SOURCE: Flagstaff House

January 30, 2007 06:00 ET

Bring Home the Romance and Serve a Four-Star Experience This Valentine's Day

Chef Mark Monette of Boulder's Four Star Flagstaff House Restaurant Cooks up Romance in This Special Dinner for Couples This Valentine's Day; Order Online and Shipped Fresh to Your Door Overnight!

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- For the first time, couples across America will be able to enjoy a romantic, chef-prepared gourmet meal without having to fight through the usual restaurant crowds on Valentine's Day. Following the success of its holiday dinner lineup, the award-winning Flagstaff House Restaurant is now offering a complete Valentine's Day dinner for two featuring Chef Mark Monette's nationally famous Colorado lamb dish, which has been showcased on Food Network and NBC.

"We created our Valentine's Day dinner to be part of a romantic evening that entices the senses," said Mark Monette, Executive Chef and Partner. "Our Colorado lamb is the perfect choice with its mild and delicious flavor. Combined with our complementary sides and topped off with our decadent European-style chocolates, this hand-crafted meal will bring the romance into each couple's home and will create a memorable and special Valentine's Day."

"To make our Four-Star Valentine's dinner even more special, customers have the option of ordering their meal delivered in a one-of-a-kind keepsake box featuring full-color panoramic photos of the breathtaking view from the Flagstaff House Restaurant, including our famed Table 6," said Scott Monette, General Manager and Partner. "For those not able to dine with us on Valentine's Day, this complete package is the next best thing to being here and is the perfect solution for those wanting to prepare a special dining experience at home."

Chef Monette's Valentine's Dinner for Two

FIRST COURSE - Lobster Soup

-- Chef Monette presents a first course of lobster soup. Fresh lobsters are roasted then simmered to bring out the full flavor. Asian influences of lime leaf, lemon grass and coconut milk accent the lobster providing a full-flavored appetizer. Ready to heat and serve.

MAIN COURSE - Colorado Lamb

-- Chef Monette presents his signature Colorado Lamb dish as the main entrée. Three separate cuts of tender lamb melt away with each bite: (1) Lamb Chop that has been crusted with Dijon mustard and rosemary bread crumbs -- ready for roasting, (2) Lamb Loin that is fully trimmed, marinated in extra virgin olive oil, fresh rosemary and garlic -- ready to cook, and (3) a fully prepared Lamb Shank that has been slowly braised to perfection in the Flagstaff House kitchen -- ready to heat and serve.


Included in this meal are sides served to diners at the Flagstaff House Restaurant, such as:

-- Italian Heirloom Polenta. Ready to add milk, heat and serve.

-- A hearty serving of Ratatouille vegetables. Ready to heat and serve.

DESSERT - Flagstaff House European-Style Chocolates

-- No romantic meal for two would be complete without a rich chocolate indulgence. Therefore, the Valentine's dinner is topped off with four sumptuous hand-crafted, European-style chocolates presented in a beautifully designed, and romantic keepsake box.


To ensure adequate quantities are available for delivery for Valentine's Day, orders must be placed no later than Saturday, February 10, 2007, online at or by calling the restaurant at (303) 442-4640.

Cost for the complete hand-crafted dinner for two is $136 plus tax and overnight shipping. Customers are welcome to pick up the holiday meal at the restaurant if desired. The optional hinged-top keepsake gift box is $35.

All orders to be shipped will be sent fresh and by overnight delivery on Monday, February 12, 2007 to arrive on Tuesday, February 13. Orders to be picked up at the restaurant will be available after 3:00 p.m. on February 13, 2007.

Available while supply lasts.


Chef Monette's culinary experience includes creating dishes for several Four Star restaurants in New York City and various Michelin Three Star restaurants in France and the Orient, where he trained with several master chefs, including Bernard Hermman and Thomas Keller.

Chef Monette became Executive Chef and Partner of the Flagstaff House in 1985 and has been responsible for the restaurant's culinary delights ever since. His unique style of cooking incorporates French American cuisine with Asian accents.

While at the Flagstaff House, Chef Monette has had the opportunity to prepare a special menu for the Emperor and Empress of Japan, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, as well as the Prime Minister of Japan, Ryutaro Hashimoto, and his foreign ministers. The restaurant has also hosted many dinners for notable culinary dignitaries including Paul Bocuse, Angela Gaja, and Robert Mondavi.


Celebrating 35 years, the Flagstaff House Restaurant has been providing award-winning mountainside dining with inspiring views of Boulder and the Front Range. Owned by the Monette Family since 1971, the Flagstaff House has one of the largest wine collections in Colorado, with more than 20,000 bottles and 3,000 selections.

Starting in 1983, the Flagstaff House has won the prestigious Grand Award each year from Wine Spectator magazine, signifying the Flagstaff House as one of the top restaurants in the world. Other prestigious awards include the Mobil Four Star Award, the AAA Four Diamond Award and the DiRoNA Award. In 2004, the Flagstaff House became the first Colorado restaurant to be inducted into Nation's Restaurant News' Fine Dining Hall of Fame. Bon Appetit magazine recently named the Flagstaff House among its "Top 10 Favorite Outdoor Dining Spots" nationwide. The Flagstaff House was also recently featured on a new Food Network series called "Road Tasted," that is hosted by Jamie and Bobby Deen, sons of celebrity chef Paula Deen (see for details).

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