LUCCA Offers Four-Plate, Five-Wine Valentine ‘ “Opposites Attract” Dinner Tasting Menu &Valentine ‘ Day Three-Course Prix-Fixe Sunday BrunchIrvine ‘ Acclaimed LUCCA Offers Two Innovative &Affordable Menus For Valentine ‘ WeekendIRVINE, Calif., January 2010 – At LUCCA, it is common knowledge that the way to one ‘ heart is through their stomach. The Irvine eatery, known for its one-of-a-kind menu, reminiscent of a Euro bistro, complete with an exquisite wine bar, has created a truly heartwarming Valentine ‘ Weekend Dinner Tasting Menu of four plates paired with five wines, as well as a special Valentine ‘ Day three-course prix-fixe Sunday Brunch.The special Valentine ‘ Dinner Menu will be offered on Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13, alongside Lucca ‘ regular menu, and on Valentine ‘ Day, Sunday, February 14, as the only menu for the evening.The menu is $75 per person, or $55 without wine pairings (both excluding tax, gratuity and additional beverages).Vegetarian options are available, as are cheeseboard addition and wine flight upgrades for every course.Reservations are highly recommended and gift certificates will not be accepted for this holiday tasting menu.Valentine ‘ Four Plates-Five Wines Dinner Tasting Menu”OPPOSITES ATTRACT” Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14Amuse(d):Chilled Avocado Soup with Fiery Yam BisqueZardetto Prosecco Zeta, Conegliano, ItalySweet & Spicy Beginning:Belgian Endive, Torched Radicchio, Roasted Beets and Pears, Gorgonzola Cheese, Spicy Walnuts and Pomegranate -Tahitian Vanilla Bean VinaigretteTreana Proprietary White 2007 Monterrey, CABrazen Beef & Kinda Wild Salmon:Porcini Mushroom dusted Petite Black Canyon Filet Mignon with Cabernet Bernaise, Caramelized Onions, Wild Mushrooms, Pomegranate-Chipotle lacquered Loch Duart Scottish Salmon, Cilantro-Macademia Nut Pesto Drizzle, Asparagus, Mascarpone Polenta Silverado Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Napa Valley, CA & Consilience Syrah 2006, Santa Barbara, CAThe Finale:Handmade Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet with a Selection ofLucca ‘ Favorite Mini Euro Pastries and Chocolate StrawberriesAlvear Solera 1927 Pedro Ximenez Sherry SpainThe special Valentine ‘ Day three-course prix-fixe Sunday brunch will be offered on Sunday, February 14 for $19.95 per person (excluding tax, gratuity and additional beverages).Guests may add additional beverages, cheeseboards and charcuterie plates for the table. Reservations are highly recommended and gift certificates will not be accepted for this holiday prix-fixe menu.Valentine ‘ Day Three-Course Prix-Fixe Sunday BrunchSunday, February 14First Course (choice of one)* Lucca salad with organic mesclun lettuces, roasted peppers, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives and balsamic vinaigrette* LUCCA signature Minestrone Soup* Seasonal Fruit CupSecond Course (choice of one)* French rolled omelet Provencal with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, asparagus, and breakfast potatoes* Pain Perdu made with our Challah bread, pecans and orange creme fraiche* Fresh Linguini with tomato ragu, fresh basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese* Grilled all natural chicken breast wrap with avocado, market tomatoes, mixed greens and chipotle aioli with house made picklesThe Sweet Endings:Selection of Lucca ‘ Favorite Mini Euro Pastries and Chocolate StrawberriesBeverages:Includes orange juice and coffeeLucca is definitely more than its name implies – it is an inviting space where casual friendliness quickly meets a few chic big-city elements, including cozy tables on a large banquette, a gas-burning fireplace and sensual curved features. Lucca, which has been referred to as “an urban concept in a suburban center,” has many facets. Having joined the Orange County dining landscape in 2005, Lucca in Irvine has become known for its one-of-a-kind dining, off-site catering and wine bar. The eatery offers sandwiches, salads and pastas on its lunch menu, but come dinnertime the cafe changes to a European-type bistro that serves small plates, cheese and charcuterie. The whole menu is based on the use of healthy and high quality ingredients, such as certified Angus beef, free-range turkey, hormone-free chicken, wild salmon and locally grown organic produce. The bar features more than 30 wines by the glass, with a choice of 2.5-ounce or 6-ounce pour of wine for $5 to $14.LUCCA is located in the Quail Hill Village Center in Irvine (6507 Quail Hill Parkway) in Irvine.For more information, make reservations or order Lucca2Go, please call (949) 725-1773or visit www.LuccaCafe.com.
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February 14, 2010 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone