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Where are YOU going for valentine's day?

ns1 Jan 23, 2008 07:33 AM

It's just around the corner guys, wanted to know where you were going?

We went to Turner New Zealand last year. It was good, but looking back I'd rather pass on the tasting menu and go for a la carte. It was not cheap either - 125pp.

  1. FoodieKat Feb 4, 2008 01:39 AM

    My SO & I are going to Gabbi's Mexican kitchen in olde town Orange. They're not doing a prix fixe menu - just the usuals with a few specials.

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      woofer Feb 3, 2008 01:18 PM

      one year anniversary on the 18th so we're going to cut on that day.

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        Francesca Jan 24, 2008 10:37 PM

        Fraiche, though I heard the chef left. Anyone know about this?

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          New Trial Jan 24, 2008 11:38 PM

          I had lunch there Wednesday and he was present and accounted for. Also, I seem to recall that Jason is an owner, not just the chef, so even less likely that he left.

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          snooze button Jan 24, 2008 07:38 PM

          Probably a local burger joint...

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            thefallinggirl Feb 2, 2008 07:25 PM

            Well played :)

          2. Suebee Jan 24, 2008 04:51 PM

            We're celebrating V-Day at Pizzeria Mozza on Friday night. Can't wait!


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              fdb Jan 23, 2008 04:02 PM

              We are having pre-celebration with 3 other couples at Melisse the week before.

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                risottoman Jan 24, 2008 04:10 PM

                jja jang myun sounds good! awesomely romantic...

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                jennp Jan 23, 2008 02:43 PM

                Jja Jang Myun for me and my friends :) probably on olympic and harvard.

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                  leetmom7 Jan 23, 2008 02:22 PM

                  We have tickets to a dress rehearsal of Otello at LA Opera. Last Valentines Day we had Taper tickets, and we tried to go to Koo-Koo-Roo just south of Disney Hall, trying to stay away from the 'restaurants'. We miscalculated the buildings/parking entrances and ended up at Tesoro for $65/person (running late and couldn't back-track). Grrrr.

                  We might bring PB&Js to eat at the Music Center plaza rather than suffer what we all are complaining about.

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                    AquaW Jan 23, 2008 10:13 AM

                    Not being a couple -- I'll likely go to a bar for a few drinks and probably a no-fuss dinner at home or at a lower-key restaurant that's not doing some V-Day prix-fixe dealy (which, as others noted, tend to be overpriced and suffer in quality).


                    1. wutzizname Jan 23, 2008 08:49 AM

                      A singles bar.

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                        wutzizname Jan 23, 2008 09:42 AM

                        But I like Pastis on Beverly for the understated romance.

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                        Obessed Jan 23, 2008 08:47 AM

                        Staying home...picking up live lobsters (and maybe oysters) from Fish King that S.O. will steam. Probably serve with some sort of potato dish and spinach. Possibly making Meyer Lemon Sorbet for dessert.

                        1. Das Ubergeek Jan 23, 2008 08:47 AM

                          I never, EVER go out on Valentine's Day. If I'm going to spend $100+ per person at dinner, I will do it on a night when not everything has been pre-cooked and stored in a cooler for a night or two.

                          I will be making finger foods and creating a nest for my loved one. We're probably going to go to Napa Rose the following week, though.

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                            Diana Jan 23, 2008 08:49 AM

                            How is Napa Rose? Worth the trip from SFV, or am I better off going to an upscale place closer?

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                              vinosnob Jan 23, 2008 01:49 PM


                              Going to Providence on Tuesday...

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