Love Donuts at the ready...

If you came to our fabulous Valentine’s Market yesterday you’ll be well aware that the annual celebration of love etc. is fast approaching.  And the fact that it falls on a Saturday this year means that it’s even harder than usual to opt out by ‘working late’.

In case you’re in line for a romantic dinner à deux (or trois, or dix), here’s a run down on some of Greenpoint’s finest who’re laying on special menus for the occasion (as well as their usual fare):

Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave)
Greenpoint’s coziest Italian is offering a four-course prix-fixe for $60 with seatings at 7pm and 9pm.
Highlights include:
-Burrata, prosciutto, balsamic fig jam and mint
-Pollo al limone: Free range chicken breast with lemon & red onion puree
-Chocolate hazelnut mousse / 347-763-0152
*** They also have some very beautiful, affordable flower arrangements available for pre- order ($25-$60)***

Esme (999 Manhattan Avenue)
Esme are marking their first V-day celebrations with a three-course modern American menu for $55 (+ $25 wine pairing)
Highlights include:
-Beef carpaccio, mustard greens, purple mustard, pecorino
-Red snapper, lobster, celery root, lemon
-Dark chocolate, pistachio, cherries

Glasserie (95 Commercial Street)
The culinary cherry at the top of Greenpoint is laying on a $68 middle-eastern ‘Feast for Two’, consisting of:
-Whole Grilled Market Fish
-Preserved Lemon & Bean Stew
-House Griddle Bread & Labneh
-Herb Salad & House Pickled Vegetables


Greenpoint Fish and Lobster (114 Nassau Ave)
NYC’s new favorite fish bar will be making the most of their aphrodisiacal wares and are creating a five-course prix fixe sharing menu for $65 that will include:
-Citrus salad
-Squid ink risotto
-Lobster or whole fish for two
-Van Leeuwen ice cream sundaes

Le Fond (105 Norman Ave)
Nothing says romance like classic French cuisine. And chef Jake Eberle’s is top notch. His $55 prix-fixe menu includes any starter, main and dessert, plus a glass of blanc de blanc. (Wine pairing is $30)
Highlights include:
-Glidden Point oysters veloute, leeks, potato, chives.
-Creekstone rib eye, potatoes Robuchon, spinach, fond de boeuf ($10 supplement)
-Raspberry linzer heart torte, hazelnut, confiture

Le Gamin (108 Franklin Street)
French option number two is Franklin Street fave Le Gamin, who’re doing a three-course prix fixe for $50 (+ $25 wine pairing).
Highlights include:
-Poached Maine Lobster with Brussels sprout leaves, broccoli, asparagus,baby spinach
-Roasted saddle of lamb with spinach and natural jus
-Pan seared dayboat scallops, baby spinach, truffle fingerling cappuccino and truffle jus
Reservations:(718) 770-7918

Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Avenue)
Snuggle amongst the low-lit books at Milk and Roses and enjoy a four-course meal and glass of prosecco for $75.
Highlights include:
-Sautéed duck Foie Gras, Apple purée, pistachio dust and red wine poached pear reduction
-Roasted Brazino with sautéed kale fingerling potatoes and orange caper emulsion
-Almond crusted Lemon cheesecake and berries
Reservations: (718) 389 0169

River Styx (21 Greenpoint Ave)
Close enough to Transmitter Park for a quick sniff of the skyline after dinner. No prix-fixe but they do have complimentary watermelon punch, a ‘mostly pink drink’ menu and Valentine’s a la carte specials.
Highlights include:
-Artichokes with ancient grapes and cynar
-Monkfish with almonds, pinenuts and saffron
-Astakomakaronada (worth it just for the name): A Greek version of spaghetti with lobster

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