Valentine’s Day for Everyone: 10 Unique Ways to Celebrate
There’s much to love this Valentine’s Day: cheese classes, beer tastings, fried chicken packs, and boat parties. For those looking for more than a candlelit dinner, we’ve rounded up ten unique experiences across the country (and in Canada). Valentine’s Day is for everyone, even those who need space—and you can celebrate all weekend long.
Anti-Valentine’s Day Dinner
Chef Zacchaeus Golden cooks elegant tasting menus out of a residential duplex on a quiet, tree-lined street in Jackson, Mississippi. This year, he’s offering an anti-Valentine’s communal experience for those looking for something less traditional. Expect 10+ courses at a shared table with a bottle of tequila to pass around amongst new friends. Availability is limited.
Artisan Academy: Cocktails and Candles Galentine's Day Edition
Grab your gal pals and head to DC’s Hook Hall for some Galentine’s fun. Crystal Freeman from H.O.M.E. is back with an interactive scented candle-making workshop. Enjoy the fun while sipping on a complimentary Galentine’s spritz. You’ll go home with two custom candles.
Back Forty Beer Company
Valentine's Beer Dinner
Valentine’s Day isn’t all rosé and champagne. This innovative brewhouse and kitchen is hosting a Valentine’s beer dinner. Chef Russ Bodner and head brewer Tosh Brown have worked to pair Back Forty beers with casual fare for a fun and engaging experience that kicks off at 5 p.m.
Maan Farms & Estate Winery
Wine & Dine Valentine's Goat Yoga
Venture to Maan Farms on Valentine’s Day for a special edition of goat yoga. The experience begins with an hour of hatha yoga followed by dinner and drinks in the Wine Lounge. The menu will feature delicious curry bowls, samosas, dessert, and Maan Farms wine.
Seattle Boat Parties
Valentine's Day Latin Boat Party
Party on a boat this Valentine’s Day. This floating nightclub experience will feature live DJs spinning reggaeton, salsa, and Latin tropical. Dance the night away while enjoying stunning views and cocktails. The 3-hour cruise will take place on Sunday, Feb. 14th. All are welcome.
Did you know cheese actually affects our brain chemistry? That it can make us swoon? Chicago’s boutique cheese shop is hosting a Valentine’s-themed class on Feb. 10th. Taste your way through some of their most seductive cheeses with a variety of accompaniments, plus wine and charcuterie.
Lou's Food Bar
Lou's Valentines Hot Hen of Love
Hear us out: say I love you with crispy fried chicken. This family feast for four includes a whole fried chicken, the creamiest mac & cheese, slaw, tots, brussels sprouts, and famous “birdday” cake. Pro tip: pair it with a bottle of champagne. This takeout dinner is offered exclusively on Valentine’s Day.
Toast to the special friendships in your life in honor of Galentine’s Day. Chandon is offering a self-guided flight of three sparkling wines and shared plates masterfully crafted by chef Juan Cabrera. There will be oysters, cheese, carrot hummus, and lobster mac & cheese. Reserve a spot Feb. 11th-13th.
Break Up Bar
Anti-Valentine's Day Pop-Up
Los Angeles, CA
Break Up Bar is taking over Severance at Palihotel Melrose for a four week pop-up experience. Join them for an Anti-Valentine’s Day champagne celebration. This light-hearted experience features a wall of broken relationships, relics of Valentine’s Day past, and a 10-foot projection screen showing classic breakup movies of past and present. Go now through Valentine’s Day.
Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar
Valentine's Kids Pack
Chicago’s beloved Heritage Restaurant is offering several Valentine’s themed takeout packages this year: caviar and prime rib for two for couples, the Screw Cupid party of one, and a kid’s set, because kids get to celebrate, too. This one comes with fried chicken, biscuits, mac & cheese, tomato salad, and a kid’s cupcake with vanilla ice cream.
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