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Las Vegas culinary, entertainment options abound on Valentine’s Day

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How the other half eats: Stratosphere’s Top of the World restaurant.

Whether you’re snuggling with your honey or decide you just need a touch of romance, you’ll find all sorts of experiences to spice up your Valentine’s Day in Vegas (or earlier), from special drinks to romantic menus. We’ve collected a goodly selection for you to consider, but there’s so much more out there.

Experiences

Beer Park Picnic in the Park is a combination dinner and movie night, where you can take in classic ’90s movie “Pretty Woman” and munch salami, pepperoni, crackers, hummus, eggplant tapenade, marinated mozzarella, strawberries dipped in chocolate, gourmet truffles from Hexx and more for $100 a couple, starting at 5 p.m. Movie starts at 6 p.m. Paris Las Vegas, 702.444.4500

Best Friend Check out Sweet Thang Thursdays at Roy Choi’s restaurant, when DJs from Vegas and L.A. throw on the vinyl during dinner. Although it happens every Thursday, it’s definitely a good V-Day choice. Park MGM, 702.730.7010

Cabo Wabo Cantina Get a berry good drink for you only on Feb. 14 — the Kiss on the Lips cocktail features Cruzan strawberry rum, Passoã liqueur, strawberries and mint for $13. Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, 702.385.2226

High Roller This is sweet: sign up for the Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting on Feb. 14, with tastings from 5-8 p.m. and enjoy both the excellent views and four candies from Ethel M Chocolates, served by a chocolatier ambassador who can give you some history and excellent tips for enjoying the different profiles. The Linq Promenade, 702.777.1888

Marriage Can Be Murder The dinner-theater-comedy-mystery show serves up special fun on Feb. 14, with champagne, chocolate and roses, along with food and an interactive experience. Tickets are $89.03 plus tax and fee. The D, 702.388.2111

Therapy Check out the Hot & Silky cocktail at Therapy only on Feb. 14. It’s a lovely mixture of cognac, Grand Marnier, Kahlúa, Bénédictine liqueur and house-made chocolate, and topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder for $10. It can be served hot or cold (depending on how the night’s going).

Tao Las Vegas Here’s a nice way to your sweetie’s heart: Order a special Valentine’s Day fortune cookie at Tao. The dessert contains Valentine’s Day fortunes, and you can even order a custom one with a personal note if ordered in advance. The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo, 702.388.8338

ValenWINE’s Day Wine Walk Downtown Container Park kicked off its Wine & Beer Walk series over the weekend, where you can try unlimited pours of several varieties and listen to a live band. Tickets available for $30 at the gates.

Dinners

Aureole Gorgeous design and excellent food make this an easy choice for Feb. 14 dinner. On the three-course menu are such items as Muscovy suck leg confit ravioli, organic mushroom risotto and a dessert trio of hearts for two for $85. Mandalay Bay, table participation suggested, 702.632.7401

Borracha Mexican Cantina For the hungry Valentine, head to Borracha, where you can get all you can eat tacos, tequila and margaritas for $24. Yum! Green Valley Ranch, 702.617.7190

Cornerstone For $60 per person, indulge in wild mushroom strudel with lentils, chèvre and crème fraîche, center-cut filet mignon with lobster, and chocolate hazelnut gateau. Gold Coast, 702.367.7111

Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar A special menu on Valentine’s Day includes oysters, seared scallops with bacon chutney, surf and turf for two, and a white chocolate pavlova. Prices vary. Red Rock Resort, 702.797.7344

Michael Mina Las Vegas offers an extensive prix-fixe menu, with such items as basil pavlova, ricotta gnudi and Maine lobster, miso-marinated black cod and lemon meringue tart. Price is $38, with an optional $88 wine pairing available. Bellagio, 702.693.8865

La Comida Grab a specially created dish and drink from the downtown Mexican restaurant. Milanesa di pollo (grilled chicken with chipotle cream) and the Mi Amor Margarita (Centinela Blanco tequila, strawberry purée, Chambord black raspberry liqueur and orange juice) will be available Feb. 14-17. 100 S. 6th St., reservations, 702.463.9900

Le Cirque This Bellagio restaurant, recently named the 16th most romantic restaurant in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, features an incredible, four-course prix-fixe menu with everything from lobster and avocado salad to Cervena venison with a spiced dark chocolate port reduction, plus dessert such as the justly famous chocolate ball, which completely wows you. Cost is $165 per person, with wine pairings and special dishes available for an extra cost. Bellagio, 702.693.8100

Mercato Della Pescheria This place is romantic even if it’s not Valentine’s Day. On Feb. 14, the restaurant in St. Mark’s Square offers a four-course dinner for $120 per couple plus a wine pairing for an extra $45 per couple. The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo, reservations recommended, 702.837.0309

Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro A Valentine’s Day four-course menu highlights such items as black truffle spaghetti, filet mignon and lobster shrimp rosemary skewer and a Morels heart macaron with strawberry mascarpone filling. Cost is $130 per person with a wine pairing available for an additional $60 per person. The Palazzo, 702.607.6333

Oakville Steakhouse Couples can take advantage of a prix-fixe menu on Feb. 14, which includes champagne, a seafood tower, surf and turf and marcona almond cake for $235 per couple. Tropicana, 702.739.2376

Phil’s Italian Steakhouse If you’re a meat eater and he’s a vegetarian, this Feb. 14 prix-fixe menu offers vegetarian choices such as grilled vegetable ravioli and spinach and lentil bucatini, plus plenty for carnivores, such as roasted bone marrow and herb-crusted halibut for $55 per person. Treasure Island, 702.894.7223

Seafood Shack The way-more-than-a-shack offers a four-course meal on Feb. 14 with tomato bisque and truffle-brie cheese sandwich. Choose a main of lobster-stuffed branzino or filet mignon with lobster for $55 per person. Treasure Island, 702.894.7223

SC Prime Eat your heart out with this steakhouse’s fun Valentine’s Day menu for $50 per person — start with mushroom potato-leek soup with heart-shaped vegetables or a salad with artichoke hearts. Other choices include lobster-crusted Chilean seabass or filet mignon with crab-stuffed prawn, plus a glass of sparkling wine. Suncoast, 702.636.71111

Second Street Grill For $42 per person, get an island-inspired Valentine’s Day menu with Asian crab slaw or tomato bisque and Asian chicken roulade with pan-seared Kauai shrimp, plus in lilikoi profiteroles and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Fremont, 702.385.3232

Top of the World Definitely the place to be for a romantic Valentine’s night, the 106th floor restaurant serves up a four-course prix-fixe dinner designed by executive chef Pawan Pinisetti. It starts with prosecco (yes!) and includes an amuse bouche and choices like pea “cappuccino” with Maine lobster, king-cut ribeye and vanilla chocolate cheesecake with citrus raspberry coulis for $109. The Strat, 702.380.7711

 


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