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Devour Some Hearts On Valentine's Day At Frontier

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jan 31, 2012 5:20PM


This goes in the "can't decide if it's awesome/romantic/edgy or kind of strange" file. Frontier, the West Town/Noble Square restaurant with a strong focus on game, is running a unique Valentine's day promotion. The "Hearts Dinner" will happen on Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, Feb. 14, and will feature, well, hearts. Not heart shaped chocolates or pizzas, but actual hearts.

The first course, named "Cold Hearted," is a beef heart tartare, served with chopped egg, capers, cornichons, red onion, olive oil and potato blinis. The second, "Cupid's Arrow," will shoot right through the heart - a lamb heart, that is. The lamb heart is skewered on sugar cane and served with heart of palm, bacon foam and fries. The final course, "Sweet Heart," is a braised veal heart with sweet potato ravioli, sage brown butter, and a veal bone reduction. Desert is the only heart-free course: a traditional molten chocolate cake with raspberry.

We've had some excellent heart-based dishes before (a beef heart pastrami at The Bristol comes immediately to mind) and the price for this dinner is definitely right. Four courses of interesting food for $50/couple - that's a lot better than you're going to do almost anywhere else in this town. If you're still looking for V-day plans, and you're sure your date is adventurous, email for reservations.

Frontier is located at 1072 N. Milwaukee Avenue.