Haute Valentine’s Day Plans To Make Her (or His) Heart Pitter Pat

Love is in the air.  Blue skies and romantic vibes are everywhere. If you put Valentine’s Day planning off until the last minute, not to worry!  Whatever your V.Day mission may be this year – from a romantic dinner to a surprise from Tiffany & Co to a special day outside of the City – we’ve got you covered. Haute Living presents Valentine’s Day options to make her (or his) heart pitter pat. 

AmericanoRestaurant name: Americano at Hotel Vitale

Availability/hours: There will be two seatings at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Valentine’s DayThursday, February 14th

Cost: $65 per person with optional wine pairings for $35 per person.

For Reservations: 415-278-3777 or www.americanorestaurant.com

Executive Chef Kory Stewart of Americano restaurant at Hotel Vitale is offering a memorable dinner menu this Valentine’s Day.  Menu selections include: Poached Oyster with Finger Lime; Late Winter Vegetable Salad; Steamed Black Cod with Roasted Cauliflower, Uni Gribiche and Caviar Butter; Swiss Chard Wrapped Lamb Loin with Crispy Shoulder “Hash Cake” Roasted Yellowfin Potatoes, Smoked Onion Soubise, Black Trumpet Mushrooms and Green Harissa; and for dessert, Milk Chocolate Budino

ExteriorNight_v3Hotel Name: The St. Regis San Francisco

Availability:   Accommodation packages available throughout February.  “As You Wish” cocktail at Ame from February 10 – 17.

Cost: Valentine’s Day Package starts at $1,750.  Champagne Flight is $45.  Remède Spa is 90 minutes for $480 and 60 minutes for $330.

For Accommodations: 415-284-4117 or www.stregissanfrancisco.com

For Reservations to Ame: 415-284-4040 or www.amerestaurant.com

For Remède Spa: 415-284-4060 or email remedespasf@stregis.com

Treat your significant other to a very special Valentine’s Day at one of the best addresses in the world, The St. Regis San Francisco: “A Toast to Love” Valentine’s Day Package – To set the mood just right, celebrate Valentine’s Day with overnight accommodations in a luxurious Metropolitan Suite at The St. Regis San Francisco featuring the signature St. Regis Butler Service.  Bespoke Bubbles – Celebrate a toast to love with your sweetie or cheers with fellow singletons courtesy of the signature St. Regis San Francisco Champagne Flight served in the St. Regis Lobby Bar from 4-6pm. Relaxation and Romance at Remède Spa – Treat your Valentine and yourself to an indulgent Remède Customized Massage to be enjoyed side-by-side in your own couples’ treatment room at San Francisco’s only Forbes Four Star-rated spa.  Following your treatment, enjoy champagne, truffles, and a dip in the hotel’s pristine indoor infinity pool with glorious views of San Francisco. Ame, The St. Regis San Francisco’s celebrated Michelin-starred restaurant, will showcase refined New American cuisine with a blending of flavors from southern France, northern Italy and Japan. Chef Hiro Sone has created spectacular seasonal prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu that will allow guests to partake in a culinary adventure. Additionally, Ame will offer a Valentine’s Day cocktail – “As You Wish” from February 10 – 17, exclusively available at Ame and in the newly revamped Lobby Bar.

Boudin BistroRestaurant name: Bistro Boudin

Availability/hours: Thursday, February 14, 2013

For Reservations: http://www.bistroboudin.com/  or 415.351.5561

Executive Chef Misael Reyes will offer memorable Valentine’s Day specials – Avocado Wrapped Dungeness Crab in a Light Chili Sauce with Hand Made Yucca Chips; Cannelloni of Red Wine Braised Shortrib, Fromage Blanc & Spinach with Roasted Porcini & Cauliflower; and for dessert: Heart Shaped Sourdough Beignets with Vanilla Ice Cream, House Made Caramel Sauce, House Made Chocolate Sauce, Fresh Whipped Cream and Berries. Bistro Boudin will also offer heart shaped sourdough bread for each table, as well as their signature Valentine’s Day cocktail, the Valentini.

HakkasanRestaurant Name: Hakkasan San Francisco

Availability/Hours: Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 from 5:30 p.m. -11:00 p.m.

Cost: $98 per person (with an option for wine pairing for an additional fee)

For Reservations: 415-829-8148 or reservations@hakkasansf.com

San Francisco sexiest haute spot will be offering a seven-course pre-fixe menu for $98 per person (with an option for wine pairing for an additional fee.) The menu will feature a unique take on modern Chinese, highlighting dishes that have been specifically designed for the San Francisco restaurant, sitting alongside Hakkasan classics

Epic RoasthouseRestaurant name: EPIC Roasthouse

Availability/Hours: Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013 – 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $85 plus additional wine pairing for $55

For Reservations: 415-369-9955 or reservations@epicroasthouse.com

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef Jan Birnbaum will offer an exceptional three-course, prix-fixe menu for $85 per person with champagne pairings for additional $55, which includes exclusive wine selections. A festive “Cupid’s Vixen” cocktail will also be available. Located on the scenic Embarcadero in San Francisco, EPIC Roasthouse offers an experience beyond the traditional steak house with panoramic views of the bay and is the perfect location to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that someone special.

WaterbarRestaurant Name: Waterbar

Availability/Hours:  Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013 – 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Cost: $75


Waterbar presents elegant dishes with the freshest sustainable seafood available and offers an exquisite backdrop of the Bay Bridge for an ideal romantic evening. To celebrate with the one you love, Executive Chef Parke Ulrich will offer Waterbar guests a special Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu with Waterbar’s delectable offerings.

prospectRestaurant Name: Prospect

Availability/Hours: Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cost: A la carte pricing

For Reservations: 415-247-7760

Prospect, one of San Francisco’s favorite seasonally- inspired, contemporary Californian restaurants, will offer their regular a la carte menu on Valentine’s Day, with some added aphrodisiac dishes including their specially-sourced Taylor Shellfish Farms Shigoku Oysters Classic Cocktail Sauce, Champagne Mignonette, Meyer Lemon and Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Poached Suckle Pear, Huckleberry Sauce and Walnut Ice Cream. Table 33 is especially romantic; sit side by side with your date while enjoying great views from the large windows.


Hotel Name: Clift

Availability/hours: Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013

Cost:  $75 per person; $200 dinner for two both bottle of Moet Chandon Imperial

A special 4-course Valentine’s Day menu in Velvet Room (with dishes like a Dungeness Crab stuffed Petrale Sole with a Carrot Ginger Emulsion, Japonica Rice, Crispy Shallot, and  Micro Shiso) for $75 per person. In addition they will also be offering a package deal including dinner for 2 with a bottle of Moet Chandon Imperial for $200.

MomosRestaurant Name: MoMo’s

Availability/hours: February 14 – 15, 2013

Cost: Regular dining menu, complimentary Valentine’s special through reservation service

For Reservations: 415-227-8660

At MoMo’s, “Paulie’s got your back.”  On Thursday, February 14, Paulie will take care of the roses, chocolate and champagne for all couples coming in for dinner on Valentine’s Day.  And he’ll do the same on Friday, February 15th, too, for any beaus who forgot Valentine’s Day and need a set of doghouse keys — or for those who are juggling sweethearts and want to celebrate with two different Valentines two nights in a row.

Tiffany & CoDestination Name: Westfield Valley Fair

For More Information: (408) 248-4451

Boasting Silicon Valley’s most extensive collection of luxury retail and unique first-to-market stores, Westfield Valley Fair is the ideal Valentine’s Day shopping destination with highly-sought after brands like Tiffany & Co., TAG Heuer, Louis Vuitton and Tory Burch all conveniently located in “Lover’s Lane” – or the west wing of the shopping center.

The Napa Valley alone is one of the most romantic settings for a Valentine’s Day celebration, but the personal service offered at any of these restaurant and wineries will bring romance to the next level.

PlumpjackWinery Name: PlumpJack Winery

Cost:  $98.00 per bottle

To Purchase:  http://store.plumpjackwinery.com

On Valentine’s Day, woo your one true love with a bottle of 2010 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon while reciting your knowledge of Shakespeare. PlumpJack was Queen Elizabeth’s endearing nickname for the rotund Jack Falstaff of Shakespeare’s Henry IV. After a bottle of this tantalizing wine, maybe your date will come up with a cute nickname for you too.

CadeWinery Name: CADE Winery, Angwin, CA

Cost:  $80.00 per bottle

To Purchase:  http://store.cadewinery.com

The 2009 CADE Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon delivers enticing hints of chocolate, mint, currant, and vanilla, the perfect tantalizing combination to seduce your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. In addition, your admirer will appreciate knowing that CADE winery has made a commitment to organic farming, ensuring that sustainable practices are adhered to per their LEED Gold Certification.

EhlersWinery Name: Ehlers Estate, St. Helena CA

Cost:  “1886” Cabernet Sauvignon alone is $95.00, “1886” Cabernet Sauvignon with La Forêt’s Abiano Dark Chocolate as a gift is $115.  Chocolate & Wine Pairing at Ehlers Estate is $50 per person (or $35 for wine club members).

For More Information: http://www.ehlersestate.com/ChocolatePairing

Ehlers Estate’s “1886” Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful wine for gifting not only because one hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the wine supports cardiovascular research, which is perfect for the month of February as its American Heart Month, but because the ‘E’ in the Ehlers logo on the bottle represents a heart!

For Valentine’s Day, take advantage of Ehlers year-round Chocolate & Wine Pairing, which features confections from La Forêt created by Wendy Sherwood, the previous principal chocolatier for The French Laundry, and gift the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon “1886” with LaForêt’s Abiano Dark Chocolate. The “1886” is Ehlers Estate’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, with soft and silky tannins and hints of black cherries, violets, cinnamon and toffee, layered with ripe red fruit and chocolate cherries, which is perfectly paired with La Forêt’s Abiano, an intense dark chocolate covered with deep black soft ganache and a crunch of cocoa nibs. La Forêt has worked with Ehlers Estate winemaker Kevin Morrisey to create perfect pairings that are available daily at the Ehlers tasting room.

pine-ridge-outsideWinery Name: Pine Ridge Vineyards, Napa, CA

Cost: $95 per person

Availability/Hours: Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

For Reservations: 800-575-9777 or concierge@pineridgewine.com

This Valentine’s Day Pine Ridge Vineyards Winery is offering a “Bring Your Sweetheart” 2-for-1 special on two seatings of their 5×5 Tasting. Treat your loved one to an exceptional gourmet food and wine pairing, held in Pine Ridge’s Cellar 47, a serene and intimate space in the winery’s cave. The 5×5 Tasting is an exquisite food and wine experience where guests can savor five wines – a reflection of five estate-owned appellation vineyards in the Napa Valley – paired exclusively with five gourmet samplings designed by Winery Chef Janet Sheehan. This Valentine’s Day special is a unique opportunity, as the 5×5 tasting is only available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the winter season.

FarmRestaurant Name: FARM at The Carneros Inn, Napa, CA

Availability/Hours: Wine Country Romance Package – Entire month of February.  Tasting Menu – Thursday, February 14, 2013. 

Cost: Wine Country Romance Package – Rates start at $475 + $100 dining credit.  Tasting Menu – $150 per person, $285 with wine pairings.

For Reservations:  TheCarnerosInn.com or 707-299-4880

Spoil your special someone with a spectacular 7-course dinner at FARM (a Haute Living Fave!) at The Carneros Inn available Thursday, February 14 only. The tasting menu is $150 per person; or $285 per person with wine pairings.

La ToqueRestaurant Name: La Toque at The Westin Verasa Napa

Availability/hours: Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $98 with wine pairing for an additional $62

For Reservations:  Reservations are required and can be made with Megan at 707-257-5157

On Valentine’s Day, La Toque, The Westin Verasa Napa’s Michelin Star restaurant, is offering a special prix fixe menu with extraordinary selections. 

Spoonbar at H2Restaurant Name: Spoonbar at h2hotel

Availability/hours: Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 – 17, 2013

Cost: $85 prix fixe menu

For Reservations: 707-433-7222

Executive Chef Louis Maldonado will help celebrate your romance on 3 nights at Spoonbar with a two unique Valentine’s Day menus served February 14-17 in addition to the a la carte menus from February 15-17.  Start your evening with a sparkling Kir Royal and savor your way through eight deliciously decadent courses ending in a sweet gift to take home. Of special note is the full eight course Valentine’s Day vegetarian menu option—this certainly will please the one in your life who loves you as much as their leafy greens.   

Dry Creek KitchenRestaurant Name: Dry Creek Kitchen at Hotel Healdsburg

Availability/hours: February 14 – 17 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $99 per person, optional wine pairing for $178 per person

For Reservations: 707-431-0330

Executive Chef Dustin Valette enchants the evening with a six course Gala Dinner menu, which will be served on February 14 as well as through February 17. The Gala menu is priced at $99 per person with a wine pairing option priced at $178. Dinner will be served from 5:00pm-9:30pm.  

Long Meadow RanchRestaurant Name: Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead

Availability/hours: Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cost:  $55 per person or $75 with wine pairings

For Reservations:  707-963-9181 or www.longmeadowranch.com.  Limited seating available.

In celebration of the holiday of love, Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead invites guests to treat their sweetheart to a special evening at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch on Thursday, February 14, featuring Executive Chef Stephen Barber’s special four-course farm-to-table dinner menu, great wine and excellent cocktails!  Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch will offer a delicious farm-to-table pre fixe menu, with highlights including : Miyagi oysters on ice with meyer lemon granite and American caviar; Dungeness crab salad with blood orange and shaved fennel; and LMR New York strip steak with chanterelle mushrooms, brussels sprouts and roasted bone marrow (for full pre-fixe menu, please see below). In addition to the pre fixe menu, guests also have the option of dining from the regular Farmstead menu.

For those traveling to the East Bay for the special occasion, romantic DINNERS and city views await.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza and Five Restaurant - Berkeley, CARestaurant Name: Five Restaurant

Availability/hours: Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013 through February 17, 2013

Cost:  $65 per person

FIVE is offering “Journey to Indulgence”, a four-course dinner menu including Steelhead Salmon with ruby red beet love, horseradish fennel royale, and caramelized cauliflower hearts, Wild Mushroom Tortellini with sonoma co. mushrooms, bellweather ricotta, porcini gravy, andRaspberry Meringue with passion fruit sorbet and berry simple syrup.  Guests can choose Hotel Shattuck Plaza’s “How Suite It Is To Be Loved By You” package that includes the prix-fixe dinner for two at FIVE, a one-night stay in one of the hotel suites and guaranteed late checkout at 3 p.m. Full details and prices are below. Let us know if you have any questions, and we also have images by request.

OlivetoRestaurant: Oliveto 

Availability/hours: Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013

Cost:  $95 per person

Reservations: Recommended and can be made by calling 510-547-5356 or visiting Oliveto.com

Valentine’s Day at Oliveto offers a romantic five course prix fixe menu with dishes especially created by Chef Jonah Rhodehamel. Guests can select dishes such as Carpaccio of Piedmontese Beef Filet with Perigord truffles, Pan-roasted Liberty Farms Duck Breast with potato-duck leg hash and Butter-poached Maine lobster with celeriac purée, green apples, and young celery rémoulade. The prix fixe menu is $95 per guest plus tax and an 18% service charge. Wine pairings will be available for an additional charge. Corkage is $25.

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