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Restaurants planning specials for Valentine’s Day

Tuesday is Valentine’s Day and bakeries, chocolatiers, and restaurants are offering special menus, pricing, and goodies for your sweetheart. Here’s a selection.

Specials are for Valentine’s Day, unless otherwise noted.

815 Prime, 131 East Main Street in Midway. A Valentine’s dinner will be served 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday with live music and champagne specials. (859) 846-4688.

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant at Fayette Mall, 3395 Nicholasville Road. Fajitas for two plus free dessert for $29.99, and a prime rib special will be served Friday through Tuesday. (859) 971-0922.

BabyCakes Cupcakes has moved from Patchen Drive to 1616 Liberty Road, at the corner of Henry Clay Boulevard. A dozen cupcakes, $22, are decorated with retro heart candy, pink and red swirled icing, and sweet fondant pink, white and red hearts. (859) 317-9619.

Casanova Italian Restaurant, 855 South Broadway. Regular menu will be served, plus two specials: lobster pappardelle in vodka sauce and lamb osso buco. (859) 309-3313.

Heirloom, 125 Main Street in Midway. Three-course menu, for $50 a person, includes New York strip and pan-seared diver scallops. Celebrate early with breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. (859) 846-5565.

Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway. On Friday and Saturday, a four-course menu with optional hors d’oeuvres will be available for $40. Brunch will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On Tuesday, a multi-course dinner will be served 5:30 to 10 p.m. The cost is $75 a person. (859) 846-4732.

Le Deauville, 199 North Limestone. A three-course dinner for $49 a person will be served 5:30 to 10 p.m. (859) 246-0999.

Old Kentucky Chocolates stores will have chocolate-covered strawberries and grapes, and a new item, chocolate-covered potato chips and caramels decorated with pink sea salt. Locations are at 450 Southland Drive, (859) 278-4444; 3385 Tates Creek Road, (859) 268-4711; and 410 West Vine Street, (859) 252-2639.

Rossi’s Restaurant, 1060 Chinoe Road. A special four-course dinner is offered. (859) 335-8788.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub’s new dessert for Valentine’s Day is the chocolate wine glass, a mix of Belgian chocolate and wine. Guests can select any glass of red wine from the menu and for an additional charge of $1.49, the outer rim of the glass will be hand-dipped in chocolate. Locations are at 3801 Mall Road in the Plaza at Fayette Mall, and 1808 Alysheba Way in Hamburg. (859) 317-9200.

Stella’s Kentucky Deli, 143 Jefferson Street. Seatings are at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. for the five-course dinner. The cost is $35 a person. (859) 255-3354.

Three Suns Bistro, 298 East Brannon Crossing. The restaurant will have sweetheart specials Friday, Saturday and Monday. The Valentine’s menu on Tuesday will include Angus prime rib au jus and filet mignon medallion with lobster bouillabaisse. (859) 245-0048.

Wallace Station Deli and Bakery, 3854 Old Frankfort Pike. Valentine’s lunch specials will be served Saturday through Tuesday. (859) 846-5161.

Windy Corner Market, 4595 Bryan Station Road. Lunch and dinner specials will be served Saturday through Tuesday. A sweetheart brunch will be offered Saturday and Sunday. (859) 294-9338.

WineStyles of Lexington, 2535 Nicholasville Road. A Valentine wine pairing event will be 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Wines will be matched with artisanal cheeses, fresh fruit and dark chocolates. Tickets are $38 a couple. (859) 278-9463.

Bluegrass Pride has partnered with Bellini’s Italian Restaurant and Natasha’s Bistro & Bar to hold candlelit dinners on Valentine’s Day as a way to raise awareness and promote energy efficiency in Fayette County. The restaurants will light their dining rooms with candles rather than relying solely on overhead lights. Call (859) 266.1572 or visit Bellini’s is at 115 WestMain Street. Natasha’s is at 112 Esplanade.


Akielo Temple, No. 128, Daughters of the Nile, will have its annual bean soup dinner 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Oleika Shrine Center, 326 Southland Drive. The menu includes white or brown beans, corn bread, dessert and a drink. The cost is $5 for adults, and $2.50 for children younger than 12.

Farmers market report

The Lexington Farmers Market, open Saturdays at Victorian Square, will have beef, kale, turnips, cabbage, beans, eggs, chicken, and turkeys. Students from the University of Kentucky will be at the market 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to record oral histories of market vendors and visitors.

Once a Quirk, now it’s Prime

A new restaurant in Midway, 815 Prime, was born because its building needed renovating.
When Sarah and Rob Vandegrift bought Quirk Café in 2007, they leased the space that at one time was a hardware store. “The electrical capacity in the building wasn’t sufficient,” Sarah Vandegrift said, “so we purchased the building in 2008 and upgraded the electric, and have been renovating and upgrading … ever since.”
Last year, they renovated the ­basement, which had been a book store for years, and created a full-service pub called Tavern 815. “When the ­renovations were complete, we … realized we had a totally different restaurant and we needed a totally different chef and a totally ­different name to match the extraordinary changes,” she said.
They hired Nicolas Trueblood, a ­Boston native and formerly of The Mansion at Griffin Gate, as executive chef. He calls his menu “contemporary American cuisine with a European flair.”
Lunch is served Wednesday through Sunday, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant is at 131 Main Street. Call (859) 846-4688 or go to

Here’s the story behind the name:

Why 815?

“It’s not our address so it isn’t that simple. We purchased the restaurant in 2007 and the building in 2008 and since then Rob has worked constantly and diligently to get the improvements completed.  The longest project was the beautiful bar downstairs which took nearly a year to complete and Rob was constantly asked “when’s the bar going to open”?  Rob would reply, “at 8:15 tonight” which became a running joke for many months.  When it came time to name the bar Rob thought it would be funny to call it 8:15 and as it turned out, it opened on 8/15/10 so the name stuck.  The colon did not however.  Several people told us they thought it meant that the bar didn’t open until 8:15 at night and others asked if the 8:15 was a biblical reference.  We dropped the colon but not before I checked biblical references out of curiosity and when I found this one, I knew we had the right name,” Sarah Vandegrift said.

“Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat and to drink and to be merry; for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life which God giveth him under the sun”  Ecclesiastes 8:15

Special events

The 6 Friends Cafe, 191 Kentucky Avenue, is sponsoring a benefit/concert/
silent auction for the Stephanie Lynn Padgett family from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Musicians Sylvia Villegas will entertain at 6:30 and Andrea Wirth at 8:30. Call (859) 309-0123. Donations will be accepted in lieu of a cover charge to help the Padgett family pay the funeral expenses of Chase and McKenna Padgett, who died after a traffic accident in Danville on May 31. Fifty percent of all café proceeds Saturday will be given to the family. Donations also may be made to the Stephanie Lynn Padgett benefit fund at Chase Bank.
Also, Bourbon n’ Toulouse, 829 Euclid Avenue, will donate 20 percent of its proceeds Wednesday to the family. Call (859) 335-0300.
The Crossroad on Southland, 286 Southland Drive, is having a pancake breakfast fund-raiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday for Lafayette Football Boosters. Chef/owner Steve Atkins will prepare ­pancakes, sausage and fresh-squeezed ­orange juice. “This also will serve as a ‘kick off’ to our weekend breakfast service,” Atkins said. Starting Sunday, breakfast hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (859) 309-3904.
Winchell’s, 348 Southland Drive, is having its annual lobster boil ­Wednesday, with New England clam chowder, whole Maine lobster, corn on the cob, new potatoes and fruit cobbler. Hours are 9 to 4:30 p.m. Call (859) 278-9424.
New on the menu
Hanna’s on Lime will featuring a farmers market special on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Chef/owner Beth Hanna will present six items selected from Tuesday’s market. The cost is $7.95. Hanna’s is at 214 South Limestone, with parking available in the adjacent Calvary Baptist Church lot. Call (859) 252-6264. Delivery is available.

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers Market will have tomatoes, blueberries, green beans, eggs, lettuce, kale, zucchini, rhubarb, onions, herb seasoning, jams, baked goods, cut flowers and floral hanging baskets.
■ Lexington Farmers Market has summer squash and zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, onions, sugar snap peas, raspberries, Southern peaches, fresh pasta, artisan breads and desserts, Abigail’s locust honey, sorghum, bicycle-powered smoothies, sorbetto, fresh flowers, bedding plants, hanging baskets.