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LaMuse Café’s gold lobster


5 Valentine’s Day Dates To Remember

By Michael Muzquiz

Photo courtesy of LaMuse Café


Spark up the romance at supper!

Romantic Splurge
We’ve heard of culinary excess before, but the newest offering at LaMuse Café takes the top prize. On Valentine’s Day, the restaurant is introducing its $5,000 gold lobster. The hefty check also gets diners a limited-edition “Love is the Only Way” sculpture by artist Lina Condes and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 786.220.8600

Where’s the Beef?
At The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill, it’s everywhere. The restaurant’s $75 prix-fixe dinner menu for two includes two options: a 16-ounce USDA prime dry-aged ribeye, lobster tail and a bottle of Meiomi pinot noir, or assorted pierogies to start, a 16-ounce USDA prime dry-aged ribeye, lobster tail and chocolate lava cake for dessert. 165 NW 23rd St., Miami, 305.846.9120

Menu Highlights
Chef Jason Acoba is pulling out all the stops for the Valentine’s Day menu at Katsuya at the SLS South Beach. The experience includes Japanese-inspired plates such as salmon truffle, filet foie, crispy tofu with cauliflower, king crab robata and raspberry chocolate popsicles. Prices upon request, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.455.2995

Love is in the Air
The Fontainebleau brings on the romance with Michael McDonald this Valentine’s Day. The resort is offering a Feb. 16 performance featuring the singer as well as two packages to make the evening memorable. For $125 per person, couples get access to the show as well as two hours of complimentary cocktails. For $175 per person, the experience includes a pre-concert prix-fixe dinner at Strip Steak, Scarpetta, Hakkassan or Vida, as well as show access and those two aforementioned hours of booze. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.4641

Local Flavor
The Wine & Dine menu at The Local House is one of the most reasonable in the city: $49 per person plus $15 for unlimited wine. That includes a starters choice of Blue Point oysters with American sturgeon caviar and vanilla mignonette, heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad, or pickled baby beet salad topped with aged goat cheese, pistachio and coriander. Second course options include lobster risotto, rosemary grilled New York strip steak or Champagne-poached red snapper with baby clams. To finish the meal, a dessert choice of Key lime crème brulee, fresh berries and white chocolate sabayon, or Oreo cookie cheesecake will be available. 400 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 786.230.8396