (Willimantic, CT) Get your fill of chocolate day and night. Soiree at night includes all kinds of chocolatey treats from businesses include chocolate stouts and martinis.
Rosa Mexicano (Boston) - Dia de San Valentin from Feb 13-Feb15; 4-course menu and a la carte Valentine's specials including chipotle seared bone-in rib eye, grilled shrimp & scallops and deep-fried ice cream for dessert 
Seasons 52 (Chestnut Hill & Burlington, MA) Healthy and hearty menu options. We went hear last year for Valentine's Day and really liked how they passed out free red roses to the women at their Chestnut Hill location.
Top of the Hub (Boston) Get the best view of Boston and enjoy a 4-course meal and live jazz music; $125 PP; reservations are required
Zebra's (Medfield, MA) 3-course menu for $85pp; entrees include scallops, risotto and NY strip

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