If the way to your lover’s heart is through their stomach, these Valentine’s Day dining options will have your sweetest swooning.
Impress your valentine with a chef-driven French bistro experience that ends with a taste of fine artisan chocolate. Hawaiian Host has collaborated with M by Chef Mavro to introduce its new KOHO line of high-end chocolates for Valentine’s Day and throughout the month of February. Set the mood with a reservation at M Bistro and enjoy the Valentine’s Tasting Menu, including egg and truffles, catch of the day, pomme de terre and roasted beets and chocolate crémeux. Then, your chocolate lover will be surprised with liliko‘i caramel artisan chocolates from KOHO by Hawaiian Host at the meal’s end. The restaurant’s menu is based on chef Jeremy Shigekane’s personal style using locally sourced ingredients to offer unique and fun gourmet food and drink. Indulge in this experience like no other. Valentine’s special Feb.11-14, 5:30-8PM. 1969 S. King St., Honolulu, 808.944.4714, mbychefmavrorestaurant.com
Kona Coffee Caramel artisan chocolates from KOHO by Hawaiian Host
Love is in the air at this lively, urbane and whimsical dining experience. Merriman’s Honolulu— the perfect place for those craving Hawaiian regional cuisine—is making sure your special night starts right. “For the most romantic day of the year, we like to serve our buttered lobster, which is a best seller, and oysters as they’re said to be an aphrodisiac,” says chef Peter Merriman, a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement in Hawai‘i. “No Valentine’s Day dinner is complete without a glass of Champagne and dessert. This year, we’re doing a local bananas Foster—ideal for just two.” A prix fixe menu will also be available for Valentine’s weekend, including roasted beet salad, prime filet mignon and handmade cannoli. You can’t go wrong with a reservation made here. Valentine’s special Feb. 12-14. 1108 Auahi St., Honolulu, 808.215.0022, merrimanshawaii.com/honolulu
Butter Half Poached Lobster at Merriman's Honolulu
Photography by: Merriman's Honolulu by Steve_Czerniak; KOHO courtesy of Hawaiian Host