Valentine's Day is next week, and it's one of the biggest and busiest days of the year for many restaurants and hotels. Use this is an excuse to split a nicer bottle of wine at a romantic restaurant you haven't tried yet. Are you and your date still looking for a special menu or package for a romantic date? Check out some local Naperville offerings:
Hotel Arista is offering a "Love Is In The Air" package for Valentine's Day. It includes overnight accommodations, $50 food and beverage credit, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, and complimentary valet parking. Packages are priced from $279. Visit their website for more information and to make your reservation.
Before shacking up in the hotel with your Valentine, use your food and beverage credit at Hotel Arista's SugarToad and heat up your evening Valentine's Day plans with a "Red" menu, available February 14-16. The three course menu will include options such as house smoked trout with fuji apple and pomegranate cream, Maine lobster bisque with blood orange and hearts of palm; prime beef, roasted quail with red chard and creamy parmesan polenta, red currant cake, and a raspberry tart. The menu is $55 and includes a complimentary cocktail. A red wine flight is also available for $20.
2139 City Gate Lane
630-579-4100 (Hotel Arista)
CityGate Grille will be serving its full dinner menu, which is inspired by Mediterranean flavors. However, they have a special question for diners: "What Type of Romantic Are You?" Enter on CityGate Grille's Facebook page for a chance to win a free dinner for two on Valentine's Day. All entries will also receive a coupon for $10 off $30 purchase. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12th. Sounds like a win-win situation! Win or lose, spend a lovely evening with your Valentine sharing a Greek mezze plate (feta with kalamata olives, eggplant relish, roasted artichokes & hummus with toasted pita and flatbread), souvlaki, moussaka, and top off the evening with a slice of Greek yogurt cheesecake.
2020 Calamos Court, Suite 100
Meson Sabika will feature a pre-fixe menu for two from February 14-17. The Spanish menu offers grilled tiger shrimp in a garlic lemon butter sauce and skewers of beef tenderloin with caramelized onions, baked stuffed mushroom caps and baked eggplant with Spanish goat cheese, New York strip steak grilled with asparagus with jamon Serrano served with an herbed white wine sauce and mahi mahi. Desserts include a tri-layered chocolate cake with honey butter cream and chocolate bits, and vanilla mouse in a layered hazelnut sponge cake. The pre-fix meal for two is priced at $37.95, and, should you prefer, the normal dinner menu will also be available. Reservations made before February 12th will be entered into a drawing for a free complimentary dinner.
1025 Aurora Avenue
Catch 35 will be offering Valentine's Day inspired seafood specials from February 14-16. A special pre-fixe menu will also be available, as will Catch 35's full seafood menu. Menu items feature George's Bank sea scallops, Florida red grouper, and Maine lobster.
35 South Washington Street
Café Buonaro's is inviting couples to enjoy a special sweetheart martini on Valentine's Day. The regular menu features delicious Italian cuisine and a broad selection of wines. Reenact the famous spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp with your date, and revel in the comfortable old-Italian ambience of Café Buonaro's.
300 East 5th Avenue, #105