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VALENTINE’S DAY ROUND-UP 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/23

Fall in Love in February at Amore e Amore

Experience the taste of Italy and the celebration of love at Amore e Amore in Inman Park throughout the entire month of February. With a name that means “love and more love”, it’s no surprise the Italian ristorante’s dining room will be adorned with Cupid-approved decorations and feature a multi-course Valentine’s Day menu along with a la carte dinner offerings from Friday, February 1st to Saturday, February 28th. Whether toasting to Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or any day of the year, Amore e Amore provides unparalleled dining experiences that promise not to leave lovers, family and friends heartbroken. The multi-course For Lovers Only Valentine’s Day Menu includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and is $150 per person plus alcohol, tax and gratuity. 

For Lovers Only 

Valentine’s Day Menu

Antipasto – Cold

Reggiano Parmigiano, Pesto & House Marinated Olives 

Classic Caesar Salad

Imported Italian Cold Cuts

Antipasto – Hot

Potato Croquettes 

Homemade Meatballs

Pasta

Heart Shaped Cheese Ravioli ala Vodka

Intermezzo

Homemade Lemon Sorbet & Vodka

Entree Choices

Chicken Parmigiana

Maine Lobster Tails Fra Diavolo

Lamb Osso Bucco

Black Angus Filet Mignon in Vecchia Romagna Brandy with Mushrooms

Dolce

Assortment of Homemade Desserts

Glass of Bubbly 

$150.00 per person plus alcohol, tax & gratuity. 

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.amoreeamore.com or call 404-600-2176. Amore e Amore is conveniently located at 467 N Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @eatamoreatl.

Sugar Factory’s Crazy for You Insane Milkshake

Kick off the month of LOVE with Sugar Factory Atlanta’s Crazy for You Insane Milkshake available through February 28th 

The Crazy For You Insane Milkshake is made with a blend of strawberry ice cream and New York cheesecake, and served in a red chocolate mug. Topped with whipped cream, cherry gummy hearts, M&M’s, chocolate hearts and gumdrops, and served with two straws, it’s perfect for sharing with your sweetheart!

Atrium

Sun., Feb. 12, 12-4pm – Valentine’s Day “Love Is In The Air” Drag BrunchHosted by drag queens Arrianna Paris and Tatyana Tuesday Dickerson, this special brunch will celebrate the season of love. Guests can enjoy brunch favorites like Challah French Toast with poached strawberries, whipped mascarpone & vanilla maple syrup and The Beltline Sandwich with brown sugar bacon, hashbrown, pickled green tomato, red onion, fried egg & greens for this Valentine’s edition of their classic brunch. Reservations are available here.

Mon., Feb. 13 – Galentine’s Day Dessert + Drink Special

In celebration of love & friendship for Galentine’s Day, Atrium invites guests and their gal pals to enjoy “Love Is In the Air” Dessert + Drink Specials for $21. Suggested pairings include Bananas Foster & Original Punch, Chocolate Tart & Polibbean Punch and Creme Brulee & American Punch. Reservations can be made here.

Tues., Feb. 14 – Atrium’s Valentine’s Day Dinner Whether guests are enjoying dinner for two or a night out with other couples or friends, Atrium is the perfect gathering spot to dine for the occasion. The restaurant will be featuring a “Love Is In the Air” cocktail special: The Lover’s Rock – an exotic daiquiri, that’s a little bitter and a little sweet, just like love. Reservations can be made here.

Aziza

1170 Howell Mill Road Suite P10b

Tues., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Tasting MenuCelebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course menu from Executive Chef Raul Dominguez & Pastry Chef Nikki Sardon. The prix-fixe menu will be $95 per person with standout dishes like the Lobster Kreplach featuring scallop, preserved lemon butter & parsnip and the Wagyu Strip served with potatoes, feta, kataifi & red chermoula. Reservations are available here.

Fri., Feb. 10 – Tues., Feb. 14 – Special Valentine’s Day Menu at Lazy Betty

Celebrate love the decedent way at Lazy Betty! The restaurant will feature a specialty menu, prepared only for Valentines Day, complete with caviar, foie gras and more, plus elevated wine pairings featuring rare and allocated wines. Tickets are available HERE for $325 – refundable until 7 days prior only. Wine pairings can be purchased in-house the day of the reservation for $175. 

  • Westholme Wagyu Tartar with oyster mayo, miso cured yolk, snail caviar & bitter greens
  • Foie Gras with raspberry terrine, honey poached raspberry, Sicilian pistachio & basil
  • Sunchoke Tortellini with caviar, santa barbara uni & creme fraiche
  • Marrow Poached Kingfish with shoyu vinaigrette, avocado, wasabi & pickled radish
  • Nantucket Bay Scallop with Granny Smith apple vierge, finger lime, yuzu, shiso & D.O.P. olive oil
  • Crown Roasted Dry age Duck with sweet potato & duck confit Tartlette & satsuma mandarin & sauce Bigarade
  • Passionfruit Curd with coconut granita
  • Chocolate Strawberry Mousse with chocolate cake & strawberry ice cream

Chocolate Bonbon Boxes from Lazy Betty – Lazy Betty is offering boxes of handcrafted bonbons for this Valentine’s Day! Pick-up will be available on Tuesday, February 14 from 1-6pm. Available for $20, each box will include four pieces:

  • Matcha White Chocolate Bonbon
  • Baileys Bonbon
  • Strawberry Chocolate Fudge Bonbon
  • Cherry Yuzu Bonbon

Orders will be available for purchase here. There is a 48-hour lead time on orders. Please email rudy.santos@lazybettyatl.com with any questions. 

Lapeer Steak and Seafood: Fri., Feb. 10 – Tues., Feb. 14 – “Lapeer’s Lovers Club”

Lapeer Steak & Seafood will be offering Chef Specials for Valentine’s Day. Reservations are open now and can be made here. Alongside the regular menu, special dishes will include: 

  • Crispy Whole Branzino with sauce piccata, shaved fennel, herbs, capers, grilled lemon and  1980’s Lumberjack
  • Shrimp Tempura add on to your Choice of Steak: Tempura Battered Shrimp with chili and salt

Ponce City Market

Now – Supplies Last – Curated Gifts and Limited Edition Bonbons from French Broad Chocolates

French Broad Chocolates has created several beautifully curated gifts featuring their limited edition Passionfruit and Chocolate Cherry bonbons along with classic favorites like Caramelized Hazelnuts and luscious Sipping Chocolate. Beautiful gift sets, little blue boxes of bonbons, chocolate bar collections and chocolate-covered treats; each gift is handcrafted with love and ready to be shared. Visit the Ponce City Market boutique store or order online HERE before they sell out. Supplies are limited so be a lover not a procrastinator and get orders in soon! Images can be found here.

Through Sat., Feb. 18 – Single & Bitter Pop-Up at Biltong Bar

Love is in the air at Biltong Bar! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Biltong Bar transforms into a Single & Bitter pop-up that will run through February 18! The Single & Bitter experience will offer spectacular Valentine’s themed craft cocktails along with festive decor throughout the space.

9 Mile Station Igloos at THE ROOF at Ponce City Market

Ponce City Roof is excited to bring Igloo experiences, made famous by the Skate The Sky holiday season, back to 9 Mile Station for Valentine’s Day 2023. Expect stunning 360-degree views of the city and a dining experience perfect for a Valentine’s date or a night out with friends. Each private Igloo includes a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, a five-course, prix-fixe menu for each guest, carefully curated wine pairings and a dozen roses for the table to take home. Igloos are available to book HERE. Dates open for the experience include Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14.

There will also be a prix-fixe dinner experience inside 9 Mile Station on The Roof, coupled with optional wine pairings, cocktails and beer suggestions from their award-winning beverage team. This unique curated dining experience is a perfect way to celebrate the evening.

Donut Boxes at Five Daughters Bakery 

Sign up for their mailing list to receive the flavor reveal! Boxes will be available only for pre-orders and can be picked up in store on February 12, 13 and 14. 

Fri., Feb. 10 – Tues., Feb. 14 – Special Flavors at Honeysuckle Gelato

Limited-time Valentine’s Day flavors will be made in small batches and available from February 10 through February 14 only. The flavors include:

  • Rose Petal Raspberrygelato made from steeping actual rose petals at the dairy base, then churned and layered with homemade raspberry jam
  • White Chocolate Cherrywhite chocolate gelato with an amarena cherry swirl

Food & Drink Specials at Umbrella Bar

Umbrella Bar will be offering bouquets of Korean corndogs for two wrapped in pink and red Valentine’s butcher paper, plus a drink special for couples and a drink special for singles.

City Winery Atlanta

Sun., Feb. 12, noon – Trey Daniels Valentine’s Day Jazz Brunch

Valentine’s Day Specials from Fresh HarvestFood-lovers can make this Valentine’s Day special with new items from Fresh Harvest including heart-shaped ravioli from Pasta Mami and filet mignon specials from Hunter Cattle plus a selection of cards and romantic candles. Available to order here beginning January 30.

Guests can enjoy a brunch buffet at City Winery Atlanta while taking in a romantic jazz performance by Trey Daniels beginning at noon. Soloist, composer, soulful bandleader and award-winning saxophonist Trey Daniels is an inspiration for his generation in jazz, funk, R&B and Hip Hop. The Florida native and Atlanta resident blends his experience with captivating energy while creating beautiful soundscapes across genres. In Daniels’ recent 2021 release, he draws on his influences from the likes of Stevie Wonder, H.E.R., Gerald Albright, Kenny Garrett and Miles Davis to embody vibrant and relentless creativity. Ticket price does not include brunch buffet or gratuity – tickets can be purchased here for $30-35.

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HEARTS ARE AFLUTTER OVER VALENTINE’S DAY MEALS AND SPECIALS

Atlanta Restaurants Entice Guests for Romantic Nights Out

There’s more to love than ever at Atlanta restaurants this Valentine’s Day. Atlanta chefs lure guests with a variety of sweet deals and swoon-worthy special menus. From Galentine’s night out at HOBNOB and multi-course meals at Aria and 5Church to live music and dancing at Sankranti and festive pop-up experiences at The Blind Cupid and Virtue Rooftop, Atlanta restaurants are spreading the love throughout Valentine’s week.  

Buckhead

Cupid is paying a visit to 5Church Buckhead on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant is offering a romantic four-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings for $100 per person with a half-bottle of Champagne per couple and $120 per person with a full bottle of Champagne per couple. Menu highlights include scallop crudo, sweet potato bisque, fig salad, shrimp and grits, duck confit tagliatelle, beet risotto, filet mignon, black cod, Springer Mountain Farms chicken with blue grits aligot, and dessert. The regular menu will not be offered. Make reservations online.

Love is in the air at Aria in Buckhead. The elegant restaurant lures guests on Valentine’s Day with a four-course prix fixe menu with multiple options. The cost is $115 per person, excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations start at 5:30 p.m. and can be made online

Gypsy Kitchen transports guests to the Mediterranean for a culinary adventure this Valentine’s Day. The Buckhead Village eatery will be showcasing its classic dinner menu along with curated chef features, innovative cocktails and a romantic setting. Chef features include a seafood lobster paella, shrimp, and crab fritters, grilled 16-ounce prime New York steak and a seared duck breast with brown butter parsnip purée. Make reservation online.

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill whisks guests away to the beach for a relaxing date night this Valentine’s Day. The neighborhood beach house will feature its classic menu along with specials including sesame honey-glazed grilled salmon served over a bed of spinach aglio ($26.95) and grilled whole Maine lobster served on baked fettuccine with heirloom tomatoes and feta ($56.95). Reservations can be made online.

Love is making the rounds at The Blind Cupid, the Valentine’s pop-up bar at The Blind Pig Parlour Bar.  Hopeless romantics and the lovelorn alike will go wild for this popular experience that brings Valentine’s Day-themed sizzle with a menu of festive drinks, decadent menu snacks and over-the-top pink and floral décor. The Blind Cupid will be open for a brief fling beginning Jan. 20 through the end of February. In January, days and hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 5 p.m. until late. In February, The Blind Cupid will be open seven days a week including Galentine’s Day (Feb. 13) and Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). Reservations are strongly recommended, and the festive venue may be reserved for small parties and special events any day of the week.

The Southern Gentleman presents a four-course meal on Feb. 14 that will sweep guests off their feet. Highlights include white truffle crostini, whipped pimento cheese and piccalilli relish; grilled jumbo shrimp with smoked tomato butter and sopping toast; white corn soup with black truffle and cornbread croutons; seared dayboat scallops with parsnip puree, savoy spinach and curry fried shallots; grilled pork tenderloin with sweet potato grits, spring vegetables, Marsala cream and demi; and choice of chocolate ganache tart or vanilla bean cheesecake for dessert. Cost is $79 per person excluding tax and gratuity. View the full menu and make reservations online

Storico Fresco marks the season of amore with a special heart-shaped ravioli available Feb. 7-17. The ricotta-pecorino cheese ravioli is served with brown butter, sage and pine nuts and is topped with Parmesan cheese. Reservations can be made online.

Italian wine bar Storico Vino is decorating with a “San Valentino” theme and bring back its heart-shaped ravioli over Feb. 7-17 (including Monday, Feb. 13 when normally closed to give guests and extra day to celebrate). The ricotta-pecorino cheese ravioli is served with brown butter, sage and pine nuts and is topped with Parmesan cheese. Storico’s ravioli pairs perfectly with the eatery’s selection of Italian wines and classic Italian cocktails. Reservations can be made online.

West Midtown

Traditional Italian restaurant Forza Storico is serving its menu of classic Roman dishes along with a heart-shaped ravioli special over Feb. 7-17 (including Monday, Feb. 13 when normally closed to give guests and extra day to celebrate). The ricotta-pecorino cheese ravioli is served with brown butter, sage and pine nuts and is topped with Parmesan cheese. Reservations can be made online.

Your 3rd Spot invites guests to ditch traditional chocolates and flowers this Valentine’s Day and celebrate love with a fun gaming experience, world-class food, and incredible vibes. Located in The Works on Atlanta’s Upper Westside, Your 3rd Spot is the world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused bowling, arcade, darts, curling and more experience with five-star food and drinks. Couples, singles, families and friends can book online for an unforgettable Valentine’s game night with seatings from 5-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. The cost is $113 and includes a specialty menu, gaming passes and two specialty cocktails. The exclusive excursion promises plenty of room for Instagrammable photos and TikTok videos.

Midtown

5Church Midtown rolls out the red carpet for Valentine’s Day with a romantic four-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings for $100 per person with a half-bottle of Champagne per couple and $120 per person with a full bottle of Champagne per couple. Menu highlights include scallop crudo, sweet potato bisque, fig salad, shrimp and grits, duck confit tagliatelle, beet risotto, filet mignon, black cod, Springer Mountain Farms chicken with blue grits aligot and dessert. The regular menu will not be offered. Reservations can be made online. Upstairs, Virtue Rooftop, the sexiest rooftop bar in Midtown, transforms into a Be My Valentine pop-up bar over Feb. 2-19. From 5 p.m. until late, guests will step into a world of romance boasting love-inspired cocktails perfect for couples or those embracing the single life; indulgent foods from sweet treats to personal fondue stations; and a rotating playlist guaranteed to set the mood. Be My Valentine pop-up is first come, first served for those 21 and older.

Livingston Restaurant + Bar, the Atlanta dining institution located inside the historic Georgian Terrace hotel, spreads the Valentine’s Day love over three evenings, Feb. 10 and 11 from 5-11 p.m. and Feb. 14 from 5-10 p.m. Executive chef Steven Meese has planned a prix fixe menu showcasing a mixture of local and European influences. Highlights include she-crab soup with sherry foam and chives; tuna crudo with ponzu, pickled cucumber and matcha crisp; filet and butter-poached lobster with saffron risotto and sugar snap peas; rack of lamb with pecan gremolata, farro, roasted winter vegetables and lamb jus; a special heart-shaped dessert and more. The cost is $150 per person, and reservations can be made online.

Poncey-Highland

Normally closed on Tuesday, Southern Belle + Georgia Boy welcomes diners on Valentine’s Day. Southern Belle will serve a five-course tasting menu with upgrades available, and Georgia Boy will serve its normal tasting menu. Make reservations for Southern Belle and Georgia Boy online.

Alpharetta/Johns Creek

Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar spreads the love with a variety of specials over Feb. 10-14. For starters, guests can splurge on caviar service boasting Osetra golden caviar with classic accoutrements and house-made blini ($130); add two glasses of Champagne for an additional $30. Oyster specials include four roasted West Coast oysters with Champagne foam ($17) and West Coast oysters with house mignonette and cocktail sauce (six for $19 or 12 for $35). The entrée special features braised short rib ossobuco for two with orzo pasta, crispy shallots, and jus ($79) and chocolate-covered strawberries (six for $8 or 10 for $10) or chocolate ganache hearts (two for $16) for dessert. Sparkling, white, red and a supersonic wine flight also will be available ($23-$60). Reservations can be made online.

Ocean & Acre is popping some bubbly and bringing on the seafood towers for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. The Alpharetta eatery celebrating fare from land and sea is featuring its classic menu in addition to chef specials including pan-seared Chilean sea bass ($48), lemon rosemary rack of lamb ($52) and a surf and turf with a six-ounce center-cut filet and lobster tail ($45). In addition to wine specials, Ocean & Acre is mixing a special Cupid’s Kiss cocktail made with tequila, triple sec, lime, strawberry puree, coconut cream and garnished with coconut flaked rim and strawberry heart ($15). Make your reservations online

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Sankranti invites guests to a Valentine’s night to remember. Guests will start the night with a special four-course dinner in the candle-lit restaurant. Along with dinner, there will be live music, dancing and special giveaways. Reservations for groups of two, four or six can be made online; reservations for odd-numbered parties or parties larger than six can be made by calling 770-242-6899.

Crabapple

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails invites guests to cozy up with a special someone over a three-course prix fixe dinner on Feb. 13 and 14. The unforgettable evening costs $85 per person. Reservations can be made online.

Multiple Locations

Valentine’s celebrations begin early at all HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations. The Atlantic Station and Halcyon locations are throwing a Galentine’s Party on Saturday, Feb. 11 with ladies’ night and Champagne flight specials, $5 sweetheart shots and DJ tunes starting at 8 p.m. Admission is free with reservation: Atlantic Station reservation and Halcyon reservation. Over Feb. 11-14, Brookhaven and Perimeter locations invite guests for dinner along with Champagne flight specials and $5 sweetheart shots. On Feb. 14, all locations will offer Valentine’s trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. with bonus prizes for couples. Reservations can be made online

Marlow’s Tavern sets forth a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu for lovebirds. Among the options are jumbo lump crab cake, warm brie fondue, classic Caesar salad, grilled center-cut filet with broccoli casserole, pumpkin-crusted trigger fish and warm molten chocolate cake. The cost is $45 per person and $65 with wine pairings. Menus may vary by location so guests are encouraged to call their neighborhood tavern for more details and make reservations online

NaanStop gets in on the Valentine’s Day action with a February buy one, get one free promotion. Diners who purchase an entrée, side and a drink will get a free entrée for their date or friend. Naanstop serves a mouthwatering menu of naan wraps, rice bowls and fresh salads and more. NaanStop’s promotion is available only to loyalty members and runs through Feb.15; guests can sign up for the program when checking out.

For those looking for a lowkey, romantic Valentine’s Day without reservations, waits and crowds, Postino WineCafe’s date night to-go packs are just the solution. Options include “Takeout & Make Out” with one Snacky Thing, a bruschetta, a board and a salad ($55/feeds two) and “Snacks in The City” with three Snacky Things, a bruschetta, a board and salad ($80/feeds four-six). Don’t forget the wine: guests can add select bottles to go for $24 each. Postino’s Valentine’s specials are available for takeout only at both locations—Buckhead and newly opened West Midtown—Feb. 6-17, and orders can be placed online. Postino is always the perfect destination for groups of friends to gather, pop bottles, have snacks and enjoy one another’s company, and Wine Cult memberships make a perfect gift for a special someone.

Out of Town

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in Black Mountain, North Carolina, lures guests for a Valentine’s Day getaway and romantic dinner. Guests will cozy up with a special prix fixe menu for $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Make reservations online.