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St. James: 3 days of Valentines

The exterior of Mosaic in St. James is

The exterior of Mosaic in St. James is understated, with a dark awning and privacy drapes in the store front window. (Jan. 3, 2011) Credit: Doug Young

Mosaic in St. James usually adheres to a very civilized schedule, serving dinner from Tuesday through Saturday. But this year, the restaurant will be open on Sunday, Feb. 13 and Monday, Feb. 14 to accommodate Valentine’s Day diners. A five-course menu will be served from Feb. 12 through 14, $98 per person or $128 with wine pairings:

Poached prawns or smoked pork tenderloin
with cornichon-Gruyere quiche, pickled red cabbage, sweet potato mustard, toasted walnuts, sage
Riesling Kabinett feinherb, Kestener Paulins-Hofberger, Weingut Paulinshof 2005

Charred tuna or filet of beef tataki
With black-bean-banana hummus, fried yucca, avocado, Manzanilla tapenade, salted ricotta
Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, Frizzante, Manicardi 2007

Caramelized sea scallops or crisped foie gras Cromesquis
with souffled goat-cheese pancake, maple-pear-fennel-raisin confit, Sauternes jelly
Verduzzo, Ramandolo, Bernardis 2005

Lobster-thyme butter baked cod or roast beef rib-eye
with gingersnap-potato gratin, cauliflower-beet puree, smoked onion marmalade, truffled cinnamon-orange
Pinot Grigio Blend, Venje, Enjngi 2003 or Cabernet Fanc Blend, Heumann Cuvee, Villany 2006

S’more of graham crackers, brownie, marshmallow whipped cream, spiced chocolate ganache
Assyrtiko, Aidani, Athiri, and Liatiko, Montiofoli Estate
Triple-cream cow’s milk cheese, Italian wheat pie, sea-salted apple, meyer-lemon honey
Marsala, Gelsomina

Still with us? Mosaic is also waiving corkage today through Friday.

Mosaic is at 418 N. Country Rd., St. James, 631-584-2058.