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Love is in the Air with these Valentine’s Day Culinary Ideas

Love is in the Air with these Valentine’s Day Culinary Ideas

Around 1,500 years ago, a man named Valentine was martyred in Rome. One legend contends that he was a priest, who defied Emperor Claudius II, the ruler who outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret paying for his good deed with the ultimate price. Now, every year on February 14th, it’s hard to get a table at any romantic restaurant. Thus, is true love. There’s no denying that Valentine’s Day provides a great excuse to go above and beyond. For some that means showering their beloved with gifts (we came up with a few ideas for you here in our Gift Guide) appeal to the gourmand side. If you’re planning to impress the subject of your attention with a night out on the town or celebrate friends and family with a special treat there are a ton of options at Aventura Mall offering a Valentine’s Day experiences that spell out “Love.”

PANI Aventura Mall

At PANI, also located in the Outdoor Courtyard, the robust offer of signature cocktails and impressive champagne list is a great choice for your Galentine celebration but not only for its spirited options. It’s a deliciously designed space that is just what the doctor ordered if you are feting your female friendships. A two hour of bottomless cocktails includes Lavish Mimosas, Lychee Martinis, and Posh Bellini. Champagne menu includes Dom Perignon Vintage Brut, Veuve Clicquot Brute Rose and Laurent Perrier La Couvee Brut.

Valentine's Day Diner - Aventura Mall

Love that pasta scene in “Lady and the Tramp?” Head on over to Serafina, located on the Upper Level across from The Apple Store, for some carb-loaded amore. Think sharable Spaghetti Pomodoro or Linguine alla Vongole that when orchestrated can lead to some cheeky exchanges and lovable glances. If indulgence is what you are after, Serafina’s famed Cacio e Pepe finished in a Pecorino Romano wheel could well be the most decadent meal you will sign up for this Valentine’s Day.

Ralph's Coffee

Looking to offset those carb calories but still want to celebrate Cupid? A cappuccino at Ralph’s Coffee is the solution. Its special blends, including Ralph’s Roast, Decaf, and Espresso, feature organically grown beans from Central America, South America, and Africa, and are roasted and packaged in Philadelphia by La Colombe. But what’s utterly lovable and Valentine’s Day appropriate is the perfectly crafted heart foam on top of your beverage bringing in just enough tenderness to celebrate self-love. If your sweet tooth is kicking in, don’t fear. There will be some delicious, heart-shaped delights to swoon over.


Macarons and romance go together like peanut butter and jelly. So, it’s little wonder that Ladurée, located on the Lower Level near Nordstrom, is the epicenter of the sweetest and buzziest of VDay activities. This year, the pastry maker is asking to declare your love with “Mon Chou” an iconic Ladurée green box that has been redesigned with motifs of religieuse struck with a golden arrow, a symbol of love. The included assortment of 12 macarons could be a thoughtful background to personalized messages like initials or proclamations of love.

Läderach Chocolatier Suisse

Naturally we can’t overlook the most emblematic of Valentine’s Day gourmand experiences. The haute couturier of all chocolate makers, the award-winning Läderach Chocolatier Suisse range of delectable delights includes more than 60 different pralines and truffles, dozens of confectionery specialties, exquisite milk, and grand cru chocolates and fluffy “mini mousses,” its interpretation of the chocolate kiss. Romantic packaging adds the finishing touch and makes any of the selections ideal for gifting.

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