Friday, January 31, 2014

More for V-Day

D'Vine Wine Cafe will do a four-course surf & turf dinner with live lobster, served Feb. 13, 14 and 15. $74.99 per couple, including a glass of bubbly; the menu includes lobster bisque, a New York strip and poached lobster tail and bananas Foster a la Ashley -- in which the "Ashley" refers to chef Ashley Wilkes. (Yes. So if your significant other is a "Gone with the Wind" fanatic, so much the better for the love story.) Other entrees will also be offered. Reservations required: 704-369-5050; 14815 John J. Delaney Drive.

300 East will do a three-course dinner (with choices for each) for $50 per person in place of the regular menu on Feb. 14. Options will range from oyster bisque with brie and lobster martini to grilled heart of ribeye with scallops and braised lamb shank, to chocolate soup and toasted carrot cake. Reservations: or 704-332-6507; 300 East Blvd.

Bean Vegan Cuisine will offer its regular menu as well as a Valentine's one 5-9:30 p.m. Feb. 14. On that special one ($25 per person): deviled jackfruit stuffed mushrooms, salad, baked shells Bolognese with tofu ricotta and housemade "sausage" and chocolate-covered cherry cheesecake. Reservations required: 980-939-1234; 3001 E. Independence Blvd.;

Passion8 offers a four-course dinner 5-10 p.m. Feb. 14 for $140 per couple. Among the courses: scallop with grit cake and prosciutto slaw and duck confit hash; lobster bisque and steak tartare; and entrees of filet of beef, duck breast with gnocchi and day boat fish. Reservations: 803-802-7455; 3415 Highway 51 N, Fort Mill.

BLT Steak’s Valentine’s blackboard menu will include beef tartare, spinach and citrus salad, diver scallops with country ham, a 14-ounce bone-in filet, lobster orzo gratin and more. One appetizer, entree, side and dessert will cost $60. Also offered: a truffle and champagne pairing on both Feb. 14 and 15: $20 gets you five chocolate truffles and two glasses of Mo√ęt Imperial Champagne. Reservations: 704-972-4380; in the Ritz Carlton, 110 N. College St.

Del Frisco's will offer an 8-ounce filet and 8-ounce lobster tail for $79 on Feb. 14 and 15. 704-552-5502; 4725 Piedmont Row Drive.