Valentine's Day is a tasty event in La Jolla
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Executive sushi chef Jerry Warner of Café Japengo is offering up a date night unlike any other with a couple’s sushi-making class from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 16. The holiday-inspired additions include a red rose for the ladies, a rich chocolate lava cake, a tasting of three Japanese beers and a tasting of Café Japengo’s signature seafood salad for $60 per person. All materials will be provided and each participant will receive a maki board to keep.

(858) 450-3355.

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) of San Diego will host “All you Need is Love: Water to Wine 2013,” a Valentine’s Day fundraiser on Feb. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. The fifth annual event will take place at Estancia Hotel and Spa, 9700 Torrey Pines Road, and will feature live music, dancing, food and auctions with amazing prizes up for bid. RSVP at or call (619) 228-2800. Tickets are $250 and all proceeds benefit ECS’s mental-health services to low-income and high-risk children, providing the homeless with case management, employment, life skills counseling and assistance in obtaining permanent housing.

Sprinkles Cupcakes in La Jolla is embracing the holiday with a Valentine’s Day box containing a dozen cupcakes in red velvet, chocolate marshmallow, dark chocolate and vanilla flavors for $39. 8855 Villa La Jolla Drive., (858) 457-3800.

Local bakery, Frost Me Cupcakes will have a pop-up kiosk at Westfield UTC mall on Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., offering a variety of classic flavors in addition it its signature dark chocolate chili pepper cupcake. Frost Me delivers across San Diego.

Chef Sal Reynoso of Donovan’s Steakhouse La Jolla is serving up a three-course dinner menu from 4 to 10 p.m. for $100 per person, with a bottle of wine for $35 more. Special requests, including dinner in private dining rooms, are available. 4340 La Jolla Village Drive. (858) 450-6666,

Herringbone chef Amanda Baumgarten will create a four-course prix fixe selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Entrées include Kumamoto oysters with sauternes jelly, Maine lobster and English pea risotto and duck breast with beluga lentils and a Valencia orange reduction for $75 per person. 7837 Herschel Ave. (858) 459-0221,

Brockton Villa is offering a four-course dinner in its charming cottage restaurant at $55 per person. Executive chef Mareyja Sisbarro has created a number of dishes to choose from, including oysters “Brockafeller,” pan-seared Pacific sea bass with day boat scallops, pistachio-crusted rack of lamb and a chocolate espresso pot-de-crème. 1235 Coast Blvd., (858) 454-7393.

Famous for its shot glass-size desserts Seasons 52 is inviting guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day by indulging in the special custom mini-indulgence cake that features 18 signature mini indulgences. 4505 La Jolla Village Drive,

George’s at the Cove is offering ocean-view Valentine’s Day dinners at both California Modern, where couples can enjoy a three-course meal that includes red salad, Pacific oysters, smoked Maine lobster, roasted duck and chocolate tart for $70 per person, and at Ocean Terrace, where a three-course meal offers grilled local octopus, grilled Scottish salmon, braised Colorado lamb shank and sticky toffee pudding cake at $60 per person. 1250 Prospect St.

Finch’s Wine Bar and Bistro is offering a wine-paired Valentine’s Day menu that includes oyster bisque, lobster pot pie, stuffed quail, chocolate balloon cake and orange cheesecake at $65 per person. An optional wine pairing, which includes champagne, is available for $25 per person. 7644 Girard Ave. (858) 456-4056

Roppongi has a three-course prix-fixe offering for $60 with an optional $22 suggested wine pairing. The deal runs throughout the entire Valentine’s Day weekend from Feb. 14-17. 875 Prospect St. (858) 551-5252,

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