Restaurants prepare for Valentine’s Day

NEW HAVEN, Conn (WTNH) — With snow in the forecast, Valentine’s Day plans could be jeopardized. News 8’s Stephanie Simoni talked to local restaurants about how they are preparing for this possibility.

Kitchens are heating up across the state as couples are looking to find some sparks of their own come Friday.

“It brings love to the food and to the table” says Al DeFrencesco, customer at Adriana’s.

New Haven’s Adriana’s is booked starting at 4:45 p.m. on Friday.

“Food is passion, it’s love. Everything we serve in here we make it with love and passion,” said Francesco Lulaj, manager at Adriana’s.

The first opening Adriana’s has is at 9:30 p.m.

“We will do all of our inventory tonight check tonight and we see what we really need for all this big crowd and we just hope everybody will show up,” said Francesco.

Francesco says that all of these people are looking to wine and dine their valentine. He just hopes that the weather has similar plans.

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“If guys really want something after dinner they have to come eat in here, don’t cancel the reservation, because your wife or your girlfriend will be really really mad,” he said.

He says they ordered food early in hopes to get ahead of this storm.

“We already had four or five really bad days in February. February is a small month to begin with and people don’t go out that much,” he said.

Al DeFrencesco eats here four times a week and the weather would have to really bad to keep him from coming in.

“I’d venture out here to Adriana’s anytime. Snowstorm or not. Whiskeys or without,” he said.


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