4 restaurants to enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner

valentine's day dinner, frothy monkey
Nothing better than chocolate, coffee and strawberries on Valentine’s Day. (Frothy Monkey)

It’s never too early to schedule your Valentine’s Day dinner. For those who want to impress their significant other with a romantic date this year, check out these delicious, mood-setting restaurants around Birmingham.

1. Pursell Farms

pursell farms 4 restaurants to enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day dinner
Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a view this year. (Pursell Farms / Facebook)

Pursell Farms is one of the most beautiful venues in the Greater Birmingham Area and this Valentine’s Day you can enjoy a meal while admiring the stunning views. Add on the wine package to get handpicked wine to compliment your dinner.

Starters

  • Amuse
  • Nibble board
  • House meats + pickles, dips + spreads, local cheeses, breads

1st Course

Choice of…

  • Beef Tartar | dry-aged beef sirloin, ash mayo, shattered sourdough and pomegranate
  • Oysters | murder point oysters raw on half shell, charred corn sabayon and pickled calabrian chilies

2nd Course

  • Beet Salad | salt roasted beets, delicata squash, smoked ricotta, satsuma, fennel and herbs

3rd Course

Choice of…

  • Wagyu Short Ribs | black truffle ravioli, rapini, grilled trumpet mushrooms and horseradish gremolata
  • Seared Sea Bass | celery root puree, fire roasted tomato, olives and basil pistachio pesto

4th Course

  • Chocolate Budino | rich dark chocolate, espresso cream and hazelnut brittle

2. Bocca

bocca 4 restaurants to enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day dinner
Italian and Valentine’s Day is a match made in heaven. (Bocca Ristorante / Facebook)

Bocca always has the best pre-fixed holiday menus, and their V-day menu doesn’t disappoint. From ribs to fish and some pasta in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For me, the handkerchief pasta looks *chef’s kiss*.

1st Course

  • Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio | horseradish cream and cured egg
  • Tuscan Kale Salad | butternut squash, pecorino, bread crumb and oil cured olive
  • Baked Gulf Oysters | calabrian chile and buttered bread crumb

2nd Course

Pick two…

  • Mississippi Rabbit Ravioli | caramelized baby carrot and bechamel
  • Braised Short Rib Tagliatelle | porcini mushroom, cipollini onion and root vegetable
  • Handkerchief Pasta | maine lobster, butternut squash and basil pesto

3rd Course

  • In Season Gulf Fish | saffron risotto, broccolini and basil aioli
  • Char Grilled Veal Tenderloin | potato artichoke gratin, asparagus and foie gras butter
  • Slow Braised Lamb Saddle | couscous, root vegetable and gremolata

4th Course

  • Italian Butter Crunch Doughnut | vanilla ice cream and salted caramel
  • Fresh Berry and Roasted Pear Crostata | turbinado sugar and lemon verbena crème anglaise

3. Frothy Monkey

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Valentine’s Day at Frothy Monkey aka one of our fav cafĂ©s? Sign me up. (Frothy Monkey)

For the first time in Birmingham, Frothy Monkey is hosting a special Valentine’s Day dinner. The pre-fixe menu includes choices like a cheese board, creamy pasta and delicious chocolate cake. They also have multiple items on the menu that are gluten-free (GF).

1st Course

  • Cheese Plate
  • Two Small Salads | gail salad or bungalow salad (GF)

2nd Course

Pick two…

  • Braised Beef Short Rib | mashed potatoes with buttered green beans and mushroom pan sauce (GF)
  • Grilled Mahi | herb crusted mahi over herb polenta, buttered spinach and sun-dried tomato pesto (GF)
  • Creamy Basil Pesto Pasta | fusilli pasta with tomatoes, red onions, kale and a basil pesto cream (add chicken +4)

3rd Course

  • Double Chocolate Flourless Cake | double chocolate flourless cake topped with passion fruit mousse, passion fruit sauce and chocolate sauce (GF)

4. Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen

Valentine's Day
So many options, it’s hard to choose. (Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen / Facebook)

For the meat lovers, try out Valentine’s Day dinner at Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen. With options like lamb chops, short rib, pork belly and salmon—you can’t go wrong. Top it off with one of their mouth-watering desserts like the Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cup (no need to share, right ladies?!).

1st Course

Choice of…

  • Creamy Gouda Tomato Bisque | house made croutons and crème fraĂ®che
  • Roasted Beet and Fried Goat Cheese Salad | power greens, roasted beets, cucumber, fried goat cheese and lemon dijon vinaigrette

2nd Course

Choice of…

  • Spinach Ricotta Agnolotti | crispy prosciutto and sage butter
  • Grilled Lamb Chops | luxardo cherries glaze

3rd Course

Choice of…

  • Braised Beef Short Rib | cheesy horseradish grits, sweet and sour porter sauce
  • Cajun Parmesan Salmon | creamy swiss chard
  • 14oz Grilled Peppered Rib Eye | loaded hassle back potatoes
  • Seared Scallops & Smoked Candied Pork Belly | sweet potato puree and roasted mushrooms

4th Course

Choice of…

  • Flourless Chocolate Torte | fresh raspberries, raspberry pure and whip cream
  • Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cup | homemade cheesecake, macerated strawberries and whip cream

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Emma Johnston
Emma Johnston
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