Orlando - Valentine's day suggestions
- cherylp3 Jan 20, 2008 02:59 PM
Looking for suggestions for valentine's day.
Food preferences: I don't eat Pork, shellfish and am lactose intolerant)
Last year we went to Luma and it was great, looking for other suggestions.
Area: Between downtown and Sanford is preferred.
Just posted that Midnight Blue is hosting a V'day dinner with couples pricing. Don't know if it's a fixed menu...no info online but they should know the details if you call.
900 E. Washington St. • Orlando, FL 32801 • 407.999.9012
If you like Luma you'll like Midnight Blue, which is similar in cuisine style but a bit funkier and more casual in atmosphere.
Also think about:
Rocco's Italian Grille
400 N. Orlando Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
(Dressy and make reservations ASAP)
Manuel's on the 28th
390 N Orange Ave # 28
Orlando, FL 32801
If you are looking for a consistent winner of "Most Romantic" in Orlando, you'll have to shoot for the attractions.
I highly discourage going to Manuel's on the 28th. My husband and I had dinner there right before New Year's and the food was average, at best. It does occupy a beautiful space and the atmosphere is very romantic...but the food was not worth the money at all. We had pistachio crusted scallops as a starter that were flavorless...the lobster bisque was fishy (we used to love their bisque!)...and both of our ahi-tuna entree's, which the server RAVED about, came out well-done & dry.
I complained to our server who gave me a bit of an attitude and then the manager came over. He said he agreed that my tuna was overcooked, tried to give me a free dessert (which I did not want) and then only refunded HALF of my entree. It is clear this restaurant is no longer at it's peak and is seriously lacking in quality. We have dined there many times since we moved to Orlando 8 years ago and always left extremely satisfied...but no more. My husband said he never wants to go back ever again.
I suggest finding something other than Manuel's for your valentines day or any other special occassion.
Just got a notice of the following V'day menu from Harmoni Market...I'll post additional menus info from various places, if I receive any.
Harmoni Market invites you to join us this
Valentine's Day, February 14
to indulge in our delicious Valentine's Day menu
$50 / person
$85 / person includes wine pairings
Fresh Apple, Walnut, Fennel Salad
Prosecco La Marca - Italy
Organic Carrot and Ginger Puree
Pomegranate Crème Fraiche
Avocado, Hearts of Palm, Fresh Grapefruit, Organic Bibb
El Majuelo Sherry Vinaigrette
Two Princes – Riesling
Surf and Turf
60z Nueske’s Bacon and Roquefort Stuffed Filet and George’s Bank Scallop
Saffron and Chardonnay Braised Artichoke Heart, Roasted Tomato and Bonati Parmesan Risotto
Trefethen – Double T
Wild Salmon Roulade
Wild Mushroom Duxelle, Arugula, Roasted Tomato, Fresh Sage Crème
Orzo, Winter Greens, Truffle Shavings
Ramsay – Pinot Noir
Tanglewood Farms Preserved Lemon Chicken
Corn Pepper Polenta, Wilted Spinach, Fresh Lemon Juice
Frei Brothers - Chardonnay
Assorted Mini Indulgences
Tobin James Late Harvest Zinfandel “Liquid Love”
Executive Chef Everett Kornbrek
Regular Menu Available
For Reservations 407.206.0033
2305 Edgewater Drive, Suite H
Orlando, FL 32801
K RESTAURANT WINE BAR
VALENTINE'S DAY MENU
Thursday, February 14th, 2008
SMOOTH JAZZ BY THE GARLAND ROSS TRIO
OPEN SEATING FROM 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Cured salmon with green lentils, quail eggs, sweet mustard
House-made duck pastrami, rutabaga sauerkraut, rye crackers
Roasted beets, goat cheese crouton, candied walnuts, watercress
Curly endive, blood orange, tangerine, citrus vinaigrette
Hickory smoked filet, wild mushrooms, house-made bacon, boulangeres potatoes
Striped black bass, spinach spaetzle, tomato and eggplant sauce
Trio of Truffles
Berry heart chocolate sundae, layers of chocolate mousse, Chambord, and berry ice cream
Eighty dollars per person excluding beverage, tax and gratuity
(With wine pairing additional $30)
Please call for reservations at 407-872-2332
K Restaurant Wine Bar
2401 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
You may want to consider Enzo's Lakeside in Casselberry. Its a fantastic Italian place. They have a giant table of antipasti so you can pick and choose within your dietary restraints. Every meal I've had there has been fantastic. The service is very gracious, with the owners (sadly not Enzo anymore, but his family) taking a strong interest in making sure your experience is top notch.
They have lots of "classic" italian dishes, but it seems like I always end up getting fish. The setting is very pretty, overlooking a lake, lots of big oak trees with moss.
If you're out near Sanford, this would also save you a lot of driving.
I'd be headed for The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park! Check the threads on that exciting new(er) restaurant!
I received the menu from Midnight Blue for their couples dinner on Valentine's.
Valentines 2008 Menu
Fennel & arugula salad with lemon and olive oil
Fried green tomato with smoked tomato vinaigrette
Pomegranate glazed crispy duck breast
citrus jasmine rice, grilled baby bok choy
Espresso rubbed Harris Ranch flat iron steak
sautéed wild mushrooms with asparagus, chipotle dusted sweet potato, cocoa bordelaise
Crab and goat cheese crusted mahi mahi
sautéed spinach, roasted parsnips and carrots, lemon beurre blanc
Chocolate trio for 2:
chocolate mouse • chocolate ancho chili truffle • chocolate cupcake
$75 per couple
For reservation, call 407.999.9012
Seems a tad pricey but who knows?
Served 2/14/2008 and 2/15/2008
$150 PER COUPLE
CHOICE OF APPETIZERS
Smoked Tuna Carpaccio
Served with an Asian Fennel Slaw and Crispy Capers
Pulled Duck Confit Napoleon
With a Wild Mushroom Ragout and Topped with a Berry Reduction
SOUP OR SALAD
Cupid Red Beet and Yukon Gold Potato Soup
Baby Arugula and Bartlett Pear Salad
With Candied Pecans and a Maytag Blue Vinaigrette
CHOICE OF ENTREES
Morel Mushroom Dusted Beef Tenderloin
Served with a Root Vegetable Gratin and Haricots Verts
Sole Roulade stuffed with a Lobster Mousse
Served with Parisian Vegetables and Topped with a Normandy Nage
Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb
Served with Vichy Carrots, Truffle Mash and Haricots Verts
CHOICE OF DESSERTS
Apple Angel Cake
1831 W. State Rd. 434
Longwood, FL 32750