Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine’s Roundup

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and although it is a tradition in my house that we stay in and cook for each other for V-day, many, many like to indulge and go out for this special day. Here are some of the offerings from local restaurants just for Valentine’s Day! These all sound so good, that we might break our tradition….

All restaurants step up their game on Valentine’s Day and anyone is welcome to indulge in food glory. So on this V-Day enjoy some of San Diego’s finest foods and celebrate however you’d like! One particular spot has many food lovers’ hearts and that is The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla

For the lovely evening, Azul has added special menu items that will be served on February 14th that are sure to make anyone fall in love.

Special Starters-

Butternut Squash Soup, Crispy Prosciutto Chip and a Chive Creme Fraiche

1/2 Dozen Oysters-Blood Orange Granita

Grilled Octopus Salad, Shaved & Apple Salad and a Dragon Fruit Vinaigrette

Special Entrees-

Smoked Duck, Creamy Polenta, Zucchini Ribbons and a Tarragon

Jus Seared Halibut, Saffron Risotto and Winter Root

Vegetables Bacon Wrapped Petite Filet, Date and Almond Jam and Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Special Desserts-

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Grasshopper Creme Brulee

Carrot Cake


Busalacchi Restaurants:

Via Lago Trattoria

Address: 866 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91914

Phone: 619-216-8660

Valentine’s Party– Saturday, February 9

An event for couples and singles alike! Guests will enjoy delicious Sicilian Italian fare and drink specials while listening to live entertainment; the DJ takes over to get the dance party started at 10 p.m. Via Lago will be decorated for the occasion, so wear your red.

Valentine’s Day– Thursday, February 14

Guests will enjoy a special menu featuring the best of the best dishes served at Via Lago Trattoria, as well as live music to set the romantic mood. Menu items will range from $19.95 to $34.95 and will include:

Stuffed Gamberi with Granchio

Shrimp stuffed with crab, Italian breadcrumbs, parsley, white wine sauce, white and wild rice with mushrooms

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Sage cream sauce and toasted walnuts

Short Ribs

Braised short ribs in Barolo wine sauce, pearl onions, mashed potatoes

Call restaurant for seating times.

Cafe Zucchero

Address: 1731 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-531-1731

Valentine’s Day– Thursday, February 14

Lovebirds can enjoy a dessert of their choice and a split bottle of prosecco for $10. Choose from cannoli, gelato and tiramisu, among many others! Visit for more information.

Po Pazzo

Address: 1917 India Street

Phone: 619-238-1917

Valentine’s Day and Weekend – Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17

Couples and singles alike can celebrate Valentine’s Day Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17.

Couples will enjoy a four-course meal for $64.95 each, with seating times at 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. (seatings on Valentine’s Day only). Reservations required every night through Sunday.

Singles will take over the Po Pazzo lounge and enjoy a three-course meal for $39.95, including an appetizer or salad, entrée and choice of either dessert or a split bottle of champagne. What’s more, those flying solo can let Po Pazzo be their Valentine’s date; all singles will receive an envelope upon arrival that holds a gift – a percentage off the meal, the entire meal paid for, or other treats to sweeten the pot.

Po Pazzo will have live entertainment Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Busalacchi’s A Modo Mio

Address: 3707 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: 619-298-0119

Valentine’s Day and Weekend – Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17

Couples will choose from a menu featuring fan-favorite A Modo Mio dishes, as well as signature cocktails such as the Crisp Sangria and Lemon Basil Gimlet (menu items range from $19.95 to $34.95). Enjoy live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations strongly suggested. Visit www.busalacchis.comfor more information.

Seaport Village:

  • Asiago Pizza Pasta Plus – A bottle of Chianti, any two pasta dishes or any large two-topping pizza and two homemade cannolis ($35.99 per couple)
  • Greek Islands Café – One-liter house wine, any two entrees and two desserts ($37.99 per couple)
  • Edgewater Grill – Bottomless champagne with a special five-course Night to Remember menu ($80 per couple)

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill Take Home Pizza Kits - $6.50

·        Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill will be selling their popular take home Valentine’s Day Pizza Kits beginning February 4th through 14th.

·        These kits provide an easy, fun, and enjoyable way to celebrate Valentine’s season. Partial proceeds from all pizza kit sales to benefit the American Heart Association.

·        Sammy’s will also be hosting a photo contest on Instagram. Customers are invited to upload their best heart-shaped pizza photo with the hashtag #iheartsammys and be entered to win dinner for two at any Sammy’s location. To order your pizza kit, contact the Sammy's location nearest you,

·        Valentine’s Day Pizza kits start at $6.50 each and include:

o   Crust Options: Traditional, Whole Wheat, Gluten Free

o   Add-ons: Pepperoni ($1 extra)

o   Includes: Pizza dough, Mozzarella Cheese, Sauce, Basil, Recipe/Instructions, a $5 Off $20 Sammy’s coupon

Cups La Jolla Personalized Sweetheart Cookies - $1.50 & $2.50

·        Cups, located in downtown La Jolla now has “sweethearts”-inspired organic cookies for Valentine’s Day. These yummy treats are available in traditional organic or gluten free options. Get creative and write your own message on each cookie! $1.50 for the small and $2.50 for the big one.

Acqua al 2 Valentine's Day Menu - $60 per person

·        Acqua al 2, located in downtown San Diego will be having a special Valentine’s Day menu. Enjoy a sampler of five items from the first course list, soup, and salad, a choice of a main entrée, and a dessert selection for $60.00 per person.

TOAST Enoteca & Cucina Valentine's Day Menu - $45 per person

·        TOAST Enoteca & Cucina in East Village will be having a special Valentine’s Day menu. Enjoy a sampler of five items from the first course list, soup, and salad, a choice of a main entrée, and a dessert selection for $45.00 per person.

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