Made with Love: Our Valentine’s Day Recommendations
Whether savory or sweet, each of these renowned local eateries has something uniquely prepared to help you celebrate a day devoted to love with, of course, food galore! We rounded up a collection of (dare we say) seductive offerings from some of Bellevue’s best restaurants – check them out and get your orders in for an easy and fabulous Valentine’s Day celebration.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
For this year, Fogo de Chao is offering a package of romantic fare for two, including premium grilled steaks, your choice of two Brazilian sides, pao de queijo and scrumptious desserts. Add a bottle of Fogo Tribute wine to complete your indulgent escapade. Plus, make sure you check our their latest promo, where you can receive a complimentary $25 gift certificate for your next visit.
Central Bar + Kitchen
Indulge in an exquisite three-course dinner made to savor from the comfort of your own quarters. Pair your grub with handcrafted holiday cocktails like the “Raspberry Beret,” a criminally-delicious concoction of Titos vodka, house made raspberry cordial and lemon, topped with champagne (name a more perfect beverage to pair with the effervescent melodies of the soundtrack to your special night)! For a casual-yet-romantic evening, Central is your jam.
From vivid bouquets to glamorous confections, secure all of your romantic gestures here! This boutique bakery is offering items with flowers (must be ordered by February 7th) and other Valentine's Day exclusives. Of course, any of their crafted desserts make a fantastic romantic surprise... floral cupcakes, anyone? See the offerings and details on their website. And PS: purchases of $125 or more qualify for free delivery!
Classic surf and turf makes the feature presentation of El Gaucho’s four-course Valentine’s menu. Things kick off with a prawn cocktail and Caesar salad, followed by chateaubriand and lobster tail. For dessert, a pair of decadent cheesecakes from Bakery Nouveau will have you singing praises. Cap off the whole bonanza with two bottles of wine (included in your order)!Order deadline: Monday, February 8th at 5pm Pick Up: Saturday, February 13th from 1-4pm.
Change up the traditional dinner menu this year! Monsoon’s Northwest innovation blended with customary Vietnamese flavorshave quickly become the talk of the town...the caramelized Idaho catfish claypot has been called “a revelation” by many), featuring Dungeness crab rolls, fried rice with oysters, and pan-seared diver scallops.. Just make sure you reserve your order online, it’s bound to sell out fast! f PS: treat yourself to some bottled cocktails or splurge a little and order champagne to toast the occasion!
Pomp and circumstance are packed and delivered in the form of a four-course meal that includes black truffles, lobster, filet mignon and a chocolate tart. It’s Valentine’s Day done right with the expert touch of a fine meal from their award-winning chefs. Need even more luxe in your life? Other à la carte options include caviar and a nifty DIY kit to whip up a couple king crab rolls in your kitchen... you're bound to impress with The Lakehouse!
John Howie Steak
For classics with a twist, Chef Howie has you covered. Menus for two include steak, rack of lamb, or chateaubriand, or dive straight into their party package that headlines with dessert and drinks (plus, each bundle includes a bottle of wine and a single stemmed rose for romantic flair that goes the extra mile)! But don't make the mistake of waiting too long... order ahead by February 9 for pickup on Feb. 13 or Feb. 14.
Is there anything for elegant than a fresh dinner inspired by the sea? Seafood linguine alfredo and plank salmon are the major players for this celebrated restaurant’s two curated takeout menus. Feeling fancy? Choose the ultimate version—crab cakes, champagne, a pair of filet mignons, king crab legs and more – it'll be a decadent celebration indulging in their signature offerings! Preorder by February 9 for pickup on Feb. 13 or Feb. 14.
Added Bonus: Plan a Staycation Downtown
Commit to total rest and relaxation with an exclusive holiday weekend package at hotels in the downtown core, inlcuding the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, The Westin Bellevue, and W Bellevue. Plan your sweet escape for the weekend at either of these three and delight in extra perks like a $100 Bellevue Collection gift card and a bottle of bubbly, stemless flutes - plus espresso for two at Dote Coffee Bar for the morning! Or, check out a dinner and a stay special at the Hilton Bellevue.
If you and yours are looking for a romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s this year, the Heart of Bellevue has your back. Even from home, you can treat yourselves to a beautiful dinner and a relaxing night in – it’s bound to be a good night when you bring a bit of Downtown home with you. Cheers!
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