NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Whether you are celebrating Valentine's Day with a significant other, with a friend, or with a special relative, here are some opportunities you might consider:
This popular local restaurant is offering another of its scrumptious four-course prix-fixe dinners on Valentines Day. Among the half-dozen starters are Maine Malpeque oysters on the half shell and yellowtail crudo with ginger, soy, daikon and shiso. Main courses include sauteed brook trout, lobster potato ravioli, and roasted rack of lamb. Desserts and salad are also included. The price is $69 per person. For reservations call 914-669-0121.
North Salems leading French restaurant will feature a special Valentines Day menu on Tuesday the 14th, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The menu starts with smoked salmon canapes, followed by a choice of lobster bisque, terrine of foie gras and more. Entrees include grilled ahi tuna, sauteed medallions of veal and grilled filet mignon. Dessert, coffee and chocolate truffles are also included. The price is $75 per person. For reservations call 914-669-5450.
Just a short drive east will take you to Ridgefields four-star Bernards, specializing in contemporary French cuisine. The Valentines Day menu starts with a smoked salmon Napoleon. Appetizers include potato leek and oyster soup and Nantucket bay scallops. Among the entrees are potato crusted filet of halibut, organic chicken, beef Wellington and the dessert is a special Valentine tasting assortment. Including coffee or tea and petits fours, the price is $75 per person. For reservations call 203-438-8282.
Drive north a few miles and you will find yourself at one of New York States most acclaimed restaurants, where chef-owner George Seitz has been serving classical French cuisine with oriental overtones for over 25 years. Old-timers may remember that Seitzs Arch Restaurant was formerly located at the North Salem site now known as Vox. A special four-course Valentines Day menu will be offered on Tuesday, February 14th, priced at $70 per person. The early seating time is 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., the late seating is 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. For reservations call 845-279-5011.
If you happen to find yourself in New York City on Valentines Day, here is a unique treat. An evening at the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater will start with an hour and a half of open bar, champagne, passed hors doeuvres and live music, followed by a performance in the sky highlighting some of the most stellar romances of all time. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Tickets are $85 per person. The telephone number is 212-769-5100. Tickets are available online.
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