Tag Archive | Valentine’s Day

Raymi Peruvian Kitchen Offers a 6-Course Tasting To Spice Up Valentine’s Day

Raymi Tables and Bar
All photos Courtesy of EM50 Communications

Nothing says “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day quite like a really amazing meal that you don’t have to cook yourself! Luckily, Raymi Peruvian Kitchen and Chef Erik Ramirez are providing couples the necessary ingredients to spice up their romance with a Peruvian influenced Valentine’s Day. I’ve been to Raymi before and I can tell you, the place is gorgeous and the food is excellent!

Starting at 5:00 PM on the 14th, the Flatiron favorite is offering a six-course tasting menu (in addition to its regular a la carte menu) giving diners an array of options depending on their appetite. The six-course tasting menu ($65 per person) will feature three starters, two main courses and a decadent dessert to share. An additional wine pairing is available for $25 per person to compliment the blended flavors in the vibrant cuisine.

Raymi Ceviche

Each dish at Raymi is created to excite and tempt the palate from the first bite of aphrodisiac oysters all the way through to the rich chocolate dessert. Potential paramours will start with Oysters, followed by Lobster (causa, aji amarillo potato puree, avocado, spicy mayo) and Beets (mizuna, crème fraiche, haucatay, pistachio). For a third course, diners transition to the main courses of Halibut (a lo macho, mussles, shrimp, calamari, aji panca cream sauce) and Braised Short Ribs (seco, cilantro). A decadent chocolate dessert for two will complete the meal on a sweet note.

Raymi Meat Skewer

Every guest who participates in the tasting menu will receive a complimentary glass of champagne to start off the night and a rose will be placed on the table. Further setting the fine mood of the evening, Diners can revel in the romantic melodies of a live band, Christelle Durandy Quartet who will be performing a collection of Latin American genres such as Peruvian Valses, boleros and tangos.

Raymi Cocktail

If six courses is a bit too indulgent, Raymi’s full menu, featuring traditional and modern plates such as hanger steak, prepared in two different ways, seafood with jasmine rice, or the choice of an array of flavorful ceviches and tiraditos, will also be available. At the end of a deliciously romantic evening, every guest will take home a small gift bag containing housemade granola and a card for a free Pisco sour to be used at a later date.

Raymi Peruvian Kitchen is located at 43 West 24th Street (between 5th and 6th Aves). Please call 212-929-1200 for Reservations.

Heart Shaped Lip Gloss!

Heart Lip Gloss

Hey! Here’s a cute gift for Valentines Day: Colorful Heart Shaped Lip Gloss Compacts! These are even more appropriate for gifting to the lips of those who live in the Northern States right now – because all this cold weather can lead to unsightly chapping!

Heart Lip Gloss Details:

  • Lip gloss in a Heart-shaped Container
  • Comes in Your Choice of Three Colors: Red, Light Pink and Hot Pink
  • Hinged container – opens and closes in a snap!
  • Chain Loop for Easy Hanging
  • Size: 2″ x 1-1/2″ x 1″

This is the perfect Valentine’s Day — and every day — gift to remind your loved ones that you love them, and their sweet, sexy lips! On Sale now for just $3.16 (20% off regular price of $3.95) at This Link!

Heart Lip Gloss Open

Heart Shaped Meat

Heart Shaped Meat

Mmm…nothing says Love like Heart Shaped Meat. Fry it up.

Heart Shaped Mystery Vegetable

Heart Shaped Mystery Vegatable
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If anyone knows what this vegetable thing is, please leave your best guess in the comments!

Tree With Heart Shaped Lights

Tree with Heart Shaped Lights

One evening earlier this year, Geoffrey and I were walking home from an art opening at Jonathan LeVine Gallery and I snapped a photo of this cool tree on 23rd Street just East of 10th Avenue. The lights are not really heart shaped, but it looks like they are. I like it.

Tiny Heart Shaped Rock

Heart Shaped Rock
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Happy Valentines Day! I will “celebrate” this day by posting pictures of Heart-Shaped Things!

Box of Chocolates Lip Gloss Set!

Valentines Day Box of Chocolates Lip Gloss
Mmm…Kissably Delicious!

Here’s yet another great idea for Valentines Day Gift Giving: A Box of assorted Lip Glosses disguised as luscious Chocolates!

Valentine’s Day Box of Chocolates Lip Gloss Details:

  • Set of 4 Lip Glosses Packaged just like a box of chocolates
  • Each Lip gloss Looks Like a Different Chocolate Candy
  • Scented!
  • Size: 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ x 3/4″
  • Perfect for Valentine’s Day

This fun gift will only set you back $14.95! Buy one now at This Link!

Pink Thing of The Day: Cat Ring Holder and Jewelry Dish

Cat Ring Dish

Valentines Day is coming up and I think this would be a super appropriate gift for any cat lover or someone who needs a little jewelry dish for the bedside table.

Cat Ring Holder Features:

  • Ring holder shaped like a slender cat
  • Dish is perfect for earrings and other accessories
  • Hand painted details
  • Material: Durable Resin
  • Size: 3″ x 3″ x 3-1/2″

Get one for your sweetheart now for just $11.95 (Sorry, this product is no longer available). This

Heart Shaped Cactus

Heart Shaped Prickley Pear Cactus Pad
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All Together Now: “Appropriate”!

Heart Shaped Potato

Heart Shaped Potato
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Here’s a close up of a Heart-Shaped Potato found at the Potato Festival at Sentry Hill Historic House, UK.