South Beach Valentine's Day $100,000 Indulgence and More
Azul's got the right idea.
Photo by Riki Altman
Got a wad of cash burning up your pocket? We found some ways to blow through that dough and maybe get a meal or two and a little lovin' in return.
Hey, big spender! We know you're just aching to find out where to drop a few hundred thou on your favorite fellow foodie this Valentine's Day, so check out Hotel Victor's deal, which will cost you $100,000. You'll get limo service to and from home or the airport, a couple's massage, spa steam treatment, and a penthouse suite. But wait -- there's more!
On the 14th, you'll enjoy dinner served on the roof and unlimited Krug Clos du Mesnil champagne and cocktails from a private bartender while listening to the sounds of a four-piece string quartet over dinner and DJs mixes when you indulge in a postmeal Jacuzzi dip. The next morning you'll wake to the aromas of breakfast being prepared by the chef in your suite's kitchen. He'll also leave you with a pre-assembled picnic basket for lunch at the beach. And you won't have to worry about calling in sick to work, because a doc-to-the-stars will write an excuse note to your boss (as if you have one). Call 305-779-8787 to book it.
Those celebs have nothing on you. Check out what's included in the Setai's Star Style Experience, the perfect Valentine's spoiler:
- A one-bedroom Ocean View Tower Suite for two nights
- A personal stylist to help a guy choose a bespoke outfit and his gal (or cross-dresser) to choose a cocktail dress and shoes by Domenico Vacca
- In-suite hair and makeup services
- A professional photo session
- Asprey Lily Pad diamond earrings and sapphire and diamond cufflinks
- And an ultimate champagne and caviar tasting for two, followed by a five-course dinner by Michelin Star-awarded executive chef David Werly in the privacy of the Wine Cellar or Chef's Table at The Restaurant.
Yep, you can get all of that for a mere 50,000 smackeroos.
This package is available now until the end of November, so it's also something to keep in mind if you should, say, forget to celebrate the holiday in a timely fashion. Call 305-520-6110.
If you don't get some after dropping dollars on this deal, there's something seriously, unforgivably wrong with one of you. Begin the day at the Mandarin Oriental Miami with the Couples Delight Package ($720), comprising two hours of treatments in the Couples' Suite at The Spa, milk chocolate/passionfruit and raspberry/rose macaroons prepared by pastry chef Frederic Monnet, champagne, a take-home gift, and "relaxation time." (Yeah, that's what the kids are calling in nowadays.) Later you can hit Azul for a four-course menu ($120 per person) including items such as silver and gold eggs with caviar; blood-orange-brushed kampachi ceviche with radish, wasabi, and shiso; black truffle risotto with parmigiano water; and raspberry yogurt cloud cake with rose raspberry sorbet. For dining reservations, call 305-913-8358; for spa reservations, call 305-913-8332.
We already heart us some Antonio Bachour, but the Surrender to Temptation package will make everyone fall in love with this amazing pastry chef at the new St. Regis Bal Harbour. At the stroke of midnight, a personal butler will present a three-course aphrodisiac dessert menu and a bottle of rosé champagne to you and your lovey as you smooch in the confines of a private cabana suite (if you shell out $295 for the occasion). Surely you'll want to fork out an additional $675 to stay the night too, in a room adorned with freshly cut flowers and breakfast awaiting the next morning. Before before all the true debauchery begins, consider having a full-on four-course din comprising components such as vodka creme fraiche, caviar, coconut foam, warm black truffle toast and Maine Lobster at J&G Grill for a mere $98. Call 855-993-0700 to get this plan underway.
Check back tomorrow for some more affordable yet avant-garde offerings involving sand, sweets, and stinking roses.
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