Love is in the air and in the food at local restaurants
Love is in the air and unique, delicious dishes are on the plate as Washington, D.C. patrons and restaurants celebrate Valentine’s Day soon. There’s a bit of romance to be had in every bite. At Supra, there are special dishes to turn up the charm factor, and the restaurant will also serve the traditional menu. Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel offers a prixe-fixe dinner and a cozy retreat on the patio. Meanwhile, Patsy’s in Tyson’s has a curated selection of recommended dishes and the adjoining Randy’s Steakhouse is showing a film. And Astro Doughnuts readies boxes of mini take-home treats.
Here are some tasty celebrations:
Bourbon Steak plans a prix-fixe menu for $120. Appetizers include Hamachi Crudo with fish pepper vinaigrette, Meyer lemon and benne seed. Entree choices include Day Boat Scallops with cauliflower, tahini, and a caper vinaigrette. For a sweet takeaway, the restaurant will provide guests with “luscious Bourbon-infused Truffles” as a memorable takeaway.
On the patio, cozy Bubbles pods are available for rent during all of February. Guests can choose to chill out in these unique Bubbles in the style of Dom Perignon, Krug and Ruinart Champagne. In addition to the clinking of flutes of champagne, Chef Drew Adams fires up the kitchen and curates delicious meals delicately-paired.
Rental requirements, rental rates and food ordering minimums vary. The best strategy for interested love birds is to call the restaurant for additional information. Know that evening rental rates range from $150 to $250 + food minimums. Call Bourbon Steak at 202.342.0444.
Bourbon Steak, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20007
Patsy’s + Randy’s
Patsy’s American and Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks also beckon couples on Valentine’s Day. At Patsy’s American, specials include the Wood Grilled Filet Mignon with Crispy Tempura Fried Lobster Tail, mustard dipping sauce and au jus. The six-ounce filet version go for $34 and 8-ounce filets cost $38. In the adjacent space, Randy’s Prime Seafood and Steaks diners have the option to be seated in the Tierney Room for a special screening of Casablanca and Roman Holiday.
Patsy’s American, 8051 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va. 22182
Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks, 8051 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va. 22182
Georgian restaurant Supra is presenting a special Valentine’s Day appetizer of raw Oysters Trio with pomegranate & tarragon ($10). Supra will offer entree specials, too. A Suckling Pig with roasted squash ghomi, a traditional Georgian porridge, is one of them, priced at $25. Supra will also feature a Trout with charred tomato, roasted eggplant and purple basil for $27, and a Duck Breast accompanied by blackberry sauce and gold potatoes, priced at $25.
A sweet finish also awaits. A Pomegranate Cheesecake with a cornmeal crumble, blackberries & almonds serves as the featured dessert for $10 along with a glass of Georgian wine. Guests can reserve a table here https://resy.com/cities/dc/supra?date=2020-02-14&seats=2
Supra, 1205 11th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20001
Astro Doughnuts + Astro Beer Hall
For those looking for take-home sweets only, Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken will offer a special Valentine’s Day box of mini doughnuts. The box pairs Astro’s popular crème brûlée doughnut with February’s featured varieties. Customers can pre-order the Valentine’s boxes for pick-up at the D.C. or Falls Church Locations from February 12-16. Otherwise, take your chances at stores, where the doughnut shop chain will stock a limited selection.
At sister Astro Beer Hall in D.C., a strawberry heart-shaped doughnut comes with a boozy finish. The Valentine’s Day doughnut is topped with red nonpareils, dark chocolate drizzle, and a small shot of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, priced at $5.25. Astro Beer Hall will offer the decadent treat (for those 21 and over) from February 12-16.
Astro Valentine’s Day Mini Boxes ($25)
- 2 Crème Brûlée
- 3 Chocolate Covered Strawberry
- 2 Key Lime Pie
- 3 Blood Orange Mimosa
- 2 Tiramisu
Astro Doughnuts, 1308 G Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20005
Astro Doughnuts, 7511 Leesburg Pike #103, Falls Church, Va. 22043
Photo credit: Astro Doughnuts
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