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loquita’s kumamoto oyster on the half shell & besame cocktail – photo ali beck
MEMORABLE VALENTINE OPTIONS IN SANTA BARBARA 2024
Acme Hospitality Welcomes Food & Beverage Lovers
Join the spirit of fun to celebrate Valentines Day this February 14th at one of the many Acme Hospitality venues for a bevy of choices in food and wine options to please every sweet heart.
From a crafted cocktail and romantic dinner at The Lark to a heart-shaped pizza at Lucky Penny it's all good. The Chateaubriand at La Paloma by Chef Tummell or Santa Barbara Spiny Lobster by The Lark Executive Chef Paluska should draw a food loving crowd for Valentines Day, as well as Loquita, Helena Avenue Bakery, Santa Barbara Wine Collective, and Pearl Social. The Funk Zone is an ideal area to plan a fun filled and delicious evening for what is considered the lovilest day in the universe.
Below are food and beverage menu selections being offered at each of the Acme Hospitality venues. Happy Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day Cocktail by Natalia Farfan
Call Me Rose
martin miller's gin, rose, bonal aperitif, lemon, egg white, rose petal garnish
Valentine’s Day Specials by Executive Chef Jason Paluska
à la carte menu in addition to holiday specials of:
West Coast Oysters on the Half Shell
sparkling champagne mignonette, finger lime, pink peppercorn
Goat Milk Ricotta Agnolotti Pasta
early spring garlic, english peas, lemon breadcrumbs, wild arugula, marigold
Grilled Santa Barbara Spiny Lobster
meyer lemon garlic butter, crispy sunchokes, tarragon & chili gremolata
Dark Chocolate Pot De Crème
rose-poached strawberry, whipped creme fraîche, salted cashew praline
For reservations, visit The Lark on RESY or call 805.284.0370
La Paloma Cafe
Valentine’s Day Cocktails by Jorge Báez
nosotros reposado, grapefruit infused sweet vermouth, amaro di angostura, house chocolate bitters, with grapefruit expression and luxardo cherry
nosotros blanco, atos, chiles, prickly pear lime and rosemary
Valentine’s Day Special by Executive Chef Jeremy Tummel
(in addition to the à la carte menu)
Spice-Crusted & Oak-Smoked Chateaubriand
herbed amarosa fingerling potatoes, grilled chicory, red chili-truffle sauce
For reservations visit La Paloma Cafe on RESY or call 805.966.7029
Valentine’s Day Cocktail by the Loquita Bar Team
bloom gin, passionfruit-vanilla syrup, lemon, chareau, peychauds bitters, fee foam &rose water
Valentine’s Day Specials by Executive Chef Sergei Simonov
kumamoto oyster on the half shell, sangria granita, micro red shiso
Mar y Tierra
a5 new york, galician style lobster tail, tempranillo beurre rouge, pimenton
spiced mexican chocolate pavlova, passion fruit curd, charred blood orange
For reservations, visit Loquita on RESY or call 805.880.3380
Helena Ave Bakery
Valentine's Day Treats
Heart-Shaped Cookies and
Other Holiday-Themed Pastries and Candies from the Market
DIY Cake-Making & Charcuterie Class
Saturday, February 10, 2024, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Celebrate love and creativity with this pre-Valentine's Day DIY class with Helena Avenue Bakery's Chef Emilie Sandven and her husband, Alisal Ranch's Executive Chef, Eric Sandven. Experience a hands-on DIY cupcake decorating and charcuterie board arrangement class.
Chef Emilie will guide each guest through the art of decorating beautiful cupcakes while Executive Chef Eric Sandven curates an exquisite charcuterie experience.
Ticket includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with additional options available for in-store purchase. Limited seats are available.
Tickets at Ticketsauce: Here
For more information visit, www.helenaavenuebakery.com or call 805.880.3383
Santa Barbara Wine Collective
Featuring Love You Bunches from Stoplman Winery, Luna Hart Wines
and Love Garden from Babcock Winery
Galentine’s Yoga Flow
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your galentines, friends, or partner at the Santa Barbara Wine Collective and in collaboration with CorePower Yoga! The ultimate yoga session is followed by a night of relaxation and fun with wine and culinary bites provided by The Lark. $25 ticket includes a yoga class, wine tasting & nibbles
Music will also be provided by DJ PTRK LMR.
Tickets at Ticketsauce: Here
For more information, visit www.santabarbarawinecollective.com or call 805.456.2700
Valentine’s Day Cocktail by Alex Krause
beefeater gin, chareau liqueur, ginger, hibiscus, egg white & hibiscus garnish
Barbie and Ken's Disco Love Affair at Pearl
February 10, 2024, at 9:00 p.m.
Dance the night away at the most glamorous Valentine's Day weekend celebration in town – "Barbie & Ken's Disco Love Affair!" Pearl Social presents a spectacular evening filled with shimmer, groove, and Ken-tastic vibes that will make every heart skip a beat.
Move and groove to the rhythm of the night with our sensational DJ Claire Zielinski and enjoy a night immersed in the world of Barbie with a dazzling pink and shimmery ambiance. There will definitely be Ken-tastic Vibes, a "Ken's Crush" cocktail and other delightful concoctions inspired by the man himself, Ryan Gosling. Lastly, think PINK, disco glam, and all things fabulous! Guests are invited to dress as their favorite Barbie or Ken, or simply sparkle in disco best.
Tickets at Ticketsauce: HERE
Friends and Lovers Drag Bingo at Pearl
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.
Pearl Social spreads the love with an extraordinary Drag Bingo Night on Valentine’s Day.
The magical evening is hosted by the fabulous Vivian Storm, the queen of all queens in town. It's an event filled with laughter, groovy beats from DJ Party Proper and the chance to win incredible prizes. Whether you're a seasoned bingo pro or a newcomer to the game, this night is all about celebrating love, diversity, and inclusivity. Tickets are $25, with admission to the sensational show and the opportunity to play Bingo all night long.
Guests are invited to dress in their most fabulous RED attire.
Tickets at Tickesauce HERE:
For more information, visit www.pearlsocialsb.com or call 805.284.0380
Valentine’s Day Special
Cheese or Pepperoni Heart-Shaped Pizza
Straus Organic Soft Serve with Heart-Shaped Sprinkles
For more information, visit www.luckypennysb.com
SAN YSIDRO RANCH WELCOMES THE SPEAKEASY AT PLOW & ANGEL
Plow & Angel Speakeasy Opens
The Speakeasy at Plow & Angel in San Ysidro Ranch is a delightful prohibition era inspired hideway where patrons may enjoy signature cocktails, fine wines, absinthe services and a fun 20s ambiance complete with Jazz musicians.
Hours: 5 pm daily, Thursday 7-11 pm, Fri-Sat 7-12 pm.
Visit www.sanysidroranch.com for dining with Chef Matt Johnson reservations or call 805-565-1720.