Planning to be in Dallas when Cupid shoots his arrow on Valentine's Day? Take that special someone to a romantic meal they won't forget at Lavendou Bistro Provencal in North Dallas. This French country cuisine hot spot promises to serve up one of the most decadent and romantic meals in town.
A visit to this quaint restaurant is like a romantic trip to the French countryside, and there's no better time to try it out than on Valentine's Day. In fact, Lavendou offers a special menu for lovers, and this year's is sure to be great, as Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday.
Lavendou Bistro Provencal 's French onion soup — Photo courtesy of Lavendou Bistro Provencal
For around $65 per person, diners are treated to an over-the-top, three-course meal that includes a wide variety of selections. For example, first course options are typically one of the house specials, like cream of brie soup, the crab cake with arugula salad or the Chef's Terrine with duck livers.
For the main course, the choices include chicken breast with wild mushrooms, Marsala wine sauce and linguini pasta; salmon, sea scallops and spinach with a creamy Chardonnay sauce; beef tenderloin with a blue cheese sauce and gratin dauphinois; or braised lamb shank with couscous and vegetables.
No matter how sophisticated you or date's palates may be, you can order familiar, comfortable dishes or be a little adventurous this Valentine's Day at Lavendou.
And no romantic dinner would be complete without a decadent dessert; Lavendou Bistro Provencal will not disappoint. Choose from white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry sauce, raspberry Charlotte with sauce anglaise, mixed berries in a pastry shell with Chantilly cream or chocolate mousse tulipe with candied orange segments.
Add to the mood with a bottle or glass of wine. Diners are in luck, as Lavendou also has one of the best French wine lists in town, and the friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff is very helpful assisting with selections.
The atmosphere here is warm and inviting. While the restaurant is actually located in a strip mall, you'd never know it once you pass through the front doors. Diners are greeted by soft lighting, warm yellows and classic French country decor.
Make your reservations for Valentine's Day dinner now, as they get booked up very quickly. Diners will also probably experience a more crowded restaurant than usual, but that is certainly the norm at all great Dallas restaurants on Valentine's Day.
If you're looking for a romantic, off-the-beaten path dining experience for February or any time of year, Lavendou Bistro Provencal is the place for you.