Picks For Valentine’s Day

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Lyfe Kitchen. With locations in Culver City, Palo Alto & Tarzana, California, Chicago, Illinois and more to come, this fast casual dining establishment brings the freshest ingredients to you with Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan and Everything menus + sustainably produced environments. Select beers and wines available, too. Cheers!

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    The Beachcomber. Great food served with a super relaxed vibe located in Newport’s Crystal Cove. With your shoes in the sand, you’ll find yourself on an idyllic beach, ten  million miles away from the cares and woes of the daily grind. Excellent food, full bar, sunset optional.

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Dining at home? Try our delicious Date Bar Recipe. Simple to make with old school charm, these date bars are a hit with kids, too. Dress them up with a dollop of sweet whipped cream or a scoop of coffee ice cream.

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 The Sliding Door Café. Succulent pork tender loin, rich lobster mac and cheese, decadent desserts and Chardonnay steamed mussels with a touch of cream, andouille sausage, shallots and white beans; these are a few of the delicious decisions you’ll have to make when dining in this intimate café near the Newport Arcade.

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Riviera 31 trio of desserts. Photo by Warren Keating.

Riviera 31. Swanky French cabaret setting offering a sophisticated and decidedly chill, vibe inside the Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood, California. Celebrate your love with signature cocktails, small plates, whispers and sultry smiles while you contemplate whether to get home or get a room. There’s an adjacent patio where you can catch your breath if find yourself swooning over the rush of being transported to the South of France without your passport.

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Bonefish Grill. Now open in Northridge, California. Bonefish Grill is the perfect choice for dinner and a movie. Located at the Northridge Mall near the Pacific All Stadium 10, enjoy dinner before or after the show. The Grapefruit Martini and Bang Bang Shrimp are favorites, but save room for the Key Lime Pie!

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Gift Guide.

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Candy Heart Candy Dish

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Cookies To Make

More dishes to whip up.

More dishes to whip up.

About encinomom

Hello Dear Reader, It is so lovely to connect with you here. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you'll find something that pleases your eye, gives you a smile or ignites an idea that fuels a dream. I'm a California born and bread Mom living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I enjoy sharing the California Lifestyle with you, plus a thing or two I've learned here and there, along my way to this moment. Your kind words are always welcome in this space. (It's very quiet here when you don't write.) With a song and a smile, I encourage you to be your highest and best, delightful, & darling self. And I will try my darnedest to do the same. ;) xo, Lisa

Posted on February 14, 2014, in Decor, Entertainment, Food, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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