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Isn’t it romantic? Dining out on Valentine’s Day

Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:59 pm

By Peter Covino
A&E Editor
How do I love thee?
You can say it with flowers and a box of chocolate this Valentine’s Day or  really make an evening out of it with a memorable dinner in Central Florida.
Here are some of the special day dining events happening in the area on Feb. 14.
Canvas Restaurant & Market
13615 Sachs Ave., Orlando; 407-313-7800
In addition to their regular a la carte menu, Canvas will be offering a few Valentine’s Day specials.
Menu Highlights:
• Prime Beef Tenderloin; 10 oz. bone-in, mole, sweet corn purée, charred shishito peppers ($50)
• Lobster Tail; Butter poached, artichoke hearts, housemade pappardelle, tarragon-citrus beurre blanc, and shaved black truffles ($45)
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
6967 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando
407-955-4340
Menu Highlights: 
Gulf oysters on the half shell (6) with Tobikko caviar, watermelon, yuzu ($15)
• Roasted beef tenderloin for 2 or 4 to share; Shiitake mushroom “bacon”, double butter mashed potato, Josper charred broccolini, beet crisps, red wine reduction
For two guests, ($38 for 8 oz.)
For four guests, ($75 for 16 oz.)
• Red Velvet Cheesecake; Champagne marinated strawberries ($4.50)
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
7972 Via Dellagio Way
Orlando; 407-370-3359
Open Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a la carte specials or Four-Course Prix Fixe for $70. Plus, join a special “Sushi Making 101” class on Saturday, February 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and create lasting, fun memories with your loved one. Tickets to sushi class are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sushi-class-101-behind-the-knife-a-dragonfly-experience-tickets-20489437459.
Available a la carte or Four Course Prix-Fixe for $70:
• Tsukiji Market Moriawase $29, chefs omakase
• Gomadare Cha Soba $22, Japanese sea bream, ginger, wasabi, scallion, dashi
• Barentain Makisushi, $17, chef’s special Valentine day sushi roll
• Strawberry Shortcake, $7, ume jam, tamari ganache
K Restaurant & Wine Bar
1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando
407-872-2332
Recently purchased by Chad Phelps back in July of last year, K Restaurant has a new “refreshed K.”  This Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will be offering a special menu for $100 for two people, in addition to their regular a la carte menu.
Menu Highlights:
• Oysters; mignonette, Foie Gras custard, madeira glazed wild mushrooms, grilled bread
• Lobster; Israeli couscous, English peas and tendrils, beurre rouge
• Filet; potato and mushroom gratin, creamed greens, veal demi-glace
• White Russian Chocolate Cake
• Lemon Meringue Cheesecake
Paradiso 37
Disney Springs
1590 E Bueno Vista Dr., Orlando
407-934-3700
For Valentine’s Day, Paradiso 37 will be celebrating by serving guests a Valentine’s Day inspired prix-fixe menu at $39 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Menu highlights:
• Lobster Bisque with Sherry
• Ginger Honey Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon; Roasted Vegetables, Cilantro Rice, and Grilled Lemon
• Molten Lava Chocolate Cake; Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Fresh Berries
Pizza Bruno
3990 Curry Ford Road
Orlando
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
You got a pizza my heart.
Get cheesy with Bruno Zacchini as you join us under the stars for a romantic Valentine’s Day experience. Pizza Bruno will host a couple’s pizza making class which will include hands-on instruction, small bites, DIY pizza, dessert and wine. This unique date night experience is $80 per person, plus gratuity. Let’s get saucy.
Space is limited. Go to https://pizzamyheart.brownpapertickets.com.
The Polite Pig
Disney Springs
1536 Buena Vista Drive
Orlando
• Have a smokin’ Valentine’s Day at The Polite Pig in Disney Springs with a la carte menu selections including signature dishes like the Smoked Chicken Wings with pickled carrots; House-Smoked Brisket with coffee rub; The Southern Pig Sandwich with pulled pork, fennel-apple slaw, tangy mustard bbq and Duke’s mayo; and Crispy Brussels Sprouts with whisky-caramel.
Visit www.politepig.com for more information
The Ravenous Pig
565 West Fairbanks Ave
Winter Park,
407-628-2333
Menu Highlights:
Beginning Monday, February 12 through Thursday, February 15, The Ravenous Pig will offer a full a la carte menu, in addition to the below specials.
Three Course Seasonal Prix-Fixe Menu – $40 per person, with a portion of proceeds benefitting No Kid Hungry.
Chef Curated Specials for Two:
• Bison Tomahawk Rib Eye Steak
• Whole Fish Dinner
• Sweet Soufflé Dessert
For more information or reservations, visit theravenouspig.com or call 407-628-2333
The Rusty Spoon
55 West Church Street
Orlando
407-401-8811
Menu Highlights:
For Valentine’s Day, The Rusty Spoon will offer a full a la carte menu, in addition to chef curated seasonal specials. For reservations, visit therustyspoon.com or call the restaurant at 407-401-8811.
Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge
8000 Via Dellagio Way
Orlando
407-872-2640
For Valentine’s Day, Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge will be taking reservations Friday, Feb. 9 through Wednesday, Feb. 14th. They will be celebrating by serving guests a Valentine’s Day inspired prix-fixe menu at $68 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The regular a la carte menu will also be available to guests.
Menu highlights:
• Appetizer Special: Heart Vol Au Vent of Bay Scallops & Rock Shrimp; Cultivated Mushrooms, & Early Spring Crop Asparagus, Champagne-Porcini-Vermont Butter Emulsion
• Valentines Plat du Jour: “Marriage of the Land & Sea” Grilled 6 oz. Angus Beef Tenderloin & Herb-Roasted Wild Gulf Shrimp; Celery Root & Potato Puree, Haricot Vert, Young Carrots, Rich Red Wine Truffle Reduction & Sauce Béarnaise 
• Valentines Dessert Trio: For Couples to Share 
You can make it dinner and a movie at the Enzian Theater with a special 75th anniversary showing of Casablanca. The evening includes a live band and a buffet complete with carving station and fresh squeezed juices. The dinner buffet starts at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $135 per couple; $185 per VIP couple. VIP includes a reserved table, commemorative gift bag and a bottle of champagne. This is expected to sell out before Valentine’s Day. Go to http://enzian.org/film/casablanca/?mc_cid=e140c477b6&mc_eid=2391832f86 for tickets.
It’s not dinner, but Alex and Ani at Disney Springs will have a day of celebration and ove inspired by the brand’s Parisian Valentine’s Day Collection, this Friday (Feb. 9). The event includes lipology readings (you will find out what your lip shape means); a selfie station with Parisian accessories; a social media contest and Valentine’s Day themed treats. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m.

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