February is already here, and it is time to plan ahead by creating a special Valentine’s Day at the beach.  Here are some romantic dinner specials to tempt you.


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Prelude to a Meal


Italian Wedding Soup

The Italians say the flavor of this soup is so good because of the perfect marriage of meatballs and spinach in a hearty broth


Spinach Strawberry Salad

Fresh strawberries on a bed of baby spinach tossed in a house made maple vinaigrette with dried cranberries, poached egg, garden ripened tomato, shaved red onion, blue cheese crumbles and candied pecans



Lemon Herb Arancini

House made risotto balls stuffed with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses garnished with walnut romesco sauce


Lobster Soup

Creamy and brothy soup made with lobster stock and chunks of fresh lobster


Burrata Salad

Strawberries and heirloom tomatoes served with burrata cheese, balsamic reduction and a drizzle of meyer lemon oil garnished with a parmesan cheese tuile


Heart Stopping Entrees


Bourbon Filet

A deliciously tender filet mignon with a bourbon and brown sugar glaze, served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus with baby carrots


Lobster Risotto and Scallops

Seared sea scallops over lobster tarragon risotto with a saffron broth, served with caramelized fennel and sautéed spinach


Almond Coconut Snapper

Yellow tail snapper sautéed in white wine and topped with coconut flakes and toasted almonds, served with a fresh berry relish and vegetable risotto


Risotto di Mare

Creamy risotto served with the fruit of the sea: blue lip mussels, jumbo shrimp, calamari and lobster chunks


Colorado Rack of Lamb

Roasted domestic lamb chops encrusted with pistachio and breadcrumbs served with a rosemary demi-glace, garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and baby carrots




Meyer Lemon Lobster

Grilled Caribbean lobster tail with Meyer lemon and herb butter and a cognac cream sauce, accompanied by parmesan chive risotto and grilled asparagus


Truffle Filet

Chargrilled 1855 Reserve filet mignon with truffle scented bearnaise sauce, potato pave, roasted heirloom carrots and grilled asparagus


Walnut Pesto Halibut

pan seared filet with walnut herb pesto, parmesan chive risotto and grilled asparagus


Scallop & Shrimp Pasta

seared seafood over pappardelle pasta with a garlic seafood broth garnished with heirloom tomatoes and micro herbs


Dessert to Cherish


Red Velvet Cake

Mikkelsen’s Pastry Shop’s finest red velvet cake served for you and your sweetie, add some chocolate ice cream for an over the top treat!





House made dessert of coffee and brandy soaked lady fingers with a lemon sabayon custard and chocolate shavings served with chocolate covered strawberries


Reservations can be made online or by calling Marker 36 at 239-592-5722 and Sandbar at 239-597-2781.