It’s a sign, from Westfield Culver City
Nothing says “I love you” like a giant personalized billboard... attached to a major shopping mal... facing Sepulveda Boulevard. From now through Feb. 14, girlfriends, boyfriends, moms and dads can enter a Valentine’s Day contest sponsored by Westfield Culver City mall. To enter, “like” Westfield Culver City on Facebook, post a photo of you and your Valentine and include a story about your most romantic moment. The couple with the most votes will be able to post their message on one of the mall’s 20 x 60 ft. billboards.
, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd.; 310-390-5073
Prix Fixe Menu at Ford’s Filling Station
For couples looking to indulge in a wide selection of Valentine’s Day treats, Ford’s Filling Station has prepared a three-course prix fixe menu for $58 per person that includes appetizers such as Dungeness crab salad or Oysters Rockefeller. Entrees include braised short rib or wild striped bass. And don’t forget about dessert. Chocolate truffle cake, strawberry pannacotta and Baked Alaska are your choices. Wine and beer pairings, or a champagne cocktail are available at an additional cost.
Chocolate or Cheese? Beer Pairings, too, at City Tavern
City Tavern team has planned a Valentine’s Day menu highlighted by selections of either chocolate desserts ($16) or various cheeses ($18). Desserts on the chocolate board are dark chocolate mousse, beer truffles and mini brownies with bourbon caramel, while the cheese offerings include Humboldt Fog, house-made Meyer lemon ricotta and tres leches. Both selections will be paired with specialty brews.
, 9739 Culver Blvd.; 310-838-9738
Four-course Valentine’s Day Menu at Fraiche
This Franco-Italian eatery will be showering Valentine’s Day attention on its patrons. Fraiche will celebrate the holiday with its own $65-per-person prix fixe menu that includes an appetizer, pasta, entrée and dessert. Visitors can choose from octopus Carpaccio, asparagus salad or bone marrow panna cotta to start, with Dover sole, beef Wellington or half-roasted chicken as a main course. Pistachio crème brulee and a chocolate purse are available for dessert.
, 9411 Culver Blvd.; 310-839-6800
Ugo Indulges in Couples Menu
In honor of the holiday, this Culver City hot spot is offering a menu just for couples. For $79.99, sweethearts eager to indulge in Italian eats can choose from a trio of appetizers, including hand-shaped heart pizza and insalata di Cupido, along with a main course of osso bucco, tortellini or ravioli, among others. Dolci, or desserts, for the evening include chocolate raspberry cake, chocolate-covered strawberries and a red velvet cupcake. All of that, plus a glass of Prosecco.
, 3865 Cardiff Ave.; 310-204-1222
Sweets for Your Sweet at Essential Chocolate Desserts
For those who’d rather head straight for the Valentine’s Day treats, Essential Chocolate Desserts has a menu to satisfy your sweet tooth. From white chocolate raspberry macaroons ($15 per dozen) to shortbread heart cookies ($3 each) and red velvet heart cakes ($6 each), this Washington Boulevard sweets shop has the holiday covered.
, 10868 Washington Blvd.; 310-287-0699
Rush to Meet Your Sweetheart at Rush Street
Whether you’re attached or still looking, Rush Street has an event for every relationship status this Valentine’s Day. Come by on Saturday, Feb. 11 for the ‘Calling All Singles Soiree’ to meet that special someone, and, if all goes well, bring them back on Tuesday, Feb. 14 for a romantic 3-course pre-fixe and half-price wine and champagne all night long. During the Feb. 11 event, there will be two floors of dancing and dinner will be served from 5-11 p.m. The Feb. 14 dinner will include Valentine-themed cocktails and the prix fixe dinner costs $27. Reservations recommended.
, 9546 Washington Blvd.; 310-837-9546