14 Valentine's Treats

BY Germaine Benson | February 3, 2017 | Feature Features

Cupid, eat your heart out! In honor of Valentine's Day, we present 14 ways to spark up the romance.
Seaspice is the place to be this Valentine's Day.

Chocolate Therapy
Here’s an idea: Book a private suite at Aquanox and indulge in a chocolate body experience beside your significant other. This romantic treatment begins with a Swedish massage that employs cocoa-infused oil and ends with Champagne and truffles for two in the spa lounge. $290, Trump International Beach Resort, 18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.692.5730

Vino Venture
Looking for something interactive? Join the chefs at Bakehouse Brasserie for a Valentine’s Day eve wine and chocolate pairing dinner. The restaurant is partnering with Cacoa Berry to bring couples an evening filled with love poems, fine French chocolates, curated wines and a surprise gift to enjoy at home. Feb. 13, 5:30PM, $30 per couple, 808 First St., Miami Beach, 305.434.8249

Foodie First
Head to the mall, we say! Visit Brickell City Centre and buy each other a special something at any of the new shops that have opened (Acqua di Parma and Santa Maria Novella are must-stops) and then treat yourselves to a three-course South African meal at Big Easy Winebar and Grill. This dinner includes a choice of bison tartare or poached octopus to start; lamb chops, filet mignon or roasted root bunny chow for entree; and decadent chocolate mousse cake for dessert. $160 per couple, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.814.5955

Just DÔA It!
Wine and dine your beloved at Miami’s newest (and perhaps only) LatAsian hotspot, DÔA, with a lavish feast that’s sure to please. The prix fixe, four-course menu includes options such as oysters, lamb siu mai, robata asparagus, Australian wagyu, miso black cod and more. $125 per person, 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.587.2000

What’s Inside?
For a gift to remember, look no further than The Love Spell Box ($120) from Hautbox. The package (for her) includes a preserved rose, a Herbivore Botanicals rose-hibiscus face mist, Mast milk chocolate, a Formulary55 bourbon and vanilla bar, a fragrant Tatine Love That Burns candle and more. Best part: The box is hand-delivered to your intended.

In Full Bloom
Flowers are a given on Valentine’s, but why not make them special? Our suggestion? Jardin Deluxe Fleurs’ Cupid-approved package of 50 red roses, a bottle of Moët & Chandon and a box of various Ladurée macaroons. $449

Flock Down
Animal lovers have the luxury of getting up close and personal with some feathered friends this Valentine’s Day at Jungle Island. During the Love Birds VIP experience, a tour guide takes couples to meet two inseparable blue Amazons, a flock of flamingoes, exotic parrots and an Andean condor. Guests are then encouraged to stroll through the 18-acre park to encounter other species throughout the day. $899 per couple, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, 305.400.7000

One and Done
Want romance and dinner at home? Let the pros at Macchialina pack up a meal for you that can be cooked and enjoyed at your own digs. Its pre-ordered dinner for two includes step-by-step instructions and ingredients for gorgonzola pear salad, cavatelli with meatballs, porchetta, pecorino, garlic bread and tiramisu for dessert. An added bonus: a curated Spotify playlist to play during your meal. $150, 820 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305.534.2124

Shades of Green
If flowers aren’t exactly yours or your beloved’s thing, a Plant the Future arrangement is the way to go. Our suggestion: a moss heart of perennials that requires little maintenance and will last long after Feb. 14. $168, 2511 NW Second Ave., Miami, 305.571.7177

Champagne Campaign
Get behind the bar at the Regent Cocktail Club and play mixologist for the night for a Valentine’s Day edition of the venue’s Champagne cocktail class. The lounge’s bartenders are ready to show couples how to make signature Champagne cocktails as they enjoy bites from Dolce Italian and music by French Caravan. $65 per person, Gale Hotel, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.975.2555

Under the Stars
A candlelight dinner by the Miami River can be most romantic. Seaspice has it covered with a decadent meal that includes Kaluga caviar on toasted brioche, strawberry gazpacho, pan-seared day scallops with fennel jam, wood-fired roasted chateaubriand and grilled Maine lobster with caramelized cauliflower. Prices upon request, 422 NW N. River Drive, Miami, 305.440.4200

Sweet Dreams
Looking to go all out? And we mean all out! The Setai is offering an exercise in opulence that includes a private dinner for two at the Chef’s Kitchen, various spa services, an oceanfront suite to spend the night and a luxury courtesy car for use during your stay. Make it a weekend to remember. $14,000, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.520.6000

Kiss the Chef
Embark on a culinary journey with your loved one with an Italian cooking class at Sur La Table. Attendees will enjoy a hands-on experience making burrata-and-olive tapenade crostini, tagliata with arugula and fried capers, risotto with pancetta and shrimp, and dark chocolate espresso Budino for dessert. $79 per person, 438 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.953.7638

Stay the Night
The Valentine’s Day Package at 1 Hotel South Beach is the ultimate staycation. It includes a $50 credit to be used toward any of the treatments at the Bamford Haybarn Spa, two welcome cocktails at Tom On Collins, a meditation guide and a CAPtivator energy spray meant to inspire self love. Proceeds from the package go to, an organization committed to ending violence against girls and women. From $450 per night, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.604.1000

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