While I enjoy a fancy prix-fixe dinner as much as the next chica, sometimes you just want to have a regular priced meal on a holiday. Especially when Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday!
Here are a few places where you can do just that!
Available from 5:30pm – 11pm on Valentine’s Day 2018, these right priced dishes are designed to be split! Enjoy a Cioppino for 2 crafted with hand-cut spaghetti, tomato, mussels, clams, lobster and crab ($32) or the Roasted Rack of Lamb for 2 served with a smoked onion puree, crispy farro and dry cured olives ($36). Finish it all off with a Trio of Chocolate featuring a spiked chocolate milk shake, a house made churro with spiced chocolate, and an ice cream sandwich with chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream ($14).
If you like Barbrix then you’ll love Côté Est, the newest addition to the restaurant group from Claudio and Adria Blotta, Chef Don Dickman, and Executive Chef Alex Ageneau. From 5 PM until closing this delightful French bistro will be offering special menu offerings such as a decadent Foie Gras Crème Brûlée on a toasted brioche and candied citrus ($18) as well as a special Valentine‘s Day cocktail, Fire Water, made with VIDA Mezcal, Pur Spiced Blood Orange Liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse, fresh lime, Scrappy’s Firewater Bitters, and candied ginger.
What came first, the pasta or the egg? At pasta bar Uovo in Santa Monica, that amazing taste you can’t put your finger on is because all their pastas are crafted in Italy using special eggs and then flown in for us Angelenos to marvel over. The Tagliatelle al Ragú is love at first bite and with nothing over $16 it’s hard to resist not ordering two.
Ok so I’ve got a prix-fixe that snuck it’s way in here, but not only is it relatively affordable ($55 per person with $30 optional wine pairing) but the husband and wife team that own it FELL IN LOVE OVER DINNER! How can that kind of magic not rub off on everyone else :)?
Chef Dave and Alexis Woodall of Red Herring in Eagle Rock have curated a 4-course meal with highlights such as a Thyme and Black Pepper Gougère amuse bouche; a Mizuna Salad with tatsoi, watercress, duck confit, kohlrabi, baby beets, onion purée, puffed rice, confit shallot and orange vinaigrette; and a Braised Pork Shoulder, with polenta, curried chicharrones, greens, salsa verde, and a smoked tomato velouté. Of course on a day of sweetness there are three choices for dessert but I only have eyes for the Chocolate Torte with candied hazelnut, banana, and salted caramel.
Oh and don’t forget Galentine’s Day
on February 13th!! No need to choose the mister over the sister 🙂