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Valentine’s Day at Due Lire

Italian Fare Set in an Intimate Atmosphere

Tuesday, February 14
5-10 p.m.

$45 four course menu

Due Lire Vino & Cucina has the perfect atmosphere, ambiance and cuisine that diners’ seek out on Valentine’s Day. This cozy, Lincoln Square contemporary Italian restaurant will offer a special four course, prix fixe menu on Tuesday, February 14. From 5-10 p.m., guests may enjoy Chef Kevin Abshire’s multi-course meal for $45. The Valentine’s Day menu includes an appetizer, pasta, entree and dessert, with such selections as sunchoke and toasted hazelnut puree soup; creamy gorgonzola polenta with wild boar ragu and shaved horseradish; homemade celery root-filled pasta with caramelized wild mushroom and truffle butter; roasted pork loin with roasted potatoes and brussels sprout in a red wine demi; and homemade pear tart with hazelnut gelato and shaved dark chocolate.

Due Lire’s regular dinner menu will also be available in addition to the prix fixe. Proprietor Massimo Di Vuolo is happy to pair each course with wine, upon request. Reservations are recommended, please call the restaurant at 773-275-7878.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

First Course
choice of:

Zuppa di Rape
sunchoke and toasted hazelnut puree soup

Polenta al Cinghiale
creamy gorgonzola polenta with wild boar ragu and shaved horseradish

Second Course
choice of:

Gnocchi di Barbabietole
homemade beet gnocchi with watercress pesto and ricotta salata

Caramelle ai Funghi di Bosco
homemade celery root-filled pasta with caramelized wild mushroom and truffle butter

Third Course
choice of:

Razza con Asparagi e Finocchio
pan roasted skate with grilled asparagus and fennel in a balsamic brown butter

Maialino con Cavoletti e Patate
roasted pork loin with roasted potatoes and brussels sprout in a red wine demi

Fourth Course
choice of:

Crostata di Pere
homemade pear tart with hazelnut gelato and shaved dark chocolate

Croccantino di Pistacchio
caramelized pistachios mousse with a shot of hot espresso

Due Lire Vino & Cucina
4520 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
(773) 275-7878

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Valentine’s Day at The Red Canary

Aphrodisiac Menu for Two

February 10, 11, 13, 14

$90 per couple

The Red Canary, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is a perfectly sexy spot for Valentine’s Day dining. The decadent parlor room features a vaulted ceiling, stunning chandeliers, exposed brick and damask fabrics. Named after legendary female jazz vocalists from the Harlem Jazz Movement, the restaurant and lounge offers “Real. American. Comfort.” fare, along with an impressive selection of classic cocktails, wine and craft beer.

Chef Daniel Tolentino has crafted a special menu for two that incorporates appropriately themed, aphrodisiac-inspired dishes. The menu, offered during dinner service February 10, 11, 13 and 14, is priced at $90 per couple and includes a champagne toast, starter course, shared bite, soup or salad, entree and dessert. The selections are outlined below.

Reservations are encouraged (tip: request one of the red velvet booths). Tax and gratuity is not included in the dinner. The Valentine’s weekend menu for two will be offered Friday 2/10 and Saturday 2/11 from  5-11 p.m. and Monday 2/13 and Tuesday 2/14 from 5-10 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Menu

Shared Starter

Artisan Cheese Platter – assorted cheeses – fruits – compotes – house crackers

Shared Bite

Oysters Canary – broiled oysters – fresh spicy crab mayo

Valentine’s Toast

Champagne – fresh raspberries

Intro (select one)

Asparagus Salad – prosciutto wrapped asparagus – fennel – toasted almonds – shaved asiago – vanilla vinaigrette

Soup – wild mushrooms – white asparagus dumpling consommé

Main (select one)    

Sauteed Grouper – peach arugula salad – plantain puree – fried shallots

Grilled Lamp Chops – roasted fingerling potatoes – cran-cherry coulis

Steak Gnocchi – flat iron steak – housemade gnocchi – roasted tomato and basil sauce

Shared Sweet

Chef’s Chocolate Sampler Platter

The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642

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Valentine’s Day Weekend at Park Grill

Sweetheart Specials, Cocktail Duo and Half-Price Wines

Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14

Capture the heart of your sweetie in the heart of the city this Valentine’s Day. Park Grill in picturesque Millennium Park will celebrate the weekend of love with sweetheart specials, themed cocktails (Sweetheart Martini, Bourbon Bubbly) and half-price select bottles of wine from Friday, February 10 to Tuesday, February 14.

As an added bonus, each day a pair of theater tickets will be raffled off to various performances at The Harris Theater and Chicago Opera Theater. On February 14, one lucky couple will take home a romantic Chicago “getaway package” that includes a one night stay at Hotel Burnham and dinner for two at Park Grill. Also on February 14, all ladies dining at the restaurant will receive complimentary chocolate covered strawberries.

Reservations are recommended, and may be made by calling 312-521-PARK (7275). The dinner hours at Park Grill are Friday and Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday through Tuesday 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sweetheart Specials 

Sweetheart Martini – amarula, ketel one citreon, lychee syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, grenadine, garnished with a chocolate covered strawberry 11
Bourbon Bubbly – makers mark, crème de casis, champagne, raspberry garnish 11

East Coast Oysters – mignonette, ginger 12
Half Lobster – butter poached, parsnip, green beans, blood orange 16 

Grilled Beef Tenderloin – pearls onions, asparagus, chanterelles, foie butter, bordelaise 35
Pan Seared Big Eye Tuna – black rice, shitake mushrooms, baby cabbage, champagne beurre blanc 29
King Crab – house made parpadelle, green beans, chives, ginger, crab broth 27

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Trifle – chocolate chiffon layered with strawberry mousse, topped with champagne gelee 8

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602


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Valentine’s Day Dining at Cantina Laredo

Three Course Menu with Optional Tequila Cocktail Pairings

Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14

$35 per person
$50 with tequila cocktail pairings

Cantina Laredo will offer a special three course meal with optional tequila cocktail pairings this Valentine’s Day weekend. Chef Larry Sinclair’s dinner menu features an array of modern Mexican dishes, such as creamy roasted red pepper soup, mango-jicama salad, crab and poblano enchiladas, pork tenderloin with casacabel pineapple sauce, filet mignon, strawberry bunuelos and chocolate cake. The prix fixe menu, priced at $35 per person (outlined below) will be available February 10-14.

Each dining guest participating in the prix fixe will have the option of adding tequila cocktails that perfectly pair with each course. For an additional $15, three drinks will be presented: Pomegranate Margarita with the starter course; Sunset Margarita with the entree course; and the Heart Warmer with the dessert course. The cocktail descriptions are also listed below.

Reservations are encouraged. Please call Cantina Laredo at 312-955-0014. Tax and gratuity is not included in the Valentine’s Day prix fixe dinner menu. The restaurant and lounge is open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to Midnight.

“Valentine’s Especialidad”


Mango with jicama, seasoned pumpkin seeds, grapes, mint and queso fresco with a honey vinaigrette

Creamy roasted red pepper soup topped with almonds and queso fresco

Corazon Reposado, pomegranate liqueur and fresh lime


Crab and poblano pepper enchiladas topped with chile de arbol cream sauce

Pork tenderloin with casacabel pineapple sauce

8 oz. Certified Angus Beef TM filet mignon topped with pasilla pepper sauce

Corazon Anejo, Patron Citronge, fresh lime and dash of Cholula


Fresh strawberries, whipped cream and vanilla ice cream on cinnamon chips

Cake served with ice cream and chocolate sauce

Corazon Anejo, Bailey’s and coffee

Cantina Laredo
508 North State Street

Chicago, IL 60654



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Valentine’s Day Dining at The Chicago Firehouse

Celebrate with Chef Duque’s Menu for Two

Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14

$100 per couple
$135 per couple with wine pairings

The Chicago Firehouse will welcome diners celebrating Valentine’s Day with a multi-day dining event. From February 10-14, a three course menu for two by Chef Kendal Duque will be offered during dinner service. Duque’s dishes include choice of appetizer (soup, salad, risotto), classic chateaubriand for two, and choice of dessert (chocolate or tres leches cake) for $100 per couple. Wine pairings may be added to the date night dinner for $35 per couple.

Reservations are recommended – please call The Chicago Firehouse. Tax and gratuity is excluded from the menu for two. The restaurant’s dinner hours are Monday through Thursday 4-10 p.m., Friday 4:00-10:30 p.m., Saturday 4:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Sunday 4-9 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Menu for Two

choice of


with boursin cheese and walnut vinaigrette

with shrimp braised in tomato sauce


with grilled asparagus, au gratin potatoes, veal demi and bearnaise sauce

choice of

with raspberry sauce

with strawberries and champagne sauce

The Chicago Firehouse
1401 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

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Valentine’s Day Dining at Elate

Three Course Prix Fixe with Optional Wine Pairings

Tuesday, February 14
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

$55 three course menu
$85 three courses with wine pairings

Elate Restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu this Valentine’s Day. On Tuesday, February 14, Executive Chef Michael Noll will prepare three courses, which include Parnsip Bisque, Gunthrop Farms Duck Breast or Roasted Turbot and Avocado Panna Cotta. The date night dinner is priced at $55 per guest (tax and gratuity excluded), with optional wine pairings available for an additional $30. Reservations may be made by calling 312-202-9900.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu
$55 per person, $85 with wine pairings

Course One
Parsnip Bisque
almond milk / golden raisins / curry

Course Two
choice of

Roasted Gunthrop Farms Duck Breast
confit tortellini / kuri squash / duck jus / pine

Roasted Turbot
clams / sea beans / tarragon / mustard seed

Course Three
Avocado Panna Cotta
rose / white chocolate / kumquat


111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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Valentine’s Day Dining at ZED451

Dinner Includes a Champagne Toast and Amuse from Chef Lavalle

Saturday, February 11
5-11 p.m.

Tuesday, February 14
4:30-9:45 p.m.

This Valentine’s Day, ZED451 offers not only an incredibly impressive dining experience, but a unique one as well. Guests who dine on Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14 will enjoy a pre-dinner event in the gorgeous glass wine room. Couples will receive a flute of champagne, and a special meet and greet with Chef Joe Lallave. Chef will present an asparagus bisque made with truffle corn mustard and Maine lobster. Dinner guests will then explore ZED451’s bountiful harvest tables, followed by the continuous presentation of entrees, served table side. Valentine’s Dinner is $48 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Pastry Chef Kate Milashus’ special Valentine’s Day dessert, Chocolate Caramel Trio, will also be offered on February 11 and 14. The decadent dessert is a mini mousse cake with caramel sauce and caramel peanut ice cream, served with bon bon and milk choclate caramels ($9).

Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling the restaurant at 312-266-6691 or online at ZED451.com.

739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611


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Valentine’s Day Dinner at Quince

Celebrate with Chef Motto’s Four Course Menu

Tuesday, February 14
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

$70 per person

For a romantic and intimate Valentine’s Day dinner, celebrate at Quince, located at The Homestead in the heart of Evanston. Executive Chef Andy Motto has prepared a special, four course dinner menu for Tuesday, February 14 (5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.). Guests will have the choice of a vegetarian option, as outlined below. The fee is $70 per guest, tax and gratuity excluded.

Wine director Scott Quint will be on hand to suggest wine pairings for the prix fixe menu. Quince also offers a variety of specialty cocktails, such as Whiskey Sunrise (rye whiskey, Grand Marnier, blood orange juice, vanilla simple syrup, dash of bitters, blood orange garnish, $11).

Reservations may be made by calling Quince at 847-570-8400.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

Truffle Pot Sticker

heart of palm, sunchoke

chocolate, smoke

Chocolate Angel Cake
chestnut, raspberry

Valentine’s Day Vegetarian Prix Fixe Menu

Truffle Pot Sticker

Stuffed Sunchoke
heart of palm, baby glazed vegetables

Root Vegetable Wellington
carrots, celeriac, parsnips, bitter green salad

Chocolate Angel Cake
chestnut, raspberry

1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

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A Very Special Valentine’s Day at Shiraz on the Water

Choose Your Day to Celebrate – Week Long Prix Fixe Offered 

Thursday, February 9 – Wednesday, February 15
5 – 10 p.m.

$49.95 per person

Wine and dine your Valentine at Shiraz on the Water. From February 9 through February 15, the contemporary American restaurant located on the grounds of the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort, will offer a four course, prix fixe menu for $49.95. Executive Chef Carol Buckantz has created the dinner selections for Valentine’s Day weekend, which include soup, salad, entree and dessert. Each guest will receive a a complimentary glass of champagne to toast to their twosome.

The prix fixe menu is offered from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tax and gratuity is not included. Reservations may be made by calling Shiraz on the Water at 630-671-5013.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

Flute of Champagne

First Course
Seafood Bisque – seafood folded into a rich stock and finished with cream

Second Course
Winter Salad – spinach salad tossed with bleu cheese, roasted butternut squash, granny smith apples, candied pecans and warm, cherry balsamic vinaigrette

Third Course
Your Choice Of:

Seared Duck Breast – dark cherry balsamic port with sweet potato, bacon and corn bread pudding

Tenderloin Medallions with Stuffed Shrimp – twin tenderloin medallions served with a port demi and two stuffed shrimp with crab meat

Seared Scallops Over Butternut Squash Risotto – creamed corn and bacon emulsion

*Vegetarian option available upon request

Fourth Course
Your Choice Of:

Passion Fruit Crème Brulee

Red Velvet Torte

Apple Tart with Vanilla Bean Gelato

Shiraz on the Water
250 W. Schick Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108


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Valentine’s Day at BLT American Brasserie

Three Course Menu for Annual Date Night Dinner

Tuesday, February 14
5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

$55 Prix Fixe Menu

BLT American Brasserie will welcome Valentine’s Day diners for a special date night dinner. Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel and Chef de Cuisine Aksel Theilkuhl have crafted a three course menu that will be offered on Tuesday, February 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dinner offers a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $55. Some of BLT’s special dishes include lobster bisque, roasted beet salad, grilled hangar steak, chili-rubbed salmon, organic chicken, chocolate-coconut marquise with rum ice cream and blood orange tart with wildflower honey.

Reservations are encouraged. The $55 menu does not include tax or gratuity.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu

Choice of Appetizer

Lobster Bisque 
Caviar-Chive Creme Fraiche, Lobster Fritter 

Wild Mushroom
Risotto Mascarpone, Crispy Sage, Tarragon Brown Butter 

Roasted Beet Salad
Goat Cheese, Spiced Walnuts, Cured Duck, Mache

Choice of Entree

Grilled Hanger Steak
Roasted Celery Root, Cippolini, Mini Gruyere Popover 

Chili Rubbed Salmon
Roasted Baby Bok Choy, Ginger Marinated Shiitake, Lemongrass Broth

Organic Chicken
Fennel Sausage, Braised Swiss Chard, Meyer Lemon Jus

Choice of Dessert

Chocolate-Coconut Marquise
Rum Ice Cream 

Blood Orange Tart
Wildflower Honey, Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Passion Fruit Crepe Souffle
BLT American Brasserie
500 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654

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