This week, I reviewed Flagstaff House in anticipation of Valentine's Day, and, despite my initial reservations, I thought it was an excellent choice for a celebratory affair. And the Monettes, who own the Flagstaff House, are running several February specials to further enhance the mood during the month of love -- and further entice you to choose the iconic restaurant as the setting for your evening of epic romance.
One of those is a five-course tasting menu, which starts with the chef's interpretation of a tuna sandwich (it includes slices of foie gras terrine and tuna carpaccio), moves into a gnocchi with black truffles and finishes with a decadent sticky toffee pudding and scoop of homespun white pepper ice cream. It's $63 per person and wine pairings run $40 more.
From February 11 through February 14, the chef will also offer, in addition to the regular menu, nightly specials for two. And while a host admits that he's not sure what those specials are, he did reveal that the kitchen is bringing in special ingredients that don't often appear on the menu.
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And since Valentine's Day is also a holiday of decadent indulgence, the restaurant is offering a February dessert sampler for two, which includes more sticky toffee pudding, chocolate mousse and panna cotta. For less gluttonous couples, special chocolates from Seth Ellis chocolatier, or a dessert wine tasting might be better ways to consummate a romantic evening.
Let the intimate hedonism begin. Reservations can be made at 303-442-4640.