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! 2021 Valentine’s celebrations may look a little different this year, but there are so many alternative, unique and fun ways to celebrate, and stay safe! From local spots to zoom cooking classes, or even sending some of your favorite sweet treats, check out our ideas below – any of these would be great for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day!
Valentines Day Ideas: Boulder/ Denver
A Valentine’s Day Dinner at: Frasca Food & Wine “Enjoy chef Kelly Jeun and chef Eduardo Valle Lobo’s luxurious 4-course menu with two options per course along with some incredible by-the-glass offerings all weekend. Reserve here for Frasca’s Valentine’s Menu, offered Feb. 12-14, 2021. Or, dine in Frasca’s Yurt Village or new Alpenglobes for an exquisite tasting menu, reservable here. Even bring home a three-course meal kit for two with video instruction from chef Eduardo Valle Lobo.”
A Valentine’s Day Dinner at: Tavernetta Enjoy in-person dining, happy hour, or even heated outdoor dining for a romantic dining experience.”‘Sotto Le Stelle’ or ‘Dining Under The Stars’, is Tavernetta’s winter-inspired outdoor dining oasis. Enjoy a four-course tasting menu in a private heated Cassetta that accommodates up to 4 guests.” Prefer to stay in? Bring the deliciousness Tavernetta home with you, they are offering a Valentine’s Day Kit with everything you need to cook a romantic meal (and a delicious one, too!) “The Tavernetta Valentine’s Kit serves 2 and includes portioned ingredients and step by step instructions to cook up a romantic dinner at home.” Valentines Day Dinner at : The Kitchen “Chef Michael Bertozzi’s recipe for love awaits at the Kitchen (in Denver and Boulder), where you can choose from dine-in and finish-at-home options. The former includes West Coast oysters, crab soup, shrimp cocktail, miso black cod, côte de boeuf, and pot au chocolate. Takeout meal kits for two come with six courses, centered around côte de boeuf or miso black cod entrées. Flourless chocolate cake finishes off each meal.”
Cook with:Uncorked Kitchen Spice things up with a with a virtual surf-and-turf cooking class from Uncorked Kitchen on February 14. “During this digital hour of professional chef-led instruction, you will be virtually guided through the creation of this menu as you follow along in your very own kitchen. Set up the iPad, your phone, or other device and create a hearty and satisfying meal along with your loved ones at home as we live stream the tips, tricks, and tools on how to create this menu.” Head over here and check out some of the many events Uncorked Kitchen offers.
Take a Trip To:The St Julien “St Julien invites you to celebrate your romance with our overnight package, including in-room Veuve Clicquot and hand-dipped chocolate strawberries; $100 credit, valid at our spa and dining outlets; late check-out at 1 p.m.; and complimentary self-parking. Book your stay between Feb. 11-15.”
Take an adventourous getaway to:Dunton Hot Springs “Dunton Hot Springs offers the ultimate adventurous Valentine’s escape with luxury in a spectacular wilderness setting. It sits within a beautifully-restored 19th-century ghost town and has its own sumptuous mineral hot springs.” We love Dunton Hot Springs!
Enjoy the Views at:Pikes Peak “Cruise to the summit of Pikes Peak and take in the jaw dropping views with your Valentine or Galentine when you stop to enjoy the views along the drive! Stop in at one of the gift shops at mile 6 or 13 for some homemade fudge (without chocolate, is it even Valentine’s Day?) warm beverages and a souvenir to remember this special day.”
Indulge in Sweet Treats from: Piece, Love & Chocolate “Our handmade gourmet chocolate truffles are our best selling products. PL&C truffles are amazing gifts for all occasions!”
For Gorgeous Florals:The Perfect Petal We love our friends at Perfect Petal not only as a trusted wedding partner and floral designers, but for their beautifully adorned boutique in the historic West Highlands neighborhood! “Enjoy any of our smashing florals (with or without) any of our brilliant wares from the boutique, delivered all day on the 14th!”Feature Photo Curtsey of: The Perfect Petal
Get Crafty at: Color Me Mine Get Creative this Valentines, Color Me Mine is offering Reserve a socially distanced two-top for the two hours in the evening. A great Valentines date night, or Galentines date.
Although you and your crew may not be able to celebrate in person this year, that does not mean you cannot celebrate! A twist on traditional celebrations we check out the ideas we love for virtual Galentines get togethers:
-Pajama Party -Cooking a new dish all together, have a friend teach a new dish and you all do it in real time, or even prep the dish before and eat it all together! -Make the same Cocktail, and drink it all together on the call! -Play BFF Trivia!