More options for Valentine's Day Dining, from quirky to luxurious:
Grape Thoughts is holding a nontraditional Valentine's Day Wine Dinner at Schmutzco Lodge in Garfield. I He(ART) Valentine’s Day will include a four-course dinner paired with wine, a talk on emotional love from a CMU MFA grad student, and other intriguing activities. $50 per person, 7-10 p.m., 21 and up only.
At Gypsy Cafe on the South Side, they'll be serving a four-course menu of a shared appetizer, salad, choice of entree and a dessert for $50 a couple in addition to the regular menu. Aphrodisiac ingredients will be featured and wine pairings will be available.On Saturday night, diners will be serenaded by jazz saxophonist Don Aliquo and combo starting at 8 p.m. On Sunday night couples can gaze into their future with the help of tarot card reader Rebecca who will be offering couples' readings at a special rate of $40 for 30 minutes.
At Pizzutti’s in Shadyside, the menu will include romantic specials this weekend and on Monday they'll have a four-course prix fixe for $40 with a special dessert for two.
Shiloh Grill on Mt. Washington will celebrate its first ever Valentine's Day with a special, prix fixe menu Friday through Monday including a champagne toast, appetizer, soup or salad, two special entrees, coffee dessert and a cigarette; $69 per couple, reservations required.
Big Burrito restaurants will offer multi-course menus at various price points all weekend long from Eleven's five course chef's tasting menu ($65) with wine pairings ($25) to Mad Mex's dinner for two for $35. Umi is open Sunday and Monday just for Valentine’s day.
Hyeholde in Moon Township has a five-course tasting menu planned for Saturday and Monday nights with romantic dishes like Kumamoto oysters with cucumber and herb vinaigrette, sour cherry sorbet and lobster Pernod ($58-79 depending on entree).