Valentine’s Day Dining Options in Delray Beach

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and The Office in Delray Beach, and Vic & Angelo’s in both Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida — three extraordinarily popular restaurants owned by dynamic South Florida restaurateur and entrepreneur John Rosatti — are offering a wonderful array of dining options to ensure that this holiday will be extraordinarily memorable. Under Rosatti’s aegis, all of the restaurants are truly dedicated to creating delicious dishes out of the freshest and highest quality ingredients that are available, in the market, and providing guests with genuine hospitality in a warm and welcoming atmosphere that engenders conviviality. At The Office — a distinctive, modern American gastropub in Delray Beach — diners can indulge in a wonderful culinary feast. In addition to offering their noteworthy regular menu, which features a delectable array of appetizers and entrees — such as a swell selection of fabulous burgers (from beef, to veggie, to blue crab, to brisket); Murray’s natural roasted half-chicken; fresh fish and seafood (including lobster and tuna tacos, simply grilled salmon, and Prince Edward Island mussels), they will also be offering some special a la carte items in honor of the holiday. Stellar choices, from the a la carte Valentine’s Day menu — which will be offered from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., on February 14, 15, and 16, 2013 — include oysters on the half-shell with cocktail sauce and horseradish Mignonette; crab, spinach, and artichoke dip served with truffle Pecorino and house-made tarragon bread; pan-seared scallops served with wild mushrooms, confit potatoes, asparagus, and scallion vinaigrette; grilled rib eye steak with Fontina-whipped polenta, rapini, pimento butter, and marjoram jus, and The Office Surf and Turf. The latter dish features butter-poached lobster gnocchi with peas and a blood orange sauce, along with a petit New York sirloin steak. For dessert, this special holiday menu features the choice of chocolate lava cake, served with white chocolate ice cream and Nutella sauce; seasonal fruit tart served with warm prickly pear sauce; and berries and cream (with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and zabaglione sauce). Additionally, each lady will receive a long-stemmed red rose on Valentine’s Day during dinner. The Office, which is located at 201 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida, serves lunch and dinner daily. Reservations are suggested. Phone 561.276.3600. www.theofficedelray.com At Vic & Angelo’s, in Delray Beach and in Palm Beach Gardens, diners can choose to select from their regular — and extensive — a la carte menu of sublime Italian dishes — ranging from yummy hand-made pastas and authentic coal oven pizzas, to enticing seafood, veal, and chicken specialties. Some of the noteworthy appetizers include yellow fin tuna crudo; shrimp scampi toast; baked clams al forno; burrata with prosciutto, arugula, roasted red peppers, and a Balsamic reduction; and Old School Kobe Meatball with San Marzano Tomato Sauce, whipped ricotta, peppers, and fresh basil. Enticing entrees include filet mignon; roasted Mediterranean sea bass; veal and/or chicken piccata, with artichoke hearts, capers, white wine, and lemon butter; lobster risotto; shrimp penne a la vodka; house-made four cheese pear tortelloni; traditional lasagna Bolognese; and pappardelle with wild mushrooms and a Parmesan cream sauce. Additionally, Vic & Angelo’s, in Delray Beach, will also be offering diners the option of an outstanding Three-Course Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu, which will be served from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., on February 14, 15, and 16, 2013. Diners can choose from three appealing appetizers (lobster salad with roasted beets, spiced hazelnuts, and vanilla Champagne sauce; roasted beet tartare with Chianti vinegar and ricotta salata; or charred octopus, with potato salad, cipollini, and spicy sopressata vinaigrette); three enticing entrees (goat cheese tortelloni with dried orange and wild fennel pollen; a whole grilled Branzino with braised baby fennel and lemon oregano jam; an 18 oz. grilled Kobe beef rib eye with roasted potatoes, garlic, rosemary, and aceto Manodori; or a wild striped bass with leek puree, crispy Brussels sprouts, and Umbrian lentils); and three decadent desserts (a strawberry-chocolate meringue torte; a flourless hazelnut and bitter sweet chocolate cake, served with salted caramel ice cream and caramel sauce; or vanilla cheese cake covered with chocolate curls and fresh berries). This special prix fixe menu, for $85, per person, also includes a half-bottle of wine, per person (diners can choose from Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon). On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, diners who opt for this holiday prix fixe menu will also receive two over-sized heart-shaped raviolis, served in between their first and second courses as a special added treat, and each each lady will also receive a long-stemmed red rose. Vic & Angelo’s, in Palm Beach Gardens, will be offering their regular a la carte menu, along with a host of special dishes, for dinner on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013. Mouthwatering Valentine’s Day a la carte specials, that will be offered, include Petite Osso Bucco with mirepoix, grilled polenta, and a Barolo demi-glace; jumbo stone crabs with honey mustard crab sauce; Seafood Ravioli Thermidor, stuffed with fin fish, lobster meat, sun-dried tomatoes, and peas, in a Cognac cream sauce; Surf & Turf, featuring a broiled Maine lobster tail and a filet mignon, served with broccoli di rabe, rosemary-roasted potatoes, and a Barolo demi-glace; Filet Oscar, a filet mignon with jumbo lump crab meat, asparagus, truffle mashed potatoes, and Hollandaise sauce; and a yummy dessert of zabaione with mixed berries and biscotti. Ladies will also receive a long-stemmed red rose on, Valentine’s Day, during dinner. Vic and Angelo’s is located at 290 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach — phone 561.278.9570 — and at 4520 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens (in PGA Commons) — phone 561.630.9899. The restaurants serve lunch and dinner, daily, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Happy Hour runs nightly, at both the indoor and outdoor bars, at both restaurants. Reservations are suggested. www.vicandangelos.com.