Dining Out for Valentine’s Day

| February 3, 2011

At this point in February, most men are either drowning their sorrows from a Super Bowl loss or still hungover from a celebratory win. And as much as I hate to break it to you guys, Fantasy Football is finished, so turn off SportsCenter and turn on that special lady in your life.

Valentine’s Day is all about romance and proving to your lady that while 364 days of the year you might be lazy, wear dirty socks and forget to take out the trash, you can still deliver beyond her expectations.

Rule No. 1: Be proactive and don’t wait until the day before to make reservations. Use these hot spots as a game plan to wow your lady. I guarantee this outcome will be a win-win for both teams.

Proof on Main

Proof on Main

Proof on Main

Never been to Proof on Main? Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to try something new. With chef Michael Paley offering a special prix fixe menu, the only call you’ll have to make is to the hostess.

Reservations are available between 5:30 and 10 p.m. If you want to go one step further, you can opt for the hotel package, which starts at $259 and includes chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne and a rose petal turndown.

702 W. Main St.
(502) 217-6360

Jeff Ruby's

Jeff Ruby's

Jeff Ruby’s

Alright cowboy – this one’s for you. Indulge in any of the famous Jeff Ruby prime steaks, and she’ll think you’re a saint for taking the time to make a reservation at this Louisville favorite.

The setting is already romantic, so place an order ahead of time for the charcoal herb grilled oysters and let the aphrodisiacs set in. Jeff Ruby is practically your QB in this one, so don’t drop the ball.

325 West Main Street
(502) 584-0102

BLU Italian Grille

BLU Italian Grille

BLU Italian Grille

Not so crazy about Valentine’s Day falling on a Monday? The Louisville Marriott Downtown has made it easy on you. Celebrate the Saturday before and sleep in the next day. A special dinner menu at BLU Italian Grille and hotel package is available on Saturday, Feb. 12, and Monday, Feb. 14.

BLU’s Valentine’s menu includes “Brie my Valentine Salad” and “Chocolate fondue for two.” Take advantage of the $249 hotel package that includes brunch the next morning.

280 W. Jefferson St.
(502) 627-5045

Corbett's: An American Place

Corbett's: An American Place

Corbett’s: An American Place

Spend quality time with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day over a five-course dinner at Corbett’s. With special wine pairings available, you’ll definitely have reason to toast the occasion.

The cost is $85 per person and includes entrees such as sea bass or prime beef that will keep this power play lasting well into the next quarter.

5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
(502) 327-5058

Z's Fusion

Z's Fusion

Z’s Fusion

Venture downtown this Valentine’s Day and indulge in this contemporary yet romantic locale. Z’s Fusion offers American classics with modern flavors – and isn’t that what you are, hunk?

Highlight your skills by ordering the tempura fried calamari with sweet heat dipping sauce and let the atmosphere work its magic.

115 S. Fourth St.
(502) 855-8000

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Lauren DePaso
Voice-Tribune Staff Writer Lauren DePaso enjoys being a tourist in her own city, exploring the nightlife and cheering on the Cards. A Louisville native, she currently resides in St. Matthews.

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