FAIRFIELD COUNTY. Conn. -- Have you made your Valentine's Day dinner plans yet? There's still time, as a host of venues are offering specials for the entire weekend, starting, in some cases, on Friday, Feb. 12. A sampling is listed below though feel free to write in with some of your favorite hot spots.
Basso: A special prix fixe menu is being offered Sunday, Feb. 14 starting at 5 p.m. featuring Salmon and Caviar Cornets, Gnocchi al Tartufo, Beef Wellington, and a Chocolate Mousse Caramel Croccante for $160 per couple, not including tax, service or wines. Make a Date: 124 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, 203-354-6566, www.bassobistrocafe.com/.
Bistro V: There are specials galore on the menu at Bistro V throughout the weekend including a lovely Valentine's dessert of champagne and raspberry Bavarois Crunchy Almond nougatine, Valrhona chocolate coulis and raspberry sorbet. On Sunday, Feb. 14 each dinner reservation guest will receive an original piece of artwork (8 x 10) by Dolka Morico, whose paintings hang in the eatery. Make a Date: 339 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-661-6634, www.versaillesgreenwich.com/.
J. House: A three-course $75 per person Valentine’s meal will be offered Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 along with a complimentary Prosecco toast. On Sunday, enjoy a "Lovebirds Brunch" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and say cheers to bottomless Bloodies and Bellinis, plus free pancakes for kids under 10. The two course menu is$40 per person. Make a Date: 1114 E. Putnam Ave., Riverside, 203-698-6980, www.jhousegreenwich.com/.
Noir Stamford: Toast your Valentine with a complimentary glass of champagne at Noir on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14. The prix fixe menu is $90 per person. Make a Date: 225 Summer St., Stamford, 203-323-2711, www.noirstamford.com/.
Grow: Reservations are filling fast for Valentine's special dinner at Grow. The menu is posted on the restaurant's Facebook page and is being offered from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14. The fact that this eatery is owned by a husband and wife duo make it that much sweeter. Make a Date: 434 Howe Ave., Shelton, 203-924-0200, www.growshelton.com/.
Paloma: A $75 per person menu is part of the offerings on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 (add wine pairings for $30 more per person). The regular menu will also be served as will a Sunday brunch with bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas for $20 per person. Make a Date: 15 Harbor Point Road, Stamford, 203-998-7500, www.palomagrill.com/.
Sign of the Whale: On Friday, Feb. 13, the band Screaming Broccoli will perform and on Sunday, brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., also with music and complimentary dessert. Regular dinner service and menu in the evening. Make a Date: 6 Harbor Point Road, Stamford, 203-883-8282, www.signofthewhalect.com/.
Vespa: Choice of appetizer, pasta, entrée, and dessert is $75 per person at Vespa and features items like pan-seared sea scallops, lobster risotto and grilled branzino. Make a Date: 2 Post Rd W, Westport, 203-557-9057, www.vespawestport.com/.
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