Improve your wine palate at Royal/T, Valentine’s Day specials at City Tavern

All you need is $68 and two hours to get some wine edumacation at Los Angeles Wine Tasting‘s “Aroma Training & Blind Tasting” held at Royal/T in Culver City. On Wednesday, February 8 from 7 – 9 PM, wine beginners can learn about aromas and get tips on how to develop your own nose. Each ticket includes six wines, breads, cheeses, charcuterie, chocolate truffles, tasting glass for you to keep and handouts. 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.

Chef Jessica Christensen of City Tavern in Culver City has prepared two Valentine’s Day specials for Tuesday, February 14. A cheese board with five cheeses for $18, and a chocolate board with three chocolate desserts for $16, both boards will include handpicked specialty craft brews to pair. Call 310-838-9739 for reservations. 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.


Cheese board, five cheeses including Humboldt Fog, Burrata di Stefano, House Made Meyer lemon ricotta, Tres Leches and Shaft’s Blue Vein and accompanyments paired with a flight of Cismontane Chardonnay Barrel Aged Cismontaps, Alesmith Old Numbskull and Black Diamond Brandy Barrel Aged Winter Grand Cru. $18 (without flight, $14).

Chocolate board, three chocolate desserts featuring a dark chocolate mousse, beer truffles and mini brownies with bourbon caramel. Flight with chocolates, Craftsman Edgar Ale, Port Brewing Serpent Stout, Ballast Point Indra Kunindra. $16 (without flight, $12).

Other specials include half price wines from our chosen selection for that night, half price cocktails and half price beers.