Ray’s Boathouse and Café
Ray’s Boathouse is offering an a la carte Valentine’s menu Thursday, February 12, through Sunday, February 15. Starter options include Lobster Salad for $15, Ahi and Foie Gras for $14, and Tempura Fried Oysters for $11. Main course items include Filet Mignon and Dungeness Crab Cake for $49, Wild Alaskan King for $45, and Barley Risotto, only $28. Order off the Valentine’s Day menu for an indulgent dessert and end your evening with the Dark Chocolate Champagne Cake, or Passion Fruit Cake, $8 each. Regular menu is offered in addition to Valentine’s Day menu items.
Don’t have a date? Head to Ray’s Café with family, friends, and other singles where they’ll be serving special menu items and festive cocktails. Enjoy the classic Grilled King Salmon and Prawns for $38 or the mouth-watering Grilled Filet of Beef with Smoked Salmon Skewer and Dungeness Crab Cake for $46. Sip on seductive cocktails such as Between the Sheets crafted with Courvoisier, orange liqueur, Bacardi rum and lemon juice, or Big Love crafted with Big Gin, fresh lemon and cranberry juices, and rosemary.
Reserve now for guaranteed views of Shilshole Bay. For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or visit opentable.com/rays-boathouse. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or visit opentable.com/rays-cafe-reservations. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.
Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is known for its modern take on Old-World, Norman-inspired dishes. This Valentine’s Day celebrate with a gorgeous, decadent four-course menu.
Start with Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna and Lacto Preserved Vegetable Salad. Next, move to the Kuri Squash Vichyssoise with Oregon Black Truffles. For your main enjoy the rich Wagyu Beef Zabuton with charred onion, potato pave and lemon thyme jus. Finish your meal with Chocolate Mousse accompanied by brown butter, nougat and banana.
The special four-course menu is available Friday and Saturday evening, February 13 and 14, and is $55 per person. For reservations call 206.538.0180, or visit BellandWhete.com. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.
Local 360 Cafe & Bar
Local 360 Cafe & Bar is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend this year with a wholesome three-course menu comprised completely of farm fresh, local ingredients. To start, enjoy South Sound Oyster and Sunchoke Chowder, Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad (gluten-free, vegan), or Chicken Mousseline. For your main event choose between Oregon Rabbit Confit (gluten-free), RR Ranch Beef Short Ribs (gluten-free), or Butternut Squash and Salsify Terrine (gluten-free, vegan). Dessert options include Baked Apple Napoleon (vegan), Hazelnut Torte (gluten-free, vegan), and Chocolate Soufflé Brownie (vegan).
Local 360 Cafe & Bar is offering its special Valentine’s Day menu February 13-15, 4 p.m. to close. The three-course menu is $40 per person. Regular menu available. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 206.441.9360 or visiting Local360.org; mention tasting menu in reservation. Local 360 Cafe & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.
This Valentine’s Day treat your special someone to fine Indian food from Shanik restaurant in South Lake Union. Meeru Dhawala is cooking some of her favorite dishes from the world-renown Vij’s restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. Her four-course menu is full of savory spices and authentic flavor, with many vegetarian and meat options to choose from.
First course Amuse Bouche features Beet Bites with creamy chutney and fennel-candied walnuts. If you choose to indulge in the optional wine pairing, sip on the Rive Della Chiesa, Prosecco Brut NV with your starter. Second course options include Jackfruit in Black Cardamom and Cumin Curry, Samosas with Lamb and Beef, or the vegetarian Marinated and Grilled Kale. Pair your second course with Domain Les Cantates Jacquere 2013 or Quivira Dry Creek Zinfandel 2011. For your main dish, choose between Beef Short Ribs, Grilled Lamb Popsicles, Grilled Winter Squash and Eggplant, or Saag Paneer with Punjabi Daal. The wine options pair perfectly with the robust spices in the protein and vegetables. Choose from La Caña Albarina 2013 or Balboa Esetate Syrah 2011. Complete your flavor-filled courses with dessert, either the Gulab Jamun or Indian Custard, both perfect for sharing.
Meeru’s four-course menu is $50 and optional wine flight is $30 (three glass pairing). Visit shanikrestaurant.com/reservations or call 206.486.6884 to make reservations. Shanik is located in South Lake Union at 500 Terry Avenue North, Seattle.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Italian-coastal cuisine and enjoy a four-course meal from James Beard award-winning Chef Maria Hines at her Sicilian trattoria, Agrodolce, in Fremont.
For your starter enjoy a choice of Oysters on the Half Shell, Pork Rillette, or Burrata Pugliese. For your next course, indulge in the Semolina Mafalde, Red Wheat Spaghetti, or the Ricotta Cavatelli. Your third course options include Poached Spot Prawn, Grilled Top Sirloin, or the Seared King Oyster Mushroom. For dessert choose the Theo Chocolate Budino, the Pear and Marino Olive Oil Gelato, or Cheese Plate with vanilla poached figs, marcona almonds and crostini.
The Valentine’s Day four-course menu is $65 per person with an optional $45 wine pairing. For reservations visit Agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.
Maria Hines’ Golden Beetle recently received a refreshed look just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The new, Mediterranean-inspired details create the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner for two.
For the first course choose between Celeriac Soup and Moroccan Spiced Roasted Cauliflower. Enjoy the optional wine pairing and sip on Lampo, Borgoluce Brut Prosecco, Italy ’13. Move to the second course of either Rabbit Samosas, Kataffi Wrapped Prawns or Crispy Halloumi. Each dish is uniquely paired with a fine wine from Washington, Spain, and France respectively. For your third course enjoy Beef Cheek Tagine, Fennel Crusted St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna or the Chickpea and Lemon Stew. Top of your meal with dessert: the Kabocha Squah Panna Cotta or a Chocolate Truffle Torte.
Golden Beetle’s four-course menu is $55 per person with an optional wine pairing of $25 per person. Many of Golden Beetle’s dishes contain nuts, gluten and dairy, when making reservations please inform them of any serious allergies. For more information, visit golden-beetle.com or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.
Cozy up in Wallingford’s favorite neighborhood restaurant, Tilth, this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a beautiful prixe fixe menu at the restaurant that earned Maria Hines her James Beard Award.
Highlighting winter ingredients, start the meal with Pacific Oysters, Sunchoke Soup or Rabbit Rillette. Next, choose between Taylor Shellfish Clams, Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad, or Grilled Broken Arrow Ranch Quail. For your main, treat yourself to the vegetarian-friendly Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet, Seared Alaskan Black Cod, or the Juniper Ash Crusted Venison. For a sweet treat to finish your meal enjoy Olive Oil Cake and Beet Textures, Sticky Toffee Pudding, or Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake.
The prix fixe menu is $80 per person with an optional wine pairing of $50 or an optional sommelier pairing of $70. Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at Tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 141 N 45th Street, Seattle.
Cafe Flora keeps your romantic date night healthy and nutritious yet hearty and filling, with a four-course menu of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
First course begins with Breaded Fried Artichoke with lemon-herbed marrow bean pate, romesco sauce, micro greens (vegan and gluten-free). Second course offers Pommelo and Cara Cara Orange Salad with seared fennel, watercress, pomegranate, fresh beets, spiced orange blossom vinaigrette (vegan, gluten-free). For the main enjoy mouth-watering Wild Mushroom Ravioli with truffle scented cauliflower toasted pine nuts, roasted leek sauce, asparagus (vegan and gluten-free options available). Top it off with the special Valentine’s Pavlova with mango curd, passion fruit, whipped cream, raspberry coulis, fresh tropical fruit compote, vanilla bean meringue (gluten-free), or Theo Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake (vegan and gluten-free options available).
Cafe Flora’s deliciously colorful Valentine’s Day menu is available Saturday, February 14, 5-10 p.m. The four-course menu is $65 per person. Reservations are required for parties of all sizes. Call 206.325.9100 or visit cafeflora.com to make reservations. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.
Fonté Café is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend, February 14 and 15. Start your morning with a cup of freshly roasted Fonté coffee and brunch. Indulge in the Chocolate Mousse Parfait with fresh raspberries or the Housemade White Chocolate Strawberry Trifle, both are $7 and only offered Valentine’s Day weekend.
In addition to these delicious goodies, Fonté is sharing the love with customers – everyone that comes in and orders two coffee beverages will receive a complimentary heart-shaped cookie (while they last). Call 206.777.6193 or visit rez.opentable.com/reservation/start/1906 to make reservations. Fonté Café is located at 1321 1st Ave, Seattle.
Blue Ribbon Cooking
Blue Ribbon Cooking is offering a romantic, couple’s cooking class with wine! Spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one while brushing up on your cooking skills and preparing an extravagant five-course meal.
For appetizers enjoy Fresh Puget Sound Oysters and Cambazola Tarts with caramelized Walla Walla onions and spiced apple chutney. For your first course learn how to prepare a Cognac Poached Fig Salad topped with marinated goat cheese and hazelnut lace. Next, whip up a mouth-watering Dungeness Crab Ravioli. Then enjoy a mid-course palate cleanser- Lavender Sorbet with Rose Champagne. For your main entrée, work with your partner to prepare the Flaming Filet Mignon accompanied by Truffled Yukon Gold Potato Puree and Brussels Sprouts. For dessert enjoy crafting decadent Vanilla Bean Poached Pears with Cabernet chocolate sauce and caramel ice cream. While you’re at it, sip on Blue Ribbon Rudesheimer Koffees, brandied coffee with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Blue Ribbon’s Valentine’s Day class 6:30 p.m., February 14. Visit cookingschoolsofamerica.com/blueribbon/index.php?page=classes#409 to register. Class is $155 per person; must register for 2 guests. Call 206.328.2442 or visit blueribboncooking.com for more information. Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Avenue E., Seattle, 98102.