Passion comes in many forms. People fall in crazy love with the oddest things—dogs, obscure hobbies, other people—and one of the symptoms of passionate love is that it can’t be contained: it demands to be shared with the world, and bursts out of you at the most inconvenient places and times. Which is probably why William Blake said, “Never seek to tell thy love/love that never told can be.”

Well, at the Modern, we think that’s nonsense. We love food and we love you, and we’re not embarrassed to say so! On Valentine’s Day, that annual celebration of unrestrained expressions of love, we’re bringing our two loves (you + food) together, with a five-course meal dotingly designed to showcase a particular culinary devotion of one of our chefs, matched with an appropriate drink pairing.  

As with all great lovers, our chefs are inventive and surprising, ever-resourceful and never threatening. They will lull you down the culinary path to remarkable experiences (among other things, they’ll be serving some Native American-influenced dishes, including steelhead caught by the Quinault Indians, with French wines). You can trust your evening to them, knowing that, when the night is over, an ingredient or dish you never considered will become your own new obsession.

There will be two seatings (February 14), one at 6 and one at 9, by reservation only.

Everybody loves something. Come to the Modern on Valentine’s Day; bring someone you’re passionate about—or even just moderately fond of—and share the love.  ❑

Be sure to make your reservation with us here! Only a few seats left!