Valentine's Day Ideas | Sara Bozich | Harrisburg

13 Valentine’s Day Ideas around Harrisburg

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to enjoy a romantic evening with your special someone. Why not try one of these delicious local restaurants for a night you’ll never forget?

Revival Social Club

Feb. 9 – Galentine’s Day at Revival Social Club. No tickets necessary; simply make a reservation, then enjoy the evening with your besties. The special menu includes treats like oysters, beef carpaccio, lobster “fingers,” burrata, and more.

Chocolate Treats in Hershey

Though it’s different now, Hershey celebrates chocolate a bit extra every February, and this year is no exception. Check out their chocolate-infused food guide to get you started and inspire your Valentine’s Day adventures.

A spa day is also a great way to celebrate (or gift) the one you love. Hershey’s MeltSpa is home to the Hershey’s Signature Dark Chocolate Treatments, which frankly, sound delightful.

Plus, Hershey’s Chocolate World is hosting chocolate & wine pairings throughout February and March. Learn more here.

Aphrodisiac Chef’s Table at The Left Bank

It’s been nearly a decade since we attended our first Chef’s Table with the Chef Sean of The Left Bank — that’s much too long. Use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to treat yourself to this multi-course tasting meal, which includes wine pairings.

The Aphrodisiac Chef’s Table includes Oysters Two Ways, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Grilled Salmon, and intermezzo of chocolate sorbet, and finally a Chocolate moose trifle.

Dinner includes three courses, one aperitif cocktail, and wine pairings with each food course.

This event is sold out, but you can join the waitlist here.

Valentine’s Day Pairing Dinner and Valentine’s Day Dinner at Wyndridge Farm

Feb. 9 – Valentine’s Day Pairing Dinner at Wyndridge Farm. Join Wyndridge Farm Lancaster this Valentine’s day for a specialty Pairing Dinner. Enjoy a five-course meal featuring dishes not otherwise available at either Wyndridge Farm Location. Each dish is paired with a thoughtfully selected beer or hard cider selected by Head Brewer Josh Slider.

Feb. 10, 11, 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Wyndridge Farm. Join Wyndridge Farm for an evening of fine dining in the barn. Enjoy five farm-made specialty courses for cozy tables of two or four, accompanied by live music from local musicians. Request your favorite love songs and enjoy a romantic evening at Wyndridge Farm. Reserve your table here.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry at Lancaster Brewing Co.

OK, if you’re either a) in a new relationship, or b) in a really long one — and you’re looking for the more casual fun V-day vibe, hop over to Lancaster Brewing Co. in Harrisburg for the ICONIC Chocolate-Covered Strawberry beer. Look, once upon a time this was EVERYONE’S earliest craft beer memories before we even knew that’s what they were. It’s a layering of LBC’s Double Chocolate Milk Stout and Strawberry Wheat.

Plus, fill your belly with their Valentine’s Day food menu or choose from their regular menu.

Palentine’s Day Cocktail Class at sip @ soma

Feb. 16 – Palentine’s Day Cocktail Class at sip @ soma. Bring your bestie, your BFF, your boyf, we don’t care — you don’t want to miss this exclusive Cocktail Making Class & Pairing with KLYR American Rum and Cork & Fork. You’ll make three cocktails (plus you’ll snag a cute take-home kit!) with food pairings for each one. Space is limited! Get your tickets here.

sip @ soma also is open to the public from 6-9 p.m. this night as well as Friday, Feb. 17 for 3rd in the Burg.

Rom-Coms at West Shore Theatre

Maybe this is showing my age, but West Shore Theatre has an outstanding lineup of romantic comedy and romance movies this weekend and beyond. I’m talking a triple-threat Meg Ryan marathon with the top hits: You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally. Plus, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Dirty Dancing (my all-time fave), Moonstruck (!!). And for you romance lovers, The Notebook and La La Land.

Check their website for showings — they run Feb. 8-15!

Chocolate & More Sweet Treat Trail

Take a local adventure and explore the area’s sweetest spots with the Chocolate & More Sweet Treat Trail. Simply download the app, sign-up, then check in when you visit each of the eight stops!

Cordial Elf at Tröegs Independent Brewing

Tröegs latest arrives Feb. 9: Cordial Elf — a new, fruitier twist on its Belgian-style holiday ale. It’s bursting with cherries, cacao nibs, and vanilla — you’ll fall truly, madly, deeply in love. Pair with Dry-Aged Steaks from the Snack Bar.

Feb. 14 – Chef-Guided Valentine’s Beer Dinner. Hosted in Tröegs’ intimate Barrel Room, treat your sweetheart to a handcrafted, three-course meal with beer pairings. Reservations are required.

Blue Sky Tavern Valentine’s Day Dinner

The Blue Sky Tavern in Etters is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu featuring romantic (and delicious) offerings like Baked Brie, Oysters on the Half Shell, Land & Sea (Filet Mignon + shrimp), Pork Milanese, Black Forest Cheesecake, and more. Make reservations online.

Grappling Crab Dinner for Two

Skip the busy restaurants and reservations. Impress your valentine with a gourmet dinner at home with Grappling Crab Shack. The $60 Valentine’s Dinner for Two includes Grappling Crab’s famous crab cakes (and house remoulade sauce), plus a pint each of their Chesapeake Bay Pasta Salad (possibly the only pasta salad I like!), Cajun Jambalaya, Crab & Corn Chowder, plus 4 hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries. Includes easy instructions!

Available for pick-up Feb. 10, 11, and 13. Call 717-802-0676 to order.

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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