Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love at First Bite: Vivo Lake Creek to Woo Diners with Chef Petersen’s Five-Cours​e Menu


Acclaimed Chef Paul Petersen, the culinary mastermind behind the elevated Tex-Mex menu at Vivo Lake Creek, knows the way to any diner’s heart is through their stomach, and this Valentine’s Day, Chef Petersen is serving up a special Valentine’s Day menu that will have guests falling in love with Vivo all over again.   
 
 Amid Vivo’s luxurious leather booths, provocative artwork and low-lit, seductive ambiance, Chef Petersen will present his five-course lovers menu ($65 per person), which will also be available with specially selected wine pairings (additional $20 per person) chosen from Vivo’s unique 42-bottle wine list. Diners may also opt for any of Vivo’s specially concocted Valentine’s Day cocktails — liquid love creations designed to put guests in just the right mood.     
 
 The Valentine’s Day menu, which offers Chef Petersen an opportunity to further elevate his refined version of Tex-Mex cuisine, will feature alluring dishes such as mouthwatering appetizers like lobster sopapillas, and a main course of petit tenderloin served with spicy chipotle mashed potatoes and rich cabernet butter. One of Chef Petersen’s favorite ingredients and Vivo Lake Creek’s most popular, slow-cooked brisket, will also make an appearance on the menu. To complete the meal, Chef Petersen will prepare a dish sure to arouse guests’ passions. Diners will have a choice of desserts: the delicately divine mango mousse served atop sponge cake and drizzled with a raspberry puree, or Chef Petersen’s famously decadent red velvet cake dressed with house-made chocolate icing.      
 
 Vivo Lake Creek Valentine’s Day diners are encouraged to eat to their hearts’ content, but reservations for this special lovers menu occasion are recommended.
 
Vivo Lake Creekis located in the Lake Creek Village Shopping Center in Northwest Austin and features a variety of San Antonio-style Tex-Mex cuisine, signature cocktails and an exceptional wine list, all served in a plush, inviting and sensual lounge environment. For more information about Vivo Lake Creek and Chef Paul Petersen’s special lovers menu, or to make reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner, call (512) 331-4660, or visit www.vivo-austin.com.
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