Valentine’s Day, the Experience, at Olea

This year’s news stories previewing Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 recommend giving “experience days” and adventures as the fresh new option for 2019.

We’ve always championed the value of special experiences—not just because of the risk factor associated with things someone unwraps, but because most of us cherish wonderful experiences far more than objects, and nothing makes a memory better than an intimate dinner on Valentine’s Day.

Olea will be serving a special 3-course prix fixe menu (with choices) to help enhance the romance. The price will be $75 per person excluding tax and gratuity. We’ll offer our regular dinner menu plus specials on Friday and Saturday to extend the celebration.

Call the restaurant at 203.780.8925 or use Open Table to reserve online.

appetizers (choose one)

seasonal salad local burrata, beets, arugula, hazelnuts, lemon zest, Vincotto wine vinaigrette

tuna tartare yellow fin tuna, tomato, ginger, soy sauce, sesame seeds, aioli, crispy wonton

scallops squid ink risotto, potato foam, thai basil, black truffle dust

quail dauphinoise potato, brown beech mushrooms, persimmon paste, savoy cabbage, sweet piquillo pepper vinaigrette

pan seared foie gras (grade A Hudson Valley), polenta, orange, blueberry purée, lotus root, px reduction

entrées (choose one)

vegetable risotto arborio rice, parsnip, fennel, organic carrots, green peas, radish, green apple, mini sweet peppers, local maitake mushrooms, yuca chips, black winter truffle

Maine lobster squid ink pasta, fennel, orange-cardamon purée, citrus foam, sauce américaine

black sea bass celery root purée, tonnato, scallions, cilantro micro greens, lemon confit, local squid

duck breast baby potatoes, parsnip purée, green apple, organic cumquats, lavender, yuca chips, citrus jus

surf and turf beef tenderloin / head-on shrimp / sunchokes, sweet baby peppers, bacon, local oyster mushrooms, green asparagus, port wine sauce

dessert to share

sweet love almond cake, bitter sweet chocolate, dulce de leche, vanilla bean ice cream, granny smith apple / chocolate-hazelnut macaroons