Trina Restaurant & Lounge Sets the Valentine’s Day Trend with an Early Lovebirds Special Featuring a Menu of Love 2/14/09


Trina Restaurant & Lounge Sets the Valentine’s Day Trend
with an Early Lovebirds Special Featuring a Menu of Love

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – For lovers who are watching their wallets and planning to stay home on Valentine’s Day, Trina Restaurant & Lounge at The Atlantic Resort & Spa has sparked new interest in celebrating the most romantic day of the year with an early “Lovebirds” special for $39.00 per person from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on February 14. After 6:30 p.m., the “Menu of Love” will be available with additional offerings for $59.00 per person.

With the assistance of the Roman “God of Love,” Cupid, Executive Chef Brian Kay and a talented culinary team have created a love-filled, four-course menu inspired by the most romantic region of the world, the Mediterranean.

In keeping with Trina’s Valentine’s tradition, Chef Kay has named each course with a catchy and whimsical phrase to set the tone for love. This year’s “Menu of Love” pays a counter-tribute to Sweetheart Conversations Hearts, the top-selling and popular Valentine’s candy. Each dinner course has been named after the food-inspired phrases found on this year’s candy hearts: “Recipe 4 Love,” “Table 4 Two,” “Stir My Heart,” and “Sweet Love.”

New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) chose these love sayings to embrace the role romantic dinners play in celebrating love. Chef Kay chose to honor NECCO and the famous hearts for recognizing the evolution of ingredients, flavors, and cooking as a romantic art form. The “Menu of Love” features:

Recipe 4 Love: choice of asparagus veloute, hot and creamy with a parmesan tuile, or stuffed squid with braised artichoke bottoms and zesty tomato sauce, or prosciutto and figs — imported prosciutto and black mission figs with creamy gorgonzola, micro basil and aged balsamic

Table 4 Two: select between an arugula salad with sweet strawberries, toasted hazelnuts, and champagne vinaigrette or salad of baby watercress with seedless watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, extra virgin olive oil, kissed with fresh mint.

Stir My Heart: For the main course, a lobster risotto with Maine lobster served with Arborio rice and finished with sweet butter and fresh grated pecorino is an option. Lovers can also feast on s seared pomegranate duck, pan seared and served with butternut squash and Shiitake mushroom hash or stuffed jumbo shrimp, stuffed with peeky toe crab meat and served with a grilled yellow squash and zucchini napoleon and beurre blanc sauce; grilled lollipop veal chop with an asparagus flan and morel mushroom 39 sauce.

Sweet Love: one of three sweet creations — warm and silky, a warm dark chocolate cake served with almond cremolata over a bed of coriander and port marinated strawberries; soft and sweet, an orange and honey mousse torte with a rosewater-champagne sorbet and vanilla anise cream; wild and spicy, a banana and ginger semi-fredo with a warm coffee cream and candied pop rocks.

Add to the Splendor and Tell Valentine “BE MINE” in Any of Five Ways
Prior to or after dinner, The Atlantic Resort & Spa and its surroundings is the perfect way to say “I Love You” by:

Stealing a kiss from the fifth floor pool-side terrace of The Atlantic Resort & Spa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Holding hands and linger as you walk on the golden sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach
Sharing appetizers and drinks at the ultra-chic Trina Lounge
Relaxing together with a couple’s massage at Spa Atlantic
Making an overnight or weekend reservation at the intimate and luxurious Atlantic Resort & Spa

Trina Restaurant and Lounge is located at The Atlantic Resort & Spa, 601 Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, on A1A between Las Olas and Sunrise Boulevards. For reservations, call 954.567.8070. For more information, visit