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NYC Restaurant Sei Less Launches ‘The Lovers Menu’ in Honor of R&B Artists for Valentine’s Day

After paying homage to hip-hop and its 50th anniversary last year, New York restaurant Sei Less will give flowers to the romantics and R&B lovers with its special Valentine’s Day-themed menu. 

Beginning Monday (Feb. 12) and throughout February, The Lovers Menu will name its specialty dishes after singers’ classic records, drawing inspiration from renowned R&B acts including SZA, Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Babyface, Alicia Keys and more. In some instances, the dishes also double as some of the act’s favorite meals from the restaurant. The “Boo’d Up,” named after Ella Mai, is a shrimp fried rice meal that, according to owner Dara Mirjahangiry, the singer enjoys when in town. At the same time, the “Rock With U,” an Ashanti favorite, is an appetizer consisting of edamame dumplings and miso truffle. 

“Introducing the Lovers Menu is our way of celebrating the season of love and the talented musicians that make the romantic soundtracks to our lives,” Mirjahangiry tells Billboard. “We wanted to honor these artists in a unique way, especially given their longstanding support of Sei Less. At the end of the day, there’s no better holiday to express our love and gratitude for these icons than Valentine’s Day, and it will make for a special experience for our clientele coming into the restaurant all month long.”

Last year, during its special ode to hip-hop, Sei Less named its dishes and cocktails after iconic songs and albums by Jay-Z, Nas, Ja Rule and more. Since opening in 2022, the restaurant has opened its doors to Cardi B, Clive Davis, Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Latto, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Future, Fat Joe, and many more. 

See the menu below.

Sei Less, Valentines Day

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