Cheesetique offers a four-course meal for two for Valentine’s.
Love is in the air – and what better way to show your adoration than with a special restaurant menu for Valentine’s Day? Here are three Alexandria options to share with the one who has your heart.
Cheesetique, 2411 Mount Vernon Ave.
Forget romantic candlelit dinners at a restaurant – Cheesetique is bringing the romance (and menu) home to you instead on this most unusual of Valentine’s Days. Four courses will come your way from the eatery’s special prix-fixe menu, beginning with cheese and charcuterie for two, followed by a stuffed artichoke heart salad and a choice of entrée (coq au vin or ricotta gnocchi). Tie everything up with heart-shaped flourless chocolate cake with passionfruit curd for a sweet end to a great feast. Want to wash it all down with something special? For $49.99 extra, Cheesetique will set you up with a wine trio, complete with pairing notes. $69.99. Preordering required.
Whiskey and Oyster, 301 John Carlyle St.
Add a seafood twist to your Valentine’s festivities with Whiskey and Oyster’s special three-course menu, available for dine-in or curbside pickup. Start things off with a dozen shucked oysters and a pear and goat cheese salad, then move on to a choice of two entrees, choosing from seafood pasta, Maine lobster and oyster pot pie, finishing the dinner with a white chocolate raspberry mousse. $75.
Looking for a special meal that comes straight to your door with no muss and no fuss? Neighborhood Provisions, an extension of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, is taking care of everything with a special Valentine’s Day meal that’s available Friday through Sunday. Start off with a choice of lobster bisque, roasted beet and goat cheese salad or crab cakes, then move along to a selection of pan-roasted salmon, vegetable lasagna or slow-roasted sirloin. Finish on a sweet note with some dark chocolate mousse or cheesecake. $65. Preordering required.
Hope Nelson is the author of “Classic Restaurants of Alexandria” and owns the Kitchen Recessionista blog, located at http://www.kitchenrecessionista.com/. Email her any time at email@example.com.