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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


The Lark

Valentine’s Day Cocktail by Natalia Farfan

Call Me Rose

martin miller's gin, rose, bonal aperitif, lemon, egg white, rose petal garnish

and

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

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La Paloma Cafe

Valentine’s Day Cocktails by Jorge Báez

Zapopan

nosotros reposado, grapefruit infused sweet vermouth, amaro di angostura, house chocolate bitters, with grapefruit expression and luxardo cherry

Sierra Madre

nosotros blanco, atos, chiles, prickly pear lime and rosemary

and

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

$69.95

For reservations visit La Paloma Cafe on RESY or call 805.966.7029

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Loquita

Valentine’s Day Cocktail by the Loquita Bar Team

Bésame

bloom gin, passionfruit-vanilla syrup, lemon, chareau, peychauds bitters, fee foam &rose water

and

Valentine’s Day Specials by Executive Chef Sergei Simonov

Ostión

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

Pavlova

spiced mexican chocolate pavlova, passion fruit curd, charred blood orange

For reservations, visit Loquita on RESY or call 805.880.3380

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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

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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

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Pearl Social

Valentine’s Day Cocktail by Alex Krause

Pink Cashmere

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

***

Lucky Penny

Valentine's Frosé

***

Valentine’s Day Special

Cheese or Pepperoni Heart-Shaped Pizza

***

Dessert

Straus Organic Soft Serve with Heart-Shaped Sprinkles

For more information, visit www.luckypennysb.com

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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.

 


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