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Feeding the love

By Erin in Food on Feb 4, 2005 5:18PM

For as much as some hold true to the idea that much too much is made of Valentine's Day, there are just as many out there for whom this day is their reason for being in a relationship in the first place.

Chicagoist is not taking a position either way, but we do suggest that it's as good as an excuse as any to go out to dinner. And, really, for those of you in relationships with people who would sooner jab sharp pokers into their eyes than let Valentine's Day pass by without celebration, a nice dinner out isn't a bad way to go.

One of the best restaurants in the area, Carlos' Restaurant, is offering a 7-course dinner at $95.00 per person excluding drink, tax and gratuity. Open for lunch on Valentine's Day with a 4-course lunch menu for $45.00 per person. Carlos' is in Highland Park, but it's worth the trip.

Heat Restaurant is serving two prix fixe menus: $65.00 per person for 7-courses with a glass of champagne and dessert. $105.00 per person for 9-courses with a glass champagne and dessert.

The Atwood Cafe, 1 West Washington St, serves up a four-course menu for $48. All courses are inspired by foods considered to work as an aphrodisiac.

On Feb. 13, the venerable Spiaggia is hosting a Valentine's Brunch with a three-course prix-fixe meal, a glass of sparkling wine and live harp music for $65. On Valentine's Day, they're doing a five-course prix-fixe dinner for $105.

Through the entire Valentine's Weekend, Sweets and Savories, 1534 W. Fullerton Ave., is doing a four-course meal and Barry White tunes for $29. Long live Barry! Woo hoo!

Ahem. Call ahead for reservations