Thursday, February 4, 2010

More for V Day (and the romantically challenged)

Pewter Rose does three courses for $45 on Valentine's night, with choices that include roast butternut bisque, steamed mussels with fennel, carne asada, shiitake-leek croquettes, pear and blueberry trifle, flourless chocolate torte and more. You can also order flowers from Sara Roth Designs through the restaurant (call by Feb. 5) for $60. 1820 South Blvd.; 704-332-8149.

Caffe Siena at the uptown Holiday Inn has a Valentine's package for $80 per couple: four course choices include lobster bisque, spinach cannelloni, free-range chicken, lamb tenderloin and more, plus a free glass of Champagne or house wine. 230 N. College St.; 704-335-5400 ext. 458.

For $100 per couple, Mez at the EpiCentre does three courses, with dishes such as charbroiled oysters and oysters on the half shell; grilled honey-glazed quail; Chilean sea bass; surf 'n turf; and more. 210 E. Trade St.; 704-971-2400.

P.J. O’Reilly's calls to "the non-romantic, non-attached and basic anti-Valentine's Day individuals and groups" with its Tears in Your Beer day Feb. 14. Domestic bottle beers go for $2.14, the regular menu will be offered and one patron will win a six-month membership to Corner of Ardrey Kell and Johnston roads; 704-341-2247.

Mimosa Grill offers a four-course dinner for couples Feb. 12-14, in addition to the regular menu; choices include wood-oven-roasted oysters; skate; grilled filet with fresh bacon; and more for $45 per person. The restaurant will also offer a Valentine brunch Feb. 14 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for $30 per couple ($18 per person, $10.95 for kids 10 and younger). 327 S. Tryon St.; 704-343-0700.

Andrew Blair’s has a four-course menu for $65 per couple (including a glass of wine for each) Feb. 12-13, along with the regular lineup. On the fixed-price menu: pimento cheese dip, choice of salad, crabcake or braised short rib, choice of filet or scallops and dessert. 1600 Montford Drive; 704-525-8282.

Passion8 Bistro will have a sweetheart brunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for $25 per person, including a waffle station, pastries, salmon in spiced rum/golden raisin gastrique; Grateful Growers pork medallions and more. From 4-8 p.m., a tapas tasting menu is offered for $35, along with the regular dinner menu. 3415 Highway 51 North in Fort Mill, S.C.; 803-802-7455.

Revolution Pizza does a three-course meal including choice of bottle of wine or pitcher of beer for $40: included are two side salads, a medium shrimp pesto white pizza or spiced lamb red pizza and molten chocolate cake with raspberry coulis for dessert. 3228 N. Davidson St.; 704-333-4440.