It’s almost time for February’s most notorious holiday, Valentine’s Day.
Whether you are part of a happy couple, or single and loving it, celebrate in style with this guide to celebrating Valentine’s Day in Northern Colorado.
Where to Eat: Valentines Day in Northern Colorado
Several northern Colorado restaurants are offering a prix fixe menu as well as other specials for Valentine’s day. Grab a reservation in these romantic eateries.
The Farmhouse is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner not only on Valentine’s Day, but also on both the Friday and Saturday before and after. So, if you can’t make it on Tuesday, you can still enjoy their three-course meal and complimentary glass of champagne for $50 per person on four other days. Reservations are recommended for all five nights, and you can still order off the regular menu.
Chimney Park in Windsor is all booked up for Tuesday night, but still has a few spots left for Monday the 13th and Wednesday the 15th, and frankly we’re relieved. We think you’ll enjoy this restaurant as much as we do. We’ve also been told that if Tuesday is your preferred night, you can get on their waitlist, in case another reservation doesn’t show.
The Kitchen Bistro
The chefs at The Kitchen have put together a prix fixe 4-course menu for $75 per person. Their delicious menu has add-ons that include a wine pairing, east coast and west coast oysters, and even a cheese board. Reservations are recommended.
Rodizio Grill is also celebrating five days of Valentine’s Day February 11th through 15th, so it’s another perfect option if you can’t make it Tuesday. They have several tiers on their prix fixe menu that range from$90 to $150 per couple on Tuesday night, or $39.99 per adult on the 11th, 12th, 13th, or 15th. They also have special Saturday and Sunday love specials for brunch, and on Wednesday you can enjoy the Celebration Menu and include two desserts of your choice. Reservations are recommended.
Jax is featuring a prix fixe menu for $55 per person, and it includes four courses, appetizers through deserts. There are plenty of choices for every diet on their menu. Reservations are recommended.
Where to Play: Valentines Day in Northern Colorado
Ready to kick off your Valentine’s Day celebration a little early? The 2017 Fire and Ice Festival will be held in downtown Loveland on February 10th through 12th. This is a FREE family-friendly festival and is sure to delight all ages. From breathtaking ice sculptures to fireworks, musical performances to food trucks and craft beverages, the 2017 Fire and Ice festival celebrates all the sweetheart city has to offer.
Are you looking to get hitched, or re-hitched, for Valentine’s Day? You’re in luck! You can get married, or re-married, at the Foote Lagoon Amphitheater in Loveland, in a group vow renewal and wedding ceremony. The ceremony comes with wedding cupcakes, a signed certificate, a gift bag filled with goodies from participating businesses, a keepsake photo, and the chance to win a large gift basket from local companies.
Pateros Creek, along with Sweet B’s Bakery and Queen Bee and the Stingers promise to make your Valentine’s Day memorable, as they pair their Love Porter No. 9 with chocolate covered strawberries, while live music plays in the background. Here’s the perfect place to enjoy the yearly brew and kick up your heels.
Staying In? We’ve Got You Covered.
If you’d rather stay in, if slow is more your speed, try out these recipes for a romantic homemade evening in the coziness of your home.
Beverages & Cocktails
Enjoy White Negronis from Bon Appetit or a glass of your favorite champagne with your meal. If you’d rather have no alcohol, try this Basil Lime Spritzer from Epicurious or the Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Soda from The Kitchn.
Get your taste buds ready for the main meal by having a few Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Damn Delicious or Bacon Wrapped Scallops from Chef Emeril Lagasse and Food Network.
The Main Dish
Pair your lobster tails and filet with Ricotta Mashed Potatoes from Country Living and Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Blue Cheese from A Spork in the Road.
If you want a salad to go with your meal, we love this Raspberry Pear Salad from Yellow Bliss Road.
Of course, let’s not forget about dessert.
For dessert, tickle your taste buds with Red Velvet Cheese Cake from the Food Network Kitchen or Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue from Honey & Birch.
If this menu doesn’t tickle your fancy, hop over to Epicurious and answer a few questions in their Romantic Menu Planner.
We hope you found what you’re looking for to make this Valentine’s Day the best Valentine’s Day Ever. One more thing: We hope you didn’t forget to mail your valentines cards in Loveland’s Love Stamp Program.