Opposites Attract Dinner – LUCCA – Irvine

February 14, 2012 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Lucca Café

6507 Quail Hill Parkway,

CuisineType : Continental, French, Italian

At LUCCA there ‘ only one way to the heart – through the stomach. Husband-and-wife team Elliott and Cathy Pavlos have built LUCCA with lots of heart, which means great attention to its seasonal menu, reminiscent of a Euro bistro, complete with an exquisite wine bar. This year, they showcase their offerings through a truly heartwarming Valentine ‘ Weekend Dinner Tasting Menu on Tuesday, February 14th and every couple dining at LUCCA that night will receive a $25 gift certificate to use at a later date!

The special Valentine ‘ Dinner Menu courses may be ordered as à la carte specials on Friday, February 10th through Monday, February 13th alongside LUCCA ‘ regular dinner menu, and on Valentine ‘ Day, Tuesday, February 14, as the only menu for the evening. The expandable menu is $65 per guest for an American 4-course or $71.50 for a European 5-course or $79 for a European 6-course. A full 4-course vegetarian menu is available for guests.

Those who would like wine paired with their meal may add wine pairings, chosen especially for this menu, for $20 per guest, or Elliott ‘ reserve pairings of premium wines for $35 per guest. All prices exclude 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 ‘ Dinner Tasting Menu
Tuesday, February 14
(menu items available à la carte and alongside regular menu Feb 10-13)

On the table
Crostini, gougeres and olive crisps oh my!

House grappa and herb cured wild salmon gravlax stuffed avocado, oven roasted tomatoes, fennel pollen and cilantro-lime aioli

Rich and Spicy
Lobster bisque with a spicy peri peri swirl and creme fraiche

Bold and mostly Wild
Porcini crusted petite Black Canyon filet mignon, mustard cognac bearnaise, wild mushrooms, all natural pork tenderloin with a coffee-two chili rub, caramelized onions, port wine reduction, roasted garlic Yukon gold potato mash, local asparagus

We had you at Hello
Handmade double trouble sorbet duo with a scoop of dark chocolate and a scoop of fresh raspberry-chocolate chunk
Lucca ‘ favorite mini Euro pastries and chocolate strawberries as always, Lavazza Italian coffee

**Every couple dining with us on Valentine ‘ Day will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to come back to Lucca to experience our regular menu

65. per person without wines; 20 per person for wine pairings
complete vegetarian menu available
Wine Flight upgrades available 15.
Artisan Charcuterie and Antipasto Plates available for the table 13.
Cheeseboard with Artisan and Imported Cheeses, Chutneys, Sweet Bread and Seasonal Fruit available for the Table 15.

Guests should make reservations by calling 949.725.1773.