Top Tastes For Valentines Day!

Valentines Day is on it’s way and for those thinking about taking your valentine out for a romantic evening, you must try one of these tasting menu’s. New York may make the list for top chefs, cuisines, and restaurants, but not to far across the water is Jersey City, which is quickly becoming a culinary destination you have to taste.

chicken picatta (1)This year treat your someone special to a creative and lively tasting menu. Whether it’s the start of a relationship or something thats already blossomed into months or years, tasting menu’s and prix fixe menu’s are a great way for you to try the best dishes, for a set price, and enjoy a lovely stress free evening. Look into each others eyes, talk about the unique and delicious combinations, and have a very Happy Valentines Day at Kingsley NYC or Villa Borghese III, Jersey City.

Let’s talk about VB3 (across the river, in NJ). This Restaurant, Sports Bar, and Lounge is a fun and stylish place to take your V-Day date where Chef Michael Colletti is offering a 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner for $49/pp.

Chef began his culinary journey at a young age growing up watching his grandparents and father, who migrated from Sicily, preparing the family recipes with home grown ingredients such as figs, cardoons and persimmons. The three course dinner offered this Valentines Day will have his flare, authentic Italian taste, and just the right amount of upscale fusion you need to make this night sweet and romantic.

Asparagus_Soup (1)-minThe Menu (Choice of): 1st Course- Spinach and Asparagus Soup with cream, potato, onions, and garlic OR Mixed Green Salad with goat cheese, apples, candied walnuts, and maple vinaigrette.

2nd Course- NY Strip grilled with wild mushrooms, cipollini onions, and truffled potato puree OR Irish Salmon pan fried with brussels sprouts, shitake mushrooms, and cipollini onions OR Chicken Piccata roasted with fingerling potatoes, capers, garlic, lemon, and parsley. 

3rd Course- The sweetest way to end the night is with the White and Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Covered Strawberry Gelato! 

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food_548New York City: Kingsley. This newly opened East Village restaurant is focused on seasonal, local, market driven, contemporary French-American Cuisine. The food here is fabulous! I have had a tasting menu here before with a winemaker and the dishes were creative, seasonally prepared, and full of texture and finesse. This stylish restaurant is a hot spot for culinary creativity, cocktails, and decor. This Valentines Day delight in the culinary artistry that is Chef Roxanne Spruance’s Five Course Tasting Menu $75.00/pp.  

Oyster 

Champagne, Chocolate Bell

Ricotta

Brown Butter, Cocoa Nibs, Greens

Poached Egg

Celeriac, White Truffle, Flowering Shiso

Scallop

Nasturtium, Cocoa Powder

OR

Rose Crusted Wagyu

Rose, Cocoa Butter

Triple Chocolate

Milk, Semi, Dark Viola

 

Please pair responsibly and have a very Happy Valentines Day! 

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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