Romantic Dining is at the Heart of the Matter on Valentine's Day

If nothing but the best is good enough for your love, then  Spago for Valentine's Day may be your answer. Chefs Wolfgang Puck and Lee Hefter and Sherry Yard have created a wonderfully romantic price fix three-course menu for our guests.  The cost of the evening is $100 per guest exclusive of tax, beverage and 20% service charge.  Featured will be sultry jazz by Maria De La Vega.

Spago Beverly Hills, the flagship restaurant of Wolfgang Puck which opened in 1997, continues to set the standard for cuisine, service and style for Los Angeles' finest restaurants and is an inspiration to chefs all over the world. Chef Lee Hefter creates imaginative seasonal menus that showcase the best of California's produce and products in a sophisticated, elegant and warm environment designed by Barbara Lazaroff. As in the first of Wolfgang Puck's restaurants, the kitchen viewed through a giant wall of colorful, etched glass is center stage for the art of dining. Original artwork and jeweled details surround the dining room settings and a beautifully landscaped garden patio is available year round. The restaurant offers two private dining rooms with a separate bar for receptions and functions. Spago Beverly Hills was awarded the Outstanding Service Award at the 2005 James Beard Foundation Awards. Chefs Wolfgang Puck and Lee Hefter and Sherry Yard have created a wonderfully romantic price fix three-course menu for our guests.  The cost of the evening is $100 per guest exclusive of tax, beverage and 20% service charge.  We will have sultry jazz by Maria De La Vega.

James Beard Award Winning Chef Lee Hefter's brilliant creations as well as the superlative service are consistently recognized as the ultimate in fine dining. This finely tuned regular menu includes Spago classics Handmade Agnolotti with Mascarpone, Chino Farms Roasted Beet Layer Cake, Prime Côte de Boeuf for Two, and Wolfgang's Original Veal Weinerschnitzel as well as daily changing selections of fish and produce of the season. As popular for lunch as it is dinner, Spago boasts a beautiful patio and dining room famous for table-hopping, people watching and the grandest of parties.

Reservations can be made by calling (310) 385-0880.  All reservations should be pre-payed in advance so we do need to fax out a credit card authorization for our guests to complete and return to confirm reservations.

The Ultimate 'His and Hers' Dinner. The Peninsula Beverly Hills celebrates love and romance with a special, 'Just for tonight' Valentine's dinner at their Belvedere restaurant. What better place than the 'heart' of Beverly Hills to spend a romantic evening with the one you love?  And right in the heart of the city is the AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five Star Award-winning Belvedere Restaurant at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.  A fabulous 'His and Hers' dinner has been created by Executive Chef Sean Hardy and designed to be enjoyed in the beautiful, intimate surroundings of the Belvedere.  This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday and dinner at the Peninsula Beverly Hills is the perfect way to turn mid-week ennui into an evening of romance and indulgence.

You'll begin with Maine Diver Scallops with Caramelized Cauliflower and Truffled Apple Puree with Spiced Cider Reduction.  Then, 'For Him' ,' Morel Mushroom and Foie Gras 'Cappuccino,'  Shaved Duck Prosciutto, and Sweet Potato Raviolis with Fava Beans and Baby Artichokes. Then, Pistachio encrusted Ahi Tuna with Blood Orange Braised Short Ribs and Beluga Lentils with Ice Wine Gastrique. For dessert, Bittersweet Silk Chocolate Tart with Champagne Sorbet, Candied Kumquats and a Turron  Tuile.  'For Her' ,' White Asparagus Soup with Vanilla Scented Foam and Candied Meyer Lemons.  Then, Seared John Dory with English Peas, Marble Potatoes and Dungeness Crab with a Lemon Verbena Sauce. For dessert, Tahitian Vanilla-Rose Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Blood Orange-Cardamom Consomme and Crystallized Basil.

The Belvedere's elegant Valentine's Day Dinner is yours to savor for $96 per person and will be served on Tuesday, February 14 from 6:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.  Kindly call (310) 788-2306 for reservations.

Long considered one of Los Angeles' most elegant and romantic dining destinations, L'Orangerie also counts among the city's longest running success stories in fine dining. For almost 28 years, visitors from around the world have come here to enjoy fine French cuisine, an extensive selection of exceptional wines and sophisticated service in the restaurant's stunning Old World environment.

Valentine's Day 2006 ~ $175.00 per person

First Course
Warm Vegetable Tart 'Provencal' Style
Second Course
Eggs in their Shells with 'Tsar Nicoulai" Osetra Caviar ~ or ~ Terrine of Wild Salmon and Mediterranean Sea Bass with Confit Vegetables,
Topped with Caviar and Orange Vinaigrette ~ or ~ Vegetable Risotto with Fresh Black Truffles from Perigord ~ or ~ Duck Foie Gras Nougat, Spiced Pumpkin Marmalade, Herbed Potatoes and Toasted Brioche
Beaumes de Venise Granite
Third Course
Roasted Fresh Turbot with Crayfish, Champagne Emulsion ~ Roasted Santa Barbara Spiny Lobster with Herbs, Swiss Chard, Tomato Confit,
Parmesan Cheese and Armoricaine Sauce ~ or ~ Duck Prepared Two Ways: Confit and Roasted, Served with Perigord Black Truffled Potatoes and Spicy Jus ~ or ~ Gremolata Style Saddle of Lamb, Moussaka and Tomato Candy, Zucchini Ravioli, Parmentier of Lamb Confit and Thyme Jus
Lovers Chocolate Dessert or Traditional Baba au Rhum, Light Cream and Fresh Fruits or St. Honore Version 2006 or Assorted Sorbets and Ice Creams with Fresh Fruit and Raspberry Coulis                  L'Orangerie (310) 652-9770

One Pico, One Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, is an 85-seat restaurant with wrap-around windows on three sides affording one of the most scenic dining experiences in Los Angeles with views of the Pacific. The restaurant design elicits the perfect California experience, with warm woods, monolithic limestone fireplace, amber-colored wood floor and clean, contemporary lines.  Outside, the highly detailed and delicate facade is accented with vines and lattice-work.  Sunset views along the beach provide a stunning backdrop for Chef Tscharner's seasonal American menu. For convenience, the restaurant has a separate entrance from the hotel. Valentine dinner served from 6:00 10:00 p.m., (310) 458-0030.

One Pico Valentine's Menu

- FIRST NIBBLE - Cured Foie Gras with Asian Pear,
Mint and Pomegranate Jelly ~ or ~ Watercress and Mizuna Salad with Red Delicious Apples, Redwood Hill Goat Cheese
and Caramelized Pecans  ~ or ~ Fanny Bay Oysters with Yuzu-Citrus
Cucumber Mignonette ~or~ Big Eye Tuna with American Caviar,
Chives and Micro Cilantro Greens ~ or ~ Gilled Asparagus with Prosciutto, Baby Greens and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

- MAIN - Grilled Maine Lobster Butternut Squash Risotto and Crispy Sage ~ or ~ Filet of Beef,Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Salsify, Parsnips and Shiraz ~ Free Range Chicken Breast,Truffle
Mashed Potatoes, Braised Mustard  Greens and Natural Jus ~ Alaskan King Salmon, Braised White Beans, Roasted Red Peppers, Artichoke and Saffron ~ Sauteed Sea of Cortez Scallops, Squid Ink Linguine, Alba
Mushrooms and Garlic broth

SWEET ENDINGS ~ 'Little Love Cookies'

95.00 per person ~ (This menu may change ever-so-slightly)

Spoil your loved one with a night of pure indulgence.  Stonehill Tavern, Award winning Chef Michael Mina's soon to open restaurant at the St.Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, is featuring a sublime five course menu that is guaranteed to spice up your Valentine's Day.  For reservations, please call (949) 234-3318.

Stonehill Tavern Valentines Menu ~ $145 : 

Eating at The Bungalow Club is like being on vacation on an exotic island in the Mediterranean. The BC's eclectic cuisine offers a sensual culinary experience unlike any other in the area. This dual bar and restaurant brings two floors of Moroccan flair to the Melrose strip. Dangling metallic stars, leafy tropical plants and two trickling waterfalls create dimly lit intimacy in multiple lounges, topped only by the patio's candlelit bungalows.  The cuisine uses a variety of sauces and spices that combine and intensify flavors while retaining the food's full nutritional value. All of the Bungalow Club dishes have a special quality and they always make sure that everything that goes into every dish is fresh and delicious as well as pleasing to the eye. Centrally located in Hollywood on the corner of Melrose and Formosa. Special Valentine's menu. The Bungalow Club  (323) 964-9494

Providence on Melrose celetrates Valentine's Day with sensuous flavors from land and sea; Cimarusti's Imaginative Tasting is a Romance of the Senses. Providence, the universally applauded seafood restaurant of Chef Michael Cimarusti, presents a special Valentine's Day tasting dinner on Tuesday, February 14, 2006.  The brilliantly conceived menu by Chef Cimarusti showcases his devotion to the ocean's gifts and is complemented by the restaurant's relaxed and sophisticated setting, making it the ideal choice for the holiday of couples. In creating his first restaurant, Chef Cimarusti selected the name Providence to honor the bounties of wild fish and seafood provided by nature.  By definition, Providence is explained as "divine protection and guidance, and provides for the future."  Cimarusti's virtuoso Valentine's Day tasting is an exquisite dance of flavors, textures and colors that move from sea to land in perfect balance, embodying both the restaurant concept as well as the sensuousness of the holiday.   Beginning with Fluke Sashimi with Passion Fruit, Pink Peppercorns and Tatsoi, the dinner moves to a course of Foie Gras Confit au Graisse de Canard, Griotte en Gelee.  The sea returns with Nancy's Scallops with Salsify, Black Truffles, Bacon and Hazelnuts and concludes with a perfect Loin of Colorado Lamb with Black Olive, Fennel Marmalade, Meyer Lemon and Spring Garlic.  A selection of Market Cheeses, along with Providence's own Valentine's Day dessert, make for a memorable evening.

Reservations for Valentine's Day at Providence are available in two seatings: an Early Seating 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. and a Late Seating at 8:30 p.m. or 9:00 p.m.  The menu is priced at $90 per guest or $135 with wine pairing selections and is exclusive of other beverages, taxes and gratuity. For reservations, call Providence (323) 460-4170 or visit

Bring your LOVED ONES to VIVOLI CAFE' for a complete fine dining experience, where we LOVE what we do. Happy Valentine's day from VIVOLI TEAM.

Antipasti ~ Choice of:

Sfornatino di porri e patate con salsa di gorgonzola
Potatoes and leeks souffle with gorgonzola cheese sauce.
Calamaro ripieno con salsa di pomodoro fresco piccantino
Stuffed calamaro in a Light arrabiata sauce.
Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil
Insalata di Campo, Pinoli, e Parmigiano
Mixed greens, roasted pine nuts, shaved Parmesan, tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette 

Secodi ~ Choice of:

Gamberoni Imperiali con asparagi alla griglia
Grilled large Shrimps and asparagus
Costoletta di maiale con zucchini e gorgonzola
Pork chop filled with zucchini in a gorgonzola sauce
Risotto all'Astice
Fresh Main Lobster risotto
Ravioli di asparagi e ricotta con arrabiata
Home-made filled asparagus and ricotta cheese ravioli in a spicy marinara sauce.
Controfiletto di manzo al pepe verde
Grilled Ribeye Steak in a green peppercorn sauce.
Pollo alla Valdostana
Bone and Skin less chicken breast topped with cooked Italian ham and fontina cheese in a white wine sauce.
Dolci ~ Choice of:

Mousse al Cioccolato
Mille foglie
Sorbetto al limone

$45 - wine not included
Corkage Fee - $25
Setting:    5:00pm - 11:00pm
Reservation are suggested
PH. 323-656-5050
Vivoli Cafe 7994 Sunset Blvd W. Hollywood, CA 90046 (323) 656-5050

Jar chef Suzanne Tracht will be offering a Valentine's brunch on Sunday, February 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a Valentine's Day dinner on February 14 from 5 p.m. The two-course brunch costs $35 per person and includes choice of entrees like lobster benedict with char sui pork and corn pancakes with applewood smoked bacon, plus dessert, fresh juice and pastries. The three-course dinner costs $70 per person. Highlights include warm Pacific oysters with Chinese black beans; Kobe hangar steak with warm potato-artichoke salad and black olive tapenade; and desserts such as honey-roasted dates with coconut sorbet.                                                                   Jar 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-655-6566.

NORMAN's on Sunset, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles outpost of Chef Norman Van Aken, presents a Valentine's Day dinner on Tuesday, February 14, 2006.  The three course menu of Van Aken's New World Cuisine, especially conceived for the holiday by Van Aken and Chef de Cuisine, Craig Petrella, showcases an array of exotic island spices and flavors that's only matched by the restaurant's stunning interior and spectacular view of the Sunset Strip.

Guests may select from the first course of Norman's signature dishes, including "Down Island" French Toast with Curacao Scented Foie Gras, Yuca Stuffed Crispy Shrimp with Citrus Mojo and Habanero Tartar Salsa, Silken Carrot Soup with Spiced Molasses Tuile, Ehu Snapper Eschabeche on Chilled Potato Salad and Smoked Olives or a Warm Porcini Salad with Black Truffle Vinaigrette and Blue Cheese Artichoke-Potato Croquetta.

Main plate selections are a Gratin of Florida Shrimp and Bay Scallops with Warm Spinach Salad, Citrus and Marcona Almonds, Seared and Roasted Turbot on Black-Eyed Peas, Chanterelles and Curry Emulsion, Wok-Seared Black Cod on Pad Thai Noodles with Maitake Mushrooms and Barrel-aged Soy, Stuffed Quail "Nicaraguan" Style with Beef, Pork, Potatoes, Raisins and Olives or Braised Veal Short Ribs on Yellow Grits with Escarole and Foie Gras Hollandaise.  The dinner concludes with a tasting of Norman's Valentine's Day desserts and "Besitos" or "Kisses."

NORMAN's romantic evening celebration is priced at $95 per guest.  For an additional $50 supplement per guest, the exotic menu can be paired by wines specially selected with the inimitable imagination of Managing Director and Sommelier Peter Birmingham, winner of the 2005 Sommelier of the year award by Angeleno magazine. Norman's on Sunset(310)657-2400

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