Where to go during Valentine’s Weekend

Well it is that time of year again folks, when Saint Valentine spreads his annual magic.

Valentine’s Weekend is one of those strange feast days.  Do it right and you escape revenge for another year.  Do it wrong and the topic will be raised during every argument.  So don’t leave anything to chance.

It used to be a huge rush to book a table on one day which could often prove inconvenient.  Now it is marketed as a weekend, which splits up the huge surge of restaurant bookings.

Firstly, for a novel little gift, Krispy Kreme in the Bullring is doing a special heart-shaped doughnut for Valentine’s  day.  Be quick or they will be gone.

So for the big night there is one place I can recommend you start.  Island Bar, the fabulously well known cocktail bar on Birimgham’s Suffolk Street, is producing their very own Valentine’s day cocktail.  It contains Frangelico, chocolate, and a little Island Bar know-how.

For the dining out experience take her somewhere made for the occasion.  Tease her by saying you will take her somewhere she will love.

Loves Restaurant is fast becoming something of a Birmingham hot-spot.  Run by the husband and wife team Steve and Claire Love, Chef and Host, respectively, it has now been awarded three AA Rosettes.

Owing to time constraints I have been unable to review it myself.  However I do have positive reviews from Rickie Josen, who has eaten in some of the best restaurants all over Europe and even New York.  She is a lady who knows good food and service when she sees it.

Looking over their Valentine’s menu the highlights, for me anyway, are Teriyaki Trout, Cotswold Pork Belly, and Mango Tonka Bean Pannacotta.  For more details check out their website via the link above.

Good luck Birmingham, have a great Valentine’s day, and then get ready for Mother’s Day.  And then Easter.

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One Response to Where to go during Valentine’s Weekend

  1. Dylan Lowe says:

    You are staying at a very nice resort. You can walk to many bars and restaurants within about 13 blocks. Head south though 😉 from Tortuga. As Kris said, the road on Gulf where you are staying has not much room on it for walking, and a funny thing is there is not really any cabs on the Island and I really doubt they will come from Bradenton to the Island to take you blocks or even a mile. Don’t really on a taxi. Walking will be your best bet after ten. Who knows what is going on with the Tiki hut or tiki bar or whatever it is but maybe that will be open by then. It is located at about 1000 gulf drive.

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