Fourteen Valley Restaurants to Take Your Sweetie Pie to on Valentine's Day
|Grilled lobster tail with chicken and beef|
This Mesa bar with tequilas on tap is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner featuring grilled lobster tail with chipotle butter, a chicken and beef fajita platter, salad with pumpkin seed crusted goat cheese, and chocolate-dipped strawberries (extra dessert can be taken home with whipped cream -- wink wink). The holiday dinner is $49.95 for two and is available through the weekend. Call 480-813-TQLA (8752) for reservations.
Take your local-lovin' lover for a gourmet Southwestern dinner in Cave Creek. The regular menu will be available with a few special additions such as mesquite wood-fired tenderloin with Hudson Valley foie gras, grilled jumbo asparagus, and local merlot demi-glace, so this is a good pick for picky eaters. The holiday dessert is chocolate praline truffle cake with caramel confections and berry sabayon sauce. For reservations, call 480-488-0698 (no online reservations please).
Sister restaurant to Tonto Bar & Grill, Cartwright's will have a prix fixe menu on offer for $55 per person. Dinner begins with an appetizer trio of mixed greens salad, grilled vegetables with lemon dill yogurt dressing, and chilled Alaskan king crab leg with Mexican white shrimp. There will be four choices for the entrée, including pan-roasted chicken breast with wild rice pilaf and lemon honey-glazed carrots as well as toasted corn-crusted salmon with pickled jalapeno corn jus, roasted butternut squash, red yam hash, and sautéed baby spinach. Dessert is also the chocolate praline truffle cake. For reservations, call 480-488-8031.
Really wow your honey with a stay at The Hermosa Inn, including $150 in dining credit at LON's, turndown service with rose petals, Banfi Rosa Regale wine and chocolate-covered strawberries upon return from dinner, and $36 in breakfast credit to use in-restaurant or on the patio. Non-guests can enjoy the five-course holiday menu with beef wellington for $75/person (plus tax and gratuity) through Valentine's weekend, with wine pairings for an additional $35. The Last Drop will be serving a special cocktail for the occasion: Moletini, a combination of house-infused chocolate cherry vodka, chipotle vodka, PX sherry, Averna, and Bitters Lab Mas Mole Bitters garnished with orange peel and fresh nutmeg..