Women Who Whiskey at MiniBar Hollywood
Women Who Whiskey are hosting an Oscars viewing party on Feb. 9. For $25, guests will receive a welcome cocktail and four tastings of different Rabbit Hole bourbon and rye whiskey. The bar will also be open to non-ticketed customers; however, those with tickets will have access to the bar an hour early for preferred seating to watch the awards show. 6141 Franklin Ave., (323)798-4939.
Oscar cocktail at Here and Now
To celebrate the Academy Awards, the cocktail bar Here and Now is serving an Oscars-inspired drink named I’d Like to Thank the Academy. It’s made with popcorn-washed cognac, burnt-lemon cordial and a pour of champagne, and it’s garnished with edible glitter. 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., (213)262-9291.
California Pizza Kitchen has a heart
Back by popular demand from Feb. 11-16, guests can order any of their favorite CPK pizzas on a special heart-shaped crispy thin crust for no additional charge. Also, CPK is participating in a nationwide fundraiser with the Children’s Heart Foundation. Guests who mention the fundraiser to their server will have 20% of their bill donated to the foundation. Order a glass of Colby Red wine and the donation will be matched to reach up to 40% of the purchase proceeds. Come in before, during or after Valentine’s Day for CPK’s “Sweet Deal” prix fixe meal special. From Feb. 12-16, chose one appetizer, two entrees and a dessert to share for $35. As a gift, guests who dine in during these days will receive a card that can be redeemed for a buy one, get one free offer during a return visit. Guests will also be eligible to enter the California Wine Country Sweepstakes, featuring a romantic two-night stay in Sonoma, an afternoon with the winemaker at Truett Hurst Winery and dinner for two with wine pairings at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, courtesy of CPK and premium wine partner Colby Red. For participating locations, visit cpk.com. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., (323)460-2080; 207 S. Beverly Drive, (310)275-1101; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., (424)363-1235.
Sip and dip at the InterContinental DTLA
On Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m., the hotel is offering a Valentine’s Day Sip & Dip yoga class led by Attitude Fitness. It takes place on the seventh-floor pool deck. Yogis can expect bubbly from Spire 73, a fruit-forward pinot noir from La Boucherie, Japanese sake from Sora and one of Dekkadance’s exclusive Bella Vista Happy Hour sangria drinks. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats as well as a light jacket to keep warm, although outdoor heaters and candlelight will be provided. Guests must be 21 and older, and pricing is $10 for members of Attitude Fitness or $40 for non-members/hotel guests. Sign up in advance at attitudefitnessdtla.com/sip-and-dip. 900 Wilshire Blvd., (213)274-0071.
Cleo West Third
Starting at 7 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 14, enjoy a very romantic, three-course mezze dinner for two with dessert. A poet will be in the house to write short love sonnets for couples, who can also take a slow cheek-to-cheek dance lesson in the Cleo loft as a DJ plays timeless love songs. Couples can step inside a heart-shaped photo booth and will receive a special party favor. This romantic evening is $75 per person. 8384 W. 3rd St., (323)579-1600.
Valentine’s Day at Lucques
Enjoy a romantic five-course dinner inside the former carriage house of the Harold Lloyd Estate on Feb. 14. Start with potato blinis and American caviar with traditional garnish, followed by Schaner Farms’ citrus and avocado with beet purée, mint pistou and ricotta salata. The dinner includes a fish course of seared diver scallop, followed by slow-roasted beef tenderloin with red wine braised cabbage. Desserts to share include a Meyer lemon posset with barberry, pistachio and rose, and a warm chocolate tart with white chocolate truffle ice cream. Pricing is $150 per person with an optional wine pairing available for $60 per person. Visit Open Table to reserve. 8474 Melrose Ave., (323)655-6277.
Chef Michael Reed presents a five-course prix fixe menu for $90 per person on Valentine’s Day. Menu items include a first-course choice of five different dishes including a trio of oysters and a king crab leg. Second course items including a truffle tortellini and a rigatoni with duck confit. For the third course, select either halibut, salmon, or lobster and shrimp risotto. Milk and honey duck breast, a New York strip steak or a vegetarian cauliflower steak are offered before dessert. Finish with a poached pear tartlet with pear butter, crumble and vanilla ice cream or three other decadent treats. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., (424)285-6605.
Village People Valentine’s Party
On Friday, Feb. 14, MiniBar Hollywood is partnering with Compass Box Whisky on Valentine’s Day. Male go-go dancer “Hot Cops” will pass out drinks and citations starting at 9 p.m. Late-night drink specials will be available including Compass Box Penicillin cocktails, Scotch cocktails and Compass Box highballs. 6141 Franklin Ave., (323)798-4939.
On Valentine’s Day, select the three-course prix fixe menu for $48 per person. Menu options include a seared ahi tuna salad, herb-grilled beef filet or branzino, and a warm apple crostata with French vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle. Guests will also have the option of a 24-ounce bone-in New York strip steak with four side dishes for $85. This special menu item serves two people. 711 S. Hope St., (213)612-3185.
Rappaahannock Oytser Bar Gal’s Day
On Thursday, Feb. 13, indulge by ordering $1.50 oysters from 4 to 10 p.m. Pair bites with $5 beers and $8 prosecco by the glass all night, and half-off bottles of select red, white and rosé. Finish with a slice of $5 flourless cake. 777 S. Alameda St., (323)435-4004.
Valentine’s Day Delphine
Bring a friend or loved one to the W Hollywood on Friday, Feb. 14, for an elegant four-course menu at Delphine for $85 per person. Menu items include salmon shots, lobster tail with asparagus and an Oreo cookie cheesecake. An additional wine pairing will be offered with each course. 6250 Hollywood Blvd., (323)798-1355.
Valentine’s dinner with a view at Castaway
On Friday, Feb. 14, enjoy a special three-course menu featuring Dungeness crab salad, surf and turf with Cape Grim filet and king crab, and Alaskan halibut. Castaway is also offering a special vegetarian menu including a market vegetable “tartare” and vegan “scallops.” Call to reserve a view table. 1250 E. Harvard Road., (818)848-6691.
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