Where to eat, what’s happening Valentine’s Day 2018

Where to eat, what’s happening Valentine’s Day 2018

Wondering what to do on Valentine’s Day in Lexington? Here’s a sampling of the best Valentine’s Day events and Valentine’s Day meals in Lexington 2018

Eating Out for Valentine’s Day?

Azur is serving four courses where you can order any appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert from the regular menu. This deal is available Feb 9-17. Call for reservations.

Blue Heron Steakhouse is serving a three course prix fixe menu. Entree choices are prime rib with au jus, braised Berkshire pork shank, grilled filet, or sautéed grouper. Ticket prices include tax and gratuity.

Brasabana, a member of the Azur Food Group and featuring Cuban cuisine with a Caribbean flair, offers a dinner for two featuring 5-ounce bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin filets with almond-crusted sea scallops over roasted asparagus. 

Crú Food & Wine Bar pays homage to their favorite Chefs and their signature dishes for this year’s Valentine’s menu. The menu includes a four course dinner with entree choices of Yukon potato wrapped sea bass, seared scallops & foie gras, braised wagyu short ribs, oven roasted lamb chops, or salt encrusted beef tenderloin. Reservation only, call for seating times.

Distilled at Gratz Park offers a three course dinner with seatings at 5, 7, and 9 pm. Entrees include porcini dry rubbed filet, brown butter-poached halibut, roasted Berkshire pork tenderloin, or king crab capellini. Call for reservations.

Holly Hill Inn in Midway offers their annual Aphrodisiacs seven-course dinner. Entrees include prime beef loin, black cod, scallops amandine, and a fried stuffed eggplant. Call or go online for reservations.

Honeywood at Fritz Farm offers cajun-inspired specials, including an 8-ounce beef filet, shrimp and lobster étouffée, vegetable gumbo, and shrimp and avocado Garibaldi. Dinner starts at 5 pm. Call or go online for reservations.

J. Render’s offers a three course dinner for two. Choose two entrees which include soup or salad for each guest and a shared dessert.

Lockbox is celebrating Valentine’s Day between February 10 and February 14. Chef Jonathan Searle is preparing a special three course pre-fixe menu with dishes like Pan Roasted Scallops with winter squash and a Dark Chocolate Crémeux. A limited a la carte menu is also be available. Call for reservations.

Oscar Diggs offers an optional three course dinner menu for two. Dinner slots are at 6:00, 7:30, and 9 pm – each time slot is limited to ten couples per time slot. Tickets include all three courses, a rooster beer (if of age), and tableside service for the evening.

Shakespeare and Co. is celebrating Valentine’s Day all week from Feb 9 to Feb 18. They offer a four course dinner menu, as well as a brunch menu for those who prefer brunch dates. Both downtown and Hamburg locations are taking reservations.

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe on Southland Drive is offering a Valentine’s meal special, 2 feasts and 2 desserts for dine in or carry out.

West Sixth offers a Valentine’s Day packaged special that includes a “Box of Chocolates” flight of malty, sweet beers, some sweet treats, and a goodie bag. Smithtown Seafood also has a “Plate for 2” special.

Wild Thyme Cooking School is hosting a Chef’s table dinner date night, which includes a Valentine’s wine pairing and a four course dinner. The class is a demonstration style event and guests are welcome to bring their own additional wine or beverage to enjoywith the dinner.

Winchell’s offers hand-cut ribeyes and pan-seared sea scallops, along with Valentine’s Day-themed trivia.


Valentine’s Day Events in Lexington

Good Foods Co-op hosts a 90 minute workshop on Feb 7 at 7 pm. Dr. James Stillwell presents content from the book Finding the Love of Your Life written by Dr. Neil Clark Warren. The class focuses on not simply finding a relationship, but making sure you end up in the RIGHT relationship for you.

Wild Thyme hosts hands-on cooking classes. On Feb 9 at 6:30 pm learn how to make romantic desserts like homemade creme brûlée, chocolate dipped tuxedo strawberries, and orange chocolate mousse from scratch. There will also be a Cupid’s Feast hands-on class on Feb 17 at 6:30 pm where couples make a four-course Valentine’s meal.

Talon Winery hosts a Valentine’s Dinner Benefit Concert on Feb 9 at 7 pm. Enjoy a candlelight dinner, wine, dessert, and music by Ralph Curtis & The Nashville Imposters.

Feb 9-10 & 16-17, Holly Hill Inn hosts a celebration of foods of love in three course and seven course menus. Then on Feb 14, its annual Aphrodisiacs seven-course dinner. They also serve a three course Sweetheart Brunch on Feb 17-18 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Spend a romantic evening in the Eastern Kentucky foothills at Carter Caves’ Valentine’s Dinner Theatre night: Feb 9 – 10 at 7 pm. The night includes a buffet style dinner, followed by a special performance of “Red Skeleton: Remembered” and overnight stay in the Lewis Caveland Lodge.

The Valentine’s Getaway at Cumberland Falls is on Feb 9 – 10. The Saturday night package includes a lodge room, dinner, and a show for two: Murder and Merriment, an interactive murder mystery dinner theatre troupe. Breakfast the next day is also included.

Midway hosts Midway Chocolate Stroll on Feb 10 at 10 am. Stroll down Midway’s Historic Main & Gratz Streets where each business will have a chocolate treat for you, as well as Valentine’s Day Specials. Have your Chocolate Stroll ticket stamped at 10 locations and drop it off at Midway Sweet Tooth Candy Store for a prize drawing. Also, stop by Equus Run Vineyards from noon to 4 pm for their Kisses & Calories Open House.

The Lexington Ballet presents My Fair Lady at the Lexington Opera House on Saturday, Feb 10 at 2 pm.

Alfalfa is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long, Feb 10-11. Specials include cocoa griddle cakes with strawberry champagne topping and mascarpone whipped cream, and Eggs in Purgatory: 2 Poached Eggs in a spicy tomato sauce served with garlic toast points.

Rock House Brewing hosts a Valentine’s Day food and beer pairing event, Be(er) Mine Brunch on Feb 11 at from 11 am to 2 pm. Food will be provided by Minton’s at 760, along with coffee from Nate’s Coffee. Classic romantic comedies will play on a big screen all day, along with complimentary samplings of macarons from La Petite Délicate.

Feb 11 & 18, Jean Farris Winery & Bistro offers an intimate Valentine Barrel Tasting. They offer barrel samples of their 2014 Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, and Red Head Blend Wines, as well as glasses of Champagne and Rose Cava. A glass of each with ticket price. Servers pass trays of house-made truffles, macrons, and chocolate covered strawberries. This Valentine’s Day event is offered on the Sunday before and after Valentine’s Day from 2 pm to 5 pm. Must be 21 years old or older to attend event.

Feb 12, it’s also important to celebrate the love you have for your friends. Join Michelle Franzetti as she hosts a special waffle and ice cream filled Galentine’s Party at Crank & Boom in the Distillery District from 6 to 8 pm.

On Valentine’s Day, Hooters is giving singles and scorned lovers a chance to destroy photos of their exes in return for a plate of wings. At their Shred ’em and Forget ’em event, you can put a picture of your ex through a shredder and get a BOGO coupon for 10 boneless wings.

The Speakeasy, located in the Distillery District, hosts a Sweethearts Magic Dinner Show on Feb 16 at 6 pm. A prix fixe menu is served along side traditional and original magic from magician, John Shore.


Valentine’s Hotel Packages

The Campbell House offers a Valentine’s Day Package: Spend the holiday with your someone special and receive deluxe overnight accommodations, champagne, a cheese tray, and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your room. The package also includes breakfast for two in Kilbern’s restaurant the following morning and a late checkout.

Clarion Hotel offers Cupid’s Creation: Includes a meal for two in Cortland’s Restaurant plus champagne and strawberries delivered to your room for dessert. The package requires at least a three days advance booking.

Hilton Lexington/Downtown offers a Valentine’s Day special during the month February that includes complimentary sparkling wine or cider when you arrive, and breakfast for two served in your room.

Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast offers three separate Valentine’s packages. A Classic Valentine package includes a bouquet of flowers, champagne, dinner at a nearby restaurant with a $100 gift certificate. A Bistro Valentine package includes a bottle of wine from one of Kentucky’s premier vineyards and a $50 Bistro dinner card. A Simple Valentine package is about being the right partner and includes a bouquet of flowers in addition to one nights accommodations. Lyndon House also offers a Bed, Breakfast & Ballet package that includes a bouquet of flowers, champagne, and 2 tickets to the Lexington Ballet production of My Fair Lady. 


Valentine’s Day Desserts

Chocolate Holler is hosting a Reservation-Only plated dessert night on Valentine’s Day. Reservations include a flight of sipping chocolates, a specialty hot chocolate of choice, and an assortment of chocolatey desserts. There is only enough spots for 14 couples, sign-ups and payment are IN-SHOP ONLY. 

European Delights Gourmet Bakery at Brannon Crossing offers raspberry meringue cups, hazelnut meringue cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries, red velvet whoopee pie,  and heart shaped cakes.

La Petite Délicat has macaroons in a variety of flavors, including red velvet and chocolate raspberry. Valentine macaron gift boxes are also available.

Magee’s Bakery on Main Street offers Valentine-themed cookies and cupcakes.

Martine’s Pastries on Industry Road has macarons, Valentine-themed cookies, red velvet cakes, and a box with six mini cakes.

Midway Bakery has Valentine’s sweets available, including a Nutella stuffed chocolate cupcake with raspberry frosting.

Old Kentucky Chocolates on Southland Drive offers chocolate-dipped strawberries as well as Valentine’s novelties.

The Sweet Spot on N Broadway has supersized chocolate covered strawberries available. Order before Feb 12 for pickup on Feb 13 or 14.


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