Your love is exclusive. Make your Valentine's Dinner reflect it. On Saturday, February 10; Monday, February 12; or Wednesday, February 14, be one of the exclusive few couples to enjoy one of the most unique dining venues in Hampton Roads: the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.
The Virginia Aquarium's Valentine's Dinner begins with valet parking at the front when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. with appetizers accompanied by wine and an open bar, followed by a six course meal, a champagne toast, a keepsake photograph, chocolates and a flower.
You can choose your romantic dining venue: the Red Sea Tunnel, in front of the sharks at the Norfolk Canyon exhibit, or with the sea turtles at the Light Tower Aquarium when you purchase your tickets online. This six course dinner is $189 per person, inclusive of all taxes, fees, and tip. Tickets sold in pairs only. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Valentine's Evening Six Course Chef's Menu
Pimiento cheese croquettes: A Southern staple, deep fried
Shrimp lollipops: Fresh Gulf shrimp, wrapped in Smithfield smoked bacon, and drizzled in tangy remoulade
Mushroom Vol Au Vent: Wild mushrooms, aged white cheddar, and sautéed onions in a flaky puff pastry
Farm fresh fig, local wildflower & lavender honey
Soup (choose one)
Tidewater Banks Cioppino: Fresh local and sustainable seafood in a spicy tomato broth
Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque: with spiced crème fraiche
Green Tomato Salad: with crispy shallot, mache lettuce, and sweet and savory avocado vinaigrette
Fresh Raspberry Sorbet
Entrée (choose one)
Sweet Tea Brined Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast: with sweet balsamic and fig reduction
House Cut Grass Fed Ribeye: with red wine bacon jus, cooked to the Chef's choice temperature
Poisson a la Vapeur: Fresh sustainably farmed Arctic char, steamed en papillote, served with satsuma-sweet chili Hollandaise
Vegetarian Option: Roasted eggplant, roasted red pepper, oven-dried tomato, sautéed spinach, and tarragon pinot gris sauce
All entrees served with whipped, herbed gournay potato and local farm vegetable
Dessert (choose one)
Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding: with Southern Comfort caramel
Banana Rum "Crepe": with rum raisin, brown sugar whipped cream