Any day is a good day for romance, but this Valentine’s Day we’re going to help you step it up a notch. Showing your sweetheart just how special they are on February 14th can seem like a daunting task, but not to worry. For those living or visiting Boulder, Colorado or the surrounding area, there are many enchanting special events designed to sweep that special someone off their feet. From fine dining to fine wine, several restaurants have you covered for planning the perfect date on Valentine’s Day in Boulder.
Since 2001, this chef and owner-operated restaurant gained a reputation for vibrant seasonal menus and a diverse batch of French and Italian wines. It’s not just the classy, comfortable aesthetic and the exceptional tableside service that makes dining on Valentine’s Day at Mateo so special, though.
Treat the apple of your eye to a special three course prix-fixe dinner that includes a succulent poached beet salad with pomegranate seeds, arugula, toasted hazelnuts and an apple cider vinaigrette with your choice of the pan roasted black cod or a seared flank steak. For dessert, chocolate-strawberry lollipops with raspberry and blackberry gelee bring all the elements of a perfect meal together. Seating is available at 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:00 pm and reservations are highly recommended. Call (303) 443-7766 to reserve your spot at Mateo on Valentine’s Day.
The dining experience at Frasca is derived from northeast Italy with an Austrian, Slovenian, and Mediterranean twist. The Frasca, is an informal gathering place, well-known for fresh farm-to-table cuisine. No meal is complete without a simple yet elegant wine pairing.
The Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder sets out to replicate the sights, sounds, and flavors found in these intimate northeastern Italy eateries. Romance is the name of the game at Frasca and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Woo your sweetheart with an elegant dining experience that includes a four course tasting menu, with two options per course for only $110.00 per person. Be certain to make a reservation by calling (303) 442-6966 as seating is limited on this holiday.
St Julien Hotel and Spa provides a breathtaking view of the world-famous Flatiron Mountains. You and your companion can enjoy a signature martini or afternoon tea while taking in the serene ambiance of the hotel and taking advantage of one of the several Valentine’s Day packages offered.
A special bed and breakfast package offers a $40.00 breakfast credit. Another option available is a romance package complete with a chilled bottle of Domaine Carneros by Tattinger with chocolate covered strawberries in your suite. If you want to treat your sweetie to a luxurious spa experience, St Julien offers several packages, one that includes a $130.00 spa credit. Whatever you choose, you’re certain to create romantic and magical memories with your sweetheart to last a lifetime.
Paint “Wine Love” at PoshSplat
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day date, look no further than PoshSplat. “Paint, drink, laugh, create, bond” is the motto at this paint and wine studio located on Pearl Street in Boulder.
Treat your sweetie to a special step-by-step painting session with a professional artist and create a masterpiece to commemorate your lovely day together. You get to leave with your painting and the best part is that the friendly staff does all the clean up for you. Wine is served by the glass or the bottle and select beers are also available for your sipping pleasure.
Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place
Shine will be hosting “Appetite for Seduction” Valentine’s Day Weekend, which will begin at 7 pm on Friday, February 13th with The Dating Game Matchmaking Event and the launch of their Love Potion #9 Menu. On Saturday, guests will enjoy sexy burlesque and a dance party, and the festivities will wind down on Sunday with Rise & Shine Afterglow DJ Brunch and free partner yoga class. Here’s a schedule of the weekend’s events:
- Friday, February 13 – The Dating Game Matchmaking Event (doors at 7 pm, tickets: $30)
- Saturday, February 14 – Pearl’s Treat Burlesque Troupe (doors at 7, show at 8. $15 cash. Arrive early for best seating)
- Saturday, February 14 – Radiate Unified Dance Party—in the restaurant—with DJ Mr. Gettdowne (8:30 pm – 1 am, FREE)
- Sunday, February 15 – Sunday, February 15—Rise & Shine Afterglow DJ Brunch + Partner Yoga
The rustic and romantic ambiance of Boulder, Colorado provides the perfect backdrop to pull off the perfect Valentine’s Day date. With so many options available, there is no excuse to make it anything less than memorable. With the help OF some highly trained professionals, you can make this very special day the highlight of February. So whether it’s fine dining, or a fairytale weekend away from it all, Boulder has your ticket.