Stuck on ideas for Valentine’s Day? Use some of these events and ideas in this article to get your romantic plans in motion. You may be trying to make Valentine’s Day a special occasion, especially if it happens to be one of your first dates. When it comes to first dates, DatingPilot recommends to practice how you will interact with your date. A key to relationship building is built on the foundation that people can see bits of themselves in the other person. Body language behaviors such as mirroring, fronting, and leaning can show interest and can also ensure you are best poised to engage in the conversation without distraction. If you aren’t familiar with these concepts, take some time to do your homework and practice before your date.
If you think it’s incredibly romantic to cook together
Chef Bobby Moore and his F&B team will host a series of cooking classes every Wednesday in February at 5:30 p.m. along with their significant others for a Month of Love at Willows Lodge. As always, cooking classes are FREE but space is limited, so first come, first serve.
Themes for the “Cooking with Your Sweetheart” series include:
– February 6th – Chef Bobby Moore & wife Michelle – Breakfast in Bed – Sweet & Savory Crepes
– February 13th – Wine Director Matt Davis & wife Suzanne – Cooking with Woodinville Wines – Coq au Vin and Wine Poached Pears
– February 20th – Chief Mixologist Court Knoop & wife Kristine – Cooking with Woodinville Whiskey – Steak with Caramelized Onions and Woodinville Whiskey
If you want to brush up on your skills with the bubbly
Chef Dan Gilmore has created an exclusive build-your-own Valentine’s Day menu, which will be served throughout the weekend….In addition to the amuse bouche, starter, entrée and dessert trio, guests may choose from any number of supplemental dishes, such as foie gras, oysters or Dungeness crab, etc. See attached.
Additionally, Hunt Club Bar at Sorrento Hotel will host a very special Champagne Drinking Lesson on Wednesday, February 13th with two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Every second Wednesday of the month, leading bartenders, drink historians and quality distillers deliver an animated often collaborative 1.5 hour lesson in the preparation and history of distinct spirits and libations. Guests will learn about the origins and famed history of one of the world’s most celebratory libations!
Advanced ticket purchase required and can be made by visiting the Sorrento Nights social calendar at: http://www.hotelsorrento.com/
Chef Peter Birk at BOKA restaurant + bar will create a special Valentine’s Day Fresh Sheet in addition to its regular menu…available to view here: http://www.bokaseattle.com/
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, BOKA will re-launch its Spontaneitini offering guests a chance to take action the next time they are feeling spontaneous. A Spontaneitini includes two specialty cocktails at BOKA and a key to a Luxe room at Hotel 1000. Perfect for those who’d like to add a little spice to their relationship or for those who may have just met, ahem… The Spontaneitini will be available year-round starting at $250 after the Valentine’s Day launch.
If you’re a fan of Manjari chocolate and the French school of romance
The French have long had the corner on l’amour and nothing says romance like Champagne. That’s why it’s all about the bubbly this Valentine’s Day at RN74.
Slide into the evening with a sensuous amuse bouche of caviar and smoked salmon followed by Dungeness crab salad with hearts of palm, baby beets, citrus and pistachio tuille. Satisfy the appetite with a Painted Hills rib eye garnished by a trio of salsify, spinach and sauced with truffle-scented perigourdine. Manjari chocolate from Madagascar lends indulgent sophistication to the flourless cake adorned with blood orange glass and a scoop of pomegranate sorbet. An assortment of petit fours completes this effervescent menu.
Not-to-be-missed options include a flight of sparkling wines paired by RN74’s Lead Sommelier Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen; a Hudson Valley foie gras terrine with gianduja (more chocolate!), hazelnut praline and toasted brioche; a seasonal assortment of artisan cheeses; and a supplement of black winter truffles. Reservations may be made online or by calling 206-456-7474.
Thank you, Willows Lodge, BOKA, Hotel Sorrento, and RN74.