Food

Table for Two

Prelude to a kiss

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Slackers will want to pay close attention to the following compendium of Bellingham-based eateries offering masterful menus for Valentine’s Day. Your date doesn’t have to know you waited until the last possible second to make a reservation, and you’re more likely to secure a smooch by night’s end.

At B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar on Lakeway Drive, a Sparkling Wine Dinner being offered from 6pm-9pm Fri.-Sat., Feb. 14-15 is a steal at $99 per couple. Choose from “Leche de Tigre” Colombian-style ceviche or beet salad for the starter, mixed greens or prosciutto di parma for the first course, gulf prawns or champagne-brined pork tenderloin for your main course, and chocolate trifle or fruit sabayon for dessert. Oh, and did we mention each course comes with a different glass of sparkling wine? Rent a room at the Four Points by Sheraton, and make an adult sleepover part of your weekend plans. Info: http://www.btownkitchen.com

Throughout February, the Lighthouse Bar & Grill at Hotel Bellwether will be featuring “Lobster Lover” specials daily, so even if you miss out on a Valentine’s Day seating, don’t freak out. It’ll be worth the wait for menu items like Maine lobster bisque, lobster salad, Chateaubriand for two, butter-poached live Maine lobster served with grilled asparagus and pesto-mashed Yukon potatoes, and lobster and beef tenderloin. Pair the fare with that special someone, and you can’t go wrong. Info: http://www.hotelbellwether.com

While we’re not yet privy to all of the dinner and drink specials that can be found on V-Day proper at State Street’s Rock and Rye Oyster House, we do know that a decadent chocolate tart has been created with lovers in mind, and that reservations are highly recommended. We also know that oysters are a well-known aphrodisiac, but not if you can’t make it through the door. Info: http://www.rockrye.com

Romance will also be in the air from 5pm-11pm in Fairhaven at Skylark’s Hidden Cafe, where a dinner special for $29.95 will include a six-ounce filet mignon or pan-seared diver scallops, along with tiramisu for dessert. Feel free to order from the regular menu as well, or show up during happy hour for $4 stuffed mushrooms, $7 scampi prawns, or $6 fancy flatbreads. It’s all good. Info: http://www.skylarkshiddencafe.com

For Bellinghamsters who don’t feel the need to get dressed up to go out (OK, that’s a large part of the population), keep it casual at La Fiamma Wood Fired Pizza, where sweetheart specials will be offered through Feb. 16 at the Chestnut Street locale. Score a bottle of wine and two-spoon chocolate mousse for $10, make your medium or large pizza heart-shaped for free, sip on blackberry spritz for $7, or add lobster or shaved truffles to your pizza and pasta for $4-$10. Your date will thank you. Info: http://www.lafiamma.com

Since Valentine’s Day is on a Friday, there’s a good chance your other favorite restaurants will also be serving up specials throughout the weekend. But don’t delay when it comes to securing a table for two, as time is running out.

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