Be Mine: Valentine’s Dinners in DC

February 07, 2012 | by —JOSIE FRANSKE | Food & Drink News


Michel’s Chocolate Heart for Two

1. Station 4: A three-course menu with optional wine pairing provides ample opportunity to sample several of Chef Orlando Amaro’s most popular culinary creations. From the Sweet Pea and Mint Soup to the Seared Moscovy Duck Breast through to a perfect trio of chocolate truffles, dozens of dish combinations are possible. 1101 4th St. SW, 202-488-0987

2. Rasika: From decadent décor to sultry atmosphere, true romance is found at DC’s most lavish Indian eatery. Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam offers a four-course menu of Indian delicacies to choose from, including optional wine pairings. 633 D St. NW, 202-637-1222

3. Michel by Michel Richard: Featuring delicacies such as the Yellowtail Carpaccio and the Filet Mignon, a four-course dinner at this French establishment is certain to please the most sophisticated palates. The experience is bolstered by the restaurant’s glowing ambiance. 1700 Tyson’s Boulevard, McLean, 703-744-3999

4. Equinox: With the choice of a three-or-five-course meal, each with optional wine pairing, Chef Todd Gray truly offers a personal experience for you and your loved one. From the Braised Duck Gnocchi with Caramelized Sunchokes to a Warm Amadei Chocolate dessert, each bite is sure to be succulent. 818 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-331-8118

5. Firefly: The ultimate Valentine’s Day experience stretches through five courses of upscale American comfort food at this Dupont Circle fixture. Beginning with an amuse of Stuffed Medjool Dates, choices are abundant through the next four courses, culminating in a selection of desserts that are just decadent enough to match the special occasion. 1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202-861-1310

PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIEL SWARTZ/REVAMP.COM

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