Love is in the air and here at All Of The Things CT, we’re spreading the love and want to help make this Valentine’s extra special. Whether you’re planning a romantic night with bae, or you want to celebrate with your friends, we’re here to help make this holiday memorable, fun and stress-free. No matter your “type” we have a match for you!
THE TRADITIONAL TYPES (Some of CT’s Most Romantic Restaurants)
Click the links to view their Valentine’s Day menu, if available
New Haven, CT
Le Petit Cafe
Valentine's Day menu available February 14th & 15th
Photo by Sarah McCoy Photography
Photo courtesy of Tommy Juliano
Union League Cafe
New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT
FOR THE GET OUT & GO TYPES
Valentine’s Day Paint at Perk
February 14th, 6-8PM
Perk on Main
Get creative & cozy at Perk on Main; it's painted night! No worries, no experience is needed. A skilled instructor will lead you step-by-step through the artistic process. Guests will leave with a completed painting. Art, chocolate, & light-refreshments, all for $35 The kitchen will also be open for dinner. (Seating is limited, call to reserve your spot.)
Science Straight Up: Your Brain on Love
February, 9th, 5:30-8:30 PM
CT Science Center
Become a master of the science of love at Hartford’s smartest happy hour. Sea Tea Improv will be there for an interactive breakdown of our emotional brain & “love chemicals.” You know those butterflies you get when you’re locking eyes with that certain someone… you’ll get to learn about all that magic. PLUS, see the new Butterfly Encounter & explore a tropical oasis with hundreds of free-flying butterflies.
Pancakes with Penguins: Sweetheart Addition
"Waddle in to the Milne Ocean Science and Conservation Center where you’ll feast your eyes on a breakfast buffet catered by the all-new Ocean Blue Catering. Fill a dish with your favorites and enjoy the company of family and friends. Then, clear your plate to make room for the guest of honor; a resident African penguin! Meet this inspiring animal and its trainer all while learning about African penguins, their plight and ways you can help protect this endangered species. Plus, craft your own ‘conservation’ heart to take home with you after breakfast!
FOR THE TRYING NEW THINGS TYPES
Tea and Chocolate
February 15th, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Open Door Tea
"Tea and chocolate pairing, with 5 different chocolates and 8 different teas."
Cupid's Workshop Chocolate, Wine, and Honey
February 8th 1 - 2:30 PM
Red Bee Honey
"Cupid is setting up shop at Red Bee's Honey House Barn for a sweet afternoon of chocolate and honey lip balm making demonstrations. Attendees will learn how chocolate is made bean to bar from chocolatier Samantha Mauro of Devils Den Confections. Next up Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey will demonstrate how to make honey lip balm with chocolate flavor.
Amore Valentine's Day Class
February 8th 10am
West Hartford, CT
"Why celebrate your loved one with an overpriced meal in a busy restaurant? Do something different this Valentine's Day! Join Chef Joe in the Cookshop Kitchen for this special 3 hour Saturday class. You will work with your sweetheart to learn all there is to prepare a Romantic 3 course Italian lunch, and you get a delicious meal!"
Chocolate Making Classes
Le Rouge Chocolates by Aarti
"The Couples class is February 14th, and Men’s class is What can be more fun than making unique chocolate concoctions with your loved one on Valentine's Day while sipping our signature hot chocolate & enjoying a slice of cake."
FOR THE STAYCATIONERS
"This luxurious romantic getaway includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, Hilliards Chocolates’ Rosé Truffles, a 10% discount towards a spa treatment, a hot breakfast buffet and a late check out of 1 pm.
Madison Beach Hotel
A special menu is available February 10th - 17th
Celebrate your special someone with a romantic dinner at The Wharf Restaurant. Enjoy delicious food and one of our incredible sunsets!
The For The One You Love package available anytime in February, includes a one night stay, 4-star dinner for two at Restaurant Bravo Bravo, and in your room a box of gourmet truffles and floral arrangement!
"The Whaler’s Inn, downtown Mystic’s largest boutique hotel, is nestled just steps from the banks of the Mystic River and the Bascule Drawbridge. The Inn boasts five unique buildings within our fabulous downtown Mystic location with a total of forty-eight guestrooms, most of which have been recently renovated to rejuvenate the property."
Their Romantic Getaway Package includes one night stay with full breakfast, three-course prix fixe dinner, and a couples Swedish massage in the Forty Winks suite with wood burning fire, cheese and champagne (um yes please).
“Far from the madding crowd, in the Litchfield Hills, lies a quiet getaway. Set on 113 acres and bordering extensive woods and lakes, Winvian Farm was created to recharge and indulge. A place like this is difficult to describe for it lacks nothing. Winvian Farm aspires to host you with no airs but graces, no extravagance or opulence, only warmth, and treats. The 5-star cuisine, the wines, the Spa and the team, are as unexpected as the experiences that one ultimately enjoys.”
FOR THE SELF LOVING SINGLES
Bespoke Beauty: DIY Self Love Scrub
Vasu Tribe Studio
Join the lovely ladies at Vasu Tribe & make your own Rose & Cocoa Self Love Scrub. Guests will learn the benefits of each ingredient, how to make your body scrub at home, create & take home a full-size product! Relax, unwind, and indulge in some self-loving… you know you deserve it. (Limited to 15 guests.)
Winged Eyes & Thick Thighs
February 11th, 4 PM
A positive body workshop hosted by Tainted Inc. Founder Andrea Cortez, to help women feel empowered & sexy in their bodies through self-expression & movement. Music will be spun by the talented Connie Carmona, and no dance experience is necessary. Who needs flowers, when you come let loose & learn to love the skin you’re in! (3 HR Workshop)
Galentine’s Day Pink Paris Party
February 13th, 7-8PM
Join us on the Thursday night before Valentine's Day for an utterly feminine Pink Paris Party featuring all the best from the City of Light, including: Delicious Desserts: Macarons & champagne flutes of pink lemonade