With the return of Cirque du Soleil, Santa Monica’s hotels and restaurants are rolling out the red carpet for “OVO” ticket holders with creative hotel packages and dining specials throughout the rest of the month and February.
More than 45 Santa Monica restaurants from Downtown Santa Monica to Montana and Ocean Park neighborhoods will participate in dineLA Restaurant Week 2012, which will be held January 22-27 and Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 2012.
The specials are available with a pre-fixe menu: Deluxe Dining is $16 for lunch and $26 for dinner; Premier Dining is $22 for lunch and $34 for dinner; and Fine Dining is $28 for lunch and $44 for dinner (beverages, tax, and gratuity are not included; participating meal periods vary by restaurant).
To celebrate, the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau will be giving one lucky couple a Valentine’s Romance hotel package at Loews Santa Monica Beach hotel, which includes a one night stay and romantic dinner for two at Ocean & Vine. Couples can enter to win during dineLA Restaurant Week 2012 by doing the following:
• Take a photo of your experience enjoying dinner at one of the Santa Monica’s participating dineLA restaurants or attending Cirque du Soleil’s “OVO” at the Santa Monica Pier.
• Post a Twitter update including @GoSantaMonica and the hashtag #SantaMonicaDate.
The winning couple will be notified by Feb. 6, 2012. For more information on the contest, visit www.santamonica.com/date.
“OVO” ticketholders can enjoy special deals, weekend getaways, and other creative offers during their visit to Santa Monica for Cirque du Soleil.
Amenities include signature cocktails, tasting menus, complimentary valet parking, and even trapeze lessons. Cirque inspired hotel packages and discounts can be viewed at www.santamonica.com/cirque-du-soleil.
DOWNTOWN SANTA MONICA AND THIRD STREET PROMENADE
Hostaria del Piccolo
The Misfit Restaurant + Bar
Ocean Avenue Seafood & Oyster Bar
sugarFISH by Sushi Nozawa
The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La
The Penthouse at The Huntley
SANTA MONICA PLACE
Blue Stove at Nordstrom Santa Monica Place
La Sandia Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar
Ozumo Santa Monica
True Food Kitchen
Zengo Santa Monica
SANTA MONICA PIER AND OCEAN AVENUE
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market
Catch Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ocean & Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Whist Restaurant at the Viceroy Hotel
Chinois On Main
Enterprise Fish Co.
La Vecchia Cucina
M Street Kitchen
Stella Rossa Pizza Bar
Babalu Bakery & Restaurant
Cafe Bizou/Bizou Grill
OCEAN PARK BOULEVARD
Il Forno Ristorante