HAPPY VALENTINES from Chris & Maria Jeantet
Here's a quick guide of special places to consider for your Valentines celebration (notice our suggestions are of local establishments, it feels great to support local business owners, join us!):
Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant featuring singers Allison Scull and Victor Martin (530) 229-9449; 1790 Market St. Redding, CA. This is a great place to hear live music on weekends and enjoy a variety of great dishes at affordable prices. They have a selection of special wines to pair up with your dinner.
Share the LOVE and your TAPAS at Tapas Downtown,Restaurant & Bar located at 1257 Oregon St. in Redding. Featuring Valentines Day Brunch on Sunday, 2/14 from 10am - 2pm and live Classical Jazz by Sylvia Hill. If you'd rather celebrate on Friday or Saturday, Tapas Restaurant will have a Valentines Day special going on both of those nights (and Sunday night also). Dinner specials include Pan Seared Scallops with balsamic fig reduction, pecan wild rise and fresh vegetables or Duck Confit with pomegranate reductions, Israeli couscous and fresh vegetables. If Duck isn't for you, then get the 120oz herbed Rib-eye Steak.
For fresh, seasonal cuisine and a romantic night, take your sweetheart to Moonstone Bistro on 3425 Placer Street. Check out their MENUwhich changes seasonally...a glance at their amazing dishes will cause your taste buds to salivate! They will have a fantastic Sunday Brunch lineup on Valentines Day. One suggestion: Leave room for dessert! Call for reservations, 530-241-3663.
Rivers Restaurantis also a great place to celebrate, enjoy their Valentines Weekend specials on Saturday & Sunday, 2/13 & 2/14 with live entertainment provided by Bruno Grossi. Voted "Best of the North State 2009" by local residents, this amazing place will sure impress your sweetheart. Take a look at their Special 5-Course Gourmet Valentines Menu.
If Seafood is your thing, you'll love the award winning, Maritime Seafood Grill and their French California-inspired cuisine with a casual-Elegant atmosphere. See their MENU and call for reservations at 530-2269-0700.