Valentines Day Dinner at The Ritz

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By • Jan 11th, 2010 • Category: Dining and Cuisine

Looking for a romantic Valentines Day dinner? The Ritz has got it taken care of.

The newly-opened Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and award-winning Chef Joel Harrington will celebrate Valentine’s weekend with a special romance menu offered Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 at the Tucson-area resort’s Core Kitchen and Wine Bar.


Priced at $75 per person or $125 per person with wine pairings, the Valentine’s Weekend Menu will be offered in Core from 5 to 9 p.m. on February 13 and 14 and will replace the restaurant’s normal menu on those two special evenings. Advance reservations are required and may be made at 520.572.3000.

Core Kitchen & Wine Bar’s Valentine’s Weekend menu includes the following, with wines optional:


Pacific Oysters
On the half shell, Champagne Mignonette, American Sturgeon Caviar
Mesquite Dusted, Honey Barbecue Sauce
(Ritz Champagne, Brut, France)

First Course

Coconut-Avocado Soup, Curried Blue Shrimp, Avocado Crouton
(Summerland Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara County, California)

Buttermilk-Braised Asparagus, Rocket Lettuce, Pine Nut-Asparagus Pure
Bacon Vinaigrette
(Ca’ del Solo, Albarino, Monterey County, California)

Nantucket Bay Scallops, Basil Risotto, Truffle-Creamed Mushroom Ragot
Shaved Oregon Black Truffles
(Belle Glos Pinot Noir, “Mieomi”, Sonoma Coast, California)

Second Course

Coffee-Dusted Filet of Beef, Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Short Rib Croquette
Creamed Spinach, Soy Caramel
(Klinker Brick, Zinfandel, “Old Vines”, Lodi, California)

Maple Leaf Duck Breast, Duck-Fried Yams, Foie Gras Pure,
Raspberry-Jalapeo Duck Sauce
(Matchbook, Tempranillo, Dunnigan Hills, California)

Olive Oil-Poached Halibut, Gingered Halibut Brandade, Mustard Greens
Roasted Carrot-Lobster Broth
(Laurenz und Sophie, Gruner Veltliner, “Singing”, Kamptal, Austria)


Strawberry Passion Gaut, Romantically-Spiked Chocolate Mousse
(Rosa Regale, Brachetto d’Acqui D.O.C.G., Italy)

Also available to romantics both over Valentine’s weekend and throughout the year are the resort’s extensive catering and wedding offerings, offered both indoors and outdoors at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. Located north of Tucson and south of Phoenix, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain features 44,000 square-feet of wedding and event space as well as multiple dining venues highlighted by CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar.

Nestled in the high Sonoran Desert is an invigorating playground where the adventurous can explore the lush desert along the Tortolitas Mountains and majestic Saguaro forest. The 850-acre Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain features a 253-room hotel, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, destination spa, and luxury homes at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. The property also features adventure programming and world class hiking, and is host to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships each spring in its striking canyon setting.

To learn more call 800.241.3333 or visit

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