Valentines Day Dinner in Nolita: Where to go?

Valentines Day Snow Heart
Valentines Day Snow Heart

Ok so it’s Valentines day in 3 days and V Day falls on a Friday, so you really have no excuse but to go out for dinner with your lover! This week has been a busy one, Fashion Week has just about killed us all and you’ve not have a spare second to think about where to dine. It’s cold out, so let’s not venture far. Here are our top 3 recommendations for Valentines Day Dinner in Nolita we know will seal the deal and impress your special love!

Public  Our pick numero uno!

Ok you guys you just can not go wrong with Public. It’s impressive, the food is just epic, and it’s a place where you just feel special from the moment you walk in the doors. Start with a slow warm drink in the bar, then wonder over to your cosy candlelit table.  Call 212 343 7011 to make your reservation.

Public NYC Nolita
Public NYC Nolita

This is Public’s special V Day Menu:

1 Pear and lavender gazpacho with candied ginger, smoked tofu and truffle

2 Raw Kumamoto oysters with burnt orange, pickled hijiki and Asian pear

or

Roasted baby carrots with avocado, French breakfast radish, cilantro delfino and Meyer lemon jam

3 Pastrami cured Ora king salmon with buckwheat waffle, coconut ricotta, celery and pickled green tomato

or

Wagyu carpaccio with crispy wild mushroom polenta, charred cipollini onion, yuzu-truffle aioli and mache

4 Roasted black bass with butternut squash and miso puree, braised artichokes, Jonah crab claw and black garlic vinaigrette

or

Australian lamb loin with red harissa, saffron and bone marrow gigante beans and sweet onion salad

5 Selection of artisanal Spanish cheeses:
Cana de Cabra, Roncal, and La Peral with traditional and
non-traditional garniture

or

Chocolate cake with passion fruit cream and milk foam
or
Blood orange panna cotta with ricotta golden syrup cream and brûléed pink pomelos

Parm Pick numero deux – fixed $65 menu

Ok, so it’s a totally different atmosphere then Public, much more low-key, chilled and down to earth, but hey maybe that’s what you two are in the mood for! Their food is terrific, so don’t worry about that! The ice cream cake I am literally obsessed with and just can’t stop craving. Parm is offering a $65 menu.

Parm Ice cream cake
Parm Ice cream cake
Parm Valentines Day Menu
Parm Valentines Day Menu

Emporio – Pick Numero Trois – fixed $55 menu

Emporio delivers a solid dining experience bringing a rustic authentic Tuscan style to Nolita. Def dine at the back under their beautiful conservatory glass roof is truly atmospheric and very romantic! Plus their wood burning oven is a guarantee to keep you guys warm and toasty.

Emporio NYC Nolita Conservatory
Emporio NYC Nolita Conservatory

Valentine’s Day Friday, February 14th, 2014 serving a reduced a la card menu and a $55 Prix Fixe

oyster 3 Wellfleet Ma. with prosecco and pink peppercorn mignonette

Appetizer
Soup
sunchokes and fennel vellute with Nova Scotia Lobster and caviar creme fraiche
Red Endive and Fuji Persimmon Salad toasted hazelnut, kohlrabi, pecorino di fossa
Alaskan King Crab leek emulsion, pickled nail mushroom, Brussels sprouts
Veal and Ricotta Meatballs braised escarole, chestnut, truffle broth
Red Grouper Crudo pickled pepper, pistachio, blood oranges
Baby Tuscan Kale and Hen of the Wood Mushroom soft poached day farm egg, pecorino Romano

Main
Painted Hill Farm Grass Fed Fillet Mignon cauliflower emulsion, bacon lardon, Brussels sprouts and baby carrots
Grass Fed Beef Short Ribs parmesan white polenta, grilled Trevisano radicchio, “aceto tradizionale”
Wild Striped Bass lobster and jumbo lump crab meat guazzetto
Gnudi ricotta and pumpkin dumpling, tomato fondue, chanterelle mushroom, wilted spinach and pine nut
Squid Ink Lasagnette
Ligurian tomato and seafood ragù, shrimp, bay scallops & squid
Nova Scotia Lobster Risotto ($15 supplement) fresh shaved Perigord truffles
Seared Diver Scallops olive oil smashed sunchokes, white asparagus, lady apple
Grass Fed Pennsylvania Lamb Chop ($10 supplement) potato gallette, roasted artichokes

Dessert
Mascarpone Gelato Affogato amarena cherries, hazelnut, amaretto cookie praline, rum spiked espresso shot
Almond Rosemary Polenta Cake strawberry and bay leaf soup, crème fraîche gelato
Menu subject to change slightly due to availability of ingredients