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Pier 22 offers up romantic cocktail for Valentine’s Day

Are you stressing out over how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other? Why not toast to your love at Pier 22 with The Cupid’s Kiss, a Champagne-based drink suited for the occasion?

You can also stay for dinner and/or a decadent dessert. The restaurant is offering a chef-created sweetheart dinner menu this Valentine’s Day. Housemade preparations include main courses such as wasabi-crusted ahi tuna, New Zealand rack of lamb, roast duckling and housemade sushi. Also on the menu, guests will find romantic desserts such as the chocolate kiss and chocolate-covered cherry martinis, according to a press release.

Reservations can be made online at or by calling the PIER 22 reservations desk at 941-748-8087.

If you don’t like big crowds or just want to stay home with your main squeeze, Pier 22 bartender Melinda Osborn shares her recipe for the Cupid Kiss: First, sugar the rim of a martini glass and fill the glass with Champagne. Add a splash of St. Germaine. Finish with a splash of ruby red grapefruit juice and a squeeze of lime.

Jana Morreale: 941-745-7059, @janamorreale