Sweets for your sweetie: our fourth annual Chocolate and Wine Valentine’s Dinner

Love is a wonderful thing…whether it’s for another person, or for chocolate. If the one you love also loves chocolate — and even more so if you both have a passion for it — you may already know that for the past three years, the Bistro has been celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special wine dinner in which each course incorporates some form of chocolate. If you do know, you’ll want to make plans now to join us for our Fourth Annual Chocolate and Wine Valentine Dinner Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. And if you don’t, well…now you do!

Wouldn’t treating your loved one to a complete dinner full of chocolate delights beat a box of candy any day? If just the idea isn’t intriguing enough, here’s the menu:

First Course
Hazelnut- and Panko-Crusted Middle Eastern Baby Lamb Lollipop Chop
Arugula-Cherry Tomato
White Chocolate Vinaigrette

Second Course
Seared Scallop
Tangerine-Chocolate-Balsamic Drizzle

Third Course
Risotto Cake
Cocoa-Cayenne-Dusted Shrimp

Fourth Course
Sous Vide Duck Breast
Chocolate-Cherry Cordial Sauce

Fifth Course
Chocolate and Banana Ravioli
White Chocolate Shavings
Crème Anglaise

If you haven’t yet joined us for one of our chocolate dinners, you may be thinking “Chocolate in every course? Wouldn’t that be an awful lot of sweetness?” Surprisingly, no. Without the addition of sugar, chocolate and cocoa (both brown and white) act more as flavoring or spices than as sweeteners. Our chocolate-flavored entrees (other than dessert) are more savory than sweet —and they’re a revelation in flavor.

Watch this space for wine pairings to come. You’ll fall in love with them, too!

Cost of this candy crush of an evening is $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity, by prepaid reservation. Don’t think too long about whether to call 216.481.9635 and make one…just go with your heart. Then go, with your heart’s desire.

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