That annual tribute to all things heart-shaped is on Tuesday. Traffic and long lines at Durango restaurants can be avoided with some local options, all featuring a romantic ambiance for the big evening.
Seven Rivers Steak House at Sky Ute Casino, 5 p.m.Lobster bisque, creme fraiche and caviar or wedge salad.
Fillet of beef and blacked scallop skewer with mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and glazed baby carrots.
Dessert is chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream and a chocolate-dipped strawberry.
$47 per person, reservations required by calling 563-6235.
Rolling Thunder Grill at Sky Ute Casino, 5 to 10 p.m.Filet and lobster tail, $25.95 per person. Includes salad, baked potato and vegetable.
The Patio, 4 p.m.Oven-roasted brie with honey almond sauce, baguettes and fresh fruit.
Crab bisque and spinach strawberry walnut salad.
16-ounce heart-shaped ribeye topped with tomatoes, mushrooms and crab butter. Crab-stuffed jumbo shells with homemade sweet corn.
For dessert, limoncello cake.
Cost is $52.50 for two people.
Brenda's Old West Cafe, 5 to 8 p.m.Brenda's will have its dinner menu with a few extra touches, including tablecloths, said owner Brenda Hieb. Entrées will include a 12-ounce prime rib, 12-ounce char-grilled ribeye steak, bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin medallions, chicken Oscar with wild rice, a German platter with tenderloin, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, cabbage and dumplings, baked red snapper with crab cream sauce, a surf turf with an 8-ounce sirloin and three shrimp, chicken or shrimp pasta primavera, and finally, the restaurant's chicken fried steak or fried chicken.
In addition to the favorite pies and cakes, there will be specialty desserts for the evening, Hieb added.
Bottom Shelf Brewery Pan-seared snapper with pasta or prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.
For dessert, there is creme brulee, fruit cobbler, and chocolate-covered strawberries.