Here is a press-release from Acme Hospitality, owner of The Lark, Lucky Penny, Helena Avenue Bakery, Loquita, and La Paloma Cafe”

Acme Hospitality’s group of restaurant and beverage venues celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, in Santa Barbara with holiday specials to suit every romantic and anyone’s budget.

loquita’s kumamoto oyster on the half shell & besame cocktail – photo ali beck

The Lark

Valentine’s Day Cocktail by Natalia Farfan

Call Me Rose

martin miller’s gin, rose, bonal aperitif, lemon, egg white, rose petal garnish


Valentine’s Day Specials by Executive Chef Jason Paluska

à la carte menu in addition to holiday specials of:

West Coast Oysters on the Half Shell

sparkling champagne mignonette, finger lime, pink peppercorn

Goat Milk Ricotta Agnolotti Pasta

early spring garlic, english peas, lemon breadcrumbs, wild arugula, marigold

Grilled Santa Barbara Spiny Lobster

meyer lemon garlic butter, crispy sunchokes, tarragon & chili gremolata

Dark Chocolate Pot De Crème

rose-poached strawberry, whipped creme fraîche, salted cashew praline

For reservations, visit The Lark on RESY or call 805.284.0370


La Paloma Cafe

Valentine’s Day Cocktails by Jorge Báez


nosotros reposado, grapefruit infused sweet vermouth, amaro di angostura, house chocolate bitters, with grapefruit expression and luxardo cherry

Sierra Madre

nosotros blanco, atos, chiles, prickly pear lime and rosemary


Valentine’s Day Special by Executive Chef Jeremy Tummel

(in addition to the à la carte menu)

Spice-Crusted & Oak-Smoked Chateaubriand

herbed amarosa fingerling potatoes, grilled chicory, red chili-truffle sauce


For reservations visit La Paloma Cafe on RESY or call 805.966.7029



Valentine’s Day Cocktail by the Loquita Bar Team


bloom gin, passionfruit-vanilla syrup, lemon, chareau, peychauds bitters, fee foam &rose water


Valentine’s Day Specials by Executive Chef Sergei Simonov


kumamoto oyster on the half shell, sangria granita, micro red shiso

Mar y Tierra

a5 new york, galician style lobster tail, tempranillo beurre rouge, pimenton


spiced mexican chocolate pavlova, passion fruit curd, charred blood orange

For reservations, visit Loquita on RESY or call 805.880.3380


Helena Ave Bakery

Valentine’s Day Treats

Heart-Shaped Cookies and Other Holiday-Themed Pastries and Candies from the Market

DIY Cake-Making & Charcuterie Class

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Celebrate love and creativity with this pre-Valentine’s Day DIY class with Helena Avenue Bakery’s Chef Emilie Sandven and her husband, Alisal Ranch’s Executive Chef, Eric Sandven. Experience a hands-on DIY cupcake decorating and charcuterie board arrangement class.

Chef Emilie will guide each guest through the art of decorating beautiful cupcakes while Executive Chef Eric Sandven curates an exquisite charcuterie experience.

Ticket includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with additional options available for in-store purchase. Limited seats are available.

Tickets at Ticketsauce: Here

For more information visit, or call 805.880.3383


Lucky Penny

Valentine’s Frosé

Valentine’s Day Special

Cheese or Pepperoni Heart-Shaped Pizza


Straus Organic Soft Serve with Heart-Shaped Sprinkles

For more information, visit


Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Check restaurant websites for specific hours

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