Valentine’s Day Dinners, Part III

Thalis, sweet-potato gratin…a pizza shaped like a heart. It’s all happening at Seattle restaurants.

By Hilary Meyerson February 7, 2011

Valentine’s Day: Everybody’s doing it.

Still contemplating Valentine’s options? Tick-tock, amigo. Here are some more offerings.

Lovely Marjorie is open on the 14th with a $75 pre-fixe, a wine pairing is an additional $50. Check out the menu on the restaurant’s website.

Lakeside Bistro Feb 14. This French-Vietnamese restaurant is serving a four-course dinner by Chef Michael and a rose for whichever member of the couple likes roses more. Live jazz will be performed by singer Coreena Brown and pianist James Holden. Seatings at 5:30 and 7:45. $80 per couple. Call for reservations.

Poppy Feb 14. Chef Jerry Traunfeld has created a special Valentine’s Day menu of his signature thalis (a bunch of small dishes), it’s $100 per couple. Call for reservations. And do not skip dessert.

Ravish Feb 13–14. Chef Kelly has prepared a four-course menu that includes several choices for entrees, but the pomegranate braised short ribs with gruyere sweet potato gratin and sautéed French carrots looks especially good. Includes a glass of bubbly or a draft IPA. $60/person. Reservations recommended.

Zaw Artisan Pizza Feb 2-28. The new seasonal pizza is the “Anne of Green Apples,” a combination of thinly sliced Washington State Granny Smith apples, strips of brie, roasted garlic and pine nuts. $14. Keep things casual with the classic (heart-shaped!) Marg and Rita pizza with tomatoes. $16.75. Seasonal dessert: bake at home molten chocolate cakes. $7. All are typical Zaw take and bake, so you and your honey can spend Valentine’s Day in the ultimate intimate dining spot: your home. All locations.

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