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Delicious Valentine’s Day Dining Options

02.12.18

Still looking for ideas on where to dine with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Here’s a round-up of some local eateries offering Valentine’s Day specials.

Provenance - NEWPORT BEACH

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Provenance and keep the love local! Chef Cathy Pavlos is serving up some seriously good eats this Valentine's Day. As with all special occasions at Provenance, guests can look forward to a no-nonsense, no-fuss, straight-up good time. Lovebirds will enjoy a 3-course Prix-Fixe menu featuring your choice of dishes such as Black Canyon Filet Mignon and Plancha-Seared Whole Boneless Wild Greek Branzino. Full Valentine’s Day menu at provenanceoc.com/menu. Pricing is $75 per person, with an optional $25 or $40 wine pairing. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available upon request. For reservations, please call, 949.718.0477.

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar - TUSTIN & NEWPORT BEACH

Celebrate Valentine's Day the Winery Way! The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will be hosting a very special evening on Wednesday, February 14th at both their Tustin and Newport Beach locations with a special Oh Baby! 4-Course Prix-Fixe Menu created of Executive Chef Yvon Goetz. Prices and menus vary by location. Guests who choose to spend the evening at The Winery Newport Beach the menu priced at $109 per guest, while patrons visiting The Winery Tustin site will indulge in a menu priced at $89 per person. Beverages, tax, and gratuity separate. To learn more or to make your reservation, please call Tustin at 714.258.7600 or Newport Beach at 949.999.6622.

Driftwood Kitchen - LAGUNA BEACH

Celebrate your love with the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience overlooking the blue waters of Laguna Beach. Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz will play Cupid as he presents a 4-course Prix-Fixe Valentine’s dinner menu on Wednesday, February 14th from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests can look forward to Pan Seared Dungeness crab  Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Double R Ranch Petite Filet with Maine Lobster, and Pan Seared European Branzino Filet, just to name a few featured dishes. This special menu includes a romantic champagne toast and is priced at $89 per guest. For reservations at Driftwood Kitchen, call 949.715.7700.

The Deck on Laguna Beach - LAGUNA BEACH

What's more romantic than spending the day with your sweetheart one of the most beautiful beaches? The Deck on Laguna Beach will be open on Valentine's Day. Whether you're looking to set the mood early with our incredible seaside lunch or you're looking to let things simmer as the sun sets, The Deck on Laguna Beach is the perfect place to spend Valentine's Day. They will be offering their entire menu, so you know there is something for everyone's appetite! To make reservations at The Deck, call 949.494.6700.

Hendrix Restaurant & Bar - LAGUNA NIGUEL

Celebrate your love with Chef Rainer Schwarz' 4-Course Prix-Fixe Valentine’s dinner menu at Hendrix on Wednesday, February 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests can look forward to Scottish Smoked Salmon & Potato Blini, Greater Omaha Black Angus Beef Filet Mignon, and Chilean Sea Bass, just to name a few featured dishes. This special menu includes a romantic champagne toast and is priced at $69 per guest. For reservations at Hendrix Restaurant & Bar, call 949.248.1912.

Sushi Roku - NEWPORT BEACH

Chic, innovative and sexy! Spend your Valentine's Day at Sushi Roku for an unforgettable culinary experience. Executive Chef Shin Toyoda prides himself in featuring global ingredients throughout the menu to create a contemporary sushi experience unlike any other in the region. Sushi Roku Newport Beach is offering their regular menu, an Izakaya Prix-Fixe Menu for 2 ($160), and Crudo Special for 2 ($65). The Crudo Special (photos attached) is a great starter for a couple to share, and it comes with 2 pieces each of: Oyster, uni, caviea, ponzu jello; Salmon, wasabi aioli; Spanish Mackerel, spicy miso; Amberjack, mango jalapeño; Blue Fin Tuna, tamari truffle; Golden Eye Snapper, sweet vinegar, black lava salt; and Japanese Scallop with pressed caviar. Dessert Special: Red Velvet Chocolate Cake with berries and caramel ice cream. The specials will be offered Friday, Feb 9 - Sunday, Feb 11 and on Weds, Feb 14. They will also have a DJ from 7pm to 10:30pm on Valentine’s Day! Certified sake sommeliers and mixologists have crafted a diverse and exceptional beverage menu to compliment the cuisine. For reservations, please call 949.706.3622.

Juliette Kitchen & Bar - NEWPORT BEACH

Impress that someone special with a romantic evening at Juliette Kitchen and Bar. Executive Chef Daniel Hyatt 's hyper-seasonal dishes pair with beautifully with Juliette's small batch and high-quality wines. Juliette has the charm of a neighborhood restaurant that is rooted in bringing together seasonal and local ingredients in vibrant, modern and balanced dishes. Always warm and inviting, Juliette is where you come to indulge in good conversation and great food. For reservations, 949.752.5854.

Sapphire Laguna - LAGUNA BEACH

It can be argued that there's no place quite as romantic as Laguna Beach... so why not embark on a culinary journey this Valentine's Day in the heart of the city at Sapphire Laguna? They are ready to whisk you and your love on a global getaway this Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 14th, when they will be offering an unforgettable 3-course prix-fixe menu with dishes such as Crispy Duck Confit Warka, Crab & Spinach filled Loup de Mer, Dellah’s Garam Masala Roasted Lamb Loin, and Espresso Pavlova. View the entire Valentine’s Day menu here. Reservations are required. To make Valentine's dinner reservations, please call 949.715.9888 or email reservation@sapphirellc.com.

Prego Mediterranean - IRVINE

Romance runs rampant at Prego Mediterranean on Wednesday, February 14th. Chef Ugo Allesina is offering lovers specials, including his famous Ravioli Cuore Mio, delicious homemade heart-shaped ravioli filled with ricotta and swiss chard in a creamy tomato-vodka sauce. Additionally, Prego Mediterranean's full dinner menu will be available for guests to enjoy. Reservations are highly recommended, please call 949.553.1333.

ADYA - ANAHEIM & IRVINE 

Spice up your Valentine's Day with ADYA! Treat your sweetheart to a meal full of fresh, Indian flavors this holiday. Executive Chef Shachi Mehra showcases dishes laden with bold spices and flavorful ingredients, some of which are known to have aphrodisiac qualities meant to induce sensuality. Join ADYA Anaheim on Wednesday, February 14 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and ADYA Irvine during their regular business hours from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. To learn more, please call 714.533.2392.

Haven Gastropub - ORANGE

Treat your sweetheart to a meal to remember courtesy of Haven Gastropub! Located in historic Old Towne Orange, this beloved establishment known for its extensive beverage program - featuring an expansive craft beer selection and boutique wines - offers dishes laden with fresh, awe-inspiring ingredients to ensure that every patron's tastes are met. Join them on Valentine's Day as Executive Chef Greg Daniels and Chef de Cuisine Landon Pulizzi showcase special 3-course prix-fixe menu alongside their entire regular menu for guests to enjoy. Haven prides itself in exhibiting a menu that offers a blend of old world European fare with a modern American twist resulting in a refreshing combination of treasured dishes from around the world fused with familiar, stateside staples. With dishes such as House Made Farfalle and Seared Duck Breast, this will be one Valentine's Day that you and yours won't soon forget. To make reservations, please call 714.221.0680.

ARC Food & Libations - COSTA MESA

Chef Noah von Blom at ARC is offering a Dinner for Two menu for $200, in addition to his regular menu. The menu includes two V-Day cocktails, The Goose is Loose, with Fresh Blackberries, Tequila, and Citrus; choice of Meatballs, Grilled Shrimp or Bruschetta; Wedge Salad for 2; two Glasses of Bubbles; Grilled Wild Salmon and 14oz Filet Mignon; Seasonal Vegetables and Roasted Potatoes; 2 Glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon; Apple Cobbler; and 2 Digestif of Amaro. Reservations required. arcrestaurant.com 

Puesto - IRVINE (2 locations)  

On Valentine's Day, Puesto will be serving a variety of Churro Cannolis at all locations! Flavors include Chocolate Chip and Crema, Chocolate Almond Latte, and Strawberry Guava.

Option 1: Dine at Puesto — complete your meal with these delicious Churro Cannolis!

Option 2: Surprise your Valentine! You can pre-order a box of Mini Churro Cannolis — includes multiples of all 3 flavors for $15. All orders must be placed by February 10 by emailing Pastry Chef Jessica Scott at jscott@eatpuesto.com (include name, phone number, # of boxes, and pick-up location), and picked up on February 14 to ensure the freshest product! More information at eatpuesto.com.



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