Time to start making Valentine's Day plans...

Categories: Holiday Dining

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We've started getting inundated with Valentine's Day menus here at Hot Dish, so we're publishing a few of 'em in case you're looking for ideas on how to wine and dine your sweetie this year. From steaks to slyders--yes, seriously, you could celebrate VD at White Castle!--there's something for any taste and budget.

1. 20.21 Restaurant & Bar
Valentines Tasting Menu for Two offered February 9-13

Amuse Chef's Choice

1st Course
Indonesian Steak Tartar/Sweet Chili Sauce
Baby Beets/Pistachio/Lemon

2nd Course
Tandoori Arctic Char/Bengali Tomato
Pork Potstickers/Black Vinegar Dipping Sauce

Main Course
Roasted Scallops/Pineapple Sambal
Grilled Mongolian Lamb Chops

Chocolate Cream Puff
Coffee Soda Float

$80 per person
Wine Pairing $35
Reservations: 612.253.3410

2. Chin Dian Café
Valentine's Day Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu

Chin Dian Café will offer a special menu and half-price bottles of wine for Valentine's Day 2010, available on both Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 2010.

The three-course prix fixe menu will feature traditional Chinese and Indian cooking techniques in dishes designed by owners Nina Wong and Thomas Gnanapragasam. Cost is $25 per person.

Starter (choose one)
Chiu Chao Oyster Pancake or Vegetable Samosa or Lemongrass Beef Skewers

Entrée (choose two)
Malaysian Grass-Fed Beef Rendang
Five Spiced Shrimp
Free Range Chicken Korma
Zesty Garlic Green Beans
Sesame Tofu

Indian Style Crepe (gluten free) topped with house-made whipped cream,
strawberries and a chocolate drizzle

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 612.676.1818. Chin Dian Café will be open from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM both nights (extended hours). For more information, go to http://chindiancafe.com.

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