If you take your sweetheart for a Valentine’s date at P.F. Chang’s, you’ll enjoy special Valentine’s wine discounts and leave with a gift toward your next visit in celebration of a 2nd holiday — the Chinese New Year!
Today (2/11) through 2/24, P.F. Chang’s is celebrating the Chinese New Year by giving each person a red envelope after the meal. Inside the envelope, there is a mystery coupon worth anywhere from 10% off a future meal all the way up to a free meal, valued at $75. Here’s where the fun comes into play. You can’t open the red envelope until you are back at the restaurant for a return visit.
Restaurant manager, John Johnson, tells me that red is the color of prosperity and happiness in China.
The special promotion makes Valentine celebrations that much sweeter and means you get to enjoy a second romantic meal!
Plus, from Valentine’s Day through Sunday (2/17), P.F. Chang’s is offering a 20% discount on two select wines. A portion of all profits from The Colby Red, a red blend pictured on the left, are donated to heart research. Besitos, which means “little kisses” in Spanish, is described as a lightly sweet wine with rose petal and peach aromas. It is served in a Champagne flute.
The bottles each make for a special keepsake.
Here are a few standout menu items. Consider starting your meal by sharing a couple appetizers, such as the Dynamite Shrimp and Tataki Tuna Crisp.
I love the presentation of the Dynamite Shrimp. And let me tell you, the taste even trumps the display. The lightly battered shrimp has the kind of kick that becomes more enhanced after each bite!
They say opposites attract. The Dynamite Shrimp pairs well with the cool and refreshing Tuna Tataki Crisp. A mix of sushi grade Ahi tuna, green onion, avocado, cucumber and cilantro in a citrus-sesame soy sauce is served on top of crispy wontons. It’s light and flavorful. This appetizer is a true test of one’s ability to share — or at least mine!
Moving on to dinner, keeping with the sweet Valentine’s theme, sauce with the Mongolian Beef has caramelized sugar. It’s just the right balance of sweet and savory.
The Sesame Chicken is another customer favorite. Chicken, broccoli and red bell peppers are done in a spicy sesame sauce. It plays well with the Mongolian Beef.
P.F. Chang’s also offers an extensive list of cocktails. I tasted two limited-time ones. The Bubble-t-ini has a cranberry-plum-cherry flavor and lychee “bubble” tea pearls at the bottom. It’s sweet without being overly so.
If you are drawn more to lemon infused drinks, consider the Lucky V.S. It’s P.F. Chang’s version of the classic sidecar cocktail and is made with Courvoisier V.S. cognac, Cointreau , lemon and sugar.
GURU Special: P.F. Chang’s is generously treating 5 readers of this blog to dessert! The first 5 people to call and make a reservation for anytime between 2/14 and 2/17 get a “sweet treat” for dessert. Choose from Blueberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch, Chocolate Torte (gluten-free) and the seasonal Red Velvet Cake.
One more piece of sweet news to share! You can enter for a chance to win a $100 Shop Etc. Mall Gift Card in the Valentine’s Sweepstakes. Just comment on any of my blog posts that run between 2/1/13 and Valentine’s Day! You do need to be 16 or older and a U.S. resident in order to enter. You’ll find more details here including a link to the official rules.
So tell me, what is your favorite item on the menu at P.F. Chang’s?