It’s that time of year again: Candies and chocolates have been molded into hearts, clothing racks have been painted with a red and pink color palette, and there’s a sweet sentimentality dancing in the air. Together, these symbols signify the return of a much-welcome holiday: Valentine’s Day.
In honor of this annual day of love, several of our restaurants and eateries are offering a variety of themed specials so you can partake in the festivities however (and wherever) you wish. Whether you’re celebrating in the traditional romantic sense, gathering with your girlfriends to commemorate Galentine’s Day, or indulging in some Single’s Awareness Day self-care, there’s a fun and festive dining option waiting to be enjoyed. Because let’s face it: What the world needs now – and always – is love, sweet love.
Here are a few Valentine’s Day specials at Aventura Mall, from dining in and take-out to gift assortments for that special someone:
Toast to love with Pubbelly Sushi’s Buy One, Get One special on its new brunch cocktails! Available from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, the boozy brunch cocktails include the Tropical Sake Mimosa, a delicious blend of pineapple and passion fruit purees with sake and sparkling rosé; Drunken Café con Leche, made with Nigori sake, heavy cream and espresso; a Sangria Flight, including tropical, lychee and watermelon flavors; and the restaurant’s signature Bloody Mary, made with house sake, fresh lemon juice and Clamato. This is a fantastic option if you’re celebrating with friends.
Pubbelly Sushi is located on the Lower Level of the Outdoor Courtyard across from The Apple Store.
Do your plans include an exciting yet low-key Sunday at home? One of our newest eateries (and a must-see, Instagram-worthy foodie destination), PANI is offering a deliciously cozy St. Valentine’s Day Breakfast that is available for take-out or delivery. The package includes two teabags, a PANI logo cup and spoon, a bag of homemade granola, an extra-large croissant, raspberry yogurt, a mini lemon pound cake, a ham and cheese scone, an individual red blondie cake, a Valentine’s Day greeting card, and, of course, confetti (it’s a holiday, after all!). The package can be ordered online at welovepani.com.
PANI is located on the Lower Level of the Outdoor Courtyard across from The Apple Store.
Missing the romantic city of Paris? Ladurée Aventura is giving Valentine’s Day a taste of the City of Love. The French patisserie is offering several themed pastries, including its world-famous macarons. Among the highlights are a Love Hat Box Assortment, which includes rose-flavored meringues, “Marie-Antoinette” tea (20 bags), a rose-flavored chocolate bar, a Napoleon gift, and a box of eight macarons.
Ladurée is located on the Lower Level near Nordstrom.
Want to get decked out for a date night with your S.O.? Reserve a table for dinner at Estiatorio Ornos. Chef Michael Mina’s newest concept, Estiatorio Ornos will whisk love birds to the beaches of Mykonos via its $175 pre-fixed Valentine’s Day menu for two. The four-course meal includes some of the eatery’s most popular dishes, including a half-dozen east coast oysters, lavraki, 8 oz. filet medallions, baklava, and crema sokolata. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling (786) 697-1681.
Estiatorio Ornos is located on the Lower Level of the Outdoor Courtyard across from The Apple Store.
Similar to you and your other half, Serafina’s authentic Italian dishes and spritzers are a match made in “amore.” Our ideal lunch date? Indulging in pasta or gnocchi with Tartufo Nero (black truffle is always a good idea). Better yet, take your date “al fresco” – the pergola and flowers add a lovely romantic touch.
Serafina is located on the Upper Level across from The Apple Store.
The love of your life deserves nothing but the best. That being said, if they’re craving ceviche, treat them to some of Miami’s best at CVI.CHE 105. Going with friends? The Trilogía de Ceviches and Tetra de Ceviches are perfect for sharing and getting a taste of each of the fresh and flavorful ceviches your heart desires.
CVI.CHE 105 is located on the Lower Level of the Outdoor Courtyard near The Apple Store.
Searching for a new spot? The menu at Juan Chipoco’s Pollos & Jarras is bursting with vibrant Peruvian flavors with a twist, from exquisite barbecues and juicy meats to its original rotisserie chicken and succulent sandwiches. You’ll fall even more in love with every bite.
Pollos & Jarras is located on the Lower Level of the Outdoor Courtyard near The Apple Store.
Looking for a few more tried-and-true dining options? Divieto, Tap 42, Bella Luna, Trattoria Rosalia, and The Cheesecake Factory always know the way to our hearts.
Pro Tip: Make the most of your Valentine’s Day by allotting some time for shopping and browsing the Arts at Aventura Mall Collection (a photo in front of Robert Indiana’s LOVE Sculpture is a must!)
For more information, please call 305-935-1110.