RESTAURANT HAPPENINGS — Valentine’s Day Special
Some restaurant happenings in Miami this Valentine’s Day…
His and Hers Meny and Chocolate Tapas Bar at the Four Seasons
Acqua at The Four Seasons, 1435 Brickell Avenue, (305) 381-3190.
Acqua, the signature restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, will offer a four-course set menu with his and hers selections on Valentine’s Day. The menu is offered at $75 per person with optional wine pairings at $50 per person. For a less extravagant but still wildly indulgent celebration, the Hotel will also offer its popular chocolate tapas bar on Valentine’s Day and on the following Friday and Saturday nights. The chocolate tapas bar offers gourmet selections such as dark chocolate orange terrine with mini macaroon, chocolate and caramelized banana tart with bourbon vanilla sauce and perennial favorites such as chocolate fountains and chocolate-covered rice krispie treats. The chocolate bar is available from 9 pm to midnight at $21 per person.
Grimpa Steakhouse Special for Valentine’s Day
Grimpa Steakhouse, 901 Brickell Plaza, 305-455-4757
Celebrate this romantic evening with your loved one at Grimpa Steakouse in a specially decorated ambience. They offer a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne to celebrate, salad bar and full “Rodizio” including 14 varieties of meat and fish, served at your table. There is also a special “Chocolate Decadence” as dessert and coffee. Everything is $75 per person.
Valentine’s Day at Panorama Restaurant
Panorama Restaurant, 2889 McFarlane Road, 407-447-8256
Panorama Restaurant wants to ignite your passion this Valentine’s Day. The special dinner menu is priced a la carte, or your choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert and a bottle of Champagne for $150 per couple. Menu items include Lobster Squash Soup, Braised beef short ribs, Grilled Colorado rack of lamb, Tropical Mandarin Charlotte, and Flourless Chocolate Heart Cake for dessert. A harpist will perform between 6:00-10:00 p.m. Panorama Restaurant is located on the eighth floor of Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove overlooking Biscayne Bay, Dinner Key Marina and the Miami Skyline.
Whitelaw Hotel, B.E.D. Miami and Sex…& Boutique team up
to offer guests the ultimate Valentine’s Day getaway
Please call 305.398.7000 or book online at whitelawhotel.com/valintines08.
The five-day/ four-night South Beach Style package, valid February 13-17, 2008, is priced at $1,400 and is based on double occupancy. For love birds looking to heat up their romance this Valentine’s Day, the Whitelaw Hotel’s South Beach Style package includes five-day/ four-night deluxe accommodations with an in-room complimentary bottle of Moet Chandon Champagne and daily rose petal turn down service. Upon arrival, guests are presented with two complimentary membership cards to the luxurious Sex…& boutique (www.sexand.com). Guests will dine at their own private bed on a three-course prix fix menu prepared by B.E.D. Miami’s co-executive chefs Freddy Vega and Raul Rustarpo. Following dinner, the couple is invited to dance the night away as B.E.D. Miami transforms from one of South Beach’s sexiest restaurants to the hippest nightclub. The package also includes complimentary VIP bottle service, South-Beach style, with an endless supply of Motley Love Birds, a mix of Motley Bird premium energy drink and champagne.
Get in BED with the Ones You Love This Valentine’s Day
B.E.D. Miami, 929 Washington Avenue, 305.532.9070
On Tuesday, February 12, singles will be ready to mingle while sipping on two-for-one glasses of champagne and enjoying chocolate-covered strawberries as Cupid.com and Moët & Chandon host Miami Beach’s genetically blessed, ages 25-39, for rounds of six-minute “speed dates.” For those lucky enough to find their match, B.E.D. Miami’s official Valentine’s Day celebration invites couples to slip off their shoes and jump into bed for an evening of mouth-watering fare and sexy atmosphere perfect to set the mood. For the price of $400++, each couple will enjoy their own private candle-lit bed sprinkled with rose petals and a three-course, seven-dish tapas-style menu – perfect for nibbling and sharing with the ones you love. Additionally included is a bottle of Moët & Chandon Rosé Champagne to complete the evening.
Come and Seduce Your Senses at Christabelle’s Quarter
Christabelle’s Quarter, 3157 Commodore Plaza, 786-517-5299
Receive a complimentary glass of champagne with your meal. Dinner menu includes choices like Venison Carpaccio, Lobster Bisque, and Char-grilled Cowboy Steak for Two.
Show Her You Are A Gourmet Cook this Valentine’s Day at The Setai
For reservations please contact The Setai at 305.520.6000 or visit www.setai.com.
The exclusive “Valentine’s Day Indulge-Her” Package includes a lesson with the Chef at the Setai. This two-night package is the ultimate pleaser. While she is whisked away to The Spa for “Her Setai Retreat,” a four and a half hour indulgent afternoon, the Setai’s acclaimed chef Jonathan Wright will prepare the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner for two within the privacy of your one-bedroom suite. Plus, a complimentary breakfast on both mornings can be served in your suite or enjoyed at The Restaurant or at The Pool & Beach Bar.
Each course is also paired with a decisively chosen wine to compliment the flavors of the exotic Asian-inspired cuisine. Available for February 13 and 14, 2008, and is priced at $7,980 for a one-bedroom suite. Larger suites are available starting at $11,600. The uber-luxurious Penthouse suite is also available for $71,000.
VALENTINE’S DAY at MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD & DRINK
MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD & DRINK, 130 N.E. 40th Street Atlas Plaza 305-573-5550, www.mchaelsgenuine.com
Enjoy Valentine’s Day at the restaurant of accomplished and talented Chef Schwartz who makes you feel at home with his homemade, unpretentious, delectable food. With an emphasis on local and organic ingredients, dine on inside or alfresco dinner in the courtyard.
ANNUAL VALENTINE CELERATION ROYAL AT THE BILTMORE
The Biltmore Hotel, Anastasia Avenue in Coral Gables, Florida. RSVP a Must- please call 305.913.3203.
Tuesday, February 12th Table Champagne Gala Winemaker Dinner at 7 PM in the Granada Ballroom. Master Sommelier Eric Hemer hosts a stellar evening showcasing the Rosé Champagnes of Laurent-Perrier, Gosset, Henriot, Veuve Clicquot, Nicolas Feuillatte and Moët & Chandon, with dinner creations by Biltmore’s awardwinning culinary team. Priced for Members at $150, and for Non-members at $225. The Attire is Black-tie.
BLUE DOOR AT DELANO CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY
Blue Door at Delano, 1685 Collins Avenue, 305 674-6400.
Miami’s most celebrated hotel is also home to its most romantic dining experience. This Valentine’s, Blue Door will offer a delectable four-course dinner priced at $95 per person.
ON VALENTINE’S, GET ROMANTIC AT SOCIAL MIAMI AT SAGAMORE
Social Miami at Sagamore, 1671 Collins Avenue, 305 535-8088.
Set amid the chic Sagamore hotel and Marty & Cricket Taplin’s stunning collection of contemporary art, celebrate with your valentine at Social Miami at Sagamore, Miami’s first and only culinary lounge experience. Delight your date with chef Bryan Fyler’s three-course Valentine’s menu, priced at $75 per person.