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Sunday, February 14

Valentine's Day at Lucques


8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA

5:00pm to 9:00pm

At LUCQUES, the flagship restaurant that was once the rustic carriage house of the Harold Lloyd Estate, Chef de Cuisine Javier Espinoza prepares a lavish five-course Valentine’s Day menu perfect for couples. Dinner begins with Buckwheat Blini with American Caviar, herb salad and crème fraîche; followed by Dungeness Crab Salad with Avocado Dressing, cucumbers, lime and little gems. Also served is a fish course of Diver Scallop with Black Rice, English peas, pea tendrils, blood orange and pistachios and Herb-Roasted Lamb Chops with Cannellini Gratin, green olive-tomato salsa and mint. Let the romance continue with a dessert of Coconut Flan with Dragée Almonds and espresso stracciatella ice cream. Pricing for the dinner menu is $125 per person available in both an early and late seating.


Two Seatings:  

1st seating 5:00-6:00 p.m.

2nd seating 8:00-9:15 p.m.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two at all M Café locations

M Cafe - Melrose Avenue

7119 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA


Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two at all M Café locations.

The dinner is $39 for two people and includes the following menu items:

-          Salad: Winter Citrus, Fennel and Mizuna Salad with Heart-Shaped Tofu Chevre

-          Main: Grilled Winter Vegetable Gluten-Free Lasagna

-          Dessert: Heart-Shaped Sachertorte

They're also serving a special selection of macrobiotic desserts for the whole week.

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Valentine's Day at Sotto




FEBRUARY 14, 2016
*prices exclude tax and gratuity

foie grassalami {country bread, mostarda}
stracciatella {caviar, local olive oil}

choice of:

fluke crudo {grapefruit, marjoram, local arugula}
smoked duck breast {frisée, pistachios, pickled cherries, preserved lemon vinaigrette}
poached lobster crostino {Calabrian aioli, celery, scallions, shallots, fennel oil} ***$15 supplement

choice of:
squid ink rigatoni {local squid ragu, tomato, cured egg}
beet ravioli {brown butter, sage, poppy seed, Parmigiano Reggiano}
cavatelli {chanterelles, black truffle} ***$15 supplement

choice of:
milk braised pork shoulder {creamy polenta, herbs}
tiger prawns {winter caponata, salmoriglio}

choice of:
raspberry panna cotta {whipped mascarpone}
dark chocolate gianduja truffles {hazelnut croccante}

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Valentine's Day at Rustic Canyon

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen

1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA


Rustic Canyon will be offering their traditional family-style, prix-fixe menu, priced at $110/person. Ideal for double dates or getting together with a group of friends, the whole table chooses 6 dishes out of 16 options, with wine pairings also available for an additional $45/person. Menu highlights include Oysters Rockefeller with nettles, bread crumb, and vermouth; New York Strip with bone marrow, strawberry, fennel, and polenta; and Passion Fruit Marshmallow with a Hot Cocoa Tart. For a more casual option, guests dining in the bar/lounge area can choose from a select à la carte menu.  Reservations can be made by calling 310.393.7050.

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Tempura Endo Valentine's Day


6:00pm to 9:00pm

Tempura Endo is opening their doors this Valentine's Day with a special exclusive menu. 

See details about the exclusive dinner…and yes, seats are available!

*$300 per seat – a variation of the Matsu menu: http://www.beverlyhills-endo.com/menu.html 

*two waves of seating that night: 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm

*only 12 seats allotted per seating OR 6 couples

*meal will be paired with high-end champagnes

*need to call restaurant directly for reservations – this will NOT be offered on OpenTable. P.  310-274-2201

*Tempura Endo is located at 9777 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Saturday, February 20

LA Weekly | The Essentials | February 20th, 2016

California Market Center

110 East Ninth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90079

6:00pm to 10:00pm

LA Weekly presents The Essentials at the California Market Center in DTLA. Join LA Weekly on Saturday, February 20th, from 6pm-10pm for LA Weekly's signature food and wine extravaganza. Curated by our award-winning food critic Besha Rodell, the event showcases signature bites from restaurants featured in our 99 Essentials restaurant issue that hits stands the same week. Along with the great food, guests will enjoy wine from top shelf wineries and cocktail samples from liquor partners.

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