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Forget About Mystery Chocolates, Plan Your Valentine's Day Here

January is drawing to an end, which means the holiday everyone loves (or loves to hate) is right around the corner. If you are looking to splurge or seeking a fun, affordable night out, there are many options on The Strip this Valentine’s Day weekend from cooking classes to specialty cocktails and luxurious spa and hotel packages.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS: 

Couple’s Cooking Class: Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente | 310.358.7788 | www.TheLondonWestHollywood.com/Gordon_Ramsay

A special “Valentine’s Day” themed chef’s masterclass on Saturday, Feb. 13, featuring romantic dishes and topped off with a sinfully sweet dessert. Classes instructed by the Michelin-starred culinary team led by Executive Chef Andy Cook. Start with champagne, canapés and a tour of our award-winning kitchen. Then menus are prepared and demonstrated course-by-course. Each dish is served in-the-kitchen as it's completed, accompanied by paired wine chosen by our Sommelier. Price is $450 per couple.

Saint Motel’s Second Annual Zombie Prom at The Roxy Theatre
9008 Sunset Boulevard | 310.278.9457 | www.theroxyonsunset.com

Celebrate the dark side of Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Feb. 13 with Saint Motel’s Zombie Prom. Bloody drink specials and crowning of zombie prom king and queen. Tickets are $10 in advance.

G. Love & Special Sauce at House Of Blues Sunset Strip
8430 Sunset Boulevard | 323.848.5100 | www.hob.com

House of Blues kicks off the weekend of love with funky, sloppy-blues provided by G. Love & Special Sauce on Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets are $22.50, and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show is ages 18 and older.

I [heart] Music Valentine’s Show at Viper Room
8852 Sunset Boulevard | 310.358.1881| www.viperroom.com

High Voltage magazine presents a night featuring Normandie, Mellowdrone and DJ High Voltage on Sunday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. Show is ages 21 and older.

 

DINING:

RH at Andaz
8401 Sunset Boulevard | 323.785.6090 | www.westhollywood.andaz.com

Enjoy a special menu for two designed by Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault and his culinary team. Chef Archambault sets the scene for romance with his Southwestern French cuisine prepared with the finest artisan ingredients. Available Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14. (RH’s standard menu is also available.) The sharing menu includes field mushrooms omelet with country bread; homemade foie gras terrine with plum and mission fig chutney; Lompoc Farm leeks vinaigrette with black truffle, goat cheese, Applewood bacon; seared diver scallops, orange braised endive, cilantro seeds; roasted duck breast, red cabbage, apple, Syrah wine sauce; cheese plate featuring Cowgirl Creamery Crottin and Tome D’Aquitaine; Dillon rum baba jar, whipped cream; roasted Kingsburg Farm apple, cinnamon puff pastry with vanilla ice cream; coffee or tea and candied walnuts. The sharing menu for two is $120 per couple excluding tax and gratuity.

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente | 310.358.7788 | www.TheLondonWestHollywood.com/Gordon_Ramsay

Offering two seatings for Valentine’s Day dining in the main dining room. Early seating from 5 – 7:30 p.m. includes a five-course menu for $250 per couple. The late seating from 8 – 10:30 p.m. includes a seven-course menu for $350 per couple.

The London West Hollywood Special Valentine’s Day Dining Experiences
1020 N. San Vicente | 310.358.7788 | www.TheLondonWestHollywood.com/Gordon_Ramsay

Enjoy a three-course menu with bottle of champagne served in one of the hotel’s rooftop poolside cabanas overlooking the city. $350 per couple. Or, enjoy the “Engagement” Rooms package, featuring a customized Chef’s Tasting Menu with optional wine pairing for $1,000 per couple. The meal is served within one of the restaurant’s intimate private dining rooms.

Cabo Cantina
8301 Sunset Boulevard | 323.822.7820

Inviting singles, groups and couples to share in the love this Valentine’s Day. Offering bottomless mimosas and bloody marys until 3 p.m. All drinks are two-for-one prices during our famous happy hour from 4 – 8 p.m.

The Sunset Trocadero Lounge
8280 Sunset Boulevard | 323.656.7161

Our intimate lounge is illuminated with amber candlelight and an upscale-casual atmosphere that is reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour. We invite our early guests to enjoy happy hour from 6-8 p.m., featuring half-priced appetizers and drinks, including specialty martinis and champagne! We will serve our full dinner and drink menu until 2 a.m. Reservations are recommended but are not required.

Restaurant at Sunset Marquis
1200 Alta Loma Road | 310.358.3759 | www.sunsetmarquis.com

Four-course dinner with amuse bouche, black truffle infused Maui onion and beet soup, grilled filet of Branzino, choice of dry-aged Black Angus filet mignon crusted with porcini mushroom and pomme maxim’s in a Cabernet reduction or trio of langoustine, spiny lobster and fresh water prawn with sweet and sour long rice noodles and grilled baby vegetables, and dark and white chocolate heart with pomegranate cream for dessert. Price is $165 per couple, and expert wine parings available for $25 per person.

BLT Steak
8720 Sunset Boulevard | 310.360.1950 | www.bltsteak.com

Presenting a special multi-course menu Valentine’s Day weekend (Friday-Sunday) for $70 per person. Special menu includes complimentary sparkling wine and a special petit four.

Mirabelle
8768 Sunset Boulevard | 310.659.6022 | www.mirabelleonsunset.com

Mirabelle is offering a three-course, prix fixe Valentine's Day menu, $75 per guest.

The Hamlet
9201 Sunset Blvd. | 310-278-4924 | www.hamburgerhamlet.com

Make reservations at The Hamlet for Valentine’s Day and receive complimentary roses. A special menu is also available.

Katana
8439 Sunset Boulevard | 323.650.8585 | www.katanarobata.com

Katana will be open 5 - 11.30 p.m. on Feb. 14. Enjoy our regular menu or a special set five-course menu including dessert and a glass of champagne for $120 per couple. Katana will also serve various Valentine’s Day specials on our regular menu and select Valentine cocktails.

Talesai
9043 Sunset Boulevard | 310.275.9724 | www.talesai.com

Four-course dinner featuring decadent and sensual dishes. The price is $60 per guest, which includes champagne. Visit the website for menu details.

The Den
8226 Sunset Boulevard | 323.656.0336 | www.thedenofhollywood.com

The Den of Hollywood offers a special three-course menu for Valentine’s Day, including a choice of salad, entrée and dessert. Entrees include slow roasted prime rib, sautéed spaghetti squash with smoked tomatoes, rainbow chard, roasted cauliflower and pine nuts; poached chicken breast with tarragon sauce, asparagus, brussels sprouts, leeks and turnips; grilled lamb rack with saffron rice, olives, dates, oranges and almonds; or seared scallops with Madeira sauce, baby artichokes, mushrooms and fingerling potatoes. The dinner is $35 per person.

The Standard
8300 Sunset Boulevard | 323.822.3131 | www.standardhotels.com/hwood

A three-course dinner featuring your choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert for $35 per person. Add a wine pairing for each course for $20. Selections include hearts salad or shrimp tempura roll; fennel-crusted grilled salmon or chicken saltimbocca; and Italian banana split or vanilla mascarpone custard.

 

SPECIALTY COCKTAILS: 

RH at Andaz
8401 Sunset Boulevard | 323.785.6090 | www.westhollywood.andaz.com

The “Berry In Love Cocktail” is composed of muddled raspberries, rosewater, St. Germain, vodka, pineapple juice – shaken and strained into a martini glass and topped with soda. A selection of alluring champagnes such as Philipponnat “Royale Reserve” and Roederer Estate “Rosato” are also available during Valentine’s weekend. Enjoy them with that special someone at the RH bar with chocolate truffles and macaroons.

BLT Steak
8720 Sunset Boulevard | 310.360.1950 | www.bltsteak.com

Enjoy a decadent treat: Valhrona chocolate milkshake with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. $ 9

 

HOTEL PACKAGES:

“Retreat for Busy Parents” at Sunset Marquis
1200 Alta Loma Road | 800.858.9758 | www.sunsetmarquis.com

Package includes professional babysitting for four hours for two children, breakfast in bed, an arrangement of dozen roses, two welcome drinks, VIP access to Bar 1200 and a stay in one of our luxurious new one bedroom villas nestled in Sunset Marquis gardens. The offer is available Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb. 12-14 nights starting at $585. Add a couple's massage at SPA for an additional $200.

“Love Goes Around” at Andaz West Hollywood
8401 Sunset Boulevard | 323.656.1234 | www.westhollywood.andaz.com

Let Andaz West Hollywood provide a lovely setting with special surprises and amenities. Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14 is the perfect weekend for Love Goes Around. Includes Andaz king guest room accommodation for two for one night; California sparkling rose wine with market fresh berries and Valrhona chocolates upon check-in; breakfast for two; and $100 hotel credit, guests’ choice to use perhaps toward couples massage on the pool deck or a romantic Valentine’s dinner at RH. Price starts at $265 per night, taxes and gratuities are not included.

“From London With Love” at The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente | 866.282.4560 | www.TheLondonWestHollywood.com

British sophistication combines with classic Hollywood romance for the perfect retreat. Enjoy a sumptuous suite, decadent treats and your choice of breakfast in bed or within our new Boxwood Café. Package includes luxurious suite accommodations; romantic welcome amenity of champagne and specialty chocolates, bath basket and rose petals; continental breakfast for two in Boxwood Café or “breakfast in bed” via room service; and a late check-out. This package is priced from $389 per night, based on double occupancy.

“All You Need is Love (We Provide the Rest)” at The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente | 866.282.4560 | www.TheLondonWestHollywood.com

This Valentine’s Day, the sky’s the limit – literally – with a delectable dinner in one of our rooftop pool deck Cabanas, overlooking the city skylines. Package includes luxurious suite accommodations; romantic welcome amenity of champagne and specialty chocolates, bath basket and rose petals; Valentine’s Day Dinner within one of the hotel’s poolside Cabanas overlooking panoramic views of the city (includes three-course meal and bottle of champagne); continental breakfast for two in Boxwood Café or “breakfast in bed” via room service; and late check-out. This package is priced from $939 per night, based on double occupancy.

“Champagne Package” at Mondrian
8440 Sunset Boulevard | 800.606.6090 | www.mondrianhotel.com

Mondrian is offering a special package throughout the month of February, which includes a $50 hotel credit and complimentary bottle of champagne. Rates from $295. Call 800.606.6090 for reservations or book online and use promo code PKVALT.

 

SPA PACKAGES:

“Perfect Pair” at Agua Spa
8449 Sunset Boulevard | 323 848 6070 | www.mondrianhotel.com

Treat yourself to the "Perfect Pair" package, which includes two luxurious treatments: a 60 minute Agua Massage and 60 minute Agua Facial. The package is $275 per person.

 

Photo: Berry In Love cocktail at RH bar

-- C. Kemp

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