Sweetheart deals for Valentine's Day, from The Dispatch:
Epicures, 7601 E. Main St. in Reynoldsburg, is putting together a special Valentine's dinner for two on Saturday. The menu includes warm baby brie wrapped in puff pastry and served with port wine syrup, lobster and crayfish bisque with creme fraiche, baked Atlantic salmon with an herbed parmesan crust, beef tenderloin with lump crab, and espresso tiramisu with warm caramel. The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a meet-the-chef cocktail reception. The cost is $130 per couple. Call 614-863-5603 or go to www.Epicures-inc.com for reservations and a complete menu.
The Refectory, 1092 Bethel Rd., has a special Valentine menu Saturday and Sunday. The five-course menu includes Ohio pheasant terrine, duet of roasted bison loin and veal tenderloin, lobster mousseline, roasted goat cheese with shallot and beet vinaigrette, and chocolate lava cake with creme Anglaise and caramel sauce. The cost is $85 per person. Seating begins at 4 p.m. For reservations and a complete menu, call 614- 451-9774 or go to www.therefectoryrestaurant.com.
Luce Enoteca, 3499 Market St. in Powell, has a special Valentine menu Friday through Sunday. The menu includes lobster bisque for $6; antipasto di mare with snow crab claws and New Zealand mussels for $14; and a $27 surf and turf with filet mignon, lobster meat and champagne-basil bearnaise, parsnip potato puree, asparagus and a chocolate port reduction. Call 740-881-4600 or go to www.luce-enoteca.com for reservations and a complete menu.
The North Market is hosting a children's Valentine-theme cooking class at the Dispatch kitchen on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will make individual pizzas, sugar cookies, vegetables and ranch dip, and chocolate-covered strawberries. The cost is $35 per child. Call 614- 463-9664 to reserve a space.
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