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Valentine’s Day Dining Specials in Orange County

February will be full of sweet treats for Orange County diners! From brunch to dinner and dessert, there are plenty of new dishes and menus to try– plus a new line-up of drive-in movies to attend!

Valentine's Day Dining OC

Las Brisas

The iconic restaurant perched over the cliffs of Laguna Beach is the perfect destination for a romantic dinner with unmatched views of the OC coast. This Valentine’s Day weekend, Las Brisas will be offering a 5-Course Menu for $125/person Friday 2/12 – Sunday 2/14 from 3 p.m. – close, available on the patio and extended outdoor dining area (regular menu is available for take-out; regular brunch menu will also be available on Sunday). Romantic Valentine’s Day menu highlights include a Champagne Toast; Calamari Ceviche Tostada; Grilled Lamb Chops with chipotle-agave glazed carrots; Scallops with cauliflower, olives, and tomatillo; and Tres Leches Cake with toasted coconut.

Urban Plates

Valentine’s Day At Home 3-Course Dinner for Two ($49) includes:
Choice of 2 starters; choose from side Caesar salad, side house salad and tomato basil soup
Choice of 2 entrees served with grilled artisan bread; choose from Grilled Grass-Fed Steak with 2 sides, Chimichurri Grass-Fed steak with 2 sides, Blue Cheese Grass-Fed Steak with 2 sides, Sustainable Salmon with 2 sides, Cage-Free Chicken Cobb Salad, Meatless Loaf with 2 sides
Choice of 2 desserts; choose from slice of Mango Tart, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Vanilla Layer Cake, and Hummingbird Cake
Available for takeout only 2/12-2/14; must preorder by 2/11

Black Angus Steakhouse

From Friday, February 12, to Sunday, February 14, Black Angus will offer its exclusive Valentine’s Day To Go Pack ($99), which includes two 6oz filet mignon, two lobster tails, one appetizer to share, four classic sidekicks, one dessert to share, molasses bread, and two prosecco splits. Orders can be placed on blackangus.com for takeaway or curbside pickup. This special will also be available for restaurant dining at select locations (per local mandates). Don’t forget take advantage of Black Angus’ ½ Price Bottles of Wine Deal, which includes half off on any bottle of wine with the purchase of an entrée.

Umami Burger

“Umami & Chill” Valentine’s Day Combo Box ($45) includes:
Umami Cheeseburger
Umami Double Truffle Burger
Truffle Fries
Cheesy Tots
Ben & Jerry’s, “Netflix & Chill’d” ice cream pint
Slice of red velvet cake
Available for the entire month of February

Sam’s Crispy Chicken

The “Lovebirds” Valentine’s Day Combo Box ($35) includes:
The Original Sam’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich
The Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Waffle Fries
Mac n’ Cheese
Choice of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream pint
Slice of red velvet cake
Available for the entire month of February

Portillo’s

Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, Portillo’s is offering the ultimate sweet for your sweetheart: Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cakes. The single-layer chocolate cakes also give you the comfort of donating to a worthy cause: $5 from each of the cakes sold will go to benefit No Kid Hungry. This charitable contribution will benefit No Kid Hungry’s mission to end child hunger in America by ensuring that all children get the healthy food they need every day to thrive.

The cakes will be available from February 5-14 at both Buena Park and Moreno Valley locations. Portillo’s fans across the country can also purchase a Heart-Shaped Cake on portillos.com. The shop-n-ship cake retails at $43.99, which includes free two-day shipping, and is available to ship to all 50 states.

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen Brings Back Brunch

Sunday brunch at home is always a good idea, especially when you can order a $22 Mimosa Kit featuring a bottle of Spanish sparkling wine and fresh orange juice as well as a curated list of signature brunch specials now offered on Cha Cha’s website every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m! Start your brunch with Pozole Verde, a Homemade tomatillo-chile broth prepared with chicken, hominy, cabbage, radish, and lime followed by Cha Cha’s fan-favorite “Carne Asada con Huevo,” also known as grilled marinated skirt steak with fried fresh egg served with Cha Cha’s potatoes and ranchero sauce. To order online, visit www.chachaslatinkitchen.com
110 W. Birch St., Brea, CA 92821
13126 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602

Drive-In & Dine Out at Mess Hall this February

Mess Hall Market’s popular Drive-In & Dine-Out Movie Nights continue this February with 10 new dates! With a line-up that includes movie musicals, cult classics, and horror favorites, there is truly a drive-in screening for everyone this month! Guests are welcome to arrive starting at 5PM to secure their parking spot on the roof of the food hall’s adjacent parking structure, before heading down to Mess Hall to grab a bite to eat from fan-favorite concepts including Big Parm, The Drink Bar, Fonda Moderna, Fowl Play, The Little Greek, Saigon Kitchen, The Sandwich Society, Slapfish, and VaKa Burger. Tickets can be purchased at https://thefridacinema.org/drive-in/.
Tuesday, February 2 – “Blue Velvet”
Friday, February 5 – “Repo Man”
Tuesday, February 9 – “Suspiria”
Friday, February 12 – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
Saturday, February 13 – “Kill Bill” Double Feature
Sunday, February 14 – “Harold and Maude” 50th Anniversary (Mess Hall eateries will be closed)
Tuesday, February 19 – “My Bloody Valentine” 40th Anniversary
Monday, February 22 – “Paris is Burning” presented with OC Pride (Mess Hall eateries will be closed)
Tuesday, February 23 – “Moulin Rouge”
Saturday, February 27 – “The Shining”
1705 Flight Way, Tustin, CA 92782

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen

Chef Ali Mookhi of Downtown Fullerton’s critically-acclaimed Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen has translated his upscale, presentational approach to Desi cuisine into a special Valentine’s Day menu for couples to enjoy from the comfort of home, or while dining street bistro-style on the restaurant’s outdoor patio! The five-course, customizable meal features dishes such as Roasted Red Beet Curry Shots; Goat Cheese Naan with truffle oil, fried chili, and shaved parmesan cheese; a twist on a caprese salad which includes heirloom tomatoes, shallot-roasted garlic, and caramelized pineapple, with turmeric, basil, chilis, all topped with a house vinaigrette; as well as the diners’ choice of an entree to share, with options such as a 100% halal Australian Wagyu “NY” Strip and open-fired Chilean Sea Bass with apricot curry. Of course, no Valentine’s celebration would be complete without a sweet treat, so Chef Mookhi has created Strawberry, Marshmallow, and Chocolate Kabobs just for the occasion! Pre-order for takeout is available through 2/12 by calling 714-853-1081. Reservations for outdoor dining are available on Open Table. To view Khan Saab’s five course Valentine’s Day dinner, please visit https://www.khansaaboc.com/valentines-day-menu.
229 E Commonwealth Ave Unit A, Fullerton, CA 92832

Marie Callender’s Highly-Anticipated Bi-Annual Pie Sale Returns in Time for Great American Pie Month

Marie Callender’s, the Southern California-based restaurant chain known for its menu of classic American foods and expansive selection of freshly-prepared pies, has announced the return of its bi-annual Pie Sale. In time for Great American Pie Month, which is celebrated throughout February, guests can visit Marie Callender’s to pick up their favorite freshly baked, homemade whole pies to-go starting at just $8.99, plus tin at restaurants in California and Utah, and starting at $7.99 plus tin in Nevada through February 28th. Customers can choose from more than 20 varieties, which are perfect for any occasion, and include irresistible fan-favorite selections such as Apple, Banana Cream, Razzleberry, Coconut Cream, Lemon Meringue, and more. The Pie Sale excludes cheesecakes, seasonal fresh-fruit pies, and promotional pies. Visit www.mariecallenders.com for more information.

Café Gratitude // Valentine’s Day Cookie Kits + Artisanal Chocolate Box

For Valentine’s Day this year, Cafe Gratitude will be selling their Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies Kit, pre-baked, gluten free and plant-based with natural and organic colorings – e.g. pink dragon fruit icing, purple sweet potato icing, red beet icing and white sugar icing – to decorate and to enjoy at home for date night or an evening with the kiddos. Available via Cafe Gratitude’s online store from February 1st through February14th for $25 plus shipping. Lastly, don’t forget to add on Chef Dreux Ellis’s unforgettable Artisanal Chocolate Box to any takeout or delivery by ordering through the website or by calling Cafe Gratitude To-Go at (949) 386-8101.

Cafe Sevilla

Let Cafe Sevilla set the mood for romance this Valentine’s Day weekend, Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 15, while you dine your heart out with their “Lovers in Spain” menu.

Cafe Sevilla’s “Lovers in Spain” menu includes romantic classics with a Spanish twist including a bottle of Poema Cava Brut Sparkling Spanish Wine to share; chorizo Basque stew with crumbled Spanish chorizo, baby kale and chickpeas in a savory broth; lobster paella featuring two cold water lobster tails atop our classic Paella Valenciana, made with mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, chicken and grilled sausages on a bed of saffron infused bomba rice; and almond tarta de cupid with fresh berry coulis and Licor 43 for dessert.

The Valentine’s menu is priced at $125 per couple and the items are also available à la carte and for takeout. Dinner menu is also available all weekend.

There are also romantic cocktails available including the Love Potion #9 (Tito’s vodka, muddled blueberry and raspberry, lime, ginger beer); the Love Bite (tequila, ancho chili, agave, grapefruit soda, Tajin rim); and the Cherry Bomb (Tito’s vodka, Luxardo maraschino cherry liqueur, lemon, sugar).

To provide a safe experience, Cafe Sevilla performs wellness and temperature checks on each employee before their shifts and employees must wear a mask through the duration of their shift.

More information is available by calling 949-688-1555. Cafe Sevilla is conveniently located in the heart of Costa Mesa at Triangle Square, 1870 Harbor Blvd., in Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.cafesevilla.com and follow Cafe Sevilla on social media at @SevillaOC.

VALENTINE’S DINING: SOUTH COAST PLAZA

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. South Coast Plaza’s collection of fine
restaurants offer both outdoor dining and takeout for the holiday weekend.
Here are some of the tempting menus created in the name of love!

OUTDOOR DINING ONLY

TERRACE BY MIX MIX & HAMAMORI VALENTINE’S DINNER
Once again chef-pals Ross Pangilinan and James Hamamori collaborate on a six-course fusion dinner for two served on the lush, covered terrace off the Bridge of Gardens.

Hamamori will create a signature appetizer, followed by pristine sashimi. Guests will also experience James’ distinctive nigiri sushi.

TERRACE by Mix Mix will contribute a pasta course of heart-shaped ravioli with ricotta, butternut squash, sage and pomegranate; ribeye steak with potato fondant, ratatouille and ginger beet purée, truffle jus and finally dessert of chocolate ganache, tiramisu and fruit.

February 14, 6 pm
Collaboration dinner for 2, $250, excluding tax and gratuity
For reservations: click here or please call Hamamori, 714.850.0880

WATER GRILL
For the ultimate in Valentine’s dining, Water Grill’s four-course menu is on point. Choose from starters such as jumbo lump crab cake, oyster sampler, wild jumbo shrimp cocktail or A5 Japanese satsuma wagyu. Second course options are WG’s signature clam chowder, roasted beet salad or classic Caesar. Guests select from seven entrées—among them Dover Sole, wild Chilean sea bass, Double R Ranch filet or NY Strip and the seasonal offering of Wild California Spiny hard-shell lobster. Dessert options include chocolate espresso cake or Key Lime pie.

February 13-14, 11am-11pm
Four-course dinner, $120 per person, optional four course wine pairing, $40, excluding tax and gratuity
For reservations: click here or please call 949.208.7060

VACA
Chef Amar Santana offers his popular à la carte menu, known for Spanish cheese and charcuterie, creative tapas, paellas and Aspen Ridge Farm wood-grilled steaks. For Valentine’s dinner, specials include pâté de foie gras on toast with cherries, kumquats and duck chicharron; Shigoku oysters with caviar and Santa Barbara uni, seared turbot filet with melted leeks, umami broth, and roasted Liberty Farms duck breast with vadouvan carrots.

February 14, 5:30-9:30pm
À la carte pricing on menu; specials range from $19-$64
For reservations: click here or please call 714.463.6060

THE HALL GLOBAL EATERY
The Hall will serve its weekend lounge menu on its expansive patio with social distancing on Valentine’s evening. Specials include chilled poached lobster with truffle-miso vinaigrette, avocado-pickled beet hearts and shave summer truffles, as well as oysters on the half shell. A seafood briwat (Moroccan egg rolls) and an entrée of roasted Chilean Sea bass with rock shrimp risotto and asparagus will be available.

February 14, 6-9:30pm
À la carte pricing on lounge menu; specials range from $14-44
For reservations: please call 714.515.5544

ANTONELLO RISTORANTE
Antonello will serve dinner on its covered heated courtyard Valentine’s weekend. Guests may order from the restaurant’s popular à la carte menu served with restaurateur Antonio Cagnolo’s legendary hospitality. Enjoy signature dishes such as Mama Pina’s miniature raviolis, penne vodka with shrimp, limone sole and short ribs with risotto and broccoli in light mascarpone sauce.

February 11-14, 4-9pm (à la carte menu)
For reservations: please call 714.751.7153

OUTDOOR DINING & TAKEOUT

AN QI BISTRO
Indulge in an exclusive five-course Valentine’s feast for two or more, available for outdoor dining and takeout. Begin with artichoke-black truffle congee with lemon basil scallops. Next enjoy butternut squash raviolis with lemongrass brown butter sauce followed by entrée selections of Zabuton steak with shiitake mushroom galette or almond-crusted filet of snapper, white asparagus gratinée and kaffir lime chutney. Finish with dark chocolate-banana mousse with dulce de leche and milk chocolate ganache.

February 13-14 (Valentine’s menu only all day, 12-9pm on the 14th)
Five-course dinner $75 per person, minimum order for two, excluding tax and gratuity
For reservations: please call 714.557.5679
To preorder takeout online: click here, call 714.557.5679 or text 714.504.2822

KNIFE PLEAT
The restaurant will offer a deluxe Valentine’s menu for two to-go February 13-14 as well as courtyard patio dining February 12-14, Valentine’s weekend.

For takeout, Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault has created a four-course luxe menu for two. The amuse bouche trio features cured kampachi with tapioca chips, Cape Grim beef with black garlic and vichyssoise spherifications with potato, leeks, truffle and olive oil. Next is Maine lobster salad with Harvest Farm chicory, blood orange, mandarin and oro blanco. Guests choose from entrées of Ora King Salmon with beets roasted, pickled, coulis, balsamic vinaigrette, or grass-fed beef short ribs with heirloom carrots roasted, raw, coulis, confetti. Dessert is a heart duo of champagne mousse, raspberries confit, almond cake paired with Jivara chocolate, lemon-ginger crémeux, chocolate biscuit.

Two Valentine’s cocktails have been created: The bourbon-based Italian Affair and the Love Elixir, made with Empress gin. Serve two. $24. Wine pairings, of three half bottles, are available.

Outdoor dining: February 12-14, dinner only, starting at 5pm
Five-course menu, $175 per person; optional wine paring $75 per person, excluding tax and 23% service gratuity
For reservations: please call 714.266.3388

Takeout menu: February 13-14
Four-course menu for 2, $195, wine pairings for two, $95, excluding tax
To preorder online: click here or call 714.266.3388
Knife Pleat is a participant in SCP2GO

SEASONS 52
Seasons 52 offers limited seating with reservations for patio dining Valentine’s weekend. The à la carte menu will be served.

It offers two options for takeout Valentine’s dining. A dinner for two to enjoy at home with a bottle of wine starts with field green salad, followed by wood-grilled Kona crusted filet mignon with Brussels sprouts and lemon-parsley marble potatoes. Dessert is two Mini Indulgences of raspberry chocolate chip cannoli or Belgian chocolate s’mores. One bottle of wine is included with dinner. Please select from: Harvest Sun Chardonnay, Farm & Fare Cabernet Sauvignon or Open Ranch Pinot Grigio. Wine upgrades for $10 a bottle are available.

A second takeout option is Seasons 52 Green Box dinner. Each box serves four to six and is freshly and naturally prepared. Food is chilled and ready to be reheated when convenient. Advance 24-hour preorder required.

Green Boxes feature a choice of two entrées: whole side of cedar plank-roasted salmon with dill mustard sauce or Kona crusted wood-grilled beef tenderloin with aged balsamic demi-glace.

Menu includes salad—select from field greens or romaine Caesar. The main course comes with lemon-parsley marble potatoes and vegetable. Finish with six Mini-Indulgences: raspberry chocolate chip cannoli or Belgian chocolate s’mores.

Valentine’s reservations: please call 714.437.5252 (à la carte menu)

Takeout menus: Valentine’s Dinner for two, including a bottle of wine, $99 excluding tax
To order online: click here
Salmon Green Box for 4-6, $125, excluding tax
Tenderloin Green Box for 4-6, $165, excluding tax
24-hour preorder required
To order online: click here or call 714.437.5252
Seasons 52 is a participant in SCP2GO

THE CAPITAL GRILLE
On February 14, The Capital Grille will offer limited reservations for outdoor dining. The à la cate menu will be served and long-stemmed rose will be given (while supplies last).

For takeout, The Capital Grille offers a premium three-course dinner for two. First is a green salad with raspberry vinaigrette with seeded rolls. The entrée is a surf and turf of hand-cut 20 oz. filet and four 4-oz. butter poached lobster tails to share, served with grilled asparagus with lemon mosto and Sam’s mashed potatoes. End on a sweet note with desserts of TCG cheesecake, flourless chocolate espresso cake and chocolate covered strawberries

For reservations: please call 714. 432.1140 (à la carte menu)

Three-course takeout dinner for 2, $175, excluding tax
24-hour preorder required. Available for pickup February 13-14
To order online: click here. 714.432.1140
The Capital Grille is a participant in SCP2GO

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE
Morton’s offers a Valentine’s dinner for two all weekend long that includes a bottle of wine to share and is available for both outdoor dining and takeout.

The three-course dinner starts with a choice of Caesar or Wedge salad, baked five-onion soup or Maine lobster bisque. Guests will enjoy a luxe entrée of 6 oz. center-cut filet mignon with a 6 oz. cold water lobster tail, served with a signature side dish. End on a sweet note with dessert selections of Key Lime pie, NY cheesecake, crème brûlée or double chocolate mousse.

Select from a bottle of JCB No.21 Brut, Crémant de Bourgogne or Raymond Vineyards Primal Cut Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast.

Outdoor dining: February 11-13, 5-10pm, February 14, 4-9pm
Valentine’s Dinner for two, including a bottle of wine, $169, excluding tax and gratuity
For reservations: please call 714.444.4834 or visit OpenTable
For takeout: preorder by February 13, 5pm for February 14 pickup: click here

TAKEOUT ONLY

TIFFANY & CO. BLUE BOX CAFE
Breakfast at Tiffany for Two or Tiffany Tea for Two is perfect for Valentine’s weekend. Add your own bubbly! The Blue Box Cafe at South Coast Plaza offers curated menu packages to enjoy at home.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY FOR TWO
The bento box packaged menu includes chia seed yogurt pudding with farmer’s market fruit, croissants with organic strawberries and lavender mascarpone, Tiffany avocado toast, smoked salmon and buckwheat mille feuille, and Bellocq No. 727 The Tiffany Blend: A floral infusion of Chinese and Ceylon black tea with notes of lychee, rose buds, lavender and vanilla.

TIFFANY TEA FOR TWO
The impressive offering is dressed up with festive touches for Valentine’s. Start with a variety of scones with Devonshire cream, cherry ginger marmalade, and wildflower honey. An assortment of creative tea sandwiches is complemented with a generous selection of petit fours and confections. Included is a tin of Bellocq No. 727 Tiffany Blend Tea.

Breakfast for 2, $120, excluding tax. Tea for 2, $150, excluding tax
For more details and to preorder 48 hours in advance online, click here
For more information: please call 714.540.5330, press 7
Tiffany’s Blue Box Cafe is a participant in SCP2G0

Portola Coffee Roasters

Portola Coffee Roasters has teamed up with Valenza Chocolatier to create a “grown up” version of the currently trending Hot Chocolate Bomb. Their collaboration MOCHA BOMB combines fine chocolate with Portola’s soluble coffee (Terra Incognito Espresso) equivalent to a double shot of espresso to let coffee lovers experience Portola’s leveled-up Mocha at home! Each Mocha Bomb features single bean origin, fair trade 62% dark chocolate from Venezuela and is hand painted by local Master Chocolatier Amy Jo Pedone, making it a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or an anytime treat for yourself!

The Mocha Bombs are available February 1—28, 2021 online at https://www.portolacoffee.com and at Portola Coffee Roasters locations inside The OC Mix at SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa, and inside Union Market at The District in Tustin.

SOL Mexican Cocina

Inspired by the best of coastal Baja California, SOL’s kitchens feature a unique spin on fresh, healthy, coastal Mexican food, lovingly made from scratch. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, SOL has a unveiled a new specialty cocktail: Frozé, which is SOL’s signature frozen margarita topped with sparkling rosé and guava nectar. Its pink hues make it the perfect celebratory Valentine’s Day cocktail to enjoy on the waterfront patio.

El Torito

Spice things up this year and treat your Valentine to a Mexican feast! El Torito will celebrate Valentine’s Day with the reopening of their All-You-Can-Eat Bottomless Mimosa Sunday Brunch. For Valentine’s Day El Torito will offer several new additions to the brunch, including a Fajita station, in addition to favorites including omelets made to order, soup and salad station, entrée station, taco station, and a dessert station. Guests can enjoy everything from Machaca and Eggs, to Aguachile, to Waffles, to Banana Loca with Ice Cream, and everything in between. The beloved brunch is open again along with outdoor dining at each El Torito location. In addition to bottomless mimosas, guests can choose to upgrade to bottomless Bloody Marys for a fee. El Torito’s Valentine’s Day Brunch is available for outdoor dining at the restaurant only (buffet takeout is not available). Buffet stations are each manned by a server wearing gloves, a mask, and face shield behind a plexiglass divider and serving food catering style. El Torito now has specific items that were previously in the buffet that come to your table straight from the kitchen, which you can keep ordering if you like, in addition to the manned service stations, which you can go back to for seconds or thirds and so on.

Merenda (SteelCraft Garden Grove)

Orders placed the day before Valentine’s Day receive 15% off Full Roman Style Pizza. Order through GrubHub, Merenda’s website, or call 714-624-4198. Large, homemade fruit tarts are available for $35 (serves 8) – imagery here. Plus, customers may order a Margherita Pizza and a small fruit tart for #25 (serves 2). **Orders must be placed in advance, through 2/12 to be picked up on 2/14 at 3pm.

Portola Coffee Roaster (SOCO + The OC Mix)

Portola Coffee Roasters and Valenza Chocolatier Collaborate on MOCHA BOMBS. A “grown up” version of the currently trending Hot Chocolate Bomb. Their collaboration MOCHA BOMB combines fine chocolate with Portola’s soluble coffee (Terra Incognito Espresso) equivalent to a full shot of espresso to let coffee lovers experience Portola’s leveled-up Mocha at home! Each Mocha Bomb features 62% dark chocolate and is hand painted by local Master Chocolatier Amy Jo Pedone, making it a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or an anytime treat for yourself!
The Mocha Bombs are available February 1st—28th online at https://www.portolacoffee.com and at Portola Coffee Roasters locations inside The OC Mix at SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa, and inside Union Market at The District in Tustin.

Rich Elixirs (SOCO + The OC Mix)

Starting the first weekend on February, Rich Elixirs will be offering delicious Strawberry Rose Kombucha Floats!

Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails

Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails is offering a very special menu this Valentine’s Day as a sweet way for you to celebrate with the ones you love. Whether you’re looking for a Date Night Dinner for Two or a Family Meal for Four, each offering includes a choice of entrée, sides, salads, dessert, and wine.

Toast Kitchen + Bakery

Cookie Valentine’s Day Boxes + Cheese & Charcuterie Boxes available for pre-order February 4 through 11. Pick up February 12 through 11.
Cookie Box ($24):
banana espresso cocoa nib cookie
strawberry lemonade cookie
neapolitan cookie
double chocolate cookie
blueberry muffin top cookie
miso peanut butter blondie
sicilian pistachio cream puff
2 of each type

Cheese & Charcuterie Box ($30)

Duck Donuts (opening soon at SteelCraft Garden Grove!)

Valentine’s Day assortment available – more info to come!

Knife Pleat — COSTA MESA (South Coast Plaza)

Michelin-starred Chef Tony Esnault is offering a special Valentine’s Menu Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th for dine-in service on the restaurant’s outdoor patio, as well as a to-go option that guests may enjoy at home. The meal begins with an Amuse Bouche of Cured Kampachi, Cape Grim Beef and Vichissoise Spherification, followed by a Maine Lobster Salad with Farmers Market Citrus and a Forest Mushroom Risotto. For the entrée, guests have a choice of Ora King Salmon with beet risotto, balsamic vinaigrette, yellow pickled beets, and parsley, or Grass Fed Beef Short Ribs with heirloom carrots. To finish, diners will be treated to a Chocolate Dessert with Jivara Milk Chocolate Mousse, Ginger Cremeux and Maca Biscuit. Reservations for on-site dining on the restaurant patio are limited and price per guest is $175 (does not include beverages, tax and service charges). Wine Pairings and Cocktails are available for purchase during the dinner. A special Valentine’s menu is available to go for $195 for 2 guests, with optional Wine Pairing for $95 and Premium Wine Pairing for $135. Guests may view menus, order online for takeaway, and make reservations at https://knifepleat.com.

Driftwood Kitchen – LAGUNA BEACH

Driftwood Kitchen Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz plays Cupid with a special Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 14th. The meal begins with a Champagne Toast and Driftwood’s noted fresh-baked Parker House Rolls. For the first course, guests have a choice of Red & White Endive Salad or Hamachi Tartare, followed by White Asparagus Soup for the second course. Entrée selections include a choice of Double R Ranch Petite Filet & Braised Prime Beef Shortribs with truffled mashed potatoes, sauteed chanterelles and port demi-glace; or Chilean Seabass Filet with hearts of palm and Maine lobster risotto in parsley émulsion. The Valentine’s Day meal, which ends with a Sweetheart Chocolate Dessert for Two, is $95 per guest (not including beverages, tax and gratuity). Driftwood Kitchen offers a full bar with signature cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Reservations recommended for this special dinner, served on Sunday, February 14th from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations can be made online at https://www.yelp.com/biz/driftwood-kitchen-laguna-beach-2.

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar — TUSTIN & NEWPORT BEACH

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, The Winery Way! Executive Chef Yvon Goetz and his talented team at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will be offering their full menu, along with specials, for outdoor dining at the restaurant all weekend, Friday, February 12th through Sunday February 14th. Reservations are recommended for al fresco dining and can be made by calling Tustin at (714) 258-7600 and Newport Beach at (949) 999-6622.

Take The Winery home! The Winery is also offering a special Surf & Turf Valentine’s Dinner To Go. The take-home meal begins with a bright Strawberry & Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Salad, followed by two 8-ounce Filet Mignon steaks with Sauteed Jumbo Shrimp. All dinners are accompanied by Thyme-Roasted DYP Potatoes and an Organic Vegetable Medley. The meal ends with a Tahitian Vanilla Bean Butter Cake with fresh Berry Compote and Vanilla Chantilly. Additional sides and upgrades are available to customize your meal. Guests may also add on Champagne by the bottle or half bottle, wines by the bottle, and craft cocktails. The Surf & Turf Menu is $165 for 2 guests, and all orders to go must be placed 24 hours in advance for pick-up between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12, Saturday, February 13, and Sunday February 14. To learn more or to place your order, please call Tustin at (714) 258-7600 or Newport Beach at (949) 999-6622. http://thewineryrestaurants.com

Hendrix Restaurant & Bar — LAGUNA NIGUEL

Hendrix is offering a LOVEly Valentine’s Dinner Menu on Sunday, February 14th. Chef Rainer Schwarz’s meal begins with fresh-baked Cheesy Parker House Rolls and Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, followed by a Belgian Endive & Grilled Castroville Baby Artichoke Salad. For their entrée, guests have a choice of Greater Omaha Black Angus Beef Filet Mignon with wild mushroom and rocket arugula risotto, heirloom carrots and a port wine reduction, or Chilean Seabass with baby fennel, heirloom carrots and potato cauliflower puree. For a sweet ending, guest will indulge in a Valrhona Chocolate Mousse Cake with Raspberries. The special 4-course dinner is $79 per guest (not including beverages, tax and gratuity). Hendrix offers a full bar with signature cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Reservations recommended for this special dinner, served on Sunday, February 14th from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 949-248-1912. Find the full menu online at https://www.hendrixoc.com/our-menus#menu=valentines-menu.

Haven Craft Kitchen+Bar — ORANGE

It’s love at first bite as Haven Craft Kitchen+Bar Executive Chef Craig Brady presents the most romantic meal of the year all Valentine’s Weekend! Guests will be able enjoy a special 3-course prix-fixe menu for outdoor dining at Haven or to take to go on Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th. For the first course, guests have a choice of Hamachi Crudo or Egg Yolk Raviolo, followed by an entrée choice of Seared Sea Scallops or 8-ounce Allen Brothers Fillet. For dessert, guests have a choice of Chamomile Creme Brulée with Rosé-infused Strawberries or Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake. This menu is priced at $65 per guest and guests may enjoy full bar offerings for dine-in or add beers, a variety of wines and cocktail kits to orders placed for carryout. To make reservations or place orders, guests may call (714) 221-0680 or visit https://www.havencraftkitchen.com.

Sushi Roku — NEWPORT BEACH

Chic, innovative and sexy! Spend your Valentine’s Day at Sushi Roku for a dynamic culinary experience featuring global ingredients throughout the menu to create a contemporary sushi experience unlike any other in the region. Sushi Roku Newport Beach is offering its regular menu, along with a la carte specials for outdoor dining and reservations are recommended by calling (949) 706-3622 or visit https://www.sushiroku.com/menus/newport-beach.

For a romantic meal at home, Sushi Roku is offering a special Lover’s Box with choice of two boxes (Sushi Fix or Bento Box, with options to upgrade), choice of 16-ounce signature cocktail (makes 3-4 drinks), and Valentine’s Day must-have Choco Bomb, all for $85. Guests can still order the restaurant’s normally available Sushi Fix Boxes and Family Packs (Allstar Specialty Roll Pack, Sushi Family Pack, Hot Family Pack or Signature Pack). These items are available for pick-up only, and guests may add wine and sake by the bottle for 50% off its regular price, as well as Sushi Roku signature cocktails packaged to go. Guests may order online for curbside pick-up at https://bbot.menu/srnbpickup/.

ADYA – ANAHEIM & IRVINE

It’s a known fact that Indian food is laden with mood-boosting ingredients that are thought to have aphrodisiac qualities, so what better way to spice up your Valentine’s Weekend than with ADYA’s Valentine’s Dinner for 2? Fresh Indian flavors come through in a special menu that begins with a Citrus Salad with Mint & Fennel, followed by entrée choice of Grilled Lobster Tail with Garlic Chili Butter or Stuffed Squash with Truffled Farro, Greens & Nuts. Chefs Shachi Mehra and Sandeep Basrur include Grilled Asparagus, Saffron Pulao, and Naan Basket to this special meal, which ends with a decadent Chocolate Tart and packet of ADYA House-Ground Chai Masala (after all, chai is referred to as Lover’s Tea for its exotic blend of cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon & ginger – all aphrodisiacs). This meal is $85+ (serves 2) and must be ordered in advance to enjoy at home by emailing [email protected] by Tuesday, February 9th. Dinners may be arranged for pick-up on Friday, February 12th at ADYA Irvine, ADYA Anaheim or at the Artisan Pop-Up at OC Baking Company; Saturday, February 13th at ADYA Irvine, ADYA Anaheim or at Orange Home Grown Farmer’s Market; or Sunday, February 14th at ADYA Irvine or ADYA Anaheim. https://adyaoc.com

Fable & Spirit – NEWPORT BEACH

Fable & Spirit, along with sister restaurants Dublin 4 Gastropub, and Wineworks For Everyone, will make your Valentine’s Dinner one that you’re guaranteed to love! In addition to offering his award-winning menu, Executive Chef David Shofner is presenting a Valentine’s Day special of Maine Lobster Tail Gratin and 8-ounce Prime Filet Mignon. Sommelier extraordinaire, Ali Coyle, will have recommended wine pairings for the special, which is only being offered during Fable & Spirit’s Valentine’s Day al fresco dinner service and must be pre-ordered by 5 p.m. Friday, February 12th ($79 entrée; reservation required). Those who wish to enjoy their meal in the comfort of their own home will be able to order items on the restaurant’s regular menu to go (Valentine’s special not available to go). For more information, to make reservations or place orders for pick-up, guests may call 949-409-9913 or visit http://www.fableandspirit.com.

Georgia’s Restaurant — ANAHEIM & LONG BEACH

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at Georgia’s Restaurant, where charismatic mother-daughter duo, Gretchen “Nana” Shoemaker and Nika Shoemaker-Machado, have something Southern and savory for lovers and friends, alike. From special dishes to share like their famous Fried Chicken cooked in a Brazilian buttermilk brine and seasoned crispy cornmeal crust; to their St. Louis BBQ Ribs, a half-rack of slow-roasted pork ribs in Georgia’s Restaurant signature house-made BBQ sauce, there’s something to satisfy every taste. Of course, your “soul-delicious” Valentine’s Day celebration would not be complete without Georgia’s Hurricane and Peach Sangria ($15 – 2 servings each), glass of wine, or ice-cold beer. And, for the perfect sweet Southern ending, guests must absolutely enjoy one of Nana Gretchen’s delectable desserts such as her Peach Cobbler, Sweet Potato Pie, Lemon Cake, or Pound Cake with a side of house-made à la Mode upon request. Georgia’s will be open all Valentine’s Weekend for outdoor dining, curbside pick-up and delivery at the Anaheim Packing House and Long Beach Exchange. For more information or to order directly, please call Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House at (714) 906-1900 or at the Long Beach Exchange at (562) 420-5637. Menus and online ordering available at https://www.georgias-restaurant.com.

Fork & Knife — COSTA MESA

To ensure that your Valentine’s Dinner is memorable and stress-free, allow Chef Jonathan Blackford to handle the heavy lifting! Fork & Knife’s Chef’s Pick-Up Dinner allows you to recreate the restaurant experience in your home any night of the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. From start to finish, his seasonal dishes and house-made desserts are made with love. Guests interested in Knife & Fork’s Chef’s Pick-Up Dinner are asked to place orders with 24 hours notice (same-day service may be accommodated if guests call before 2 p.m.). Valentine’s Day dinners must be pre-ordered by 3 p.m. on Friday, February 12th for pick-up on Sunday, February 14th. Menus and online ordering can be found at https://forkandknifecm.com.

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