Next Sunday, it’s time to show some love and there is no better way to do that than by celebrating at one of Boston’s hautest restaurants. Here’s a look at the top five that are offering specialty Valentine’s Day dinners to honor your true love.
1 Nebo Cucina & Enoteca
Is there really anything that wins a woman’s heart over more than dessert? Nebo Cucina & Enoteca does it best with a special shareable dessert, Love Knots, and shareable drink, Love Potion #9 available Friday and Saturday. You can enjoy the Italian fried dough dessert drizzled with Nutella and topped off with powdered sugar while listening to some Italian love ballads and sipping on a pitcher of Love Potion #9 sangria made with nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, pure vanilla extract, sliced oranges, and topped with brandy.
520 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02210
2 The Seaport Hotel
The Boston Wine Expo is in town this weekend and The Seaport Hotel is celebrating its return with a San Giovanni Wine Dinner being held on Saturday, February 13. Seaport Chef Robert Tobin has created a specialty menu that includes mushroom cavatelli “cacio e pepe” paired with San Giovanni Leo Guelfus Rosso Piceno Superiore 2011 and beef braciola to be paired with Gyo, Rosso Piceno 2014. The featured dessert, tiramisu, will be paired with the Marta, Brut, Passerina.
One Seaport Lane Boston, MA 02210
3 Brasserie Jo
Brasserie Jo at the Colonnade Hotel in Back Bay is hosting a four-course menu all weekend long that includes red oak salad with ruby red grapefruit, crispy shallots and port vinaigrette for a starter to go along with a sampling of chilled poached lobster with tarragon-carrot, citrus sabayon and grapefruit caviar. For the main event, you will dine on a surf and turf dinner that includes a bone-in filet and half baked stuffed lobster complete with potato galette. Finish off the dinner with a sweet strawberry chocolate tarte with champagne and strawberries. You can also upgrade your experience to include flowers and chocolates for your sweetheart.
120 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116
4 Terramia Ristorante
Over in the North End, Terramia Ristorante is also offering a four-course prix fixe menu of romantic Italian dishes on Valentine’s Day. Here, you will start dinner off with a glass of Villa Sandi Il Fresco Prosecco Brut accompanied by a choice of appetizers including the Insalata di Spinaci with dried California figs, toasted Pignoli nuts and gorgonzola dolce tossed in a pancetta vinaigrette; Caprese, a fresh buffalo mozzarella and tomato salad with basil and olive oil; or the Zuppa Di Funghi, wild mushrooms and chestnut soup with goat cheese and truffle oil. Pasta dishes include Pappardelle alla Bolognese, Ravioli di Aragosta, and Risotto Porcini e Asparagi before moving to the main course which features Pollo Marsala, Prime Filet Mignon with truffle potato mash; or Pan Seared Salmon with mustard crab meat crust. For dessert, choose between a Torta al Cioccolato Senza Farina, house baked dense flourless chocolate cake, or classic Tiramisu.
98 Salem Street Boston, MA 02113
For the ultimate French indulgence, head over to the South End for date night in true Parisian fashion. Aquitaine does romance well at this cozy neighborhood bistro where Sunday’s specialty dishes include Mushroom Vol au Vent shaved porcinis, and truffled porcini crème along with a main course of Coquilles St. Jacques with black trumpet mushroom risotto, and gruyere vermouth crème prepared by Chef de Cuisine Chris Robins.
569 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118