South Coast Plaza: Valentine’s Dining

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South Coast Plaza: Valentine’s Dining

Valentine’s Day will be a busy day at most places, the mall included. Early reservations are advisable. Here are a list of restaurants with special Valentine’s offerings.

Hamamori Restaurant and Sushi Bar: 5:00-9:00p.m.
(714) 850-0880

Hamamori will offer a special appetizer menu as well as a nine-course prix fixe menu this Valentine’s Day. Appetizer selections include Ishiyaki Wagyu beef, miso marinated lamb chops, seared scallops with black truffle, Kumamoto oysters, abalone and more. The prix fixe menus include live spot prawn carpaccio with uni & caviar, Hokkaido scallop, grilled king crab, Maine lobster in miso creamy miso broth, foie gras steak, sushi gems, grilled Chilean sea bass, chocolate mousse and choice of Australian or Japanese Wagyu steak.

$125 per person nine-courses with Australian Wagyu
$150 per person nine-courses with Japanese Wagyu
Appetizers priced per selection

Leatherby’s Café Rouge: 5:00-8:30p.m.
(714) 429-7640

Leatherby’s offers a three or four course menu on Valentine’s Day.  Choices include hamachi crudo, John Dory with pickled kumquat, coffee-rubbed beef tenderloin, truffle gnocchi and a special Patina dessert. A fourth course supplement choice of lobster “paella” or seared Hudson Valley foie gras can be added.

Three-courses $65 per person
Four-courses $80 per person
(tax and gratuity not included; menu subject to change)
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Mezzet Mediterranean Cuisine: 11:00-9:00p.m.
(714) 540-3365

Enjoy the fresh, vibrant flavors of the  Mediterranean this Valentine’s Day at Mezzet. In addition to the a la carte menu, a special four-course menu will be available. Begin with an appetizer sampler followed by an arugula salad. Entrée choices include chicken scaloppini or grilled salmon. For dessert, a decadent heart-shaped chocolate cake with coffee will be served. Two glasses of champagne and a red rose for the ladies will also be part of the prix-fixe menu.

$55 per person
Á la carte prices vary per selection
(exclusive of tax and gratuity)

Morton’s The Steakhouse: Feb. 10-14, 2017
(714) 444-4834

Dine at Morton’s all weekend and savor a steak and lobster menu featuring a prime steak and a cold-water lobster tail with drawn butter for only $56. The full menu will be also available à la carte.

$56 per person for steak & lobster
à la carte prices vary per selection
(exclusive of tax and gratuity)

Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine
Feb. 12-14, 2017 5:30-9:30p.m. – (714) 436-1010

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s dinner at Royal Khyber. Choose from mulligatawny soup, tandoori mint chicken or Khyber’s gourmet salad for the first course; followed by an entrée selection of Khyber Nectar, mahi noorani, butter chicken, pepper chicken chetinad or Bengali mustard fish. For dessert, indulge in lychee panna-cotta, mango cream brulee, rice pudding w/ shaved dark chocolate or gulab jamun. The full à la dinner menu with vegetarian options will also be available.

$39 per person for the three-course prix fixe
Á la carte prices vary per selection
(exclusive of tax and gratuity)

Seasons 52: Feb. 12-13, 2017 11:00a.m.-10:00p.m.
(714) 437-5252

Join Season’s 52 for an early Valentine’s Day celebration with a four-course dinner for two.For your first course select a signature flatbread to share. Choose from roasted Roma tomato, garlic pesto chicken, blackened steak & blue cheese or all-natural pepperoni. Next, each guest will have a choice of salad followed by a choice of entrée. Main course selections include cedar plank-roasted salmon, wood-grilled filet mignon, southern style shrimp & grits, wood-grilled pork tenderloin and all-natural roasted half chicken. Pick any two mini indulgences for dessert such as raspberry chocolate chip cannoli or Belgian chocolate s’more. For those who wish to enhance their experience, a selection of perfectly paired wines will be specially priced at $7 a glass. The full à la carte menu will also be available for lunch and dinner on the specified dates. Please note, the prix fixe menu will not be available on Valentine’s Day, February 14th . However, Season’s 52 will be open during normal business hours and offering its a la carte seasonal menus.

$60 per couple for the four-course prix fixe
À la carte prices vary per selection
(exclusive of tax and gratuity)

Vaca 11:00a.m.-2:30p.m. and 5:00p.m.-10:30p.m.
(714) 463-6060

The full à la carte menu will be offered along with specials created by award-winning Chef Amar Santana, including Hudson Valley foie gras terrine, bone marrow stuffed vol-au-vent with fresh black truffles, oysters with rosé champagne mignonette, paella with scallops, seafood stuffed squid ink canelon and  peanut chocolate crunch with rum raisin ice cream for dessert.

Prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
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If your loved one and you are not feeling like doing a dinner and just want to head straight to dessert, these spots may have something in store for you:

Antonello Espresso Cafe
Boudin | SF
Champagne French Bakery Cafe
Godiva Chocolatier
Pacific Whey Cafe
See’s Candies
Starbucks Reserve Coffee

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