True love is eating great food: RMFR’s Valentine’s Day dining wrap-up

Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, gives local restaurants in Colorado Springs, Denver and Boulder, Colorado, an opportunity to promote the true and universal language of love.

Colorado Springs

Paravicini’s Italian Bistro

Valentine’s Day carries through the entire month from February 1 through 28, with four-courses built for two that includes a bottle of house red or white wine for $65.00.

Choose an appetizer to share

Mozzarella D’Angelo: Fresh mozzarella wrapped with prosciutto, sautéed with capers, olives, tomatoes, garlic, onion and basil

Portabella mushroom and pesto bruschetta

Arancini: Italian risotto balls with a pesto cream sauce featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Caesar or house salad 


Veal scaloppini with portabella mushroom, roasted pepper, spinach,
gorgonzola cream sauce

Capellini Alla Piemontese
Capellini pasta tossed in a creamy tomato sauce with sautéed prosciutto, shallots, peas and basil

Chicken Voldostano
Boneless chicken breast, topped with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese, mushroom marsala sauce

Cod Milanese
Cod, breaded and sautéed with tomatoes, capers, onions and black olives in a lemon butter wine sauce


Bomboloni, an Italian doughnut filled with a chocolate hazelnut cannoli cream, topped with raspberry sauce and powdered sugar

To reserve a table call 719.471.8200

The Wobbly Olive

Recently voted one of the “Best cocktail bars in Colorado” by Best Things Colorado the Wobbly Olive continues their traditional five-course Valentine’s Day meal for $55.00 per person presented this year by chef Supansa Banker.

For reservations please call 719-432-8995

Cerberus Brewing Company

Valentine’s Day Specials

Lobster Ravioli & Caviar: Butternut Squash, Oyster Mushrooms, Arugula, Toasted Almonds, Port, Popcorn Beurre Blanc

Organic Mangalitsa Pork Loin: Farmhouse Bread Pudding, Glazed Winter Vegetables, Rosemary, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Black Truffle Jus

“Dark Soul Stout” Chocolate Torte: Red Velvet Cake, Hazelnut Tuile, Strawberry Crème Anglaise, Mint

Image courtesy of Cerberus Brewing Co.

Fieldhouse Brewing Company

Test Tap Wednesday continues “Stout Month” with a white chocolate raspberry stout that offers roasted chocolate notes and sweet-tart hints. Food for purchase is available from Treehouse BBQ.

Motif Jazz Cafe

Motif Jazz Cafe presents owner, Steve Draper, playing Gershwin and American songbook selections, soft jazz interpretations of standards and requests with a four-course dinner that includes: soup, salad, choice of our signature beef tenderloin, homemade chicken or shrimp alfredo and a surprise dessert with chocolate and strawberries and a bottle of hand-selected champagne for $100.00.

Distillery 291 & Randiantly Raw

The Valentine’s Day cocktail and chocolate pairing couples award-winning whiskey drinks with a flight of organic, craft chocolate from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


New executive chef Brian Blasnek and chef Jay Gust create a five-course, gluten-free Valentine’s Day menu for $69.00 per person with seatings at 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 pm and 9:00 p.m. 

Amuse Trio
Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomato Toast
Deconstructed Ensaladilla Rusa
Tuna Stuffed Piquillo with Sherry Gastrique

Salmorejo with Crispy Serrano Ham

Toasted Marcona Almonds, Red Bell Pepper, Smoked Goat Cheese, Artisanal Greens and Orange Vinaigrette

Braised Bison Short Rib, Parsnip Puree, Garlic Hericot Vert and Piquillo Coulis

Rioja Poached Pear, Vanilla Bean Chantily and Cardamom Syrup

Brian Blasnek, executive chef at TAPAteria/Pizzeria Rustica. Photo credit: TAPAteria

Colorado Craft Tejon Street Social

A special Valentine’s Day dinner menu from chef Mario Vasquez features three courses for $50.00.

Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern

The “Sweetie Special” for $99.00 includes: two appetizer salads, one bottle of Bourbon Brothers wine, two signature dishes of your choice (6oz filet + three jumbo shrimp + rosemary bleu cheese mashed red potatoes or 10oz bone-in pork chop + mac-n-cheese + green beans), and a dessert.

Photo credit: Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern

For reservations call 719.219.1830


Hearth & Dram

Touted as one of Denver’s sexiest restaurants, Hearth & Dram offers a four-course menu with highlights that include:

Beef tartare with toast, confit egg yolk and sunflower oil

Parsnip agnolotti with truffle, celery root, artichoke and beech mushrooms

Strip loin with potato pave, roasted mushrooms and whiskey sauce

Chocolate mousse with fior di latte ice cream

Guests can add paired cocktails and meal supplements that include oysters, confit foie gras terrine, caviar or meat and cheese plates.

Photo credit: Hearth & Dram

For reservations, please call (303) 623-0979

Izakaya Ronin

Izakaya Ronin, the newest concept from the team behind Denver’s award-winning Sushi Ronin, celebrates Valentine’s Day with a five-course omakase experience with complimentary sparkling rosé for $75.00 per person.

Photo credit: Izakaya Ronin

Space is limited; for reservations call (303) 953-1602

Que Bueno Suerte!

The upscale, modern and eclectic Mexican restaurant on Old South Pearl Street offers guests complimentary chocolate covered strawberries and glasses of champagne with dinner on Valentine’s Day. The menu, comprised of traditional Yucatecan dishes and elements of modern Latin fusion, will be served a la carte, to feature shared plates, soups and salads, tacos and Que Bueno classics, like queso fundido.

Photo credit: Que Bueno Suerte

For reservations, call (720) 642-7322


range, the award-winning and modern addition to the former Colorado National Bank Building, offers a special three-course dinner for two available from February 14 through 17, for $99.00.

Choice of lump blue crab cakes with jalapeño remoulade and fricassee salad or a spinach and beet salad with candied walnuts, roasted beets, chevre and pomegranate

Grilled bacon elk loin, BBQ bacon-wrapped quail and fennel dusted pan seared scallops

Strawberry basil shortcake, served with fresh cream

Photo credit: range

For reservations, call (720) 726-4800

The Fort 

The Fort in Red Rocks country serves a weekend special, Feb. 9 through 13, for $49.00 per person with select sparkling, red and white wines for $5.00.

A dinner salad, homemade muffins and breads

A six-ounce buffalo tenderloin, served with Fort potatoes and seasonal vegetables

The Fort’s famous Negrita – dark chocolate whipped with Myer’s rum, served in a pewter cup and topped with a cookie

The Valentine’s Day special at The Fort only available on February 14, is $59 per person. The three-course meal features:

A six-ounce buffalo filet mignon paired with four-ounces of Alaskan sockeye salmon, topped with a chili honey glaze with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

A heart-shaped, chocolate chile bourbon cake

Photo credit: The Fort

For reservations, call (303) 697-4771

The Nickel

Dessert and Port for two at The Nickel is $25.00 with Lemon Pavlova (blueberry Cupid’s cloud, white chocolate, candied rose petal) and Port wine.

Photo credit: Nickel Restaurant

 For reservations call (720) 889-2128

LOW Country Kitchen 

Sparkling Wine Pairing: $70, enjoy six pieces of buttermilk fried chicken, two sides and sparkling wine – choose from Jean Philippe Blanquette de Limoux, Gruet Blanc de Blancs, or Domaine Allimant-Laugner Cremant D’Alsace Rosé.

Champagne Pairing: $115, sip Duval Leroy Brut Reserve Champagne, paired with six pieces of buttermilk fried chicken and a choice of two sides, including collard greens, mac & cheese with aged cheddar, jalapeño cheddar cornbread, seasonal sautéed veggies, boiled peanuts and more.

Photo credit: LOW Country Kitchen

For reservations call  (720) 512-4168


Jill’s Restaurant 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Jill’s Restaurant — located within the St Julien Hotel & Spa — will feature a four-course menu for $59.95 per person.

Amuse bouche of vegan potato latkes

Choice of lobster cobb salad, minestrone or eggplant medallions with grilled jumbo asparagus

Choice of vegan moussaka lasagna, pan-seared red snapper or scallions and grilled jumbo prawns

Vanilla bean and buttermilk panna cotta or Valrhona triple chocolate Napoleon

Photo credit: Jill’s Restaurant

All guests will also receive St Julien’s handcrafted bonbons.

Space is limited; for reservations call (720) 406-7399