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.
-Burrata, prosciutto, balsamic fig jam and mint
-Pollo al limone: Free range chicken breast with lemon & red onion puree
-Chocolate hazelnut mousse
Reservations:firstname.lastname@example.org / 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)
-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:
-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)
-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).
-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
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.
-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.
-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