A Romantic Three-Course Dinner & Sinatra Tribute

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 17:50

A Preview of Chef Todd Allison’s Valentine’s Day Menu

by: Casey Pukl

There are few things in this world more romantic than a good meal. Add a Sinatra tribute show by the one and only John Vincent, a chance to have your message of love read on stage, and the warm ambiance of our dining room, and you’ve got a winning Valentine’s Day that you’ll share for years to come.

Chef Todd Allison has prepared an absolutely stunning three course dinner menu for this special event.

For the first course…

Diners can choose from two classic options— the soup or the salad. But these aren’t just any old soup and salad. Chef Allison has designed these options to be flavorful, yet light. The first option is a classic Baby Romaine Greek Salad.. This salad contains olives, tomato, Feta cheese, Pequillo pepper, cucumber, and is topped with a champagne vinaigrette. This is a great light start to a meal that progressively turns to deeper flavors.

The second option is a Braised Tomato Soup served with grilled Baja prawns and a cilantro aioli. The cilantro keeps this soup feeling light, and doesn’t over power the palate for the rest of the meal.

For the second course…

These three entrees were designed with romance in mind. Light, yet rich, each entree is savory and delicious, but not too filling or intense. Pair these with a glass of red (and be aware that not only does the alcohol relax you faster than a foot rub, but the resveratrol also stimulates blood flow), and try and resist the urge to make out with Chef Allison. You think I’m kidding now, but wait until you try them.

The first option (and recent star of the show here) is one of our most popular menu additions, Pan Roasted Sea Bass served with baby carrots, English pea quinoa, and sherry butter. Did I mention that the Omega 3’s in the fish help stimulate the production of libido enhancing hormones?

For the vegetarians, we have a Butternut Squash Ravioli served in a sage brown butter sauce with wilted spinach and turnips. These raviolis will melt in your mouth, and leave you perfectly satiated.

For the meat lovers, our Grilled Tenderloin of Beef is a must-have. Served with white asparagus (which by the way, is an aphrodisiac), shallot and potato hash, and a Bordelaise sauce, this one is a home run.

For the third couse…

Who doesn’t love dessert? I hope you left room for these two winners.

Red Velvet Cake. If there’s one day out of the year to splurge and have this, what better day than Valentine’s Day? Chef Allison is serving ours with a vanilla creme anglaise and farmer’s market fresh berries. Vanilla has been shown to stimulate the nerves of the body, so this one will gear you up for cashing in on that back rub!

The final, and probably one of my favorite options, is the classic Old Fashioned Cheesecake. This smooth and creamy delight is served with toasted mixed nuts (also a great aprodisiac!) and a caramel sauce.

Tickets are still available for this fantastic meal, and please note that several sections of our seating will offer an a la carte menu of these items. More information (and a romantic Sinatra Spotify playlist) can be found below!

Sinatra Favorites

WHAT: Love is in the Air: A Valentine’s Day Tribute to Frank Sinatra
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:30 & 9:30pm
TICKETS: $10-$118 Buy Tickets
MORE INFO: Artist Profile