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Local Orlando Valentine’s Day Specials and Gift Ideas / Treats 2022

Valentine’s Day is upon us – so make sure you get your reservations in ASAP!

Here are our selection of local Orlando Valentine’s Day specials and treats/gift ideas around Central Florida in 2022:

Aurora at the Celeste Hotel – East Orlando area

4105 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL
689-205-0100
Dine in Only

Aurora will be offering a 5 course chef curated menu for couples at $95 per person or $120 per person with wine pairings for each course. The 5 course menu will be the only menu being offered on Saturday February 12th and Monday February 14th from 5pm until 10pm.

Chef Trudnak and his team have devised a genuinely fabulous holiday menu ideal for sweethearts of all stripes. Things kick off with such amuse-bouche winners as Lobster Gougers, Duck Confit, and Aged English Cheddar. A Sandiliano Brut sparkling wine from Italy will be on hand to set precisely the right mood.

The First Course offers include Seared Seabass and Risotto Cake with a Fenwick Springs Chardonnay, followed up by a Second Course including Alligator-Stuffed Quail and an Herb Spätzle accompanied by a Carson Scott Pinot Noir.

The Aurora Valentine’s Day Couples Pre Fixe Menu will also be serving up a sumptuous Shared Entree anchored by a 28-oz. Porterhouse with roasted wild mushrooms, char-grilled asparagus, and Yukon gold potatoes in Aurora’s house steak sauce and spotlighting a Cabernet Sauvignon out of Story Ridge Vineyard.

The Shared Dessert on the menu, meanwhile, is just about tailor-made for valentines: Aurora’s signature “The Interstellar” dark chocolate balloon dome. An Italian dessert wine will be available to close things out in style.

This event is intended for couples or even numbered groups due to sharing the entrée and dessert.

Add-ons available

Wine pairings for tasting menu

Reservations required – call 689-205-0100 or email chef Mike at mike.trudnak@thecelestehotel.com

Don’t forget, of course, that The Celeste Hotel offers über-romantic Tribute Portfolio accommodations in Orlando, in case you want to make it an all-out unforgettable Valentine’s Day. Combine the top-shelf romantic dinner at our Aurora restaurant with a gorgeous and well-appointed room or suite in our celestially inspired hotel on the University of Central Florida campus for a couple days’ Valentine’s getaway in East Orlando!

Alligator Stuffed Quail at Aurora at The Celeste Hotel

Seared Seabass at Aurora at The Celeste Hotel

Sous Vide 28 oz. Beef Porterhouse at Aurora at The Celeste Hotel

Rocco’s Italian Grille

400 Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Reserve your table by visiting roccositaliangrille.com or by calling (407) 644-7770 for assistance from Chef/Owner Rocco Potami for availability.


Valentine’s Day Menu
Seating: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Appetizer (pick one)
Caprese
The island of Capri’s most famous appetizer with mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil

Arancini
A Sicilian specialty – Italian arborio rice balls stuffed with peas, meat sauce and parmesan cheese, baked and served over our award-winning tomato cream

Salad
Mixed Green in a Champagne Vinaigrette dressing

Main Course (pick one)
Filet of Tenderloin
Filet, pan seared, flambeed with cognac in a five-peppercorn sauce and finished with a green peppercorn from Madagascar

Lobster Ravioli
Ravioli stuffed with Maine lobster, in a vodka sauce

Branzino (Mediterranean Sea Bass)
Filet of Branzino served over pumpkin seed infused mash potato

Veal Parmigiana
Veal Scaloppine, breaded and fried, topped with tomato sauce and gratinate with mozzarella, with a side of Tortellini alfredo

Dessert
Chocolate Delight
A rich chocolate cake, served with a Sicilian blood orange coulis

$70.00 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

Tabla Indian Cuisine

Tabla Indian Cuisine – Lake Nona
9971 Tagore Place
Suite 9 Orlando, Fl 32827
(407) 743-2847

Tabla Indian Chinese Thai – Winter Park
216 N Park Ave Ste H, Winter Park, FL 32789
(321) 422-0321

Tabla Indian Restaurant
5847 Grand National Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 248-9400

Tabla’s Valentine’s Day Pre-Fixe Menu

$75 per person + tax

Amuse bouche

Evening in Paris

Vegetable vol au vents/tomato love broth

Appetizer
Choose One

Vegetarian

Love at first sight
Rangoli rajma / corn chaat

Non vegetarian

Chicken tikka purses/ nashili murgh

Main entrée
Choose One

Hug me honey

Stuffed chicken breast -panchporan aloo-desi, green goddess sauce

Lean on me

Coriander crusted salmon -panchporan aloo-honey butter chilli emulsion

Inner beauty

Palak paneer augratin- turmeric khichdi-Mediterranean vegetable

Inside and out

Lamb nargisi kofta- turmeric khichdi-Mediterranean vegetable

Zattar naan/rosemary naan served to the table

Dessert:the climax
Rasmalai shahi tukda
Chocolate strawberry panipoori

Served with choice of house wine –

red/white/rose

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort

14900 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32821

The full-service, five-star JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa opened in July 2020 and has everything guests need for a luxurious Orlando getaway, from 516 plush guestrooms to fun-filled amenities. Located near Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, our hotel offers warm, inviting social spaces and amenities. Hotel features include a Spa by JW®, resort pool with splash pad, specialty restaurants and a rooftop terrace boasting nightly views of the nearby Disney fireworks display.

Sear + Sea at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek
Sear and Sea’s 3 courses + amuse feature for $165.00 per couple:

Amuse Bouche:

Oysters & Caviar
Beau Soleil Oyster, Sterling Caviar, Champagne Vinaigrette

1st Course:

Tomato & Avocado
Baby Arugula, Pickled Mango, Fried Capers, Goat Cheese Mousse, Broken Lemon Vinaigrette

2nd Course:

Surf & Turf
Ribeye of Lamb, Lobster Terrine, Spinach Cream Puree, Truffle Matignon, Herb Oil,
Goat Cheese Mousse

3rd Course:

Chocolate Decadence

illume at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek

Illume will be doing half a dozen oysters with 2 glasses of Rose Champagne for $79.00 a couple

Oysters:

Kumamoto Oysters
Served With…
House-made Yuzu Ponzu
Osetra Caviar
Momigioroshi
Yuzu Tobiko
Lemon and Chives

Hemisphere at

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32827, USA

T +1.407.825.1234

orlandoairport.regency.hyatt.com

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Valentine’s Day Experience Menu

Choice of Salad

Chipotle Caesar – romaine hearts, celery leaves, manchego, corn salsa, smoked almonds

Mixed Greens – fresh berries, candied walnuts, bleu cheese crumbles, avocado champagne dressing

Choice of Entrée

Petite Filet fingerling potatoes, asparagus, red wine demi sauce

Catch of the Day mushroom risotto, beurre blanc, charred asparagus, mushroom chip, marcona almond, olive & currant chutney

Choice of Dessert

Red Velvet Cake Frangelico mousse, strawberry gelee, fresh stawberries
Crème Brulee fresh berries and whipped cream

$78++ Per Guest

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

1600 E Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 939-6686
https://www.morimotoasia.com/

For this special Valentine’s Day menu – guests can call the restaurant directly and request to sit in one of those rooms and enjoy this specialty menu.  Space is limited and they encourage early reservations.
Call Morimoto Asia to reserve directly at: 407- 939-6686

Morimoto Asia Valentine’s Day 2022

Eight Course Pre-Fixe Menu

AMUSE BOUCHE

 

1ST COURSE

OYSTERS AND PEARLS

kusshi oysters, osetra caviar, soy marinated ikura, x.o. sauce. suggested pairing: gh mumm champagne

2ND COURSE

selection of exotic fish from around the world. suggested pairing: kiminoi sake junmai yamahai emperor’s well

3RD COURSE

soy ginger braised “kama” toro. suggested pairing: gin, sake, lime, strawberry syrup, shiso leaf cocktail shooter

4TH COURSE

ishiyaki tableside, soy butter, black truffle. suggested pairing: vodka, shochu, lemon, chardonnay reduction, sparkling rose cocktail

5TH COURSE

SZECHUAN SPICED COLORADO LAMB

roasted rack, braised neck, grilled leg. suggested pairing: cabernet sauvignon (juggernaut california)

PRE DESSERT

ROSE SORBET, AMAO STRAWBERRY, SHISO, RED PEPPER SAKE

DESSERT

plant city strawberry, thai banana, yuzu marshmallow, spiced chicharrones, dark chocolate whiskey and maple bacon gelato. suggested pairing: akashi whiskey

Pointe Orlando

9101 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-248-2838
pointeorlando.com

Playtime for grown-ups, with or without the kids. Belly dance on table tops. Samba into the early morning hours. Sip martinis under the stars. Chuckle at stand up comedians. Experience blockbuster movies in 4DX. These are just a few of the unique and memorable experiences waiting for you at Orlando’s open-air entertainment destination, featuring local and brand-name restaurants, bars, nightclubs, 20-screen movie theater, comedy club and family attractions.

A culinary destination on International Drive ready to tempt your palette with some of the most craveable food around. Pair your culinary adventure with some great entertainment and you’ve found yourself the perfect night out.

Valentine’s at Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando

Celebrate eternal love with a tasty Greek feast for two! Special menu available for only $95 per couple (plus tax & gratuity)

Cold Appetizers:
Hummus & Marouli Salad

Hot Appetizer: Saganaki

Main Course: Surf & Turf with two 5oz. filet medallions and one 7oz. lobster tail, served with rice & potatoes

Dessert: Baklava

Available Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
Our classic belly dancing entertainment starts at 7pm every night!

Reservations are highly recommended! To reserve, call 407-351-8660 or visit www.opaorlando.com

Valentine’s at Rodizio Grill at Pointe Orlando

Treat your Valentine to a special celebration this Valentine’s weekend at Rodizio Grill. Enjoy expanded holiday menu plus our OnFire featured menu including Peppercorn Steak, Sirloin with Serrano and Cayenne Cinnamon Pineapple.

Saturday, Feb. 12 Lunch & Sunday Feb. 13 Lunch : $39.99 Full Rodizio ($29.99 Salad Bar Only)

Saturday, Feb. 12 Dinner, Sunday, Feb. 13  Dinner & Monday, Feb. 14 Dinner: $56.99 Full Rodizio ($46.99 Salad Bar Only)

Each person will receive a special offer for future visit: one complimentary Full Rodizio dinner, with purchase of one.

Reservations are limited. Reserve your table today by calling 407-593-4422 or visit Rodizio.com

Cuba Libre at Pointe Orlando

Cuba Libre has a fun twist on the term “mask” specifically for Valentine’s Day. Each couple that dines with us will receive a black satin eye mask and chocolate truffles (while supplies last). Dinner specials will be offered Friday Feb 11 – Mon Feb 14.

In addition to the masks and truffles, we continue to have Latin bands perform during dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, including on Valentine’s Day weekend! Cubason will perform on Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 11-12).

Plato Mar y Tierra $36.95
Adobo rub-grilled Black Angus sirloin and Maine lobster tail. Tomato bearnaise and roasted mashed cauliflower.

Cake Borracho $9
Creamy coconut liquor soaked vanilla genoise, chocolate croutons. Sea salt butter cookie.

Cuba Libre’s cocktail special: ”Island Rose” for $12. Recipe below. We’ll have a drink photo, but not until this weekend.

Cuba Libre’s Island Rose $12
Flavor Profile: Easy Drinking, Slightly sweet
Ingredients:
1.5 oz Garzon Rose Pinot Noir Wine
1 oz Brinley Shipwreck Vanilla Rum
.5 oz St. Germain Liqueur
.5oz Fresh Lime Juice
Garnish Float 2-3 Edible Rose Petals

CAFÉ TU TU TANGO

Celebrated for its creative cocktails and tapas-style shareable dishes, Café Tu Tu Tango will offer a prix fixe menu for just $79.22 per couple featuring a selection of appetizers, mains and decadent desserts. To complement the tasty bites, Café Tu Tu Tango’s Valentine’s Day special also includes a choice of a bottle of  Prosecco, red or white wine.

Reservations: HERE

Address: 8625 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

MIA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN

Serving up authentic Italian cuisine, Mia’s Italian Kitchen will offer a prix fixe menu for just $89 per couple, featuring a selection of appetizers, mains, and desserts for dine-in or to-go. The special also includes a bottle of Prosecco.

Reservations: HERE

Address: 8717 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Reunion Resort & Golf Club

 

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Traditions – Located within the Jack Nicklaus Clubhouse, Traditions offers an upscale tavern setting with an open-air kitchen.  A special Valentine’s Day Menu will feature Heirloom Tomato & Beet Salad; Marry Me Chicken with sundried tomatoes, roasted marble potatoes and sauteed spinach; Pan Seared Diver Scallops with crispy pork belly, sauteed spinach, craisins and walnuts; and Chocolate Heart for Two.

7593 Chophouse – A sophisticated setting, the 7593 Chophouse is located in the Grande Tower. Friday, Saturday and Monday (from 5-10 p.m.) will feature a Valentine’s Day Menu with Oysters, Caviar & Champagne; Cold Seafood Tower Extravaganza, including shrimp, snow crab, lobster tail, oysters and tuna poke; Pan Seared Diver Scallops with beet risotto; Surf & Turf for two featuring a ribeye and lobster; and Chocolate Heart for Two.

Menu details here.

Reservations recommended (www.ReunionResort.com).

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

a large open dining room with exquisite light fixtures

Blue Harmony Spa – Special spa services (all served with champagne) the entire month of February to include, 50-minute Couples Aromatherapy Massage; Warm Your Heart 50-minute Indigo Stone Massage; I Chair-ish You Manicure & Pedicure.

Spa treatment details here.

deep blu Seafood Grille – The Valentine’s Day feature will include a Pan-Fried Halibut in crab lemongrass broth with a Mexican Spiced Chocolate Cake for dessert.

The menu is available here.

Reservations recommended (www.WyndhamGrandOrlando.com)

Reyes Mezcaleria

Ticket sales are now open for our February En la Mesa dinner, which will take place on Valentine‘s Day!

$95 per person for six courses 

$35 add-on beverage pairing

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with us at Reyes Mezcaleria for the biggest En la Mesa yet! Chef Wendy is serving a beautiful, date-worthy, six-course menu that we’ll be pairing with wine and cocktails.  Doors open at 6:30pm, with the first course starting at 7pm.  Customize your experience by dining indoors or on the patio, and be sure to opt for the beverage pairings!

Full details and ticket link can be found at www.reyesmex.com/events

Valentine’s Day at 1921 Mount Dora

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1921 Mount Dora will be offering a special menu for dinner service on Monday, February 14th in honor of Valentine’s Day. Reserve through our link here.*

Christini’s Ristorante Italiano

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Ste 84
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone 407-345-8770 / Fax 407-345-8700
www.christinis.com

Valentine’s Day  set menu priced at $125 per person before tax and gratuity. No a la carte dining will be offered on Valentine’s Day.

Reservations are highly recommended. A credit card is required to finalize the reservation for all party sizes on Valentine’s Day and we have a 24hour cancellation policy. Reservations can be booked on Open Table; or by calling the restaurant at 407-345-8770 from 11am-11pm.

Local Foodie Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Local Cookies and Honey from A Spoon Full of Hope

Since its launch in 2018, A Spoon Full of Hope’s honey, classic shortbread cookies and soup have been gaining popularity – making Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s signature food product line a sweet gift for your Valentine (or Galentine).

 And the best part of this gift? All sales support Second Harvest’s special training program that’s designed to provide qualified, economically challenged adults with the culinary and life skills to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry. Second Harvest’s 16-week Culinary Training Program is offered at no-cost to students.

Products can be purchased individually, in bulk or as part of a gift set, and can be shipped directly to your Valentine.

A selection of A Spoon Full of Hope products includes:

  • Tomato Basil Soup
  • Wildflower Honey
  • Mangrove Honey
  • Palmetto Honey
  • Orange Blossom Honey
  • Classic Shortbread Cookies
  • Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
  • Strawberry Lemonade Cookies
  • Chai Shortbread Cookies
  • Sweetheart Special Gift Set: includes (2) mugs and tea bags, (2) honey bears, (2) tea steepers and (2) shortbread cookies
  • Kitchen essentials, such as tea steepers, soup bowls, aprons and mugs

 The last day to order for shipping is Tues., Feb. 8. The deadline for in-person pick-up is Fri., Feb. 11.

 Website: www.ASpoonFullofHope.org.

Valentine’s Day Smashing Heart at Tapa Toro

Pre-order online here: Valentine‘s Day Grazing Boards | Tapa Toro 

Available for pickup 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. from February 12 – 14. Pre-order on our website!

Breaking hearts is still in style — Tapa Toro’s limited-time-only Smashing Heart Box, a handmade, 14-inch heart-shaped chocolate mold is back for Valentine’s Day. Once cracked mini mallet, you’ll find macarons, chocolate and assorted candies

Price: $35 plus tax

 


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