Valentine's Day is one of the biggest restaurant evenings of the year. Here are some places that are offering special menus and deals.
Alegria: Long Beach's Alegria combines a four-course dinner for $65 and live flamenco dancers. Offered from February 10 to 14, the pan-Latin menu includes chicken mole, Spanish paella and Brazilian rotisserie chicken.
115 North Pine Ave., Long Beach; (562) 436-3388; http://www.alegriacocinalatina.com
Campanile: A five-course prix-fixe menu Feb. 13 and 14. For $75, the dinner includes dishes like baked oysters with creamed spinach, grilled prime rib with a black olive tapenade and a chocolate truffle cake with Armagnac ice cream for dessert.
624 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 938-1447; http://www.campanilerestaurant.com
Koi: You can order a la carte or from a $92 tasting menu. Dishes include seared lamb and avocado tartare with foie gras and wagyu ribeye and grilled lobster tail with truffle teriyaki.
730 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 659-9449; http://www.koirestaurant.com
Little Door: Two set menus — a four-course special for $150, including duck confit ravioli, as well as main courses of grilled filet mignon with fingerling potato soufflé, or torn pasta with roasted butternut squash and black truffle sauce, and a more economical $60 menu that includes chicken breast and spinach in puff pastry with a supreme sauce and a tarte tatin with caramel and vanilla sauce.
8164 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles; (323) 951-1210; http://www.thelittledoor.com
Lucques: A four-course menu with a beet and blood orange salad, gnocchi with asparagus and green garlic, grilled veal chop with wild mushrooms and onion soubise, and a tarte au fromage with Meyer lemon and blueberry compote for $110.
8474 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 655-6277; http://www.lucques.com
Providence: Michael Cimarusti presents a menu where each dish reflects an elements of a perfect Valentine's Day, ranging from the "dark and mysterious" grilled wild striped bass with black truffles to a "flirtatious" lychee with red raspberry and shiso. Seatings from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and 8:30 to 9:00 p.m., for $150 and $210 with wine pairings.
5955 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 460-4170; http://www.providencela.com
Royal T: A "royal Indian" dinner combining small plates such as tomato-coconut soup and main dishes that include a pomegranate lamb with spinach and apple preserves for $60.
8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City; (310)-559-6300; http://www.royal-t.org
Saddle Peak Lodge: A four-course prix-fixe menu that includes poached kumamoto oysters with lemon verbena cream, seared foie gras with pear and kumquat, grilled New Zealand elk tenderloin with sweet potato and currants, and an apple crostada for dessert. $150 and $220 with wine pairings.
419 Cold Canyon Road, Calabasas; (818) 222-3888; http://www.saddlepeaklodge.com
Stefan's at L.A. Farm: A trio of oysters, California sashimi and lobster, then a celery root bisque with dill, an olive oil-poached pork tenderloin with morel mushroom sauce, and a bitter chocolate mousse with sour cherries for dessert, all for $69.
3000 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 449-4000; http://www.stefansrestaurants.com
Winery Restaurant & Bar: Kobe-style beef carpaccio with black truffle vinaigrette, grilled Dover sole with sundried tomato polenta and a New Zealand ostrich filet with spaetzle and huckleberry sauce for $89.
2647 Park Ave., Tustin; (714) 258-7600; http://www.thewineryrestaurant.netCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun