LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Looking for somewhere to take that special someone this Valentine's Day? Check out these local specials.
The Kentucky Humane Society is offering Puppy & Kitten Grams to send a loved one. Puppy or Kitten grams can be delivered Feb. 13 or 14, and include a visit from an adoptable puppy or kitten, handmade chocolates from Cellar Door chocolates, flowers and a card. For more information call 502-515-3147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day dinner without the kids on February 16 at the Louisville Nature Center. While you enjoy a lovely dinner, your kids will indulge in Valentine's themed arts and crafts and nature games.
502 Bar & Bistro is offering a four-course prix fixe meal on Valentine's Day. Lenten options will be available for Ash Wednesday.
The Bristol has created unique Valentine's Day specials for each of its four locations:
The Bristol on Hurstbourne will offer sparkling wine cocktails with each course, and dinner will include poached lobster tails or a pairing of beef filet and scallops. Dessert is a trio of chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Downtown, the Bristol will begin with mushrooms stuffed with local sausage, then scallops or beef Wellington for the main course. This special is available between Feb. 9 and 14.
The Jeffersonville Bristol will offer a choice between surf and turf or grilled sea bass, with a shareable dessert.
The Highlands location will feature Thai marmalade coconut shrimp, red pepper barramundi, New York Strip steak stuffed with Kentucky cheese, onions and spinach, or shrimp and bacon linguini. For dessert, a Grand Marnier-infused chocolate mousse.
Celebrate Galentine's Day at 8 Up February 13! Enjoy half of bottles of wine, Sex and the City themed cocktails and themed appetizers. (Watch 8UP bartender Mike Wheat mix up the Ginger Fetish on Derby City Weekend) For the lovebirds, Executive chef Casper Van Drongelen is offering a special Valentine's Day menu which will feature lobster bisque with crème fraîche, cold-smoked bone-in ribeye with potatoes dauphine, and molten lava cake with bourbon cherries for dessert from February 9 to 14. On Valentine's Day, couples will be treated to a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
Make it a home run at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. The Museum wi be giving away it's special edition Valentine's Day mini-bats to factory tour on February 10 and 11. The "red-hot" Happy Valentine's Day mini-bat features a heart with baseball seams. Kentucky and Indiana residents can get into the museum and take the factory tour for $5 throughout February.
Thoroughbred Chorus is offering their annual Singing Valentine program. For $60, a tuxedo-dressed quartet will come to a home, workplace or restaurant in Louisville and sing four songs. The quartets can be ordered online at Eventbrite.com or by calling 267-SING (7464).
Whitehall is offering a candlelit 4-course meal inside the historic mansion on Lexington Road.
Keep things red hot at the Vintage Fire Museum. At Kindle the Flame, couples will be given champagne and a free photo, taken on one of the vintage fire trucks. Kindle the Flame will be held on Friday, February 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds performs at the Louisville Palace on Valentine's Day. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show begins at 8.
Louisville Salt Cave will have a Valentines Day special on February 11, where they offer a day of halotherapy sessions and restorative yoga.
New Albany-Floyd County Animal Shelter is doing a Furry Friend Speed Dating day on February 13. Each family that RSVP's will be allowed five minutes of time with each of their compatible, adoptable pet matches. To RSVP, you can call 812-948-5355.
Enjoy Galentine's Day with $5 Martines at Bonefish Grill. Some of the handcrafted martinis include the Wild Orchid Hawaiian Martini, garnished with an edible orchid, Bonefish Pomegranate Martini, Ocean Trust Tropic Heat Martini, Fresh Pineapple Martini and the Espresso Martini.
Enjoy a four-course Valentine's Day meal with a spring mix salad, seared sea scallops with country ham, butternut squash puree and a maple bourbon gastrique and red velvet cheesecake at Equus & Jack's Lounge.
Looking for a gift that's different or original? Stop by My Freaky Valentine Market at Fourth Street Lie on February 10 and 11. Find a full list of vendors and entertainment here.
Music lovers can enjoy the Louisville Chorus' 24th annual Valentine Dinner Show with Dancing and Silent Auction on February 14. With each reservation, you'll get free tickets to the Louisville Chorus' three remaining concerts.
Indulge in sweet treats at the Sweet Surrender Dessert Cafe and Coffee Shop. Sweet Surrender is offering a four-course dessert tasting menu on Saturday, February 10. Reservations are required and can be placed by calling (502) 899-2008. Seatings are available at 7:00pm, 8:15pm, and 9:30pm. The four courses will include: Menage a Sauce, fresh berries with champagne ganache, caramel bourbon and whipped cream for dipping, Caramel Me Away, layers of vanilla bean baked meringue, salted caramel, and chai infused French Buttercream, A Bouquet of Truffles, a trio of hand-dipped truffles inspired by flowers, and Hot For You Pot de Crème, a silky chocolate Pot de Crème is spiced up with a hint of cayenne and cinnamon.
The Brown Hotel's English Grill has three options for Valentine Day dining. This includes lobster bisque with brandy crème and American sturgeon caviar, sautéed gulf shrimp with lemon-herb pan sauce, scallion and red pepper crudo, and Weisenberger grits and even Curry-roasted cauliflower with warm quinoa, brussels sprouts and citrus reduction. For the full menu and to reserve a seat visit brownhotel.com.
Experience Romance in the Forest at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Couples are invited to a Romantic Evening at Isaac's from 1 to 10 p.m. A candlelit dinner will be held in the glassed-in Visitor Center and will feature artisanal food catered by Schafer's Catering. Call (502) 215-7519 to register or get more information.
If you know of somewhere providing a fun Valentine's Day offer, let us know!