Your Perks: 1) The perfect Oscar-season date—Umami burgers, beers and tickets to a Best Picture–nominated movie at The Grove. (Your valet: handled.) 2) 30% off the Rolls-Royce of earphones, made from beech wood. 3) Finely tailored dress shirts from Europe for 36% off. Treat yourself.
Things to do for February 13, 2014
Truffles, Pheromones and Park Dancing
Five-Course Tastings at Allumette
Enter Allumette. Sit down. There. Your part is done, because they’ve ditched that strange “normal menu” situation—now you’re getting five-course tastings of always-changing dishes like pasilla chili with blue prawns. If you must go à la carte, you still can at the bar. Your bar needs remain pretty specific...
Dancing and Lobster Rolls in a Park
Valentine’s Day Option A: Low-lit dinner. Flowers. That kind of thing. Valentine’s Option B: Dancing to funk and soul bands until 1am in Grand Park, with drinks from the Echo and a lobster-roll truck. Option A probably should have been figured out by now.
A Pheromone-Heavy Rubdown
Pheromones supposedly attract other humans, so this could make for an interesting Friday: 1) Go to the Four Seasons. 2) Let them do a new massage that involves rubbing pheromones all over your body. 3) Step outside and let the chips fall where they may.
A Morning Run in Your Underwear
Saturday morning, you’ll probably wake up with no pants on. Good. Stay that way. Because a few hundred good Samaritans plan to run a mile around West Hollywood Park in their underwear for charity. And you need to work on that winter tan anyway.
Black Truffles x 18 at Saam
Black truffles = good. Spherified mussels = sure, great. Black truffles on spherified mussels = Saam. For the next month, the José Andrés restaurant-behind-a-restaurant is going nuts with 18 black-truffle-y courses, and none of the courses are, like, risotto.