Dining events: Can't-miss Valentine's dinners

Francesca's hearts

It's love at first sight at Francesca's Restaurants when head chef Peter DeRuvo creates a Valentine's Day menu that runs through Sunday, Feb. 16. Try the Ravioli Tartufati, heart-shaped cheese ravioli with a garlic parmesan cream sauce and white truffle oil for $18.99. Add the heart-shaped dessert for $8.99.

Francesca's Restaurants has locations throughout the suburbs. Visit

Perry's nights of love

Recently opened Perry's Steakhouse and Grille serves up Valentine's Day love Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, with a three-course meal that includes choice of soup or salad, entree served with whipped potato purée and seasonal vegetables, and a choice of dessert. One option is Perry's pork chop — a seven-finger chop dried, cured and roasted then caramelized and topped with herb-garlic butter. Live entertainment from 6 p.m. to close both nights. $59.95 per person before 5:30 p.m. and $74.95 per person later in the night.

Perry's Steakhouse and Grille is located at 5 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. (630) 571-1808 or

Weber Grill's hot deal

Share a three-course meal of love at Weber Grill. Available Friday through Sunday, Feb. 14-16, appetizer choices are spinach artichoke dip, seared sesame tuna or oysters Rockefeller. Entree choices include smoked strip loin with truffle Yukon potatoes or a grilled sockeye salmon with caper lemon butter and grilled asparagus. Pick raspberry swirl cheesecake, white chocolate crème brule or molten chocolate cake for dessert. $70 per couple, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations recommended.

Weber Grill has suburban locations in Schaumburg and Lombard. See

The seven-fingered pork chop is dried, cured and roasted before being topped with herb-garlic butter. Courtesy of Perry's Steakhouse and Grille