Nothing says “I love you” like a Whitman Sampler from Bartell Drugs, in my humble opinion**; but if you’re willing to go the extra mile on Valentine’s Day, there’s plenty of romantic dining right here in Wallingford. Here are a few picks. Please call ahead for reservations:
Tilth (1411 N. 45th Street. Tel: 206.633.0801 )
Tilth has put together a great menu once again with three options under each course for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy such options as Porcini Crème Brulee, Grilled Dakota Beef Top Sirloin with truffle potato purée and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake. The menu is offered only on Valentine’s Day for $85 per person with an optional wine pairing for $50. Excluding tax and gratuity.
Joule (1913 N. 45th St. Tel: 206-632-1913 )
Joule is offering a special 4-course menu for $45 per person. Nothing’s posted yet, but keep checking their Facebook page or website in case they publish a menu online.
Eva Restaurant (2227 N. 56th St. Reservations by phone: 206-633-3538)
Make your reservations now for Valentine’s Day weekend. In addition to their regular dinner menu, they will be serving a prix fixe menu all weekend from chef Amy McCray. Friday ~ Monday, February 11–14 Three courses ~ $45 w/ $5 going to the FamilyWorks food bank. Valentine’s Day Menu (coming soon!)
Bizarro Italian Cafe (1307 N. 46th St. Tel: 206-632-7277)
Bizarro is taking reservations now for Valentine’s Day, but hurry quick! Their 7:00-7:30pm seating is booked solid already, which leaves two more seatings available: 5:00-5:30pm and 9:00-9:30 pm.
Perche’ No Pasta and Vino (1319 N. 49th St. Tel: 206-547-0222)
Special Holiday Opening: February 14th. Perche’ No will be open on Monday, February 14th for Valentine’s Day from 4 – 10pm, featuring classical pianist Spencer Welch. Don’t forget to make your reservations early!
The Art of the Table (1054 N. 39th St. Tel: 206-282-0942)
Laurie and Dustin sent us this menu of mouth-watering delights for both Sunday, 2/13 and Monday, 2/14:
amuse bouche: Oysters & Caviar
first: Scallop Carpaccio, Beet Tartare, Lavender Oil, Preserved Lemon, Micro Pea Vines
second: Sunchoke Bisque, Black Trumpet Mushroooms, Black Truffles
third: Fennel Pollen~Crusted Tuna, Celeriac Remoulade, Nettle Puree, Citrus Salad
fourth: Miso~Glazed Pork Belly, Grilled Shrimp, Bok Choy, Turnip Kimchi, Ginger~Shrimp Sauce
last: Chocolate Mousse, Poached Pear, Candied Hazelnuts, Sable Cookies
$80 menu, $40 wine pairings
*no food substitutions
Ivar’s Salmon House (401 NE Northlake Way. Tel: 206-632-0767)
Ivar’s will offer its regular menu items, plus the following specials: Penn Cover Oysters on the half shell, and fresh Humboldt Gold Oysters. Special entrees are: King Salmon Filet and Venison, Halibut Filet with Pan Seared Scallops, and a Coho filet.
Beyond the Whitman’s Sampler: