Just like that, the most romantic day of the year is back. Now more than ever, the world needs to be wrapped in love. Whether you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, Galentine’s Day with your gals, or Palentine’s Day with your friend group, there’s always a reason to cherish your loved ones every single day of the year.
To make your dinner decisions easier, we’ve done the hard part and found six of the most delicious Valentine’s Day meals in South Florida.
III Forks Prime Steakhouse
Chef Tommy Nevill has created an aptly named Sweetheart Menu for Valentine’s Day, available Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15. To start off, take your pick between a III Forks salad or lobster bisque. Surf and turf awaits as the main entrée with two six-ounce filets mignon and two six-ounce cold water lobster tails with whipped potatoes, off-the-cob cream corn, vine-ripened tomatoes and spring onions.
The night winds down with a chocolate ganache cake with decadent chocolate ice cream and housemade chocolate mousse. Pair your dinner with the night’s featured wine selections, including a Conundrum Wine Blend at $15 per glass, $46 per bottle; Justin Cabernet Sauvignon at $19 per glass, $69 per bottle; and Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs at $96 per bottle.
$180; III Forks Prime Steakhouse, Palm Beach Gardens; 3forks.com
Keep your options open this Valentine’s Day with a delicious prix fixe menu from Scusi Trattoria. For $75, start off with an amuse-bouche of calabrian chili aioli, followed by three courses of primi, secondi and dessert options. For an additional $30, add wine pairings to each course for an additional $30. For the primi course, options include, but are not limited to, burrata with chilled arrabbiata, cherry tomatoes, basil and filone; roasted red beet risotto; and Maine lobster salad, with the option of a frecciarossa “margherita” pinot nero rosé.
Secondi options include wood-baked branzino al limone with spinach and mushrooms; pappardelle lamb ragu with mint and fava beans; and an eight-ounce filet mignon marsala with hen of the wood mushrooms, parmesan polenta and rosemary crust, with the option of a chasing lions cabernet sauvignon pairing. Lastly, finish the night with a “molten” red velvet cake budino with fior di latte gelato or panettone flan with gianduja chocolate and tutti fruitti, with a vietti moscato.
Koi Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Lounge/Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi/Yakitori Sake House
The sister restaurants are serving up their iconic a la carte menu for Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re in Palm Beach County or Broward, you don’t want to miss it. On both Feb. 14 and 15, with the purchase of a specialty roll, a selection of sashimi and/or sushi, or an entrée, women will receive a complimentary long-stemmed red rose and every diner will receive a complimentary Godiva chocolate box with four gourmet chocolates.
Favorites on the a la carte menu include, but are not limited to, the Valentine Roll, a heart-shaped roll filled with rice and fresh tuna wrapped in pink soy paper ($15); the Spicy Tuna Caviar Tower, made with chopped tuna and various flavors of tobiko, served with taro chips ($17); the Rocky Mountain Roll, made with shrimp tempura, cream cheese, and cucumber topped with spicy lobster salad with avocado and mango, served with eel sauce ($14); and a Sex on the Beach roll featuring shrimp tempura and spicy tuna, wrapped in sesame soy paper topped with salmon, tuna, avocado and spicy sauce ($16).
Entrées that are sure to impress your special someone (or entire friend group) are the grilled Peking duck with pancakes and homemade hoisin sauce, ($30/half and $58/full); and the signature lobster pad Thai made with a lobster tail with rice noodles, bean sprouts, scallions, egg and ground-roasted peanuts ($27). For dinner and a show, look no further than the 11 hibachi tables. The hibachi menu includes filet mignon ($30); big eye tuna ($28); Scottish salmon, $26; and a new six-ounce Japanese A5 kobe beef which must be ordered 24 hours in advance ($185).
Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi, 5970 SW 18th St. Suite E4, Boca Raton, 561-393-5888, saikoiboca.com; Yakitori Sake House, 271 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, 561-544-0087, yakitoriboca.com; Koi Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Lounge, 1841 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954525-3541, koiftl.com
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
For a menu that caters to your every taste bud, head to 3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa for a four-course prix fixe menu by executive chef Marc Rosen. Highlights include Asian-marinated hanger steak and caramel-roasted, almost boneless half-chicken; oven-roasted halibut and halibut cheeks. For a decadent end to your feast, choose between raspberry chocolate crème brûlée or a strawberry lemon basil cheesecake. Valentine’s Day Dinner begins at 4 p.m.
Indulge in one of South Florida’s most renowned brunch spots for your Valentine’s Day treat. The Italian eatery has several fresh dishes lined up for the special day, including Maine lobster salad with citrus, fennel and apple and a blood orange vinaigrette ($19). Split a Tomahawk Ribeye with your favorite person, grilled over wood with roasted cauliflower steak, roasted garlic and salsa verde with rosemary ($95).
Split the tangy local orange and olive oil cake with zabaglione gelato and strawberries for dessert for a tangy finish.
Enjoy an exclusive, Five-Star Diamond Award-winning dinner this Valentine’s Day at one of Palm Beach County’s most charming historic estates, The Addison. The three-course evening will start at 7:30 p.m. with a rosé champagne and cheese reception, alongside live entertainment and full open bar. Dinner begins at 8:15 p.m. and starts with a fresh heirloom and burrata salad. Course No. 2 appeases every palate with a mouthwatering surf and turf duo of filet mignon and garlic butter shrimp, served with artichoke and sun-dried tomato risotto and haricot vert. The meal ends on a sweet note with salted caramel chocolate soufflé with fresh berries.
The Addison, Boca Raton; $225; addisonvday.eventbrite.com