Valentine’s Day 2012
We did some research and gathered Cleveland’s Valentine’s Day celebrations. Below you’ll find a list of events as well as a link to local B&B’s and some more creative ways to spend the day. Did we leave something out? You know the drill. Leave a comment below so we can add it to our collection of lovely events. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Ma & Pa’s Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Feb. 10 – March 15 at Ma & Pa’s Gift Shack
Remember the Days of O’le. Dash through the snow in a one horse open sleigh with your loved one. Afterwards, warm up by the fire with some fresh maple coffee and cookies made by Ma and shop in the 1820′s log cabin. Enjoy a winter adventure you won’t forget.
Sweethearts at The State
Fri., Feb. 10, 6:30pm + Tues., Feb. 14 12:30pm and 6pm at the Sandusky State Theater
Enjoy a gourmet meal in the elegant State Room. After, relax with your favorite date and enjoy the romantic movie “An Affair to Remember,” the 1957 classic starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, on the big screen. $25/person.
Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage
Sat., Feb. 11 + Sun., Feb. 12 at the 14th Street Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
Watch the story of Miss Abigail, the most sought-after relationship expert to the stars (think Dr. Ruth meets Emily Post), and her sexy sidekick Paco, as they travel the world teaching Miss Abigail’s outrageously funny “how-to’s” on dating, mating and marriage.
3rd Annual STAR POP Valentine’s Day Celebration
Sat., Feb. 11, noon-9pm + Sun., Feb. 12, noon-4pm at STAR POP
STAR POP vintage + modern is gearing up for the 3rd annual elementary school inspired Valentine’s Day celebration. Enjoy free sugary treats and make your own free Valentine for your sweetheart.
The 100th Bomb Sweetheart Dinner
Sat., Feb. 11 at The 100th Bomb Group Restaurant
Spend the night in a deluxe guestroom at the Hilton Garden Inn and enjoy dinner and dancing for two at The 100th Bomb Group. The runway lights and planes from the Cleveland Hopkins Airport create a romantic setting for a magical evening. A cash bar will be available and two drinks tickets are provided with the package. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided. The cost is $150/couple or $80/couple without accommodations. Contact Amie Abouhassan at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.
The Natural History of Chocolate
Sat., Feb. 11, 6:30pm at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Join guest chef Richard Soren Arnoldi, executive chef of Muse, at the Ritz Carlton, for an elegant culinary experience celebrating chocolate. Each of the seven gourmet courses will be paired with wine selections presented by Kevin Piacentini, president, Winery Associates East. $150/person.
“Sweetheart Waffles” Family Cooking Workshop
Sat., Feb. 11, 10-11:30am at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
Whip up a batch waffles for your sweetie then top it with sweet treats like whipped cream, fruit, sprinkles and chocolate chips. The cost is $5/person (non-members must pay additional museum admission of $7/person for access to museum exhibits). Registration is required in person at the museum, by calling 216.791.7114 or by clicking here.
Valentine’s Day at Sans Souci
Sat., Feb. 11 + Tues., Feb. 14, 6-10pm at Sans Souci
Executive Chef Brett Montgomery presents a perfect Valentine’s Day menu with delectable dishes like seared scallops with polenta, mushroom ravioli with sage brown butter and boneless beef short rib with caramelized brussel spouts. And those are just the small plates. Feeling relaxed after your meal? Make it a Valentine’s Day escape and stay at the connected Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Rates begin at just $135/night.
Sweetheart Day at the Zoo
Sun., Feb. 12, 10am-5pm at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Did you know that trumpeter swans mate for life? Visitors learn fun facts about the Zoo’s animal “sweethearts” and receive a very sweet buy one, get one deal on admission.
Brick & Mortar Popups presents: Cory Barrett’s Sweet Streets
Mon., Feb. 13th, 6:30pm at Noodlecat
Join Cory Barret, executive chef at Lola, as he presents an all desert Valentine’s Day menu. Cory presents treats from around the world, inspired by different streets from Euclid Blvd. to Champs-Elysees. $75 includes six courses, tax and gratuity.
Dessert Cooking Class and Dinner for Two
Mon., Feb. 13, 5:45 at Pura Vida by Brandt Evans
Join Chef Brandt in the kitchen to make from scratch a romantic dessert, then retreat to Pura Vida for a three course dinner including the special desserts you and your love one made. Reservations are required. $100/couple.
Vegetarian or Vegan Three Course Special
Tues., Feb. 14 at Pura Vida by Brandt Evans
This special dinner is available all night, simply request the menu you’d like when you make reservations. Dinner includes non-alcoholic beverages. Pura Vida’s Urban Picnic menu is also available. $25/person
Vermilion Valley Vineyards
Tues., Feb. 14 at Vermilion Valley Vineyards
Plan a special night out on Valentine’s Day with dinner and music by Jozef Janus. Enjoy a prime rib dinner or vegetarian option with a glass of wine. Reservations are required. $45/person.
A Celebration of the World’s Greatest Aphrodisiacs
Tues., Feb. 14, 5-10pm at The Greenhouse Tavern
They’ve searched high and low to uncover the top aphrodisiac foods known to man. This eight course Valentine’s Day menu, available omnivore, vegetarian or vegan by request, is sure to have everyone leaving happy. Price is $65/person with an additional $35 charge for beverage pairings (tax + gratuity will be automatically added).
– Submitted by April Ingle, Freddie Coffey and Corinne Allie