The stereotypical Valentine's Day: Roses, a box of chocolates, and a candle-lit dinner. There is probably a significant population of people bored with chick-flick induced ideas of romance and looking to do something new. For those hoping to take their dining in a different direction, look no further. Here are three options that add a little twist to the typical V-day expectations.
Dine with the Dolphins: Head to Miami Seaquarium (4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne) for a catered buffet-style dinner overlooking Dolphin Harbor. The dinner includes a bottle of wine, two annual passes to the Seaquarium, and two gift certificates to return and swim with dolphins. No word on where the buffet is coming from, but we're hoping the attractions won't end up on your plate. The Valentine's Day package is $398 plus tax. Call 305-365-2501 for reservations.
Godiva Vodka Cocktails: Two things almost everyone loves: chocolate and vodka. Can one ask for more? Head to STK (2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach) where they will be celebrating the release of Godiva's Chocolate and Raspberry Chocolate Infused Vodkas. Already a fan of the white chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel milk chocolate, mocha, and dark chocolate liqueurs? They will be there too. Executive chef Ralph Pagano will also present a special Valentine's Day menu. For reservations call 304-604-6988.
RA Meet Market: The night before Valentine's Day at RA Sushi (5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami) is one for the desperately-seeking singles. Taking place Sunday, February 13, the evening will feature cocktails and menu items inspired by those who are unattached, unavailable, or just plain uninterested. Themed beverages include the Icebreaker ($4), Love Potion #9 ($6), and the Rum-antic ($6). Those with an appetite can get a taste of some Me-so Hungry Soup ($2), the R-eel Love Roll ($4), the Cupid Crunch Roll ($5), the Hey Toots-y Maki ($5), and the Draggin' Me Down Roll ($6). Given the price point, it is safe to say sometimes single is better. The event is from 8 p.m. - midnight. Call 305-341-0092 for reservations.
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