BEVERLY HILLS— The Michelin Guide may have left Los Angeles, but that's not keeping Michelin-starred chefs out of the city. For five nights starting Saturday, February 28 to Wednesday, March 4, Culina will be celebrating its 5th anniversary with a five-course dinner by Chef Vito Mollica, chef of the Michelin-starred Il Palagio in Florence. The reasonably priced $65 menu includes dishes like sea bass and beef fillet carpaccio with bone marrow, sea urchin, and citrus dressing; and ravioli carbonara with prosciutto-wrapped egg yolk. Mollica's most celebrated dishes will also be on offer à la carte during lunch and dinner. 310-860-4000 for reservations.
BRENTWOOD— This certainly takes the edge off Mondays. Katsuya locations across town (Brentwood, Hollywood, LA Live, and Glendale) are now offering Sake Mondays, with 50% all bottles of sake all day and night. There will also be complimentary sake tastings the last Monday of every month.
CENTURY CITY— Clementine is serving up a simple solution to those who want to avoid the craziness that is dining out on Valentines. The café is offering pre-orderable BYO romantic dinners that come with reheating instructions. Each entrée includes two sides, with additional sweet offerings like the S'Amores, homemade, heart-shaped, marshmallow and chocolate pieces sandwiched between two heart-shaped graham crackers.