Valentine’s Day in Pasadena

Valentine’s Day in Pasadena

Valentine’s Day is upon us again. That special time of year to do a little something extra to show your loved ones that you think they are worth more than some lovely flowers, heart shaped boxes of candy and/or dinner at a fantastic restaurant in town. If you’re looking for that special gesture, we have a few ideas to ease the transition from Wednesday February 13, 2013 – Monday February 18, 2013 for you.

Sugar Fix Desserts in Old Town (our featured image above) has some fantastic not too sweet heart shaped cookies just big enough to say that you think someone is cool and can afford to eat a big cookie- without being so over the top that she squeals about how much she has to work out to eat that cookie.  They also offer delicious cupcakes in a myriad of flavors several including pink frosting for this type of occasion.

If you’re thinking about flowers nothing says a rich with tradition Pasadena bouquet like an arrangement from Jacob Maarse, who have been adorning the Pasadena area with their timeless arrangements since 1964.   If you’re looking for something a little more modern, sophisticated, cutting edge and distinctive look towards Ixora Floral Studio in Sierra Madre.

There are few cultures that have mastered the art of romance. Italy is at the top of the list. Visit the sexiest Italian newcomer in town Trattoria Neapolis for their speical Valentine menu featuring oysters on the Half Shell with Calabrian Chili, Housemade Cavetelli Pasta with Fontina Cheese & Black Winter Truffles, and Rib Eye for Two with Salsa Verde.  The tocco finale (finishing touch) is a Chocolate & Raspberry Bombe with Prosecco-Strawberry Sorbet and White Chocolate Sauce.  Order courses as part of a pre fixed menu or individually.  Regular menu will also be available.  Reservations strongly recommended.

Bistro 45 is coming back strong after a through remodel and revamped menu. They are offering a $70 Valentine  5 course tasting menu featuring:  1. White Shrimp Mojito Cocktail  Avocado/wasabi sorbet & House Cured Scottish Salmon “Cookie” with Parsnip puree 2. Thai Basil Consomme Ricotta wonton raviolis  3. Steamed Arctic Cod, Diced fennel, tomato confit and oven dried pancetta and micro greens “supreme” 4. Mignon of Prime All Natural Beef Tenderloin with  Seared mushroom pastis, Butternut Squash, beet/Madeira jus  5.  Hot Raspberry Gelee and Dark chocolate marshmallow served for two.

Sugar Fix
63 S. Raymond Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91105
626. 396-9402

Jacob Maarse
655 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA 91101
626.449.0246 T

35 East MontecitoSierra Madre, CA 91024

Trattoria Neapolis
336 South Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Bistro 45
45 S. Mentor Ave
Pasadena, California 91106




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