The Cheesecake Factory is generously giving a special Valentine’s Day gift to 5 readers of this blog!
The first 5 lunch guests on Valentine’s Day to mention the GURU will get treated to a free appetizer or dessert. If you’re looking to stay with the Valentine’s theme, consider the Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake as a possible dessert pick to share with your sweetie!
I sampled this decadent cake the other day. Starting from the top, it features White Chocolate Cheesecake with a white truffle frosting, then a layer of Red Velvet Cake, a layer of Original Cheesecake and one more layer of Red Velvet.
You can work your way through the meal to dessert or flip the order for Valentine’s Day fun and start with dessert!
I’m always up for selecting two entrees with my husband and sharing. Here are two fun options.
The Luau Salad, which is available as a dinner size portion or a smaller lunch one, is presented artistically with an airy Pagoda look. The taste rivals the design! It features mixed greens along with grilled chicken, cucumbers, green onions, bell peppers, green beans, carrots, mango, macadamia nuts and sesame seeds along with layers of crisp wontons. I’m definitely inspired to try adding more nuts to my salads at home. The Luau is tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and drizzled with an Asian dressing.
I also tried the Cajun Jumbalaya Pasta for the first time! This substantial Louisiana inspired dish includes spicy shrimp and chicken sautéed with onion, tomatoes and peppers over linguini.
If you want to amp up the spice even more, just slide some of the cajun spices, dotting the rim of the dish, into your pasta.
The Cheesecake Factory does not take reservations. So, here’s a GURU TIP: The manager tells me that you’ll likely get seated the fastest if you come between 2 and 5 pm on weekdays. Perfect for a late Valentine’s Day lunch!
Have you entered our Valentine’s Sweepstakes? You have through tomorrow (2/14) to enter for a chance to win a $100 Shop Etc. Mall Gift Card. Here’s a link to more information about how to enter and eligibility.