Valentine’s Day inspires the romantic in all of us to treat that special someone to an evening of dining out. Here is a “heart-y” list of dining options that will have your Valentine saying, “Be Mine.”
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Braised Short Ribs are on the Valentine’s Dinner Menu at Wilma & Frieda’s Café. The special menu is accompanied by music indoors and out.
If your idea of romance includes gourmet comfort food accompanied by harp music indoors and music from The Gardens on El Paseo concert series outdoors, be sure to book ahead to celebrate with your sweetie at Wilma & Frieda’s Café. The featured menu for the evening includes quiche, salad, short ribs and house-made truffles. Erica Powell will provide romantic harp music indoors. Price is $55 and seating begins at 5:30 p.m.
Wilma & Frieda's, 73575 El Paseo, Palm Desert, 760-773-2807; www.wilmafrieda.com
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The Purple Pear Salad and Mussels are a great way to start off a Valentine's evening at The Purple Room.
The Purple Room will offer two dinner and music seatings, which include a three-course dinner and a glass of champagne. The 6:30 p.m. seating will feature The Michael Homes Trio ($59). The 8:30 p.m. seating offers a special Valentine’s Show – Love Songs from Motown to Memphis, featuring The Gand Band with special guests ($99). The “Rat Pack” themed restaurant and club is a fun way to celebrate with your music-loving sweetheart.
The Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-322-4422; www.purpleroompalmsprings.com
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The Purple Palm Restaurant located inside the Colony Palms Hotel is a hidden dining oasis for a romantic evening. The Pan Roasted Diver Scallops are one of the fine dining options on the menu for Valentine’s Day.
If your idea of romance is a setting that celebrates the history of old Palm Springs, the Valentine’s Day dinner at Purple Palm Restaurant will have your heart beating faster. The three-course menu includes a glass of fine sparkling wine and a choice of appetizers including oysters or Hamachi. Featured entrees like risotto with lobster, rack of lamb and steak make for a luxurious meal. Choose from a trio of dessert options for a sweet finish to a top-notch dining experience ($80).The Purple Palm (inside the Colony Palms Hotel), 572 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (760) 969-1818; www.colonypalmshotel.com
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The Red Lover's Salad with watermelon, tomatoes and beets is a romantic and visually stunning starter on the Valentine's Dinner Menu at Clementine.
Clementine Gourmet Marketplace and Café offers a three-course set Valentine’s Dinner Menu priced at $52. Reservations are required for seatings beginning at 5 p.m. Enjoy gourmet options like cheese fritters, salads or salmon to start. Entrees include fish, chicken, and beef and a sweet selection of chocolate choices for dessert.
Clementine Gourmet Marketplace and Café, 72990 El Paseo, Ste. 3, Palm Desert, 760-834-8814; www.clementineshop.com
Whether guests are in the mood for an extremely unique bourbon barrel-aged beer or chocolate-covered raspberries cocktail, Eureka! Indian Wells is a must-stop destination during this romantic month.
Eureka! in Indian Wells, 74985 Highway 111, 760-834-7700; www.eurekarestaurantgroup.com
Lori Cohen-Sanford is a private/personal chef, cooking class instructor and owner of Nourishfoods Organic Meal Services www.nourishfoods.biz. Her food column, Tastes Around Town, will appear weekly on Wednesdays. Have a story idea? You can contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @nourishfoodsps.