We just love love, and it’s been a whole six weeks since the holidays wrapped so it’s only natural to be gearing up again for another special occasion. Not that we truly need a reason but, it also gives us an excuse to eat lots of lobster and chocolate, so all hugs and kisses here. To make Valentine’s Day that much more extra, RMFR compiles some of our favorite special events, pairing menus, packages and pop ups in Colorado Springs and Denver to ensure that February 14, and the days following, is all about the lovers.
Paravicini’s Italian Bistro celebrates throughout the entire month with an ongoing Valentine’s Day deal that runs until Thursday, February 28. Get a four-course dinner for two with a bottle of house red or white wine for $75.00 that features your choice of a shared appetizer, salads, entrees and a dessert. We recommend opting for the to-die-for arancini, Italian risotto balls served in a rich pesto cream sauce. (Do lick the plate.) Plus, the veal Gorgonzola… Pure decadence at it’s finest.
Streetcar520 gives you and yours choices with a three-course couples menu that’s available on Thursday, February 14, through Saturday, February 16, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. for $29.00 per person, with additional wine pairings for an extra $14.00 per guest.
Rooster’s House of Ramen does things their way and Valentine’s Day is no exception with a nonconventional take, and Love Boat-esque Trader Zeb’s Tiki Pop Up Bar. Luis Rodriguez, badass bartender “mans the ship” with Trader Zeb’s cocktails to change nightly from 5 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, through Sunday, February 17. Rooster’s regular menu is available until 4:30 p.m. and switches to a focused tiki menu from 5 p.m. until midnight, with select tiki apps on deck until 1:30 a.m.
Distillery 291 and Radiantly Raw presents the Aphrodisiac Chocolate + Whiskey Pairing on Thursday, February 14. This 21+ event brings together two local indulgences with multiple seatings from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tickets are recommended.
Colorado Craft Tejon Street Social serves up a one pound, center cut, sirloin steak for two with garlic mashed potatoes, broccolini, and a truffle red wine sauce for $65.00 with a complimentary champagne toast. The full menu is also available with select bottles of wine for $20.00. Reservations are encouraged.
Alchemy rolls out three courses for two with wine pairings for $80.00 that highlights wedding soup, an aged veal chop with sun dried tomato risotto in a rosemary jus or choose a whole red snapper with lobster creme and find dessert in the form of chocolate crusted cheesecake bites.
Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana constantly turns out incredible Neopolitan style pies so order appropriately but then on V-Day, add a bottle of rosè and an appetizer for $25.00 to enhance the full, Italian experience.
Goat Patch Brewing Company and Cacao Chemistry brings their crafty brewskis and delectable sweets together for a Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Beer Pairing in the taproom from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. For $13.00 receive four six-ounce pours and four pieces of el chocolate. All. good. things.
Additionally, keep the pink party going with the Pappy Legba tapping on Friday, February 15, at 5:30 p.m. The return of this brightly hued, imperial saison is a coveted release that packs a pound of cherries per gallon, weighing in at 13.5-percent ABV and 9 IBUs. Share the love and stock up on 750 mL bottles, while supplies last.
Julep transcribes to the notion that true love is best described through plates of flavorful soul food. On Thursday, February 14, Julep features a family-style meal for two that includes your choice of a seasonal main, two sides, biscuits and a bottle of wine for $79.00. Julep’s regular menu is also available with the newly launched three-course, prix fixe weekday menu for $30.00. Reservations are encouraged.
The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar offers specials Thursday, February 14, through Saturday, February 16, with an á la carte menu that features fresh ricotta with pistachio, dates, candy stripe beets and grilled ciabatta; duck a l’orange with confit duck leg, seared duck breast and a root vegetable mash; and blackberry champagne cake for dessert. Festive sips include the “Office Romance” with Dolin Blanc, Bodegas Amontillado Sherry, Angostura Bitters and orange bitters; plus, $15.00 Chandon specials.
The Corner Office also hosts the Lonely Hearts Club with a Galentine’s Day Party on Friday, February 15, with champagne specials, a DJ spinning tunes, a photo booth, an oyster shucking station and s’mores on the patio.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill offers a special Valentine’s Day menu that includes items such as spicy cauliflower, beer steamed shrimp, a maple roasted butternut squash and arugula salad, chipotle cherry BBQ pork tenderloin, grilled Atlantic salmon, filet mignon, a blackened ribeye steak and a whiskey Bing cherry bread pudding.
Kimpton Hotel Born launches a Valentines Day package that’s all for the ladies: Binge and Better. This deal is available for booking February 14, through February 16, and allows guests to bring in their crew for an overnight stay to binge on “junk food” and then “better” themselves the following morning with a green juice flight and a pass to Colorado Athletic Club. It’s called balance folks.
The packages begin at $379 a night and includes:
- Two cocktails at Citizen Rail + Friday Lonely Hearts Club event
- A binge-worthy amenity: Ice cream, brownies, cookies, chips, fries…You want it, you got it.
- $20.00 movie credit
- Colorado Athletic Club passes
- Breakfast with a green juice flight
Finding booking options here.