Valentine's Day Options

I’m changing the lineup this week since Valentine’s Day is COMING SOON! Flowers, candy, candles just a couple of the typical gifts given this weekend. But if you’re looking for a table, spa idea, hotel stay I might be able to hook you up with the ideas I’ve got below.
Good luck and remember it’s the little things that count most!

Need a reservation??? Here’s an ongoing list from Opentable to help you find a reservation for the weekend. NO GROUNPONs or COUPONS! Pony up and don’t come across as cheap especially if it’s a new relationship… here’s the link – http://tinyurl.com/6x6oxdn

You don’t need to break the bank but you if you do go coupon make sure its valid and give it to the server on the side.All of the packages and menu’s I’ve got listed as of today I believe stillhave availability but that will change as the weekend gets closer.

Hotel Stay

JW Marriot
This year, celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at the new JW Marriott Chicago with their lavish Romance Spa Package. The historic property, offering elegant ambiance and modern luxury, celebrates its first Valentine’s Day with this indulgent package, available Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14.  Check out the link for the packages available.

Trump Hotel
The Be Mine package includes one night’s accommodation in a Deluxe City King guest room; a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne; matching Champagne flutes to keep as a memento; housemade truffles from Executive Pastry Chef Sarah Kosikowski; an aromatic candle; a red rose; and in-room breakfast for two. Rates from $575/night. Upgrades to a one-bedroom suite are available, with package rates starting from $775/night.

Valentine’s Day Special Ideas and Menu’s

Henri

Henri is ready to celebrate its first Valentine’s Day with a multi-course ode to the romantic holiday. The menu is studded with elegant aphrodisiacs like truffles, foie gras, oysters and vanilla-poached lobster, along with optional menu supplements like caviar.

The cost is $150 per person, plus an additional $50 for wine pairings. Guests can supplement their meal with shaved truffles for $25, torchon of foie gras for $20, or limited-production white sturgeon caviar with traditional accompaniments for $130. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (312) 578-0763.

ZED 451

Enjoy a unique and romantic experience at ZED451 (739 N. Clark St.) this Valentine’s Day weekend from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14. As couples arrive, they will be greeted with a Champagne toast and invited to have their picture taken in ZED451’s romantic, glass-enclosed Wine Room, filled with candles and red roses. 

To top off the romantic evening, ZED451 will offer guests the opportunity to win a dream staycation: a Saturday night stay at the Westin Chicago River North (320 N. Dearborn St.), complimentary dinner for two that evening at ZED451 followed by a delectable ZED451 Sunday brunch. ZED451 will also provide the lucky couple shuttle service to and from the restaurant.

Cost for Valentine’s Day dinner is $44 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), which includes unlimited offerings of the Harvest Table, meat, fish and Market Side dishes. For those who wish to dine solely from the Harvest Table, cost is $25 per person

RIA at the Elysian

Seafood, steak and chocolate fill out the opulent Valentine’s Day dinner menu at RIA. The restaurant’s four-course dinner will be available February 11 through February 14. The cost is $135 per person, plus $75 for optional wine pairings. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling (312) 880-4400.

Romance at Sixteen

The Michelin award-winning Sixteen promises to be a magical dining destination this Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Frank Brunacci will awaken diners’ senses with three-, six-, and eight-course tasting menus that will be offered on various dates from Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14.

Diners who wish to enjoy a three-course tasting experience can make reservations from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13 for $125 per person, exclusive of alcohol, tax and gratuity. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13 and from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14, Chef Brunacci will delight guests with two additional menu options, including a six-course experience for $165 per person ($245 with wine pairings), and an eight-course “luxe romance” menu for $330 per person, which includes wines, guaranteed window seating, an arrangement of red roses and an after-dinner cordial. All menus are priced exclusive of tax and gratuity. Only Chef Brunacci’s six- and eight-course tasting menus will be offered on Monday, February 14; no a la carte items or other menus will be available.

On Sunday, February 13, Sixteen will present a Sweetheart’s Brunch, offering traditional favorites and seasonal specialties featuring a colorful array of soups, salads, charcuterie, raw bar and breakfastitems, as well as bustling action stations and sushi/nigiri. The Sweetheart’s Brunch at Sixteen will be served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is $95 per person and $35 for children eight years and under, exclusive of alcohol, tax and gratuity.
Reservations are highly recommended and may be made by calling (312) 588-8030.

MK Valentines

Michael Kornick and Executive Chef Erick Williams have prepared an irresistible menu that’s impossible not love. mk’s charming staff will suggest wine pairings while diners can sit back and enjoy the inviting atmosphere and fresh Hamachi, butter poached Maine lobster, grilled Kobe beef, firm and buttery Pleasant Ridge cheese and the best chocolate ganache tart that ever existed. Dinner costs $62 per person and $71 with cheese.
For reservations, please call 312.482.9179. For more information visit www.mkchicago.com.

VIE

Vie will get into the Valentine’s spirit with a special degustation menu offered February 13 and 14. The five-course affair starts off with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for all diners, and includes an amuse bouche and intermezzo. Menu details are forthcoming; the cost will be $100 per person, plus $40 for optional wine pairings. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (708) 246-2082.

Mercadito

Five-Course Tasting Menu – Couples and friends alike will enjoy a personally crafted five-course menu from Chef Patricio Sandoval complete with a gourmet selection of guacamoles, botanas or ceviches, tacos, sides and desserts. The menu will be available for $60 per person from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 13 or Monday, February 14.

Romantic Cooking at Double A – For couples seeking an interactive Valentine’s Day, Chef Patricio will lead two cooking demos and dinners at Double A, the intimate lounge located beneath Mercadito, from 5 to 8 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. on Monday, February 14. Chef Patricio will demonstrate how to expertly prepare four Día de San Valentín dishes so guests can turn up the romance by learning to cook for their Valentine. Four expertly paired cocktails will also accompany the dishes. The demo and dinner is $95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling 312.329.9555.

Markethouse

Valentine’s Day tasting menu with wine pairing from 5 to 10 p.m. beginning Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14. Offering farm-to-table freshness celebrating flavors from America’s heartland, Chef Walton’s celebratory tasting menu features the hearty flavors of the season, including a delectable Prime Rib with Braised Cap, Fingerling Potatoes, Black Trumpet Mushrooms and Winter Truffles. Cost for the Valentine’s Day menu is $75 per person or $125 per person with wine pairings, both exclusive of tax and gratuity. Additional limited dinner menu options will also be offered. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 312.224.2200.

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