Valentine’s Day Event Guide
VICTOR MANUELLE PERFORMS LIVE
February 14 at 9 p.m.
Salsa superstar Victor Manuelle, will perform live at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Entertainment Dome. Dance the night away to such hits as Ella Lo Que Quiere Es Salsa, Como Se Lo Explico Al Corazón, El Tonto Que Nunca Olvido and many more. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 9. Premium seating is $90, and limited VIP seating is $125. Both ticket prices include an exquisite three-course dinner, complete with Lollo Rosso Salad, Chicken Oscar and Strawberry Mousse, along with $10 free play. Miccosukee Resort & Gaming will also be offering specials on room rates, childcare services and beverages. Purchase your tickets online.
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
500 S.W. 177th Avenue, Miami
A VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT
February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a selection of classical and popular pieces performed by the Alhambra String Quartet. This Valentine’s Day Concert is part of Coral Gables Museum’s Music Series made possible by Steinway Pianos. Cost is $20 for Museum members and $30 for non-members. Limited seating.
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
VALENTINE’S DAY AT TUYO
Tuyo’s exquisite cuisine and stunning views guarantee a memorable Valentine’s Day with your special someone. Enjoy an enticing prix-fixe menu created by James Beard Award-winning Chef Norman Van Aken. Tuyo is the crown-jewel restaurant at Miami Dade College’s Miami Culinary Institute. Make your reservations now for an unforgettable evening.
415 N.E. 2nd Ave. Downtown Miami
14TH ANNUAL “MOONLIGHT & MUSIC” VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT
February 14 at 8 p.m.
Celebrate your love at a romantic, outdoor concert under the stars and overlooking Biscayne Bay at the beautiful Deering Estate at Cutler. The 14th annual “Moonlight & Music” Valentine’s Day Concert will feature world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter Allan Harris with an opening performance by jazz pianist and singer Ariel Pocock, a University of Miami sophomore. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to enjoy during the concert. Limited refreshments will be available at the Estate for an additional fee. The romantic Valentine’s Day concert kicks-off the 2013 Deering Estate Festival of the Arts (formerly known as the SoBay Festival of the Arts) – a two-week celebration of literary, visual and performance art at the Estate. Tickets for the concert are $20 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online for an additional fee or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office.
Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 S.W. 72nd Avenue, Miami
305-235-1668, Ext. 233 Tickets
VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE FORGE RESTAURANT | WINE BAR
Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso will prepare an exclusive “Love Menu” priced at $75 per person for Valentine’s Day. The menu features some of The Forge’s signature dishes, including Maine Lobster Thermidor and Oak Grilled Filet Mignon with Tomato Porcini Sauce. Select individual dishes or shared plates for couples. An a-la-carte menu will also be available.
The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar
432 41st Street, Miami Beach
THE PROPOSAL TABLE AT CECCONI’S MIAMI BEACH
Take a seat at table #107, also known as the “Proposal Table,” and prepare yourself for a romantic night of authentic Italian fare prepared by Executive Chef Sergio Sigala. Cecconi’s tables offer an exceptional view of the restaurant while still being intimate, surrounded by the trees of the outdoor oasis. The restaurant will be keeping its ever-decadent a la carte menu for the most romantic day of the year offering special sharing plates for couples. Enjoy the Spaghetti made with Lobster ($32) or the Black Truffle Pizza made with Goat Cheese ($32). Additional Valentine’s Day specials will include Snapper Crudo, Passion Fruit and crispy Kale, Tagliolini with Caviar and Salmon and Dry aged Rib Eye with roasted vegetables and Morel Sauce.
Cecconi’s Miami Beach
4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
FLORIDA COOKERY SERVES UP LOVE
February 14, with two seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
South Beach’s ultimate “Single Chef” Kris Wessel will prepare a special Valentine’s Day-themed four-course menu, available at two seatings. Start off with a “Love Bite,” a Butter-poached Stone Crab & spicy orange-fried confetti appetizer, followed by silky smooth Florida Oyster stew, fennel froth & Cookery crackers. Choose between two “Commitments” (entrees): This coast’s trapped Lobster, Indian corn bisque, calabaza hash & asparagus or Latin-spiced Tournedos (Filet Mignon), Paradise Farm baby carrots and petit pois with perfect bleu cheese-gold papas soufflé. End your meal with pure “Bliss” and choose between the Sexiest. Chocolate. Fondue. Cake. Ever. or Carambola & Orange Crème Brulée, Brazil nut biscotti & Tupelo honey-bathed orange nibbles. Cost is $70 for the three-course dinner or $125 with a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine; tax and gratuity not included.
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
SPECIAL COCKTAILS AT THE HOXTON
Take a seat in section 600 and enjoy a ride on the “love swing,” especially designed to hold two lovebirds. Enjoy cocktails like the Saint Valentine Cocktail, made with Ketel One Vodka, lime, agave, coconut, pineapple purée and muddled strawberries; or Hoxton Lemonade, made with vodka, fresh squeezed lemon, basil, strawberry and topped with ginger beer; or the more masculine Honey Ryder, made with Bulliet Bourbon, honey, fresh lemon, blackberries and rosemary. All cocktails are $12.
1111 S.W. 1st Avenue, Miami
VALENTINE’S DAY DINING AT HAVEN GASTRO-LOUNGE
Self-proclaimed ‘food pornographer,’ Chef Todd Erickson has whipped up another enticing menu especially for Valentine’s Day. His four-course dinner, paired with Veuve Clicquot, is a perfect accompaniment to HaVen’s intimate environment. Each course will reflect their aptly named theme: first course is Sugar; second course is Spice; third course is Naughty; and the fourth course is Nice. Price is $75 p/p, tax and gratuity not included.
1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
COUPLE’S MENU AT BLOOM WYNWOOD
Executive Chef Ricardo Sauri is crafting a four-course couples sharing menu featuring a mixture of Bloom’s signature Latin and Asian street-food fare, paired with the right amount of romance. Menu items include Lobster Shaken with spicy citrus soy, papaya, peanuts, pepit; Ocean Trout with truffle honey and lemon grass glaze, bok choy, Chinese sausage and coban soy; Washu Rib Eye served with Marisol sauce and parsnip puree; and Chocolate Machu Pichu Cake. Dinner is priced at $55 p/p, plus tax and gratuity.
2751 N. Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District
DIVINE DINING AT TOSCA
February 14, with two seatings at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Begin by choosing a table at Tosca that’s located in the garden with an exceptional view of all parts of the dining room. Then sit back and enjoy tasting items like Fettucine with Mascarpone Cheese tossed tableside in a Parmesan Wheel with fresh Perigold Black Truffles. The prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $245 per couple, offered for two seatings with an exclusive Cabaret show beginning at 8 and 10:30 p.m.
210 23rd Street, Miami Beach
WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM, STAYS IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM…
If a staycation is what you’re looking for, the newly opened Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel is offering an intimate package of unforgettable relaxation this Valentine’s Day. The package includes a two-night stay in a Signature Terrazzo Suite, welcome bottle of Champagne, in-room 60-minute chocolate couples massage, three-course candlelit dinner for two on the balcony with a bottle of Prosecco, and the use of two complimentary Beach Cruiser Bikes for a ride down Ocean Drive. Cost is $789 plus tax.
Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel in South Beach
1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139