The New York Times Review 2010
Savory Routes From Taste Buds to the Heart
Written by Patricia Brooks
February 5, 2010 – AURA The Cava Wine Bar and Restaurant’s cave-like setting, below street level, has a built-in feeling of romance. Top right, king salmon in a pinot noir reduction. Bottom right, ravioli stuffed with ricotta and goat cheese.
This Valentine’s Day, couples may find themselves doing a cost-benefit analysis when planning a romantic evening. It isn’t easy to manage the perfect balance, largely because restaurateurs traditionally see the day as one of the few occasions when diners are willing to splurge – so the menu is often priced accordingly. But maybe not in 2010. Here are a few places that offer good value, fine wines and at the same time provide the possibility of a dreamy evening getaway.