Valentine’s Day and Dining Notes

Valentine’s Day and You

As a long time restaurateur, I coined all major holidays as “amateur night” in my restaurants. The reason is -- for the most part -- guests who dine out on these “hallmark-driven” holidays are stumbling their way through the evening anyway. What makes matters worse is they are the type of guests who call the day of asking for “a quiet table on a Saturday night at 8 p.m.” and are shocked that reservations are full.  Do not be that person this year.  Luckily, for everyone Valentine’s Day lands on a Tuesday this year, allowing lovebirds and the hopeless to spread their dining love over the course of an entire week. Here are a few places offering preset menus, discounted wine, champagne, and unique course offerings on this “romantic” holiday.
Twisted Fork 402.932.9600
Hiro Sushi 402.933.0091
French Café 402.341.3547 ext. 17
CorkScrew Wine and Cheese 402.991.2927
Saigon Surface 402.614.4496
If you have not already, get on the computer or the phone and make your plans for Valentine’s Day now, you will thank me later.

Omaha Original makes 2012 Diners’ Choice Award Winners

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, OpenTable, Inc. announced the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the 100 most romantic restaurants in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The French Café, listed as the only Nebraska restaurant to make the list.

Industry Awards for Restaurant Association

The Nebraska Restaurant Association is planning its 2012 Annual Taste of Nebraska on Monday, April 23rd at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, Nebraska. This year they are soliciting nominations from across the state in the four categories. Unfortunately, only members of the Nebraska Restaurant Association are eligible for these awards. Please email your nomination to Brandy Nielson at no later than February 15.

posted at 10:59 pm
on Sunday, February 05th, 2012


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