The food: Mesoamericans used to eat avocados as far back as 200 B.C. in order to increase their sexual appetites, thanks to the shape of the fruit resembling a man's berries.
The restaurant: Empellón Cocina
's V-Day six-course menu starts things off right with its decadent pistachio guacamole, which serves as a prelude to lamb tartare and lobster fundido. Oh, and if the avocados don't work their magic, Empellón's mezcal menu surely will.
105 1st Ave. (6th St.), East Village