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Margaritas Valentine’s Day Prefix:

Dinner for two

  • Soup or salad
  • Choice of 2 entrees:
    • Grilled salmon served with rice and beans
    • Seafood chile relleno with rice and beans
    • Steak or chicken fajitas served with rice and beans and sour cream and guacamole
  • Pick one dessert:
    • Flan
    • Churros
    • Caramel brownie cheesecake
  • Drink specials:
    • Mi Amor Margarita $9.50
      • Azul Imperial tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour and passion fruit liqueur
    • Passion Fruit Martini $8.50
      • Vodka, lime juice, agave syrup and passion fruit liqueur
    • Cupid’s Coffee $7.50
      • Red Bush whiskey, Bailey’s cream liqueur and coffee topped with whipped cream.

The special runs Feb. 14-17. Margaritas is located at 155 S. Rosemead Blvd. in Pasadena. Call (626) 449-4193 for more information.

Bone Kettle:

Surprise your special someone with an innovative Indonesian experience this Valentine’s Day at Bone Kettle in Pasadena by indulging in delightful flavors that are sure to ignite a love filled evening! Start the experience with Executive Chef Erwin Tjahyadi’s freshly shucked oysters, then bask in some loving luxury by enjoying the bone marrow with scallion confit, grilled baguettes, red endive, baby frisse, mizuna and apple-rhubarb dressing. The steak tartare made with St. Helen’s Ranch hanger steak, chili vinaigrette, lemongrass and krupuk, is always a beloved choice. The true love of the evening, however, is the Bone Kettle bone broth prepared to share using time-honored cooking techniques and ingredients reflective of Southeast Asian traditions, the beef is boiled in filtered water with onions, garlic, ginger and a special Bone Kettle mix of dried spices for up to 36 hours. Savor the ending of this perfect evening by sharing the delectable black rice pudding made with black rice, sweet corn and coconut. Naturally, every dish can be perfectly paired with Wine selections from Sommelier Alexander Goldfisher or be bold and try sipping on something from Bone Kettle’s exclusive new sake selection. Whatever you decide, Bone Kettle is undeniably the perfect choice for this loving occasion!

Bone Kettle will be open on Valentine’s Day for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Bone Kettle is located at 67 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. For more information call (626) 795-5702.

Celestino Ristorante:

This Valentine’s Day create the perfect romantic getaway and head to Celestino Ristorante in Pasadena where you and your special someone will feel like you are in Southern Italy. Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago gets into the spirit of love as he will be offering a four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu ($68 per person) that will take you on an Italian journey course by course and he will also be offering his full dinner menu for lovers that prefer to dine à la carte. Guests that choose to begin their Italian adventure by indulging in Chef Drago’s four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu will start with the antipasto and choose between the zuppa di lenticchie dolci alla Romeo (a lentil and kale soup), the anellini di calamari fritti al bacio (fried calamari with pink tomato sauce), or the insalata di aragosta con pure’ di piselli e melone (a steamed lobster over sweet pea purée and melon). The pasta course is a must and paramours can relish between the ravioli di San Valentino (heart-shaped red beet raviolis served with a goat cheese sauce), the risotto con sapore di mare e zucchinie (a mixed seafood and zucchini risotto), or the farfalle con degli innamoarti con caviale e salmone (a bowtie pasta served with smoked salmon and caviar in a mascarpone cheese sauce). The third course includes a choice of filetto di branzino con patate peruviane alla mode degli amori di primavera (a grilled filet of sea bass served on a bed of Peruvian mashed potatoes in celery and black truffle broth), or the scaloppini di pollo ruspante al pepe rosa (wild chicken served in a pink peppercorn and brandy sauce). Before sweethearts begin singing “That’s Amore,” they must indulge and share the torta sorpressa d’amore, a surprise sweet love cake. Sip and savor a special glass or bottle of Italian wine from Celestino Ristorante’s special wine list to accompany your magical Italian meal where Italy appears closer than you ever imagined. Viva l’amore!

Celestino Ristorante will be open on Valentine’s Day, for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and they will be offering a four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $68 per person for dinner along with their full dinner menu from 5:00-10:30 p.m. Celestino Ristorante is located at 141 S. Lake Ave. in Pasadena. Call (626) 795-4006 to make reservations.

The Raymond 1886:

Sip and savor delightful dishes and delectable drinks at The Raymond 1886 this Valentine’s Day as Executive Chef Jon Hung has created a deliciously decadent four-course prix-fixe menu ($115 per person) that will be available until Sunday evening, Feb. 17 and The Raymond 1886 will also be featuring their full dinner menu each night as well. For star-crossed lovers who opt for the four-course prix-fixe menu, they will begin their fantastic feast with bleu cheese and candied kumquats on brioche, then they will choose between the lobster bisque with crème fraiche, or the fennel, blood orange salad with frisse, endive and a walnut balsamic vinaigrette for the first course. The second course will include tantalizing and tasty selections like the tuna tartare with miso aioli and taro chips, or the crispy pork belly with sweet chili sauce. Fall in love over the third course while savoring the speck wrapped monkfish with braised lentil and vadouvan sauce; the porcini ravioli made with white wine, preserved lemon, and capers, or the braised short rib with truffle risotto and Granny Smith apple compote. For sweethearts looking for something even sweeter, complete your decadently divine dinner with dessert creations from Pastry Chef Alexa Clark like the fluffy mascarpone cheesecake made with orange shortbread and hibiscus vanilla coulis, or the dreamy chocolate budino made with dulce de leche crémeux and banana marshmallow. Enhance your enchanting evening with two sensationally sensual cocktails created by Head Bartender Cameron Masden, where lovers will feel like cupid hit them with his Bow and Arrow cocktail, made with bourbon, scotch, chocolate bitters and maple, stirred on a rock and garnished with an orange peel, or feel the love by sipping the Amor made with vodka, orgeat, lemon and hibiscus, served up with a lemon peel garnish.

The Raymond 1886 will be open on Valentine’s Day for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5:30-10 p.m., 1886 will be open until midnight.

The Raymond 1886 will be offering their four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $115 per person, along with their full dinner menu until Sunday, Feb. 17. The Raymond 1886 is located at 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena. Call (626) 441-3136 to make reservations.

February 13, 2019

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