Every Tuesday Kevin talks all things food with Alex from CT FoodGirly. With Valentine’s Day two weeks away we figured it was a perfect time to help you start making a Valentine’s Day plan. Brunch, dinner, and even a train experience! Alex has some great ideas for how to celebrate with your loved ones this year.
Shell & Bones in New Haven, which is a seafood eatery right on New Haven Harbor with great water views and they will be celebrating the “Five Days of Valentine’s,” offering specials in addition to its regular menu. Now this is from Feb. 10th to 14th. A couple of their specials are wagyu steak, red velvet lava cake and even a new cocktail.
Amarates Sea Cliff, which is located in New Haven, in the Cove. They are having a Valentine’s Day brunch for adults and families. It’s Sunday February 12th, from 11-2pm. There will be a carving station, unlimited mimosas, and a dessert crepe station! This is a great option for families and its something different than dinner at night.
Union League Cafe in New Haven, which is an amazing French restaurant with a 19th-centrury setting who is featuring their three-course prix-fixe menu, which includes a filet mignon dish, veal, ravioli dish as well and you even get a box of chocolate truffles after.
Wharf at Madison Beach Hotel, which is a really elegant spot, again, beautiful ocean views and a seafood-heavy menu. They have prepared a Valentine’s Day menu Feb 10,11,12, and also the 16th to 19th. Which includes dishes with salmon, fillet, ravioli, and lobster on the menu.
Now this is a little different, how about a romantic train ride? On February 11 through February 14, you can ride the vintage trains during the Essex Steam Train Valentines Dinner. This is a 2 and a half-hour dining excursion and the menu includes appetizers, your choice of Filet Mignon, Baked Stuffed Shrimp or Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast and ending with dessert. This is a really nice choice if you don’t want to go out to a restaurant and want a bit of adventure or to really try something new that day.
Lastly, there is The Essex restaurant, which is located in Old Saybrook, this spot is stunning inside. It’s a modern American, local seasonal farm to table, energetic restaurant, who is offering two menus, on the 14th only. A valentines tasting menu and vegetarian tasting menu. The menu sounds amazing, fresh tuna, lobster, octopus, short rib and more! It’s $145 a person. If I wasn’t traveling for valentine’s day, I would definitely make my reservation here for the tasting menu experience.
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