A Taste Of Love – Valentines at Varanese

Starts At 4:00 pm
On Wed Feb 14
Add to Google

Hearts of Romaine, Hearts of Palm and Fried Artichoke Hearts

Topped with Snow Pea Tendrils Gorgonzola Cheese, Grape Tomatoes,

Toasted Almonds and Strawberry Vinaigrette


Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Caramelized Onions and Melted Boursin Cheese


Jumbo Fried Oysters with Mustard Remoulade and Chipotle Cocktail Sauce


Certified Angus Steak Tartar

Served with Fried Quail Egg and Toast Points


Soup de Jour

$5 cup / $8 bowl

Pan Seared Hawaiian Butterfish (Walu)

Served over Crab and Chive Risotto

Topped with Corn and Edamame Succotash

Finished with a Roasted Corn Butter Sauce


Grilled 16oz. Certified Angus Ribeye Steak

Served with Truffled Cavatappi Mac n Cheese

Finished Lobster Compound Butter and Natural Reduction


Cast Iron Seared Diver Scallops and Saffron Fettuccini Pasta

Tossed with Spinach and Oyster Mushrooms

With a Savory Lobster Butter Sauce


Grilled Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin

Served over Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes

Finished with Red Wine Hollandaise and Black Pepper Demi


Dessert for Two”

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Pie

Topped with Shaved Chocolate Served with Strawberry Ice Cream – 12


Chocolate - Contains central nervous system stimulants that make people feel better. Rumor has it that Montezuma drank 50 cups of chocolate every day to boost his virility so that he could keep up with his harem of 600 women! Some ancient monks were forbidden to eat chocolate because of its potential to initiate sexual thoughts.

Tomatoes - The French believed tomatoes to be love apples. Some historians believe that the original forbidden fruit in the Bible was actually the tomato.

Strawberries - Associated with romance because of its abundance of seeds on each piece of fruit making it very fertile, it is also light on the palate to keep the minds and bodies of the romantic alert and active.

Vanilla - The ultimate in aromatherapy for the soul.

TrufflesScent is similar to the human male sex hormone; they are also rare and expensive which adds to their allure.

Broccoli Rabe – The ground seeds of various plants in the brassica family were believed to increase virility.

Asparagus – Reputed to stir up lust in men and women.

GarlicThe heat ignites the flames of passion in men and women.

Basil(sweet basil)Stimulates the sex drive and boosts fertility. It also produces a general sense of well being.

Almond- A symbol of fertility throughout the ages. The aroma is thought to induce passion in a female.

Bananas – The banana flower has a marvelous phallic shape, and is partially responsible for the popularity of the banana as an aphrodisiac. Bananas are rich in potassium and B-vitamins, necessities for sex hormone production.

Saffron- Used as an inebriant, or a stimulant, depending on dosage. Sun dried filaments ingested stimulate sexual desires in women. Essential oils evoke long, distinctive orgasms.

Carrots – Are believed to be a stimulant to the male. The phallus shaped carrot has been associated with stimulation since ancient times, and was used by early Middle Eastern royalty to aid in seduction.

CoffeeCoffee is a well known stimulant which stimulates both the body and mind. So partake in a little in preparation for an all-nighter!

Coriander(Cilantro seed)The book, The Arabian Nights, tells of a merchant who had been childless for 40 years, but was cured by a concoction that included coriander.

OystersOysters were documented as an aphrodisiac food by the Romans, as mentioned in a satire by Juvenal. He described the wanton ways of women after ingesting wine and eating “giant oysters”. An additional hypothesis is that the oyster resembles the female genitals. In reality, oysters are very nutritious, and high in protein.

Chili Peppers – Increases heart rate and blood flow.

Champagne – Viewed as the “Drink of Love”, an elixir that in moderate quantities lowers inhibitions, and causes a warm glow in the body.

Wine – A glass of wine or two can greatly enhance a romantic interlude. Wine relaxes and helps to stimulate your senses. Drinking wine can be an erotic experience: Let your eyes feast on the color of the liquid, caress the glass, and savor the taste on your lips.

Back to Events