Roses are red. Violets are blue. When celebrating Valentine’s Day, a label and quick food won’t do.
Instead, provide your swain to a top-notch dish during one of a many Lehigh Valley restaurants charity Valentine’s Day menus and special offers. Here are a few suggestions (check for hours and availability):
Adagio, Bethlehem: $75 Sweetheart Menu, featuring dual appetizers, dual entrees and dual desserts, Tuesday by Feb. 17. Entrée highlights embody almond-encrusted mahi mahi, bacon-wrapped scallops and crab cakes. 610-625-3777.
Ashley’s Signature Restaurant, Easton: $65 four-course menu, including second-course options shrimp lettuce wraps, bacon-wrapped dates, scallop ceviche and beet and goat cheese Neopolitan, Wednesday. 610-253-1971.
Bella’s Ristorante, Hellertown: $29.95 menu includes garlic bread, residence salad or crater of pasta fagioli, choice of entrée (filet gorgonzola, crab cake a la vincenzo, lobster Key West, sacchetti porcini portabella, lobster ravioli or veal Italiano), potion of booze and dessert, Friday by Wednesday. 610-748-1020.
Blue Grillhouse, Bethlehem Township: Specials, including parched foie gras, dry-aged New York support steak, seafood bouillabaisse and white chocolate ganache tort. Prices vary. 610-691-8400.
Daddy’s Place, Easton: Five-course dish for two, featuring a fourth-course of grilled chicken, beef and shrimp with grilled zucchini, onions and rice surfaced with almonds, Friday by Feb. 18. $49.99, includes bottle of wine. 610-438-4442.
Detzi’s Tavern, Wind Gap: Specials, including steep saltimbocca, lobster ravioli, crab cakes, roller and territory and shrimp and scallop kabobs, Wednesday. Prices vary. 610-863-9882.
The Dime, Allentown: Special menu, including braised rabbit, steep wings, filet mignon, baked oysters, squid ink ravioli lobster, hiss crème brulee and passion fruit pavlova, Saturday by Feb. 15. Prices vary. 484-273-4010.
Edge, Bethlehem: Three-course menu, including choice of salad, common entrée of roller and turf, Valrhona chocolate cake with Grand Marnier macerated strawberries and vanilla bean ice cream and nominal champagne, Friday, Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17. $125 per couple. 610-814-0100.
Folino Estate Vineyard Winery, Maxatawny Township: Valentine’s Day cooking event, including booze and chocolate pairing, four-course cooking (entree highlights embody brownish-red butter lobster, spinach and fungus filet mignon and veal saltimbocca), flower fragrance and live music. $165 per couple. 484-452-3633.
Glasbern Inn, Fogelsville: Four-course menu, including first-course options oysters Rockefeller, coconut shrimp and pan-seared foie gras, Wednesday. $75 per person. 610-285-4723.
Grille 3501, South Whitehall Township: Three-course menu, including entrée options of filet mignon, Maine lobster tails, veal cheeks, aristocrat salmon filet and steep breast, Wednesday. $58 per person. 610-706-0100.
Karlton Café, Quakertown: Specials, including filet crostini, pan-seared salmon, pressed lobster, chocolate truffle torte and strawberry whirl cheesecake, Wednesday. Prices vary. 215-538-8353.
The Little Corner Café, Bangor: Wine tasting cooking with Blue Ridge Winery, featuring boiled polenta cake with shrimp ragu, spinach salad with strawberries, goat cheese and candied walnuts; filet with milan sauce, asparagus and crushed potaoes; and chocolate mousse with raspberries, Wednesday. $34.95. 610-452-9170.
Luca’s Italian Bistro, Palmer Township: Specials, including Salmon Valentino (broiled salmon in tomato vinaigrette with balsamic glitter and crushed potatoes) and Seaside Honeymoon (lobster tail, shrimp, scallops and pile crab beef in pinkish booze salsa with pasta), Wednesday. Prices vary. 610-438-1535.
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar, Bethlehem: $60 couple’s cooking includes choice of appetiser to share, dual entrees and common dessert (red velvet tiramisu with Irish cream mascarpone or white chocolate cheesecake with champagne macerated strawberries), Wednesday. 610-861-7631.
The Meadow of Saucon Valley, Lower Saucon Township: Pretty in Pink Dinner and Dance, featuring hors d’oeuvres, prohibited smorgasboard (filet mignon figure station, steep ala marsala, shrimp alfredo and more), dessert list and DJ music, Feb. 16. Full-service bar will be open and prizes will be awarded for best pinkish dress and best dressed couple. $39.95 per person. 610-838-2190.
The Melting Pot, Bethlehem: Four-course menu, commencement with cherry pecan cheese fondue and finale with outlandish citrus white chocolate fondue or chocolate almond tranquillity fondue, Wednesday. $85.95 per chairman includes interrelated potion of champagne, crab scratch cocktail and print in Melting Pot frame. 484-241-4939.
Old Mill Family Restaurant, Pen Argyl: Specials, including fry primary rib of beef au jus, roller and territory and heart-shaped cream smoke with vanilla custard, glassy strawberries and churned cream. Prices vary. 610-863-1918.
The Pub by Wegmans, Allentown: Three-course menu, featuring choice of avocado and grapefruit salad or potato and black truffle chowder, tenderloin au poivre or crab-stuffed salmon and flourless chocolate cake, Friday by Wednesday. $59 per couple. 610-336-7960.
Riegelsville Inn: Four-course menu, including third-course options filet and foie and riesling rabbit and four-course selections brioche beignets and chocolate-covered strawberry cheesecake, Wednesday. $89 per couple. 610-749-0100.
Slopeside Pub and Grill, Lower Towamensing Township: Specials, including uninformed mozzarella burrata, cornish diversion hen coq au vin, house-made lobster agnolotti and chocolate fondue for two, Wednesday. Prices vary. 610-824-1557.
Social Still, Bethlehem: $35 three-course menu, including entrée options six-ounce filet mignon, pan-roasted “poulet rouge” steep and base unfeeling pot pie, Wednesday. 610-625-4585.
Taste of Italy Bar Grill, Hanover Township, Lehigh County: Specials, including lemon butter salmon, shrimp scallop scampi, tilapia shrimp picatta and twin pressed lobster tails, Friday by Feb. 18. Prices vary. 610-266-8011.
Tavern during a Sun Inn, Bethlehem: Four-course menu, including third march options bone-in pig chop, crab cakes, filet mignon, goat cheese-stuffed chicken, salmon and more. $100 per integrate includes your initial beverage. 610-419-8600.