Friday, February 5, 2010

Updated: Valentines: Even more

Three courses for $35 at The Liberty run all weekend, with choices that range from roasted wild striped bass with smoked tomato grits to grilled Angus skirt steak. 1812 South Blvd.; 704-332-8830.

Mert's Heart and Soul has a special menu 3-9 p.m. Feb. 14 for $45 per couple: choice of appetizer or dessert, plus entree choice of blackened salmon, shrimp scampi or ribeye, plus Champagne. 214 N. College St.; 704-342-4222.

Nolen Kitchen, ilios noche and Big View Diner all will offer a fixed-price four-course Valentine's menu along with their regular menus. 2839 Selwyn Ave., 704-372-1424; 11508 Providence Road, 704-814-9882; 16637 Lancaster Highway, 704-544-0313.

TOMI for Valentine's Day will offer a special: shrimp, sea scallops and lobster tail meat stir-fried with organic noodles in ginger sauce. Creamy corn soup comes with it, for $19 per person. Also, the regular menu will be available. 7741 Colony Road; 704-759-1288.

Village Bistro offers a $29.95 dinner Feb. 12-14, with choices that include rack of lamb and pan-seared duck breast, along with its regular menu. 14815 Ballantyne Village Way; 704-369-5190.

Pierre Bader's four Uptown restaurants have Valentine's plans for Feb. 13-14: Pie Town has buy-one-pizza, get-one-half-off (704-379-7555); Sonoma does its entire dinner menu for three courses for $30 (704-332-1132); Press gives you a choice of small plate and dessert and a half bottle of Ferrari Sparkling wine for $20; and the new Aria has a menu that includes fettuccine carbonara, whole roasted bronzini and chicken parmigiana (704-376-8880).

Maddi's Southern Bistro will serve five courses and a surprise Valentine's Day gift from the Maddi's Gallery for $49 per person from 5-10 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14. It will also offer a Valentine's brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 14. Birkdale Village; 704-987-7762.

Luce's Valentine dinner will be served Feb. 12-14, with dishes such as speck-wrapped scallops in risotto and osso buco. Hearst Plaza uptown; 704-344-9222. Sibling Toscana also offers a special menu then as well, with gnocchi and fillet of sole with orange beurre blanc among the options. Specialty Shops on the Park near SouthPark; 704-367-1808. And Positano will have its regular menu plus specials. Birkdale Village; 704-896-2979.

Lava Bistro has a three-course "Sweetheart Menu" 3-9 p.m. Feb. 14, for $24.95 per person; choices include spinach salad with toasted coconut and vanilla vinaigrette; sesame seared ahi tuna with seaweed Salad and pineapple salsa; and more. 8708 J.W. Clay Blvd.; 704-549-0050.

GADOGADO will serve its regular dinner entrees and three specials from 5-9 p.m. Feb. 14: rack of lamb, lump crabcakes and filet mignon. 157 N. Trade St., Matthews; 704-844-8686.