Prix-Fixe picks for Valentine’s Day Dining in Orlando

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We could all use some love, and this Valentine’s Day area chefs have crafted menus that positively radiate romance.  Check out our prix-fixe picks for Valentine’s Day Dining in Orlando; special menus available on Sunday, February 14 only unless otherwise noted.

Knife & Spoon at Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes will feature a four-course menu including bitter sweet duck with cherry puree, black garlic jus, smoked maitake mushrooms and sour cabbage. Amuse bouche, a surprise mid-course and a bottle of Moet Champagne are included. $165/person.

Tender veal scaloppine, morel mushrooms and Maine lobster in a dry-sherry and brandy sauce is one of the entrees at Christini’s Ristorante Italiano, where the four-course menu includes a complimentary champagne cocktail. $125/person plus tax and tip.

On February 13 at the Emeril Lagasse Kitchen House and Culinary Garden, the experts from KCuvée will help you to learn the differences between Prosecco, Cava and Champagne during a special Valentine’s Day edition of Bubbles from Around the World. Sip like a sommelier at this informative class, then stay for a meal prepared by Chef Kevin Fonzo. $200/person for class; $49/person for meal following class. (Check out our review of Kcuvées Intro to Wine class here.)

Chef Vaughn Collins will share some local love with a five-course feast at Loading…Gastrobrunch that includes ingredients from area farms. Enjoy seared tuna with kimchi and smoked-tomato risotto or filet with Peruvian latke and a petite Brussels salad as your main course. $55/person.

Order by February 9 to pickup a four-course, ready-to-heat feast on February 13 from Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine and Events. Chef Jamie McFadden will send you home with cheese fondue and crudité; mixed green salad with blood orange, feta and candied pecans; petite filet mignon with red-wine reduction; sides of roasted broccolini and lobster mac-and-cheese; a box of chocolate-covered strawberries and truffles; and a bottle of Champagne. $145/couple.

Lamb chops with sumac, cracked pepper and chimichurri sauce anchor the five-course menu with wine pairings at Vines and Forks by The Wine Barn. $175/couple.

Terralina Crafted Italian will offer a three-course menu that includes house-cured salmon flatbread, braised short rib and goat cheese ravioli with wild mushroom sauce and dulce de leche tiramisu. $90/couple.

The Seafood Boil for Two (pictured above) at Paddlefish includes Maine Lobster, Key West Shrimp, Cedar Key Littleneck Clams, Cornbread, Red Potatoes and Sweet Corn. $89/couple.

Start with lobster bisque or a jumbo-lump crab cake before diving in to the surf-n-turf on the four-course menu at A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek. $65/person includes complimentary self-parking.

At Vinia Wine Bar, the four-course menu includes a welcome drink and choice of braised beef short rib or herbed poached salmon as a main. $75/person.

The three-course feast at Taverna Opa is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday and includes two 5-ounce filets mignon and a 7-ounce lobster tail plus live belly dancing. $85/couple.

Menu specials for two at The Venetian Chop House are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday and include a chilled seafood platter ($48), slow-roasted Chateaubriand ($85) and Chocolate Ecstasy ($19) – a decadent presentation of mini chocolate soufflé, flourless chocolate cake and assorted chocolate truffles.

The three-course menu at Sear + Sea at the JW Marriott Bonnett Creek also comes with a “bubbles and caviar” amuse bouche and a chocolatey S & S’espresso cocktail made with Nocello liqueur.

Join Dexter’s New Standard for a “Red and White” themed three-course meal that includes a half-dozen oysters (raw or chargrilled) to share between first and second courses. $50/person.

Enjoy three courses at The Ravenous Pig — wedge salad, surf-n-turf and a chocolate bombe — on Saturday or Sunday along with a screening of Ghost in the outdoor beer garden. $65/person.

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