Celebrate Galentine’s Day with a Hot Chocolate Board
What’s better than a decorative Cheese + Charcuterie Board? Meet this year’s Hot Chocolate Board! Whether you prefer elaborate spreads or simple hors d’oeuvres, you won’t want to miss out on this sweet and festive dessert bar that is perfect for your Galentine’s get-together. Hot Chocolate Boards are something to have fun with this Valentine’s Day. They can be filled with pink marshmallows and red chocolate hearts; they can be adult-friendly with liquors and liqueurs for heightened flavors; or they can be both so everyone at your gathering is pleased with their treat. Boards can be all shapes and sizes and should contain anything that will melt in the hot chocolate, or dunk for a nice treat. Most importantly, they should add excitement and inspiration to your Valentine’s Day celebration—and of course are worthy of sharing on your Instagram stories!
Explore Cheekwood’s Gardens and New Exhibits
Grab your girlfriends, coworkers, family members or partner and head over to Cheekwood for socially distanced time outdoors exploring the beautiful gardens. Add the Mansion admission to your ticket to explore the new exhibits on display throughout February, including Orchids in the Mansion (Jan. 30 – Feb. 28), the Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards (Feb. 6 – 21) and Women to Watch: Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage (Feb. 6 – May 2). Additionally, garden enthusiasts can enjoy Orchids in the Mansion from home by registering for the online workshop, “Orchid Repotting,” on Feb. 13 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Tickets to visit Cheekwood must be reserved in advanced and can be purchased at www.cheekwood.org.
Celebrate at Home This Year with a Valentine’s Take Away Dinner for Two
Chef’s Market has packaged a special Valentine’s Take Away Dinner for Two for those wanting to safely celebrate at home this year. Dinners, which will be available for pickup on Feb. 13 between 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., will be packaged cold with heating instructions and includes a choice of salad, choice of entrée, choice of grain side, choice of vegetable, mini butter rolls, choice of dessert and a Cake Bite Truffle. Additionally, the Goodlettsville café will also be open on the Friday and Saturday prior to Valentine’s Day with Valentine’s Day weekend specials including Hannover Short Rib Wellington ($18) and Smoked Stuffed Pork Loin with a Pineapple Bourbon Glace ($14), each served with two accompaniments and house-made bread. Whether you are picking up or dining at Chef’s Market, you can also find their gift shop filled with Valentine’s Day gifts for your friends and significant others. Learn more and place an order here.
Enjoy a Special Valentine’s Day Menu All Weekend Long
Throughout Valentine’s Day weekend, Tailor will feature its new winter menu with a few additional surprises! Come experience this internationally acclaimed dinner party style restaurant for a Valentine’s Day seating at either 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $100 per person, plus gratuity with an optional beverage pairing available for $50 per person. Reservations are required, and tickets can be purchased online at www.tailornashville.com
The Dry House
Get Glammed at The Dry House
Roses are red, violets are blue, let’s get glammed at The Dry House for two! This Galentine’s Day (Saturday, Feb. 13), The Dry House, the celebrity-studded blowout salon and braid bar in Green Hills, will be offering blowouts for buy one, get one half off, as well as two makeovers for a special price of $210 ($105 per person for a blowout and full-face makeup).
the germantown inn
Treat Your Valentine to a Romantic Staycation
Take advantage of the long weekend this Valentine’s Day at the germantown inn, a luxury boutique inn in the heart of historic Germantown. Walking distance from some of the city’s top restaurants, boutique shopping and other popular attractions, the germantown inn also offers guests an exclusive 10% discount on all spa services at Poppy & Monroe, complimentary breakfast and evening Wine Hour and a few special surprises for a romantic getaway right here in your own hometown. Learn more about the germantown inn and make a reservation at www.germantowninn.com
Valentine’s Day Special: 25% off
We are better together! This Valentine’s Day bring your spouse, best friend, mom, sister or lover in and you’ll both receive a special treat! When you make an appointment Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14, you’ll both receive 25% off your service! Hydration therapy services take approximately 45 minutes from start to finish, and we offer private rooms for you and your plus one. Make an appointment today by visiting the website or calling (615) 628-8038
8TH & ROAST
New seasonal varieties have dropped at both 8th & Roast shops, including: Sage Espresso Tonic (refreshing iced drink made with house sage syrup, a touch of lemon, espresso & tonic water); Miso Butterscotch Latte (house creamy butterscotch with a touch of miso for umami goodness, available hot or cold); Pistachio Latte (classic latte made with house pistachio syrup; available hot or cold). These – and all the classics – are available at 8th Ave and Charlotte locations, with online ordering still available for to go orders.
Also dropping soon is a new roast for bag purchases: Guatemala Finca Medina, joining about eight other roasts available for sale in the shops and online.
Two limited-edition Valentine’s Day tins are now available for order – both online and in the two local shops (Germantown and 12South).
The cookie of the month for February is a customer favorite – white chocolate cherry.
E3 CHOPHOUSE NASHVILLE
Every Monday night on the all-weather roof top patio, guests can enjoy 3 for $3 fresh oysters. No catch, no limits, no – really!
Every Wednesday night there’s free live music on the rooftop from 7-9 p.m. With an open air setting that’s covered and heated, it’s a wonderful place to safely spend an evening outside – comfortably.
E3 Chophouse has a special menu that will be available February 12-14
Valentine’s Weekend Special menu; $190 per couple
Choice of Soup or Salad
- E3 Maine Lobster Bisque
lobster meat, crème fraîche, sherry
- Winter Strawberry Salad
sliced strawberries, bibb lettuce, Maytag blue cheese crumbles, roasted Marcona almonds, red onion, Banyuls vinaigrette
- Lavender Herb Grilled Shrimp
on couscous with English peas
Choice of Entree
- 16 oz E3 Ribeye with 8 oz Maine Lobster Tail truffle bearnaise sauce
- 12 oz E3 Filet with Seared Scallops truffle bearnaise sauce
Accompaniments to Share
- Carved Rainbow Carrots honey roasted
- Sauteed Broccolini roasted bell peppers
- Sweet Potato Mash candied walnuts
Dessert Trio to Share
- Blackberry Champagne Petit Four traditional pound cake with blackberry champagne glaze
- Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
dark chocolate cake layered with hazelnut mousse
- Chocolate Strawberries
fresh strawberries dipped in dark and white chocolate
All reservations for this menu will include a complimentary GH Mumm Champagne Greet
For Valentine’s Day, Hathorne will offer a romantic five-course dinner celebrating the best of local, regional, and seasonal ingredients. The menu will be available for groups of 2-6 and served fellowship style at $80/person with optional beverage pairings. Reservations are limited and available at 5pm and 8pm. The menu and reservation information is available here.
For Valentine’s Day, Sinema will offer a three-course meal to enjoy at home, packaged for 2-6 people. The package includes three appetizers (endive, frisee, date & walnut salad; baked crab cakes with creole aioli; and house made fettucine with truffle alfredo, heirloom tomato, and kale); choice of entrees (signature scallops with spinach orzotto, black garlic brown butter, spinach mignonette; or pan seared ribeye with oven roasted garlic Yukon gold potatoes and roasted vegatables); and Sinema’s brown butter chocolate chip skillet cookie stuffed with chocolate ganache & served with caramel whip.
These packages are priced at $150 for 2-3 people and $275 for 4-6 people. More information is available here.
A limited number of dine in reservations also will be available for Valentine’s Day; reservations are required.
I’ll continue adding to the list as I hear of other opportunities! Make sure to follow CDC guidelines when entering public places. Also, check with restaurants in advance for hours of operations.