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Epernay is offering a prix fixe 3 course dinner for $48.50; seating is from 5-10pm. And if you can’t make it there on Tuesday, on Sunday night they are featuring a Steak Celebration, with freshly flown in Kobi beef from Australia. 973-783-0447
Lalezar, serving Mediterannean delights, has a special 6 course meal for $50 per person, including a flute of champagne and truffles. A belly dancer will be performing. 973-233-1984
At Diva Lounge, the Valentine’s Day party launches the premier of their new Salsa Tuesdays: Musica Latina Viva, with live music by La Excelencia Salsa Rumbera “an ensemble of Afro-Carribean master musicians breaking all the barriers of Salsa Music”. Their Valentine’s day dinner and dance party includes a 3 course meal, wine or champagne, dessert, and cover charge. $50 per person (plus tax and tip). 973 509-3000
Indigo Smoke promises romantic tables for two with a special three course menu for $30 per person. 973-744-3440
Chef Michael Clampffer at Table 8, has prepared a prix fixe 3 course menu which includes 5 selections per course, including oysters, rack of lamb, and chocolate. $50 per person. 973-746-2233

Highlawn Pavilion, overlooking Montclair and the New York city skyline is considered by some as the most romantic dining in town. Their sumptuous prix fixe dinner is $75 per person and includes three luscious desserts. Click here to see the full menu description.
Church Street Café will feature a four course Valentine's Table d'Hote for two priced at $59 per couple. The regular dinner menu will be offered as well. Enjoy a lover's feast of oysters on the half shell, duck with pear and ginger, blackened Cajun tuna and other sumptuous delicacies. There's music too -throughout the evening Dalian 13 Hands will be performing original songs of love and yearning. For reservations: 973-233-0216

Don’t know what wine to bring to your special dinner? Call Amanti Vino from your table and they will recommend and deliver the perfect wine pairing for your meal. They’ll be open until 8p.m. 973-509-WINE

And if celebrating on Tuesday isn’t your thing, there are still options: Diva Lounge is sponsoring two events to help SINGLES find their valentine this weekend... the New Jersey Young Professionals "Stupid Cupid" Singles Bash" tonight, Feb. 10, and then an exclusive singles event for those 35 + on Saturday February 11th 7-10 p.m. followed by a Moroccan After Party – with belly dancing, tarot readings, and more dancing. Reserve ASAP at [email protected] or call 973-597-0111.

Executive Chef Ryan De Persio of Fascino brings on the aphrodisiacs for his V-day menu. He’s got a full house on Tuesday, but is offering the same sensual 4 course menu on Monday night for $65 per person. Making food sexy is his thing, and the menu selections include warm Maine lobster with fennel, blue point oysters, duck and foie gras ravioli, porcini risotto, gorgonzola crusted tenderloin, milk fed veal, and of course, chocolate. 973-233-0530.

And for the family, next Saturday, Feb. 18, the Park Street YMCA in Montclair is throwing a Valentine’s Day Dance from 7:30–9:30 p.m. It’s a Middle School Fundraiser, and tickets are just $10 per family. They’ll have a live D.J., balloon artist, face painting, and wacky give aways. For more party information call: 973 744-3400, ext. 102 or 110.
-- Annette Batson

February 10, 2006