The Lifestyle List
Happy Valentine’s Day! Not sure where to celebrate? We’ve got you covered!
- The restaurant on Las Olas Boulevard will feature the Cupid’s Kiss Martini ($14). For couples looking to do something different, and celebrate a little early, Grille 401 will also host a sushi rolling class on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 5–7 p.m. Diners will learn how to roll their favorite sushi with Chef Troy Beasley. Throughout the event, guests can enjoy complimentary sake and Japanese Whiskey while learning about the growth of Japanese culture and scotch whiskey. The class costs $45 per person.
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
- Located in the Shops of Pembroke Pines, the restaurant will have live music, serve chocolate-covered strawberries and offer drink specials, such as the Cupid’s Kiss Martini ($14), Froze’s ($10), Kettle One Mules ($10), Flirtini ($10) and Chocolate Strawberry Martini ($10).
- Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale will host a single ladies night on Valentine’s Day, from 8–10 p.m., featuring a selection of complimentary cocktails. Groups of 10 ladies that reserve a table by emailing [email protected] will receive a complimentary bottle of wine. Tap 42 boca Raton will also offer a ladies night specials—half-priced drinks from 8–10 p.m.
- This Valentine’s Day, The Wilder will be serving the Cupid’s Cup, a romantic play on the beloved Pimm’s Cup. For $25, guest can enjoy this sharable cocktail, accompanied with chocolates.
Coco Asian Bistro & Bar
- On Feb. 14–17, Coco Asian Bistro is serving an array of a la carte dishes for the romantic holiday. In addition to the specials, Chef Mike Ponluang also will offer a slightly abbreviated version of his expansive regular menu, featuring Thai and Asian fusion dishes, along with his complete menu of sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls.
Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria
- The Italian restaurant has a new Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktail: Romeo’s Kiss (pictured). Created by certified sommelier, Ervin Machado, the drink will not be on the menu—it will be available as a secret item, available to those who know to ask for it—at both the Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale locations. Romeo’s Kiss is made with fresh raspberries muddled with fresh local lime juice, Brazilian sugar cane Cachaça and is topped with Sicilian sparkling rose.
- The restaurant, inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, is inviting lovers to an elegant Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner priced at $83 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), with an optional wine pairing for an additional $32. Dinner begins at 8 p.m.
- Bites to share include chilled oyster with cucumber mignonette; sunchoke soup shot; beef tartare on a crispy potato chip; or a prosciutto wrapped & goat cheese stuffed date. Appetizer highlights include beet ravioli with pistachios and arugula; or forbidden fried rice with cuttlefish, pork belly, meyer lemon, and frisée. Entrees feature fluke with braised radicchio, sweet potato, fennel, and olives; strip loin steak with king trumpet mushroom, celery root gratin, and jus; or grilled lamb with black garbanzo beans, baby eggplant, and black garlic jus. Delectable desserts include a dulce de leche filled beignet and chocolate-strawberry tart, among others.
Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits
- The contemporary, oceanfront restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton will offer guests menu specials in addition to its regular offerings. For $149 (excluding tax and gratuity), couples can delight in Burlock Coast’s signature Kusshi Oysters with caviar and a bottle a Veuve Cliquot.
- For dinner, diners can enjoy an a la carte selection of shareable dishes like Sea Salt Roasted Beets (with candied walnuts, cypress grove goat cheese and citrus); fried oysters (with pickled peppers, chorizo and remoulade); and Pork Belly Tacos (with charred corn, avocado crema and tomatillo salsa). Main entrees from the sea include choice of fish and chips; lobster pasta (with pappardelle, tomato, spinach, asparagus and bisque); or sea scallops (with local carrots, braised mushrooms, turnip and radish). Or indulge in the Bootleg Burger (ground brisket, pulled pork, chipotle aioli and jack cheese); or filet mignon (bone marrow, truffle yukon puree and roasted root vegetables).
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille
- Located at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, Wild Sea is offering a four-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu for $90 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).
- Appetizer highlights include grilled octopus (with charred shishito aioli, mint, tangerine, red onion); duck bao (duck confit, Asian steamed bun, pickled veggies, hoisin, duck crackling, scallion); and seafood crudo duo (tuna tartare, scallop carpaccio, baby arugula, frisee, lemon, pink peppercorn, EVOO, flowers). Entrees for the evening feature beef filet (seared hand-cut 6 oz. filet, seared foie gras, seasonal mushroom, shallot, potato & leek “croquette”, mirepoix puree, balsamic & burgundy reductio); lobster (grilled Maine lobster, saffron and sweet pea arancini, clam, squid ink foam); turbot or John Dory (seared with pear & white miso puree, brown butter & pine nut crumble, black truffle, braised leek, chervil oil). Specialty desserts include a choice of chocolate and raspberry entremet (raspberry mousse, chocolate ganache, chocolate crunch) and vanilla-lavender bomb (vanilla bean mousse, lychee-lavender gelee, lemon olive oil cake, champagne granita).
- The new-style Japanese restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood is offering Valentine’s Day specials, as well as its beloved la carte fare. Menu highlights include toro tartar ($32, uni and caviar); grilled octopus ($26, yuzu kosho tomato confit and daikon salad); Umi To Yama no Sachi, or surf and turf, ($125, 8 oz. filet mignon, umami poached lobster, miso-crab butter and truffle kimizu). For a sweet finish, indulge in decadent cheesecake served with raspberry sorbet and lychee gel ($12).
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
- The award-winning steakhouse at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is serving Valentine’s Day specials such as raw bar offerings ($29, Maine lobster, Island Creek oysters, colossal crabmeat cocktail and jumbo shrimp cocktails); surf & turf ($90, 8 oz. dry-aged New York sirloin, carabineros shrimp and winter vegetable); and USDA slow-roasted prime rib (14 oz. queen cut is $45, 18 oz. king cut is $58) served with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish crème and au jus.
- Join the Coral Springs Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 for a reception honoring “Inspired By,” an open media exhibition demonstrating artists’ individuality and creativity brought about by personal inspiration. This open theme asks artists to complete the sentence, “My work is inspired by [blank].” All selected works will be displayed in the East Gallery from Feb.10–March 3.
- Where: Coral Springs Museum of Art (2855 Coral Springs Drive)