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Champagne, specifically combined dishes and dessert are what Valentine’s Day is all about. Well, that and your date, of course. But even if you’re drifting solo for a arriving holiday, there’s a few destinations to cruise within this beam to V-Day dining — and drinking.
Call forward for grill reservations, since these books will fill up.
All dishes take place on Feb. 14 unless differently noted.
Brio Tuscan Grille This Italian grill sequence during International Plaza starts a celebrating early with a one-off menu during lunch and dinner. Begin with a martini or a potion of bubbly before relocating to apps like antipasti bruschetta. Mains embody bistecca Brio — thinly battered beef tenderloin with tomatoes, chimichurri, tawny horseradish and arugula, while dessert brings a fiery chocolate cake. Feb. 9-18. 2223 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, 813-877-3939, brioitalian.com.
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Datz/Roux The South Tampa eateries group adult for Galentine’s Day, ensuring a nominal passion fruit solidified cocktail goes to each gal that stops in. In further to a freebie, Datz serves adult a breakfast equipment such as crème brûlée French toast and brief rib biscuit Benedict; bananas Foster pancakes and Abita-battered crab beignets are among a brunch dishes that wait during Roux. Datz: Feb. 13, 7-11 a.m. 2616 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, 813-831-7000, datztampa.com. Roux: Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 4205 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, 813-443-5255, rouxtampa.com.
Del Frisco’s Grille In respect of V-Day, a appetizing snack that’s not accessible on a unchanging menu: 12-ounce, bone-in wagyu beef surfaced with truffle butter. Two concordant wines, Portillo Malbec and Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon, are also on hand. $58. Feb. 10-18. 4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-878-6890, delfriscosgrille.com.
Eddie V’s The upscale sequence offers limited-time pairings of Champagne and oysters (as good as a bland lineup of seafood). Couples select from half a dozen oysters — including Pink Moon and Thatch Island varieties — relating them with half a bottle of sommelier-selected bubbles. Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Moët Rosé Impérial or Krug Grande Cuvée are a options. 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-877-7290, eddiev.com.
Élevage A four-course tasting menu from executive cook Chad Johnson that consists of endive and apple salad, recorded lemon falafel, and filet mignon with Gruyère and potato perogi — alongside other crowd-pleasing selections for any palate. For dessert, an artisanal cheese plate, dim chocolate semifreddo and strawberry shortcake are planned. $65, $100 with booze pairing. 5:30-10 p.m. 1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-999-8700, epicureanhotel.com.
Krystal This mini burger authorization spotlights a candid dish understanding — 6 Krystals, dual tiny fries and dual Red Hot Slushies (a brew of cola and a Red Hots cinnamon candy) — for signifs who wish to keep it low-key. $6.99. Feb. 9-20.1916 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 813-631-1995, krystal.com.
Marchand’s Bar Grill Treat your chairman to a mini getaway. The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort Gulf Club’s superb eatery has tiny bites, cocktails and a regretful three-course, prix-fixe cooking in store, not to discuss what’s called a “escape package” for couples who stay a night. 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 727-894-1000, marriott.com/tpasr.
Maritana Grille This fine-dining grill during The Don CeSar showcases holiday specialties like sous vide pig belly, pan-seared halibut, crusted pig tenderloin and hiss panna cotta. $16-$37. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-1882, maritanagrille.com.
Ocean Prime Kick off a dusk with Napa Valley Caymus Cabernet, afterwards go for a International Plaza steak-and-seafood chain’s categorical march of sautéed Chilean sea drum or 10-ounce wagyu New York frame steak. End with a pickled caramel brownish-red torte — that highlights vanilla mousse and scotch caramel — to prove your honeyed tooth. $12-$85. 2205 N. Westshore Blvd., 813-490-5288, ocean-prime.com.
Palm Court Italian Grill The TradeWinds Island Grand’s three-course feast includes workman greens, espresso-chocolate-dusted lamb loin and chocolate hazelnut crème brûlée. $50. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-363-2358, tradewindsresort.com.
Portillo’s In partnership with a American Red Cross, this dear Chicago-style chain’s limited-time dessert — heart-shaped chocolate cake (yup, a same chocolate cake recipe that Portillo’s regulars go nuts for) — earnings once again. Proceeds, adult to $25,000, go to a charity. Order a cake online, or in chairman with we and your sweetheart’s V-Day meal. Feb. 9-18. $19.49. 1748 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, 813-210-8190, portillos.com.
The Rez Grill A quintet of prix-fixe courses curated by a American grill’s artistic culinary director, Frank Anderson, during Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino. Expect beef tartare, heirloom tomato-cucumber salad, ribeye cap, and limp fillet, to name a few. One potion of Champagne is on a house. $75. 5 p.m. 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa, 813-627-8120, seminolehardrocktampa.com.
Rooster a Till This four-course, prix-fixe lineup gets genuine unreal with dishes like honeyed potato vichyssoise, beef tartare, pig swell and coconut marzipan custard. $55, 85 with booze pairing. 6500 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-374-8940, roosterandthetill.com.
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Sea Porch Cafe/Rowe Bar For lunch and dinner, plates of roller and territory — built on 5 ounces of both filet and lobster tail — as good as comfortable chocolate truffle cake. $16-$42. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-1881, doncesar.com.
Sprinkles Ditch that box of chocolates and conduct to Hyde Park Village after chowing down for a bakery chain’s “I 717 S. Dakota Ave., Tampa, 813- 304-1848, sprinkles.com.