Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine's Day Chattanooga 2013: Restaurant specials and more

Valentine’s Day 2013 is right around the corner and it is time to finalize those Valentine plans with your special someone. Whether you are looking for a special Valentine dinner or something a little different, the below list of Valentine specials has something for every couple.
Chattanooga’s romantic restaurants
Back Inn Café
411 East 2nd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Back Inn Café is hosting their annual Valentine’s Wine Dinner on February 14th from 4 to 10 pm. This culinary delight is a six course meal where each course is paired with select wines chosen specifically for their ability to elicit the most in flavor profiles. Reservations are required for this $75.00 a person, six course meal. Please call: (423)265-5033x1. Remember Back Inn Café was voted Chattanooga’s most romantic restaurant in City Scope Magazine and Times Free Press.
Broad Street Grill
1202 South Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 
Broad Street Grill’s 2013 Valentine menu consists of a four course meal with entrée choices for every palate, including Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom Stuffed Free Range Chicken Breast, Southern Seafood Grits and Carolina Shrimp and Sautéed Vegetable Risotto. They will also offer a Valentine’s Dessert Table that features a pink white chocolate waterfall. Reservations are a must for this two day special, Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th.
Mt. Vernon Restaurant
3535 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37409
“A Taste of Aphrodisiacs” is a sensational meal that consists of five courses of pure delight. The  dinner includes such delightful dishes as Roasted Oysters on the Half Shell, Special Arugula Salad, Lemon Sorbet, Filet Mignon and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with almond crumble and burgundy syrup. Reservations will not be accepted during this time.

Boats and Trains

4119 Cromwell Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Enjoy a Valentine dinner on board a restored 1924 dining car. The dinner trains depart from Grand Junction Station at 5:30pm and 8:00pm. The train will travel at a leisurely pace through portions of urban Chattanooga passing Warner Park and the National Cemetery. Dinner is a four course meal with a variety of entrees. Pricing is only $120 a couple. Be sure to reserve a seat aboard TVRM Valentine Special on February 8, 9, 10 and 14.
Ross’ Landing
Take a ride on the Aquarium’s own “Love Boat” by enjoying a three-hour sunset cruise into the Grand Canyon of Tennessee.  The River Gorge Explorer will depart at 3:00pm on Saturday, February 16th with prices ranging from $29 to $41. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Cash bar is available for wine, beer and soft drinks. For those wanting an extraordinary Valentine’s Day, the Captains on the River Gorge Explorer are all ordained ministers so maybe this would be the perfect time to, as Beyonce would say “put a ring on it”.
The Southern Belle
201 Riverfront Parkway, Pier 2
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Enjoy Shrimp Cocktail, Prime Rib and Baby Bella Chicken in Alfredo Sauce while cruising the Tennessee River aboard the Southern Belle. Added to this delicious dinner is a split of Champagne, a special dessert and live entertainment. The dinner and cruise is only $55 a person, but for just $42 extra, you can receive a guaranteed window seat, a bottle of Champagne or Wine with 2 keepsake glasses and a photo packet. Reservations are required.
Unique ways of celebrating Valentine’s Day
Jungle of Love: Cocktails for Conservation 
1254 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Do you and your special sweetheart have a common love of all things animal? Well, this Valentine’s Gift is purrfect for you. Spend an evening at the Chattanooga Zoo sipping cocktails and learning about conservations efforts. Jungle of Love: Cocktails for Conservation will be held February 8 from 6 to 8 pm. Tickets are $30 and can be bought in advance or at the door.
Romance at Ruby Falls 
1720 South Scenic Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37409
Take a special lantern tour of Ruby Falls this Valentine’s weekend. On February 15 and 16 at 8 pm, Ruby Falls becomes a Valentine fantasyland with a special tour, souvenir photo, hot chocolate and a gift. Learn the love story behind Leo Lambert and his wife, Ruby.  Tour is $55.95 per couple and is y reservation only.
Georgia Winery 
6469 Battlefield Parkway
Ringgold, GA 30736
Georgia Winery is offering two decadent events in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The first is their Wine and Chocolate Open house. This event is held every Saturday in February from 12 to 4 pm. Taste their fabulous Love Potion wine while indulging in a cascading chocolate fountain. There will be no charge for admission. The second event is a Wine & Chocolate Pairing Class held at 3 pm every Saturday in February. Dove Discoveries chocolates and award winning wines are paired up at a guided one hour class that includes a souvenir wine glass.
Bed and Breakfasts and Hotel Packages
Mayor's Mansion Inn
801 Vine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Give you special someone the ultimate in Valentine gifts, two days at the Mayor’sMansion in 4-Diamond Luxury. Enjoy champagne, “ensuite” breakfast service, rose petal turn down and chocolate covered strawberries. Prices range from $349 to $589 and are only available from February 8 to February 16. Reservations are required.