We are in the business of love, so of course, Valentine’s Day has a special place in our hearts! Whether you are celebrating with your boyfriend, girlfriend, hubby, wife, friends or just treating yourself, we think Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate! Don’t have plans? Check out our ideas below – any of these would be great for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day!
VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS: BOULDER + DENVER
Valentine’s Day Menu at The Kitchen Bistro / Boulder & Denver
“We are a relaxed American Bistro dedicated to serving delicious, real food sourced from American farmers… Share the love! Our culinary team has whipped up the recipe for love this Valentine’s Day with some decadent features!” The Kitchen Bistro is having an Aprés-themed menu that delivers serious hygge vibes this year! Check it out.
A Valentine’s Day Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine / Boulder
“Join us for two of the most romantic evenings at Frasca Food and Wine. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we will be offering a four course menu with two options per course with an optional wine flight designed to complement the menu.” Find out more.
Grab Something Sweet at D Bar Denver / Denver
Grab your sweetie for decadent desserts at D Bar! Make reservations here!
Dine atop Flagstaff Mountain at Flagstaff House / Boulder
“For an unparalleled Colorado dining experience, head to Flagstaff House to soak in views of the mountains, and the city of Boulder below. Located at an elevation of 6,000 feet, the Flagstaff House offers breathtaking views, New American cuisine and a world-renowned wine list with impeccable service and the touches of a family owned restaurant.” Make your reservation here!
This year Chef Chris and team are offering a special four course menu for the evening: four courses, . Executive Chef/Partner Chris Royster is planning a Valentine’s Day menu of four courses, specially designed for one night only, $108 per guest. Guests can also opt for the innovative Chef’s Tasting Menu for the evening, $128 per guest with an optional wine pairing of $108. The menu changes depending on seasonality and availability – think along the lines of Hamachi Poke, pheasant consommé, foie gras, Colorado Lamb Rack and Miyazaki Wagyu Ribeye cap. Reservations encouraged; please call 303.442.4640 or send an email to email@example.com to reserve a spot for you and your loved one.
Grab a Table at Bistro Vendôme / Denver
Bistro Vendôme will be serving its regular dinner menu on Valentine’s Day along with Chef Ari Didziulis’ three course Valentine’s Prix Fixe menu for $60 per person. Reserve your table here!
Wine, Dine and Be Mine at CRU Food and Wine Bar / Denver
Take part in the romantic 4-course prix-fixe dinner for $60 per person. Reservations are required and can be made over the phone! – (303) 893-9463
Indulge at TAG / Denver
Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with your one true love…food – with a 4-course prix-fixe menu for $89 per person, add optional beverage pairings for $40. Check out this drool worthy menu here, and make your reservations now!
Grab a Margarita at Tamayo / Denver
Tamayo will be offering a $65 3-course prix-fixe menu with a complimentary glass of champagne. In addition to the champagne, grab a margarita! Tamayo has a collection of over 100 tequilas and agave-based spirits and is a hotspot for margaritas and hand-crafted cocktails! Book your table!
Snack on Tapas at Barcelona Wine Bar / Denver
Teeming with energy, vibrant with the hum of conversation, and overflowing with dishes and drinks RiNo’s Barcelona Wine Bar is just the place for a fun Galentine’s night out with the ladies. Grab your girls and take over a community high top at the seen-and-be-seen-bar that is the heart of Barcelona and keep an eye on the action while you enjoy wines from the award-winning wine program. You and your gals can mix, match and munch, lingering for hours in the cool, casual space.
Listen to Vinyl and Enjoy a Tasty Bite at Sunday Vinyl + Tavernetta / Denver
“Sunday Vinyl is brought to you by the James Beard Award winning team, Frasca Hospitality Group. Inspired by the classic wine bars of Europe, Sunday Vinyl offers sensory discovery through a full seasonal menu, curated vinyl music, and an extensive wine by the glass and bottle selection.”
Spend the Day at Denver Art Museum / Denver
We’re sad to say the Monet exhibit leaves Denver in early February, but you can always check out The Light Show – which explores physical and symbolic representations of light in art. Spend the day walking through beautiful works of art! Learn more.
Laugh All Weekend at Comedy Works Denver / Denver
Laugh and celebrate with Phil Hanley & John Heffron this Valentine’s Day weekend! The Valentine’s package includes two tickets, a dozen roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Pricing ranges from $30 – $130, check out the Comedy Works calendar for more information and to book your spot!
Valentine’s Day Classes at Sur la Table / Boulder + Denver
“Great cooking is about more than recipes—it’s about techniques. In our classes you’ll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.” Celebrate Saint-Valentin with jewel-toned macarons delicately piped and filled with buttercream and white chocolate ganache. Reserve your seat.
Treat Yourself at Alchemy Face Bar / Boulder + Denver
This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself and your sweetheart or bestie to some skin love at Alchemy! Check out their Facials and other services!
Take a Cooking Class at Uncorked Kitchen / Centennial
Take a cooking class with your girlfriends, or your partner! Head over here and check out some of the many events Uncorked Kitchen offers. If that’s too daunting, Uncorked Kitchen also has a Valentine’s Prix Fixe Menu all weekend long! Learn more!
Put Your Love Words on Paper with Ink & Root / Denver
Ink & Root is offering a Calligraphy Workshop X Scott Young Love Letters on February 16th! Offering an introduction to calligraphy – complete with a beautiful grazing board and crafted cocktail – it’s the perfect way to experience something new with your best gal pals! If the 16th doesn’t work out for you, Ink & Root is also offering a Grazing Board & Cocktail Styling on the 20th which would be such a fun way. Food as art? Say no more!
Mix it Up at Poka Lola / Denver
Along with their speciality Valentine’s day cocktail menu, Poka Lola is also offering a mixology class on February 8th! Check it out here!
Get Social at Punch Bowl Social / Denver + Stapleton
Both of the Punch Bowl Social locations have all of the needs covered, whatever relationship status’ may be. Single, self-partnered, single-curious, taken, unsure, who knows, or “it’s complicated” — celebrate not-celebrating Valentine’s Day at Punch Bowl Social.The featured Valentine’s Day specialty punch, “Shot Through the Heart,” is the perfect shareable bowl to enjoy with close friends, family or special ladies. Made with Teakoe Pear Tea, Old Forester Bourbon, and Strawberry Cinnamon Shrub, this rosy-hued punch is a festive way to celebrate all forms of love.
Dance the Night Away at The Crimson Room / Denver
End your evening with romantic live music played by The Stu MacAskie Trio from 9:00 to midnight, $10 cover charge.
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Photography | James + Schulze
Today we are raising a glass in celebration of the Holiday Season! We are so very grateful to have yet another year of exciting, inspiring, creatively challenging, and overall wonderful year in the books. We are so very grateful for our incredible clients and their families, making us excited to show up to work each and every day. We are so very grateful for our families, who support us when we need it and even when we don’t. We are so very grateful for the Colorado Community: inspirational, entrepreneurial, and so, so kind. And we are so very grateful for you, our dear readers & friends. We love you and wish you the happiest holiday wherever you may be.
Heather, Sami, Spice, Gabbie, Francesca, Melanie, Michelle, Kristin, and Kristen
Photo feature by Emily Sacco Photography from our glam holiday styled shoot
We had the joy of helping Sheryl from Organization & Relocation plan her 10 year anniversary party. When she asked us to assist we jumped at the opportunity! Sheryl is a close friend of Calluna’s, in fact she assisted our owner Heather with her move last year and did a fantastic job!
We love celebrating such a big milestone for a local business. Having a business open for 10 years and have it be successful is a big deal to say the least. Which is why we wanted to create the perfect celebration! The party was packed all night with friends and clients coming by to offer their congratulations and toast their success! It was hosted right in Boulder at the local favorite, t/aco. Which means the margaritas, chips, guac, and tacos were free flowing all night! What’s not to love about that?!
Fiori Flowers provided the simple arrangements of Pincushion Protea which tied perfectly into the simple and clean look that Organization & Relocation strive for. And it wouldn’t have been a party if there wasn’t any cake! Jen from Lucky’s Bakehouse provided the cake which was in the shape of Organization & Relocation logo and of course some of those irresistible brownie bites! Yum!
The party was an absolute success and we are so proud of Sheryl and her business! She is truly so good at what she does and we were so happy to be there to help her celebrate the big 10 year! Here’s to more years to come! Cheers, Calluna xx
The Boulder Burgundy Festival brought wine aficionados from near and far together to sample, taste, judge and enjoy the wines of the Burgundy region. Calluna Events was thrilled to be invited to plan three of the festival’s key events; all filled wall to wall with guests brimming with passion about wines.
The creator and host of the Burgundy Festival is Master Sommelier and Boulder Wine Merchant owner Brett Zimmerman. “During this three-day extravaganza we will be able to drink some of the rarest wines of Burgundy due largely in part to the amazing generosity of our supplier partners.”
The three-day celebration of Burgundy wines includes tastings and seminars with winemakers and top U.S. wine directors, as well as wine luncheons and dinners hosted by Boulder’s best restaurants such as Frasca and The Flagstaff House.
Once again Calluna Events was the official organizer and event planner for the Burgundy Seminar with Guillaume d’Angerville of Domaine Marquis d’Angerville, one of Burgundy’s finest estates, the Grand Tasting in the Hotel Boulderado’s fabulous ballroom as well as a Chablis Brunch at the casual, yet elegant The Kitchen Upstairs. The Grand Tasting was a phenomenal experience that brought merchants, importers, sommeliers, trades people, and a host of wine enthusiasts together to taste over 170 different pours. We couldn’t have been more excited to host this event for the Boulder Wine Merchant Boulder Burgundy Festival.
A morning event took place at The Kitchen Upstairs. There we hosted a Sunday morning Chablis Brunch that included 25 different flights of wine paired with an exquisite brunch tasting menu. Although it was less formal than the Grand Tasting, the Chablis Brunch showcased an equally impressive selection of pours.
Thank you Boulder Wine Merchant for trusting us with three of your most important festival events. We were delighted to have a hand in making the Boulder Burgundy Festival such a resounding success.
Photo Credit: Rachel Gomez