Chocolate Hazelnut Bar
Kuro, 1 Seminole Way (pictured above)
Chocolate. Hazlenut. Raspberry gel. Like a solid run at the slot machines, these things are not complicated but so, so satisfying.
Lobster Pad Thai
Coco Asian Bistro, 1841 Cordova Rd.
Pad Thai's one of those great staple dishes, but you won't usually see it like this. Coco brings a sophisticated panache to their dishes, and this is one lobster that did not die in vain.
S3, 505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
S3 always offers a creative take, and this handsome dish featuring mango chimichurri and yucca is no exception. If your date's not handsome and a little exotic, at least your dinner can be.
Lobster Bar Sea Grille, 450 E Las Olas Blvd.
As the name indicates, this place takes its seafood seriously. But when the sea has been vanquished, they're not done. Pavlova may be dessert comfort food, but this looks like it was designed by an architecture firm.
Ocean2000, 2000 N Ocean Blvd.
Crawfish étouffée with fava beans and tasso maque choux makes for a stylish, Louisiana-infused treat.
Key Lime Baked Alaska
Steak 954, 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
The Keys and Alaska, together at last, sort of. This uniquely Floridian take on the flamboyant dessert is perfect anywhere - but maybe even more so overlooking the Atlantic.
Drunken Lamb alla Carciofi
Grateful Palate Catering & Events, 3003 NE 32nd Ave.
Let us behold what happens when you take porcini crusted lamb rack, crispy artichoke hearts, roasted fingerling potatoes, vincotto and a Negroni glaze. Art, that's what happens.