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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day in B-town

Categories: Wine & Culinary, Live Music

 The snow is melting and love is in the air... or something like that!  Valentine's Day reminds us that spring is right around the corner and we couldn't be happier about that, so grab your significant other, best friend or casual acquaintance and get out there to celebrate the day of love (or like)! 

If you're in need of date ideas, we're here to help you out. Below you'll find a list of fabulous special dinner menus at area restaurants and a list of great events happening in Bloomington for Valentine's Day. Enjoy! 

Special Dinner Menus:

Scenic View: Soup and salad followed by scallops, mushrooms, beef tenderloin in puff pastry, basil chicken, dessert choice. 4600 Ind. 446, scenicviewrestaurant.com, or (812) 837-9496.

FARMBloomington: Brochettes of bison heart, tomato soup with oysters, smoked salmon, rack of lamb, grilled filet of beef, poached pears, chocolate cake. 108 E. Kirkwood Ave, farmbloomington.com, or (812) 323-0002.

Irish Lion: Sparkling wines paired with each course of scallops, sea bass, bacon-wrapped bison tenderloin, fresh fruit tartlet. 212 W. Kirkwood Ave, irishlion.com, or (812) 336-9076.

DeAngelo's: various Italian antipasti, pastas, desserts like chocolate chip cannoli, tiramisu, four-layer chocolate mousses, and raspberry tuxedo cheesecake. 2620 E. 3rd. St., deangelosbloomington.com, or (812) 961-0008.

Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse: prime rib dinner, filet and lobster tail for two, sweetheart dessert for two. 1635 N. College Ave., bobbysbloomington.com, or (812) 332-7552.

Café Django: live music accompany dinner specials like saltado mixto, Peruvian stir fry with chicken, beef and shrimp. Vegetarian options available. 116 N. Grant St., cafedjango.org, or (812) 335-1297.

Lennie's: seafood bisque, petite medallions of beef, shrimp, scallop linguini primavera, vegetable primavera, mini red velvet or chocolate covered cherries. 1795 E. 10th St, lenniesgourmetpizza.com, or call (812) 323-2112

Uptown Café: Fresh oysters, gorgonzola filet mignon, crab cakes, Mediterranean lamb chops. Located at 102 #. Kirkwood Ave or website at the-uptown.com, (812) 339-0900

Janko's Little Zagreb: Chilean sea bass with Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc and Godiva chocolate cheesecake. littlezagreb.com or (812) 333-0694.


Menomena at The Bishop - 9:30 pm, $12-$14

Tom Roznowski and Monika Herzig at The Players Pub  - 6:30 pm, $5

The Truman Show: A Musical at the Bloomington Playwrights Project - 7:30 pm, $19 ($16 students/seniors)

A Latin Valentine at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, featuring "Una Serenata Mexicana" - 8 pm, Free (Please pick up tickets ahead of time.)

Embrace: An Evening of Art and Tango at the IU Art Museum - 8-11 pm, Free

Sweetheart Concert and Art Display at Bloomington North High School - 6:30-9:30 pm, Free

Valentino's Valentine's Adventure for kids at Wild Care, Inc. - 5:30-9:30 pm, $15 per child

Valentine's Weekend with Jamie Lee at the Comedy Attic - 8 pm, $15

Valentine's Menu at Oliver Winery Downtown - 2-11 pm

If you're putting off your celebration until the weekend, don't miss the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail's annual Chocolate Lover's Weekend event on Feb. 16 and 17. Happening at the trail's nine wineries, including both Butler Winery and Oliver Winery in Bloomington, the event features different chocolates at each winery, carefully paired with a selection of wines. No charge and no tickets needed! 

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha was the primary contributor to the B-town Blog during her tenure as content coordinator. Her blogs covered a number of topics, from family activities to outdoor excursions.