Best of Valentine’s Day-themed menus
Valentine’s Menus take the guess work out of dining
Restaurants serve up imaginative menus for this romantic day of the year, from aphrodisiacs to the whimsical:
South Beach’s “single” chef, Kris Wessel has created a four-course Valentine’s Day-themed menu with two seatings at either 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m at the Florida Cookery. It starts with Butter-poached Stone Crab appetizer - the “Love Bite,” followed by a Florida oyster stew - “Choices”. You then have a choice for your entrees between a lobster or filet mignon dish – the “Commitments”. Your meal wraps up with the a decadent chocolate fondue cake or an orange Crème Brulée, Brazil nut biscotti & other nibbles, both aptly named - “Bliss”.
- Where: 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
- To Reserve: 786.276.0333
- Cost: $70 three-course dinner; $125 with a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine. Tax and gratuity not included.
HaVen Gastro-Lounge‘s Chef Todd Erickson has dreamed up a Valentine’s menu that leaves much to your imagination. The Self-proclaimed ‘Food Pornographer’s four-course dinner menu is paired with Veuve Clicquot, and each course is themed, leaving you guessing at to the contents until the plate arrives at your table. The first course is Sugar, the Second course is Spice, The third course is Naughty and the Fourth course is Nice!
- Where: 1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
- To Reserve: 305.987.8885
- Cost: $75/person and $150/couple. Tax and gratuity are not included.
After you wander the art galleries, try the four-course couples sharing menu that Executive Chef Ricardo Sauri has created at BLOOM. The restaurant’s signature Latin and Asian street-food is imbued with romantic ingredients for the day from lobster with spicy citrus soy for the first course to ocean trout with truffle honey for the second course to washu rib eye with parsnip puree for the third course and a mouth watering chocolate machu pichu cake for dessert.
- Where: 2751 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
- To Reserve: 305.576.5443
- Cost: $55/person and $110/couple. Tax and gratuity are not included.
What’s the best Valentine’s meal you ever ate?