Here are a few ways to make your romantic day memorable: Sip With Socialites’ Top Valentine’s Day 2012 Picks.
Mélisse‘s Chef Josiah Citrin‘s two-star Michelin restaurant celebrates Valentine’s Day with a five-course dinner will feature Maine lobster bolognese, blue-fin tuna and Liberty Duck breast with confit of blood orange and turnips. There are two seatings on Valentine’s Day at $250 per person. The modified version of the Valentine’s Day menu offered before the 14th is four courses and costs $135 per person.
1104 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Hollywood’s best kept secret hotel is offering a Casanova’s Valentine’s Package that includes two 60 minute spa treatments, a special Valentine’s dinner for two at the award-winning restaurant Culina, Modern Italian and two Four Seasons robes to bring home. Casanova never had it so good. The package is priced starting at $795.00 per night and is valid only on February 14, 2012.
300 S Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
RH at Andaz West Hollywood
This sleek hotel restaurant RH offers a Valentine’s Day menu that will suit any music lover. For $150 per couple, diners will be served Sturgeon caviar on Kumomoto oysters with crème fraiche and micro chives; King crab ceviche with avocado, red onions, micro cilantro and yuzu dressing; and farm beef tenderloin with sautéed baby spinach, garlic, pomme frites, shallot and red wine jus. To finish the meal, guests can enjoy an apple tart with Carmela’s lavender honey ice cream and a selection of chocolate bonbons and macarons.
8401 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Langham Hotel, Pasandena
The Langham Hotel is offering the Ultimate Romance Package, which includes overnight accommodations in the Tournament of Roses Suite, a private dinner for two featuring a five course tasting menu from The Royce and a custom-created diamond jewelry piece, valued at $20,000, from Single Stone on Mission Street, an exclusive boutique jeweler in San Marino, Calif. You’ll also get a limousine transfer to and from the hotel, as well as an on-call limousine for use during your stay.
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
James Beard Foundation award-winning chef Suzanne Goin has designed a four-course dinner at Lucques, where a wood-burning fireplace and garden setting make for an intimate affair. Roasted asparagus with prosciutto, burrata and pistachios; ricotta dumplings with English peas; pan-roasted market fish with beet purée, watercress salad and blood orange butter or grilled pork chop with wild mushrooms, cornbread stuffing, pancetta and sage; and bittersweet chocolate vacherin with salted caramel ice cream and candied hazelnuts will be offered on Valentine’s Day for $110 per person.
8474 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Montage Laguna Beach
Hear the waves from your beach bungalow situated on this oceanfront Orange County estate. Montage Laguna Beach is definitely the place to be on Valentine’s Day. This hotel has an incredible spa as well as a number of award-winning restaurants. Once you are done dining out and relaxing, go visit the quiet bar for some evening drinks before calling it a night.
30801 Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
The prix-fixe menu at the elegant Hotel Bel-Air is a feast for the eyes. Priced at $175 per person, guests can select from a number of menu items such as blue fin toro and albacore ‘crudo’ with avocado, cucumber, wild arugula and blood orange; hand-cut agnolotti pasta with French black truffles, celery root and mascarpone; and roasted loin of Sonoma lamb with goat cheese persillade, rhutabega puree, honey-glazed turnips and pearl onions. Additionally, each guest will receive a celebratory glass of Champagne Henriot Brut.
701 Stone Canyon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
The Grand Del Mar
The Grand Del Mar in San Diego is offering some sweet packages so couples can relax and romance. Lovebirds can choose from several weekend getaways designed to indulge or rejuvenate. The Disconnect Package calls for couples to unplug from everything electronic (yes, that means phones, iPads, Facebook and TV!) and reconnect with one another. For the spirited couple, the Love on the Rocks Package involves a mixology lesson with tips and tricks from cocktail pro Pablo Moix. Traditionalists will enjoy Cupid’s Classic, which includes a trip to the spa, chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne.
5300 Grand Del Mar Way
San Diego, CA 92130
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