The sun sets early, the snow is falling—we may still be in the middle of the long winter, but that feeling of wanting to stay inside the cozy indoors is the perfect setting for the most romantic day of the year. Valentine’s Day is a rare thing to look forward to during this long, dark stretch between the holidays and the first days of spring.
What do you have planned for the 14th? Whether it’s a quiet dinner with that special someone or a convenient night to get all of your friends together, we’ll save a booth for you. The holiday falls on a Thursday night this year, so you might want to get an early start on evening plans. A crisp salad; a pair of rich, satisfying entrées, and special shared dishes make for a great dinner for two, especially when accompanied by some of our finest wines and hand-crafted cocktails. And don’t forget to save room for a sweet finish—dessert!—on this freezing night.
Stanford Grill’s classic Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken and Lamb Shank also make for a terrific combo on a February night; Stanford Kitchen’s Crab Cake Salad is a sophisticated, composed dish to begin the night: pan-fried blue crab is offset by refreshing grapefruit and a champagne vinaigrette. Seared Ahi Tuna, topped with ponzu, and Grilled Filet Mignon, with mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, and Cabernet sauce, are two standout highlights from our winter menu; pair them with a glass of Fleur de Mer rosé or Alamos Malbec—or a pair of our famous Uptown Old Fashioneds. Don’t forget to leave a little room to share an Ice Cream Sundae or a slice of Key Lime Pie!
If you’re joining us at Copper Canyon Grill, every Thursday calls for special sushi offerings, in addition to our Fresh Fish of the Day. Start—or finish—your evening with a pair of Harvest Mules: the luscious pouring of Grey Goose La Poire, apple brandy, ginger beer, fresh lemon, and honey is a sweet seasonal finish.