74 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Date: Feb. 15, 2014
Here’s the ultimate Valentine’s Day date. Interlaken, one of the most romantic places in Connecticut, offers a three-course dinner, cocktails, a red rose, dancing to the music of the Scott Heth Trio, overnight accommodations and breakfast for two in one great big romantic package. Reservations are a must for this popular annual event. Best of all, there’s so much to do at this place that Valentine’s Day could turn into a long and delightful Valentine’s weekend.
The Flamingos at The Wolf Den
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
Date: Feb. 14, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Here’s an intimate spot to hear those love-filled lyrics that make lovers swoon. The Wolf Den features “The Flamingos” for its Valentine special. “I Only Have Eyes For You” is a likely tune to hear this fine night. Is there any message that could be more romantic than that? Of course, the Flamingos have a lot of other songs they will be singing, but that’s the one that hits the bull’s eye and goes straight to the heart on February 14, 2014. Please note that no reservations are taken.
Peter Bonfiglio Solo at Guilford Mooring
505 Whitfield St.
Guilford, CT 06437
Date: Feb. 14, 2014
Happy Valentine’s Day featuring Peter Bonfiglio Solo sets the scene for a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. The Guilford Mooring has enough charm to keep appearing in lovers’ dreams. Described as a stone building built in 1836, the proud history of this “poetic and genuine New England” edifice marries scrumptious menus, entertainment and the sound of the water lapping against the docks of the Guilford Mooring.
Latanya Farrell and the Bookman Styles Band
350 Asylum St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Date: Feb. 14, 2014 at 9 p.m.
Black-Eyed Sally’s is no place for a luke-warm Valentine’s Day. This place is hot. So if you like your ribs barbecued and music bluesy, then definitely be at Black-Eyed Sally’s for Valentine’s Day. Earning a national reputation for this spot’s great jazz, blues and rock, Latanya Farrell and the Bookman Styles Band entertain here on Valentine’s Day. This ensemble specializes in soul, blues and dance classics. Including all types of music styles, the vocals and instrumentation are sure to bring lovers close together on the dance floor.
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Bernard’s/Sarah’s Wine Bar
20 West Lane (RT 35)
Ridgefield, CT 06877
While every day is a special day at Bernard’s, Valentine’s Day is outstanding. With fabulous food, a warm inviting fireplace and an intimate club atmosphere upstairs, it’s always the perfect setting for romance. With jazz, guitar and a young musicians Sunday brunch, Bernard’s blends the irresistible foods and wines with the most well-chosen music. For Valentine’s Day, a special treat will soon be announced. Here’s one place that lovers will have a hard time leaving. It’s simply too good to ever forget.
Joanne Greco Rochman is the arts editor of The Fairfield County Review, a columnist, critic, feature story writer and English professor. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Republican-American and Hersam-Acorn Publications. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.