Just like that, the most romantic day of the year is back. Now more than ever, the world needs to be wrapped in love. Whether you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, Galentine’s Day with your gals, or Palentine’s Day with your friend group, there’s always a reason to cherish your loved ones every single day of the year.
To make your dinner decisions easier, we’ve done the hard part and found 10 of the most delicious Valentine’s Day meals in South Florida.
Indulge in one of South Florida’s most renowned brunch spots for your Valentine’s Day treat. The Las Olas Italian eatery has several fresh dishes lined up for the special day, including Maine lobster salad with citrus, fennel and apple and a blood orange vinaigrette ($19).
Split a Tomahawk Ribeye with your favorite person, grilled over wood with roasted cauliflower steak, roasted garlic and salsa verde with rosemary ($95). Split the tangy local orange and olive oil cake with zabaglione gelato and strawberries for dessert for a tangy end to your night.
Louie Bossi’s, Fort Lauderdale; 954-356-6699. 100 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton; 561-336-6699; louiebossi.com
Koi Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Lounge/Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi/Yakitori Sake House
The sister restaurants are serving up their iconic a la carte menu for Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re in Palm Beach County or Broward, you don’t want to miss it. On both Feb. 14 and 15, with the purchase of a specialty roll, a selection of sashimi and/or sushi, or an entrée, women will receive a complimentary long-stemmed red rose and every diner will receive a complimentary Godiva chocolate box with four gourmet chocolates.
Favorites on the a la carte menu include, but are not limited to, the Valentine Roll, a heart-shaped roll filled with rice and fresh tuna wrapped in pink soy paper ($15); the Spicy Tuna Caviar Tower, made with chopped tuna and various flavors of tobiko, served with taro chips ($17); the Rocky Mountain Roll, made with shrimp tempura, cream cheese, and cucumber topped with spicy lobster salad with avocado and mango, served with eel sauce ($14); and a Sex on the Beach roll featuring shrimp tempura and spicy tuna, wrapped in sesame soy paper topped with salmon, tuna, avocado and spicy sauce ($16).
Entrées that are sure to impress your special someone (or entire friend group) are the grilled Peking duck with pancakes and homemade hoisin sauce, ($30/half and $58/full); and the signature lobster pad Thai made with a lobster tail with rice noodles, bean sprouts, scallions, egg and ground-roasted peanuts ($27). For dinner and a show, look no further than the 11 hibachi tables. The hibachi menu includes filet mignon ($30); big eye tuna ($28); Scottish salmon, $26; and a new six-ounce Japanese A5 kobe beef which must be ordered 24 hours in advance ($185).
Koi Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Lounge, 1841 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954525-3541, koiftl.com; Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi, 5970 SW 18th St. Suite E4, Boca Raton, 561-393-5888, saikoiboca.com; Yakitori Sake House, 271 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, 561-544-0087, yakitoriboca.com
Lenore Nolan Ryan Catering & Cooking School in Fort Lauderdale is offering up two hands-on options to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones: a couples’ cooking class on Saturday, Feb. 15, and an a la carte Bubbles and Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 16. During the Valentine’s-themed Bubbles and Brunch, salivate over delicious dishes ranging from classic eggs benedict; to a torta milanese and heirloom greens made with French ham, Swiss cheese, roasted peppers, spinach and an omelette in a puffy pastry; to sweet and savory pancakes; to a Montrachet goat cheese and thyme tart with heritage greens.
Chef Lenore Nolan Ryan is also offering a special Valentine’s couples’ cooking class on Feb. 15. Whether you go with your partner or favorite friend, this hands-on experience allows you to choose between cooking beef Wellington and sauce Diane or roasted vegetable Wellington, alongside indulging in shrimp scampi and decadent chocolate lava cakes.
Lenore Nolan-Ryan Cooking School & Catering, Fort Lauderdale; prices vary; lenoreryan.com; 954-491-2340
Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery
A starlit dinner with someone you love unconditionally—is there any better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Experience the magic of a rooftop feast at the SKY Bar at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa’s the fifth floor oceanfront terrace. On both Feb. 14 and 15, dig into a romantic four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day “Dinner Under the Stars.” The hotel’s signature restaurant Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery will provide the goods, those of which include spinach and artichoke dip with pita chips; beet and arugula salad with Champagne vinaigrette; a “dinner duo” for each guest, including crab-stuffed baked shrimp and sliced filet mignon; and a shareable chocolate cake with fresh berries to cap off the night.
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Fort Lauderdale; $50; eventbrite.com/e/valentines-day-dinner-under-the-stars-friday-feb-14th-tickets-88167115215
Vegan Fine Foods
If you’re a plant-based aficionado, don’t miss out on the seven-course “Aphrodisiac Feast” at Vegan Fine Foods in Fort Lauderdale on Feb. 14. Starting at 7:30 p.m., kickstart your night with “Love Potion” cocktails and delectable hors d’Oeuvres as the sultry music of Barry White plays in the background. The 100 percent vegan dinner will include sweet rose consommé and popovers with strawberry butter; “Toona Tartare” sushi Kushi with “veluga” caviar and avocado; “not-oyster” Champagne shooters with ginseng and winter cherry; passionfruit granita served on the half-shell; surf and turf spice-rubbed cauliflower steak with “lobstah” sauté and purple asparagus; petite herb and pomegranate arils with a Champagne splash; and grilled Pineapple Chops with maca-laced acai and love dust.
Vegan Fine Foods, Fort Lauderdale; $20-$125; eventbrite.com/e/vegan-valentines-day-dinner-after-party-at-vegan-fine-foods-tickets-91391730125
JWB Prime Steak and Seafood
The steakhouse located in Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is offering a classic Valentine’s Day-themed menu. Selections include juicy veal tenderloin, truffle butter prawns, pan-seared sea bass, or a delectable surf and turf entree. Calories don’t count on Valentine’s Day, so round out your special night with a Valrhona chocolate raspberry dome, a vanilla cake with chocolate mousse, or both.
JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, Hollywood; prices vary; jwbrestaurant.com; 954-874-4470
Palm Beach County
Keep your options open this Valentine’s Day with a delicious prix fixe menu from Scusi Trattoria. For $75, start off with an amuse-bouche of calabrian chili aioli, followed by three courses of primi, secondi and dessert options. For an additional $30, add wine pairings to each course for an additional $30. For the primi course, options include, but are not limited to, burrata with chilled arrabbiata, cherry tomatoes, basil and filone; roasted red beet risotto; and Maine lobster salad, with the option of a frecciarossa “margherita” pinot nero rosé.
Secondi options include wood-baked branzino al limone with spinach and mushrooms; pappardelle lamb ragu with mint and fava beans; and an eight-ounce filet mignon marsala with hen of the wood mushrooms, parmesan polenta and rosemary crust, with the option of a chasing lions cabernet sauvignon pairing. Lastly, finish the night with a “molten” red velvet cake budino with fior di latte gelato or panettone flan with gianduja chocolate and tutti fruitti, with a vietti moscato.
$75; Scusi Trattoria, Palm Beach Gardens; scusirestaurants.com
III Forks Prime Steakhouse
Chef Tommy Nevill has created an aptly named Sweetheart Menu for Valentine’s Day, available Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15. To start off, take your pick between a III Forks salad or lobster bisque. Surf and turf awaits as the main entrée with two six-ounce filets mignon and two six-ounce cold water lobster tails with whipped potatoes, off-the-cob cream corn, vine-ripened tomatoes and spring onions.
The night winds down with a chocolate ganache cake with decadent chocolate ice cream and housemade chocolate mousse. Pair your dinner with the night’s featured wine selections, including a Conundrum Wine Blend at $15 per glass, $46 per bottle; Justin Cabernet Sauvignon at $19 per glass, $69 per bottle; and Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs at $96 per bottle.
$180; III Forks Prime Steakhouse, Palm Beach Gardens; 3forks.com
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
For a menu that caters to your every taste bud, head to 3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa for a four-course prix fixe menu by executive chef Marc Rosen. Highlights include Asian-marinated hanger steak and caramel-roasted, almost boneless half-chicken; oven-roasted halibut and halibut cheeks. For a decadent end to your feast, choose between raspberry chocolate crème brûlée or a strawberry lemon basil cheesecake. Valentine’s Day Dinner begins at 4 p.m.
$79; 3800 Ocean, 3800 N. Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach, $79, 561-340-1795, modules.marriott.com
Enjoy an exclusive, Five-Star Diamond Award-winning dinner this Valentine’s Day at one of Palm Beach County’s most charming historic estates, The Addison. The three-course evening will start at 7:30 p.m. with a rosé champagne and cheese reception, alongside live entertainment and full open bar. Dinner begins at 8:15 p.m. and starts with a fresh heirloom and burrata salad. Course No. 2 appeases every tastebud with a surf and turf duo of filet mignon and garlic butter shrimp, served with artichoke and sun-dried tomato risotto and haricot vert. The night ends on a sweet note with salted caramel chocolate soufflé with fresh berries.
The Addison, Boca Raton; $225; addisonvday.eventbrite.com
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