Valentine’s Day in West Hollywood
From pampering spa treatments to glittering pool-side dinners beneath the stars to classes in erotic baking, we’ve got so many wonderful ways to spend this February 14th.
Cupid aims (pun intended) to impress in West Hollywood this year. Here’s how to plan the perfect evening with your other half, your new sweetheart, or your closest friends.
Wine & Dine
Dust off that favorite dinner jacket. Zip up that pretty dress. Head out for a romantic evening in West Hollywood, because there are great options for any agenda––from cocktails on a roof beneath the stars (yes, it’s likely still warm enough to be outside) to five-star food from globally recognized chefs.
Want to take in a show or bar hop for cocktails? Book the Early Lovebird seating at Tortilla Republic, where the night will include a special, signature menu from 5pm to 6:30 for only $55. You’ll enjoy their inventive, modern Mexican cuisine, where fresh seasonal ingredients and organic items are always at the forefront. A four-course dining experience begins with reservations later in the evening for $69.
Ivory on Sunset at The Mondrian
Seated with views of the skyline and the shimmering swimming pool on the top floor of Mondrian, your meal is three courses and begins with a delicate Amuse Bouche of bay scallop crudo. The courses range from meat to fish to pasta or cheese options, like Buratta, duck-egg ravioli, wild mushroom risotto and a filet mignon, with foie gras sauce.
Boxwood at The London
Green papaya and Siracha Crab Toast. An Iced Seafood Tower with oysters, crab claws and shrimp cocktail for two. A decadent Cauliflower Steak with charred onions, portobello and green chutney. The menu for Valentine’s on this rooftop is hard to top. Chef Anthony Keene’s focus on seasonal, California produce is always impressive––as are the dramatic views of West Hollywood through the towering windows at The London West Hollywood.
Riot House at Andaz West Hollywood
Set the mood with this 3-course prix fixe menu from Andaz West Hollywood that highlights aphrodisiacs and decadent dishes that will fill your bellies and your hearts. Begin them meal with kumamoto oysters or heirloom beets and continue your meal with roasted filet mignon, farmer’s market risotto, or brown butter sea scallops. For dessert, choose from mocha creme brûleé or ricotta cheesecake. All this for $85 per person and it includes a glass of champagne.
Taste on Melrose
Present your loved one with a “Taste of Romance.” Taste has a special 4-course menu featuring fanny bay oysters, “heart beet” salad, gorgonzola crusted filet mignon, and scampi limoncello pasta. Dessert options include chocolate truffles, red velvet cheesecake, and salted almond chocolate tart. $75 per person.
E.P. & L.P.
The 5-Course Lovers Menu at E.P. & L.P. includes hiramasa kingfish tartare, Australian king prawn & Maine lobster, hot & sour salad of wood-grilled short rib, truffle fried rice, and coco-“nuts about you” pudding. End the night under the stars on the rooftop with a spectacular view of the city.
Impress with Confections
Valentine’s Day is at heart, a sweet affair. It’s easy to get into the spirit of this holiday by stopping any of these fine establishments for a confection or cupcake. Make sure to grab one extra to brighten the day of a best friend.
Salt & Straw
Mid-winter is only time you can try Salt & Straw‘s ode to Elvis Presley and his favorite food––the Peanut Butter, Bacon & Banana sandwich. Their ice cream version starts with a banana soft-serve made of coconut ice cream, ripe bananas and cashew butter. Marionberry jam is swirled in with crunchy peanut butter, bacon brittle and toasted coconut bacon candy. If you’ve got a Valentine with a sweet tooth and/or a love of The King and Graceland, this is your ultimate date location.
Cake & Art
Surprise your beloved with an interactive baking class at Cake & Art. Best of, you can choose an Erotic Cupcake class or a BYOB Adults Only class. You get to play with their airbrush machine, learn how to craft fondant and you’ll even make a butter cream using rosé wine.
Sugar Mama’s Gourmet Cupcakes
Valentine’s is on a weekday this year. That means you have an awesome opportunity to surprise a friend at work … or in their hotel room … with a delivery of artisan cupcakes by Chef Elizabeth Gousse. Her bakery offers an 18-mile radius and she has 16 flavor combinations, plus a few Valentine’s-specific options in February.
Relax & Refresh
Los Angeles is the City of Angels. It’s also a place of extreme pampering and wellness options on steroids. If you’d prefer to spend February 14th face down on a massage table or getting limber in a yoga class, it’s easily done.
The Shape House
Sweat “in the smartest, quickest, most affordable, and most comfortable way you can.” Shape House uses FAR infared technology, warming you from the inside out, while you lay back and simply relax. Expect improved skin, lymphatic drainage, energy boosts and an overall uptick in how you feel.
Ole Henriksen Spa
The three hour and 45-minute Ritual Immersion includes a Moroccan bath and a clarity complexion treatment at this ultra-opulent day spa. Or, head in for shorter burst of pampering by booking a nail buff and a foot scrub. Ole Henriksen Spa uses premium signature products and essential oils. A bright festive pink or classic red will have you ready for a night on the town.
SPA at Sunset Marquis
We love Sunset Marquis‘ Couples Romance Ritual, which begins with entering your suite to flickering candles and scattered rose petals. There’s a rainfall shower built for two for before or after your couples massage. The package comes with chilled Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Le Parc Suite Hotel
Want to make sure the romance lasts all day and all night? Book the Share the Love package at Le Parc and you’ll arrive to free, chilled bottle of Proscecco, a box of See’s chocolates, breakfast for two and your daily WiFi free of charge. This promotion is valid through February 28th, in case you’re traveling a few days post holiday.
Surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway
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