It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and while you’ve done the heavy lifting of planning a vacation for two to the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, now you need that perfect dinner reservation. Our recommendation? Grab your Valentine’s dinner in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island at Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar.

If you and your sweetheart are long time visitors of Destin, you may know Cuvee as a delicious creation of Chef Tim Creehan. Now passed into the capable hands of local restaurateurs Tyler Jarvis and Christopher Ruyan, the minds behind local favorites like Jackacuda’s and Brotula’s, Cuvee Kitchen is the place for delicious romance.

A Valentine’s Day dinner at Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar will delight all your senses. The seasonal menu focuses on local flavors, including Gulf-to-Table seafood and premium cuts prepared with fresh ingredients. Heighten your experience with a creation from their mixologists or enjoy an expert wine pairing, all while tucked into one of their high-backed booths or cozied up next to the fireplace.

Your senses won’t be dampened by a fixed menu this Valentine’s Day either. Cuvee Kitchen just updated their menu for the season and all items will be available. Set the mood with a starter of raw oysters before sampling entrees such as lobster ravioli, filet mignon, or shrimp and grits. Keep things sweet with a Guinness brownie or salted caramel gelato.

If you haven’t booked your getaway to the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast for Valentine’s Day, but now have a craving for sugar-white sand and emerald-green water, consider booking your stay now. Choose from romantic accommodations such as The Henderson Park Inn, an adult-only bed and breakfast, or a secluded beach home from Southern Vacation Rentals.