The Daily Planet Café to Host Star-Crossed Lovers Valentine’s Day Dinner

Downtown Raleigh Rocky Top Hospitality Restaurant to Host Valentine’s Day Dinner Inspired by the Last Meal Served on the Titanic

Raleigh, NC, February 06, 2013 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced that The Daily Planet Café, the company’s downtown Raleigh restaurant, will host a Valentine’s Day dinner on Thursday, Feb. 14 entitled “Star-Crossed Lovers: Love Stories from the Titanic.” Drawing inspiration from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ current Titanic exhibit, The Daily Planet Café’s dinner has been inspired by the last meal served on the famed ocean liner. The restaurant will be transformed to recreate the ship’s first-class passenger dining room, where guests can enjoy a performance featuring love story narratives that emerged from the ship. Located inside the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, The Daily Planet Café frequently coordinates hospitality industry events with the museum.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour of Titanic-inspired drinks including the “Iceberg Martini,” “Night Sky,” and “St. Germaine & Champagne.” The three-course dinner will highlight a variety of dishes inspired by cuisine that would have been served onboard the Titanic. Tickets are priced at $50 per person and includes a pass to see “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” that can be used at a later date. The exhibit will run through Sunday, April 28. Specialty cocktails will not be included in the ticket price. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

“The Titanic was the foremost luxury liner of its day, and we hope to give couples a luxurious night to remember with our Star-Crossed Lovers Valentine’s dinner,” said Ogan. “With a nod to the rich history of one of the world’s most famous ships, we hope to take our guests back in time with a romantic dinner inspired by the last meal served aboard the Titanic.”

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About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality restaurants have consistently rated among the Triangle’s most popular local dining choices since its first restaurant opened in 1998. The Rocky Top Hospitality name includes a variety of unique restaurant concepts, such as The Daily Planet Café, The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, and Rocky Top Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. All Rocky Top restaurant menus provide items not found anywhere else, and focus on using local North Carolina beef, seafood, poultry, pork, dairy and organic produce. Pastas and desserts are made daily, in house by the chefs and never come out of a box. Rocky Top beef and pork have had no growth hormones, additives, antibiotics or chemical feed. Owner Dean Ogan is known for actively giving back to the community and was named the 2011 Restaurateur of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA).

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