Romance Is In The Air at Las Vegas’ Most Amorous Dining Hotspots

February 2, 2010 by  

Indulge in romance this Valentine’s Day with an unforgettable meal at a one of Las Vegas’ most romantic restaurants. Whether cozying up to a longtime sweetheart or wining-and-dining a new fling, the following restaurants around the city offer three distinct cuisines and are sure to impress that special someone.

Valentino at The Venetian-Resort-Hotel-Casino is offering a five-course prixe-fixe menu prepared by James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Luciano Pellegrini. Start the enchanting evening off with Kumamoto oyster with caviar and gazpacho granita; lobster caprese, with a butter-poached lobster medallion over heirloom tomatoes and warm Buffalo mozzarella with aged balsamic and basil oil; parmigiano-stuffed bucatini with butter and sage served over black truffle flavored Portobello mushrooms fondue; grilled prime filet with butternut squash flan, rapini and vincotto demi; and a chocolate sensations dessert, priced at $90 per person. An amorous wine pairing is available, featuring Sinskey Vin Gris, Friggiali Brunello di Montalcino, Batasiolo Barolo and Braida Brachetto, priced at $45. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (702) 414-3000 or by visiting

Origin India Restaurant and Bar located across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Paradise Road is presenting a five-course prixe-fixe menu with aphrodisiac-inspired ingredients. Chef Kuldeep Singh’s specially prepared menu of intriguing and exotic dishes will create a tantalizing dining experience. Begin the night with a complimentary glass of champagne or a refreshing Gulab-tini, along with Chef Singh’s amuse (organic artichoke and potato dumpling soup). The first course offers a selection of one of the following: pickle-spiced tandoor-seared swordfish served with langoustine pakora and mint sauce, spicy Chettinad-style lamb filet tenderloins served with baby uttapam and coconut lime soup, tandoor-cooked organic chicken breast marinated in cardamom cream cheese and saffron served with a fragrant coriander and basil sauce, or a vegetarian option of Indian-style tempura baby eggplant served with roasted eggplant and cumin chutney; enjoy a palate-cleansing strawberry sorbet as an intermezzo treat; the main course offers a selection of one of the following: five-spice pan-seared wild halibut filet served with asparagus risotto, masala pan-fried organic chicken breast with mixed pepper served on asparagus tips jalfrazi with ajwan seed scented layered bread, slow-braised Old Lucknow-style lamb neck nehari finished with saffron and aromatic spices served with fragrant pilau rice, or a vegetarian option of wild mushroom and potato dumpling stuffed with dates and ginger served with a fresh tomato basil sauce and chickpea cake. Top off this delectable feast with a delicious vermicelli panna cota with mango jelly and blackberry sauce. This dreamy spread is priced at $59 per person and is also available with vegetarian options for $49 per person. Add an impressive wine pairing for an additional $30. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (702) 734-6342 or visiting

Marché Bacchus French Bistro & Wine Market in Desert Shores is showcasing a full weekend of romance this Valentine’s Day in an alluring and picturesque atmosphere. Cozy up by the fireplace lakeside in a newly enclosed patio with heaters while dining on an enticing four-course prixe-fixe dinner menu prepared by Executive Chef Jean Paul Labadie, available February 13-14. Pamper your sweetheart with this romantic delight featuring lobster, ham and celery root timbale with hardboiled egg emulsion topped with fried asparagus and caviar; pan-fried sole on a crab and chive risotto with buerre blanc sauce and fried capers; seared filite of beef on rum mashed potatoes, foies gras gravy and wild mushrooms; and New Orleans-style beignets with chocolate sauce, raspberry couli and chocolate-dipped strawberries. This mood-setting menu is priced at $75 per person and includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. On February 14, the restaurant is also offering a special three-course Champagne brunch with unlimited champagne, mimosas and Kir Royales from 11am-3pm, priced at $49 per person. Soothing live music by guitarist Dirk Kleutgens will be featured during Sunday’s brunch and dinner hours. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (702) 804-8008 or at

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