Cupid-Inspired Bites for Your Galentine or Valentine

February 12, 2018Blog, Things to do

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, it’s a foodies dream. All over the city, restaurants are preparing cupid-inspired dishes that make you want to scream “Love is in the air!” Whether you have a Valentine or just a Galentine, this Wednesday is the perfect opportunity to try that high-class restaurant you’ve always had your eye on. Below we’ve compiled our favorite V-Day approved meals to try this Wednesday. Grab your gals, or that special someone, and let’s get eating!

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Herb & Wood

2210 Kettner Blvd, 92101

Herb & Wood will be celebrating the day of love with a 4 course Valentines Day prixe fixe menu. If you’re willing to splurge on the $89.85 a person price tag, this will be a night of dining that your special someone will never forget. Start the night with your choice of Beet SaladEscarole & Sunchoke Salad, Parmesan Tuna Tartare, or Beef Tartare. Followed by the second course, which includes Seared ScallopsOxtail GnocchiCarrot & Red Curry Soup, and Lobster Crêpe. For the main course, you have your option of the delectable Prime Filet MignonPan Roasted Seabass or Wild Mushroom & Truffle Risotto. Now that’s not all, finish the meal with TiramisuPavlova Passion Fruit Cream, Sponge Cake, or Pink Guava Sorbet. This menu will go quick, so make sure you reserve your spot in advance.

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Osteria Panevino

722 5th Ave, 92101

Prepare for the ultimate night of romance at Osteria Panevino. This Gaslamp favorite is preparing seven different Valentines themed meals for you and your plus 1. One of the main allures at Osteria is their expansive wine list. With over 300 bottles of wine to choose from, this spot is great for a little Wine Wednesday with the girls or your Valentine. When you sit down we recommend starting with the Burrata Speck, a buttermilk mozzarella, topped with cured smoked pork shoulder, olives, & artichoke. For your main course, you can order Lobster Bisque, Tortine Di Granchio, Spaghetti al Granchio, Surf & Turf, Spigola Origanata, Pesce Spada, or Tomahawk Steak. With a menu like this, you can never choose the wrong thing.

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Kitchen 1540 at L’Auberge Del Mar

1540 Camino Del Mar, 92014

Treat your Valentine like the Queen he or she is at Kitchen 1540 this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the cascading waterfall wall and a beautiful glass fire pit while you try their 4-course cupid-inspired menu. To start the meal, choose from Lamb Carpaccio, Burrata, or an Oyster Flight, which comes with Yuzu Cocktail, Absinthe, and Mignonette Oysters. For your second course, pick Citrus Salad, King Crab Tortelli, or an Alaskan Potato. Can you believe we’re only halfway through the menu? For your entree, you get the option of the Prime NY Steak, Baja Striped Bass, or Quinoa Cakes. And last, but certainly not least, devour the Blush Macaron, Bittersweet Chocolate Pot De Crème or Crispy Buñuelos. Kitchen 1540 has one of our favorite menu’s this year, but with an $89 price tag per person be ready to splurge.

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7837 Herschel Ave, 92037

Herringbone is arguably the most beautiful restaurant in San Diego, making it the perfect spot to wine and dine your Valentine. Sit underneath the picturesque olive trees and order one of their specialty cocktails. We particularly like the Snake in the Grass, a cucumber-infused gin drink, and the Herringbone Sangria. This Valentine’s Day, Herringbone has prepared a 4-course prixe fixe menu for $88 a person. The menu begins with an option of Oysters, Tempura Fried Squash Blossoms, Smoked Salmon or Ahi Tuna Poke as an appetizer. The second course includes Stone Crab Cakes, Buffalo Octopus, Crispy Pork Belly, and a Citrus Salad. And that’s not all, for your entree you have the option of the Pan Seared Scallops, Lobster Ravioli, Seared Local Wild Bass, Prime Dry Aged NY Steak or the Duck Breast. To top it off, Herringbone will be serving a Blackberry Cassis Torte, Coconut Panna Cotta, Passion Fruit Gelee, and Tetilla Cheese Plate!

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Le Parfait Paris

For the Valentine with a sweet tooth, you cannot miss Le Parfait Paris. With locations all over San Diego, Le Parfait Paris is the perfect spot to pick up a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift. Their seasonal Chocolate Covered Strawberry Macaroons are always a Valentine’s Day hit. If your Valentine has a hectic work schedule, Le Parfait serves brunch every day until 3 pm. Opt for a midday celebration to try their delicious crepes and avoid the rush. Our favorite crepes are the savory Galette Traditional and Galette De La Mer. If crepes aren’t your thing, they have a full brunch menu with Eggs Benedict, Croque Madame and more. If you’re saving your appetite for dinner, you can always swing by Le Parfait on our Downtown Walking Tour, which makes a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift as well.

What are your Valentine’s Day plans? We’d love to hear about all the delicious food you’ll be eating on our Twitter!


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