Los Angeles 2022 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dining & Drinking Destinations
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. As usual, you probably don’t have your plans figured out yet.
We have last-minute awesome and romantic plans all set for you!
ARTH BAR + KITCHEN
Let your love flow at Arth Bar + Kitchen this Valentine’s Day Weekend as Executive Chef Sagar Ghosh will be serving up his Signature Menu of Small Plates, Shared Appetizers, Entrees, Sides, Tandoor Fresh Baked Breads, Rice, and Dessert for Lunch all weekend long and on Valentine’s Day.
For Valentine’s Weekend Dinner, Chef Gosh has prepared a very special modern Indian Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for all lovers, friends, and family alike featuring 9 Starters featuring Tandoori Shrimp, Mustard & Dill Salmon, and Lamb Chops, 9 Main Dishes spotlighting the Arth Signature Chicken Tikka Masala, Peking Duck Pepper, and Malabar Lobster Curry, 8 special Sides including Chef Sagar’s Garlic Butter Naan, Chili Cheese Naan, Onion & Goat Cheese Kulcha, and Burnt Garlic Raita. For the perfect sweet finish Chef Sagar offers 2 Desserts showcasing the Gulab Jamun Thandai Trifle and the Date Palm Jaggery Tapioca Kheer.
Head Bartender Lexi Kim will also be shaking up Arth Bar + Kitchen’s Lychee Martini prepared with Tito’s vodka, lychee liqueur, lychee juice and elderflower liqueur, and Mira Meets Pedro made of Nosotros Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, tamarind, spicy bitters, JaUeera, Himalayan salt, and Indian chile, making these the perfect Valentine’s Day libations!
Arth Bar + Kitchen will be open on Friday, February 11th, Saturday, February 12th, Sunday, February 13th, and Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm. For more information, please call Arth Bar + Kitchen at 424.503.4155; Arth Bar + Kitchen 9531 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232; www.ArthLA.com
This Valentine’s Day create a perfect Sicilian getaway of your very own and let Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago prepare a beautiful romantic dinner in Celestino Ristorante’s main dining room or on one of their gorgeous Outdoor Patios or place an order for Takeout and celebrate in the comfort of your very own home “all weekend” long! As Chef Drago celebrates the spirit of love, he will be offering sweethearts a very special Valentine’s Day Four-Course Prix-Fixe Menu ($85 Per Person).
So, let the love flow with the ANTIPASTO, a choice of Sweet Corn Soup or the sublime Mushroom Soufflé with Fontina cheese and black truffle. No need to pick a pasta with Chef Drago’s PASTE offers a choice the Risotto with Red Beets & Goat Cheese or the festive Heart Shaped Ravioli filled with Shrimp in a Lobster Sauce.
The MAIN COURSE is a main event with a choice of either the Filet of Branzino served with Polenta, Peruvian Potatoes and Black Truffle Sauce or Chicken Roulade Stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese, Mortadella and Marsala Wine Sauce.
Saving room for DESSERT, a Chef’s Valentine’s Day Special Dessert always adds a sweet element of surprise, and for those that want to raise a celebratory glass (or two) Executive Chef Calogero Drago will include a Bottle of Prosecco ($38.00 per Bottle / $25.00 per Bottle if paired with Prix-Fixe Menu) or Super Sicilian ($38.00 per Bottle / $25.00 per Bottle if paired with Prix-Fixe Menu)) to compliment his Valentine’s Day Four-Course Prix-Fixe Menu.
Celestino Ristorante will also be offering his full Classic Menu showcasing signature À la carte Menu items like the Ravioli filled with Duck, Mushrooms, & Porcino Blueberry Sauce, Tortellini Stuffed with Pumpkin Cream, Butter & Sage, Risotto with Red Beets & Goat Cheese, Ossobuco, Bistecca, and his Homemade Authentic Family-Style Lasagna Menu that can be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance. For something sweet, savor and share a Tiramisu, Panna Cotta (Vanilla Custard with Strawberries), or for something even more decadent, indulge in the Torta Al Ciocolato (Flourless Chocolate Cake) for a perfect Valentine’s Day finish. Viva L’amore!
Celestino Ristorante will be open for Valentine’s Day Weekend Dinner on Friday, February 11th, 2022, and Saturday, February 12th, 2022, from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Sunday, February 13th, 2022, and Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information, please call Celestino Ristorante directly at 626.795.4006; 141 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.4006; www.CelestinoRistorante.com
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Sweethearts will be swept away this Valentine’s Day as they dine on fine Italian fare prepared by Owner and Executive Chef Celestino Drago while Managing Partner Piero Selvaggio creates the perfect Valentine’s Day experience for lovers and friends alike at Drago Centro.
Executive Chef Celestino Drago will be offering a special Four-Course Valentine’s Day Chef’s Tasting Menu ($125 Per Person) on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, with Optional Wine Pairing ($60 Per Person).
Guests can also enjoy Drago Centro’s special À la carte Dinner Menu and for lovers that opt for the Drago Centro Valentine’s Day Four-Course Chef Tasting Menu, they are in for an ultra-decadent with the Primo Piatto (Starter) featuring a choice of the Langoustine Carpaccio, Hadid Caviar Silver Edition or Hamachi Crudo, Citrus, Smoked Salt, Hadid Caviar Gold Edition.
The Le Paste (Pasta) celebrate a choice between the Potato Beet Gnocchi, Lobster Carbonara, or Mushroom Ravioli prepared with a Porcini mushroom cream sauce (Add freshly shaved Truffles + $45).
The Portata Pincipale (Entrée) features a choice between the Branzino, Celery Purée, Roasted Yellow Beets, Champagne & Yuzu Broth, or Dried Aged Ribeye Filet, Black Garlic Sabayon, Baby Carrots & Mushrooms. Ensuring that every guest is satisfied, a truly sweet finale, the Dolci (Dessert) is a Passion Fruit & Ginger Mousse Cake, Rose Sorbet, making this the sweetest Valentine’s Day Weekend of all. Now, That’s Amore!
Drago Centro will be open on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For more information or reservations, please callDrago Centro directly at 213.228.8998; 525 Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.228.8998; www.DragoCentro.com
EL GRANJERO CANTINA
Love is in the air at El Granjero Cantina as Executive Chef Jenni Sklar is firing up the passion by offering a special modern Mexican LUNCH & DINNER FOR TWO MENU ($60) featuring a Caesar Salad for Two, Two Surf & Turf Taco Plates comprised of Beef & Shrimp Veracruz Tacos served with rice and beans, and Tres Leches Cake for Two for the perfect sweet finish.
El Granjero Cantina will also be offering their signature menu showcasing Chef Jenni’s Antojitos (Snacks), Ensaladas (Salad), Quesadillas, Tacos, Los Tazones (Bowls), Burritos, Acompanantes (Sides), and Desserts for all sweethearts and singles to enjoy. El Granjero Cantina will also be featuring three specialty Valentine’s Day cocktails created by Tobin Shea Including the Spicy Lover made of mezcal, lime, honey and spicy tincture, Cupid’s Arrow prepared with Casa Rica Rosado, fregola, lime, and agave, and Love Potion with guest’s choice of spirit, hibiscus, raspberry, lime, and soda for the perfect toast to say Te Amo!
El Granjero Cantina will be open for Valentine’s Day Weekend on Friday, February 11th, 2022, from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday, February 12th, 2022, from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday, February 13th, 2022, from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm, and on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm. For more information or reservations, please call El Granjero Cantina directly at 323.879.9324; El Granjero Cantina at The Original Farmers Market Los Angeles is located on the plaza 6333 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.879,9324; www.CantinaLA.com
Whether it’s a first date or you are with your fiancée, fall in love at FIVE 55 this Valentine’s Day Weekend!
Head Barman Nicholas Jackson sets the tone with his Clouded Rose cocktail made with Smirnoff vodka, strawberry & mint cordial with Bacardi Orange, and Executive Chef Austin Lee will be heating thigs up with his full FIVE 55 Menu featuring signature FIVE 55 Appetizers, Flatbreads, Salads, Entrées, Sides and Desserts.
Chef Lee will also be showcasing his Valentine’s Day Specials Menu “all weekend long” for lovers to share Baked Oysters, Mini Lobster Rolls, Baked Oysters, Steak Frites, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Truffle Burger, and White Flatbread with Prosciutto to keep the heart a flame.
Sweethearts and friends alike can savor the Dessert Tasting Menu for Two that includes Tiramisu, Cheesecake and Banana Pudding, or show all your devotion by sharing a Brownie à la Mode served in a hot skillet with vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream for the perfect finish this Valentine’s Day!
FIVE 55 will be open will be open for Valentine’s Day Weekend, Friday, February 11th, 2022, and Saturday, February 12th, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight, Sunday, February 13th, 2022, from 2:30 pm to 10:00 pm, and on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For more information or reservations, please call FIVE 55 directly at 626.656.4056; FIVE 55 at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Monterey Park 555 N. Atlantic Boulevard, Monterey Park, CA 91754; 626.656.4056; www.FIVE55LA.com
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GEORGIA’S RESTAURANT – Anaheim Packing House & Long Beach Exchange
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House and Long Beach Exchange!
The charismatic mother and daughter duo behind Georgia’s Restaurant, Gretchen “Nana” Shoemaker and Nika Shoemaker-Machado have something Southern and savory for all lovers and friends alike with special dishes to share like their famous Fried Chicken cooked in a Brazilian buttermilk brine and seasoned crispy cornmeal crust; the St. Louis BBQ Ribs, a half-rack of slow-roasted pork ribs marinated in Georgia’s Restaurant signature house-made BBQ sauce, or Gretchen’s Jambalaya made-to-order with shrimp, andouille sausage, and chicken, served over pasta or rice.
Sweethearts can also add a tasty Soulful Side such as the Collard Greens, Baked Beans, Mac & Cheese, or Nana Gretchen’s famous Cornbread served with house-made honey butter. Of course, this “soul-delicious” Valentine’s Day celebration would not be complete without Georgia’s signature Hurricane for Two or Peach Sangria for Two, glass of Wine, or ice-cold Beer.
And, for the perfect sweet Southern ending, guests must absolutely enjoy one of Nana Gretchen’s delectable desserts such as her Peach Cobbler, Sweet Potato Pie, Lemon Cake, or Pound Cake with a side of house-made à la Mode upon request.
So, celebrate exactly what your soul desires this Valentine’s Day at Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House or Long Beach Exchange!
Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House will be open on Valentine’s Day, Monday February 14th, 2022, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. For more information or to order directly, please call Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House at 714.906.1900; 440 South Anaheim Boulevard #209A, Anaheim, CA 92805; 714.906.1900; www.Georgias-Restaurant.com
Georgia’s Restaurant at the Long Beach Exchange will be open on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th, 2022, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. For more information or to order directly, please call Georgia’s Restaurant at the Long Beach Exchange at 562.420.5637; 4101 McGowen Street, Suite 155, Long Beach, CA 92630; 562.420.5637; www.Georgias-Restaurant.com
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend the Italian way with delectable dishes, drinks, and desserts in Mi Piace’s dining room or on the outdoor patio.
Executive Chef Gil Saulnier has prepared a special Valentine’s Specials Menu that he will be offering all weekend from Friday, February 11th through Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, featuring Italian treats and seasonal specials to satisfy every single or sweetheart.
Begin this year’s feast with an Oyster Platter accompanied with shallots, ginger, tarragon, sake soy mignonette and creamy horseradish, French Onion Soup with caramelized Maui onions, balsamic reduction, vegetarian broth, gruyere, Truffle Pecorino and brioche croutons, Roasted Bone Marrow made with Cowboy bacon shallot jam, toasted butter brushed country bread, and Italian parsley salad, Crispy Potato Galette & Smoked Salmon presented with Cambridge House Royal Smoked Salmon, and Fresh Spot Prawns prepared with pan seared prawns, Peruvian red chili, garlic, cilantro and lime zest.
For the Entrées, guests can savor the holiday while indulging on the Slow Braised Colorado Lamb Shank prepared with a red wine reduction, braised Japanese eggplant, rutabaga, turnips, and saffron risotto Friday, February 11th through Sunday, February 13th, along with the Baked Mediterranean Sea Bass served stewed Japanese eggplant, zucchini blossoms, Campari tomatoes, Sarawak black pepper, and fresh majoram, Mi Piace’s Seafood Spaghetti made with a whole fresh Maine lobster, New Zealand green-lipped mussels, a San Marzano tomato Espelette sauce, lemon and orange zest, Bone in Prime Delmonico New York prepared with Ancho chiles and a coffee dry rub, shiitake mushroom balsamic glaze and Chef’s special country potatoes or Lobster Risotto made of Maine Lobster Tail, saffron risotto, Riesling wine, lemongrass, shallot, and fresh tarragon beurre blanc.
On Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th Chef Saulnier will also be adding Dijon & Cognac Beef Bourguignon featuring a slow braised New York steak with a red wind reduction, Cognac, Dijon, Cremini mushrooms, organic carrots, and fettuccine.
Guests can also enjoy Mi Piace’s Signature Menu with items such as the Ravioli con Salsiccia with sautéed mild Italian sausage, wilted broccolini, sundried tomatoes, sliced garlic and white wine finished with Pecorino cheese; Grilled Double Lamb Chops prepared with a Port wine demi-glace and roasted Yukon potatoes, or the decadent Spaghetti Aragosta comprised of sautéed diced lobster tail tossed with spaghetti in a San Marzano smokey chipotle cream sauce.
Every lover can indulge in Mi Piace’s decadent Desserts which are always the sweetest part of and Valentine’s Day celebration, so do not miss the Midnight Fantasy, a chocolate cake with Swiss bittersweet chocolate fudge and raspberry purée, Tiramisu, or New York Cheesecake with a creamy graham cracker crust and fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Accompany your special meal by pairing these delicious dishes with any one of Mi Piace’s award-winning wines or try Bar Manager Nikos Baltas’s Smoke on the Water comprised of Wheatley vodka, Aperol, St-Germain, and special aromatic fog, or the passion forward Purple Raincocktail made of Empress 1908 Gin, Fever-tree Mediterranean tonic, grapefruit peel, Juniper berries, pink peppercorn, and Rosé, to make this a perfectly romantic day!
Mi Piace will be open for Valentine’s Day Weekend from Friday, February 11th, 2022, through Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. For more information or reservations, please call Mi Piace directly at 626.795.3131; Mi Piace 25 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131; www.MiPiace.com
KNOX & DOBSON
If you are looking for something that will make your sweetheart swoon, order Knox & Dobson’s Superior Bottled Cocktail Gift Box featuring a premium Gin Martini, classic Old Fashioned, Improved Whiskey Cocktail made with Maraska Maraschino, and authentic Rye Manhattan ($15 per Bottled Cocktail / $70 per Cocktail Box – 2 Servings per Bottled Cocktail) and sip, savor and celebrate with your love!
Knox & Dobson can be purchased and shipped Nationwide (must be 21+) at www.KnoxandDobson.com or Knox & Dobson can also be purchased at Gerlach’s in Pasadena, CA. For more information, please visit www.KnoxandDobson.com or visit Gerlach’s directly at 1075 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; at 626.799.1166.
TAY HO RESTAURANT
Let your love lead the way this Valentine’s Day and take “Tradition To-Go” at to Tay Ho Restaurant!
Tay Ho Restaurant’s love of Vietnamese cuisine is for its rich history and versatility, so this Valentine’s Day Tay Ho’s preparing special Lovers’ Picnic Sets for Two ($30) featuring Two Tay Ho Bánh Cuốn Sets presented with a choice of the classic rice crepes Pork & Mushroom Roll Set featuring pork and mushroom rolls, Vietnamese ham, and a shrimp and sweet potato fritter, or Grilled Pork Rolls Set with grilled BBQ pork rolls, Vietnamese ham, and a shrimp and sweet potato fritter which also includes a choice of Two Drinksincluding Tay Ho’s signature Vietnamese Iced Coffee which is definitely not to be missed!
Tay Ho Restaurant will be open on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and they will be offering their Lover’s Picnic Setfor the entire month of February 2022. For more information, please call Tay Ho Restaurant at 626.778.1000; Tay Ho Restaurant 529 East Valley Blvd., Suite 118B, San Gabriel, CA 91776; 626.778.1000; www.TayHo.com
THE RAYMOND 1886
Indulge this Valentine’s Day at The Raymond 1886 and lament your love by savoring Executive Chef Gabriel Cappelli’s deliciously decadent Valentine’s DayFour-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu ($120.00 Per Person).
Sweethearts can celebrate Valentine’s Day by starting off with Bread and Truffle Butter and the AMUSE featuring Roasted Fanny Bay Oyster with white wine vinegar beurre blanc roasted shallots and thyme. The First Course is comprised of a Seasonal Mixed Greens with avocado, citrus, fried onion sprouts in a buttermilk dressing and the Second Course showcases a Tuna Tartare with uni cream, egg toast and miso oil.
The Third Course comes with a choice of the Pan Seared Duck Breast prepared with braised cabbage, beets, yam and local carrot purée, crispy wild rice pilaf, crème fraiche and dill, Broiled Halibut served with black trumpet mushrooms, collards, orange preserves and bone marrow, or the Filet Mignon prepared with pressed potatoes, turnips, watercress purée, and beef jus (Black Truffle Shavings + $35).
Significant others and singles alike will be smitten with a sweet for the Fourth Course featuring a choice between the White Chocolate Mousse served with hazelnut, sage, blueberries, and house-made yogurt, or Sorbet & Ice Cream.
Enhance this enchanting evening with one of 1886 Jesus Gomez’s Valentine’s Day Cocktails including the Clover Club made of egg white, gin, lemon, sugar, and raspberries, Professional prepared with nigh-proof bourbon, Jamaican run, and Campari, or the Antilles comprised of cognac, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, and orange flower.
Passion is ignited and indulgent dreams will come true this Valentine’s Day when dining at The Raymond 1886!
The Raymond 1886 will be open for Dinner on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more information or to make reservations, please call The Raymond 1886 directly at 626.441.3136; 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136;www.TheRaymond.com
VEGAN SUNDAY SUPPER
Let your LOVE show this Valentine’s Day by ordering Vegan Sunday Supper’s delectably delicious 100% Plant-Based Lasagna to share with your sweetheart.
Vegan Sunday Supper’s Six-Layer Lasagna (2-4 Servings $28.95 / 6-8 Servings $44.95) is a completely new take on the traditional sausage recipe made with sweet peppers and vegan cheeses, but there is a very special secret ingredient, Future Farms Sausage, which makes this Lasagna just as satisfying and delicious as a traditional meat Lasagna, without the meat! Vegan Sunday Supper also shares the love as 25% of all profits from Vegan Sunday Supper go directly toward benefitting and funding Support + Feed, a non-profit organization created during the pandemic by Maggie Baird (Actress, Voice Artist, Screenwriter), while fighting hunger and climate change one plant-based meal at a time.
Support + Feed’s focus is to have a footprint in cities across the country that are the most impacted by food insecurity and climate change. Support + Feed works tirelessly to nourish those in need by assisting local nonprofits with nourishing plant-based meals and informational resources on its nutritional benefits.
Vegan Sunday Supper’s new gourmet ready-to-bake 100% Plant-Based Six-Layer Lasagnas are now available for home delivery anywhere Nationwide, so celebrate Valentine’s Day by visiting www.VeganSundaySupper.com now to help fight hunger and climate change one meal at a time.