Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day Dining in Utah Restaurants

Here's what some Utah restaurants will be serving for Valentine's Day:

Description: The Chocolate Affaire at Gardner Village

Here's a great dinner-and-a-movie deal at Chick-fil-A of Layton:  For Valentine's Day only, you and your sweetie can get two combo meals, a large shake of your choice, a beautiful rose for your sweetheart, candlelight reserved seating (!), tableside service, a small goodie bag and TWO passes to AMC Lowes Layton Hills movie theater, all for only $25.  
Since reservations are limited, contact the store through Facebook or   Dawn at or Brad at

The Chocolate Affaire takes place at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village, Feb. 18, 5-8 p.m.  1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan.  There will be a cascading chocolate fountain for dipping, hot cocoa with a lot of fun mix-ins,and  chocolate desserts, for $15 plus tax at the door , 801.566.0917,
.Log Haven, honored as as one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S., is hosting a weekend extravaganze Feb. 10 through Feb. 14, featuring live music and romantic food.  The dinner and dancing series continues on Feb. 29, with a Sadie Hawkins dance featuring a gourmet buffet and live band with ballroom dance instruction. Visit for more information.

Mimi’s Cafes are capturing the color and sweetness of the season with a new Red Velvet Muffin. Guests can also treat their Valentine with a Red Velvet Muffin Sundae or Red Velvet Cheesecake. 
Mimi’s is featuring a romantic dinner for two for $26.99, Feb. 9 through Feb. 15. The three-course Valentine’s menu includes a select choice of starters, entrees and desserts. 

Cuisine Unlimited Catering and Special Events will cater your Valentine dinner for two. Select from one of Cuisine Unlimited's prepared menus, such as Peppered Beef Tenderloin Filet with Melted Gorgonzola Cheese or Grilled Salmon Filet with Balsamic Drizzle to dine at home.  Visit for more information. 

Grub Steak Restaurant in Park City will be featuring Salmon Wellington with King Crab Stuffing or Filet of Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Brandied Peppercorn Sauce for $39.75 per person.  Each dinner includes a 45-item salad bar. A heart-shaped Chocolate Cake will be served  Grub Steak's tray of homemade desserts. Reservations can be made by visiting or by calling 435-649-8060.
Buona Vita Italian restaurant on lower Main Street in Park City will offer a free special dessert with the purchase of two entrees. Call 435-649-1336 to make a reservation.
The Wasatch Brew Pub will be offering a three-course price fixe menu for $32.95, which includes three courses.  The first course includes French Onion Soup or Roasted Beet, Goat Cheeses and Pickled Egg Salad with an Intermezzo of Shrimp Avocado cocktail.  The second course includes Petite Filet Mignon with Horseradish Potato Gratin and Roasted Baby Carrots or Grilled Hawaiian Ono with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and Baby Spinach.  The dessert of the evening will feature a New York Cheesecake or Molten Chocolate Cake.  Call 435.645.9500 for reservations.
Red Rock, Junction will be featuring several Valentines Day specials of  Shrimp Bisque, Lobster Ravioli with Sauteed Asparagus in a Lemon Tarragon Butter, Black Pepper Crusted Sirloin with a Chocolate and Black Cherry reduction with Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes, Orange Tarragon Chicken with Wilted Greens and Almond Baby Pea Rice and Farfalle in a Champagne Cream Sauce with Asparagus and Parmesan topped with Lump Crab.  For more information call 435-575-0295. 
The New Yorker in Salt Lake City is offering sautéed Alaskan King Salmon Filet steamed Hong Kong Style with Chinese Broccoli, Shiitake Mushrooms Soba Noodles and Dashi Broth. The chef also recommends Seared Sea Scallops and Spinach Goat Cheese Ravioli with Tomato-Caper-Calamata Olive Sauce and Wild Arugula. Steamed Australian Lobster Tails will also be on the Valentine’s Day Menu.

Faustina's executive chef, Billy Sotelo has created a special five-course menu for $50, from Friday, Feb. 10 through Monday, Feb. 13.  On Valentine's evening, Tuesday, Feb. 14, Chef Sotelo will offer only his set menu with expanded multiple options for each course Entrees are a choice of King Crab Stuffed Dover Sole, Tuxedo Scallops, Rosemary Marinated Chicken, or Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin. Reservations are highly suggested and can be made by calling 801-746-4441. Faustina is located at 454 East, 300 South in Salt Lake. /  
Chef Victoria Topham of Pinon Market & Cafe is preparing a special “Valentine's Sweetheart Dinner for Two” this year. Specially packaged and ready to take home, each meal is chef prepared, and comes gift wrapped with complete heating instructions. Cost is $65 for two adults (no single orders) and must be ordered by Monday, February 13 at 10 a.m. Orders can be picked up at Pinon on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14 between 5 and 7 p.m. A credit card number will be taken at time of order, but not charged until day of pickup. Entrees include Herb Crusted Game Hens with Citrus Mint Glaze, Fingerling  Potatoes and Fresh Peas or Wild Mushroom Strudel with Spinach, Almonds and Goat Cheese. It's located at 2095 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City,
Bambara, a Kimpton restaurant,is offering created Valentine’s specials for two, in addition to a new winter dinner menu from Friday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, Feb. 14. Guests are urged to reserve early as the entire weekend sells out quickly. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (801) 363-5454 or visiting Bambara is located at 202 South Main Street.

Bambara, together with the adjacent Hotel Monaco are asking fans to share their favorite romantic story about the restaurant and/or hotel on Twitter for a chance to win a dinner for two at Bambara along with a one-night stay at Hotel Monaco.*  From Feb. 1 until Feb. 14 at midnight, guests can tweet their favorite story to @BambaraSLC, using the hashtag #Bambaralovestories. One winner will be chosen in a random selection by an independent panel of judges and notified via Twitter.

Yuki Arashi recently featured on E! News, is offering two special Valentine's Day items: Oyster Shooters (four per order) for $12 and a Pomegranate Valentine's Day Martini for $10. The regular sushi menu will be available.
Yuki Arashi is located at 586 Main Street in Park City, Utah and offers daily lunch and dinner service from 11:30am-11pm. 
Al Dente Trattoria e Bar Park City's newest Italian eatery, will offer a four-course prix fixe menu for $55. The menu features a choice of soup (Wild Mushroom or Butternut Squash), salad (Al Dente's Classic Caesar, Arugula and Prosciutto or Mozzarella Caprese), entree (Filetto alla Piedmonte, Pollo al Mattone or Sea Bass Livornese) and dessert (Tiramisu or Olive Oil Gelato). The regular menu will also be available. 

Al Dente Trattoria e Bar is located at 136 Heber Avenue in Park City, Utah and offers daily dinner service from 5-10pm. 

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