Where to go: Valentine's Day on the Island
Where to go: Valentine's Day on the Island
Got plans for Valentine’s Day? If not, look no further: We’ve got the 411 on where you and your sweetie can enjoy a special dinner, a few glasses of wine or some sweet treats, right here on the Island.
Here’s a rundown; if you’re a business owner hosting an event we missed, feel free to leave it in the comments section of this piece.
Dragon Rouge will be offering a four-course dinner for Valentine’s Day for $30 per person. They will also offer a couple’s package that includes a bottle of Rock Wall wine for $99. 2337 Blanding Avenue; 521-1800. Open 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Trabocco will offer a prix fixe menu for their “Festa di St. Valentino” on Valentine’s Day. The cost will be $85 a person, and guests can choose between two mouth-watering entrees: a fresh corvina sea bass or a wood-grilled filet mignon. Guests can also enjoy a tomato lobster bisque, Dungeness crab cakes, and heart-shaped ravioli made in-house with a lobster brandy sauce. A chocolate chip bread pudding with vanilla gelato will complete the meal. For details, visit www.trabocco.com. 2213 South Shore Center; 521-1152. Open 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Pappo is offering a three-course, prix fixe St. Valentine’s Day dinner for $55 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant, at 337-9100; seatings begin at 5:30 p.m. Guests can choose from prime rib, scallops or mushroom ravioli for their main course; starters include Dungeness crab bisque or an organic chicory salad, and Chef John Thiel is rounding out the menu with a flourless bittersweet chocolate cake or orange-rum raisin bread pudding for dessert. More information is available on the restaurant’s website. 2320 Central Avenue.
Commodore Cruises & Events, a family-owned business with a home port at Mariner Square, will be offering a Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise on San Francisco Bay on one of the company’s six luxury yachts. Boarding begins at 7 p.m., and the yacht docks at 10:15 p.m. Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner buffet with white glove service, dancing, and bar service. The cost is $85 for each adult. Visit http://www.commodoreevents.com/valentines-day-cruise.html to view the menu and reserve seats. 2394 Mariner Square Drive; 337-9000.
Pippa & Co. has a collection of handmade, Valentine-themed items. Pippa & Co., 2544 Santa Clara Avenue; 263-9487. Open 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Need flowers? Dandelion Flowers and Gifts’ Karim Preuss can hook you up. For more on them, check out our Alameda Business Buzz profile from January. 1419 Park Street; 388-2215.
Tucker’s Ice Cream will be offering special goodies for your Valentine this February. You can get a decorated ice cream cake and, if you order in advance, you can request the flavor of ice cream. Tucker’s will also be offering Mexican Chocolate ice cream, which includes chocolate, cinnamon and a hint of orange. Owner Kate Pryor said they will also have their “most famous Valentine flavor,” a dark chocolate ice cream with a raspberry swirl called Raspberry Truffle. Tucker’s will also offer a Valentine Sundae, which consists of buttermilk ice cream, a hot fudge drizzle, a mixed berry compote, and whipped cream. Of course, there will also be fudge, cheesecake by the slice, and Tucker’s famous brownies. If you need a gift, Tucker’s also has gift certificates. 1349 Park Street; 522-4960. Open noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Rock Wall Wine Company will celebrate Valentine’s Day with their Viva Amore event on February 13 from 9 p.m. to midnight. The event will take place in Rock Wall’s barrel room hangar. At the event, they’ll also release the 2013 Romancer, a blend of Malbec, Mourvedre and Petit Verdot. DJ Zhaldee will provide music, and guests can dance, get their photos snapped at Das Bus Photo Booth, dip goodies in a chocolate fountain, get a henna tattoo from Yogis Henna Tattoo, and have a poem custom made by The Poetry Store.
Advance tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for Club Viva members, and are available at www.rockwallwines.com. Tickets purchased at the door will cost $35 for general admission, $30 for Club Viva members and $25 for designated drivers. Tickets cover the first glass of wine and a souvenir wine glass, treats from local food vendors, gourmet cheese spreads, and chocolate tasting.
Participating vendors include Scolari’s Good Eats, Asena, Dragon Rouge, Revival Bar and Kitchen, Coccotutti, Cookie Bar, Amphora Nueva Olive Oil, Krave Jerky, Kind Snacks and Break Brittle. 2301 Monarch Street, Suite 300, Alameda Point; 522-5700.