Valentine’s Day may get a reputation for being overblown at times, with pressure of Hallmark cards and boxes of chocolates and such. But at the root of it, it’s just a celebration of love, and we believe all kinds of love really should be celebrated. What better way to celebrate than over great food and drink? Even the ancient Romans considered February 14th “feast day.” So grab one (or many) of your loved ones – whether that’s your sister or your closest group of amigos or your special someone who still makes your heart skip a beat – and join us for a fun evening over food and drink at FINCA in our swanky new digs at 327 W. 200 S. in downtown Salt Lake City.
There will also be a lot of love in our food on Valentine’s as Executive Chef Phelix Gardner, Chef de Cuisine Dallas Olson, and their team are offering a special Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu on both Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th with five courses for just $45 per person + gratuity, as well as a wine pairing or cocktail pairing option that makes expansive use of bubbly for $25-$30 per person. The regular FINCA menu will also be offered on both evenings.
The Tasting Menu starts off with a quick nibble from the chef, your choice of appetizer either brussels sprouts salad with Mahon cheese, pecans, and dried cranberry or confit and fried leeks with romesco and farm egg, followed by your choice of main either two tapas selection or one platos grandes selection – including tapas like classic fried Papas y Aioli potatoes with paprika and garlic aioli or a special preparation of Langostinos head-on prawn with Alzania, herbs and black sea salt or hearty Albondigas lamb & pork meatballs, tomato sauce and Manchego cheese, among other tapas choices, or your choice of one of our larger platos grandes options like Chuleta de Certo ancho-citrus brined pork chop, house mustard cider glaze, warm potato salad and watercress or Carne de Asador wood grilled hanger steak and chimichurri sauce. After the main courses, you’ll get a bite of Sorbetto de Citron citrus sorbet to cleanse your palate before your choice of dessert, either our special Goxua layered cake with cream, custard, chamomile caramel, candied almonds and blood orange pate fruit or classic Spanish favorite Spiced Churros with mezzo chocolate dipping sauce.
Owner Scott Evans and Bar Manager Jacob Sanders have crafted a wine pairing or cocktail pairing option that is all fun, no humdrum. Whether you are toasting your partner or your amigos, there’s no better way to say “heck ya!” than popping some corks and enjoying nature’s double fermented goodness…aka bubbly. As Scott says, “for me, bubbles = awesomeness. As a result, we are offering a few of our favorite sparkling libations – from cava, to cider to carbonated cocktails to complement an inspired array of tapas and platos. Salud!”
Tasting Menu: $45 per person + 20% gratuity
Wine or Cocktail Pairing: $30 per person