Valentine's Day Event Round-up
Valentine's Day 2017 happenings around Louisville.
Decca, 812 E. Market St., will celebrate Valentine’s Day Feb. 14 with a special three-course prix fixe menu from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Chef Annie Pettry and her team will offer an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The Cellar Lounge will also be open for a more casual dining experience with snacks and cocktails. Call 502-749-8128 to make reservations.
The English Grill in the Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, provides the venue for a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration with options for five-course meals, luxurious room packages and high-end upgrades. Couples can nestle into The Brown Hotel’s elegantly appointed dining room for their choice of dishes lovingly prepared by chef de cuisine Andrew Welenken served Friday, Feb. 10, Saturday, Feb. 11, Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14. The cost is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For an extra special experience, additional overnight accommodations with opulent upgrades like rose petal baths and champagne are available. For more information or to make a reservation, call 502-583-1234.
Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., hosts “I Love Brandy” tours leading up to Valentine’s Day. The special tour includes an exclusive look at the distillery, brandy chocolates, spirits sampling and a cocktail. Couples can learn all about the brandy distillation process and kick off evening plans at Copper & Kings. The cost is $15 per person. Tours are available on the hour Friday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/971368426298424.
All four locations of the Bristol Bar & Grille will celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner specials and wine pairings Friday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, Feb. 14. In addition to regular dinner items, diners can visit their favorite location to enjoy a special holiday menu featuring an appetizer, choice of entrée, dessert and optional wine pairing. Prices vary for each menu item. For information on menus or to make reservations, visit www.bristolbarandgrille.com or call (502) 456-1702 (Highlands), (502) 426-0627 (East), (812) 218-1995 (Jeffersonville), or (502) 582-1995 (Downtown).
Butchertown Grocery and upstairs bar, Lola, 1076 E. Washington St., are offering a romantic Valentine’s Day evening Feb. 14 with an exceptional four-course meal and wine pairings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Diners celebrating downstairs will enjoy the restaurant’s intimate vibe with cozy leather and linen banquettes, while upstairs offers Lola’s moody atmosphere with candlelit tables and soothing couches. The cost is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Wine pairings will be available for an additional $40. For more information or to make reservations, call 502-742-8315 or visit butchertowngrocery.com.
Both LouVino locations, 1606 Bardstown Rd. and 11400 Main St., will host a four-course dinner from executive chef Tavis Rockwell with Southern-inspired dishes perfect for a night out with that special someone or a group of friends Feb. 14. Expertly-selected optional wine pairings will complement each course and the restaurant’s extensive wine list, including flights and cocktails, will also be available. The four-course meal is $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and an additional $30 per person for the featured wine pairings. Groups of six or more can enjoy half-priced bottles of wine with purchase of the prix-fixe meal. Reservations for all party sizes will be accepted. Seating times are at 5, 7 and 9:15 p.m. with a two-hour maximum for each. For reservations and more information, visit www.louvino.com.
Corbett’s, 5050 Norton Healthcare Boulevard, will celebration Valentine’s Day with chef Dean Corbett’s five-course dinner in honor of the holiday. And to toast that special someone, Corbett’s has an award-winning wine list with numerous sparkling wines by the glass and bottle. The Valentine’s Day dinner is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made between 5 and 6:30 p.m. and 8 and 10 p.m. For reservations, please call (502) 327-5058 or visit www.corbettsrestaurant.com.
Equus & Jack’s Lounge, 122 Sears Ave., is offering a Valentine’s Day three-course menu from chef Dean Corbett that will feature a surf and turf entrée with lobster and prime beef medallions. The restaurant has an award-winning wine list so guests can pair their dinner with a wine to celebrate the holiday. The dinner is $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To make reservations, please call (502) 897-9721 or visit www.equusrestaurant.com.
Or take your sweetheart to one of two cocktail-centric events with guest author Robert Simonson that week including:
A Conversation with Robert Simonson
Sunday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St.
Hear the story of how a band of bartenders saved the civilized drinking world. Author Robert Simonson will discuss his book and mingle with guests at this event for bartenders, chefs and spirits enthusiasts. Hospitality industry employees can attend free with proof of employment. General tickets are available for $25 per person and include a signed copy of Simonson’s book and a cocktail. A cash bar with Copper & Kings brandy cocktails using recipes from the book will also be available. For more information, visit www.copperandkings.com/events.
Sip & Study Cocktail Party with Robert Simonson
Monday, Feb. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway
Sip your way through history with spirits expert Robert Simonson at the Brown Hotel. The New York Times columnist and drinks historian will dive into the modern cocktail revival of the past 25 years at a tasting event in the Bluegrass Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Guests will sample several notable cocktails and visit food stations with classic bar snacks and small bites during this educational and engaging party exploring the history and ritual of drinking in America. Simonson will share what he learned interviewing hundreds of bartenders and unsung heroes of bar culture to tell the story of the craft cocktail renaissance in his new book, “A Proper Drink.” The cost is $35 per person. The author will mingle with guests and sign books, which will be available for $20 each. For more information or to buy tickets, call 502-583-1234.
If you like to give gifts at this romantic time of year, then consider:
For edible Valentine’s Day gifts, this holiday would not be complete without sweet treats from , 3101 Bardstown Rd. This year executive chef Robin Richardson options include classics like chocolate covered strawberries and sugar cookies, along with her signature edible gifts like the chocolate cherry marzipan tart. Prices range from $2.00 to $29.99. To purchase, shop 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday, Feb. 7 through Tuesday, Feb. 14. Items are available while supplies last. Customers are encouraged to call in advance at 502-452-1210 to reserve their selections. For more information, visit thebakeryoflouisville.com.