First Sight Cucumber gazpacho Spicy oyster optional
Diego's Courtly Love Maine lobster and crab salad Fennel, citrus segments, micro cilantro, watercress
The Romance of Frida & Diego Frida Pan-seared quail & pepita mole Celery root mashed potatoes tower, butternut squash, romanesco Diego Beef Wrapped in Puff Pastry Huitlacoche duxelle, poblano and piloncillo sauce, chipotle tower shaved asparagus, spaghetti squash
One of The Other Lovers Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Spaghetti squash, corn, cheese, butternut squash potatoes Shaved asparagus
Naughty End Frida's Passionfruit Tres Leches -or- Diego's Trio
II. Obviously, the Paris is the perfect choice for those who can't afford the real place. The Parisian five-course menu is $69.95 per person plus tax and a 20 percent service charge. Wine pairings will also be available and there will be live music from St. Boheme. Call 801-486-5585.
Menu "La Vie En Rose" First Shepherd's Farm Fresh Goat Cheese and Basil Ravioli, Ciroc Vodka Sauce -or- Thai Spiced Lump King Crab Cakes, Mango Salsa, Spicy Miso Aioli
Second Salad of Butter Lettuce, Hass Avocado, Grapefruit, Fennel, Asparagus, Green Goddess Dressing -or- Lobster Bisque with Tarragon-Cognac Cream
Third Pink Grapefruit & Champagne Sorbet, Pomegranate Seeds
Fourth Pan-Seared Pancetta Wrapped Loch Duart Scottish Salmon, Fresh Day Boat Scallop, Beurre Rouge, Whole Roasted Garlic, Shallots & Thyme, Manchego Potato Gratin -or- Wood-Fired Oven-Roasted, Fresh, All Natural Lavender Honey Glazed Chicken Breast, Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables and Arugula Salad -or- Pan-Seared Filet of Prime Black Angus Beef Oscar- Alaskan King Crab, White Asparagus, Sauce Choron (Tomato Bearnaise), Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Fifth Nougat Glace with Chestnut Honey and Pomegranate seeds -or- Warm Molten Chocolate Cake, Orange Blossom Gelato
III. And for you procrastinators, Bambara will celebrate Valentine's Day all month long with a promotion called Indulge, Crave. Obsess. (Those verbs sound like they are in reverse order, but that's okay with me.)
On Valentine's weekend Chef Nathan Powers will be serving a special sweetheart menu, and specialty desserts cooked up "just for love" will be featured all month: warm Valrhona chocolate bundt cake and a trio of Valentine's creme brulee- Mexican, dark and white chocolate.
Plus, if you "like" Bambara on Facebook and share your favorite romantic story about the restaurant and/or Hotel Monaco, you'll have a chance to win a complimentary dinner for two at Bambara along with a night's stay at Hotel Monaco. Call 801-363-5454