Valentines Day In Miami: 10 Best Restaurants For A Romance
For the romantically inclined, Valentine’s Day is fraught with pressure and peril. I always favored the DIY, stay-at-home approach: Buy a dozen roses, a dozen oysters, a dozen stone crab claws, a dozen chocolates, a dozen scented candles and one nice bottle of Champagne, and you’re set. Simple.
But relationships can be complicated, and some partners want more: scenery, novelty, or a cozy table for two. Fortunately, we’re in South Florida, where options abound for Feb.14, from a $5,000 three-night culinary package at a Miami Beach hotel to a $49-per-person dining stroll through Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale. Here are some possibilities for the mother of all date nights.
Taste the Love Package at the Confidante Hotel,
4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-424-1234,| TheConfidanteHotel.com —
If you have money burning a hole through your lingerie, this $5,000 three-night package in Miami Beach, available for Valentine’s Day and all month, might be the perfect getaway. It includes a suite with a private poolside cabana, a private cooking lesson and trip to a local farmer’s market with chef Richard Hales, and other meals, drinks and treats. Among them: “aphrodisiac turndown service” featuring amenities such as banana, strawberry and fig fondue with chili-pepper-spiked chocolate.
Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel,
200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 855-969-3219, BiltmoreHotel.com/Dining/Fontana.php —
For throwback elegance, you can’t do better than the Biltmore. The famed Palme D’Or is sold out, but early-evening availability remains for Fontana, the fine Italian restaurant. A special four-course $85 menu will be offered, with options including steamed lobster appetizer, crab-stuffed ravioli and rack of lamb.