The Sandy Butler Restaurant and Market are providing guests with a variety of choices for Valentine’s Day dining and shopping. The restaurant is serving Valentine’s Day brunch and dinner, while the adjacent gourmet market offers gourmet take-out options, a flower market, gifts, custom gift baskets and a boutique wine selection.

On Valentine’s Day, Chef Michael Ragusa is serving a special four-course brunch for $22 per person. The first course is a mixed berry parfait with mascarpone mousse. For the second course, guests may choose either a chocolate waffle with strawberry syrup or banana foster’s pancake. The three choices for the third course include quiche Lorraine, eggs Benedict or spinach Florentine omelet with Gruyère cream sauce. For the fourth course, guests will be served a chocolate fudge brownie with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream. Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner, Chef Ragusa will offer a chilled strawberry soup with mascarpone cream and chocolate shavings or potato cheddar ale soup topped with crispy pancetta for the first course. The second course includes a choice of a wedge salad or baby field greens with roasted red beets and pecan encrusted goat cheese tossed in raspberry vinaigrette. The third course features three choices: a surf and turf entrée which includes Maine lobster tail and filet mignon with a choice of peppercorn sauce or béarnaise sauce; lobster ravioli in a lobster sherry cream sauce; or bouillabaisse with lobster, shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and grouper in a tomato broth. For the fourth course, guests will be served a flourless chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream. The cost is $50 per person. Dinner is available from 5 to 9 p.m.

“While enjoying Chef Ragusa’s special Valentine’s Day dinner, guests will enjoy special music,” said Jason Nelson, The Sandy Butler general manager. “For those who prefer a romantic evening at home, The Sandy Butler Market has freshly prepared gourmet-to-go options, along with a wide selection of flowers, wines, gift baskets and gift cards. The Sandy Butler is a one-stop shopping destination for all of your Valentine’s Day dining and gift-giving needs.”

For reservations, call 239-482-6765, ext. 1.

About The Sandy Butler:
The Sandy Butler defines the fine, fresh gourmet experience. Boasting a 150-seat upscale restaurant and gourmet market, The Sandy Butler offers authentic specialty foods and the finest culinary products in a unique and upscale atmosphere. A gourmet dining destination, The Sandy Butler restaurant offers superior service with seating available indoors or on the veranda. “The Sand Bar” features a sophisticated, spacious bar for enjoying cocktails and appetizers. The adjacent gourmet market features fresh fruits and vegetables, freshly prepared entrees, organic foods and products, fresh baked goods, a full-service deli and vitamins and supplements. In addition, the market features “The Butler’s Signature,” The Sandy Butler’s exclusive line of authentic products including salts, seasonings and oils that are sold exclusively at The Sandy Butler and marketed to other restaurants and markets throughout the United States. A locally owned business, The Sandy Butler also offers catering services and private dining. For more information, visit www.sandybutler.com. Also, follow The Sandy Butler online on Facebook or twitter.com/thesandybutler for great recipes, specials and events.