We know it’s still January, but these specialty menu reservations sure fill up quickly. In order to give our readers a fighting chance at nabbing a table at some of Charlotte’s best Valentine’s Day menus, we whipped together this quick little guide. These are 5 of the best pre fixe menus we could find in Charlotte that are still reserving tables at great prices. Enjoy.
1. Red Salt by David Burke
For $95 per person, enjoy a pre-fixe menu from Red Salt. For the first course, go for either Lobster Dumplings with rose petal butter, burrata, or for an additional $8, try oysters or a clothesline of delicious bacon. For the second course, choose from salt-aged filet mignon with duck fat potatoes, salmon, short rib, or even butter-poached lobster. Finally, for dessert, you can try a chocolate cappuccino bomb, cheesecake pops, or a chocolate, heart-shaped cake. Hurry and make your reservation here.
Dressler’s is doing an upscale, 4-course meal for $110 that’s looking to be a delicious option with many items to choose from per course. For a starter, they’re offering plates like crispy goat cheese, seared rare ahi tuna, and a jumbo shrimp cocktail. Salads consist of chopped romaine, mixed greens, or arugula salad. For the main, choose between seared scallop linguini, to rib eye, to Kansas City strip steak, to Mahi Mahi. Finally, for dessert, try their Chocolate Espresso Cake, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cake, or Apple Pie served a la mode. Make a reservation here.
Italian favorite, Stagioni, will be doing a delicious pre fixe menu, four courses, for $85 plus tax plus 20% gratuity. For a small sampler, the menu begins with a fried parmesan bite with tomato jam and you can choose between a mixed green salad, baked artichoke or a fritto misto di mare for an appetizer. For a second course, choose between a smoked paprika and tomato ravioli with fresh ricotta filled ravioli in a cream sauce or spiced pappardelle with orange, ginger and nutmeg pasta. For the third course, choose between lamb, pork chops, or pan-seared tile fish. Finally, for dessert, they’re offering a chocolate almond torte or a hot date pudding. Make a reservation here.
4. Alchemy at C3 Lab
Alchemy at C3 Lab will be offering a four-course pre fixe menu that offers a variety of different options, no matter your diet or palate. For starters, choose between lobster bisque, an arugula strawberry salad, or eggplant rollatini. For the second course, you’ll get a tasty artichoke ceviche. For the third course, you can try dishes like pan-seared scallops, prime rib, or maple mustard pork tenderloin with gnocchi. For dessert, choose either apple walnut rum cake, hazelnut crunch cake, chocolate raspberry bombe, or chocolate ravioli. Make your reservation here.
This five-course menu is a little cheaper than other menus we’ve seen, coming in at only $90 per person. Within this five-course menu, you get a Tuna Crudo for an appetizer, a choice of a local greens salad or roasted fig toast for your second course, the vcoice of roasted oysters or local trumpet mushrooms with a crostini, a choice of either braised short ribs, pan-roasted grouper, or pan-seared duck breast for your fourth course, and finally, for the fifth, you get a dessert called the Heart-Shaped Box with strawberry mouse, ruby chocolate, and raspberry cremeux. Hurry and make your reservation here.
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