Valentine’s Day in Sacramento

By Cheyenne Cameron-Pruitt

Valentine’s Day is almost here. We know that everyone can use a little bit of help with the planning process sometimes, so we have gathered Valentine’s weekend events and restaurant specials that are sure to please!

Valentine’s Day Weekend Events:

Port, Wine and Chocolate Lover’s Weekend
Port, Wine and Chocolate? You can’t go wrong there! Old Sugar Mill is giving you access to all three with their Lover’s Weekend. Thirteen wineries are in one location offering tastings from the barrels – of wine and chocolate. A cigar lounge, live music and demonstrations, including a “Bottle Your Own Port” activity round out the event. This is a unique event that will certainly add some fun to your Valentine’s Day weekend.

Cost: $29.50 in advance, $40 the day of, and $10 for any Designated Driver; $125 for the Bon Temps Package for groups of 6 or more. (purchase tickets)

February 11, 2017 – February 12, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Avenue
Clarksburg, CA 95612

Valentine’s Day Wine Tour
Odds are you are going to get some sort of chocolate this Valentine’s Day and nothing pairs better with chocolate than wine! Grab your heart shaped box and hop on the Valentine’s Day Wine Tour presented by Cain Event Planning. This all-day tour includes transportation to participating Amador County wineries Karmere, Dobra Zemjla and Helwig Winery, drink service during travel, lunch and of course wine tastings.  It is a great way to spend the day with your loved one.

Cost: $59 for a single ticket and $110 for a couple’s ticket (purchase tickets)

February 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Butterfield Station
9636 Butterfield Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95827

American Whiskey with the Bourbon Babes
Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co. offers an alternative option for Valentine’s Day weekend. Join The Bourbon Babes at Cocktail Academy and learn everything there is to know about American Whiskey.

Cost: $75

February 11, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Hook and Ladder Manufacturing Co.
1630 S St
Sacramento, CA 95811

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Specials:

It is always hard to decide where to eat, especially on Valentine’s Day.  The following restaurants have created prix fixe dining experiences, so once you choose the restaurant, the rest is taken care of. Reservations fill up fast, so whether you are celebrating this weekend or on the 14th, it is smart to book now.

Zocalo (Roseville & Midtown)
Zocalo will feature a four-course menu, champagne and candlelit ambiance.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.: $45
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.: $60
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.: $45

Roseville: book now
Midtown: book now

Ella Dining Room and Bar
The Chef has created a four-course Prix Fixe menu. A bottle of champagne for each couple is included.

Cost: $135 (book now)

Formaggio Taverna & Patio
Formaggio offers up a four-course meal, with your choice of steak frites, roast lamb rack or seared halibut. Each meal includes a champagne toast.

5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $56 (book now)

The Firehouse Restaurant
Voted the most romantic restaurant in Sacramento, Firehouse works to live up to its name. Firehouse will be serving a four-course menu with a wide range of delicious and special options.  See what SacFoodies thought here.

4:30 – 10:30
Cost: $125 (book now)

Empress Tavern
Serving up a four-course Prix Fixe menu, Empress Tavern has delicious food and drinks. It is a great place to spend the evening with your loved one. Take a look at our review here.

Cost: $85 (book now)

Esquire Grill
Chef Pedro Depina has created a special Valentine’s Day menu worth trying out. Enjoy a seasonal menu and a delicious cocktail.

Cost: $75 (book now)

La Provence
Valentine’s Day always seems like a good time to try French cuisine. La Provence has a great menu ready for you and a wide range of champagne that will compliment any date night.

Cost: $79 (book now)

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