Trend Watch: Get ready for Valentine's Day

February 06, 2013|By Alisha Gomez
  • The porcini crusted black canyon filet mignon, which is part the Valentine's Day menu at Lucca in Irvine.
The porcini crusted black canyon filet mignon, which… (Coastline Pilot )

"Bring back that loving feeling," so the song says, and with Valentine's Day here, there are plenty of ways to do that. Here are just a few ideas.

The Californian at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa has a special menu for the big night for $65 per person, or $85 with wine pairing. The meal is four courses and features dishes such as chilled oyster shooter, endive salad, crispy duck leg and chocolate raspberry tart, according to a news release.

The Californian is inside Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa at 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. To make a reservation, call (714)-698-1234.

The Resort at Pelican Hill has a variety of offerings, including create-your-own getaway packages, which include one night in a Bungalow guest room, bottle of sparkling Prosecco, chocolate-dipped strawberries, rose petal turndown, continental breakfast in bed and a list of romantic places to kiss at Pelican Hill. Other options include what the resort calls "Treatment for Two," a couples' red pomegranate seasonal body gelato 50-minute treatment, romantic bath for two, spa cuisine lunch and Crystal Cove Fitness walk, according to a press release.


There's also the "Tee Time for Two," where couples can play an ocean-view golf round, complete with a professional fore caddie and golf cart. Or couples can take advantage of the "Table for Two" package, where they can enjoy a wine-paired dinner at the resort's restaurant, Andrea, and handmade truffle by the pastry chef and a bottle of Prosecco.

Packages start at $795 per night.

There are also several Valentine's Day dinner specials at the resort. More information is at Resort at Pelican Hill is at 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast.

Looking for something more than just dinner? Just in time for V-day is "He Said/She Said," the Broadway duo of Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley and part of the Segerstrom Center's Cabaret series, hits the Samueli Theater Feb. 14 to 16.

The performance, called "a musical conversation that features brand new arrangements by many of the Great American Songbook's leading composers" such as Fats Waller, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Sammy Cahn, according to a news release. Ballads to be performed include "Something's Gotta Give," "Too Close for Comfort," "Come Back to Me," and "Love Me or Leave Me."

For tickets or more information, go to

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