Ah, Valentine's Day; the international day of romance.
It's the one day a year in which everybody has love -- or lust -- on the brain.
Whether you're single, dating, committed, or just working on your newest conquest; chances are your love life -- or lack thereof -- is at the forefront of your thoughts for the day.
You should probably make some sort of plans STAT.
If you're looking for a place to celebrate the holiday, whether with SO or a group of platonic friends, we have a list of places to put you in the mood for some good lovin' -- or a late night sob session -- in Broward County.
3030 Ocean, Fort Lauderdale
The famed seafood spot inside the oceanfront Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is offering a four-course menu for $90 per person. Multiple options are available for each course, such as Pacific oysters, laughing bird shrimp ceviche, seafood bouillabaisse for two, and milk chocolate panna cotta with bruleed bananas and milk crumb. For an additional $130 per couple, craft cocktail pairings are available.
Riva, Fort Lauderdale
For anyone looking to consume some calories before burning them off, this Marriott Harbor Beach restaurant is offering a special V-Day buffet. For $60 per person, guests can enjoy dishes like heirloom tomato and burrata, pinot-braised short rib, grilled lobster tails, and wild mushroom risotto. Kids are $30 a piece, if you want to bring them along.
Casa D'Angelo, Fort Lauderdale
Acclaimed chef Angelo Elia is offering a special a la carte for the holiday of love. Offerings range from Gamberi alla Mamma Giovanna (tiger prawns wrapped in Italian pancetta, grilled and served over broccoli rapini) to Melanzane Ripiene (baby eggplant stuffed with San Daniele prosciutto di parma and bufala mozzarella with fresh basil tomato sauce to Risotto al Porcini, risotto with porcini mushrooms and white truffle oil). For dessert indulge in such decadences as the baked apple tart finished with cinnamon ice cream and Chocolate Delizia D'Angelo with vanilla ice cream.
Coco Asian Bistro, Fort Lauderdale
This Fort Lauderdale Thai restaurant is offering love birds live music and an a la carte menu, including long bone Korobuta pork chop served with an organic salad of mixed greens tossed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil and pesto sauce or hot Thai sweet chili sauce; live scallops with pork belly and tempura squash blossoms stuffed with lobster meat and Jasmine rice; Belgian waffle served with coconut ice cream, strawberry sauce, fresh strawberries and blueberries on Friday and Saturday nights. Every guest who orders an entree from the V-Day menu gets a complimentary bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne.
Sorrisi, Coconut Creek
Located in the Coconut Creek Casino, this Italian restaurant is offering special dishes for the holiday, such as grilled artichoke with garlic aioli, Chilean Sea bass with fennel puree, and profiterole with gelato and chocolate sauce.
RA Sushi, Pembroke Pines
Having a Valentine can be pricey. This spot is offering affordable deals that won't break your heart or the bank. For $30 per couple, guests can get three-course meals with a variety of appetizer, entree, and dessert options Friday through Sunday.
NYY Steak, Coconut Creek
Yankees love to love, too. At this baseball themed steakhouse, fans -- and lovers -- can get a three course dinner for two with smoked lobster and scallop salad, chateaubriand, and lobster tail with choice of two sides, and chocolate trio.
Cantina Laredo, Hallandale Beach
Lovers looking for some spice, this modern Mexican spot is offering a $35 three-course prix fixe menu Friday through Sunday nights. Guests get to choose from two appetizers, three entrees, and two desserts. Cocktail pairings are an additional $15.
Ocean 2000, Fort Lauderdale
This beachside resort restaurant is hosting "An Evening Under the Moon" to put sweethearts in the mood for amore. In addition to oversize telescopes for astronomical gazing and an onsite psychic to forecast your love life for the rest of the year, the spot is offering a $90 per person multi-course prix fixe menu with items like pan seared foie gras, Blue Point oysters with Pacific flavors, bitter sweet chocolate mousse, and passion fruit panna cotta.
Grille 401, Fort Lauderdale
In addition to offering a complimentary glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for anyone who walks in the door, this Las Olas spot is serving special dishes for the day, such as Las Olas Filet, a ten ounce filet topped with two ounces of Maine Lobster meat served with shaved asparagus and béarnaise sauce and twin lobster tails served with garlic butter.
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