Kismet's Restaurant & Catering (315 Crossgates Boulevard, Brandon, 601-825-8380)
On Saturday, Feb. 13, The Detectives Comedy Dinner Theatre will perform comedy "Couples Retreat" at Kismet's. Seating is at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.
Ciara's Bakery and Cafe (870 Avery Boulevard N., Ridgeland, 601-707-8530)
For Valentine's Day, Ciara's will have specials such as a nine-inch heart-shaped cake, cupcakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, Valentine's sugar cookies, 16-inch cookie cake, spiced pecans and bourbon balls. To place an order, call 601-956-1116 or email [email protected] Orders must be placed by Feb. 12, and any last-minute ones will incur a late fee. All pre-orders require a 50 percent non-refundable deposit.
Broad Street Baking Company (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601-362-2900, broadstbakery.com)
For Valentine's Day this year, Broad Street will do half-sized chocolate-covered strawberry-king cakes with a stuffed animal, Valentine sugar cookies and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Campbell's Bakery (3013 N. State St., 601-362-4628, 123 Jones St., Madison, 769-300-279)
Campbell's has heart-shaped teacakes, heart-themed petit fours and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601-982-8111, bravobuzz.com)
Valentine's Day weekend, BRAVO! will have a special Valentine's three-course menu in addition to the regular menu and also two featured cocktails. At press time, the menu had not been finalized.
Signa's Grille (680 Highway 51, Suite E., Ridgeland, 601-853-0266)
On Feb. 14, The Detectives Comedy Dinner Theatre will perform "Couples Retreat" during a Valentine's Day brunch. Seating begins at 11 a.m., and the show begins at 11:30 a.m. Tickets include a mimosa and a bloody Mary bar.
The Strawberry Cafe (107 Depot Drive, Madison, 601-856-3822)
From Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, in addition to its regular menu, The Strawberry Cafe will serve a special four-course menu that includes dishes such as crab and spinach-stuffed crab; Champagne and lobster bisque; grouper with baked rice, roasted corn and lump crab, artichoke hearts and tomatoes, and a butter cream sauce; and strawberry and chocolate
For Valentine's Day, The Strawberry Cafe will serve brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will have the four-course dinner service from 4:30 to 9 p.m., in addition to the regular menu. Reservations are recommended. The Valentine's Day menu is $95 per couple, and wine pairings are available for an additional cost. For more information, visit strawberrycafemadison.com.
Anjou Restaurant (361 Township Ave., 601-707-0587)
Valentine's Day weekend, Anjou will serve a 6-ounce filet with a 4-ounce lobster tail, roasted new potatoes and Haricots vert for $44; and sauteed redfish with roasted new potatoes, Haricots verts and a roasted tomato crabmeat butter sauce for $32.
Seafood R'evolution (1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite 9015, 601-853-3474, seafoodrevolution.com)
For Seafood R'evolution's Valentine's Day prix-fixe menu, the restaurant will have appetizers such as lobster bisque; salads such as the roasted baby beet salad with goat cheese and molasses-candied pecans; entrees such as wood-grilled redfish with crawfish, a scallion risotto, and Crystal hot sauce butter, and a 6-ounce petite filet mignon with lobster Bearnaise, truffled mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus; and desserts such as caramel pie, which has a salted peanut brittle, bourbon caramel sauce and whipped cream. For more information, find Seafood R'evolution on Facebook.
Nandy's Candy (1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 380, 601-362-9553)
For Valentine's Day, Nandy's Candy will have treats such as chocolate-covered Oreos and strawberries; caramel and milk chocolate-dipped apples drizzled in dark and white chocolate with Valentine's Day decorations; chocolate teddy bears and hearts; handmade letterpress boxes with foil-wrapped chocolate or assorted chocolates; Valentine's Day butter cookies; and more. For more information, find the business on Facebook.
Liquid Light Cafe (224 E. Capitol St., 769-208-8689)
Saturday, Feb. 13, Liquid Light will have "A Very Vegan Valentine's" dinner. The four-course menu includes dishes such as cauliflower soup with balsamic red onions and bibb lettuce; an Italian parsley-pistachio salad with lemon and a pistachio oil dressing; vegan bay "crab" cakes with polenta and a tomato-tarragon sauce; and a Neopolitan cheesecake. The dinner is from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, find Liquid Light on Facebook.
La Brioche Patisserie (2906 N. State St., 601-988-2299, labriochems.com)
For Valentine's Day, La Brioche has treats such as heart-shaped macarons; chocolate truffles in a variety of flavors such as coffee, caramel, cookies and cream and coconut hazelnut; and other treats.
Sugar Magnolia Takery (5417 Highway 25, Flowood, 601-992-8110)
This year, Sugar Magnolia Takery will have Valentine's Day treats such as king cakes, jumbo cupcakes and Valentine's Day-themed truffles. For more information, find the business on Facebook.
Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-420-4202, tableonehundred.com)
For Table 100's Valentine's Day menu, it will have silky poultry cream "princess" soup with shaved green asparagus, chicken dumplings and fresh black truffle; a surf and turf with black Angus filet or pan-seared Gulf snapper, crawfish etoufee, Delta Blue herb rice pilaf, and sauteed shiitake mushrooms and spinach; and baked Alaska for dessert.
Amerigo Italian Restaurant (6592 Old Canton Road, 601-977-0563; 155 Market St., Flowood, 601-992-1550; amerigo.net)
On Feb. 14, Amerigo will have Valentine's Day chef specials that include panko-crusted redfish topped with shrimp and a brown-butter sauce over goat cheese and spinach polenta, and seasoned vegetables; and blackened ribeye topped with crawfish, crab meat and a Gorgonzola herb butter sauce over oven-roasted chili potatoes and seasoned green beans. That day, it will also have a brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with items such as mimosas and crab cake Benedict.
Saltine Oyster Bar (622 Duling Ave., Suite 201, 601-982-2899)
Feb. 12-14, Saltine will have a special prix-fixe menu. The four-course menu includes dishes such as a half dozen French kiss oysters with cocoa mignette and chilies; goat cheese sformato with green strawberries, arugula, candied pumpkin seeds and toast; a poached Scottish salmon with roasted beets, rose water and Champagne; and for dessert, an almond milk sorbet with phyllo dough, pomegranate and local honey.
1908 Provisions (734 Fairview St., 601-948-3429, fairviewinn.com)
Valentine's Day weekend, 1908 will have a menu that includes dishes such as seared pork belly with Napa and Thai basil slaw, hoisin brittle and Sriracha; cornmeal-dusted redfish with smoked-poblano polenta, bacon-and-brown-sugar French beans and an ancho chili-Dijon vinaigrette; and a strawberry frangipane tart with candied almonds and
Jaco's Tacos (318 S. State St., 601-961-7001, jacostacos.net)
On Feb. 14, Jaco's will host a pop-up menu that includes dishes such as Salada Romantico, which is a light flower petal salad with nectar dressing; roasted-tomato chicken, which is free-range chicken served with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, goat cheese and buerre blanc; and tres leches with a caramel drizzle.
The Iron Horse Grill (320 W. Pearl St., 601-398-0151)
From Thursday, Feb. 11, to Sunday, Feb. 14, The Iron Horse will have a Valentine's Day menu that includes dishes such as a barbecue chicken quesadilla with Monterey Jack cheese, charcoal onions and bell peppers, and Iron Horse barbecue; and grilled redfish topped with Chef Pierre Pryor's crawfish Julie and served with Mexican rice and the vegetable of the day.
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