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Celebrate Valentine's Day at La Jolla Aventine

| February 6, 2013 | Calendar

Enjoy this Valentine's Day with one of Aventine La Jolla's four restaurants’ Valentine’s Day specials, plus Valentine-themed cocktails.

Truluck’s La Jolla will offer a $75 three-course prix fixe meal around its renowned seafood cuisine. Couples are invited to indulge in luxuries like Stone Crab Claws, Super Lump Crab Cake, South African Lobster Tail, Miso-Glazed Seabass and more. Sip a house-favorite: Red Door. This rouge-hued cocktail is created with fresh raspberries, St-Germain and vodka.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar extends its Valentine’s menu from Feb. 14 through 17 with a three course prix fixe dinner priced at $69.95 per person. Highlights include Heirloom Tomatoes with Housemade Burrata, Citrus-Marinated Salmon Tartare, Roasted Lobster Tail and Chateaubriand with Crab Glacage. A bonus: Guests who dine on any of these dates will receive a $25 gift card toward a future Fleming’s experience. Fleming’s mixologists have crafted the Venetian Valentine, a romantic sparkler made with the less common aperitif wine Quady Elysium as well as St-Germain and Mionetto Prosecco.

The Melting Pot La Jolla, famous for fondue, will offer a five course prix fixe menu on Feb. 14 priced at $85 per person. Highlights include Bacon and Brie Cheese and Pesto Walnut Swiss Cheese fondues; a Deluxe Lover’s Feast featuring Twin Cold-Water Lobster Tail and Filet Mignon; and Cupid’s Combination featuring choice of Filet Mignon, Angus Sirloin, Beaujolais Chicken Kiwi Lime Shrimp and more. Guests may also enjoy any decadent chocolate fondue or a specially created Valentine-themed dessert.

Cafe Japengo, the award-winning Pacific Rim and sushi restaurant will offer an a la carte Valentine’s Day menu Feb. 14 through Feb. 17 with options created by Executive Chef Jay Payne. Specials will include Ahi Duet Two Ways featuring Tartare and Charred Ahi with Mizuna Greens, Lump Crab Meat Stuffed Wholefish and Grilled Porterhouse Vintage Steak with Miso-Glazed Lobster Tail. Desserts like Nutella Mousse and Red Velvet Cake Trifle and Warm Forbidden Rice Pudding will round out the meal.Cafe Japengo’s Raspberry Blossom cocktail, made with fresh raspberries, Chambord and raspberry vodka, pairs perfectly with the affectionate holiday.


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