Not your typical Valentine’s dinners

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From Dorito-crusted fried chicken wings with friends to an over-the-top evening on the windward side with your sweetheart, here’s a list of not-so-typical Valentine’s Day options as diverse as the types of love worth celebrating.

“Pal”-entine’s Dinner
5:30 p.m.
Piggy Smalls
1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
Ward Village
$39 per person

The more the merrier for this friendship-themed Valentine’s Day dinner at Piggy Smalls. The Pig & the Lady’s kid sister restaurant invites you to come with friends, family or just yourself and make some new ones over burgers and boozy milkshakes, Dorito-crusted fried chicken and a BFF salted chocolate cookie. Even the shyest little piggy won’t want to stay home for this one.

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Beer Mine and Eat Chocolate Beer Mine and Eat Chocolate
7 p.m.
Madre Chocolate
20 Kainehe St.
$40 per person

Madre Chocolate is celebrating Valentine’s Day for the second year with a Beer Mine and Eat Chocolate tasting. If a romantic four-course meal or store-bought sweets isn’t for your honey, connect over organic fair-trade chocolate and complimentary brews at their Kailua location.

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Fondue for TwoFondue for Two
5:30 p.m.
The Veranda at the Kahala Hotel & Resort
$50 plus tax for two people

Kahala Resort’s casual, open-air Veranda takes the sweet in sweetheart to the next level with a V-Day special fixed solely on dessert. Couples will enjoy a Valrhona “Illanka” bittersweet chocolate fondue served with dippable cinnamon financiers, fresh strawberries, homemade marshmallows, caramelized macadamia nuts, raspberry meringue and two glasses of Lucien Albrecht Rose Brut.

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Valentine's Day Pre Fixe DinnerValentine’s Day Pre-fixe Dinner
6 p.m.
Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop
1030 Smith St.
$45 per person

The Chinatown brunch hotspot is hosting a special four-course prix fixe dinner of roasted cauliflower and faro salad, keawe-smoked steak tartare, halal cart lamb over rice or shrimp etouffee-smothered risotto, and strawberries n’ cream-stuffed French toast. You’ll want to your tickets early as space is limited, with seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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Valentine's Day at Kualoa RanchValentine’s Day at Kualoa Ranch
5 p.m.
Hale Nanea
49-345 Kamehameha Highway
Kualoa Ranch
$195 per person

If you plan on going big for Valentine’s Day, this one-of-a-kind event at scenic Kualoa Ranch is the way to do it. Entertainment by legendary Robert Cazimero, and an ahupuaa-to-table-themed five-course prix fixe dinner and wine pairing by former Morimoto Waikiki chefs Luis Castro and Lawrence Lao, featuring fresh bounty from the ranch. The evening also includes a tour of the 800-year-old Hawaiian fishpond.

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