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Valentine’s Day offerings on the Avenue

February 12th, 2009 by Miss Kitty

While we are still thinking about our economic slowdown and how to stretch the dollar, keep in mind that Valentine’s Day is still a special occasion that should be celebrated in the neighborhood.  There are many great recommendations including:


Portage French Bistro Restaurant, 2209 Queen Anne Ave. N, is a cozy, upscale restaurant owned by Vuong Loc, who brings a classic French style to his restaurant.  According to the Seattle PI, “No fusion here, no culinary sleight-of-hand. Just quality ingredients that are carefully handled and beautifully presented. The cozy space has banquette seating along the lemon-hued walls, and a small bar anchoring one corner of the room. ”

Paragon Restaurant, 2125 Queen Anne Ave. N., also anticipates a big night on Saturday with music provided by Carson and Tess Henley.  Owners encourage reservations for the “cozy, romantic atmosphere with brilliant food.”  Cozy is code for “fills up fast.”

Canlis Restaurant, 2576 Aurora Ave. N., offers a 5-course prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day that will make your mouth water.  Courses include Blue Hawaiian Prawn with pineapple and cilantro, Canadian Foie Gras with Granny Smith apples, cinnamon and warm brioche, Nebraska Beef Tenderloin with black Périgord truffles, and potato and vin jaune.  Price: $125 per person.

Really trying to keep costs down, but want to do something special on Valentine’s Day?  Enjoy effortless dining at Eat Local, 2400 Queen Anne Ave. N .  Pick up all you need – entrees for two in glass dishes paired with the perfect wine, side & dessert.

What are you doing for Valentines Day?

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