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Eight Out-of-the-Box Ideas For Valentine's Day

From the healthy booze cocktail to the heavy burger, here are some different Valentine's Day ideas.

Adam Larkey

  • Barnraiser, Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe, and Wolfe Narratives are hosting Have Yourself a Honky Tonk Valentine's on February 13 at Converge Denver. Starting at 8 p.m., the country-inspired party will feature dancing, music, drinks, snacks, and a raffle giveaway. All proceeds will go to Re:Vision International, a local non-profit that helps families be a part of community food systems. Tickets are $35 per person and include a raffle ticket, open bar (beer from Wynkoop & Breckenridge Brewery), live music, and snacks (Western Daughters). Visit their website here for tickets.
  • Cured in Boulder is offering a five course take-out meal for the love birds who want to stay at home for the holiday. Pick-up orders will be ready at 5:30 p.m., featuring a house-made pasta with lemon cream-caper sauce; duck fat glazed cornish hen stuffed with sausage and herbs; a fennel, citrus and pomegranate salad; and a box of truffles for dessert. The two-person dinner is $85. Wine tastings will be available as patrons wait for their orders. To put in an order, call 720.389.8096.
  • The Boulder International Film Festival is hosting a Moulin Rouge themed event on February 14. Rendezvous en Rouge will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the eTown Hall in Boulder (1535 Spruce St.). French food and an exclusive screening of the upcoming film "5 to 7" will be featured. For tickets, visit the website here.
  • Punch Bowl Social is offering another great alternative to the white tablecloth, candlelit dinner. Whether you're riding solo this Valentine's or just don't like the whole suit and tie thing, dress casual, and head to Punch Bowl Social for the Heartbreak Burger - loaded with nacho cheese, avocado, bacon, fried onions, sautéed mushrooms, jalapeños and an egg.
  • Instead of indulging in chocolate covered strawberries and boxed chocolates, check out Pressery's berry chia champagne cocktail recipe. The berry chia pressed juice features red apple, cucumber, strawberry, chia seed, raspberry and beet. Pour one to two ounces of berry chia juice into a champagne glass and top with three ounces of champagne. Garnish with a strawberry or raspberry and sip on this healthy alternative with your significant other.
  • Peteybird is offering two Valentine's Day packages. One for the special woman in your life - a dozen salted sugar cookie and strawberry ice cream sandwiches dipped in milk chocolate for $30. For the special man in your life - four brownie and salted caramel ice cream sandwiches covered in milk chocolate and rolled in a toffee bacon crumble for $24. Call 720.432.2430 for orders and more info.
  • Whether you want to bring something home to your Valentine or you're looking for a place to stop by after dinner, Glaze has options for everyone on February 14. Belgian chocolate mini baum cakes filled with mousse and covered in chocolate ganache, as well as prickly pear macarons will be available to-go on Valentine's Day. If you can stay for a little while, a white chocolate sphere filled with a Belgian chocolate fudge brownie and topped with a hot raspberry sauce will be available to order.
  • Settembre Cellars welcomes guest chef Tim Payne back for a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Payne's menu will feature a grilled strawberry and fresh mozzarella; thai coconut seafood bisque; and more. The event costs $85 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Vegetarian options are available for this menu, make a note when making reservations. To secure a spot, visit the Settembre page here.

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