SAN ANTONIO – January 26, 2016 — Citrus Restaurant, located in Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, 150 E. Houston Street, is offering a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu for dinner on Sunday, Feb. 14. The restaurant will host two seatings: at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for $70 per person or $100 per person with wine pairing.

The evening begins with an Amuse Bouche of Citrus Basil Crab Salad. For the first course, diners may select Live Watercress and Fennel Salad with Sweet Poached Gulf Shrimp, Grapefruit Segments and Black Fig Reduction, or Mushroom Lentil Veloute with Roasted Garlic Croutons, Fresh Micro Greens and Charred Shallot Reduction.

Second course offerings include one of four options:

  • Seared Scallops accompanied by Brussels Sprouts with Lardons, Vanilla-Scented Celery Puree and Myer Lemon Buerre Fondue
  • Mascarpone & Sundried Tomato Ravioli

Butter Poached Lobster, Aged Romano Cheese and Fresh English Peas

Cognac Saffron Cream

  • Porcini Rubbed Filet

Roasted Baby Beets, Manchego Pomme Puree, Carrot Duck Butter

Crab Bordelaise Sauce

  • Swiss Chard and Kale Pasta (Vegetarian)

Charred Pearl Onion Petals

Barley Mushroom Broth

For the third course, diners may select one of the following:

  • Strawberry and Pistachio Mousse Cake

Pistachio Jacondé, Strawberry Mousse, Pistachio Bavarian Cream

Red Berry Gelée, Pistachio Crumb

  • Chocolate Cheesecake Trio

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, Raspberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Mousse, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Blackberry Sauce

In addition, Citrus and VBar are offering two specialty cocktails concocted especially for the Day of Romance. Cupid’s Kiss features strawberry vodka, Aperol, St. Germaine and blood orange juice, topped with Prosecco and served in a champagne flute. Tender Love is a concoction of

rye whiskey and sweet vermouth, garnished with muddled sweet fabri cherries and orange bitters frozen into a cube.

Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call (210) 230-8412.

About Valencia Group

Houston-based Valencia Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location have become brand trademarks. Earning both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings, Valencia Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city. The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. The Valencia Group portfolio currently includes Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA; Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX; Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX; and Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. Its newest concept, Lone Star Court, is a reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court. The flagship is located at The Domain in Austin, TX, and a second, Cavalry Court, is underway in College Station, TX. Also In the development and construction phase are The George™, which will debut in tandem with Cavalry Court in fall 2016, plus Valencia Group’s first five-star property, Hotel Alessandra Houston – anticipated to become a downtown landmark in winter 2017. For more information, please visit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Blithe Wiley, 210-863-9302,