Valentine’s in Mexico is referred to as El Dia del Amor y la Amistad, or the day of love and friendship. Chef Matt Lake and his culinary team will be cooking up dinner specials to complement the award-winning regional Mexican cuisine at Alamexo in downtown Salt Lake City all weekend long.
Offerings include entrée selections of Filet de Res con Ricado Negro, Pescado Veracruzana and Sangrado torta del corazón for dessert. Two special Bebidas will be offered, the Amor Añejo and Amistad Añejo. Alamexo is the only restaurant in Utah that carries Espolón Añejo, which is first aged in unused white oak barrels for a year and is finished in heavily charred Wild Turkey bourbon barrels. The damania used in the Amor is a house-made syrup infused with the damania herb. Damania grows wild in Mexico and is said to incite desire; it is also referred to as the only “proven” aphrodisiac. Mexican lore says this was first used in margaritas before Cointreau.
These complement his nightly menu filled with chef’s regional Mexican specialties. Reservations are highly suggested and can be made by calling 801-779-4747 or visiting Valentine’s dinner and specials will be served nightly from Tuesday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m.
Especial de la Cocina:
Filet de Res con Recado Negro: $27
Filet mignon seasoned with black chile paste, served with handkerchief tamale, jalapeño relleno & salsa molcajete
Pescado Veracruzana: $24
Mahi mahi cooked in salsa veracruzana with roasted tomatoes, sweet peppers, olives, and capers, topped with crispy plantains.
Sangrado torta del corazón: $7
Dark chocolate cake soaked in jamaica & raspberry puree topped with sweet goat cheese mousse
Amor Añejo:   Espolón Añejo, damiana, fresh citrus: $11
Amistad Añejo: Espolón Añejo, lemon, mint, agave, and grand marnier: $11
Alamexo Mexican Kitchen is located at 268 So. State Street in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.  Open for lunch Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinner is served Monday –Friday from 2 – 10 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays dinner service begins at 5 p.m. 
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