Here are a dozen ideas for both dine-in and take-out if you’re having yourself a Galentine’s Day or celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Fort this year.
B&B Butchers has a special menu for both dine-in and take-out Thursday through Sunday. The $125 per person prix fixe menus include pretty much everything that’s fabulous from the restaurant’s traditional menu, along with your choice of a jumbo crab cocktail, foie gras terrine with brioche toast points, a pan-seared Chilean sea bass or a crab-stuffed lobster tail. Two chocolate-covered strawberries come along with your to-go dinner. Reservations are required if you’re dining in.
Blue Mesa is offering their legendary Sunday brunch (including street tacos, enchiladas, omelets, chicken and waffles along with coffee, juice or soft drinks) for $24 per person. To up the ante, the restaurant is providing a free bottle of champagne with purchase of a couple’s brunch. Reservations are highly recommended. If you prefer taking your meal to go, their Valentine’s Go Pack is available Friday through Sunday. The menu includes corn cakes with BBQ pork, shrimp and crab enchiladas, red chile beef tenderloin and chocolate-dipped strawberries. The meal serves two (with leftovers!) and will run you $100.
Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine is preparing two menus for date night, whether you want to dine in or have an evening at home with amazing food. The curbside menu for two includes three courses for $135, cold-packed with cooking instructions. Add on some bubbly for $26. The $90 per person prix fixe in-restaurant menu is a sampling of all the Bonnell’s favorites and a creative main dish presentation of surf, turf, duck, or a vegetarian beef Wellington with a brie cream sauce.
Central Market Cooking School’s Dinner With Your Valentine features recipes from the Edna Lewis Cookbook, paired with appropriate wines. The late Lewis was an African American chef credited with singlehandedly reviving the elegance of southern cuisine. Her Virginia country cooking recalls family recipes from a farming community settled by freed slaves. You’ll enjoy lobster cocktails, crisp roasted duck and a Grand Marnier soufflé. Reservations are required.
Ellerbe Fine Food’s dine-in Valentine’s menu looks scrumptious. From the amuse-bouche (warm house-made focaccia bread with ricotta and citrus olive oil) to the choice of salmon or pecan wood-grilled steak with creamy mascarpone grits and the two dessert choices (Texas citrus tartlet with gingered Chantilly cream or a mochaccino torte with house-made caramel), all the farm-to-table goodness will be sure to please your Valentine or Galentine. The menu is dine-in only Friday through Sunday, with a limited number of to-go orders. Reservations are required.
Fixture wins the price point for Valentine’s Day dining. Dinner Thursday through Sunday will run you $39 per person and includes your choice of blackened redfish, smoked prime rib or lobster pasta as your main, with salted caramel bread pudding as the sure best bet for dessert. You can add a wine pairing with each of the three courses for an additional $20 per person.
The Kimbell Art Museum is an elegant destination for Galentine’s Day. Enjoy tea service for two all week with fragrant loose-leaf tea and a selection of sweet and savory accompaniments. Tea is served from 2-4 p.m. If you want to catch the Queen Nefertari’s Egypt exhibit, the first 250 visitors to the museum on Valentine’s Day (Sunday, February 14) will receive a complimentary box of truffles prepared by Executive Chef Peter Kriedler. Finally, the Kimbell Museum Shop is a fantastic place to find a unique gift.
Meyer & Sage is stocking their Grab’n‘ Go case with some exceptional goodies like roasted beet hummus, lump crab cakes with remoulade, truffled shells and cheese, mini chocolate Pot de Crème and flavors of Melt Ice Cream. A limited selection of mini grazing boards will also be on sale. The items are available on February 13.
Reata’s to-go option, Dinner for Two, can be picked up at the Fort Worth Library on Sunday, February 14. From surf-and-turf tenderloin and shrimp to chocolate-covered strawberries and bubbly, the meal is sure to impress. You can add on flowers to make it a complete one-stop shopping experience. Reservations for the take-out options are essential. If you’d like to dine in, there’s also an in-restaurant Valentine’s Day menu.
The Taste Project, Fort Worth’s unique non-profit kitchen, offers couples and friends an opportunity to celebrate and help end hunger in Fort Worth with Taste The Love – a $300 dinner for two includes crab cakes, short ribs with polenta and raspberry-sauced cheesecake. The two seatings are by reservation only, and you can bring your own bubbly or wine.
Toro Toro has a splendid selection for dine-in or to-go Valentine’s meal. The $75-per-person, three-course prix fixe menu includes empanadas or tuna and watermelon ceviche as a starter, halibut or a 14-ounce ribeye for the main course, and a chocolate cake for two as dessert. A champagne toast is included, and the restaurant will offer an additional limited choice of menu options as well. Make reservations for the dining room from 4-10 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.
Thirty Eight & Vine is serving up a four-course dinner paired with wine in partnership with Luckybee Kitchen on Thursday, February 11. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $155 per person, plus tip. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 682-703-1887.