Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vegetarian Pre Fixe Menus on Valentines Day

It can be difficult to find places that have good vegetarian options on Valentines day. Many restaurants have special Valentines Day menus but fail to offer any vegetarian dishes. Here is a list of restaurants in Boston with great vegetarian options on Valentines Day.

Sel De Terre: Sel De Terre is a French restaurant with three restaurants in the Boston area. Their Long Wharf restaurant located on 255 State Street in Boston is offering a six course Vegetarian menu for for $85. Entrees include dishes such as truffled artichoke soup, mushroom roulade with white asparagus, fried quail eggs tarragon and glacage.

Hamersley's Bistro: Located in the South End, Hamersley's Bistro is offering a four course menu for $110 and includes at least one vegetarian option in every course. The main course is a mushroom wellington with winter vegetables and a sherry mushroom essence.

Craigie on Main: Craigie on Main, formerly Craig Street Bistro, with a new location on 853 Main Street, will offer a five course pre fixed menu with vegetarian options for $150.

Top of the Hub: Top of the Hub in Boston will be offering a four course vegetarian pre fixed menu for $250. The price does seem a little steep, but with the best views in Boston, it is one of the most romantic places.

Tamarind Bay: If you looking for something ethnic for Valentines Day, Tamarind Bay is offering a four course menu with vegetarian options including wine for $75. Known for great Indian food, Tamarind Bay is located in Harvard Square.

Elephant Walk: A French Cambodian fusion restaurant, Elephant Walk is one of my favorite restaurants. Although Elephant Walk does not have special pre-fixed menu for Valentines Day, they have many different vegetarian options on their regular menu as well as a 4 course pre fixed menu that is offered all year long with vegetarian options for only $33.95. Def my pick for best value and food.

If all else fails, plan a special romantic vegetarian dinner,it may mean more and you can kiss the chef:-)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Vegan Valentine's Day

Looking for a Vegetarian Valentine's Day and don't want to break the bank? Chef Didi Emmons is preparing a special Vegan Valentine's dinner at the Haley House Bakery for only $30. Check out the menu from the BVS website.

BVS Love-Infused Globe-Roaming Invigorating Vegan Valentine's Dinner


6:45 PM - Arrive, check in/pay, socialize
7:00 PM - Dinner

No animal ingredients

* Thai Salad of Pomegranate Love Nuts, Peanuts, Crispy Tofu with Minty Dressing Swaddled by Buttercup Lettuce

* Free-Form Pasta Layered with Roasted Butternut Squash, Chard, Ground Seitan Tomato Sauce, and Olive-You Tapanade

* with Onion Foccacia

* Good 'Ole Banana Cream Pie with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce

* Iced Love Potent #9, a Ruby Red Multi-Berry Iced Tea

$30 includes service!! Organic Beer or Wine Extra.

Never hesitate to arrive on your own to a BVS event, even a Valentine's Dinner!

PAYMENT: Pay on site as you arrive. $30 each in cash (exact change please) or check (made out to Haley House). NO CREDIT CARDS.


Haley House Bakery Cafe
2139 Washington St.
Dudley Square, Boston

The Cafe is set back in a parking lot, opposite the Hamill Gallery. It is 1.5 blocks from the intersection of Washington St. and Melnea Cass Blvd.

Free parking lot on site. Silver Line stops 1.5 blocks away at Melnea Cass Blvd.