Culinary Calendar: Valentine’s Day Edition 

click to enlarge Cuddle up at Boiler House.

Cuddle up at Boiler House.

The Valentine's Day menus are streaming in. Get those reservations in for the big day ASAP. Here's the breakdown of what's in store for El Dia De Los Enamorados this weekend. 

Ácenar (146 E. Houston St., 210-222-2362) will offer a three-course menu throughout Valentine's Day weekend. Price ranges from $39-$59 per plate, depending on which entree is selected.

Antler's Lodge at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa (9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, 210-520-4001) will feature a veritable Italian feast with choice of antipasti (burrata or Italian chopped salad), primi (a linguine of calamari, shrimp, clams, cherry tomatoes, serrano peppers and lemon oil, pappardelle or gnocchi), secondi (venison, grilled snapper or marinated NY strip) and dolce (frozen Champagne sabayon or chocolate tiramisu). Dinner starts at $75 per person with optional wine pairings at $50 per person. 

Get your sweetie something cute from the display cases at Bakery Lorraine (306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 110, 210-862-5582), which will carry lavender shortbread hearts, strawberry macaron tuxedos, raspberry rose japonaise, chocolate tart mexique and mahal, a sharing tart for two (so romantic, and cute). Macaron fans will also get a chance to try a special Valentine's Day mac pack featuring raspberry, passion fruit and chocolate.

The saccharine goodies continue over at Bird Bakery (5912 Broadway, 210-804-2473) where you'll find a February cupcake of the month (chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling and raspberry amaretto buttercream icing), hand-decorated Valentine's sugar cookies, Southern red velvet cupcakes and breakfast in bed packages for your loved one. 

Boiler House (312 Pearl Pkwy., Building 3, 210-354-4644) will offer V-Day themed specials on Friday and Saturday as well as a three-course option prix-fixe menu on Valentine's Night (Sunday) from 6 to 9 p.m. The prix-fixe menu is $59 per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $29.   

At Boudro's Texas Bistro (421 E. Commerce St., 210-224-8484), the kitchen will offer four courses prepared by chef Robbie Nowlin and co., including Maine lobster bisque, grilled Atlantic salmon or beef tenderloin and Vehlrona chocolate mousse with caramelized chocolate-dipped strawberries at $80 per couple. The menu is available from 3-11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

The Omni Colonnade (9821 Colonnade Blvd., 210-699-5857) will offer a five-course menu of watermelon salad, Texas bone-in ribeye or lemon aioli crusted salmon, and salted caramel chocolate tart at $95 per couple at Bolo's. Seatings are available for 6 and 8 p.m. for both Saturday and Sunday evening.

Citrus at Hotel Valencia (150 E. Houston St., 210-230-8412) will feature a three-course menu for Valentine's night with seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m. and dinner starting at $70 per person or $100 with wine pairing. Choose between seared scallops, mascarpone and sundried tomato ravioli and porcini-rubbed filet with roasted baby beets as your second course. 

Chef Luis Colon and his team at Folc (226 E. Olmos Drive, 210-822-0100) will serve a special six-course Valentine's Day menu for $95. Reservations for this Sunday night dinner, served from 5:30 to 9 p.m., are strongly encouraged. 

Taste new flavors at Grayze (521 E. Grayson St., 210-481-8776), which will feature its Valentine's Day prix-fixe menu Friday through Sunday with three courses, which include choice of cote du boeuf with port foie gras reduction, braised pork shank or seared diver scallops. The menu is available from 5 to 9 p.m. at $50 per person. 

Why not have a big steak to celebrate your love? J-Prime Steakhouse (1401 N. Loop 1604 W., 210-764-1604) will offer a prix-fixe menu on Sunday with reservations from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $89.95 per person.

At Kirby's Steakhouse (123 N. Loop 1604, 210-404-2221), enjoy a four-course menu that includes options like lobster tempura lollipops, 16-ounce NY strip with prosciutto and cold water lobster tail with scampi basil cream sauce. Receive $10 off the $89 menu when diners eat before 5 p.m.

Treat your sweet to La Frite (728 S. Alamo St., 210-224-7555) on Sunday, which will feature a choice of beef tenderloin with potato gratin, pheasant breast with wild rice pilaf or lobster risotto. Reservations can be made through 10 p.m. at $130 per couple. 

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