Enjoy a romantic dinner on the Southside of the river.
Camden Dogtown Market (201 W 7th St) is one of Richmond’s most under appreciated dining spots. Great food, often with a subtle twist that lifts it into the dining elite. The offerings for Valentine’s Day look to continue that tradition and don’t forget they’ve got plenty of options on the wine and beer list.
Also best quote I’ve ever seen in a Valentine’s Press Release: “Why, the menu’s riddled with aphrodisiacs to help Cupid take aim. Or get you laid, whatever.”
Course #1 ~ Scallop ceviche with apple gastrique and house-made bacon
Course #2 ~ creamy oyster stew with spinach and house-made bacon
salad of arugula, roasted beets, goat cheese and pomegranate dressing with toasted bread crumbs
Course #3 ~ rosemary-roasted tenderloin of angus beef with red wine Bordelaise, roasted oak mushrooms and fingerling potatoes.
grilled salmon and asparagus with tarragon choron sauce
grilled polenta with mustard greens, capers and dried mission figs in hearty mushroom broth with shaved Asiago
Course #4 ~ cranberry-soaked chocolate cake with espresso ganache
pinenut shortbread cookies with honey lavender ice cream and fresh mint
Valentine’s night only, $35 ~ Reservations 745-6488
Image: Camden’s and Virginia Library Vintage Valentine’s Day Card Collection