By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
Have you made your dinner reservations yet for Valentine's Day? If not, you'd better get on it right away (time's a ticking!). These restaurants are creating mood-setting recipes to warm your heart.
Acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson's C-House will be stirring up the perfect love potion with a three course tasting menu coupled with a glass of sparkling wine (the menu will be available Friday, February 12 through Valentine's Day).
C-House's sibling rooftop bar C-View is offering a Love Potion 29. For $29 per person (Friday, Feb. 12 - Feb. 14, no reservations required), enjoy: A bottle of Santome Prosecco plus your choice of: Potion #1 - Raspberry - Thyme; Potion #2 - Ginger - Lemongrass (this blogger's personal fave), or Potion #3 - Strawberry.
Pastry chef Toni Roberts of C-House will be serving up chocolates, cookies and confections to pair with your choice of "potion."
Upscale French-Vietnamese Le Colonial restaurant embraces the allure and spirit of 1920s French colonial Southeast Asia. Enjoy a $50 prix-fixe menu, featuring all the favorites and several specials. If you prefer to make it a "bar night," enjoy champagne and Scotch specials and the aphrodisiac bar menu.
For the "Breakfast (out of) Bed" romantic
If you're the type who enjoys Sunday Brunch - after all, Valentine's Day is on a Sunday this year - over the prix-fixe dinner route, then ZED451 holds the key to your heart. The restaurant is offering a $24 Sunday Brunch with a champagne toast for two.
C-House and Le Colonial are participating in the National Restaurant Association's NRA Show 2010 International Back of the House Restaurant Tour set for Monday, May 24 in Chicago.