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You only have several options to really please a man on Valentine's Day. And if you pick "food", there's no way to surpass the dining experience created from the kitchen of Domenico Maurici's Il Farro restaurant in Newport Beach.


It's Valentine's Day, but you don't have to spend $90/person at nearby resort restaurants for this special meal. To do so would be irresponsible when there's something so tasty for about a third the price. And the options aren't just some of the finest in California, they also happen to the healthiest, as well.


Passion is the theme on Valentine's Day. And if it's passion you want, then why not dine on a meal made with passion?


Here's the menu (excerpt) for those seeking exceptional value in Valentine's Day Dining:


1 Antipasto Starters:


Bruschetta Primavera - Toasted farro bread with smoked mozzarella fresh tomato, red onion, olives, garlic and basil.


Mozzarela con Melanzane offers thin slices of raw filet topped with celery, capers, shaved parmigiano cheese and extra virgin olive oil.


Carpaccio de Bue al Sedano is an exotic preparation of sauteed fresh manila clams, black and New Zealnd mussels with white wine, garlic, fresh tomato, basil and lemon rosemary.


Gamberoni Monterroso is sauteed Tiger shrmip with fresh lemon, garlic, chopped tomoatoes, fresh wild fennel, Pinot grigio wind and farro grain.


Soup - Zuppe di Farro Invernale is homemade soup of farro with fresh tomatoes, pancetta bacon, Percorino cheese, beans, onion, fresh herbs and vegetables.


Crema di Gamberetti is a delightful shrimp bisque with farro croutons.


Insalate Cesare e Pistacchio offers a chopped romaine butter lettuce tossed with parmigiano cheese, croutons, pistachio and house Caesar dressing.


Insalata de Bocconcini is a baby spring lettuce with fresh mozzarella and balsamic dressing


Pasta Appetizer Gnocchi di Zucca al burro e Salvia is the new trend in pasta, light potato dumpling filled with baked pumpkin in a butter sage sauce with a touch of cream.


Ravioli del Cuore is homemade heart shaped ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach in a vodka sauce. Very Valentine's appropriate!


Maltagliati al Salmone e Capesante is fresh hand cut long noodles with smoked salmon, garlic, bay scallops, sun dried tomatoes, chablis white wine creamy sauce.


Rotolo Romeo is fresh noodles rolled with ground chicken, mixed green lettuce and ricotta, served on a bed of tomato basil, and topped with feta cheese sauce.


2 Main Course - No Split Dishes


Spaghetti del Pescatore offers fresh black and New Zealand mussels, manila clams, calamari, bay shrimp, tiger shrimp, King crab, with spaghetti in a white wine, garlic, tomato basil sauce with a touch of red pepper.


Ravioli d'Aragosta e Granchio  is handmade ravioli filled with lobster and crab, served with bay shrimp and scallops in a vodka sauce.


Misto Pesce alla Livornese is grilled Salmon/ Sword fish mix, served with fresh tomatoes, black olives, capers, garlic and basil. Comes with a side of pasta or vegetables.


Misto Carne al Porcini is a mix or New York Steak, Italian sausage, and breast of chicken served with porcini mushroom sauce. Comes with a side of pasta or vegetables.



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