Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and food is on everyone’s mind, or maybe that’s just us. It’s hard to imagine ever eating again after Super Bowl Sunday’s guacamole marathon, but it’s time to think about love. Whether you’re kissing your special someone or enjoying a night out with friends, we have your stomach covered–from the gift to the dinner, and maybe a glass of rosé or two.
Le Parfait Paris
Downtown / Liberty Station
It’s February and your office looks like a Hallmark greeting card. You scan your calendar and you can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is next week. February 14th, how did it come so fast this year? You didn’t buy your special someone a gift. Well, good thing everyone likes macaroons! Head over to Le Parfait Paris in their Downtown or Liberty Station locations to save the day. You can choose from an array of flavors, from lavender honey to the more traditional sea salt caramel. The macaroons are so tasty no one will ever know you almost forgot what day it was. If you need a macaroon fix, you can always grab a Bite on our Downtown/Little Italy tour every Friday and Saturday afternoon.
Jsix has whipped up something extra special this year with their Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day menu. From 5 pm till 10 pm, they’ll be serving three-course meals for you and your date to drool over. To start, you can choose between Pacific oysters in a passion fruit mignonette sauce or their tasty Caesar salad with roasted eggplant dressing, fried white anchovies, and drunken goat cheese. For the main course, you’ll have your choice of Maine Lobster Tagliatelle, Mary’s Farm Duck Breast, or their newest addition, 24-hour Short Ribs. And as a substitute for that box of chocolate you swore you wouldn’t buy, you can nibble on Chocolate Pot De Creme or Goat Cheese Panna Cotta. At $55 each, this is a steal, and it would be wise to make a reservation while you still can.
Nothing says love like Italy, and nothing says Italy like pasta. The owners of Monello met while working at an Italian restaurant in Pacific Beach during the early 2000s. After their wedding, they went back to Milan and dreamt up their first restaurant, Bencotto. Years later, they own Bencotto and Monello in the heart of Little Italy. Monello will be serving their spaghetti all’amatriciana and risotto al tartufo e porcini in a wheel of cheese. Yes, you heard us right, a wheel of cheese!
Who said Mission Beach is just for spring breakers? Cannonball is bringing love to the boardwalk with live music and drink specials this Valentine’s Day. For $10 and the purchase of entrees, you will get two glasses of bubbly and a dessert while listening to Justin Froese on the guitar. Cannonball boasts “the most romantic view in San Diego,” so make sure you get there before the sunset. We recommend the Fire Cracker and the Lobster roll if you’re looking for a way to earn your champagne and dessert.
Currant American Brasserie
It wouldn’t be a romantic dinner for two without a glass of rosé. That’s why everyone who comes into Currant American Brasserie for their three-course Valentine’s dinner will be receiving a glass on the house. For $68, guests will be able to choose from foie gras mousse, strawberry balsamic chicken, and port poached pears, to name a few. If you don’t have time for a big night out, make sure to stop by on Sunday, February 12th for their Paws 4 Thought Fundraiser. Currant American Brasserie will be donating 20% of their brunch proceeds to the organization, and there will be puppies!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! And don’t forget, February 15th is when the real fun begins. Did someone say discount chocolate?