XOXO Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Bar x Riverpark
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Love is in the air! Start the Valentine’s Day love fest early with a night out in Kips Bay. Start off with drinks and bites at the super festive XOXO Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Bar. This spot is making a home in Barlovento on the corner of 30th and 3rd. With hearts, candy, roses, confetti, and balloons galore, it’s an all-out love-fest. Punny cocktails, like the Hot Stuff (spicy margarita), Love at First Cider (spiked hot cider), and Honey Bear (mulled and sweetened beer) can be ordered with seductive bites, such as chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate truffles, and conversation heart cookies. There’s also plenty to keep you entertained while enjoying these Valentines-inspired treats from psychic love tarot readings to Cupid’s matchmaking.
Once you’ve gotten your dose of XOXO, head over to the modern Riverpark for a romantic meal and a taste of Restaurant Week. This Tom Colicchio spot is serving up three courses with beautifully-plated pastas and items from both land and sea, including the Squid Ink Chitarra, Diver Scallops & Clams, and Braised Brisket. Don’t forget there’s a third course; end your meal with an inventive dessert. We recommend the Waffle Cone Maple Parfait, with spiced-poached apples, bacon-pecan crumple, and corn streusel. Take a look at the menu in advance and book a table here.
XOXO Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Bar
Barlovento Latin Bistro, 430 3rd Avenue, Manhattan
450 E 29th Street, Manhattan