It's not too late to book an impromptu Valentine's Day getaway. Denver and Boulder's restaurants have numerous prix fixe dinners, specialty cocktails, and other celebrations for the big day, but you might want to escape to one of these out-of-town offerings instead. Here are some sweet ideas.
The Atwater on Gore Creek restaurant at the Vail Cascade is offering an aphrodisiac course that can be added to dinner. For $24.95, couples that purchase two entrees from the Atwater menu, can add this course that includes a dozen oysters, two glasses of house bubbles, chocolate covered strawberries and a long-stemmed rose. To make reservations, call 970.479.7014.
In Aspen, Prospect at Hotel Jerome is offering a Valentine's Day dinner that features four courses: To Begin, To Share, To Savor, and To Satisfy. Plates include bruschetta, steamed wild salmon, and rotisserie beef short rib. Reservations cost $148 per couple. Call 970.920.1000 to book.
Also in Aspen, FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Bryant Ng from Los Angeles' the Spice Table is cooking at Chefs Club this February 14 and 15. A four-course menu from Ng will be offered for $65, along with an a la carte menu from Chefs Club. The menu features grilled & chilled Shrimp with Vietnamese hot sauce; coconut jam toast with slow-cooked egg, soy sauce, and white pepper; grilled pig's tails, and black cod with yellow curry custard. Over the weekend Chefs Club will be pouring Lanson champagne, both by the glass and as a pairing for $50 with Bryant's menu. Call 970.429.9581 for reservations.