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Valentine’s Day Dining and Events 2022

Whether you prefer to spend Valentine’s Day out with your gorgeous galentines or cozying up at home with a meal box for two, California is bursting with ways to help you celebrate the holiday of love.

The Marine Room 

La Jolla Beach – San Diego

The award-winning oceanfront restaurant, The Marine Room, is offering an unforgettable, four-course dinner to accompany its unmatched views of the bay in honor of Valentine’s Day from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14. The holiday dinner menu was curated by Executive Chef Mike Minor and will feature dinner mains like salmon belly cornets with caviar, yuzu and togarashi, pan-seared scallops or the Westholme Farm wagyu beef ribeye with Humboldt fog spoon pudding, purple Brussels sprout and a blackberry herb butter. Be sure to save room for dessert and try a slice of the lemon-lavender cake, chocolate lava cake or the spindrift cappuccino cobblestone pie. The dinner is $150 per person and includes a four-piece box of local gourmet truffles. 

To learn more about Valentine’s Dinner at The Marine Room, visit marineroom.com.

The Shores Restaurant 

La Jolla Beach – San Diego

The Marine Room’s sister property, The Shores, will also be featuring Valentine’s dinner that will be available from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14 for $70 per person. This special evening will include three indulgent courses including a V-Day-inspired salad with edible flowers, grilled beef tenderloin or pan-seared diver scallops and, for dessert, your choice of a rich chocolate lava cake with a refreshing strawberry compote or red velvet marquise. 

To learn more about The Shores Restaurant, visit theshoresrestaurant.com.  

The Wise Ox Steak

The Wise Ox’s Meaty Valentine’s Day Package 

San Diego

Spend the romantic holiday cozied up at home with The Wise Ox’s Meaty Valentine’s Day Package. The bundle includes dessert and side dish recipe cards to craft alongside your loved one, wine pairings from Wine Director Ben Zuba and Chef Brad Wise’s picks for romance-inducing cuts including a filet mignon, dry-aged ribeye and bone-in ribeye. 

To learn more about The Wise Ox’s Meaty Valentine Day’s Package, visit thewiseoxsd.com

Galentine’s Day at Urban Plates

San Diego

Round up your gal pals and boycott the love holiday at Urban Plates in La Jolla on Feb. 13. The spot is offering the perfect way to cleanse old-relationship toxicity away with organic, mouthwatering bites like the chimichurri grass-fed steak paired with roasted rosemary potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts with turkey bacon, or the antioxidant salad, made with organic artisan lettuce, organic baby kale, cucumbers, celery, mint, pickled onions, raw walnuts, grapes, blue cheese, seasonal fruit and a mint-lemongrass vinaigrette. Finish off the meal with a chocolate chunk cookie or with a slice of the chocolate and vanilla layer cake. 

To learn more about Galentine’s Day at Urban Plates, visit urbanplates.com

Wine Tasting with Gelson’s and DAOU Vineyards 

Virtual

Find the perfect wine for your valentine with Gelson’s and DAOU Vineyards virtual wine tasting event. All you have to do is RSVP by Feb. 6, then pick up your bundle on Feb. 9 or Feb. 10 and get ready to indulge during the event on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. The tasting will include DAOU Discovery Rose and the DAOU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, to be paired with a charcuterie plate with various cheese, salumi with truffles, dried apricots and cherries, Raincoast crisps and fresh grapes.

To learn more about the virtual tasting, visit gelsons.com

20|Twenty

Carlsbad

The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa’s on-site dining destination, 20|Twenty, is offering a special prix-fixe menu in honor of love on Feb. 14. The three-course dinner is $85 per person with three wine pairings included in the meal. The bill of fare, created by Executive Chef Julian Quinones, features locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, like the pan-seared sea bass with oyster mushroom and sweet pea risotto. The menu does offer vegan and gluten-free options as well for those with dietary restrictions. End the night cozying up by the outdoor fire pits with a s’mores takeaway kit or the strawberry balsamic pavlova. 

To learn more about Valentine’s Day Dinner at 20|Twenty, visit, 20twentygrill.com.  

Valentine’s Day at Cuyama Buckhorn

Galentine’s Day Getaway at Cuyama Buckhorn

New Cuyama

Book a stay on Feb. 11 to Feb. 12 with your galentines and enjoy a weekend lineup of dinner specials, festive cocktails, a late-night movie showing of “Valentine’s Day” with your favorite movie theater snacks, and a paint and sip wine night with artist Marleigh Culver under the stars to top off the perfect weekend. 

To learn more about Galentine’s Day Getaway at Cuyama Buckhorn, visit cuyamabuckhorn.com

A Beachfront Getaway at Ocean Park Inn 

Pacific Beach

The Forever Package at the Ocean Park Inn will have sparks flying between couples with a bottle of bubbles and chocolates waiting for you in your suite to set the mood, a box filled with seven, beautiful roses from Grand Fleurs Flowers (these floral arrangements last up to two years), and long-lasting memories made at the beachfront hotel. The package is $259 a night and is only available in February. 

To learn more about A Beachfront Getaway at Ocean Park Inn, visit oceanparkinn.com

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Funner

Harrah’s Resort SoCal has it all for an ideal Valentine’s Day weekend celebration. The ultimate date night begins with an Aphrodite at Spiked, the resort’s infamous craft cocktail bar, before heading to Fiore Steakhouse for a luxurious prix-fixe dinner with lobster bisque, butter-poached prime striploin of beef and herb-crusted sea bass. All venues will have normal operating hours and Valentine’s Day Weekend kicks off on Friday, Feb. 11.

To learn more about Harrah’s Resort Southern California, visit harrahssocal.com.

Godfrey Hotel Hollywood I|O Rooftop

Galentine’s Day at Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

Hollywood

A rooftop bar at the newly opened Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, I|O Rooftop, is offering the ideal place to spend the holiday with your favorite galentines at its movie night. The night will include a marathon of classic romance movies as well as an al fresco picnic. The rooftop is the largest in Hollywood and will provide visitors with unforgettable views at the event on Feb. 14. 

To learn more about Galentine’s Day at Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, visit godfreyhotelhollywood.com

Serẽa at Hotel del Coronado

San Diego

On Valentine’s Day only from 5 to 9 p.m., take a seat on the two-tiered patio at Serēa overlooking the Pacific Ocean and enjoy his-and-hers Jack & Rose cocktails, followed by Valentine’s Day specials. The evenings must-tries include a tuna sashimi, served with red shug, red grapefruit, pickled red beet emulsion, confit tuna aioli and onion ash, in addition to a 24-oz. prime ribeye which will be served with morel mushrooms, king crab, creamed watercress veloute, grilled white asparagus and a shaved asparagus salad.

To learn more about Serēa, visit sereasandiego.com.

ARLO at Town and Country Resort

San Diego

At ARLO, indulge in Executive Chef Josh Mouzakes’ special four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu, featuring oysters, Dungeness crab, poached white fish, salt-crusted beetroot and more. For dessert, enjoy a poached pear or a slice of chocolate cake filled with raspberry buttercream and basil anglaise, Couples will also have the choice to stick to Chef’s classics and delight in a Greatest Hits four-course prix-fixe menu, which features ARLO’s adored lamb meatballs, Pulpo & Passion and more.

To learn more about ARLO, visit www.arlosandiego.com.

AVANT
AVANT

AVANT at Rancho Bernardo Inn

San Diego

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day at the picturesque Rancho Bernardo Inn. Chef Christopher Gentile’s AVANT hosts a four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day dinner with highlights like Snake River Farms wagyu striploin, triple-chocolate mousse with caramelized chocolate and much more. Dinner is available from Friday, Feb. 11, to Monday, Feb. 14.

To learn more about AVANT, visit www.ranchobernardoinn.com.

VAGA at Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas

Encinitas

VAGA, the signature dining destination at the luxurious Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, invites guests in for a special Valentine’s Day immersive culinary experience. Created as a love letter to the city of San Diego, VAGA will be serving up a four-course Valentine’s Day menu, featuring fresh, local ingredients. Wine and cocktail pairings are available, too.

To learn more about VAGA, visit vagarestaurant.com.

Pendry San Diego

San Diego

Couples can treat themselves to a romantic escape in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter at Pendry San Diego. Special for Valentine’s Day evening, Provisional, Kitchen, Cafe & Mercantile will serve a prix-fixe dinner paired with fine wine and house-made desserts. Or, at the chic cocktail bar Fifth & Rose, from 6 to 10 p.m., couples can delight in a special three-course menu filled with sweet desserts and seasonal craft cocktails and bubbly.

To learn more about dining options at Pendry San Diego, visit www.pendry.com/san-diego.

The Pony Room

The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rancho Santa Fe

Enjoy a decadent four-course experience at The Pony Room with menu highlights including BlueFin tuna aguachile, house-made ricotta raviolo, red curry squash bisque, mero sea bass, veal tenderloin “saltimbocca” and herb-crusted Maine lobster tail–followed by dessert. Overnight guests can enjoy a specialty Breakfast in Bed menu and indulge in a selection of treats including strawberry Nutella waffles, avocado toast, a sweet endings basket and more.

To learn more about The Pony Room, visit ranchovalencia.com.

Sally’s Fish House & Bar at Manchester Grand Hyatt

San Diego

Enjoy a romantic evening overlooking the San Diego Bay and gathered around the fire pits at Sally’s Fish House & Bar this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in a two-course dinner featuring oven-roasted lobster tail and wagyu flat-iron steak and a dessert trio including chocolate-dipped long-stem strawberries, flourless chocolate cake with raspberry coulis and vanilla bean cheesecake with blueberry compote.

To learn more about Sally’s Fish House & Bar, visit sallyssandiego.com.

ROOH SF and ROOH Palo Alto

San Francisco, Palo Alto

For couples searching for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, ROOH SF and ROOH Palo Alto will be offering their own exclusive, one-day-only menu to celebrate a night of love. Only available for dinner on Feb. 14, couples can enjoy a decadent menu with options like Paneer Paturi, stuffed chicken roulade or Rawa Fry Mackerel at the San Francisco location or Paneer Pollichathu, sea bass or stuffed chicken farcha in Palo Alto.

To learn more about ROOH SF and ROOH Palo Alto, visit www.roohrestaurants.com.

 The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles 

Los Angeles

Whether you’re in a couple or want to celebrate friendship, during the month of February, guests can partake in The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles’s Couples Chemistry Package. This package includes a 100-minute full-body massage followed by a purifying body polish and balm that is applied before immersing in a soaking bath infused with grounding rose crystals and complemented with a glass of bubbly. Guests will be gifted with a limited-time treasure chest by Modern Alchemy  containing the products that were utilized during the treatment so you can continue the pampering at home with DIY massages. $960 per couple.

To learn more about The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles, visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

STK Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with STK Los Angeles at W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills, which is offering a romantic dining experience Feb. 11 to Feb. 14. Those looking for a special night out on the town can indulge in the modern, chic steakhouse’s curated menu of elevated dishes, including red snapper crudo, wild King salmon, A5 Wagyu surf and turf and more.

To learn more about STK Los Angeles, visit STKSteakhouse.com

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