Valentine’s Day in Vegas: Get Lucky in Love
Valentine’s Day is this Friday, so if you’re jet set for Vegas without any plans, we got you covered. And while you can’t go wrong with chocolates and roses, Valentine’s Day will be a lot more memorable with fine dining, sparkly jewelry and a relaxing spa treatment. Top these with the Strip’s breathtaking sights and energy and you and your hottie are set for a magical evening.
Wine and dine
So many dining choices, so little time. Whether you’re looking for something fun and casual or more upscale, Valentine’s Day dinner in Las Vegas provides plenty of options. Located at The Linq, the outdoor shopping destination between The Quad and Flamingo, Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar offers a specialty menu for two, priced at $75 a couple. Kick off the fiesta with red sangria made with brandy, fresh fruit juices, strawberries and oranges. If margarita is more your thing, try the Las Vegas restaurant’s signature drink – Sauza Gold tequila with orange liqueur and fresh lime.
Start your meal with Queso Fundido served with pork rinds or tortilla chips. The main course includes your choice of the De La Tierra with New York steak, Spanish chorizo and pork tenderloin or the Del Mar served with seasonal fish, prawns and sea scallops.
The Valentine’s Day special finishes off on a sweet note with a chocolate flan made with vanilla bean custard and caramel sauce. After you dinner, spice up the night and enjoy the late-night party atmosphere with a live DJ. Ride the mechanical bull if you’re in a daring, adventurous mood.
For a sophisticated evening, Trevi at The Forum Shops inside Caesars Palace serves up a tantalizing cocktail, plus an equally delicious meal. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with the three “That’s Amore” couples menu. Priced at $70 per couple, the prix fixe menu features a salad, three classic Italian entrée choices and a delectable dessert. Pair your meal with a bottle of Dark Horse Wine, priced at $30 per bottle, or Trevi’s signature Valentine’s Day cocktail, Love Potion #9 (pictured above) priced at $9 per person.
Available entrées include classic lasagna with a hearty meat sauce, ricotta and mozzarella; penne diavolo served with grilled chicken, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes tossed in a spicy tomato cream sauce; or fettuccine al pesto con gamberi tossed with sautéed shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and basil in a pesto cream sauce. They all sound so tasty, so what’s a foodie to do? If you’re date orders something different, you’ll at least get to enjoy two out of three.
Enjoy the Las Veags restaurant’s spaghetti ice for dessert. The unique gelato presentation is made from vanilla and chocolate flavors, topped with a sweet strawberry sauce to mimic the classic Italian pasta dish.
Have your steak and eat it too: Center Cut Steakhouse at the Flamingo features a fine dining four-course meal for $95 per couple. Begin with oysters on the half shell with passion fruit caviar, Wagyu beef carpaccio and Dungeness crab cakes with a mango kiwi salad and Dijon creole sauce. Course two offers your choice of lobster bisque or salad. Save your appetite for the third course – a six-ounce center cut filet, cabernet-braised Wagyu short rib or nori-wrapped Ahi.
Finish with dessert, Sweethearts chocolate trio for two – white chocolate honey mousse with raspberry cream, chocolate mousse and raspberry sauce. We say this tops a heart-shaped box of candy any day.
A surprise during dinner is always a great thing. Pandora at The Forum Shops features a bangle bracelet and a “you & me” dangle charm. You can also get the Sparkle of Love gift set that includes one pair of heart stud earrings and the love locket necklace. Your lucky lady will look ravishing.
For something bright and colorful, Swatch inside Forum Shops offers a red and white candy-striped timepiece, perfect for the holiday. And if you’re here Thursday, Feb. 13 enjoy sparkling beverages and treats at Anne Fontaine and take a sneak peak at the spring preview collection.
These days, men aren’t shying away from a frou-frou spa treatment. In fact, more are embracing it! So what better way to spend the day with your sweetie than a Las Vegas spa day? Even if it’s just for the ladies, we’re not one to turn these surprises down, anyway.
Get ready for a spa day at Rio, which hosts Valentine’s Day-related spa treatments from Friday, Feb. 14 – Monday, Feb. 17. Services include a free gift with the following packages:
• Be Mine: 50-minute couples massage, followed by a 25-minute couples pedicure. Package includes a bottle of champagne ($400)
• Red Hot: 50-minute hot stone massage and sugar scrub glow ($200)
• I Do: Bridal hair and make-up application ($155)
• XOXO: 25-minute custom massage, manicure and evening hair styling ($180)
Rio also offers Spa-tacular Proposals. Spa attendants will handle all of the details to make this a memorable and unique moment.
If you’re staying on the Strip, the spa and salon at Bally’s offers a 20% discounts on Valentine’s Day services like the chocolate raspberry soufflé body wrap with one complimentary vanilla lip balm; a Timeless Facial with complimentary moisture mask; a strawberry champagne scrub, spa manicure, pedicure and a free gift; shampoo and blow dry with a free gift; and a make-up application, with 10% off TIGI cosmetics.
If he’s up for it, make it a couple’s day and receive 10% off a 50-minute couples massage, along with a complimentary pure Fiji spa box. Relaxation on the most romantic day/weekend of the year? Yes, please!
Whatever you decide, Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas is sure to be a sweet treat.