Wine and Dine Your Valentine!
Valentine’s Day is this Friday, and there is whole weekend to celebrate with those you love! Enjoy dinner out or snuggle up at home with a bottle of wine and sweet treats.
Dine So Fine
A delicious diner or a beautiful brunch, or both! Make this the weekend you ‘Treat yo’self’ and your sweetie. Café Otis invites you to a roarin’ twenties dinner and dance on February 14 and a Galentine’s Brunch on February 15. Fox Hopyard’s On the Rocks offers a wine dinner on Valentine’s Day. Buon Appetito Ristorante in North Stonington has a special menu and complimentary after-dinner glass of Rosa Regale Sparking Red. Flanders Fish Market and Restaurant and Rebeka Fresh Pasta in East Lyme are offering special Valentine’s Day menus. In Mystic, enjoy live music with your Valentine dinner at MBAR or a special prix fixe menu at S&P Oyster in Mystic. There are so many more delicious spots to dine. For a list of our member restaurants, visit the Chamber Business Directory.
Going All Out!
With world-class entertainment and dining right in our backyard, eastern CT sweethearts can head to Foxwoods Resort Casino or Mohegan Sun for a full weekend of fun. We couldn’t list everything going on at their many venues, so check out their websites for events, lodging and fun!
Celebrate all things pink at Foxwoods’ Royal Rose , an afternoon of rose themed libations, on February 16. Then choose from a wide variety of styles and cuisines to enjoy a delicious dinner: Caputo Trattoria, Cedars, David Burke Prime, Golden Dragon, Guy Fieri’s Kitchen, Hard Rock Café, Shrine/Red Lantern, Scorpion Bar, Noodles Bar, Veranda Café, The Grill at Two Trees, Rainmaker Buffet, and Fuddruckers.
Love songs fill the Wolf Den when Grammy-Award winning All-4-One bring their hits “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That” to Mohegan Sun on Valentine’s Day for an 8 p.m. show. Enjoy a cocktail before the show at Taughannick Falls Bar, Star Bar or Sunset Bar and dinner at novelle or Todd English’s Tuscany.
Clink! and drink local wines, ciders & beers
Jonathan Edwards Winery is hosting Dark and Decadent, a Valentine’s Day dance with artisanal chocolate, live music and DARK, a port style wine. If you want to stay in instead, get cozy with your bae and enjoy a wine from one of our local vineyards. Holmberg Orchards & Winery offers their own label including Bartlett Pair, Harmony Peach and Gewurztraminer, and a line of hard ciders. Local vineyards Preston Ridge Vineyard, Stonington Vineyards, and Maugle Sierra have a wide selection of fine wines available locally at their showrooms. For beer lovers, Willimantic Brewing Company has just a few spots left for Valentine reservations. Enjoy a Beer’d brew at the Velvet Mill in Stonington or the Silo in Groton.
Home sweet home
Pair your wine or beer with a sweet treat from NoRA Cupcake Company. Stop by to on Valentine’s Day for our Coffee and Contacts event from 1-3 p.m. and pick up some delightful treats. (Pre-ordering is recommended.) Ivy’s Simply Homemade provides appetizers to delicious dessert. Enjoy sweet treats from Bake Culture or Cake by Franck at Foxwoods or The Baker’s Dozen in Gales Ferry.
Still looking for a Valentine’s Day gift? Read our Valentine’s Day gift guide.