VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIALS AT SOUTH FLORIDA’S
HOTTEST RESTAURANTS​
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The modern American steakhouse BLT Prime is inviting guests to an elegant night of fine dining with a special Valentine’s blackboard menu or a three-course prix fixe menu option, priced at $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The meal starts off with choice of Yellowtail Hamachi with grapefruit, orange, radish and ponzu ($14) or Braised Beef Cheeks with caramelized fennel, pomegranate and crispy shallots ($15). Main course options include Alaskan Halibut with shellfish mousse, saffron potatoes and Swiss chard ($36) or Jackman’s Ranch Spinalis with foie gras croquettes, truffle bordelaise, micro carrots and pommes Anna ($42). To accompany the main dishes, guests have a choice of either Broccoli Rabe with garlic, shallots and herb butter ($12) or Spaghetti Squash with brown sugar, maple gastrique and toasted pecans ($12). Guests can end the night on a sweet note with a decadent Passion Fruit & Almond Cheesecake with blood orange salad and honeycomb or ($10) or share a Strawberry Champagne Mousse with dark chocolate caviar and white chocolate truffles ($20) with your significant other. No substitutions please, supplemental charges may apply. BLT Prime is located at 4400 NW 87th Avenue at Trump National Doral. Valet parking is available. For reservations, please call (305) 591-6606 or visit http://bltrestaurants.com/blt-prime/miami/.

 

Glass & Vine, voted “Local Favorite in Coconut Grove” in 2016 by Zagat, is inviting guests to celebrate the day of love with their exclusive Valentine’s Day dish for the evening. For $70, couples can enjoy Seafood Fideos (for two)loaded with seafood, broken pasta, fava beans, asparagus and tomato butter. Glass & Vine is located at 2820 McFarlane Road in Coconut Grove. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30PM to 10PM; Friday and Saturday from 5:30PM to 11PM and Sunday from 5PM to 10PM. Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday from 4PM to 7PM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 3:30PM. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant on McFarlane Road. Telephone: (305) 200-5268; http://www.glassandvine.com/

 

Trendy Wynwood hotspot Beaker & Gray is celebrating Valentine’s Day with an exclusive prix-fixe menu for $85 per person or $110 per person complete with cocktail pairings, featuring dishes crafted by Executive Chef Brian Nasajon. Diners can begin the lovely evening with a choice of English Pea Soup with Snow crab, black truffle and yuzu or Farmer Greens with Rock shrimp, candied pistachio and Mandarin chili, paired with Butterfly Tango – herradura reposado, basil, yuzu, Thai chili and club soda. Main course consists of Short Rib with butternut squash, shiso and pickled ginger or Queen Snapper with winter squash, sunchokes and tomato water, paired with A Stone's Throe with Cooper's Craft bourbon, mandarin Napoleon, squash cordial and egg glair. End on a sweet note with choice of Strawberry Short Cake with buttermilk biscuit, opus blend and compressed strawberry or Chocolate Tart with English toffee, chocolate sable and lemon confit, paired with Happily Clever After – Chambord, walnut, Cocchi di Torino and Aphrodite bitters. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. Telephone: (305) 699-2637; http://beakerandgray.com/.

 

Meat Market, the sizzling high-end steakhouse is getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with dinner specials for you and your significant other to share. Specials include an appetizer of Truffled Oysters Rockefeller, followed by a Prime 32 oz. Porter House (for two) topped with Tristan smoked lobster tail etouffee. For dessert, Strawberries and Honey with honey cake, whipped vanilla creme fraiche, macerated strawberry, strawberry sorbet and fresh herbs. Guests can accompany their meal with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose ($65). Menu available at both locations. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. For reservations, please call (305) 532-0088.Meat Market Palm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place. For reservations, please call (561) 354-9800; www.meatmarket.net.

 

Macchialina, the stylish brick-walled trattoria, is inviting guests on a culinary adventure with a Valentine's Day chef’s tasting menu, in addition to the regular a la carte menu. The five-course tasting, for $95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), will feature Branzino Crudo with sea salt, lemon and smoked mozzarella to start, followed by Lardo wrapped Prawns with crema di cannellini and concentrated tomatoes, Spaghetti con Granchio with crab, pomodoro, pepperoncino and breadcrumbs; and 21-day Aged Sirloin of Beef with potato gatto, broccoli stufati and natural jus. End the night with dolce of Tortino Cioccolato. Guests who want to spend a perfect night indoors have the option to make Macchialina cuisine at home! This year they will be offering a pre order Valentine's Day Dinner for two that you cook in the comfort of your own home, including step-by-step instructions and a boutique bottle of Italian red wine. The $150 dinner features a Gorgonzola and Pear Salad with heirloom tomatoes; Cavatelli Macchialina with baby meatballs, porchetta, pecorino and a side of garlic bread; and for dessert a classic Tiramisu with chocolate crumble and espresso granite. Decant your glasses of wine and enjoy a romantic dinner for two as you listen to their specially curated Valentine’s Day playlist on Spotify. Orders must be placed by Sunday, February 12 for pick up on Valentine’s Day. Reservations and orders can be placed by calling 305-534-2124 or emailing info@macchialina.com.

 

Big Easy Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els, at Brickell City Centre, is serving a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner with modern South African inspired dishes for $160 per couple (excluding tax and gratuity). Dinner features starters such as Bison Tartare in a smoked oyster emulsion or Olive Oil Poached Octopus Carpaccio with mache and Peri Peri vinaigrette. Entrees to choose from include Double Lamb Chop with Brussels sprouts – cherry hash, port and blackberry, Filet Mignon with lobster and curry sabayon or Butterbean Roasted Root Bunny Chow. Couples can end the night with a decadent Double Chocolate Mousse Cake. Big Easy Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els is located at 701 South Miami Avenue, Suite 339 in Miami’s Brickell City Centre. Lunch is served daily from 11:30AM to 4PM; Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5PM to 11PM; and Friday and Saturday from 5PM to 12AM; The bar is open for cocktails between lunch and dinner. Telephone: (786) 814-5955; http://bigeasy.miami/

 

The Dutch, award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini's modern American bistro, is inviting you and your sweetie pie to enjoy a romantic four-course Valentine’s Day dinner. For $95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) couples can share a Seafood Platter with half a dozen oysters, Maine lobster salad, Florida pink shrimp, little neck clams and corvina ceviche, followed by a Truffle Risotto with Perigord black truffles and Grana Padano. Entrees include a choice of Bone-In Manhattan Steak with rustic potatoes and spicy pimento aioli or Steamed Red Snapper in a spiced lobster broth with crispy yucca. For dessert, indulge in Gripper’s Chocolate Grail with chocolate and passion fruit, caramelized banana and meringue or Bourbon Bread Pudding with candied almonds, vanilla ice cream and dulce de leche donuts. Regular a la carte menu will be available. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 938-3111 or booking online at http://www.opentable.com/the-dutch-miami.

 

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, Lincoln Road’s upscale Northern Italian eatery is offering several dinner specials this Valentine’s Day, including Crudo Di Tonno with ahi tuna, micro veggies, Osetra caviar and lemon oil crostino ($25); Uova Asparagi Con Tartufo Nero with seared white asparagus, soft poached egg and shaved black truffle ($25); Tagliolini All’ Astice with Maine lobster, hand-made tagliolini and salsa rosa ($45); Costata Di Manzo Alla Griglia with 32 oz. Tomahawk and steak fries ($79); and Nutellino with warm nutella cake, cream anglaise and panna cotta gelato ($12). Regular a la carte menu will be available. Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road. For reservations, please call (305) 531-4833 or visit www.quattromiami.com.