Image courtesy of Primal Alchemy Catering.

A Hoppy Valentine’s Day

Follow Long Beach-based Primal Alchemy Catering over the bridge to San Pedro, where local Chef Paul Buchanan will be pairing a farm-to-table dinner with Brouwerij West Brewery beers for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day Celebration on Saturday, February 13th from 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Guests will enjoy a presentation from both the Chef and the Brew Master while being entertained with live music from the French-Gypsy swing band, Hedgehog swing. Be sure to capture the evening in the “For Lover’s Only” photo booth to take home a hopefully hoppy and happy memory of your night out.

The Buchanan-owned and operated Primal Alchemy Catering service takes pride in using only the freshest, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients to educate, feed and entertain the greater Long Beach community. Brouwerij West is a six-tank, Belgian style brewery located in a 120,000 sq. ft. WWII-era warehouse at Crafted in San Pedro at the Port of LA, owned by Long Beach-native Brian Mercer.

Seating is limited, so be sure to purchase your tickets here. For more information, visit the Facebook page here or call 562.400.5994.

Brouwerij West is located at 110 East 22nd Street, Warehouse No. 9, San Pedro, CA 90731.

Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga Workshop

Not into a sit-down dinner for Valentine’s Day? Join Olive Yoga on Sunday for a “heart opening sequence and learn techniques to deepen your connections.” Whether you come as a couple or show up solo, there’s always something new to learn about yourself or your partner when enduring the oftentimes challenging practice of finding your center. So if Valentine’s Day has you a little off balance, make the most of it. Enjoy chocolate elixirs and tea post-asana. 

For more information, visit the event page here.  

Olive Yoga is located at 244 Pine Avenue.

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A Valentine’s Day Weekend in Spain

Whether you go for the tapas or a full-fledged four-course meal, Cafe Sevilla in downtown Long Beach invites you to step away from typical traditions and revel in Spain’s always-flavorful ways of celebrating. On Friday, February 12, the restaurant will feature their regular dinner menu, as well as live entertainment at the Tapas Bar, but that’s just a taste of what’s to come.

On Saturday, an Art of Flamenco Dinner Show will be served at 7:30PM, featuring a four-course Valentine’s Day Menu plus Champagne Cocktail for $89 per person. Sunday will feature a nine-course Tapas Brunch for $29.50 from 10:00AM to 1:30PM, while a four-course Valentine’s Day Menu will be available post brunch for $59 per person until 5:00PM. An “Art of Flamenco” Dinner Show will take place at 4:30PM and 7:00PM featuring the four-course Valentine’s Day Menu plus Champagne Cocktail Starting at $79 per guest.

Click here to check out the four-course Valentine’s Day Menu. To make reservations, call 562.495.1111 or email [email protected].

Cafe Sevilla is located at 140 Pine Avenue.

Valentine’s Day Gondola Getaway

Certainly not for the cynic-at-heart, a Gondola ride through the Naples Canals is one surefire way to please any romantically inclined individual, or one heck of a way to celebrate your newfound singledom and unconditional love for pizza with a Pizza Cruise for up to 11 of your friends. Whichever your intention for the Hallmark holiday, Gondola Getaway is celebrating Valentines of all kinds starting Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, February 15 with special offers (think roses and chocolate strawberries).

If not up for the ride, swing by the dock for special musical offerings, enjoy the bay and take in the ocean breeze. It’s Gondola Getaways “coup de grazie” to the you.

For more information click here or call 562.433.9595.

Gondola Getaway is located at 5437 East Ocean Boulevard.


Photo courtesy of Gondola Getaway.

Fuego at the Maya Valentine’s Day Dinner and Brunch

Fuego invites guests to “stir the passion” during a sweetheart brunch or romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day on Sunday, February 14 at Hotel Maya with brunch from 11:00AM to 2:00PM and/or a four-course, prix fixe dinner from 5:00PM to 10:00PM. Enjoy the Latin Jazz live entertainment in the morning and acoustic guitarist Danny Maike’s incredible sound as the sun sets. Fuego, the modern, Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge, is located at a unique seaside setting, which includes stunning outdoor views of the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach skyline and Queen Mary.

“Fuego’s Valentine’s Day brunch and dinner are twice as nice on Sunday this year,” stated Kristi Allen, Vice President of Hotel Operations at Hotel Maya. “Fuego’s indoor-outdoor patio at the water’s edge, seven romantic fire pits throughout the property and a tranquil waterfall all provide the perfect setting for a couple’s retreat on Valentine’s Day.”

Fuego’s Four-Course, Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner costs $95 per person. Fuego’s Valentine’s Day Brunch includes complimentary endless sparkling wine or cider and costs $65 per adult and children, 13 and older; and $24 for children, 12 and younger. For Fuego’s Valentine’s Day Dinner and Valentine’s Day Brunch reservations, which are strongly encouraged, please call 562.481.3910 or visit Fuego’s Facebook page here. For more information about Hotel Maya, click here.

Fuego is located within Hotel Maya located at 700 Queensway Drive.

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].