Some of our favorite local restaurants are offering prix fixe, multi-course dinners for the romantic holiday.
Porch & Swing in Irvine
What: A four-course farm-to-table meal including options such as chilled snow crab, truffle carbonara, Alaskan halibut, and Malva pudding cake. Luxury add-ons and drink pairings available.
The Details: $155 per person, reserve at https://www.exploretock.com/porchandswing
Descanso in Costa Mesa
What: A three-course meal courtesy of Chef Fonzy De Zunig features items such as elote asado, Paraiso Huachinango (deep-fried whole red snapper), and hibiscus-dusted flan.
The Details: $75 per couple, reserve at https://descansorestaurant.com
Billy’s at the Beach in Newport Beach
What: A three-course meal curated by Chef Robert Luna features items such as a seafood tower for two, poached lobster salad, grilled Kauai saltwater prawns, and a chocolate decadence heart.
The Details: $160 for two, reserve at https://billysatthebeach.net
Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach
What: Sip Champagne and indulge in a French-inspired buffet while enjoying romantic music by Scott Keo, a Michael Buble tribute artist. The menu includes lobster risotto, caviar, prime rib, crab, scallops, crepes, and more.
The Details: $187.50 to $330 per person, reserve at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-in-paris-valentines-day-dinner-show-featuring-scott-keo-tickets-238724490377
Gracias Madre in Newport Beach
What: A five-course, completely planted based Mexican dinner courtesy of Chef Justin Haefler. This meal features elote soup, Corazon heart-shaped empanadas, Spice of Love chile relleno, and a Pine-apple of Your Eye upside down cake with vanilla gelato.
The Details: $61 per person, reserve at https://www.graciasmadre.co
Cafe Sevilla in Costa Mesa
What: On Monday, February 14, Cafe Sevilla presents a “Lovers in Spain” four-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner. The meal includes salad of fennel and arugula with shaved jamón serrano; duet of grilled New Zealand lamb chop and seared diver scallop; your choice of grilled filet and saffron shrimp or lobster paella; and a sangria raspberry tart for dessert. This dinner also includes a flamenco show.
The Details: $89.50 per person, reserve at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-flamenco-dinner-show-at-cafe-sevilla-of-costa-mesa-tickets-150791588701
More Valentine’s Day Fun: On Saturday, February 12, Cafe Sevilla presents a “Don’t Text The Ex” Anti-Valentine’s Day brunch party accompanied by a live DJ set and botanical flower wall photo backdrop. Get a free “Love Potion Drink” with the purchase of any brunch entree. On Sunday, February 13, guests can attend the first annual Galentine’s Day Brunch party. Get a free peach bellini with the purchase of a brunch entree.
Poppy & Seed in Anaheim
What: Chef Michael Reed offers guests the choice of either a six-course Seasonal Tasting Menu or a six-course Vegetarian Tasting Menu, both of which incorporate fresh fruits, vegetables, microgreens, and herbs picked straight from the restaurant’s garden. Along with an optional wine pairing experience, the Seasonal meal will feature eggplant caviar, duck confit, crab, strawberries and beets, lobster and shrimp risotto, salted baked celery root, beef pastrami smoked short rib and New York strip duo, winter truffle risotto, and Eton mess.
The Details: $90 per person with optional $60 wine pairing, reserve at https://www.opentable.com/r/poppy-and-seed-anaheim
The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
What: Pair the resort’s stunning ocean view with a four-course meal. Selections include Kusshi oysters, beet-cured Tasmanian trout, Creekstone Farms Prime filet mignon, and a pink macaron.
The Details: $155 per person, reserve at https://www.montagehotels.com/lagunabeach/dining/loft/
Studio at Montage Laguna Beach
What: On February 12, enjoy a four-course shared tasting experience, served family-style, with optional wine pairing. Options include watercress chicory salad, grilled octopus, American Wagyu striploin, and raspberry fondant.
The Details: $250 per person, reserve at https://www.montagehotels.com/lagunabeach/dining/studio/
The Winery in Newport Beach and Tustin
What: A three-course prix fixe menu features a large variety of options including Main lobster and saffron bisque, New Zealand venison rack, jumbo scallops and wild white shrimp, and miniature pastries.
Haven Craft Kitchen and Bar in Orange
What: Chef Craig Brady presents a three-course prix fixe menu with selections including San Diego-caught ahi tuna tartare, slow-poached Gonestraw Farm’s egg, braised short rib, diver scallops, sticky toffee pudding, and flourless chocolate cake.
The Details: $75 per person, reserve at https://www.havencraftkitchen.com/
Knife Pleat in Costa Mesa
What: Michelin-starred chef Tony Ensnault presents a six-course menu featuring kampachi crudo, beet risotto, Dover sole, quail, and beef tenderloin and finishing off with a Heart & Roses dessert with raspberry, rose butter cream, almond butter, and lychee sorbet.
The Details: $125 per person, reserve at https://knifepleat.com/
O Sea in Orange
What: A three-course menu with optional wine pairings includes selections such as wild Fijian albacore tuna poke, Tijuana Caesar salad, wild eastern sea scallops, Tres Leches cake, and Vietnamese coffee custard.
The Details: $55 per person, reserve at https://eatosea.com/
Raya at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point
What: A three-course prix fixe menu includes Oyster a la Brasa, arugula salad, choice of adobo marinated chicken, Prime filet mignon and piloncillo prawn, or lobster bucatini, and a rosewater latte chocolate tart.
The Details: $160 per person, reserve at https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/laguna-niguel/dining/raya
Bello by Sandro Nardone in Newport Beach
What: Four courses with Italian-style dishes such as fazzoletto ai porcini, hamachi crudo, monkfish, and dark chocolate semifreddo
The Details: $95 per person, Reserve at https://www.exploretock.com/bello-by-sandro-nardone
The Ranch in Anaheim
What: A four-course meal with selections such as housemade sweet potato gnocchi, coconut shrimp curry, Beeler’s Family Farm pork chop, and chocolate gateau
The Details: $125 per person, Reserve at theranch.com/restaurant/events/valentine-dinner.aspx
Bosscat Kitchen Supports The American Heart Association this February in Orange and Newport Beach
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations will be celebrating Valentine’s Day all month long by donating $1 from each order of the Scarlet cocktail and red velvet churros all month long! https://bosscatkitchen.com