If fancy Valentine’s Day weekend getaways are not your thing, here are some other options to enjoy in town this weekend:
There’s no sweeter way to show someone you care than by delivering them a dozen…donuts! This Valentine’s Day, send your special someone a “Donut-Gram” from Firecake’s Donuts, available Thursday, February 12 through Sunday, February 15. Order up your favorite artisanal treats (including the likes of Honey Glazed, Maple Glazed Pineapple & Bacon, Butterscotch Praline, Coconut Cream, Triple Valrhona Chocolate Cake, Old Fashioned Buttermilk, Classic Jelly, Gluten Free Valhrona Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cup – to name a few) on FirecakesDonuts.com/Valentines, include the delivery details and address, and what you’d like your customized note to say, and your l-o-v-e-r will receive them on the day you choose. Be sure to order up the special Strawberry Mascarpone donut ($2.25), available just for the occasion. Fifty percent of net Donut-Gram proceeds will benefit Imerman Angels, dedicated to providing personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Delivery fee is $9.50 within a two-mile radius of the Firecake’s Donuts location (68 W Hubbard St) and additional fees will apply for further distance.
Partake in the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Heaven on Earth Package, which includes a fabulous King Room with unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park, petal turndown with a late night snack, champagne breakfast in bed, a scrumptious arrival amenity, and a bounce back coupon for 50% off their next stay (valid for regular rates, based on availability). In addition, one lucky guest will be upgraded to the actual Heaven Suite, offering a stunning , contemporary setting with views of the lake, 25-foot ceilings, marble foyer and bathroom, premium king bedroom, living and dining area, all decked out in Valentine’s Day splendor! They will also be invited for a complimentary Chef’s tasting dinner for two in our Iron Chef Tapa’s Restaurant, Mercat a La Planxa. Furthermore, the winner will experience Chicago’s famous skyline with a heavenly, unforgettable helicopter tour of Chicago by Chicago Helicopter Experience! The winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, February 11th. The Heaven on Earth package is offered on Friday, February 13th or Saturday, February 14th. Rates start at $229, plus tax.
The much-anticipated film, 50 Shades of Grey, is set to premiere on Saturday, February 14, and in honor of its debut, and their shared “Red Room,” classic American restaurant, Tortoise Club (350 North State), is letting everyone in on an irresistible treat. From Saturday, February 14, through Friday, February 20, guests (21 and over) who dine at the River North clubhouse and bring in their 50 Shades of Grey movie stub will receive a complimentary Hummer cocktail ($11.95), featuring espresso liqueur, rum and vanilla ice cream, to appropriately end their meal, or to simply enjoy a delectable nightcap. When making reservations, guests can also request to be sat in Tortoise Club’s stunning Red Room (image attached), featuring rich, red walls, plush, leather chairs, and a fireplace that perfectly sets the scene. Reservations can be made by visiting TortoiseClub.com or by calling 312-755-1700.
Escape from Chicago with Bohemian House specials, chef Jimmy Papadopoulos and his team have created a host of specials just for the occasion, available to guests on Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14. Begin your meal with the exquisite Duck Paté en Croute featuring grilled duck hearts, mustard and pomegranate molasses. The savory pièce de résistance – Honey Roasted Guinea Hen, with bread dumplings, charred brussels sprouts, currants & foie gras sauce – is sure to leave your lover, simply love struck. To end your dining experience on an appropriately sweet note, a Meyer Lemon Tart with toasted meringue and blood orange. For reservations, guests are encouraged to visit bohochicago.com or call 312-955-0439.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Romantically with Italian Fare at Osteria La Madia , offered Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15, treat your Valentine to inspired Italian fare at Osteria La Madia (59 W. Grand Ave.). Woo your l-o-v-e with a decadent four-course prix fixe meal and optional Italian sparkling or wine pairings – a heartfelt way to show someone that you care. The four-course prix fixe meal costs $49 (excluding tax and gratuity), $69 with wine pairings or $75 with Italian sparkling pairings. The prix fixe menu allows guests to choose one dish per course, and all prix fixe menu items are available a la carte in addition to the regular menu. To make reservations for Valentine’s Day or for more information, please call (312)329-0400 or visit www.osterialamadia.com.