Roxana Jullapat's Pre-Valentine's Day Dessert Tasting
The day before Valentine's Day, pastry chef Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County is hosting a pre-Valentine's Day dessert tasting. Expect white cheddar and apple tartines, ice cream sundaes, truffles, chocolate fonduette and wine pairings by Claudio Blotta. Reservations recommended: 323-653-8009.
WHAT: Pre-Valentine's Day dessert tasting.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Cooks County, 8009 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.
COST: $35, $55 with wine pairing.
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Aphrodisiac Pop-Up Restaurant on Valentine's Day
Chef Jeff Torin of PDA Aphrodisiac Cuisine is putting together a pop-up restaurant for Valentine's Day. Think multicourse tasting menus with aphrodisiac ingredients (figs, spicy chilies, licorice, fresh herbs, and vanilla, to name a few). Choose either an 8- or a 17-course menu. Both come with a cocktail or glass of wine. Seatings begin at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Pre-purchased reservations required.
WHAT: Aphrodisiac pop-up restaurant.
WHEN: Feb. 14, 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.
WHERE: Lucy's 51, 10149 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake.
COST: $75 or $120.
Valentine's Day Fireworks show and concert
Ehrmann USA, the American subsidiary of a German dairy production company, is celebrating the U.S. launch of its Greek yogurt MIXIM by throwing a free Valentine's Day party aboard the Queen Mary. (The yogurt comes in a heart-shaped container.) The ship will be turned pink, there will be a free concert and a free fireworks show, and two Guinness World Records will be attempted: the world's largest hug relay and the most couples simultaneously feeding each other free samples of MIXIM Greek yogurt. (Not kidding.) Check the Facebook page for more information.
WHAT: Heart-shaped fireworks show and concert.
WHEN: Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach.
COST: Free admission to the Queen Mary (a $24.95 value) for everyone who mentions MIXIM.