Valentine Dinner Countdown Four

This is the fourth of a week’s worth of suggestions on where to take your honey on Valentine’s Day. We’re talking dinner here. (And yes, I realize that countdowns usually count down.)

Suggestion: Everest, 440 S. LaSalle St., 40th floor, 312-663-8920.

Forget that chef Jean Joho’s classic French fare is note-perfect, and just consider that one of the city’s most romantic rooms is probably appropriate for one of the year’s most romantic days (if you truly buy into the holiday). Now through Valentine’s Day, all couples dining at Everest can request to have their photo taken as a reminder of their elegant evening. Twinkling lights of the city below, this picture can be used as evidence later in life when you show it to your grandchildren and plead, “See, I wasn’t such a slouch after all.”

Let’s not forget about the food. Influenced by his Alsatian roots, and Joho’s tenure in Italy, Germany, France and the United States, the chef is adept at balancing the contemporary and the classic. The Valentine’s Day menu features Warm Lobster Salad with Cauliflower and Watercress Coulis; Cream of Sweet Onion, Braised Beef Oxtail and Aged Parmesan Tuile; Poppy Seed Crusted Sea Scallops with Pomme Mousselin; Filet of Arctic Char with Winter Beans Aigrelet; Sautéed Veal Medallion with Wild Forest Mushrooms and White Corn Galette; Chocolate Mocha Crème Brulée; a Trilogy of Desserts; Petit Fours and Mignardise.

It all rings up at $150 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. They’ll pair wines from their stellar list for an extra $89. Plus they’ll email you that high-resolution photo so you can remind your honey all year long what a sensitive, generous date you were on Feb. 14.

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