Dining and Hotel Specials for Valentine’s Day!

Dining and Hotel Specials for Valentine’s Day!

Buca di Beppo

: Chef-created meals, hotel offers for some sweet deals!


Valentine’s Day is a popular day for dining out and several Twin Cities restaurants are offering deals and prix fixe menus. But make reservations now so you don’t miss out!

Where: Buca di Beppo
When: Feb. 11th – 14th

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Buca di Beppo’s Lasagna Lovefeast. Heart-shaped lasagna for two costs $59.99, and is available for dine-in and to-go. The meal includes heart-shaped layers of lasagna with meat sauce and four cheeses. A side salad, garlic bread, and cannolis are included. 1204 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, 612-288-0318, locations.bucadibeppo.com

Where: The Capital Grille
When: Feb. 12th – 14th

This Valentine’s Day, guests will be able to order a chef-prepared meal from the full dinner menu with choices such as seared tenderloin with butter-poached lobster tails. For a perfect ending, choose from a selection of desserts made each morning by the pastry chef, such as cheesecake. 801 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-692-9000, thecapitalgrille.com

Where: Borough
When: Feb 14th

Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a five-course tasting menu by chef William Karon for $110 per person. 730 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 612-354-3135, boroughmpls.com 

Where: Parlour St. Paul
When: Feb 14th

Parlour St. Paul will feature a three-course meal created by chef Jon Hall and his team. The three-course menu is priced at $55 per person. 267 Seventh St. W., St. Paul, 651-207-4433, parlourbar.com/locations-st-paul 

Where: Monello
When: Feb 14th

Monello is offering a special eight-course tasting menu from chef Kevin Coughenour and his staff. The meal includes a variety of different flavors and tastes, including grilled octopus, braised short-rib, and hazelnut white chocolate crumb dessert, priced at $140 per person. 1115 S. Second Ave., Minneapolis, 612-353-6207, monellompls.com

Where: Momento Restaurant + Bar
When: Feb. 10-14th

Momento Restaurant + Bar presents a three-course Valentine’s menu featuring New American cuisine. Priced at $150 per couple, the offer includes a free alcoholic beverage as well as other beverages available for purchase. 360 St. Peter St., St. Paul, 651-223-7000,  momento-stp.com 

Where: Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse
When: Feb. 14th

Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse provides a three-course prix fixe menu of fine American cuisine priced at $49.95 per person. Enhancements are offered at an additional cost and include chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, and a flower bouquet. These options can be preordered when booking your reservation through Tock. 12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW, Coon Rapids, 736-951-7225, kendallstc.com

Where: Stockyards Tavern & Chophouse
When: Feb. 10th – 14th

Stockyards Tavern & Chophouse is offering a three-course prix fixe menu at $54.95 per person. The deal also includes $5 off any bottle of wine. 456 Concord Exchange S., South St. Paul, 651-350-7743, stockyardstc.com

Where: The St. Paul Grill
When: Feb. 11th – 14th

The St. Paul Grill is offering a special Valentine’s Day limited menu that includes oysters, steak, and many other dishes as well as desserts. Alcohol and other beverages are available for purchase. 350 Market St., St. Paul, 651-224-7455, stpaulgrill.com

Where: TRIA
When: Feb. 10th, Feb. 11th, and Feb. 14th – 18th

TRIA Restaurant offers a variety of French American food, and this Valentine’s season it is presenting a three-course prix fixe menu priced at $75 per person. The menu includes salmon, lamb chops, and other exquisite dishes. 5959 Centerville Road, North Oaks, 651-426-9222, triarestaurant.com

Where: Tullibee at the Hewing
When: Feb. 14th

On Valentine’s Day, Tullibee at the Hewing Hotel is presenting a four-course dinner by chef Marque Collins. The special is priced at $90 per person. 300 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 651-498-0400, hewinghotel.com/tullibee

Where: Pajarito
When: Feb. 14th

Pajarito is offering an a la carte Valentine’s Day special menu at both locations in St. Paul and Edina. The Edina location is available for reservations and from 6-9 p.m. local musician Marcus Lere will entertain guests with classic covers and original music.  3910 W. 50th St., Edina, 612-268-4770 and 605 Seventh St. W., St. Paul, 651-340-9545, pajaritorestaurant.com/valentine

Where: Big Bowl
When: Feb.  9th – 15th

Big Bowl is offering special dishes this Valentine’s season, including chicken satay, shrimp, mango cheesecake and other Asian/Thai dishes. 3669 Galleria, Edina, 952-927-7888; Rosedale Center Mall, Roseville, and 12649 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka, 952-797-9888, bigbowl.com

Where: Wildfire
When: Feb. 10th – 14th

Wildfire is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu for two for dine-in or carryout. The dinner is priced at $130 per couple and includes shrimp cocktail, salads, main dishes, and more to choose from. The restaurant is also providing the regular dinner menu all day. 8251 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, 952-914-9100, wildfirerestaurant.com

Where: The Mudd Room
When: Feb. 14th

Looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with live music? The Mudd Room is offering a tasting menu from chef Tyge Nelson priced at $50 per person with live music performed by Henry Bitzer. 1352 State Highway 13, Mendota, 651-452-1311, themuddroom.com

Where: Dakota
When: Feb. 14th

Vocalist Sophia Shorai and pianist Tommy Barbarella are performing a mix of jazz and pop at the Dakota this Valentine’s Day. Specials include a four-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person. 1010 Nicolett Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-5299, dakota.com

Where: Hewing Hotel
When: Feb. 14th

On Feb. 14, the Hewing Hotel is offering a $2,500 proposal package that includes a corner suite hotel room, a five-course dinner, and a private photographer. 300 N Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 651-468-0400, hewinghotel.com


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Valentine’s Day Takeout Options for Your One True Love… Yourself… or more!

Valentine’s Day Takeout Options for Your One True Love… Yourself… or more!

You don’t need to be in a romantic relationship to enjoy these seasonal specials!

Eater Twin CIties: Whether you love or hate February 14, it is a day of bright colors and spontaneous desserts in the middle of a month of old, gray snow. For that reason alone, it has the potential to be something to look forward to — even if just to break up the monotony of a Minnesota winter.

Everyone should be able to enjoy what Valentine’s Day has to offer, whether they’re in a relationship or not. Really: what about all the people are single by choice? Or those who are heartbroken? To quote the ever-so-wise Dr. Akopian from the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, “Love doesn’t have to be a person. It can be a passion.” (You know, like food.) So celebrate love in whatever form you have it: self-love, familial, friendship, or otherwise. Brush off those societal expectations and order yourself something special.

Treat Yourself – Dinners Under $200

Rectangular thinly sliced potatoes with chives on top.
Travail Kitchen and Amusements/Facebook


Travail’s Valentine’s Day “Just the Two of Us” Take-Home, $175

Travail’s indulgent kit is listed as serving two or more people, but as with all of these options, let’s leave that up for interpretation. The dinner includes elevated dishes such as beef Wellington with a lemon truffle sauce, prosciutto-layered pave potato, king crab salad with crackers, curried deviled eggs, red velvet chocolate cake trifle, chocolate-covered nuts, and a butterscotch pancake mix for breakfast. If you really want to go for it, the $350 luxury box, recommended for two to four people has all you could ever want and more. And then some more.

Preorder on Tock to pick up your meal at Travail starting at noon on February 13.


Petite León’s Valentine’s Day Take & Bake, $125

Do you know who deserves a five-course dinner just because? You do. Enjoy onion dip with caviar and crunchy potato chips, a bitter green salad with citrus vinaigrette, wood-fired lamb shoulder in mole poblano, fresh tortillas by Nixta, wood-roasted vegetables with herbed chile butter, and a chocolate mousse layer cake from Patisserie 46. Each dinner comes with reheating instructions and other tips from the Petite León team. To pair with the meal, two wines are also available for pickup: a pink, bubbly Tissot Crémant du Jura Rosé, $32, or a bottle of Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat, $25, a rich red.

Preorder on Resy for pickup on Sunday, February 14 from 12 to 5 p.m.


Grand Cafe’s Keep it Grand Valentine’s Day Kit, $185

Grand Cafe has put together the ultimate luxurious and decadent dinner kit for February 14. For $185 you will receive instructions to prepare the cotes de boeuf with pommes puree and accouterments at home, while the rest of the menu will be prepared for you. The other stunner dishes include Norwegian king crab with baguette and butter, kale and wood-fired vegetable salad with sherry vinaigrette and blue cheese, and a chocolate pot de creme with mandarin and yogurt. Add-ons include $30 for a floral arrangement and a $100 bottle of Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Live it up.

Preorder and pick up at Eastside on Saturday, February 13. Email info@grandcafemn.com with any questions and for details on dietary substitutions, special pickup times, or delivery arrangements.


Union Hmong Kitchen/Facebook

Union Hmong Kitchen’s Heat-at-Home Dinner, $165

Union Hmong Kitchen’s Valentine’s option, is, in their words, a “Surf ’n’ Turf party with a side of nostalgia.” The dinner kit includes smoked trout, a 12-ounce New York strip steak, khao soi (coconut red curry broth, egg noodles, beef brisket, crunchy fried noodles, and pickled mustard greens), a romaine and cabbage carrot slaw salad, string beans with oyster sauce, carrots, sticky rice, and Thai tea pavlova with dark chocolate and coconut for dessert. This package comes with all you need to sip on strawberry passionfruit night-mosas, which, one can assume, are some delicious fruit juices to mix with bubbly.

Get A Little Bang for Your Buck – Dinners Under $100

Hark! Cafe

Hark! Cafe’s Prix Fixe for One, $45 or $80 with wine pairing

For a meal perfectly portioned and plant-based, Hark! Cafe is offering cold-packed dishes with instructions to heat and serve at home. Dinner options for one and two are available and 100 percent vegan, gluten-free, and celiac safe for anyone with dietary restrictions. Start your feast with a truffled mushroom amuse-bouche, rissole with romesco sauce, grilled broccolini with preserved lemon and pomegranate molasses, “lobster” pot pies (made from black pearl mushroom stems from R&R Cultivation), and the choice of either an orange-cranberry cheesecake or orange-caramel and chocolate tart. Add-on your choice of white or red wine pairings by Libation Project for an additional $35.

Preorder before February 7 for pickup from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m, on February 13 or 14.


Saint Dinette’s Valentine’s Dinner, $60

Saint Dinette’s Valentine’s dinner will be prepared for pickup, so there is no reheating required. Each meal includes meat and cheeses and your choice of side, entree, and dessert. Choose between grilled carrots or grilled cauliflower and marjolaine (chocolate, hazelnut buttercream) or pot de cheesecake for dessert. Entrees include brochettes (skirt steak, vadouvan, eggplant) and lumache (pasta with escargot, maitre d’hotel butter, and breadcrumbs). Since you have the option, pick one of each entree and try a bit of everything. Add on some Hamm’s, sparkling rosé, or an Old Fashioned kit depending on the mood.

A charcuterie plate of fruit, meats, and cheeses.


France 44’s Valentine’s Cheese Tray, $44

For those who don’t want to bother assembling or reheating multiple dishes, a cheese tray featuring a selection of best-selling cheeses, prosciutto di parma, fresh fruit, Valrhona chocolate, house-made crostini, and jam is yours for the taking. There is also an option to add some bubbles for $30 or cold-weather red wine for $20. France 44’s website says this tray is “for two”; we say it’s for two days. Order this and snack on it for a couple of days in a row. It’ll keep.

Preorder for pickup Saturday, February 13, or Sunday, February 14.


Brasa Catering’s Valentine’s Day Package, $45

Brasa is offering a more than reasonably priced dinner that comes with a rotisserie chicken, gumbo fried rice with shrimp, mixed green salad with cucumber, tomato, and vegan ranch dressing, signature green sauce, Creole sauce, 16 ounces of chocolate pudding, and two gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. There are options to add wine to your order include either cava, rose, or malbec, of course. Reheat the dishes at home, pour yourself a glass, and put your feet up.

Preorder for pickup Saturday, February 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Virtual Foodie Experiences

A charcuterie board with cured meats and cheeses is surrounded by three bottles of wine and three glasses.
Chowgirls Catering/Facebook 
Chowgirls Catering/Website


Chowgirls Virtual Wine Pairing Event, $80-$135 with wine pairing

Order a Treat Yourself experience with Chowgirls Catering founders Heidi Andermack and Amy Brown talking wine pairings with Angie Heitz, a sommelier, wine rep, and owner of the forthcoming wine bar Coquette & Colibri on Valentine’s Day at 4 p.m. on Zoom. For $80, they will lead tastings of wine and charcuterie. Spend an additional $50 for three bottles of wine: a brut rosé, Côtes du Rhône, and primitivo. However, you have the option to source your own wine for the experience as well. An added bonus is that a portion of sales from the virtual event will go to Minnesota Central Kitchen. There are boxes for two available as well.

Cooks of Crocus Hill’s Virtual Cooking Classes, $50

Consistently, Cooks of Crocus Hill offers innovative and seasonal cooking classes for home cooks of all skill levels. Whether you know a little or a lot, cooking along with charming chef instructors is a guaranteed way to get better. This year, participate in the comfort of your own kitchen. Sign up for the macaron class on the 13th, Valentine’s Dinner surprise, or Big Heart Valentine’s brunch.

All three of these virtual experiences are $50 each, not including ingredients. One week prior to the class date, Cooks will email you the virtual class login information, recipes, equipment list, and ingredient list for shopping ahead of time.

Check out their February classes here.


Savor Something Sweet

A red velvet cake slice layered with red cream cheese frosting.
Jojo & Co
Foreword St. Paul


Jojo & Co’s Valentine’s Cake, $55

A cake for one, you say? Yes, but hear me out. Jojo & Co, a new online boutique patisserie from longtime local pastry chefs Joanna Biessener (Surly Beer Hall, Solera) and Els Young-Haug (Butcher & the Boar, Pazzaluna) has desserts to die for. If you want to buy a whole cake and eat a whole cake, we won’t judge … at all. If this black chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting appeals, I’m just saying, you’ve got options. You can freeze slices for a future treat or cut up a slice or two and pop them in some Tupperware to leave on a friend’s doorstep. Other smaller options available for preorder include 12 bonbons filled with passionfruit ganache, salted caramel, or dark chocolate ganache, Valentine’s Day hot chocolate bombs, and more. If dessert is your cup of tea, check out Jojo & Co.


Hot Hands Pie & Biscuit Chocolate Passion Fruit Pie, $34

Hot Hand’s Valentine’s pie is a milk chocolate passionfruit mousse with passionfruit syrup and a chocolate cookie crust. Preorder a pie for pickup and enjoy something ever-so-slightly pink. Freeze what you can’t finish and you’ll have pie on deck for the next time the craving strikes.

All pies are available for pickup only from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. To place a pickup order for any other items, like biscuit sandwiches or hot items, visit orderhothandspie.com.

Milkjam Creamery’s DIY Valentine’s Sundae Kit, $38

Milkjam Creamery has everything you need to make and devour a sundae that will surely make your friends jealous. The kit includes two pints of ice cream (I ❤ You, a white chocolate ice cream with raspberry rose jam and XOXO, a dark chocolate ice cream with hazelnut chocolate waffle cones, chocolate-marshmallow bar), passionfruit caramel sauce, berry lychee sauce, homemade rose and salted caramel brittle, and a little something they’re calling “chocolate-covered everything.” If you aren’t a chocolate fan, order February’s other two seasonal flavors instead. Ruby Rose is a bergamot and lavender ice cream or Drunk in Love, a rosé and hibiscus sorbet with edible flowers.

Preorder the kit to pick up on February 13 and 14 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Seven cupcakes in a circle decorated to look like roses.
Vegan East

Vegan East’s Floral Cupcake Bouquet, $39

To hit two birds with one stone, so to speak, preorder a floral cupcake “bouquet.” For $39, you will receive seven beautifully piped vegan cupcakes. For only $2 more the cupcakes can be made gluten-free. If you prefer cookies to cupcakes, the Valentine’s Day cookie kits go on sale starting Monday, February 1, at the Uptown location. Cookie kits include eight unfrosted heart-shaped cookies and three bags of cookie frosting. Decorate them for yourself or gift half to a friend.

Preorder for pickup from the Uptown location 9 a.m. to 3 p.m on February 13 and 14.

Show Your Sweetie You Care by Lighting Up their Mouth with 7-Pot Flavor and Heat! – Made In MN

Show Your Sweetie You Care by Lighting Up their Mouth with 7-Pot Flavor and Heat! – Made In MN

It’s said that just one 7-Pot chile pepper is needed to spice seven pots of stew!


From the Caribbean island of Trinidad, this pepper combines intense heat and a nutty-sweet flavor for a truly unique taste experience. I’ve fermented several varieties of 7-Pot peppers and blended them with secret ingredients to give you my 7-Pot Scorn.

Order your Valentine’s Day gift today!

Photo by Miss Jenny on January 29, 2021.

The Original 7-Pot Scorn

Order a bottle or three. These 5 oz. bottles of joy make perfect gifts for the people in your life who you want to impress the most.


Our Story

I’m Troy, Miss Jenny’s partner in the garden, kitchen, and life.

Miss Jenny, (Jennifer) and I have shared a love of hot and spicy food since we first met. A few years ago our friend introduced us to the 7-Pot chile pepper and shared his harvest with us. Jennifer is an accomplished home cook who enjoys tinkering in the kitchen. She had dabbled with fermenting other foods before and decided to try making a fermented hot sauce with this superhot, flavorful pepper. It was a savory, superhot success.

We began growing our own 7-Pot peppers at home and Jennifer continued to hone her recipe. We made and bottled sauce in our little kitchen and shared it with friends and family. When people started asking us for hot sauce before our peppers were even ripe, we knew we had something special going.


The Little Hot Sauce That Could

Friends who loved our li’l sauce convinced us to try selling it. So, we came up with a name. Then, talented and generous friends helped us design a logo and a funky-fun label, and Miss Jenny’s 7-Pot Scorn was born. Soon we were selling 7-Pot Scorn at farmer’s markets and to friends of friends.

Finally, we made the leap to selling commercially. So, another talented and generous friend helped us design this website. Then we got licensed and graduated to a professional, commercial kitchen space located in South Minneapolis. This is truly a small, family operation. I do the marketing, sales, crazy ideas stuff, Jennifer does the math-related, legal, creative food stuff. We all pitch in on the chopping, bottling, and shipping stuff–even the kids. Oh, and we both have day jobs. It’s been a fun, crazy project so far! We hope you love our sauce!


We Love Growing Peppers…

…but we couldn’t possibly grow as many as we need on our own. We’ve partnered with these local growers to supply us with enough 7-Pot peppers to allow us to crank out the 7-Pot Scorn:
Easy Bean Farm – Milan, MN

Connecting Farm and Family since 1996

Our longtime friends Mike and Malena, of Easy Bean Farm in Milan, MN have run a successful farm share operation for over 20 years. We look forward to their fresh veggies every year! Please check them out.

Toadstool Gardens – Owatonna, MN

Organic and family run

Toadstool Gardens is an organic family farm in Owatonna, MN. They specialize in heirloom, non-GMO, hybrid and exotic garden veggie plants, produce and seeds.

Lakewood Ceramics for Valetine’s Day – Duluth, Minnesota

Lakewood Ceramics for Valetine’s Day – Duluth, Minnesota

From artist Chelsey Wingness: Loves & lovers!  It’s that time of year again for custom carved initials into birch mugs. You can order a set or individual mug – additional hearts for kids and furry children initials. Grandma & Grandpa? Mom & Dad? Be creative & I will do my best to make it work. Newly this year there is a lichen option available as well! Place orders now though January 31st on a fresh new website: Lakewoodceramics.com

Custom carved birch mug SET + lichen – 100.00

A+B/B+A Custom carved initials onto stoneware birch mug/lichen – 12oz

For This Coming Valentine’s Day: Sota Clothing – Minneapolis, MN

For This Coming Valentine’s Day: Sota Clothing – Minneapolis, MN

Sota Clothing is a purveyor of quality design with Minnesotan roots. Check-out ideas for this coming Valentine’s Day… the Whittier Unisex Henley is perfect for days spent lounging or out on the town.

Spencer Johnson sketched his initial designs for Sota Clothing as part of a class project while pursuing his degree at UMD. While Spencer is an avid travel enthusiast, his passion for his home state of Minnesota continually grows and it always brings him back to her shores. He draws his inspiration from the northland where he studied and from the trailblazers who’ve gone before him in their own creative pursuits.
Since its initial debut to a classroom full of students in 2011, Sota Clothing has picked up considerable steam. Countless Minnesotans have now embraced his designs as a wearable way to express their home state pride, and Spencer has gathered around him a team of family and friends to see to Sota’s growth.





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