Love is in the air and on the menu at the Atlantic Grille this Valentine’s Day! Chef Adam Gottlieb has thoughtfully created a selection of specials fit for passion and meant to spark romance with every bite. Although aphrodisiacs haven’t been scientifically proven, there are foods that have been around for centuries that are thought to increase sexual desire and prowess. Some foods have stimulating properties, others are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase hormone levels and energy. You may have already heard about chocolate and oysters, but did you know that asparagus and garlic are also considered aphrodisiacs?
This year, Chef Gottlieb is including two or more “love potion” ingredients in each dish, which are written in bold in the descriptions. On Friday, February 14, the appetizer options will be porcini risotto with black truffle, mascarpone, arugula, and shaved parmesan ($15); or the crab & fennel salad with shaved beets, avocado, and blood oranges ($16). For the entrées, choose the open-faced lobster ravioli with artichoke, tomato, asparagus, and tarragon ($38); or the espresso-rubbed ribeye with roasted carrots and garlic-mashed potatoes in a port-wine sauce ($44).
Things will really start to heat up during the dessert course, where most of the ingredients are said to trigger vitality. Strawberries & cream honey sabayon coupled with a fresh pastry, or chocolate ganache, mint, and toasted almonds ($9) are sure to make a lasting impression.
The essence of Delray Beach comes alive on the Avenue at the Atlantic Grille, where dining has a style all its own. The Atlantic Grille offers a sophisticated atmosphere with its sleek interiors and 450-gallon aquarium with tranquil moon jellyfish, as well as a 2,500-gallon shark tank. Enjoy locally sourced seafood, steaks, pasta, and salads, all prepared with finesse and flair. See and be seen at the lively bar and lounge, offering live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday, or take in the scene while dining alfresco amidst the breeze. The Atlantic Grille boasts two exquisite private dining rooms that serve as the perfect setting for every group gathering, from business to pleasure, fun to formal, and serious to social. Lunch and dinner are available daily, and happy hour is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Atlantic Grille is located at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, 1000 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach.