Posted on January 22, 2014 by Katie
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the time to make your plans and reservations is now! Whether you want to have a Valentine’s Day date night meal, or want to go for something more out of the box, there is something for every kind of Valentine. Take a look at the round-up of dining and events below and start planning a special night with your special someone!
Enjoy a night of fine dining at Eddie Merlot”s
Eddie Merlot’s will feature a special week of Valentine’s features on their menu. Choose from delicious options that include Filet and Crab Cake, a Farm-Raised Elk Chop, Bison Robeye Steak, Twin Lobster Tails, Surf and Turf and a special Peanut Butter cup. They will also offer a special wine feature of Joseph Droubin Chorey-les-Beaune Burgundy by the glass and bottle. Reservations and encouraged, but not recquired. To make a reservation call Eddie Merlot’s at 260.459.2222.
Hotel Fort Wayne
Hotel Fort Wayne‘s Red River Steakhouse is offering a special meal for couples wanting an extra special dinner out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Their Sweetheart Special will take place on February 14 and 15 and features a special menu for two. Choose two entrees from the menu that includes a 10 oz Slow Roasted Prime Rib, 12 oz New York Strip, Chicken Chardonnay, Fiery Stuffed Shrimp and a 6 oz filet with Cabernet Sauce. Dessert choices include Chocolate Obsession with Kahlua Sauce, Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce and Fresh Whipped Cream, and a Godiva Strawberry Martini. All entrees include house salad or soup, choice of dessert and a glass of champagne. To make reservations call Red River Steakhouse at 260.484.0411.
Taste the flavors of Brazil with Tocano’s Valentine’s Day menu.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Brazilian flair! Tocano’s will have a special Valentine’s Day menu offered from February 13-15. Dine on Rosemary Herb Salmon, Roasted Rib Eye, Grilled Shrimp and a Chocolate Brazilian Truffle. As an added bit of romance, each couple will receive a complimentary rose after their meal. Lunch and dinner is available with lunch costing $19.95 and dinner $27.95 Limited seating is available, so make your reservation now at 260.436.4433.
Quaker Steak and Lube
Take a more casual approach to this day of love and take advantage of Quaker Steak and Lube‘s 2 for $22 special promotion over the Valentine’s weekend. Guests can choose an appetizer, two entrees and finish off the meal with dessert. Don’t miss your chance to win a Sandals Resort vacation – a winner will be drawn on Sunday evening.
Take a short drive up to Angola to the Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park. They will feature a dinner for two served in the Wig Wam Room. Couples can shoose from 2 appetizers: Smoked Gouda & Spinach Dip or Pan Seared Crab Cakes, salad: Tossed Caeser or Spinach Salad, choice of two entrees: Surf and Turf, Herb Roasted Chicken and Roasted Vegetable Tower. There will also be a special dessert trio to share featuring warm Flan, grilled Macerated Fruit w/ a Chiffonade of Mint on Pound Cake and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Potawatomi Inn at 260.833.1077.
A Special Night Out
Take in a night of romance and dance with the Fort Wayne Ballet.
Fort Wayne Ballet
The talented dancers at the Fort Wayne Ballet invite you to a special night of dance with Love Dance. Experience selected works in modern, classical and avant garde dance with a casual Q&A session following the performance. Shows are at 8pm and 10pm. Tickets are $20 general admission seating with VIP seating priced at $40. VIP seating will include champagne, chocolates and roses. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets now by calling 260.422.4226, or visiting the Fort Wayne Ballet website.
Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a romantic setting at Country Heritage Winery‘s Lover’s Vintage Valentine’s Day Dinner. Be one of 50 couples to enjoy a six course meal with a wine pairing for each course accompanied by light music. This special event will be held in the private event room from 7:30-9:30pm on Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $125 per couple. Make your reservation now in person at the winery, or call 260.637.2980.
Take in the city view at Empyrean.
Empyrean Events and Catering invites you and your date to experience Romance at the Top of the Town on February 14 from 7pm-11pm. Drink from the full open bar and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Dine on heavy hors devoures and experience the performance entree stations and interactive dessert lounge. There will also be live music and entertainment. The cost is $250 per couple and reservations can be made by calling Empyrean at 260.444.4688.
The Bach Collegium
Join the Bach Collegium at Redeemer Lutheran Church for an evening of Dinner and Concert d’Amore. Enjoy an elegant Italian dinner followed by an entertaining Valentine’s Day program performed by period instrumentalists featuring instruments d’Amore. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at this beautiful and unique event! Tickets are $30 and students can purchase tickets at $15 with an ID. You can purchase tickets at the door, or at www.bachcollegium.org.
The Olive Twist offers, not only a fun date night idea, but unique gifts for your special someone.
The Olive Twist
Take a cooking class together either as a Valentine’s Day gift, or a belated celebration. The Olive Twist will be offering a cooking class on February 19 at their Fort Wayne location. Atom Farms will showcase winter veggies and how different flavors come out compared to the summer crop. During the class you will enjoy a winter salad, winter sauteed veggies and a soup. The cost of this class is $35 per person. If you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift the Olive Twist also has gift certificates for cooking classes offered throughout the year. They will also have gift baskets for sale featuring their DeBrand/Olive Twist candy bars. Registration for the cooking class is required. To reserve your spot contact the Olive Twist at 260.436.3866.
Summit City Chorus
Looking for something unique to say “I love you”? Say I love you with a song! Send a Singing Valentine presented by Summit City Chorus! Simply contact the chorus and they will come to the location of your choice, sing a love song and present a beautiful long stem rose. The cost of a Singing Valentine is $50 with cash, MasterCard, Visa or PayPal payments all accepted. To reserve your time contact Summit City Chorus at 260.418.3239 or 260.341.9839.
Canlan Ice Sports
Do something fun together while being a little active. Canlan Ice Sports will be doing a special Valentine’s Day evening public skate from 7-10pm on Valentine’s Day. They will also be offering a buy one regular $7 admission, get one free special. Rental skates will be available for $3.
In addition to all of these special Valentine’s Day offerings, there are also hotels offering Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day weekend packages. You can find these on the Visit Fort Wayne Lodging page! If you need additional help planning your perfect Valentine’s Day give us a call at the Visitors Center at 1.800.767.7752.