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Valentine's Day Dining

02.10.2016 by: Beth Stockwell Vanderkolk
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Valentine's Day is 4 days away, and if you don't have a reservation yet, you better get moving. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite V-Day events going on around Austin.

Andiamo Ristorante
Andiamo’s Valentine’s Day dinner is $70 per person, or $95 with wine pairing. The first course is homemade meatballs, mixed with herbs and bread crumbs, served over a light tomato sauce, or salmon carpaccio, served with italian parsley and olive oil, or four onion soup. Second course options are tender mixed greens with fresh strawberries, toasted almonds and goat cheese in raspberry vinaigrette, or baby arugula tossed with orange segments,fresh pomegranate, walnuts, and carrots in a light pomegranate vinaigrette. Third course options are lobster tail with orange and mint sauce, garnished with fresh sliced orange, or squid ink risotto sautéed with bay scallops, shrimp and green onion, or veal involtini with prosciutto and green onions in a light white wine sauce, served with spinach, or butternut squash and
saffron ravioli, sautéed with asparagus, walnuts and fresh tomatoes in a white wine sauce. The fourth course is a homemade chocolate doughnut, or white chocolate cheesecake, or Andiamo homemade tiramisu.

Walton's Fancy and Staple
Walton's is your one-stop shop for all things Valentine's! Sweet treats for your sweetheart include heart-shaped cake pops, cookies and whoopie pies, marble fudge, red velvet cakes & cookies, mini cherry pies, tartlets and more. Let Walton's floral department create a beautiful custom arrangement, or grab a dozen roses for your love. Here are some Valentine’s Day options:
1 dozen long stem red roses $85
½ dozen long stem red roses $42.50
1 long stemmed red rose $4
1 dozen long stem red rose bouquet $52.50
(Special colors by request with 2 days notice and $10 fee. Delivery starts at $10 and increases based on location. No Sunday deliveries.)

Photo courtesy of Walton's Fancy and Staple

Vox Table
Vox is offering both a Valentine's Eve (on February 13 for $55) and Valentine's Day prix fixe menu ($75).

Vox interior

Goodall's Kitchen and Bar
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Goodall’s Kitchen. Reservations are now available for the three course, prix fixe dinner featuring beef tartare, pan roasted sea scallops, and a lemon meringue tart. Space is limited. See the full menu and make your reservation here.

Visit Isla on V-Day and order the paella for two special!

Isla interior

Jack Allen’s Kitchen
Jack Allen's will be featuring a special dessert- red velvet cake glazed with chocolate ganache. They'll have normal brunch (10am - 2pm) and dinner (2 - 10pm) hours at all three locations.

Enjoy a complimentary Valentine’s-themed wine tasting in the LENOIR Wine Garden on Thursday, February 11 from 5:30 – 7pm featuring lush and blush winter reds and rose’s with LENOIR Beverage Director Chris Kelly.

Communal table at Lenoir (photo via Lenoir)

The Peached Tortilla
The Peached Tortilla will be doing a prix fixe 4 course menu for $45, offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (1/12,1/13, 1/14). Some of the dish choices on the menu are Brisket Bun with peached sauce, tempura onions, herbs; Korean braised short rib with dashi grits, microgreens; Ginger scallion noodles with egg pancake, cucumbers, shiitakes; Profiterole “ice cream sandwiches" with popcorn ice cream, miso caramel. There will also be vegetarian offerings for each course. 

Whisler’s — East Austin’s go-to bar for expertly crafted cocktails— is throwing a weekend-long party with musical and burlesque performances, specialty valentine cocktails and other indulgences. Whisler’s uninhibited V-Day weekend kicks off Saturday night, Feb. 13, with a midnight burlesque and live music performance in the main bar. Come Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, attention turns to the risqué peepshow in the Mezcalería Tobalá, the intimate upstairs VIP lounge and mezcal bar, with shows every half hour from 8 to 10 p.m., and a final performance in the main bar. Transformed into a lovers’ lounge for the weekend, the Mezcalería Tobalá will also act as a mezcal tasting bar, with a substantial selection of the Mexican spirit. The Drew Davis Band will perform live in the Whisler’s courtyard on Valentine’s Day. Throughout the weekend at the main bar, guests can check out the handcrafted Sweethearts’ Cocktail Menu and snack on mini chocolate bars scattered along the main bar while Whisler’s bartenders hand out roses.  

TAGS : Walton's Fancy and Staple , Lenoir , Andiamo Ristorante , Goodall's Kitchen and Bar , Whisler's , The Peached Tortilla , Isla , Jack Allen's Kitchen - Oak Hill