Friday, January 24, 2014

Four Courses to Love at Finn & Porter on February 14th


Enjoy an intimate dinner with a loved one or share the evening with a group of friends on February 14th 

Finn & Porter, located at 500 East 4th Street between Red River and Neches Streets, has designed a Valentine’s Day menu to fan the flames of romance, or at the very least, pure culinary bliss. The four-course dinner, created by Chef Peter Maffei, features selections such as Grilled Oysters, Confit Pork Tenderloin, Beef Tenderloin and Lobster (the Finn & Porter), Grilled Hearts of Palm and Asparagus salad and much more to ensure a night to remember on Friday, February 14th.

The first course features the option of Grilled Oysters with shaved radish over a Champagne buerre blanc micro herb salad, Hamachi Ceviche with cured Meyer lemon, fennel and horseradish, or Braised Lamb, from Hodges Ranch of Sterling City, TX, on top of Ricotta gnocchi, peas, tarragon and chervil.  The second course includes both savory and light options – Roasted Butternut Squash Soup topped with Crème Fraiche, and chives, Grilled Heart of Palm & Asparagus Salad mixed with Prosciutto, upland cress, Marcona almond, with a herb vinaigrette or Endive & Beet Salad (the beets are locally grown at Verstuyft Farms) with apple, Water Oak Farms goat cheese and a roasted hazelnut dressing.  

The main course covers surf, turf and vegetarian options: a Confit of Pork Tenderloin served with caramelized apple and new potato, pickled mustard seeds and Swiss chard; Grilled Gulf Red Snapper with haricot vert, marinated artichoke, shaved beet and Peruvian potatoes; The Finn & Porter features a 5oz. center cut beef tenderloin, poached lobster, creamed spinach, and fennel orange buerre blanc.   For the veggie lover, there is locally grown Sweet Potato Ravioli with a brown butter vinaigrette, sage, and finished with roasted chestnut.

To top it all off, indulge in the Dessert Trio for 2. The last (but most certainly not least) course includes chocolate cake, bread pudding and butternut squash cheesecake. Wine pairings for each course are available upon request.

The special menu will be available from 5pm to 11pm-- $75 ++ per person. For more information and reservations, visit or call 512-493-4900.

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