Around Town: Valentine’s Weekend

Ahh, do you smell that? Love is in the air. While a specific day shouldn’t be necessary to show our loved ones how much we care, Valentine’s Day does give us an excuse to celebrate. Denver is bursting with all-things-lovey-dovey, and it’s certainly made for a Valentine’s Day weekend to remember.

Valentine’s and Galentine’s at Home

If the last year has taught us anything, it’s to become more creative with our time at home. Between the Zoom meetings and attempted TikTok dances, kids at home and making (another) loaf of banana bread, it’s nice let someone else do the work. Staying in is the new going out, and that’s why Adelska is everything we could ever ask from an at-home date night.

Adelska’s experience kits take the hassle out of coordination by curating one-of-a-kind, at-home experiences. Kits include the trifecta of a winning combo: something to eat, something to drink and something to do. Ahead of the special day, the team at Adelska has prepared experiences with themes like “Amore,” “Galentine’s,” and “Brunch for Two.” Each kit includes items purchased from local small businesses, even more of a reason to *swoon.* Thanks to Adelska, staying in can create moments just as meaningful as going out.

Champagne and Chocolate at a Broadway Institution

Pop, pour, clink! While there isn’t a traditional menu for Valentine’s Day, champagne and chocolate would probably be as close as we can get. The Hornet is synonymous with Denver’s South Broadway scene and has been a pillar of the community for a quarter of a century. They are offering a complimentary glass of bubbles and a half portion of their chocolate torte with the purchase of an entrée. Pair it with the lobster mac ‘n’ cheese or honey-stung fried chicken to really round out the decadence.

Boozy Love Potions in the Baker Neighborhood

If we’re being honest, even the little successes have felt like huge victories lately. (Wearing anything other than sweats feels like a victory.) These days, we’ll take any excuse to celebrate. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to toast with sips and sweets with your sweetie. Deviation Distilling, in the historic Baker neighborhood, is the ideal destination to do just that. Raise a glass to each other during “Date Night at Deviation.” The owners have revamped their taproom menu and released a dreamy, rose-colored Love Potion cocktail featuring Deviation’s Citrus Rosé Gin, pomegranate juice, almond extract, lemon juice and an egg white for a creamy pink drink. How’s that for aesthetic?

A Dinner to Impress in Lone Tree

At Prim, one of our favorite love languages is food, so we can’t think of a better way to end a full day of love than with a full stomach. Urban Village in Lone Tree makes that easy with a bottle of wine or champagne and two tasting menus from Chef Charles Mani. Dishes include Chef Charles’ signature coconut-curry scallops, tandoori chicken and Brussel sprouts with Aloo-Gobi. Book ahead of time to secure a table for a contemporary Indian dining experience. For those who want to enjoy a festive feast in comfy clothes, Urban Village is also offering a take-out date night package complete with an appetizer, two entrees, rice, naan bread and a bottle of wine or Champagne for $99.

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