This Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef Sunil Kumar of Marigold Maison (4720 E Cactus Rd) will be offering limited time specials to celebrate all weekend long. Dishes include Lobster Mango Masala with fenugreek, tomato, ginger, garlic and spices ($32); Seared Scallops served on a bed of roasted corn and mango chipotle sauce ($15); and Vaishno Tikka with tandoori roasted vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, paneer, onion, peppers and mushrooms served on a sizzling platter ($24). For a sweet finish, couples can order the Gulabi Kulfi, a creamsicle made with rose water, strawberries, raspberries, green cardamom, cashews, milk, saffron and almonds ($9). Reserve a table on OpenTable.com or call 602-795-0020. Walk-ins are welcome.
This Valentine’s Day, ZuZu inside the iconic Hotel Valley Ho is offering twice the chance for romance, with a candle-lit dinner on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Order off the seasonal dinner menu or choose from Valentine’s specials including Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin with crispy blue crab, yukon gold mashed potatoes, local tuscan kale and yuzu hollandaise ($34); a Strawberry Trifle for Two with strawberry compote, vanilla sponge cake, crème anglaise, fresh berries and sweet cream ($12); and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004 Rosé Champagne for only $85. If brunch is more your speed, the Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with live music Sunday by Jim Lugo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, order off the seasonal menu or choose the Valentine’s special, a Southwest Benedict on jalapeño cornbread with spinach, poached eggs and smoked-chile hollandaise ($14). Reservations for inside or the shaded patio are recommended and can be made at 877.671.1770 or HotelValleyHo.com.
Prix-fixe menu with your choice of four courses including Hamachi Crudo, Sunchoke Soup, Braised Short Rib and Scallop, Herbed Filet Mignon, Ahi au Poivre, Chocolate Pot de Creme and more. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 and Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Available on Saturday from 5:00pm until 11:00pm and Sunday from 5:00pm until 10:00pm. $80++ per person. Cocktail pairings are available for an additional $35++ per person. Reservations are required. To book a reservation, visit www.bluehoundkitchen.com or call 602-258-0231.
Join The Market Restaurant for a four course meal with One Complimentary Glass of Sparkling Wine. $85 Per Person without Wine or $120 Per Person with Wine Pairing. You’ll get the like of Lobster bisque, the bread board, Cioppino Deconstructed For Two and so much more. themarketphx.com Reservations 602-579-5327
From its lush and historic-rich grounds to its romantic holiday lineup, few Valley locales will set hearts ablaze this Valentine’s Day quite like The Wigwam.
Sweethearts can spend the night with that special someone by booking the complete Valentine’s Day package for an unforgettable overnight stay plus a romantic dinner for two at Litchfield’s, using booking code “MYLOVE”. Guests can also enjoy specials on signature spa services at The Wigwam’s Red Door Spa plus decadent cocktail and dessert pairings at both Wigwam Bar and Red’s Bar & Grill from Friday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 14.
To save a seat at The Wigwam for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day dining experience matched only by the beauty of the surrounding landscape, reserve a table at Litchfield’s today for either Saturday, Feb. 13 or Sunday, Feb. 14, call (623) 935-3811. ($59/pp.)
On Valentine’s Day, celebrate the occasion with brunch or dinner at Sierra Bonita Grill. From 9 to 3 p.m., Sierra Bonita Grill be serving its regular brunch menu, in addition to some specials created for the holiday. The Green Chile Cheddar Quiche ($14) is mixed with bell peppers and baby spinach and is served with five-spiced roasted potatoes and Oaxacan salsa. The Wood Grilled Shrimp dish ($19) is paired with tri-colored sweet peppers stuffed with sweet corn, black beans and basmati rice, then topped with crab and saffron-lime hollandaise. Sierra Bonita Grill will be offering its regular dinner menu from 3 to 9 p.m., as well as Valentine’s specials. Slow Braised Short Ribs and Wood Grilled Shrimp ($37) are served with red chile cheddar mashed potatoes, and a sauté of broccoli and baby spinach, topped with guajillo au jus. A decadent dish, Butter Poached Lobster ($38) is accompanied by southwest saffron rice, sautéed baby kale, sweet corn and cherry tomatoes, then topped with a lemon-butter sauce. A Valentine’s meal would not be complete without champagne. Pair brunch or dinner with the French 77 ($12), a bubbly cocktail shaken with Arizona Distilling Company’s Commerce Gin, lemon, and St. Germain, then topped with champagne. For more information, call 602-264-0700 or visit www.sierrabonitagrill.com.
Paul Martin’s American Grill
Enjoy a romantic meal at Paul Martin’s American Grill during Valentine’s weekend. In addition to the regular dinner menu, from Thursday, Feb. 11 to Monday, Feb. 15, Paul Martin’s will be serving a variety of decadent appetizers and entrees. To make the meal even more special, Paul Martin’s has hand selected the ideal wine to complement each dish. For those wishing to extend the holiday weekend, on Monday Feb. 15, enjoy a $50 Wine Dinner for Two.
Start dinner with a half-pound of Chilled Alaskan King Crab Legs ($25), served with house cocktail sauce and lemon. Pair the crab legs with Schramsberg Brut Rose ($19/$71). Three special entrees will be offered during Valentine’s weekend. The Herb Crusted All Natural Filet Mignon ($45) comes with mashed potatoes, Bloomsdale spinach, and garlic confit. Try it with the Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon ($16/$60). The Pan Roasted Black Cod ($35) features organic spinach, wild mushrooms, snow peas, and a tomato-saffron broth. A great wine accompaniment is the Tablas Creek, Patelin de Blanc ($14/$48). A full pound of Alaskan King Crab Legs ($48) come with crispy red potatoes, carrots, drawn butter and lemon. Pair the dish with the Raeburn Chardonnay ($16/$50).
On Monday, Feb. 15, all day enjoy a $50 Wine Dinner for Two. The meal comes with an organic green salad and entree for each guest (from select entrees), plus one bottle of wine to share from a menu of 25 different wines. A dozen different entrees are included in the Monday Wine Dinner for Two, including Steak Frites, BBQ Pork Ribs, Chimichurri Chicken, Linguini and Shrimp and Mesquite Grilled Salmon.
Paul Martin’s American Grill is located at 6186 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85253. For more information, call 480-991-9342 or visit www.paulmartinsamericangrill.com.
La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar
The North Location, which is located at 5415 East High Street on High Street. La Bocca will offer a four-course, prix fixe menu starting at just $65 per couple, with optional champagne and wine pairings for an additional cost. The menu, which will be available starting at 4 p.m. on both Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, will feature dishes like Fried Oysters: Served on the half shell with creamy spinach and horseradish hollandaise with bacon, Portobello mushroom ravioli with rich, decadent lobster sauce and Chocolate Mousse tartan with salted caramel crunch. Reservations are limited, and available now by calling (480) 840-1799. For more information, please visit www.laboccanorth.com.
Taggia at FireSky Resort & Spa
A hidden gem in Old Town Scottsdale, Taggia features coastal Italian cuisine with a casual, yet refined ambiance, including a spacious outdoor patio with a roaring fireplace and views overlooking the resort’s Mediterranean-inspired lagoon.
La Festa Degli Innamorati Menu ($65/ person ++, $35/person wine pairing also available). Available Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5:30 to 10:00pm. A slightly reduced a la carte menu will also be available. Choose from Espresso pork belly tartine, seared diver scallops and Glazed chocolate napoleon. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-424-6095 or visiting http://www.taggiascottsdale.com/.