Eat your heart out: Here are Valley restaurants to call up this weekend for your Valentine’s Day reservations.
Hotel Valley Ho Trader Vic’s and Cafe ZuZu are each offering special swoon-worthy selections. Cafe ZuZu will dish up a prix fix four-course menu, ending with chocolate-covered strawberries and truffles, for $60 per person (or $75 with drink pairings) while Trader Vic’s a la carte options include butter-poached lobster tail. www.hotelvalleyho.com.
bistro 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix The Phoenix restaurant’s four-course Love Affair Dinner ends with a super romantic and unique blindfolded dessert tasting for two. Ooh la la! $65 per person. www.ritzcarlton.com/phoenix.
Il Terrazzo at The Phoenician On Feb. 14, the Phoenician restaurant will feature hand-cut black pepper tagliatelle and a chocolate buffet, among other romantic eats. www.thephoenician.com.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess All four of Fairmont’s lush dining spots (Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, The Grill at TPC Scottsdale and Stone Rose Lounge) will offer unique Valentine’s Day spreads. Highlights include Bourbon Steak’s four-course Cupid’s Crush menu for $85 per person (add $35 for wine pairings) and The Grill’s Oysters and Bubbles, featuring 16 oysters and two glasses of Veuve for $54. www.scottsdaleprincess.com.
Arizona Biltmore For $70 per person (add $40 for wine pairings), diners can enjoy a special holiday menu at Wright’s at the Biltmore in Phoenix (the third course is cherry-braised beef short ribs!) At Frank & Albert’s, guests have their choice of a three-course menu of Arizona-inspired comfort food for $45 per person (add $25 for wine pairings). www.arizonabiltmore.com.
J&G Steakhouse Starting on Friday, Feb. 11, the Phoenix steakhouse will dole out a Valentine’s Day-friendly four-course tasting menu that starts off with a pitcher of Passion Sangria. $68 per person. www.jgsteakhouse.com.
Prado The Italian-inspired restaurant at InterContinential Montelucia Resort & Spa is giving guests the option of order three, four and five courses that are set to feature Branzino stuffed with king crab, Moscovy duck prepared two-ways and Italian meringue. Prices start at $85. www.icmontelucia.com.
Sapporo For something a little different this Valentine’s Day, swing by Scottsdale’s Sapporo for a Pacific Rim-inspired feast. Romantic menu specials as well as a specialty “love potion” is certain to woo and wow. www.sapporoscottsdale.com.
Los Sombreros Heat up your Valentine’s Day with a steamy selection of chocolate crepes, chile relleno de picadillo with cranberries and much more deliciousness at Scottsdale’s Los Sombreros. Prices start at $30 for a three-course feast. www.lossombreros.com.
Litchfield’s The new restaurant at Wigwam Resort & Spa in Litchfield Park is celebrating the lover’s holiday with a farm-to-table menu, live entertainment and a traditional candlelit dinner. $45 per person. www.wigwamarizona.com.
Latilla The high-end Latilla restaurant at Carefree’s The Boulders Resort & Spa is tempting taste buds with a His & Her five-course menu, Champagne toast and a heart-shaped chocolate cake made for two to take home. $95 per person (add $25 for wine pairings). www.theboulders.com.
Zinburger Sometimes, a simple burger and fries is an ideal romantic meal. Phoenix-based Zinburger at Biltmore Fashion Park is hosting a Valentine’s dinner for $40 for two which includes one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert and two drinks. www.foxrc.com.
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