Let love live on Valentine’s Day with the help of The Aquitaine Group, Boston’s award-winning restaurant group with eight restaurants in and around the Boston area. With a diverse selection of restaurants offering romantic specials on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, each Valentine’s menu will be available a la carte, as well as in addition to each restaurant’s regular dinner menu.
Restaurant specials are as follows:
A Parisian bistro nestled in Boston’s South End neighborhood, Aquitaine fully envelops what a date night should be. Romantic yet bustling with energy, this Boston staple offers French cuisine that stands the test of time, and with a new renovation, the ambiance is the ultimate date night backdrop. On Valentine’s Day, enjoy a la carte specials prepared by Chef de Cuisine Bob Krajewski from 5:00PM to 10:00PM including first course options like Parmentier of Jonah Crab with avocado, sesame tuile, baby radish and upland cress salad, and main course options that include Merlu Poele, pan roasted cod, basted with lemon and thyme, confit aux legumes de terre and sauce romesco. Valentine’s specials will be served in addition to the regular dinner menu and are available from 5:00PM – 10:00PM. To view the full menu, click here. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 617-424-8577. Aquitaine is located at 569 Tremont Street, Boston MA, 02118.
This Mediterranean café is The Aquitaine Group’s premier location and with its intimate and charming atmosphere, this hidden gem is the quintessential spot to toast to love. Chef de Cuisine Dolly Bourommavong will bring love to life with a menu that includes first course options like Crispy Camembert with roasted pears and truffle honey ($11.95), as well as main course selections like Cocoa Crusted Venison with Celeriac puree, rainbow carrots, Maitake mushrooms and madeira sauce ($33.95). Specials will be served from 5:00PM – 10:00PM in addition to the regular dinner menu. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 617-247-2931. To view the full menu, click here. Metropolis is located at 584 Tremont Street, Boston MA, 02118.
Step onto the beautifully lit streets of Rome at Cinquecento, a Roman trattoria with Chef de Cuisine Justin Winters at the helm. On Valentine’s Day, guests will enjoy a la carte selections for the first course that include Alaskan Side-Striped Shrimp, lightly poached with Saffron aioli, grapefruit and celery ($14), as well as entrées like Merluzzo Arrosto, roasted cod, celeriac puree, poached artichokes, new potatoes and garlic glassa ($29). Cinquecento will be open on 5:00PM – 10:00PM, and the specials will be available in addition to the regular dinner menu. To view the full menu, click here. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 617-338-9500. Cinquecento is located at 500 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA, 02118.
Located steps away from Cinquecento, Gaslight is the classic romantic brasserie. With its hand-crafted Parisian zinc bar, reclaimed wood floors, mosaic tiles, beamed wood ceilings, nicotine stained walls and antique mirrors, Gaslight’s decor is what makes this the perfect location for a couple to stop time and savor the moment. Chef de Cuisine Curtis Healy prepares first course options that include Pan Seared Foie Gras with Seville orange, hazelnuts, sauternes honey and house made brioche ($19), as well as main course selections like Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Brussel sprouts, cippolini onions, red kuri squash and foie gras emulsion ($32). Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made by calling 617-422-0224. Gaslight will open 5:00PM – 10:00PM, and specials will be available in addition to the regular dinner menu. To view the full menu, click here. Gaslight is located at 560 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA, 02118.
La Motta’s is the Aquitaine Group’s neighborhood restaurant and modern Italian osteria, located in the heart of SoWa Boston. Wine and dine a loved one, or take friends to the head table and celebrate being single! Chef de Cuisine Justin Winters presents an impressive menu that includes Roasted Clams, pan roasted Manilla clams, crispy pancetta and cured radish ($13), as well as entrée selections that include Monkfish, pan roasted monkfish, white asparagus, caper berries and crispy speck ($27.50). Specials will be served 5:00PM – 10:00PM in addition to the regular dinner menu. Click here to view the full menu. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 617-338-5300. La Motta’s is located at 1357 Washington Street, Boston MA, 02118.
Both sister restaurants to the original Aquitaine Bar á Vin Bistrot, these dining destinations offer special three course options on Valentine’s Day. At the Chestnut Hill location, Chef de Cuisine Robert Morotto is preparing dishes that include Caramelized Bay Scallops with tasso and shallot ragout, frisée and apple cider vinaigrette, as well as entrée options that include Crispy Confit of Duck Leg with pomegranate beet puree, Maitake mushrooms and local squash ragout. Dedham’s Chef de Cuisine, Josh Clark, will feature Wagyu Beef Carpaccio to start with shaved reggiano, crispy capers, pickled beech mushrooms and garlic aioli ($15.95), as well as entrees that include Venison Medallions with truffle mashed potato, butternut squash, Tuscan kale and red wine jus ($34.95). Both locations will be open from 4:00PM to 10:00PM and the specials will be served in addition to the regular dinner menus. Reservations are highly recommended at both locations and can be made by calling Dedham at 781-471-5212, and Chestnut Hill at 617-734-8400. Aquitaine Dedham is located at 500 Legacy Place, Dedham MA, 02026. Aquitaine Chestnut Hill is located at 11 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill MA, 02467. To view Dedham’s full menu, click here, and for Chestnut Hill, click here.
The Aquitaine Group has brought the American counterpart of their French original to the North Shore Market Street in Lynnfield. Savor the flavors from Chef de Cuisine Steve Morlino that include first course options like Pan Seared Valley Foie Gras with candied kumquats, hazelnut brittle and toasted brioche ($18), as well as entrées that include Braised Veal Osso Buco with Saffron risotto, orange gremolata, and white wine-rosemary reduction ($36). Gaslight will be open from 5:00PM to 10:00PM and the specials will be available in addition to the regular dinner menu. To view the full menu, click here. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made by calling 781-334-3433. Gaslight Lynnfield is located at 1100 Market Street, Lynnfield MA 01940.
For more information please visit www.aquitainegroup.com.