"Food and Romance" at Tocqueville

After their successful appearance at Tocqueville last October, the performance group Eating Their Words returns for a $195 V-Day lunch extravaganza. It begins with exec chef Marco Moreira's special "Food and Romance" three-course menu that opens with items inspired by playwright Jonathan Marc Sherman's "The Appetizer" (gnocchi or fish trio)—which is followed by entrées motivated by Sam Forman's "Private Equity" (diver scallops with foie gras or 21 dry-aged sirloin with pot roast)—then closed with a choice between four desserts all served in the name of Theresa Rebeck's "Birth Day".

Watch for actors Isabel Keating ("The Boy from Oz"), Christopher Evan Welch ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), Austin Lysy ("The American Plan") and Aya Cash ("Killers and Other Family") to perform the works live starting at 1 p.m.—and if you really want to pump things up, pay a total of $245 for wine pairing, or go to $295 and enjoy a VIP package that includes premium seating with a playwright or actor, a tour of the kitchen and a signed souvenir program to make for a lovely Valentine's Day memory.