Monday, February 12, 2007

Valentines Day, Japanese-Style

There are lots of special Valentines Day dinner deals going around but the one offered by Doraku, the sushi restaurant and lounge located on Lincoln Road seems the most intriguing. Apparently in Japan it is customary for women, not men, to offer presents (usually chocolate) on Valentine’s Day. Doraku will help its diners continue this tradition by providing each female with a beautifully packaged masu cup containing Sumatra Doraku massage oil, a chocolate and a card explaining the custom. Tradition also dictates that men must reciprocate, by giving twice what they received one month later, on White Day (March 14), a holiday which Doraku will also celebrate.
The restaurant is offering a special five-course prix fixe sharing menu, priced at $85 per couple or $120 with a bottle of Champagne. That's a pretty reasonable deal considering many restaurants are charging upwards of $80 per person. Menu items include seared tuna, ribeye steak and of course sushi.

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