Friday, February 11, 2011
Valentine’s Day events in Fort Worth
Glassblowing, wine, and jazz are among the best options in and around Fort Worth.
Well, have you thawed out yet? I don’t know about y’all but the past two weeks have given us some of the strangest weather I’ve experienced here in Texas. With the ice and the Super Bowl hoopla it seems that Valentine’s day has creeped up on us. Here are a few ideas to get you going if you haven’t made any plans yet:
If you are looking for something different and exciting to do on Valentine’s Day head on over to Vetro in Grapevine. All weekend you can sign up to help make a glass art flower ($25) or heart ($35). Help apply color to the molten glass and watch while one of Vetro’s glass artists create the piece and pick it up the next day.
On Valentine’s Day they will be hosting a Hot Date Night (make reservations by Feb. 12) where couples can make both the heart and the flower and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres for $95. Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery: 701 South Main Street, #10 Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 251-1668
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History -- “After Hours”
Saturday, February 12 -- The Science of Love from 6:30 – 10 p.m.
From the FWMSH: "Is it chemistry, animal attraction or something completely different? Find out at the Museum of Science and History next AFTER HOURS as we delve into The Science of Love! Explore the Museum’s exhibits and much, much more in this fun, adults-only event!"
The FWMSH will feature a ton of activities including Karaoke, the Heavy Metal Scientist, making a V-day screen print, mixing up some custom bath salts, henna tattoos, and fortune tellers. There will be a cash bar for all your beer and wine needs and a signature “Love Cocktail”. At $10 per person this is a great Valentine’s Day deal (free for members).
Sunday, February 13 -- You + Wine = Love from 1–5 p.m.
This is a great deal folks from Texas Toast Culinary Tours, great wine tastings and food made by Fort Worth’s best chefs, with transportation provided. $80, ticket includes tax, gratuity and transportation. Here’s the details from Texas Toast Culinary Tours:
* Wine tasting with Texas native Mac McDonald, beloved winemaker at Vision Cellars in California, with food pairings, all at Tillman’s Roadhouse
* Flight of wines and delicious bites with charming chef Asdren Azemi at Ruffino’s Restaurant
* A tasting of Texas wines with sublime food selections from chef-winemaker Caris Turpen at Lightcatcher Winery
* Transportation provided – We have a bus to take us to each destination. All you do is show up and enjoy the ride!
Have you been to the Scat Jazz Lounge yet? I went recently and wow this place is romantic in a speakeasy, film noir, vintagy sort of way – in short “go to there” you will love it. If you’re looking for something different for Valentine’s day go to any show there this weekend (no cover on Black Dog Sundays) or check out their special Valentine’s Day Soiree on Monday with the talented Tatiana Mayfield. Look up their full schedule here. It is super close to Simply Fondue which makes for a perfect dinner beforehand. 111 W. 4th, Suite 11 Fort Worth 76102 (the hidden alley downtown location adds to the speakeasy vibe)
Central Market Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two
Capture your Valentine’s heart with a complete chef-prepared meal, including salads, sides and desserts, plus a bottle of wine. Call our Catering department to place your order, (817) 377-9307.
Chicken Saltimbocca – $69.99 – paired with Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir
Grilled Beef Tenderloin – $79.99 – paired with Zuccardi Q Malbec
Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Grilled Shrimp – $89.99 – paired with Pine Ridge Forefront Cabernet
Oven-Roasted Lobster Tails – $89.99 – paired with Frog’s Leap Chardonnay
Pick up some chocolate from CM’s Chocolate Festival going on now and some flowers and you got yourself a romantic little evening.
There are a ton of restaurants offering special Valentine’s Day Menus, this one from the Cafe Modern caught my eye though because it is such a value. Plus I just think the Cafe Modern is a stunning restaurant that seems to float in the reflecting pond of the The Modern and Chef Dena Peterson’s cuisine is light, lively, and creative. They will be featuring special prix fixe menus for $30 and $40 dollars a person. Call and make a reservation (817) 840-2157 or just drop in! The Galleries will also be open until 8 p.m. for your viewing pleasure.
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