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Valentine’s Day Destinations: 10 Spots to Love

January 27, 2022 Fun

Love is in the air at UTC! Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or a fun night out with your gal pals, we’ve rounded up 10 spots to help you make the most of your Valentine’s celebration.

Mademoiselle Paris

No one celebrates romance quite like the French. This Valentine’s Day, Mademoiselle Paris will be offering a four-course dinner that includes a crab tartar appetizer, poached eggs in red wine sauce, choice of beef tenderloin or sea bass, choice of homemade dessert, plus a glass of sparkling wine. Cost is $65 per person with an option for wine pairing at $25. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (941)- 355-2323 for reservations.

JPAN Sushi & Grill

If sushi is your love language, then head to JPAN Sushi & Grill for fresh and fabulous sushi rolls and sashimi paired with creative cocktails. Dive into the Sushi Boat for 2 for $65, which includes salad, soup, Hamachi appetizer and a variety of rolls. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Selva Grill

Selva Grill is a stylish choice on any night of the year with its expansive bar and dramatic dining room featuring a large Starry Night-inspired mural. Enjoy innovative, intricately prepared dishes, like tuna tiradito, skirt steak topped with house-made chimichurri and seafood paella that are guaranteed to have you falling in love. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Bonefish Grill

Bring your special someone to Bonefish Grill between February 3 and February 16 and get hooked on the limited-time scallop and shrimp filet mignon special. And you can never go wrong with martinis and sharing bang bang shrimp with your bestie. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Georgie’s UTC

Toast to love at Georgie’s, the newest hotspot at UTC. Celebrate all day at this brunch and dinner destination that’s embracing Valentine’s Day with special offerings, like Maine lobster tails, specialty cocktails and roses for the ladies. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Pascone’s Ristorante’

If whisking off to Italy is out of the question, Pascone’s Ristorante’ has got you covered.  Enjoy a romantic evening with live music, an extensive wine list and a menu of Italian classics like lasagna and spaghetti polpette. Now that’s amore! Indoor and outdoor seating available.

The Capital Grille

Treat your loved one to an unforgettable dining experience at The Capital Grille. From fresh seafood to the most delicious dry-aged steaks, you’re sure to have an amazing and memorable meal. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Norman Love Confections

If you’re searching for the key to someone’s heart, it’s chocolate. And wine. And more chocolate. Nothing says I love you like chocolates from Norman Love, and now you can enjoy an evening wining and dining at the chocolate salon at UTC. During “Valentine’s Day Date Nights” on February 11-12, couples can indulge in a choice of red, white or sparkling wine; a charcuterie board; dessert; and a gift box featuring four heart-shaped pieces from the 2022 Norman Love Confections Valentine’s Day Collection. Cost is $65 per couple. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Seating is limited, and reservations are required by calling 941-777-5507.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

All you need is love…and some ice cream. For a post-meal delight, drop in for dessert at Jeni’s for swoon-worthy ice cream flavors like brambleberry crisp and gooey butter cake. Pints are also available to take home or give as a sweet gift. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Gifts & More at The Paper Store

Looking for a gift? Find one-of-a-kind gifts for your one-and-only at Gifts & More at The Paper Store, now open in the West District at UTC between Michaels and Old Navy.

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