Thursday, February 13, 2014

MORE updates: Restaurants' current V-Day plans; updating through the day

Terrace Cafe SouthPark and Ballantyne are open for lunch and Valentine's dinner both Feb. 14 and 15.

"Food Truck Friday" in South End is cancelled.

North Harbor Club in Davidson is open for Valentine's.

Harper's at SouthPark will be open for dinner Feb. 13 with a "very" limited menu and service in the bar area only, but plans call for all Harper's Restaurant Group places to be open for Valentine's Day, perhaps with a delayed lunch start, depending on the roads. Plans are to run Valentine specials through Sunday now, instead of the original Friday and Saturday.

Luce, Malabar, Toscana and Mezzanotte are all slated to be open for Valentine's and Saturday, too, while The first three, normally closed on Sundays, will open for Sunday dinner at 5, offering their Valentine's menus.

Lulu is closed Feb. 13, but plans to open on Valentine's for dinner; they'll contact those with reservations if anything changes.

The Cowfish and sibling eeZ both plan to be open for Valentine's.

Plans for BLT Steak at The Ritz-Carlton aren't changing: It'll be open through the week, including Feb. 13 and 14.

Speaking of hotel restaurants (almost always safe bets to be open), The Asbury in the Dunhill and Gallery at the Ballantyne Hotel both plan to be open for Valentine's.

Nan and Byron's and 5Church will be open for dinner at 5 p.m. Feb. 13. Nan and Byron's Valentine's dinner will use the a la carte menu and begin at 5; 5Church offers a four-course dinner for $50 Friday-Sunday, and will also offer its a la carte menu.

Wolfgang Puck Pizza | Bar is open for dinner Feb. 13 starting at 4 p.m., and plans to be open for Valentine's (with a special dessert duo offered) for its regular hours, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Valentine's Day dinner at the VanLandingham Estate is still scheduled, but staff are calling guests to see about moving it to Saturday night.

Siblings Barrington's, Good Food on Montford and Stagioni plan to keep all Valentine's Day reservations the same, their folks say, having already done some rescheduling with diners -- they'll call customers with any updates. Deliveries were ordered early, so they're expecting business as usual on Friday. (All three are "playing tonight (Feb. 13) by ear.")

Vintner Wine Market ‏is delaying its 2013 FoothillsBeer Sexual Chocolate tapping (its annual Valentine's Day event).

Lumiere, the new modern French place in Myers Park that was scheduled to open Feb. 14, will not be opening then, said partner Matthew Pera. Many of its specialty purveyors can't deliver today and were not sure about Friday, and some of the more intricate dishes require prep a day in advance, which is not happening. "It's a big disappointment, as we've worked so long and hard to get open, and the community has been so supportive and patient," he said. "We'll just redouble our efforts and hope the weather allows us to get open on Saturday." Plans right now call for sibling The Liberty to be open.

Amelie's in NoDa says: "We're open as always here in NoDa," but uptown and Rock Hill locations are closed today. No issues are expected for Valentine orders, though.