Valentine’s Day Specials at South Florida’s Hottest Restaurants

Bazi, a Miami Beach eatery known for Chef Michael Pirolo’s bold flavors and exciting Asian-inspired dishes, is offering a five-course prix fixe tasting menu for $75 per person. The Valentine’s Day feast kicks off with Dressed Oysters served with white ponzu, blood orange, and cucumber, followed by Sweet Potato Dumplings, a popular dish with chicken, fermented black beans, and Thai basil. The dinner continues with Shrimp & Crab Udon topped with pea tendrils, ginger, and soy; while the fourth course offers a choice of Miso Marinated Grouper with bok choy & sake burre blanc or Grass-Fed New York Strip Steak with miso butter & maitake mushrooms. Cap off the evening with a sumptuous Molten Chocolate Bowl prepared with passion fruit and Thai basil anglaise. Bazi is located at The Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6 PM; the bar is open nightly at 5 PM. For reservations, please call (305) 695-0101 or visit www.bazimiami.com

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, Lincoln Road’s upscale Northern Italian eatery will offer several dinner specials this Valentine’s Day, including Carpaccio di Tonno – tuna carpaccio with avocado sauce, lemon dressing, baby watercress, and radish salad ($26). Entrée selections feature Polenta ai Funghi con Tartufo – creamy truffle polenta with mix mushrooms, truffle sauce, and 2 grams of fresh black truffle shavings ($37); Gnocchi Pesto E Gamberi – white gnocchi with pesto, pine nuts, and shrimp ($27); Turbot con Vongole e Caviale  – pan-fried turbot with manila clams, watercress fumet broth, and 3 grams of Calvisius caviar ($47); and Costate Di Agnello con Salsa ai Funghi – rack of lamb with beech mushroom sauce ($49). Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road. For reservations, please call (305) 531-4833 or visit www.quattromiami.com

Meat Market, Lincoln Road’s sizzling hot steakhouse, is getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with some special touches, including a rose giveaway for the ladies as they walk through the door and delectable MM chocolates for couples at the end of their meal. The restaurant will be offering their regular lunch and dinner menu save for a few romantic additions, such as “His & Hers” specialty cocktails ($14) and Lanson Pink Rose Champagne ($75) to mark the occasion. Lunch ends at 3:30 PM and dinner begins at 6 PM. Valentine’s Day specials will also be available at Meat Market Palm Beach. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. For reservations, please call (305) 532-0088 or book online at www.opentable.com/meat-market. Meat Market Palm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place. For reservations, please call (561) 354-9800 or book online at www.opentable.com/meat-market-palm-beach

Kuro, the renowned Japanese restaurant located inside the AAA Four-Diamond rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, intends to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with a variety of specials showcasing unique ingredients and harmonious flavors. Offered during dinner service Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14, the holiday specials include Seared Scallops with daikon Nanban sauce and wasabi salsa ($36); Stone Crab Claws chilled with sauces or tempura with karashi su miso and shiso aioli ($25-45 / 2pc); Tuna Tartar with avocado and caviar ($28); and Chocolate Covered Strawberry comprised of chocolate mousse, strawberry mousse, strawberry glacage, yuzu gelee, kinako marshmallow, and brownie ($14). Kuro is located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at One Seminole Way in Hollywood, Florida. Dinner is served Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. For reservations, please call (954) 585-5333 or book online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com

The Dutch, an award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini’s roots-inspired American restaurant, is pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day with a three-course prix fixe menu designed with couples in mind. Priced at $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the dinner comes with a complimentary glass of champagne and features a variety of creative dishes and desserts. Menu follows: APPETIZERS (choice of) Baby Kale SaladBailey Hazen Cheese, Radish, Brown Butter Yellowtail Crudo Spicy Watermelon, Jalapeño Lobster SaladVadouvan Curry, Mango, Cashews, Coconut Foie Gras Duck Terrine Mustard, Pickles, Warm BriocheSteak Tartare Quail Egg, Grilled Bread, Truffle Vinaigrette SECONDS (choice of) Sweet Corn Mezzaluna Green Onions, Hen of the Woods, Truffle Seared Scallop

Squash, Berkshire Pork Belly, Cider Jus Florida Red Snapper Warm Farro Salad, Heirloom Tomato, Clams Baharat Spiced Chicken Biryani Coriander, Cauliflower Bone-In Manhattan Steak Duck Fat Fried Rustic Potatoes[$5 Supplement] DESSERT COURSE (choice of one per couple) Gripper’s Chocolate GrailChocolate & Passion Fruit, Caramelized Banana, MeringueBourbon Bread Pudding Candied Pecans, Vanilla Ice Cream, Dulce De Leche DonutsThe Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 938-3111 or booking online at www.opentable.com/the-dutch-miami

BLT Prime, the famed steakhouse at the iconic Trump National Doral Miami, will serve a special three-course Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu priced at $65 (excluding tax and gratuity). In addition to the prix fixe dinner offerings, couples will have the option of selecting The Perfect Match ($42), pairing each course with a choice of specialty cocktail or wine. Dinner menu follows: WELCOME COCKTAIL (Choice of) Love Potion #5 Smoked Negroni APPETIZER (Choice of) Tempura Wild Fire Island Oysters Cilantro Purée, Chili Lime Dust Roero Arneis, Michele Chiarlo, Italy 2014 Beef Carpaccio Minus 8 Vinaigrette, Truffles, Parmesan Shavings Pinot Noir, Lyric by Etude, Santa Barbara, CA 2014 MAIN COURSE (Choice of) Alaskan Halibut Forbidden Rice, Crispy Leeks, Blood Orange Gastrique Sauvignon Blanc, Cakebread, Napa Valley, CA 2014 Duo of Beef (Beef Cheeks, Rib Eye) Blistered Tomatoes, Merlot Reduction Meritage, Lock & Key North Coast, CA 2012 SIDE (Choice of) White Asparagus Crispy Prosciutto, Garlic Chips Golden Potatoes Red Pepper Pesto, Toasted Cashews DESSERT (Choice of) Crème Brulée White Chocolate, Cardamom Sugar Moet & Chandon KIR Royal Red Velvet Cake Chambord Icing, Toasted Pistachios Fonseca Bin #27 Port BLT Prime is located at The Trump National Doral Miami at 4400 NW 87th Avenue in Doral. Valet parking is available. For reservations, please call (305) 591-6606 or visit www.e2hospitality.com/blt-prime-miami.

 

Zulma Torres

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