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Love Fest, Baby! Hudson Valley Venues Celebrate Valentine’s!


The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. A lady loves romance. And who doesn’t enjoy a party full of love, romance, drink, music and dance? This Valentine’s celebrate your passion! Date Night! Woohoo!


Step out to a Hudson Valley dine place. The Vall has everything from fresh, fresh farm-to-table casual to five star glam. Or, go to one of the many special events planned for this day (even weekend!) of devotion and emotion!


Start revving your libido the weekend before at the ultra-luxe Milea Estate Vineyard in Staatsburg. Enjoy Saturday brunch designed by their Michelin star trained chef accompanied by a noted classical guitarist while taking in the winery’s natural beauty. Or, reserve a private tour with the property’s head winemaker on Valentine’s Day. Better yet, make it a romantic interlude at The Spencer House, their newly opened three-bedroom, 18th Century farmhouse now the epitome of modern luxury.


Want a truly over-the-top experience? Head to Fleischmanns, where the yeast family’s centuries old summer cottage (think mansion) is now Spillian, an event space like none other. A place to revel! And party they will with “Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: A Bohemian Valentine’s Ball”, where the Green Fairy celebrates a Parisian love fest complete with absinthe cocktails, wickedly delicious dining, tres haute jazz band and, of course,

dancing! Lots of dancing!


For a more casual yet simply irresistible vibe, reserve a table for two at Tabla in Tannersville. This Mediterranean style hot spot is all about small plates, sharing. Nothing more intimate than that! Oysters. Paella. A pretty pink drink. Oh my!


Looking for something wacky, zany or just super silly? Name a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach for your love at the Bronx Zoo! Or, get to your closest White Castle where you will dine like a king and queen, complete with wait staff and a white tablecloth on Valentine’s Day.

We at HVH can’t resist romance. Here are a few of our favorite places to celebrate with the one you love.


 



Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: A Bohemian Valentine’s Ball Saturday, February 11, 2023

Join us for Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: A Bohemian Valentine’s Ball, as the Green Fairy presides at a Bohemian celebration of love. Come wanderers, vagabonds, and adventurers, as your favorite bohemian. Dining in the spirit of Montmartre; dancing with infectiously hot Parisian jazz from The Lucky 5, sparks of romance, wit, and wonder; and not a cherub in sight.

Cocktails 5 - 6:30 PM

Strut your best bohemian weirdness, savor a c and have a drink or two to start your evening. Our bar will be open, serving wine, beer from our friends at Upward Brewing Company in Livingston Manor, and cocktails, featuring:

  • Absinthe la Louche: the traditional absinthe cocktail, with iced water dripped over a cube of sugar, slowly transforming its color from the original emerald green to a lighter, opalescent shade of milky green.

  • The Bohemian: Gin, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice and a dash of bitters.

  • Death in the Afternoon: Invented and named by Papa Hemingway himself; a superb mix of absinthe and champagne. Because, right?

Dinner 6:30 PM

A table d'hote dinner fit for a café in an ancient windmill in Paris, painted by Renoir...with flavors for both carnivores and vegans. (Choose when you register!)

A Petit Charcuterie House-made walnut mushroom paté, local cheese, house-made carmelized onion jam, and watercress salad House-made baguettes and seed crisp crackers

Savory Galette In honor of the first gathering place of the Bohemians in Monmartre, Le Moulin de Galette. A savory buckwheat crepe wrapped around ratatouille.

For Our Meat Lovers Coque au Cidre, Beet Tartare, Green Beans Amandine Four Our Vegetable Lovers Vegan Cassoulet, Beet Tartare, Green Beans Amandine

Dessert Persian Love Cakes & Vegan Macarons

Dancing 8-11 PM

Introducing The Lucky 5: "An Infectiously Rambunctious Hot Jazz Ruckus."

Combining originals and creative reworks of old standards, The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends 30’s and 40’s style swing with Django Reinhardt and Parisian flavors to create a unique blend of music that keeps feet moving on the dance floor.

Not Ready to Leave?...Stay the Night

Check out our special price for couples who’d like to make a night of it! Settle into one of our themed rooms and enjoy house-made bagels at our breakfast Sunday morning before you head home.

About Spillian: A Place to Revel

The word Spillian is Old English for “to play, to jest or to revel.”

Spillian is the love child of a theatrical designer and a cultural mythologist. Housed in a unique bit of Catskills history, an 1886 mansion built by the Fleischmann’s Yeast family as a summer estate, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Spillian revels in imagination, story, and how we make meaning in our lives. We host weddings, workshops, and unexpected celebrations. An enchanted setting. Superbly inventive food. And an endless delight in the intersections between whimsy and ritual. Imagine past what you think is possible.



 

Milea Estate, Hudson Valley’s premier ultra-premium winery, is the perfect setting for your romantic Valentine’s Day outing. Milea has quickly become known as the best winery in the Hudson Valley for both its international award winning wines and world class hospitality.

This Valentine’s weekend, Milea Estate’s Michelin star trained executive chef, David Kim, will be curating an elevated menu that is sure to impress. This special culinary offering includes a Brunch from 11am until 4pm on Saturday, February 11th that will be accompanied by renowned classical guitarist Daniel Garcia from 1pm until 4:30pm.

Perhaps you're looking for a special tour and tasting on Valentine's Day? Set up your very own private winery tour and tasting with Russell Moss, the international winemaker and former Cornell University professor that is now leading Milea Estate into a new era of excellence.


Looking for a romantic overnight getaway? Milea Estate just introduced The Spencer House, a three-bedroom 18th century farmhouse that has been revived to a state of modern luxury. The amenities include:

- Luxury linens

- Fully equipped kitchen with high end appliances

- Gas fireplace in cozy living room

- Dining room with seating for up to 10 people

- Swimming pool sunken into the bedrock of Milea Estate Vineyard

- 10% off Milea Estate Vineyards wines

- Access to exclusive Milea Estate concierge


Milea Estate believes that "home is where the concierge is" and ours can assist you in making an unforgettable Valentine’s. Whether you require winery tours and tastings, an in-house catered dinner or couple’s massages, the Milea concierge is at your service.

Book your Milea Valentine’s experiences directly on our website or by calling the winery today.


 


Tabla This Valentines day we will open up on a Tuesday to celebrate you and your loved ones ! We will be running customer favorites from our regular menu as well as Oysters and even a special Paella ! Special pink drinks & more, we welcome you and yours to come and have a romantic evening in Tannersville. With a menu meant to be shared your evening will surely be one to remember as you dine and drink the night away <3 Want to make your night even more special ? Consider renting out an airbnb or a stay at one of the many boutique hotels in the area and have yourself a little staycation !


 

Get ready to fall in love with City Winery Hudson Valley as they celebrate Valentine’s Day with five delicious days of food and experiences to enjoy with your soulmate, friends or even your puppy! Enjoy Valentine’s Menu specials February 9th - 12th plus a prix-fixe dinner option on Valentine's Day. Expect decadent and swoon-worthy dishes like Beef Carpaccio with lemon caper aioli, Oysters Rockefeller, House Made Lobster Ravioli, Faroe Island Salmon Oscar, Wild Mushroom Wellington and, of course, fabulous desserts. Cheers your sweetheart with Rosé Sangria or the Love Language Martini in addition to the made on premise signature wines. Your four-legged friend wants your love too - treat him or her to Puppies & Pinot on February 9th starting at 4pm. Looking for more? There are love themed concerts on Friday & Saturday February 10th & 11th, featuring local bands, The Classics (2.10) and Annalyse + Ryan & friends (2.11), a Line Dancing Valentine’s Brunch on Sunday February 12th. and a special Sip, Paint, Love: Valentine’s Bubbles & Brushes on the 14th. These unforgettable experiences are the perfect are the perfect way to celebrate your love and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.


 

Experience Valentines Day in a different way this year. At the Bear Café, we offer you the best of Fine Dining in the Catskills. A meal at ‘The Bear’ is a sumptuous experience, distinguished by its elegant service, the highest quality of our ingredients, and the distinctive ambience of our carefully designed Creekside restaurant with its soft pink seating, bluestone bar, and tables hewn from local black walnut trees.


For the entire weekend in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, we will be celebrating this most esteemed of occasions with foods carefully chosen to satisfy every appetite. We will tempt your taste buds with distinctive foods and handmade, carefully chosen and crafted beverages.


From Friday February 10th through Sunday 12th, we feature sparkling new cocktails and sumptuous ingredients such as oysters, chateaubriand steaks, and a special smokily- sauced grilled eggplant.


Christopher J Hack, the Bear’s own Mixologist, is a fan of all fine wines, including champagnes. He has crafted a tantalizingly intriguing new cocktail for all lovers of the annual Valentine’s celebration.


In his turn, chef Josh Rajala has re-created two infamous and popular dishes.

His plant-forward Grilled Japanese Eggplant with smoked pomodoro sauce, squash noodles, braised fennel, and basil is so beloved by our loyal clients that we received protests when we ‘retired’ it for a while to allow new dishes to appear on the menu. Josh has now relaunched it with a subtle new twist, making it yet more memorable and delicious.


And for meat lovers, the Chateaubriand front cut fillet of tenderloin is large enough to share. Originating in the Loire Valley of France, in the small farming town of Chateaubriandt, the front-cut of tenderloin made its way to the Parisien kitchen of the French chef August Escoffier, who named the cut Chateaubriand, and prepared it with mushrooms, and a sauce reduction of white wine with shallots, a demi glaze, butter, tarragon and lemon juice. Chef Josh will be following in Escoffier’s footsteps creating an unforgettable meal for two.


And to top and tail your meal – maybe fresh Atlantic coast oysters to start? To finish - an Espresso Martini carefully crafted with just the right amount of crema foam? Or what about Tiramisu? This Italian classic is a dreamily soft coffee-flavored dessert that is light and airy, blending light sweetness, with the bitterness of a blend of coffee and cocoa. Intense and elegant, the unique combination of highest quality ingredients creates a decadent dessert that nonetheless acts as a stimulant at the end of your meal.


Come and celebrate the many beautiful facets of Love at The Bear Café – a perfect place to enjoy good food.


 

White Castle Love A fast food chain has brought back a popular tradition for Valentine's Day for the first time in two years. If you and your significant other ever dreamed of spending the year's most romantic day chowing down on cheap slider-style cheeseburgers, then you just might be in luck.


White Castle is bringing back Valentine’s Day dinner experience for the first time since 2020. From 4 to 9 PM on Valentine's Day, couples can dine at participating White Castle restaurants that will even feature hostess seating, tableside service and festive holiday décor, according to the promotion


Yonkers spot on Broadway is open, and will offer the special Valentine's Day dinner.


 

Silk Factory Have a sweetheart for Valentine’s day? Going stag this year? At the Silk Factory it won’t matter! February 10th they will be hosting a 2 floor, 2 bar, 2 band Valentine’s Day Show! Doors open at 5pm for anyone who is looking to have dinner with us before the show! 7pm, Hollywood Herb, a 4 piece all purpose posse - rap, rock, and pop band, will be performing on the back of our pickup truck stage in our cafe/lounge area! Be prepared to dance, sing and have a blast with this amazing band! At 8:30 the Funk Junkies, a 13 piece funk band, will be performing upstairs in the amazing ballroom! Bars located on both floors, cocktails dedicated to Valentine’s Day, food available for purchase, dancing all night, must I go on? Tickets are available through our website www.silkfcy.com or through eventbrite.com! There will be a full dinner menu available for purchase! Doors open at 5pm! More information at www.silkfcty.com!


Looking for something to do on Tuesday, February 14th? Valentine’s Day? We are hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner! A 5 course meal that includes farm to table quality food cooked by our amazing head chef Mike Casanova! From lobster bisque to a refreshing salad, to homemade pastas and poached lobster, and much much more! All of that paired with a bottle of delicious wine! 149 per couple! Come enjoy the amazing ambiance and delicious food at Silk Factory for Valentine’s Day!



 


Candlelight: Valentine's Day Special ft. "Romeo and Juliet" and More.... Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Albany. Get your tickets now to discover Valentines Day inspired music at The Kenmore Ballroom under the gentle glow of candlelightLocation:The Kenmore Ballroom76 N. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12207Albany, NY 12207

• Dates: February 12, 2023

• Time: 6:30pm and 9:00pm

• Price: $45-65


 

The Bronx Zoo is back with their “Name a Roach” program just in time for Valentines Day. Forget expressing your love with flowers, do it with a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach instead. The event happens annually just before V-Day, allowing people to choose if they’d like to name one of the zoo’s many cockroaches after a loved one or a slimy ex.

A beloved tradition since 2011 at the Bronx Zoo, the Name-a-Roach program has been incredibly popular over the years. With a $15 donation you’ll be able to name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after a loved one, or, as in many years past, a pesky ex.




 

This Valentine’s Day, go out and toast each other and love… It's a many-splendored thing! Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovers!


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