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Treat Your Valentine to a Special Feast!

February 11th, 2016

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This year for Valentine’s Day, treat yourself and your sweetheart to an evening of sumptuous fine dining in one of Tampa’s Top 50 Restaurants. Located a short drive from Union Park, you will find Zen Forrest Pan Asian Restaurant, a hidden gem full of delicious surprises that never disappoints the palate.


Zen Forrest has created a menu entirely catered to the lover in all of us. Their Valentine’s Day Menu is a feast made for two. Featuring five courses of delectable creations – Zen Forrest’s critically acclaimed chef, Victor Wang, has composed a menu that boasts traditional eastern fare with western influences made for savoring with your special someone.


Course One – Aphrodite’s Offerings kicks the evening off with three tantalizing dishes. Enjoy Oysters Valentines made with premium New York that are delicately draped with a chile-lemon-horny goat weed gelèe, A King Neptune King Crab roll made with nori, cream cheese, wild grains and quinoa and Precious Pearls which are potatoes stuffed with caviar, saffron foam and horny goat weed.

Course Two – The Picnic features a refreshing vinaigrette of sweet tangerines, ginger and honey drizzled over a salad of morning picked Freedom House Farm greens, sprouts and spicy almonds stuffed into a delicately woven tomato basket.

Course Three – The Love Nest is composed with spicy butter poached Chilean sea bass, shrimp,scallops and snow peas served with a ginger roasted red pepper cream sauce in a crisp taro root nest

Course Four – The Kamasutra boasts medallions of duck breast infused with ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, clove and honey wine served with ginger sweet potato puree and asparagus.

Course Five – Un Amanti Bacio Chocolate finishes the night with a delicate tart filled with fresh strawberry compote, a dark chocolate ganache, fresh berries and strawberry ice cream bonbons.


Make reservations for you and your valentine at (727) 372-9545. Visit www.zenforrest.com for more information on their always fresh, always fantastic menu.