Valentine’s Day dining

2013-02-07T00:00:00Z Valentine’s Day dining Arizona Daily Star
February 07, 2013 12:00 am

 There’s lots to love in Tucson this Valentine’s Day, from cooking classes to a candlelight tour and dinner at Colossal Cave, to wine-paired gourmet courses to $3 Red Hots. All listed specials are for Feb. 14 and priced per person, excluding tax and gratuity, unless otherwise noted. And definitely make reservations.

The Abbey - 6960 E. Sunrise Drive. Four-course dinner with optional wine flight featuring three wines $45, $25 more for wine flight. 299-3132.

Abrego Grill at Torres Blancas - 3233 S. Abrego Drive, Green Valley. Three-course menu offers starter and dessert; entree choices from chicken Florentine for $19.95 to New York strip for $27.95. 4-8 p.m. 625-9192.

Arizona Family Restaurant - 80 W. Esperanza Blvd., Green Valley. Specials as well as regular menu. Each couple gets a flower and dessert. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Prices vary. 625-3680.

The Bamboo Club - 5870 E. Broadway. Choose from two pre-set couples menus with appetizer and dessert to share, or regular menu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Prices vary. 514-9665.

Blanco Tacos & Tequila - 2905 E. Skyline Drive. Each guest may choose a starter and entree and a dessert to share. Menu also includes specialty margarita, beer or nonalcoholic beverage. 4 p.m. $45 per couple. 232-1007.

Bluefin - 7053 N. Oracle Road. Special a la carte menu will feature oyster bar, entree specials, and regular menu favorites. 5-9 p.m. $21-30. 531-8500.

Breeze Patio Bar and Grill at the Radisson Suites - 6555 E. Speedway. Four-course dinner includes champagne. Music by the Bad News Blues Band, dancing, and a silent auction of handmade jewelry to benefit Casa de Los Niños. 6-10 p.m. $35. 731-1414.

Cafe a la C'art - 150 N. Main Ave. Three-course prix fixe includes dessert and a glass of champagne. 5-9 p.m. $36. 628-8533.

Colossal Cave Mountain Park - 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail. Candlelight tour and dinner under the ramada. Menu features salad, mesquite-grilled steak or salmon, veggies and Becky's Sweetheart Cherry-Chocolate Cheesecake; no-host wine and beer bar. 6-9 p.m. $45, $85 per couple. 647-7275.

Cuisine Classique Cooking School - 1060 W. Magee Road. Hands-on table-side cooking class with 36-year-sweethearts Mardi and Bob. Make and eat your own steak Diane, classic Caesar salad and more. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $119 per couple. 797-1677.

Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress - 311 E. Congress St. Regular dinner menu and memorable specials. Items range from Black Forest torte for $8.95 to filet mignon for $32. 5 p.m. 798-1618.

Dakota Cafe & Catering - 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Couples menu of three-course prix fixe, or a la carte entree pricing available starting at $27. 5-10 p.m. $65 per couple. 298-7188.

Delectables Restaurant & Catering - 533 N. Fourth Ave. Prix fixe includes an appetizer, two salads, two entrees and a sweet selection to share. A la carte pricing available, entertainment from Nowhere Man & a Whiskey Girl. 6-10 p.m. $80 per couple. 884-9289.

Diablos Sports Bar & Grill - 2545 S. Craycroft Road. Sweetheart dinner for two includes entrees, choice of appetizer or dessert to share and two drinks. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $35 per couple. 514-9202.

Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails - 135 S. Sixth Ave. Choice of three-course dinner for $45 or four-course dinner for $60. Bar menu available at the bar only. 5-10 p.m. 623-7700.

El Parador - 2744 E. Broadway. Specials and regular menu Thursday through Sunday. Buffet Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., full menu beginning at 4 p.m. until close. $17.95 and under. 881-2744.

Ghini's French Caffe - 1803 E. Prince Road. Aphrodisiac lunch for two includes wine and house dessert for $25 per couple. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 326-9095.

Gold at Westward Look Resort - 245 E. Ina Road. Three-course prix fixe with a panoramic mountain view. Choices include smoked mountain trout to steak Oscar with crabmeat and pan-seared sea bass and dessert options. 5-9 p.m. $59. 297-1151.

The Grill at San Ignacio - 4201 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Four-course menu with appetizer, soup or salad, dessert and entrees from pan-seared stuffed chicken for $24.95 to New York strip Oscar for $31.95. 4-8 p.m. 648-3469.

Grill on the Green at Canoa Ranch - 5800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Appetizer and sweetheart salad or wild mushroom bisque begins this four-course menu. Entrees from champagne chicken for $23.95 to marinated rack of lamb for $37.95 and special dessert. 4-8 p.m. 393-1933.

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro - 5845 N. Oracle Road. Gluten-free Valentine's-inspired treats for your loved ones. Cookies, cakes, pies and cupcakes including chocolate-dipped strawberries. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. $3-$45. 408-9000.

Jax Kitchen - 7286 N. Oracle Road. Four-course dinner with lots of options. Add three-wine flight for $25. 5 p.m. $45. 219-1235.

Jonathan's Cork - 6320 E. Tanque Verde Road. Regular dinner menu or specials, entrees from $22 to $44. Specific seating times from 5-9:30 p.m. 296-1631.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa - 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

• Primo Restaurant- Patio dining with four-course menu featuring grilled Niman Ranch filet mignon and butter-basted diver scallops. 5:30-9 p.m. $85, $115 with wine pairing. 792-3500.

• Signature Grill - Four-course menu featuring sea bass, herb-grilled lamb chops and a decadent dessert course. 5-10 p.m. $59, $100 per couple. 791-6064.

Kingfisher Bar & Grill - 2564 E. Grant Road. Special menu featuring favorites and Valentine's items. Starting at $19. Last seating at 11 p.m. 323-7739.

Lodge on the Desert - 306 N. Alvernon Way. Six-course tasting menu with optional perfectly paired wines. Seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $75, $30 more per couple with wine pairing. 320-2014.

Maynard's Market + Kitchen - 400 N. Toole Ave. Aphrodisiacs-inspired three-course prix fixe with wine pairing. Choices include oysters, surf 'n' turf and lobster with warm chocolate cake for dessert. Regular menu also available. 5 p.m. $65; $235 for party of four with wine. 545-0577.

Metropolitan Grill - 7892 N. Oracle Road. Starter for two, soup or salad and entree choices from stuffed roasted acorn squash for $21.95 to rotisserie roasted New York strip with grilled shrimp for $32.95 are included in the four-course menu with dessert. 4-10 p.m. 531-1212.

McMahon's Prime Steakhouse - 2959 N. Swan Road. Four-course dinner includes an appetizer and soup or salad, entree and dessert. Entrees from crab-stuffed chicken for $35.95 to twin cold-water lobster tails for $59.95. 4-10 p.m. 327-7463.

Old Pueblo Grille - 60 N. Alvernon Way. Four-course menu with one starter and soup or salad for each guest. Entree offerings from spinach and mushroom enchiladas for $19.95 to sea bass with Mexican white shrimp for $31.95. 4-9 p.m. 326-6000.

The Parish Gastropub - 6453 N. Oracle Road. Three-course prime rib dinner includes salad and dessert, or regular menu. Bar Tour for $20 per person with cocktail samples from fizzes to Alexanders. 5 p.m.-midnight.$60 per couple, $20 additional for Bar Tour. 797-1233.

Pastiche Modern Eatery - 3025 N. Campbell Ave. Three-course Lovers Menu available Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 16. Regular menu at regular pricing also available. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. $30. 325-3333.

Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch - 1 W. La Osa Ranch Road, Sasabe. Three-course dinner in Hacienda dining room, cozy overnight stay in a room with a fireplace, bottle of wine, chocolate truffles and a full hot breakfast the next morning. Feb. 14-16. Check-in at 3 p.m., checkout at 11 a.m. $249 per couple. 823-4257.

Reid Park Zoo - 1100 S. Randolph Way. Zoological Society's annual dinner buffet featuring prime rib and roast turkey. Jazz from Indigo, and a lighthearted discussion on animal mating behaviors. Reservations required; two seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. $50. 881-4753.

Sullivan's Steakhouse - 1785 E. River Road. Three-course dinner for two, Kiss Royale cocktail included. Additional cocktails and appetizers available. Diners receive $25 gift card toward next visit. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 14-16. $89 per couple. 299-4275.

Tucson Dinner Theater - 2744 E. Broadway. Celebrate Cupid's jour l'amour with dinner and a comedy production of "Murder at the Vampire's Wedding." Includes three-course candlelit dinner, three-act show, champagne toast, roses, souvenirs and dancing. 7-9:30 p.m. $42. 624-0172.

Wildflower - 7037 N. Oracle Road. Three-course menu includes smoked salmon potato galette, braised beef short ribs and lemon brioche doughnuts for dessert. $45 from 4 to 5:30 pm; $55 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 219-4230.

Wooden Nickel Tavern - 1908 S. Country Club Road. Specials include a dozen wings, fries and two beers for $12. Red Hots for $3. 11 a.m.-midnight. 323-8830.

Zinburger, both locations - One entree and drink per person, one side and one dessert to share. 6390 E Grant Road, 298-2020; 1865 E. River Road, 299-7799. 4-9:30 p.m. $40 per couple.

Compiled by Hannah Gaber

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