It’s not Valentine’s Day yet, but it sure feels like it as nearly every shop in town overflows with chocolates and candies, lovey-dovey cards, and oversize teddy bears.
But forget the corny gifts. The real way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. As the love-filled holiday quickly approaches, spread some romance with a dinner reservation at one of more than 40 restaurants offering multicourse meals. Beware: Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest dining days of the year, so coupled or not, grab a plus-one and book in advance. Also note that most prices do not include tax and gratuity.
15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
The Viceroy’s signature restaurant will feature a seven-course dinner menu for Valentine’s Day. Menu highlights include three clam chowder with sweet corn, celery, and bacon; portobello and turnip napoleon with a ginger-soy mirin sauce; amarillo ceviche with shrimp, octopus, bay scallop, and amarillo sauce; mushroom gnocchi with seared wild mushrooms and truffle mushroom jus; filet mignon served with wild mushroom potato pave, tomato coulis, red wine reduction, and herb oil; and grilled cuttlefish atop squid ink risotto and whipped saffron potato. For vegans, a six-course menu is also available. Dinner for two includes a glass of champagne each and is priced at $170. It’s available from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations, call 305-503-0373 or visit www.15thandvine.com.
The Miami Beach eatery will offer a five-course prix-fixe tasting menu priced at $75 per person. Menu items include dressed oysters, served with white ponzu, blood orange, and cucumber; sweet potato dumplings, a popular dish with chicken, fermented black beans, and Thai basil.; shrimp and crab udon, topped with pea tendrils, ginger, and soy; miso marinated grouper, with bok choy and sake burre blanc; and a molten chocolate bowl, prepared with passion fruit and Thai basil anglaise. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 305-695-0101.
Beachcraft will offer a three-course dinner starting Feb.12 through Feb.15. Dinner runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is priced at $95 per person. An a la carte menu is also available. For more information and reservations, visit craftrestaurantsinc.com/beachcraft.
The Betsy’s poolside candlelight dinner for two ($1,200) includes a customized three-course dinner on the pool deck. Menu items can include oysters, baked goat cheese, or crab salad as a starter; filet mignon, lobster, or dover sole as an entree; and dessert options include peanut butter chocolate mousse, crepe soufflé, or steamed merengue. For more information, call 305-531-6100.
Bianca at Delano
Bianca will offer a three course prix-fixe menu accompanied by a Veuve Clicquot champagne toast, available throughout Valentine’s Day weekend. Menu items include tuna pizza with truffle oil; risotto all’aragosta, with fresh Maine lobster, carnaroli, and saffron; and for dessert, its concierto, which is a hazelnut espresso chocolate cake topped with mascarpone mousse and almond crumble served alongside praline gelato. The menu is priced at $100 per person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 305-674-5752.
The steakhouse, located inside Trump National Doral, will serve a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner priced at $65 per person. In addition to dinner offerings, couples will have the option of selecting the Perfect Match ($42), which pairs each course with a specialty cocktail or wine. Dinner menu items include tempura wild fire oysters, beef carpaccio, Alaskan halibut, duo of beef, and sides of white asparagus and golden potatoes. Dessert includes a creme brûlée or red velvet cake. For reservations, call 305-591-6606.
BLT Steak will feature a three-course prix-fixe menu priced at $70 per person. Menu items include royal red shrimp ceviche; seared yellow fin tuna; meyer lemon quinoa risotto; and raspberry chocolate cake topped with chocolate sauce. For more information, call 305-673-0044.