Free macarons at Coral Tree Café
Starting at 11:30 a.m., the first 100 customers who visit Coral Tree Café on Valentine’s Day will receive a free macaron. Additionally, throughout the month of February, every order over $35 made on the café’s website or app will be delivered for free within a 3-mile radius from the Beverly Hills and Brentwood locations. 225 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, (310)553-8733. 11645 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)979-8733.
Romance at Cattle & Claw
Head to Cattle & Claw for a lastminute five-course, prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu for seafood and meat lovers. The chefs offer a lobster cappuccino amuse-bouche before a choice of either a baby kale salad with apple-smoked bacon lardons and slow-poached egg, or a lobster and avocado salad. Try the braised short rib with polenta and escarole, or the tournedos Rossini with Yukon Gold coins and Bordelaise sauce. Seafood fans can indulge in the creamy lobster risotto or lobster thermidor with gratin potato. Finish with a chocolate and hazelnut Génoise cake, or cherry cheesecake. This special menu is available only on Feb. 14 from 5 to 10:30 p.m., and is $75 per person. 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)770-1654.
Singles night at Brandon’s
Brandon’s, the cocktail bar inside 6th & La Brea Brewery & Restaurant, is throwing a Valentine’s Day singles party tonight. Enjoy an open bar with house-brewed beer, wine, liquor and special themed cocktails, along with bar bites and dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Black attire is encouraged. Register at bit.ly/2WTtmCZ. 600 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (323)998-8565.
Bacari W. 3rd Mediterranean dinner
Tonight, chef Lior Hillel is preparing a $29 prix-fixe menu full of Mediterranean inspired small plates. Start with handmade gorgonzola pasta or tripoline pasta topped with zucchini, Calabrese pepper and crushed pistachios. Finish with malabi, a traditional rose water custard topped with shaved coconut, hibiscus flower and candied pistachios. 8030 ¾ W. Third St., Los Angeles, (323)452-9149.
The Henry’s romantic dinner
Enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day menu that starts off with a glass of Champagne, followed by tuna crudo, asparagus and artichoke toast, braised short rib beef, and a dark chocolate marquise for dessert. This special dinner is $60 per person. 120 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, (424)204-1595.
Nerano’s Italian Valentine’s Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a taste of the Amalfi Coast. Nerano’s executive chef Michele Lisi offers a special Italian tasting available with wine pairings for $85 per person. Start with a cocktail by head mixologist Asadour Seheldjian, and enjoy à la carte specials including house-made tagliolini with Norcia black truffle, and pan-roasted snapper filet with squash blossoms. End the evening on a sweet note with Lisi’s Guanaja dark chocolate mousse with coffee gelato and a sprinkle of Maldon salt. 9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310)405-0155.
Cozy date night at Toca Madera
Enjoy modern Mexican cuisine and creative cocktails this Valentine’s Day. Start off with Toca Madera’s ceviche trio with diced jumbo shrimp, Alaskan salmon, ahi tuna and citrus marinade. Share the Japanese wagyu served over hot lava stones with Oaxacan ancho chili, wagyu au jus and diablo salsa. Pair this with beverage director Charity Johnston’s classic Toca margarita. 8450 W. Third St., Los Angeles, (323)852-9400.
Valentine pies at Du-par’s
Pick up all of your sweet Valentine’s Day needs at Du-Par’s at the Original Farmers Market. The Love Pie, a decadent chocolate strawberry pie, is the perfect way to finish off any homecooked meal. 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles, (323)933-8446.
Heart-shaped lasagna and pizza at Buca di Beppo
Make this Valentine’s Day extra special with a heart-shaped lasagna for two. The $49.99 dine-in only special comes with your choice of a small mixed green or Caesar salad, garlic bread and two mini cannoli. For those who choose to stay home on Feb. 14, bring home a free heart-shaped margherita pizza with any to-go order on Valentine’s Day. 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles, (323)370-6560.
Dinner and tasting menu at Viviane
Chef Michael Reed offers a four course, pre-fixe menu for $75 per person on Feb. 14. Start with a trio of oysters, truffle tortellini, king crab leg, or milk and honey duck breast. Viviane also has a cocktail and dessert tasting menu, along with à la carte dining. À la carte desserts or cocktail selections are $10 each. Order a dessert or cocktail tasting trio for $21 per person. The full tasting menu of desserts and cocktails is $39 per person. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310)407-7791.
Culinary class at the Westin Bonaventure
On Saturday, Feb. 16, learn how to prepare a Mardi Gras menu guided by executive chef Raymond Nicasio. Participants will prepare a classic Louisiana seafood gumbo, crawfish étouffée with chicken, and andouille sausage and jumbo shrimp jambalaya. Finish with a banana Foster cooked tableside. Enjoy a slice of Mardi Gras king cake, and enter the raffle for dinner for two at LA Prime. Seating is limited to 30 people and participants must be 21 or older, $65 per person. Email email@example.com to register. 404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, (213)612-4743.
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