Valentine’s Cuddle Fest with Karaoke, Themed-Dining Specials and In-Store Treats at Phoenicia Specialty Foods and MKT BAR


Valentine’s Cuddle Fest 2016 at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown and MKT BAR
YUMMY! heart-shaped pita and baklava, dessert & wine flight tasting for two, kid’s meal with heart-shaped pizza and cookie decorating kit and more

A weekend of lovey-dovey fun awaits at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown and MKT BAR’s Valentine’s Cuddle Fest from February 10 - 14, 2016.

Loved ones can revel in a Cupid’s Karaoke Cuddle Fest, treat their special someone to dinner or brunch specials, and shower their hearts’ desires with heartwarming treats including heart-shaped pita bread and baklava, pastries, artisan chocolates, gourmet gift baskets and more for the entire month of February. Kids are also in for a special treat with $5 kid’s meals featuring limited-edition heart-shaped pizza and a cookie decorating kit, available while supplies last at MKT BAR.


Dinner Specials
Available Thursday, February 10th through Sunday, February 14th. The regular MKT BAR dinner menu will also be available.
  • Crab Bisque $8 (suggested wine pairing – Vilarnau Cava $7.50)
  • Halibut in parchment with potatoes, squash, asparagus and black olive, cherry tomato relish $19 (suggested wine pairing – Fiction Pinot Gris $11 )
  • Dry Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with mushroom bread pudding and port reduction $24 (suggested wine pairing – Salento Primitivo $8.50 )

MKT BAR Cocktail Specials $8

  • Cupid’s Milkshake - a luscious blend of forest berry and dulce de leche gelato and moscato

  • The Love-Struck - a concoction of passionate prosecco, a bundle of rich berries, dark currant tea and simple syrup

  • Lavender-Rose Cosmopolitan - a sophisticated rosé with a touch of lavender and honey 

MKT BAR Dessert Special $7
  • Brittany Lemon Crepe with maple Scotch pastry cream - A zesty lemon crepe filled with a light maple Scotch custard (suggested wine pairing - Meadery Apricots & Honey $6.50)
  • Flourless Raspberry Chocolate Cake with chocolate mousse and a chocolate mirror glaze
NEW! MKT BAR Dessert and Wine Pairing Flight $18
Friends and lovers can share a Valentine’s Tasting for 2 which features 4 mini desserts, each paired with wine.
  • Lemon curd filled in a sweet crust with mirror glaze and rose petals, paired with Arione Moscato
  • Flourless raspberry chocolate cake topped with rich chocolate cream, paired with Rottlan Torra Priorat
  • Almond macaron with fresh raspberry buttercream, paired with L’Conti Blanquette de Limoux Brut
  • A mini éclair filled with creamy vanilla bean custard baked with a decorative red crumble, paired with Lone Birch Riesling
NEW! Limited-Edition Heart-Shaped Pizza Kid’s Meal and Cookie Decorating Kit $5
The kid’s meal special is available for kids under 12 years old and includes a heart-shaped pizza, drink and cookie kit. Standard MKT BAR menu for kids is also available.

​Cupid's Karaoke Cuddle Fest at MKT BAR

On Saturday, February 13th, DJ Tempty will spin soulful love tunes from 7-10PM, followed by cuddly karaoke from 10PM-1AM emceed by local musician, James Pendleton (of Rosewood Thievz) and friends.

At midnight, all the single ladies (and men) are invited to sing their hearts out in the first annual “#CuddleMe Singles Sing-off” to be crowned “CuddleFest Karaoke King and Queen.” The Royal couple will close the night with a romantic duet.

Brunch Specials at MKT BAR
MKT BAR Weekend Brunch specials from 10AM-3PM are a great way to start the day with your loved one. On Sunday, February 14th, Houston’s favorite crooner Bryan Anthony and The Gentleman’s Club will be playing live from noon-3PM. Choose one of the scrumptious dishes from our brunch menu and toast to another year in love with our delicious cocktails, $8 each:
  • Pomegranate Mimosas
  • Gingerberry
  • Sake Bloody Mary
  • Basil Rita
ALL MONTH: Enjoy in-store sweetheart treats!

Phoenicia Specialty Foods is your one stop shop for gifts for every type of person in your life: The Foodie, The Kiddos, The Wine & Beer Lover, The Coffee & Tea Addict, The Health Nut and The Sweet Tooth. See Phoenicia's Valentine’s Gift Guide (PDF) for complete details.

  • Gift Baskets and Greeting Cards
  • Artisan Chocolates and Confections
  • Imported Beer, Wine, Champagne and Bar Accessories
  • Gourmet Gadgets, Le Creuset Cookware & Home Goods

Grocery Grab-and-Go Prepared Dinners For Two
  • Grilled Salmon with asparagus and garlic whipped potatoes
  • Coq Au Vin on butter noodles with pear onions, mushrooms and pancetta
  • Spaghetti Puttanesca

Valentine’s Themed Desserts at the Bakery
  • Flourless Raspberry Chocolate Cake with chocolate mousse and a chocolate mirror glaze
  • Mini Valentine Cupcakes with mousses in various flavors: passion fruit, raspberry, lemon, white chocolate and mint
  • 6-inch Cakes in assorted flavors: raspberry and chocolate charlotte, passion fruit and white chocolate mousse and a cardamom-laced mascarpone cream with strawberries
  • Fancy Heart Cookies
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Valentine Éclairs in assorted flavors: vanilla chocolate, strawberry, lemon, cardamom coffee bean
  • Strawberry Baba Rums with a spiced Phoenicia tea blend
  • Coffee Bar Drinks (available inside next to the Bakery): Berries ‘n’ Cream Cappuccino, Salted Caramel Mocha My Peach Italian Soda

Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown and MKT BAR
1001 Austin Street (across the street from Discovery Green)
Houston, Texas 77010

Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.

Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown Hours
Monday - Friday: 7AM - 9PM
Saturday - Sunday: 9AM - 8PM

Monday-Wednesday: 7AM-10PM
Thursday-Friday: 7AM-2AM
Saturday: 9AM-2AM
Sunday: 9AM-8PM


Tina Zulu, 888.520.1789, ext. 1 or for Phoenicia Specialty Foods and MKT BAR.

Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown

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