Several restaurants at fine hotels and resorts in the L.A. area are offering amazing Valentine’s Day events to make your celebration special. Pictured are food offerings at Whist – Viceroy Santa Monica, and Oliverio – Avalon Beverly Hills.
The whimsical, fun song, Better than Anything, sung by Natalie Cole and Diana Krall, captures the mood you’ll be in when you set sail and head for L.A.’s fabulous dining and romance adventures this Valentine’s week. Lyrics to the song go like this:
Better than cream cheese on celery,
Better than, mmm, honey on bread,
Better than french-fried potatoes,
Better than, aah, breakfast in bed.
Better than strawberry shortcake,
Better than chocolate eclairs,
Better than hothouse tomatoes,
Better than fresh bartlett pears.
Better than dining a la carte
Or sampling gastronomic art.
Better than anything
Except being in love!
Pictured left: Executive Chef Mirko Paderno at Oliverio; Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo at Whist (right)
Love comes in many forms, as you’ll discover in Santa Monica at the Mediterranean-inspired Whist–where dishes are served with a contemporary twist. Between February 10 – 14, 2012 you will be wowed by the enchanting dishes by executive chef Tony DiSalvo. A sophisticated, decadent Valentine’s Day menu feature delicious, mouth-watering confections like Homemade Garganelli Pasta, Roasted Caribbean Lobster Tail, Akaushi Rib Eye, and a Chocolate Tasting for Two. Cost is $85 person, $45 person extra for wine tasting. Reservations (310) 260-7511, or reserve online at www.opentable.com/whist-at-the-viceroy
Whist (Viceroy Santa Monica) Five Course pre-fixe menu options:
Oliverio, a modern Italian restaurant at Avalon Beverly Hills utilizes seasonal local ingredients from executive chef Mirko Paderno. Turn Valentine’s Day into an overnight affair with a romantic Penthouse Package for couples offered Feb. 10-14, 2012. The package includes overnight accommodations in the luxurious Avalon Penthouse, in-room champagne and strawberries upon arrival, dinner for two at Oliverio for the Valentine’s menu, in-room breakfast and complimentary overnight parking. Rate is $1,200 per couple and bookings are available online at www.avalonbeverlyhills.com . Valentine’s Dinner at Oliverio costs $65, tax and gratuities are not included. For reservations to Oliverio, call (310) 407-7791, or reserve online at www.opentable.com/oliverio-at-avalon-beverly-hills.
Oliverio (Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills):