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Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts

Ideas for Valentine's Day at various Orlando Restaurants

Orlando FL.
(Various Locations)

Here is a list of some excellent dining options around Central Florida for you and that someone special this Valentine's Day.

What's even better? Since Valentines is on a Friday this year, some of these restaurants are offering the dining specials throughout the weekend.

Here is a list of places with great food offerings all at pretty decent prix fixe prices:

Cafe Tu Tu Tango
International Drive

Café Tu Tu Tango is offering a tour for two for $59 per couple. Featured dishes including Lamb Picadillo Empanadas, Sockeye Salmon Taquitos, Butter Chicken Tikka Masala, and Smoked Pork Brochettes.

Lake Nona

Join Canvas on Valentine’s Day for a romantic dinner for $105 (or $150 with wine pairing) per couple. Guests start off with Yellow Fin Tuna Carpaccio, then share Beef Tenderloin for Two, then enjoy Key Lime Tart for a sweet ending.

Lake Nona

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Chroma’s specials. Guests have a choice of Red Grouper ($42) or Filet Mignon ($38). Couples can enjoy Raspberry Cheesecake topped with raspberry preserves. Specials available Feb. 14-15.
Winter Park

Winter Park's newest dining and live music venue will offer a “Red and White” themed three-course meal for $50 per guest, plus live music on stage throughout the evening. Guests will sample menu items including a Half-Dozen Oysters between courses, served either raw or chargrilled.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
International Drive

Mia’s Italian Kitchen will offer a romantic three-course dinner for $79 for two, including a bottle of featured prosecco, red, or white wine. Featured dishes include Strawberry Salad, Lobster Raviolo and Pork Belly Bruschetta.
Terralina Crafted Italian
Disney Springs

Take a cruise to Italy’s Lake District with romantic lagoon-side dining on the patio. As a dinner special, the restaurant will offer a Lobster & Seafood Risotto for $45, and a bottle of Landmark Chardonnay for $55.
Winter Park

The Ravenous Pig will offer a $50 three-course Chef’s Tasting Menu during lunch or dinner service from Feb. 12-14. Guests can choose from either Tuna Crudo or Root Vegetable Salad to start, either a Petite Filet Mignon or Cioppino for a main, or a Red Velvet Macaron or Chocolate Malt Tart for dessert.

Shula's Steak House
Central Florida Locations

Surf & Turf for Two:
Roasted prime Chateau Briand, butter poached 2lb Maine lobster, potato pave, roasted Brussels sprouts, chestnut purée, and red pearl onions served with béarnaise sauce

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Tantalizing Cocktails and a Sensual Dessert for Valentine's Day

Hotel chefs and mixologists know a thing or two about catering to couples. So for Valentine’s Day, who better to turn to for sweet culinary inspiration? We’ve curated a collection of simple but sophisticated cocktail concoctions, plus one delectable dessert, that are sure recipes for romance.

1. Red Velvet Molten Cake
From Executive Pastry Chef Brittani Szczecina at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, Fla.

Hearts will melt along with the molten center of this classic chocolate dessert, reinterpreted in Valentine’s red.

· 2 eggs
· 1 egg yolk
· 1/4 cup sugar
· 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate, melted
· 1/8 cup bread flour, sifted
· 1/4 cup butter, melted
· 4 tbsp. red food coloring

Preparation:(Yields 4)
-Bring eggs, yolks and sugar to ribbon stage on speed 3 with a whisk.
-Melt butter and chocolate together.
-Pour the chocolate mixture into the ribbon eggs and pulse a few times.
-Add in the sifted flour and pulse a few times again.
-Finish folding by hand and add the red coloring.
-Spray 4 4 oz. tins on all sides and portion batter in tins 3/4 high.
-Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, being sure to rotate and not overbake.

2. Deep Affection
From Lead Mixologist Zachary Blair, The Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, N.Y.

Red berries make this jewel-toned cocktail the perfect choice for an evening of romance.

· 3 whole strawberries (reserve an additional strawberry for garnish)
· 1 oz raspberry liquor (Merlet)
· Splash of lime juice and simple syrup
· Dash of orange bitters (Bittermens)
· Splash of brut champagne

-Muddle first four ingredients.
-Double strain in high ball.
-Add ice and top with brut champagne.
-Garnish with flared strawberry.

3. Lover’s Lagoon
From McCoy’s Oceanfront at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Fla.

Think of this cocktail as a moonlit stroll on the beach -- in a glass.

· 1 oz vodka
· 1 oz spiced rum
· 1 oz peach juice
· 1 oz pear juice
· 1 oz plum juice
· ½ oz blue curacao

-Stir all ingredients in a glass without ice.
-Pour mix into a chilled glass.
-Garnish with a mint sprig.

4. Fiery Mandarin
From Lead Mixologist Eddie Garcia, Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, Ariz.

This Cocktail is guaranteed to add heat to any romance.

· 2 oz Absolut vodka
· 1 slice jalapeno
· 1/3 of an orange zest
· 1 oz cranberry juice
· ½ oz lemon juice
· ¾ oz simple syrup

-Muddle jalapeno, add zest and liquids.
-Add ice, shake and double strain.
-Serve up in chilled martini glass with jalapeno slice garnish.

5. The Wink
From Henry’s Hotel Bar, Harbor View Hotel, Martha’s Vineyard

The name of this cocktail says it all.

· 1 2/3 oz. gin
· 2 tsp. triple sec
· 1/2 tsp. sugar syrup
· 3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
· 1/2 oz. absinthe, to coat the glass
· Orange twist

-Combine gin, triple sec, sugar syrup and bitters in a shaker over ice and shake.
-Strain into the absinthe-coated rocks glass.
-Finish with a spritz of orange zest and garnish with the orange peel.
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