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Hearts more powerful than polar vortex on Valentine's night

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Several restaurant owners said they had a few cancellations, but other people were lining up to take those openings. Several restaurant owners said they had a few cancellations, but other people were lining up to take those openings.
Anthony Lamas Anthony Lamas
Marc Breit Marc Breit
Lisa Breit Lisa Breit
Jazz music was played in the lounge at Decca. Jazz music was played in the lounge at Decca.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville was spared from the worst part of the latest edition of winter weather Friday, but the threat of slick conditions remained as couples headed out for their Valentine dinners.

Several restaurant owners said they had a few cancellations, but other people were lining up to take those openings. They knew in the end, the heart would be more powerful than the polar vortex.

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Rain, sleet and snow didn't slow down Seviche Chef and Owner Anthony Lamas on one of his busiest nights of the year.

"Compared to Derby week," he said, "This is right up there because we start off with 150 reservations probably do more like 385 with a little in the lounge and the bar."

He was right. Despite a few weather concerns, his Valentine's diners didn't blow off their special night of food and drink for some blowing snow. At 5:30 Friday night, the restaurant was already packed.

After 24 years and three kids together Lisa and Marc Breit were determined to have their night out. "Weather?" Marc Breit laughed. "What's wrong with the weather?"

Lisa Breit said her husband never fails when it comes to Valentine's Day, "He always does something special."

Marc Breit was feeling pretty good about his romantic self, "I got her a card and a rose and got my two daughters something and I haven't always done that in the past."

Customers like the Breit's come to taste the Valentine's love Chef Lamas puts into every bite.  "We got a lobster bisque and a little bit of truffle, some crab and a little habanero to spice it up a little bit," Lamas smiled. "Those spices get you going on Valentine's Day."

Most diners said the big annual meal would be eaten even if big coats were required.

Decca on East Market Street also had a full house of Valentine's who chose from a sweet menu that included passion fruit sorbet. Before and after dinner love birds were treated to jazz music in the lounge.

One of the owners, Chad Sheffield, said of the annual Valentine's dinner, "It's a lot of fun and a night we get to showcase the restaurant."

Sheffield wasn't just serving Valentine's, he had one waiting too. Luckily she wasn't mad about him having to work. "She's a partner in this, so she understands pretty well," Sheffield laughed.

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