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What to Do: Valentine’s Day 2020

Thursday, January 23

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!

Xo, Calluna


VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS: BOULDER + DENVER

RESTAURANTS

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 info@flagstaffhouse.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.”

ACTIVITIES

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 LolaDenver

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 TeaOld 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 

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