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Valentine's Day - Chapel Hill/Durham

I'm wondering if people know some restaurants in Chapel Hill or Durham (and the surrounding area) that have special Valentine's Day menus. Price matters a little, so Fearrington House would be a little too expensive. Thanks.

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    1. I would contact Bonne Soiree in Chapel Hill. My gf and I ate here on Dec. 30, and it was hands-down the best meal of my life. We had an 8-course tasting with wine pairings, and each course was different for the two of us, allowing us each to try a broader spectrum of dishes. Tina, who runs the front, is very enthusiastic about wine and an excellent host, and Chip, the Exec. Chef, is fantastic in preparation and flavors! I can't reccommend this place enough, and I'm sure if you contacted them, they would be more than happy to arrange a special menu or tasting for Valentine's Day!

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      1. re: lhollers

        If price is an issue, Bonne Soiree might not be the best option. Although it is definitely worth the cost, my meal there ranks as one of the best I have ever had.

      2. Another one to try is Nana's in Durham - the gf and I had our New Year's Eve dinner here and were quite impressed...the fallow veal was incredible, and the sea bass was the best I have had...

        Could be expensive, though...check it out

        1. Try Elaine's on Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. Good food, romantic setting, and not as pricey as BS or FH.

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          1. Talullas, an upscale Turkish place on West Franklin in CH, has a special V-day menu. And their lounge-y, opium den vibe is kind of romantic, especially if you sit in the little room in the back with the throw pillows and the curtain. Provence in Carrboro is a quiet, romantic little family-run place that specializes in the seafood of the South of France - don't know if they have a special Valentine's menu though.

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            1. re: emandm

              Has anyone eaten at Talullas lately? I used to love that place, and was just talking to my husband about going back, and giving it another chance. The last couple of times we went (over a year ago) it was pretty bad. They changed owners maybe 3 years ago.

              1. re: LulusMom

                The last time I ate there was about a year ago, and I didn't notice much difference from previous times I'd eaten there. I always get the manti - little meat dumplings in yogurt sauce - and the shrimp with rosewater and almonds (when they have it).

            2. I'm going to Papas Grille on Hillandale Rd. Really nice, upscale Greek place. Kind of expensive but worth it IMO.

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              1. re: fallingup

                I LOOOVE Papas Grille on Hillandale. Please, tell us how your visit is.