Valentine’s Day

02/07/2017

Spago’s Valentine’s Day
Join Spago for a lavish Valentine’s Day dinner where Chef Tetsu Yahagi will prepare a three-course prix fixe menu! Make it a special surprise and pre-order a bottle of champagne to be waiting at our table or a box of Wolfgang Puck gourmet chocolate to finish off the evening. $145; Tuesday; 176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.385.0880; Reservations: here.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck’s Valentine’s Day
Enjoy a multi-course menu with offerings including Pan-Roasted Three Pound Lobster for two (with an optional black truffle supplement), Organic Rotisserie Poussin, and of course something sweet from Pastry Chef Angela Tong. Options include a dark chocolate cut bar with salted caramel ice cream, or seasonal baked Alaska. Or keep it more casual at CUT Lounge which will be open and serving its regular Rough CUTs menu in addition to selections from the dining room prix fixe. $165;Tuesday, 5 pm; 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.276.8500

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air Valentine’s Day
Executive Chef Hugo Bolanos has prepared a four-course prix fixe menu with options including Hand Made “Sorpresine” Tortelloni Pasta with celery root and black truffle filling; Vadouvan Spiced Maine Lobster with curried cauliflower, Thai coconut, Basmati rice, and something sweet such as “Cotton Candy” with tres leches, strawberries, cotton candy cream and pistachio crumble. Bottles of Champagne and boxes of Wolfgang Puck gourmet chocolates are available for pre-order. $175; Tuesday, 5-10 pm; 701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077; 310.909.1644.

Valentine’s Day at Hinoki & the Bird
Join in a travel-inspired dining concept led by Executive Chef Brandon Kida, who infuses Japanese cuisine with French technique. Prix fixe menu highlights include Lobster Dumplings, Romanesco Tempura, Black Cod, and Red Velvet Cheesecake. $89; 10 W Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.552.1200

Valentine’s Day at SOL at Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina

Enjoy a pre-fixed menu including arugula toasted walnut and roasted pear salad, petite filet mignon and lobster tail, mashed potatoes, asparagus cake and champagne. $65; Tuesday, 5:30-9:30 pm; 300 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.318.8888

Valentine’s Day at Shade Redondo Beach
At Sea Level restaurant and lounge, Executive Chef Aaron Robbins’ three-course menu will start with a choice of warm baby rainbow carrots with Humboldt Fog cheese, candied hazel nuts and crispy pancetta with cumin-lemon scented yogurt and carrot top pesto; marinated tuna sashimi with pickled hearts of palm, nori dusted rice crackers, brûléed Japanese sweet potato and a ginger-toasted sesame dressing; or, yellow and red tomato bisque with crème fraiche hearts, blistered cherry tomatoes and “heart of fire” sorrel, served with a chef-selected chardonnay. For the entrée, you will have a choice of potato crusted Opakapaka served with orzo, English peas, and roasted sun chokes, with an English pea puree, sunflower seed gremolata and lobster nage; pan roasted duck breast and confit fingerling potatoes, with a persimmon relish, pickled cherries and a port wine jus; or, grilled flat iron steak with celery root, crispy prosciutto, and buttermilk crispy onions,  with petite greens, and a morel mushroom pan sauce and horse radish crème fraiche, complimented by a glass of pinot noir. A choice of a bittersweet chocolate mousse with strawberry gelee, salted caramel and chocolate streusel; or a raspberry red velvet tart with a cream cheese mousse, toasted meringue and raspberries, will be offered for dessert, accompanied by either a dessert wine or specialty coffee. $75; Tuesday, 5-10 pm; 655 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.921.8940

Valentine’s Day at Shade Manhattan Beach
Executive Chef Ashley Oates of Shade Manhattan Beach’s contemporary restaurant and lounge, Zinc@Shade, will offer a three-course menu beginning with a watercress and arugula salad with toasted goat cheese and avocado with a honey hazelnut vinaigrette, served with a house-selected Chardonnay. A choice of entrees will include a classic Beef Wellington with foie gras in an herbed butter dough with mushroom truffle duxelle; or, a crisp cauliflower steak with smoked green onion, baby potatoes and dark chocolate mole sauce, served with a Cabernet Sauvignon. A Chili dusted bittersweet chocolate pot de crème with white chocolate semifreddo, pomegranate salsa and an almond tuiles will complete the meal, served with a choice of dessert wine or a specialty coffee. $75; Tuesday, 5-10 pm; 1221 N Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.546.4995

Valentine’s Day at Chianina Steakhouse
The restaurant, located on Naples Island in Long Beach, will offer a special four-course, prix-fixe dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Chef Bryant Taylor’s Valentine’s Day menu includes Hot-and-Cold- Oyster; Ahi Crudo foie with panna cotta, and jicama; Coddled Egg with black truffle and celery root; Beet and Ricotta Agnolotti with poppyseed, black pepper and parmesan; Lasagnetta, braised short rib, swiss chard, and marinara; Slow cooked beef rib with potato four ways, roasted shallot caper and mustard seed; Monkfish with puffed rice, parsnip, pole beans and brown butter; Boneless Ribeye with roasted mushrooms, potato puree, and broccolini;  and a dessert of variations of chocolate preserved raspberry. $85; 5716 E. Second St, Long Beach, CA; 562.434.2333 or make your reservation online at opentable.com.

555 East‘s Valentine’s Day
They are offering a Valentine’s Day three course prix fixe menu with highlights include Prime Rib Eye, Grilled Wild Pacific Swordfish and Molten Center Chocolate Soufflé for dessert. Tuesday; 555 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562.437.0626

Valentine’s Dat at Venice Whaler
This beachside eatery is serving up the Cupid’s Arrow, it’s  a tequila based potion made with silver tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, topped with raspberry liqueur and garnished with a candy powder rim and raspberry. Then indulge with Executive Chef Nick Liberato’s Chocolate Covered Strawberries and La Dolce Vita, a chocolate cake with blackberry sauce. Tuesday, 11 am-2 am; 10 West Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90291; 310.821.8737

Red O Santa Monica‘s Valentine’s Day
Corporate Executive Chef Marc Johnson will be preparing a Grand Seafood Platter for Two with Fresh Oysters, One Pound Maine Lobster Cocktail, Ahi Tuna Tartar, and Shrimp & Calamari Ceviche. There’s also the Tablita for Two, where you can experience both land and sea with a Grilled 32 Ounce Prime Tomahawk Chop and One Pound Maine Lobster Tail served with Tajin butter, black beans, Mexican red beans, pico de gallo, classic guacamole served with fresh white corn and flour tortillas. If your date is less meat and seafood inclined, but you still want to indulge in this offer, Chef Johnson presents the Surf & Turf Special for One with an 8 Ounce Filet and Lobster Tail served with cotija mashed potatoes!  Tuesday, 5-11 pm; 1541 Ocean Ave, Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.1600

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Herringbone Santa Monica
Chef Brian Malarkey’s Herringbone Santa Monica is serving a special prixe fix menu including dishes that have been inspired from the local markets and laid back vibe of the SoCal beach scene. Dishes include Salt & Brine, daily selection of oysters, peel & eat shrimp, Maine lobster, and king crab; Black Truffle Risotto with shaved Parmesan and chives; Whole Grilled Branzino with salsa verde and a shaved fennel salad; Chilean Seabass with orange miso and daikon kimchee; Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye with au Poivre and red watercress salad; Lamb Chops with tzatziki and English cucumber salad; and a Chocolate Inspiration for dessert. $150/couple; 1755 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.971.4460; Reservations: here

Le Petit Pari’s Valentine’s Day
For Valentine’s Day, Le Petit Paris will be offering a three-course, prix-fixe dinner perfect for both singles and couples. You will be given a complimentary glass of Kir Royal and an amuse bouche to start and dishes include Salmon Tartar with Avocado, Coriander, Cream & Chives; Roasted New Zealand John Dory with Carrot Confit topped with Ginger and Orange Sauce; and a Raspberry Sweetheart with Raspberry Mousse filled with Vanilla Cream for dessert. $85+; Tuesday; 418 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Valentine’s Day at Church & State
This Valentine’s Day, head to the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, where Church & State is offering a Four-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner by Executive Chef Tony Esnault. The menu includes Gougères au Jambon et Truffes, ham and truffle gougere; Salade de Courges et Chicoré, a squash salad with chicory, apple, pumpkin seed and apple cider vinaigrette; Tartare de Kampachi, kampachi tartare, cara cara, meyor lemon, fennel, celery and arugula; Roulade de Poitrine de Porc with pork belly roulade, pickled vegetables, beets and herb vinaigrette; Tagliatelles aux Légumes d’ Hiver with house made tagliatelles, winter vegetables and chives; Noix de Saint-Jacques with sautéed scallops, cauliflower, capers, crostini and lemon butter; and the Boeuf de Pâturage, a grass-fed New York steak with cippolini onions, sweet potatoes, parsnip, rappini and bordelaise sauce. Dessert includes Delice au Chocolat, a chocolate cake with raspberry ganache and fresh raspberries. Cocktails include the 10 Week Aged King of Cups made with Templeton Rye, Amaro Averna and Angostura bitters and the Queen of Hearts prepared with gin, house made hibiscus flower syrup, lemon and a splash of sparkling wine. $90; Tuesday, 6-10 pm; 1850 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.405.1434

Valentine’s Day at Baldoria
Nestled in Little Tokyo, they are offering a special preset Valentine’s Day dinner menu for two. The prefix menu includes three courses and a bottle of Cazanove champagne. Highlights include Cheese & Charcuterie Plate with dried fruits & nuts, flat bread; Hot Mama Pizza with spicy chicken sausage, smoked bacon, mini sweet pepper, scallions, avocado crema; Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops with zucchini ribbon salad, toasted almonds, feta, lemon vinaigrette; Balsamic Glazed Tri-Tip Steak with crispy brussels sprouts, grana padano, chili flakes; and Espresso Chocolate Cake with vanilla bean semifredo, fresh strawberries. $70; Tuesday; 243 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.947.3329

Brack Shop Tavern‘s Valentine’s Day
They are offering a sweet deal at the end of V-Day dinner! Chocolate covered strawberries for $3 a piece will be available to all diners for dessert. Tuesday; 525 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.232.8657

The Venue‘s Valentine’s Day
The underground restaurant & bar will be offering a special prix fixe menu plus a specialty cocktail exclusively for the holiday. In addition to a sparkling cocktail made with Prosecco, Aperol, strawberry, and lemon, Executive Chef Kayson Chong is creating a menu with dishes including Butter Lettuce with Asian pear, almonds, Parmesan, and Champagne vinaigrette; Oyster in a Half Shell with Yuzu-Sake emulsion, uni, and caviar; Striped Bass with romesco, sunchoke chips, and pea tendrils; 16 oz Rib Eye with rainbow chard, roasted tomatoes, and chimichurri; Dark Chocolate with almond Dacqouise, raspberry meringue kisses; and Mango Sorbet with vanilla crème and guava biscuit. $75; Tuesday; 3470 Wilshire Blvd #B1, Los Angeles, CA 90010; 213.221.1251

Napa Valley Grille’s Valentine’s Day
Enjoy a pre-set, three-course menu with highlights including thePear Burrata and Serrano Ham, Bloomsdale Spinach Salad, Lobster Stuffed Cuttlefish, Duck Confit, and Braised Short-rib. To complete the evening, choose between a Dark Chocolate-Ovaltine Bar or Assorted Truffle Box for dessert. Don’t forget about Napa Valley Grille’s extensive wine selection, a perfect place to toast to a new year of romance. See the full wine list here. $70; Tuesday; 1100 Glendon Ave #100, Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310.824.3322

Valentine’s Day at FIG & OLIVE

Celebrate with a special three course pre-fixe menu with an optional wine pairing for Valentine’s day. Or, celebrate with a special offer for two called ” Romantic Week” from February 12th-February 19th where for $125, you get Crostinis trio and a Whole Branzino for two, two sides, and a bottle of veuve clicquot. $85, $35/optional wine pairing; 8490 Melrose Pl, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.360.9100

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Ivory on Sunset
The West Hollywood spot is serving a special prixe fix menu, where you can enjoy offerings such as Beet Gazpacho; Burrata Toast with Heirloom Tomato Jam; Ahi Tartare with Taro Chip; Lobster Ravioli; Seared Seabass with coconut curry nage, fingerling potatoes, and kabocha squash; Petite Filet with a peppercorn sauce, smoked Gouda potatoes, and glazed Cipollini onion; and Dark Chocolate Molten Cake while taking in sweeping views of L.A. $95; Tuesday; 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.848.6000

Doheny Room’s Valentine’s Day
Chef Danny Elmaleh is offering a “Sweetheart” prix fixe menu, of shared plates designed for two. Highlights include Thai Hamachi Ceviche, Steam Bun Crispy Duck, Crispy Snapper, Filet Mignon with Mushroom, and Flourless Chocolate Cake. $75; Tuesday; 9077 California Route 2, West Hollywood, CA 90069;424.777.0266; reservations: dohenyroomhost@sbe.com.

Valentine’s Day at The Church Key
The Church Key’s preset Valentine’s Day menu highlights including Crab Pot Pie; Prime Rib with roasted garlic beef jus; Tapioca Snapper with a green papaya salad, nước chấm, thai basil, peanuts, crispy shallots; Whole Baked Maine Lobster with twiced baked potato, smoked tomato hollandaise; and Broiche Donuts with brown butter glaze, milkshake. $85; Tuesday; 8730 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.249.3700

TART Restaurant’s Valentine’s Day
New executive chef Josh Pebbles will be serving up a prix fixe menu with a complimentary glass of champagne and amuse-bouches throughout the meal. Menu highlights include Pan Seared Scallops, Duck Liver Terrine, Artichoke Ravioli, Braised Beef Cheeks and Pear Frangipane $75, $40/wine pairing; Tuesday; 115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.556.2608

Estérel Restaurant’s Valentine’s Day
Enjoy a four course prix fix meal for two which includes choices such as Grilled lamb sirloin, Roesti potato, baby spinach, pomegranate or Seared scallop, brandade potato, fine herbs, and lobster nage. Top off the romantic evening by indulging in dessert options such as Quinche and cardamon crunch with spiced caramel, Fig & almond tart with whipped mascarpone or Chocolate hazelnut mousse. $150/couple; Tuesday; 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.358.3979

Valentine’s Day at Celestino Ristorante & Bar
Executive Chef Calogero Drago’s Valentine’s Day four-course menu has seafood, hearty heart shaped pastas and decadent desserts. Dishes include Insalata D’Aragosta alla Romeo e Giulietta, a steamed lobster salad with sweet pea sauce and melon; Ravioli di San Valentino, heart-shaped ravioli with red beets in a goat cheese sauce; Filetto di Branzino con Patate Peruviane alla Moda Degli Amori di Primavera, a filet of sea bass on red Peruvian mashed potatoes, celery and black truffles; and the Anellini di Pollo con Salsiccia, Funghi Porcini alla Serenata Notturna; a chicken breast stuffed with sausage, mushrooms, pink peppercorns and brandy sauce. Dessert includes Torta Sorpressa D’Amore, a surprise love cake that is great for sharing. $68; Tuesday, 5:30-10:30 pm; 141 South Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA, 91105; 626.795.4006

The Raymond 1886‘s Valentine’s Day
The Raymond 1886’s specialty crafted cocktails are all set for Valentine’s Day. The Lover’s Lounge is made with Giffard Strawberry Liqueur, Cava Sparkling Wine and fresh strawberry. To help you celebrate your special someone, Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan is offering a romantic four-course Valentine’s Day dinner with dishes including Micro-Farm Massachusetts Oysters; Japanese Albacore; Kale and Farro with pear, fennel and almonds; Crab Soup in the Style of Oaxaca with heirloom corn and oregano; Roasted Duck with papas de wasabi and smoky sauce; Roasted Artichoke Ravioli with pecorino cream, English peas and marjoram pesto; Prime Beef with roasted garlic, French beans, sherry-soy jus and smashed potatoes; and Columbia River Wild Salmon with wheat berry risotto, hide the basil and early spring vegetables. Finish your evening on a sweet note with a Caramelia Torte made with Frangelico pastry cream, Giandujia sponge and dark chocolate, or opt for the rich and decadent Buttermilk Cheesecake with hibiscus gelee, raspberry and brioche. $105; Tuesday, 5:30-10 pm, with the 1886 open later; 1250 South Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136

HACHÉ LA‘s Valentine’s Day
HACHÉ LA’s Couple’s Special includes Two Karma Burgers with Karma sauce and American Cheese, an Order of Mick’s Triple Cooked Fries (fresh cut Russet potatoes triple-cooked to a crisp), and Real Strawberry Wisconsin Frozen Custard topped with chocolate! $20; Tuesday, 11:30 am-11 pm. 3319 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.928.2963

Same Same’s Valentine’s Day
This Silver Lake spot is spicing up Valentine’s Day with a preset “this-or-that” four course menu for two. Same Same’s Valentine’s menu highlights include: Thai Dim Sum; Khao Soi, coconut curry noodle, chicken drumstick, egg noodles, yellow & red curry, coconut milk, red onion, chili oil; Kapow, chili & holy basil, garlic, green beans, serrano chili, choice of beef, chicken, pork, tofu, or veggies, jasmine or brown rice; Coconut Flan with creamy egg custard, coconut, and caramel. $80; Tuesday; 2835 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.273.8424

Hyperion Public Silver Lake & Studio City‘s Valentine’s Day
Executive Chef Paddy Aubrey has created the ultimate and indulgent Four-Course Valentine’s Day dinner. Dishes include Creamy Mushroom Soup; Baked Fettuccine topped with a red wine tomato sauce; Braised Veal Shank cooked in a green tomato sauce over coconut rice; and a Twix Cake, a white cake layered with chocolate fudge, caramel and shortbread. Cocktails include Astrotime made with Tito’s vodka, muddled strawberries and basil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and cracked black pepper. Wine Pairings are also available. $48; Tuesday, 5-11 pm, with the bar open later; Hyperion Public Silver Lake – 2358 Hyperion Ave, Silver Lake, CA 90027; 323.761.6440; Hyperion Public Studio City – 12969 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604; 818.464.3750

Laurel Point‘s Valentine’s Day
They are serving a four course Valentine’s Day tasting menu full of sustainable and organic ingredient. Dishes include Jumbo Lump Crab Cake; Chili-Glazed Black Cod; Petite Filet & King Crab; and Chocolate Pretzel Bread Pudding. $59, $75/with wine pairing; Tuesday; 12050 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604; 818.769.6336

Manuela’s Valentine’s Day
Chef Wes Whitsell is serving up Oysters with Champagne; Citrus risotto; Mussels for Two; Lamb rack for Two, roasted vegetables; and Red velvet cake. Tuesday; 907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 323.849.0480

Valentine’s Day Dinner at EATS Kitchen & Bar
This special Valentine’s Day event features a four-course pre-fixe dinner for two while a Spanish guitarist sets the mood. Dishes include Kumamoto Oysters or Yellowfin Tuna Tartare; Persimmon Salad; Beef Tenderloin & Braised Short Rib; Maple Farms Duck Breast; and Rice Flake Crusted Bedford Sea Scallops. Choices for dessert, Flourless Chocolate Cake with passion fruit sauce or Raspberry Macaroon. And to keep the romance going after dinner, you can enjoy a house-baked red velvet cupcake and a complimentary glass of sparkling rosé by the fire pit. $59, $20/wine parings; Tuesday; Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA 92614; 949.225.6780

Valentine’s Day at Il Fornaio Woodland Hills
This Valentine’s Day order up specials like Cuore di Raviolo con Rancetto, Heart-shaped butternut squash ravioli filled with guinea fowl, carrots, celery and herbs; served in a crispy pancetta sauce with tomato coulis and Grana Padano and Fondente ai Tre Cuori, Heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee heart. Tuesday; 6320 Topanga Canyon Blvd #400, Woodland Hills, CA 91367; 818.297.1700

MiniBar’s “Big Gay Valentine” Party
A fun-for-everyone party hosted by Danielle Motor of Big Shot Motor Co. includes $1 per minute VIP back rubs and shoulder massages from a drag queen or drag king. Drink specials will include Danielle’s famous rose petal-inspired gin tonics and cocoa-kissed champagne cocktails. You will also receive a tasty treat from Little Dom’s Pastry Chef Ann Kirk and enjoy music from George Michael, Cher, Madonna, Culture Club and Marky Mark. VIP option: Buy a bottle of champagne ($85 – $275) in advance to secure seats and a table for two, plus a 10-minute backrub. $15; Tuesday; 6141 Franklin Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028; reserve: minibarhollywood@gmail.com.

SoSpa at Sofitel Los Angeles
Relax with the one you love at the spa at the Sofitel Los Angeles. The So Couple Goals Package includes a couples 60 minute massage side by side in a private VIP room with access to the aromatherapy nirvana for 30 Minutes. Package includes complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries ($450). The So In Love Package include a 60 min Couples massage followed by champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to be enjoyed in the lounge ($350). The So Pampered Package is perfect to surprise your loved one with a luxe day of pampering (or simply spoil yourself). The package includes a “So Rejuvenating” facial for 60 Minutes, a “So Relaxing” massage for 60 minutes, a wash and blowout at Le Salon – all finished off with a glass of Rosé ($325). 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.278.5444

By Whitney

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