Wine and Dine at these Denver Spots this Valentine’s Day

Not sure where to head for a Valentine’s Day filled with culinary delights? Check out these Denver-area (and beyond) spots.

Rachel Adams

Fondue and More at Jill’s Restaurant
Celebrate love in Boulder with a romantic multi-course dinner at Jill’s Restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Available for $69.95 per person, the menu includes cheese fondue for two (vegan option available); choice of strawberry spinach salad, Kona Kampachi sashimi or roasted cauliflower velouté; choice of Mediterranean sea bass, beef tenderloin wellington and brown butter smoked scallops, or vegan organic mushroom ragout; and strawberry pavlova or Valrhona chocolate soufflé. Jill’s will also be hosting a Vegan Valentine’s Dinner on Monday, Feb. 11. The four-course vegan dinner is priced at $29.95 per person.

Galentine’s Day at Jovanina’s Broken Italian
On February 13th from 6:00-8:00 p.m., guests at Jovanina’s Broken Italian will be able to join Chef de Cuisine and Pastry Chef Ashley Morrison for a cookie decorating party in Jovanina’s wine cellar, Sotto Voce. Chef Ashley will show guests how to create Instagram-worthy icing designs and for those who are not as artistically inclined, Chef Ashley will provide half a dozen professionally decorated cookies for you to take home. $40 per person includes a dozen cookies (half decorated by Chef Ashely), snacks from Jovanina’s kitchen including wood-fired pizzas and charcuterie boards, and two complimentary cocktails.

Celebrate Día de San Valentín at Tamayo
Denver’s Tamayo will be offering love birds a special 3-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu and a Strawberry Brisas cocktail that will make your heart and taste buds explode. The prix-fixe menu includes a champagne toast and features Modern Mexican specialties like Tamales in Love, Lobster Enchiladas, Slow Braised Short Rib with Oaxacan Mole and an interactive Chocolate Explosion dessert ($60/person) that is literally da bomb (it explodes on the table to reveal a selection of cookie crumbles, assorted sorbets, ice cream, berries and cream cheese mousse).

Adam Larkey

Anti-Valentine’s Day at Wally’s Wisconsin Tavern
Wally’s Wisconsin Tavern is celebrating Anti-Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. We love this! Keep things goofy and cheesy with half-price baskets of cheese curds and $5 Mind Erasers, featuring vodka and Kahlúa to ease any heartbreak.

Meat Love at Fogo De Chão
If the object of your affection is a big meat eater, celebrate Valentine’s Day at Fogo de Chão (Denver or Lone Tree) between February 14th-17th and the second date is on them! You and your sweetheart will receive a card redeemable for a complimentary churrasco experience for lunch or dinner at the end of your meal. The gaucho chefs will be carving up a variety of grilled meats tableside to your heart’s desire and featuring Bone In Cowboy Ribeye for limited time. The Bone In Cowboy Ribeye is aged for 21 days for a rich flavor, and roasted slowly to retain the natural flavors of the meat on the bone.

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Prix-Fixe Pairings at Hearth & Dram
Whether you’re coupled up or riding solo, Hearth & Dram has a little something for everyone on Valentine’s Day. A prix-fixe three-course dinner will be available for a portion of the night with an optional wine or whiskey pairing ($38/45, respectively). For $59 per person, the menu includes an appetizer course, featuring: beef heart tartare, oak grilled bacon, oysters on the half shell or brûlée buffalo mozzarella; an entrée course, featuring: a six-ounce prime filet, pan seared Japanese scallops, H&D Cioppino or smoked mushrooms in carbonara; and a dessert course, featuring: a champagne and strawberry macaron, whipped goat cheesecake or a cheese plate for two. Then, beginning at 9 p.m., singles can mingle, order appetizers like H&D burger sliders, oysters and more and enjoy cocktails, including Opposites Attract, made with vodka, lemon juice, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, St. George raspberry liqueur, honey and orange bitters; Pleasure Town, made with rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Campari, and bitters; and Shuck the Haters, a house-made oyster shooter. It’s the best of both worlds!

Image by Shawn Campbell

Coffee and Beignets at Death & Co
Death & Co Denver, located within The Ramble Hotel, will offer a five-course Valentine’s Day dinner on February 14. The prix-fixe menu—which includes cocktail and wine pairings—is $195 per couple and features winter bruschetta; Maine lobster; pork belly carbonara; braised short rib; and coffee and beignets. A vegetarian menu is also available.

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Brewery Date with J Street and Living the Dream Brewing
J Street food truck and Living the Dream Brewing are teaming up to offer a three-course menu for just $20 per person on Feb. 14, from 5-9 p.m. Guests start with an appetizer choice of Creole Brussels, BBQ Shrimp, French Quarter Salad, Corn Fritter or Chicken Wings. Entrée choices include Shrimp and Grits, Blackened Catfish, “Dirty Steak” or Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. For dessert, guests will enjoy White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding, and beer pairings are available for each course for an additional cost.
Tickets are available at www.jstreetfoodtruck.com.

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