To delight in the sharing of food with the one who makes your heart pitter-patter means DOUBLE the release of dopamine into your system. If you’re still on the hunt for a hormone-boosting way of celebrating this Valentine’s Day, try one of these local offerings.
108 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
From Wednesday, February 8th to Sunday, February 12th, those dining at The PA Market can enjoy a Sparkling Wine & Charcuterie Combo complete with a bottle of Arte Latino Cava and your choice of an Italian or Spanish charcuterie board. This combo is offered in small or large portions. Raise your glass and cheers to love with a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sangria crafted with red wine infused with dark chocolate, and strawberry.
If your Valentine loves to learn, give them the gift of a Wine and Chocolates Pairing Class. On Thursday, February 9, celebrate with Valentine’s perfect duo. Indulge in an intimate pairing of four fine wines and chocolates put together by The PA Market’s in-house experts.
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2549 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Feb. 14th-16th, in addition to its full, regular menu, DiAnoia’s will offer a dine-in prix fixe tasting menu for $72 per person composed of strawberry caprese, roasted beet caramelle with gorgonzola cream, lobster risotto, and spumoni tiramisu. Lobster tail can be added for $18 and caviar for $17.
415 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Bistro to Go is offering a delicious, intimate way to celebrate Valentine’s day that is easy and elevated — a four course meal prepared cold and ready to reheat. For $55 per person, you will receive an appetizer of simple charcuterie and cheese, a beautiful Butternut Squash Salad as a first course, your choice of Roasted Chicken Marsala or Roasted Prime Rib, and cheesecake for dessert. Visit their website to pre-order by February 11th at noon, and reserve your pickup time for this dine-at-home option.
1720 Lowrie Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
This Troy Hill favorite will be offering its highly anticipated three-course Valentine’s Day menu. From February 9th – February 12th, guests will experience the Breakfast in Bed prix-fixe in addition to the regular dinner menu. This menu starts with a Friseè & Little Gem salad with savory granola, dried fruits, and yogurt vinaigrette; followed by Scratch’s twist on a classic, the Savory Pancake, complete with a cornmeal pancake, confit duck leg, seared duck breast, and maple sage demi-glace. The meal finishes with a sweet Bread Pudding made with cinnamon french toast, cereal milk ice cream, and rose-infused olive oil. Guests will also have the option of adding a cocktail pairing to the Breakfast in Bed menu.
229 Spahr Street, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Two events, one night. TABLE Magazine Wine and Spirits contributor, Adam Knoerzer, a certified sommelier, will guide 10 couples through a half-dozen delectable Erie terroir wines. You’ll enjoy a special cheese and charcuterie board from Frances Restaurant at your very own table for two while learning interesting facts about the Erie terroir and the excellent (and still under-known) wines being made there. Each couple will go home with a tasting box of Tabbara chocolate truffles and a Valentine’s bouquet. Choose the white wine session, the red wine session….or both! A single ticket purchase covers 2 people! Please note, the studio is located on the second floor of an older building without elevator access.
Tastings will include wines from Couryard Winery, Johnson Estate Winery, Mazza Vineyards and 21Brix Winery
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Locations in the Strip District and Robinson
If pizza is your love language, Pizzeria Davide will shape any small pizza into a heart for an additional $2 from February 14th through 16th. For those not feeling the love, the team will “break” any heart-shaped pizza upon request with a jagged cut down the middle. Guests can order from the Strip District (412-904-4139) and Robinson (724-703-1210) locations by phone or online at pizzeriadavide.com. Online pre-orders will be accepted starting Feb. 5.
4114 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Valentine’s in Bloom is an intimate, collaborative after dinner desserts and beverage experience between Tina’s cocktail bar owner and wine expert, Sarah Shaffer, and chef and baker Daniele Brenci. They will set the mood with an entirely candlelit room, flickering just enough light for the bartenders to perform their magic, while guests are encouraged to dance to the ambient, sexy music played by DJ Doug Northcook, surrounded by roses. Sarah and Daniele draw inspiration from aphrodisiac flavors to create intentional pairings between desserts and the guest’s choice of dessert wine, cocktails or spirit free cocktails.
Aphrodisiac Menu includes:
Guests welcomed with a pour of Domaine Mittnacht Cremant d Alsace or Leonardo Da Vinci’s Rose Water
Pre Dessert | Pistachio truffles, shortbread cookie, marinated dates and walnuts
Rose | Crostata, Peach, Rose, Cardamom
Honey | Vanilla, Pistachio, Comb
Chocolate | Zeppola, Whipped Ganache, Salted Hazelnut Praline
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