Several area restaurants offer Valentine's specials this weekend. A partial listing:
Bongo Java: Early Valentine's Day wine, food and chocolate tasting 6-8 p.m. Feb. 10. Call 777-3436 or email email@example.com. $20.
Carrabba's Italian Grill: Dal Cuore Nights, Feb. 11-12: Prix-fixe menu with appetizer, entrée and dessert for less than $20, plus $10 off any bottle of wine. Guests will receive a chance to win a seven-night Italian cruise. Visit carrabbas.com.
Family Wash: Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson hosts a free screening of the Cheap Trick Live at Budokan: 30th Anniversary DVD 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Reservations strongly recommended. 2038 Greenwood Ave., 226-6070.
Five Senses: Valentine's Day three-course prix fixe with choice of wild sockeye salmon with leek bread pudding, asparagus, cherry tomatoes and hollandaise; filet of beef with artichoke heart, bacon-potato hash, haricot verts and veal demi; or leek bread pudding, robust tomato sauce, sautéed asparagus and portabellas, and frizzled leeks. 867-4155, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. $80 per couple.
F. Scott's: A Valentine's Day gift package including a $75 F. Scott's gift certificate and a $75 Apropos Day Spa gift certificate for $125. Call 269-5861 or 297-0087 for more information.
Martha's at the Plantation: Valentine's weekend specials Feb. 13-14 include grilled beef tenderloin with red wine gravy, soft blue polenta and wilted cabbage ($24); red snapper steamed in parchment with orange, carrots and potatoes ($22); brick-oven chicken with warm arugula salad ($18); winter phyllo pie with winter squash, arugula, quinoa, feta cheese and mint orange relish ($17); and dark chocolate soufflé with candied orange ($6). Call 353-2828.
Miro District: Valentine's Day three-course prix-fixe meal with choices including oxtail agnolotti with beef cheeks, ricotta and escarole; New Bedford scallops with saffron risotto and jonah crab with octopus, blood orange and frisee; Acacian red fish with fennel, meyer lemon, red potato and haricot verts; and a lamb tasting. Call 320-1119. $55 per person.
Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland: Valentine's weekend Chateaubriand for two, including butter-poached grass-fed beef with roasted new potatoes, wilted spinach in a red wine cassis sauce and a gourmet chocolate dessert, for $84. Call 871-6848.
Ristorante Volare at Gaylord Opryland: Valentine's weekend four-course meal with choices including roasted duck breast, Maine lobster medallions, black grouper filet, rack of lamb and veal filet mignon, and dessert of Amaretto gelato suspended in espresso coffee and Frangelico caramel for $65 per person. Call 871-6000.
Sambuca: Valentine's Day three-course prix-fixe menu, with live music by Minnie Murphy (5:15-8:30 p.m.) and The Diggy Band (9:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.). For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org. $39.95.