Valentine’s Day Event & Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and SocialMiami has assembled a great array of events, and even a few gift ideas, to ensure that your special someone is pleased.


French-Themed Gourmet Brunch at Pinecrest Gardens

Valentine's Day from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Village of Pinecrest will pay homage to its sister city, Cognac, France, at Valentine's Day Brunch at Pinecrest Gardens. Enjoy French specialties and a wonderful jam session featuring The Carmen Lundy Quintet and the New World Jazz Ensemble. Brunch choices range from savory to sweet - Belgian Waffles, Omelettes, Salads and Carved Baked Ham to Eclaires, Fruit and Cheeses, with Champagne, Wine, Bloody Marys and Mimosas. $50 per person. Seating is limited.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest
877-496-8499
www.completeticketsolutions.com


Fairchild Garden's Valentine's Day Concert

Valentine's Day at 5:30 p.m.

The enchanting vocals of Renée Olstead will make your Valentine's Day a night to remember! Bring a picnic basket and blanket and let the music and beauty of Fairchild Garden make the most romantic night of the year truly special. Renee is a regular on television, and a recent role in Universal Pictures' "Unfriended" garnered her attention here and abroad. Her acting prowess is matched by her vocal talent as evidenced by Grammy and Golden Globe nominations. Tickets are $60 for Fairchild members and $75 for non-members for general admission, and $150 and $175 p/p for a candle-lit dinner and reserved seating. Gates open at 5:30, concert at 7 p.m., rain or shine.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651
https://nc.fairchildgarden.org/valentines-concert-2016




Give a Gift of the Arts for Valentine's Day


The perfect Valentine's Day gift is just a few clicks away! Arsht Center Gift certificates can be used for performance tickets, subscriptions, memberships and dining at BRAVA!. They never expire and can be redeemed online, in-person or over the phone. Available in any amount, gift certificates are e-mailed either to the recipient or to the giver for easy printing! Give your special someone an experience that they will always remember!


Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722
www.arshtcenter.org/Tickets/Gift-Certificates/


A Joy Wallace Recipe for Salted Chocolate - Olive Oil Mousse

Serves 8

Salted Chocolate - Olive Oil Mousse
6oz Dark Chocolate Chips
3 Eggs, separated
2/3C Powdered Sugar
3/4C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4C Espresso
2Tbsp Brandy
Maldon salt
• Place the chocolate in a double boiler and melt. Once melted, remove from the heat.
• In a mixer whisk the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. Lower the speed and drizzle the oil into the egg mixture. Once incorporated, add the espresso and brandy and finally the melted chocolate. Make sure the chocolate and coffee are both room temperature.
• In a clean bowl whisk the egg whites until firm peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate batter. Place the mix in the refrigerator and allow to set for 2 to 3 hours.

Crostinis
8 Thin Slices White Bread
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
• Brush the bread with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, cut into desired shape. Bake until golden brown.

Final Serving Instructions
• Spoon the mousse on to the plates, drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sprinkle with Maldon Salt. Serve with the crostini. Enjoy!

305-252-0020
hello@ajoywallace.com
http://www.ajoywallace.com/


Chocolate - Out of the Box!

Valentine's Day Weekend

Who said chocolate only comes in a box? Indulge your sweetheart with a truly decadent treatment at the Aquanox Spa at Trump International Beach Resort. There's the Dark Chocolate Facial, a powerhouse of enzymes that soften, protect, and revitalize skin from the inside, with CoQ10, ginseng extracts and live carrot cells that absorb quickly into the skin to fight off free-radical damage that causes wrinkles, sagging and dryness. Or the Hot Chocolate Massage uses a blend of chocolate infused oil to ease muscle aches and tension. This massage features techniques from traditional Swedish massage using light to medium pressure. Either treatment is 50 minutes, $130. The ultimate is a Hot Chocolate Couples Massage, enjoyed in the spa's private couple’s suite followed by champagne and chocolate truffles for two. $290 for both 50-minute treatments.


Aquanox Spa at Trump International Beach Resort
18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
305-692-5730 for Reservations
www.trumpmiami.com


Blue Matisse Valentine's Day Dinner

Friday - Sunday, February 12 - 14 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Enjoy a sensory-filled experience with a delectable dinner infused with aphrodisiac and romantic flavors this Valentine’s Day at the newly revamped Blue Matisse Restaurant in Doral. From fresh oyster to hazelnut mousse, accompanied by a glass of complimentary Cava Rose, this romantic interlude will deliver a forget-me-not day for your special someone.




Blue Matisse Restaurant
2505 N.W. 87th Avenue, Doral
305-468-1392
http://www.opentable.com/blue-matisse-intercontinental-at-doral-miami


Valentine's Weekend at Trump International Beach Resort

Valentine's Day Weekend - February 12 - 14 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Escape for a sumptuous Valentine's Day dinner at Neomi's Grill at Trump International Beach Resort and enjoy modern American cuisine blended with tropical touches. Dine indoors amid a sophisticated palette inspired by sandy beaches and blue skies, or dine al fresco on the terrace overlooking the resort's waterfall and the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The menu begins with a "welcome toast" comprised of Prosecco, Grand Marnier, luscious Homestead strawberries, lime juice and grenadine; goat cheese mousse and red-wine caramel on toast; a choice of appetizer, and for your entrée, select Ravioli Nudi, ricotta and goat cheese, stinging nettles, beurre noir sage sauce and sun-dried tomatoes battuto; “Sunny Isles” Sea Bass, seared on a bed of truffled potato cake & sautéed spinach with Pommery beurre blanc; or Filet Mignon with fine herbs, saffron paella and vino tinto demi glace. Dessert sets the stage for romance with flourless chocolate hearts, milk-chocolate cremoso and espresso parfait, Mignardise and Macaroons. $75 per person.

Neomi's Grill at Trump International Beach Resort
18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
305-692-5770 for Reservations
http://www.trumpmiami.com/


Tantalize Your Taste Buds

Valentine's Day

A special Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Traymore Restaurant and Bar has been created by Chef Juan Loaisiga especially for couples who wish to end their special day gazing into each others eyes over a candlelit dinner in one of South Florida’s most romantic restaurants. The four-course Valentine’s Day menu consists of an Amuse Bouche course of Foie Gras with mini brioche loaf and berry compote, Maine Lobster Bisque, Pan Seared Duck with roasted beet, shallot purèe and red watercress salad, and a choice of Beef Tenderloin with coffee crumbles, wild mixed mushrooms and brandy infused wine reduction or Poached Grouper with braised baby bock choy, yellow tomato coulis and lotus root. For a sweet ending, enjoy the Senteur de Sud with dark chocolate, white chocolate, rose, lavender, white Feuilletine and rum raisin ice cream. $75 per person or $120 with wine pairing with each course. Discounted valet parking will apply for restaurant guests.

The Traymore Restaurant and Bar
2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-695-3555
dining.met.mia@comohotels.com
www.comohotels.com/metropolitanmiamibeach


Beyond Expectation at St. Regis Bal Harbour

Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14

The St. Regis Bal Harbour, recently named Florida's top resort by U.S. Mews & World Report, will offer an array of Valentine's Day experiences. Spoil your sweetheart with a romantic tea for two on Sunday from noon to 4 in the St. Regis Bar - $59 per person. Indulge in a seductive four-course dinner at J&G Grill inspired by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten with specialty desserts by Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour - $150 per person. An alluring three-course menu of Asian-inspired cuisine paired with Veuve Clicquot Rose will be offered in the St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge with live music and their signature Champagne sabering. Seatings at 6:30 and 9 p.m. - $275 per couple. Or, go beyond expectation and celebrate the day for love with a private butler-served dinner overlooking the Atlantic from a private oceanfront day villa. Begin with a bottle of vintage Dom Perignon, followed by a four-course sumptuous dinner - $1,200 +tax and gratuity.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour
9703 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
305-993-3300
reservations@stregis.com

Brunch & Dinner Yacht Cruises

Valentine's Day at noon or 7 p.m.

Enjoy Valentine's Day aboard Windridge Yachts with your choice of a Brunch or Dinner Yacht Cruise. Sunday morning's two-hour Brunch Cruise gets underway at 12:30 p.m. (board at noon) and offers a complimentary boarding cocktails for passengers 21+ and a Brunch Buffet ($69 per person). Optional Brunch Bar Package available for an additional $23 p/p. Or if you prefer dinner, the Sunday evening Dinner Cruise is just the thing. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and a rose, a Valentine's plated dinner (select from the gold or platinum package, beginning at $99.99 per person. Board at 7 p.m., and cruise from 7:30 to 10 p.m.


Departure from Tranquility Marina
2950 N.E. 32nd Avemue, Fort Lauderdale
1-888-305-4800
http://www.windridgeyachts.com/fort-lauderdale/specialty/valentines-day


An Evening with Andrea Bocelli

Saturday or Sunday, February 13 or 14 at 8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of romantic favorites with world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli at one of his Valentine’s Day Concerts. The legendary performer returns to Florida for the sixth consecutive year to perform for Valentine's Day. Tickets range from $205 to $555. Doors open at 7 p.m.


Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
1-866-502-7529

The Dating Game

Saturday, February 13 from 8 to 10 p.m.

The Hall South Beach is shaking things up Valentine’s Day weekend with a throwback “dinner & a show” featuring The Dating Game. The popular 70s show returns to a live audience but with a 2016 twist. Watch as bachelors and bachelorettes interview three prospective but hidden love matches in hopes of scoring the ultimate Valentine’s Day date! With Miami comedian Kristy Figueras as emcee, this will be a deliciously awkward evening you won’t want to miss! During the show, indulge on an a la carte “quickie menu” courtesy of Sunny’s – the new eatery by Top Chef Spike Mendelsohn – with items priced at $10 - $15. The dedicated menu will include a custom cocktail featuring love potions at $10 each. Event is free. First come, first served.

The Hall South Beach
1500 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Turnberry Isle's Valentine's Day Dining

Valentine's Day

Turnberry Isle’s award-winning Michael Mina restaurant, Bourbon Steak, is offering a delectable three-course menu with tempting options: Mini Maine Lobster Pot Pie, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Hay-Smoked Bone-In Imperial Wagyu Côte de Boeuf for two, and Warm Beignets with Trio of Pot de Crèmes. All ladies will receive a rose and special take-home gift compliments of Bourbon Steak. $135+ per person. Corsair, chef and restaurateur Scott Conant’s latest concept, is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu of Italian-Mediterranean selections. Embark on your culinary experience with Yellowtail Crudo, as well as a choice of enticing dishes such as Lobster Tagliolini, Roasted Prime Filet Mignon, and Diver Scallops; for dessert, enjoy petite fours and Milk Chocolate Budino. $95 per person. And at Turnberry's Poolside Cabanas reservations can be made for dinner served in intimate poolside cabanas. The Valentine’s Day menu features a bottle of champagne and five themed courses including Champagne & Imperial Caviar Pearls, a premium variety of fresh crab dishes for the “I’ve Got My Claws in You” second course, and an indulgent Chiffon Cake with Raspberry, Vanilla and Passion Fruit Mousselines served in the “Passion Forever” final course. $250 per person.


Turnberry Isle Miami
19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura
1-866-612-7739
www.turnberryislemiami.com


Pop-Up Gone Permanent Eating House

Valentine's Day Weekend

Winner of Food Network's Chopped Champions and one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli and his team at the Eating House are cooking up three specials that are as delicious as they are romantic in celebration of the holiday of love. Offered during dinner Friday and Saturday (6 p.m. to midnight), along with sparkling strawberry mimosas ($11 each), the Valentine’s specials include a Tuna Tartare ($16) with charred raspberry, rose and red lettuce; Bone in Ribeye for Two ($80) with 'carbonara' butter and egg yolk whipped potato; and Nutella 'Fondutta' for Two ($22) with Cielle's cookies, strawberries and burnt marshmallow. The strawberry mimosas will also make an appearance during the restaurant’s popular weekly brunch on Sunday (noon to 4 p.m.).

Eating House
804 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables
305-448-6524

Valentine's Surf & Turf for Two

Thursday - Sunday, February 11 - 14

Share The Palm's special 3-course Valentine's Surf & Turf menu for two featuring a 4 lb. Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster split with melted butter and lemon and your choice of a Prime 18 oz NY Strip or 14 oz Filet Mignon. Start with a salad or lobster bisque, and choose any individual vegetable or potato side, served family-style, to accompany your entree. A delectable dessert finishes off your Valentine's dinner - select Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding or New York Style Cheesecake - both divine! $200 per couple.


The Palm Restaurant
9650 E. Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor Islands
305-868-7256
www.thepalm.com/reservations


A Special Sense of Intimacy

Valentine's Day

Arouse all the senses during a romantic weekend of Partner Yoga and culinary delights offered by Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, South Florida’s haven of silent luxury. Celebrate a Valentine's Day filled with unforgettable gifts of love to enhance your spiritual connection. Developed especially for the day, the hotel’s COMO Shambhala Urban Escape spa will offer Partner Yoga on the outdoor Terrace at 10 a.m., followed by a sparkling aperitif, house-made chocolate amenity box, and a gift of Harmony Massage Oil with Indian sandalwood and Ylang Ylang. $60 per couple.


Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach
2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-695-3600
met.mia@comoshambhala.com
www.comohotels.com/metropolitanmiamibeach.


An Authentic French Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Chef Pascal Oudin’s authentic Parisian Style bistro, Brasserie Central at The Village of Merrick Park offers love birds pour tous les deux – a menu of romantic specials to share. In honor of Valentine’s Day, try a delicious French Kiss ($18) cocktail for two, served in a carafe with vodka, Chambord, Peach Schnapps, pineapple juice and fresh lime. On the food front, specials include Baked Oysters Rockefeller ($18); Cote de Boufe, Sauce Choron ($45); and Long Stem Strawberry Fondue ($12) - chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, toasted almond and red velvet crumbs. Wine specials also available.

Brasserie Central, in the Courtyard at Merrick Park
320 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables
786-536-9386
www.BrasserieCentralMiami.com


Contemporary American Cuisine for Your Valentine

Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14 from 5 to 10:30 p.m.


Enjoy the sounds of local Miami Latin jazz band, Tamboca, views of a pristine stretch of the Atlantic shoreline and a sumptuous five-course menu of contemporary American cuisine with a hallmark Latin flare at Caracol. Cost is $95 with a single red rose for your lady - or upgrade to a full bouquet of red roses and a customized card for an additional $50.

Caracol at Marenas Beach Resort
18683 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
305-503-6000

Valentine's Day Dinner at Michael Mina 74

Valentine's Day from 6 to 11 p.m.

Treat your sweetheart to an unforgettable night at Fontainebleau Miami Beach and dine at the hotel’s contemporary American Bistro, Michael Mina 74. Valentine's Day options will include a special prix-fixe menu, wine pairings and even an indulgent poolside cabana. Lovebirds can enjoy a lavish four course prix-fixe menu for $250 per couple. Add wine pairings for an additional $100 ($350 per couple). Or, swoon with your beloved under the stars, and dinner will be served in a romantic private cabana for $500 per couple (or $600 with exclusive wine pairings). Prices exclude tax and gratuity.

Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-674-4636
www.fontainebleau.com/valentines-day


Love Shack at Thompson Miami Beach

Saturday, February 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Mid-Beach’s stylish Thompson Miami Beach Hotel and The New Tropic are celebrating Valentine's Day by helping locals get lucky in love, mix and mingle at the Love Shack​, also known as the hotel’s romantic 1930s House ​backyard cocktail bungalow. Sponsored by ​the new love-life-organizing app, WhoNow​, the event will showcase old-school objects from the famed Wolfsonian–FIU​, and feature interactive experiences to inspire romance, like the Wolfsonian's "Feel Me Up, Turn Me On" hands-on activity to spark conversation and curiosity. Enjoy complimentary cocktails at the bar until 10 p.m. for those who interact with the love-life app, a kissing photo booth, social media games and more! The event is open to the public and complimentary for singles, couples and everyone in between.



Thonpson Miami Beach Hotel
4041 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
RSVP@workshopcollective.com

A Rustic Italian Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine's Day from 6 p.m.

Macchialina will offer a delectable five course prix fixe tasting menu created by Chef Michael Pirolo. Enjoy Oysters with burrata and caviar, a first course featuring Yellowfin Tuna Crudo topped with avocado, truffle and preserved lemon, Truffled Risoto with salsify & porcini, Veal Cheek Crepinette with prosciutto, sage and braised cabbage, and for dessert Molten Chocolate Cake topped with pistachio and cherry.

Macchialina
820 Alton Road, Miami Beach
305-534-2124

Valentine's Day at Burlock Coast in Fort Lauderdale

Valentine's Day from 5 to 11 p.m.

Burlock Coast will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special four course prix fixe menu. Enjoy the restaurant's modern-coastal fare and buzzing atmosphere for $135 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Selections include Kusshi Oysters 3 Ways or Little Pond Beets with Ricotta and Hazelnuts; Diver Scallops or Wild Boar Tenderloin; Sea Bass or Seminole Beef Fillet Mignon; and a Chocolate & Strawberry Decadence Buffet for top it all off.

Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
954-302-6460
www.burlockcoast.com


Everything's Coming Up Roses!

Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Indulge your sweetheart in roses at SiSpa and have her enjoy a Rose Petal Facial featuring Rosée Visage Toner, Rosée Soin and a tensing, smoothing mask, leaving the skin clean, supple, hydrated and velvety ($99). Or, a Rose Hydrator Body Envelopment ($99) or Rose Hydrator Mani/Pedi ($89). The body and nail treatments include a layering of rich Rose serum, oil and cream to leave the body radiant and soft.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
3800 North Ocean Drive, Singer Island, Riviera Beach
561-340-1755

Mozart Requiem

Valentine's Day at 4 p.m.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Seraphic Fire will offer Mozart: Requiem, an encore presentation of Mozart's signature opus, along with a commissioned work by lauded young American composer Gregory Spears. An hour before the performance, enjoy a pre-concert conversation with chorus master Dr. James K. Bass as he discusses the controversy surrounding the incomplete score, and how Mozart thought of himself as a failure – drunk, sickly, broke, and dealing with family turmoil. Concert tickets range from $20 to $55 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Cemter
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300
www.smdcac.org


Love Is in the Water at Miami Seaquarium


Give your special someone a unique and memorable Valentine's Day experience at Miami Seaquarium! Select from the park’s unique animal interaction programs, including Dolphin Odyssey (a 2-hour deep water experience); Dolphin Encounter (shallow water encounter, 2 hours); Seal Swim (up-close interactive training segment); and Sea Trek Reef Encounter (underwater helmet dive for eye-to-eye contact with tropical fish). When you book, a free photo package valued at $42.00 will be included.

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
305-365-2501

His and Hers Menus at Pascal's on Ponce

Valentine's Day from 5 to 10 p.m.

Award-winning Chef Pascal Oudin of Pascal's on Ponce is sure to please romantics with a delicately crafted His & Hers Menu offering contemporary French cuisine at its finest. Priced at $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, the celebratory prix fixe menu includes: For Her - Florida Blue Crab Salad in “Crisp Feuille de Brique” and For Him - Twice Baked Upside-Down Gruyere Cheese Soufflé, Cheese Fondue, and Infused White Truffle Oil. Pour Deux Tenderloin of Beef “Chateaubriand,” French Haricot Verts, Tomato Provençale, Young Carrot and Pomme Risolè, Bèarnaise Sauce, followed by Strawberry and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream “Baked Alaska,” Grand Marnier Meringue and Long Stem Chocolate Strawberry. How divine!


Pascal’s on Ponce
2611 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables
305-444-2024
www.pascalmiami.com


Valentine's Day Sweets

Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14

Valentine's Day would not be complete without sweets, and Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream, with locations in Pinecrest, Aventura and Fort Lauderdale, takes dessert to a scientific and entertaining level with a fresh, mixed and flash frozen on-the-spot Red Velvet Ice Cream for Two. The dessert ($7) features decadent house baked red velvet cake, cream cheese frosting and custom flash frozen ice cream, blended and personalized with a hand-written message with the couple's names in a heart. The pint can be enjoyed in-store or taken out for a private celebration. The Red Velvet experience is available Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10. The three locations are 8271 S.W. 124th Street in Pinecrest; 17831 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura; and 2422 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.

Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream
Three Locations
www.chillinicecream.com


Broadway Love Songs

Valentine's Day at 3 p.m.

Share an afternoon of music performed by members of Florida Grand Opera's Young Artists Program. The Song Fest, presented by Florida Grand Opera and Steinway and Sons Piano Gallery Miami, will feature Broadway Love Songs showcasing the artists' wide range of classical singing styles. The concert is free but advanced registration is required. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.


Steinway & Sons Piano Gallery
4104 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables
1-800-741-1010
http://www.FGO.org


Romantic Ocean Views and Seafood

Valentine's Day from 6 p.m.

Lure Fishbar, Miami Beach’s award-winning seafood hot spot, is offering a prix fixe menu for $70 per person.
You'll fall head over heels for Lure Fishbar's spectacular ocean views and romantic maritime atmosphere while enjoying a Valentine's Day dinner crafted by Executive Chef John Iatrellis. Miami Beach's award-winning seafood hot spot offers a three-course prix fixe menu for $70 per person. Selections include Lobster Bisque or Tuna Tataki to start; Grilled Black Grouper, Seared Swordfish or Whole Daurade for your main course; and Red Velvet Molten Cake or a Tropical Sorbet and Fresh Fruit to end your meal. Valet parking is available.

Lure Fishbar at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1600 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-695-4550
www.lurefishbar.com


The Seafood Carnival at Seaspice

Valentine's Day from noon to midnight

Romantic. Opulent. Especially for lovers, Seaspice's passion on a platter offers two 2 lb lobsters, 8 jumbo prawns, 24 oysters, Alaskan king crab, Florida stone crab, tuna sashimi, salmon sashimi, Hamachi sashimi, salmon coconut ceviche, and 2 oz Sevruga caviar. Market price (figure $600 - $750). Tip: table 85 is a dimly lit riverside table overlooking the downtown skyline. Open for lunch and dinner.


Seaspice
422 N.W. North River Drive, Miami
305-440-4200

Romantic Dining at The JW Marriott Miami

Valentine's Day

Alex Paz, Executive Chef at The JW Marriott Miami, invites you to share a romantic dining experience at the Trapiche Room. Menu highlights include Black Truffle and Taleggio Potato and Chocolate Dusted Prime Filet with Stone Crab Risotto. The delectable dinner finishes with a decadent Red Velvet Rum Cake. Priced at $80 per person with the option of wine pairings for an additional $25.



JW Marriott Miami, Trapiche Room
1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami
305-329-3500
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/miajw-jw-marriott-miami/


Asian-Inspired Dinner

Valentine's Day, beginning at 6 p.m.

Enjoy a five-course prix fixe tasting menu prepared especially for Valentine's Day by Chef Michael Pirolo. The Valentine’s Day feast kicks off with Dressed Oysters served with white ponzu, blood orange, and cucumber, followed by Sweet Potato Dumplings, and continuing with with Shrimp & Crab Udon topped with pea tendrils, ginger, and soy. Your fourth course offers a choice of Miso Marinated Grouper with bok choy & sake burre blanc or Grass-Fed New York Strip Steak with miso butter & miatake mushrooms. Cap off the evening with a sumptuous Molten Chocolate Bowl prepared with passion fruit and Thai basil anglaise. $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Bazi in The Marlin Hotel
1200 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-695-0101

Fijian Massage and Ritual

Valentine's Weekend

The Spa & Fitness Center at Turnberry Isle Miami offers an intimate and memorable escape for couples this Valentine’s Day. Treat you and your sweetheart to the Couples Fijian Body Butter Massage or Fijian Ritual, a sensory journey to the South Pacific islands featuring a luxurious Fijian milk bath soak followed by body exfoliation with Fijian sugar scrub and an exotic natural drift nut oil massage. Enjoy complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival during Valentine’s Day weekend. Specials range from $100 to $299 per person.

Turnberry Isle Miami Spa Wellness Spa & Fitness Center
19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura
1-866-612-7739
www.turnberryislemiami.com


All You Need is Love

Saturday * Sunday, February 13 & 14

All you need is love and a little Italian food! Miami’s newest eatery Villa Catelli offers an exquisite prix fixe four-course menu. Enjoy authentic italian choices that include Seared Tuna with Fennel, Orange and Arugula Salad; Truffle Risotto and Porcini Mushrooms; Filet Mignon with Wild Mushrooms, Creamy Polenta and Amarone Sauce; Wild Berries Panna Cotta; and Tiramisu, to name a few. Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 11 p.m. $75 per person.

Villa Castelli
9472 Harding Avenue, Surfside
305-763-8595
www.opentable.com


Elysium: Love Kills

Saturday, February 13 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Churchill’s is hosting it’s annual Anti-Valentine’s Day party featuring Elysium: Love Kills with DJ 138 (Hialeah Goth), DJ Juan Luv (Volksmusik), Armada! (Joy Division/Cure/Bowie covers), & Girlfriend in a Coma (Miami’s oldest Smiths Cover Band)! No cover for 21 and older; $5 for under 21.

Churchill's Pub
5501 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami
305-757-1807
http://churchillspub.com


GrassRoots Festival Preview

Valentine's Day at noon

Enjoy Valentine's day with an exclusive preview of the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance featuring Ithaca, NY’s Big Mean Sound Machine, and local faves Jean P Jam, Oigo and Big Brooklyn Red, plus yoga beats with Afrobeta, workshops, food vendors, crafts and more. Free and open to all ages.

North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
786-218-6854
www.communityartsandculture.org


Valentine's Day at Beachcraft

Friday - Monday, February 12 - 15 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Chef Tom Colicchio’s restaurant Beachcraft is offering an intimate three-course romantic dinner through Valentine's Weekend. No need to stress over getting reservations, as you can celebrate the occasion Friday through Monday. $95 per person. A la carte menu will also be available.

Beachcraft at 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach
2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-604-6700

Peter Max - A Retrospective

Saturday, February 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.

Meet Peter Max and see a newly-curated collection of his paintings at Key West Gallery. Included in the Collection are Max’s iconic Valentine’s Day artworks. Peter Max will make two very special appearances at the gallery and all appearances are complimentary and open to the public with RSVP’s required.

Key West Gallery
601 Duval Street, Key West
305-292-9339
info@keywestgallery.com
www.keywestgallery.com