A Very Bucks County Valentine’s Day Guide 2011

If you’re trying to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day  2011 for the special someone in your life this year, Bucks County has got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a romantic candlelit dinner, a night away from the kids, an invigorating experience to share, or a gift that will wow your sweetheart, use this guide to make Valentine’s Day 2011 a holiday to remember. Browse through events taking place in Lower, Central, & Upper Bucks and then read about some gifts suggestions from local establishments that anyone would love to receive!

Enjoy a Romantic Evening:

Lowers Bucks:

Murder Mystery at Fisher’s Tudor House: This is the story of the Brady Family that was being bumped off one by one! You are invited to Mike and Carol’s 35th Anniversary Party, and in this very special episode, the family must deal with ….murder. Someone is killing off the Bradys and it’s time to take count and determine how many people legitimately make up a “bunch.” Can the family get through this evening on just a song and a smile and will Alice find a way to get blood stains out of polyester?

Valentines Day Dinner & Overnight Stay at The Brick Hotel: If you choose to stay overnight enjoy a bottle of champagne, chocolates for 2, dinner for 2, and brunch for 2 the next morning! A Standard Room (Full Size Bed with Private Bathroom) – $300.00 (excludes Gratuity in the Restaurant), Queen Room (Queen Size Bed with Private Bathroom) – $350.00 (excludes Gratuity in the Restaurant), Executive Suite (Queen or King Size Bed with Jacuzzi/Fire Stove) – $400.00 (excludes Gratuity in the Restaurant). OR if you choose to celebrate at home, order from their Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu.

Bella Tori in Bensalem: Enjoy a special 3 course menu accented by candlelight and the atmosphere of a Victorian mansion. Courses includes the Bellagio onion soup, slow butter roasted sweet onions in a sherry & thyme infused beef broth covered in provolone and Asiago cheese, heart shaped pasta stuffed with creamy ricotta and spinach, charcoal grilled 16 oz prime sirloin, and chocolate covered strawberries served with mini cannolis.

Valentine’s Day With Old Blue Eyes: On Saturday February 12th, surprise your honey with dinner and dancing to the sounds of Frank Sinatra at the Ballroom at Hampton Square in Southampton from 6-10pm. For $35 per guest, you’ll enjoy a lavish buffet and cash bar. To make reservations call 215-364-4983 or purchase your tickets at Maggio’s

A Snowy Sunset at Crossing Vineyards

Visit the scenic Crossing Vineyards for one of their delicious Valentine’s Day themed events. What do you LOVE? On Friday evening, it’s Champagne for Lovers and then on Sunday afternoon it’s Chocolate for Lovers.  Also, on Saturday February 12th and Monday, February 14th  Crossings hosts a romantic candlelit dinner, including a five course meal and bottle of wine for $89 per person.

Dinner at Washington Crossing Inn: The tradition of American hospitality runs deep at the site of the Washington Crossing Inn. Weary colonists rested here before the ferry trip across the Delaware River. General George Washington reputedly dined at this location before leading his troops on the Christmas night crossing of 1776. Today, renewed by the energy and creativity of innkeepers Frank Pisaturo and Marc Elliott, this beloved landmark rises to a gracious new level. Traditional colonial-style structure, featuring a faithfully preserved 1817 home. Culinary Institute-trained chef preparing continental cuisine with American flair.

Crowne Plaza Bucks County

Dinner at Crowne Plaza Bucks County: A Sweetheart Dinner will be hosted in Brady’s Restaurant.  From 2/12 to 2/14, a special Valentine Dinner for Two is awaiting you.  Their Chef has designed a special 3 course meal, perfect to share with your sweetheart for $89 including tax and gratuity.  Choose to stay the evening in a Deluxe King Room for $89 plus tax and enjoy breakfast the next morning for free.

Enjoy a performance at Bob Egan’s New Hope: On Friday, February 11th at 8:30pm Karen Gross takes the stage for “Sealed with a Kiss,” performing love songs from 1911 to 2011. Tickets are $20 along with a $15 food and drink minimum. On Saturday, Tom Adams on the piano and Jack Heygi on the Upright Bass perform “The Other Love Songs.”  Eddie’s Valentine’s Day show explores love on several different levels. Although he may leave “moon and June” behind, Eddie’s “other love songs” remind us that no matter the situation or relatnewtown athletic NAC salon spaionship, what the world needs now (and always) is love.

Get your “someone special” something beautiful and mysterious, courtesy of the Newtown Athletic Club.  The Salon & Spa at the NAC are currently undergoing MAJOR renovations (as evidenced by their Facebook pics!) Shrouded in mystery, the new salon & spa will emerge with a new name and look the March (ahem, I hear rumors that they might be installing a wine bar for clients! Free vino while you beautify?  Yes please!!).  It’s open to the public and right now they are giving a MAJOR discount on their gift certificates!  So if your hunny loves to relax and beautify, surprise him/her with a gift certificate to a salon that will be surprising us in March!!

Central Bucks:

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Embrace your inner-Locavore at Earl's Bucks County

Feel the love, Bucks County! Earl’s Bucks County is coming back on Mondays! Earl’s Bucks County will reopen on Mondays, starting on Valentine’s Day. Chef Chris Tavares put together some Valentine’s Day specialties in addition to the regular menu for Monday, February 14.  Also, you can enter our Earl’s Bucks County Valentine’s Day give-a-way for the chance to win a FREE dinner for you and your loved one on Monday, February 14th.

Executive Chef Sean Browne at Sweet Lorraine’s Café created a special romantic menu you can enjoy all Valentine’s weekend long, Friday, Feb. 11 through Monday, Feb. 14. Menu available as a three course menu for $57 which includes a complimentary glass of champagne or a la carte.

In addition to the Cock ‘n Bull’s Valentine’s weekend menu for Friday, Feb 11 through Sunday, Feb 13,  the Cock ‘n Bull will run the regular Evening in the Colonial Kitchen on Monday, February 14th with a special appearance from historical characters John and Abigail Adams portrayed by actors from the American Historical Theater in Philadelphia. See the menu and information here.

On Saturday, February 12th and Sunday, February 13th visit the Chaddsford Tasting Room in Peddler’s Village for February Fusion. Pamper yourself with a fusion of flavor, gourmet chocolates, and fine wine pairings every Saturday at 11am, 2pm, and 5pm and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm.  Tasting fee is $20 per person. To save your spot, call 215-794-9655.

Hop aboard the Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Train: This romantic two-hour train ride features a three-course meal complete with salad, entree and dessert. All guests (over the age of 21) will enjoy a complimentary champagne toast onboard the train. All ladies will receive one long stem, red rose and a personal size box of Pierre’s delicious Swiss chocolate truffles. Ticket prices includes a two-hour round trip, train ride to Buckingham Valley, PA, Three course meal, Champagne toast, One long-stemmed red rose for all ladies, Personal sized box of Pierre’s Swiss chocolate truffles. Ticket prices are $92.00 per person for Railroad Seating (Passengers may be seated with other guests at a table of four) and $131.00 per person for Private Seating (table for two) Passengers are guaranteed a private table for two.

Don’t have a date this Valentine’s Day?  You can still celebrate with the Bucks County Social Singles meet-up group!

Dinner Show at Mamma Di’s: Bring your Valentine and Friends to Mamma D’s on Sunday, February 13th for the Whacked Pack Valentine Dinner Show at 4pm.

Cook a Romantic Dinner for 2 at Carlow Cookery: Instead of spending this Valentine’s Day at a crowded restaurant, why not enjoy an evening together cooking a romantic meal at Carlow Cookery?  You’ll work side by side making linguini with creamy saffron and asiago sauce, balsamic salmon, and chocolate fondue.

Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day menu at Vine & Fig.

Starting February 14th, the Black Bass Hotel is offering three nights  for the price of two as part of the “Let is Snow Package.”

Upper Bucks

Head over to the The Washington House to enjoy an elegant four-course, prix fixe dinner from our romantic specialty menu. Most Romantic Dish: Roast Duck Breast over Risotto

The Bridgetown Mill House will be offering our regular Dinner Menu with the addition of some Valentine’s Chef Specials.

Riegelsville Inn’s Valentine’s Day Celebration: From Friday, 2/11 to Monday, 2/14 the Indian Rock Inn will hold special Valentine’s day dinners accompanied by music in the pub. Check on the various menus here.

Hot Air Balloon Ride– Whether you want to brave the cold to view the snowy landscape or just want to schedule a trip for the spring, a hot air balloon ride is a romantic experience you won’t soon forget. Ascending in a hot air balloon and cruising over the picturesque landscape of upper Bucks County is indeed the thrill of a lifetime. Experience the shear joy of waiving to earth bound spectators as your hot air balloon ride continues in low level flight over the villages of Lahaska, New Hope, Doylestown, and Holicong. Each of the four seasons present a new and varied landscape that can only be more deeply appreciated from aloft in a hot air balloon.

Give the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

Give the gift of healing from Shiatsu Therapy

Shiatsu Therapy Plus: Does your loved one suffer from migraines, body aches, or plain old stress? Give the gift of wellness and relaxation this Valentine’s Day at Bucks County’s Shiatsu  Plus.  Shi – `a – tsu, a combination  of  Acupressure massage and stretches, is a Japanese word meaning “finger pressure.”

Acupressure Shiatsu massage is meant to relieve the body of any negative factors that were caused by stress or illnesses. It brings forgotten balance to the spirit and mind, and allows for a person to become focused on what is really important… on the love and romance that brought you together! … And that pains and aches or hustle of everyday life can so easily drain away.

Lucy Goldstein, Certified Shiatsu Practitioner, is passionate about helping people through acupressure Shiatsu treatments. Try the Wellness Therapy to restore flow of energy in your body, help integrate stressful emotional, mental and physical experiences.  Another option is enjoying Shiatsu together; it’s is the perfect way to clear your mind, calm your emotions, and energize your body before a big Valentine’s night out!

River Tango: Learn a dance of passion this Valentine’s Day at River Tango in Lahaska, PA.  Every Thursday night at 8:15, enthusiastic dancers of all skill-levels arrive every Thursday to learn from instructors Maria de Sousa, who discovered her love for the dance growing up in Buenos Aires, and Pierre Baston, who earned a certificate from the professional Master’s Program of the Escuela Argentina de Tango.  While Maria & Pierre are spectacular to watch, they masterfully break-down the steps in a way that makes the beautiful dance less intimidating.

Pamper yourself or your loved one this Valentine’s Day with gift certificates at Club Salon & Spa at the Newton Athletic Club is a full service salon & day spa offering a complete menu of services. A staff of licensed therapists, stylists and technicians have extended certifications in specialized treatments such as Reiki, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, NeuroMuscular Therapy and Reflexology, just to name a few. Enjoy rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation where beauty and wellness come together. Anyone can enjoy services from a simple paraffin treatment to a full day of beauty. Treat your special guest or love with a Gift Certificate or Spa Membership, or stop in and shop their retail store for the perfect spa gift.

“Love Conquers All” Valentine’s Day Art– Now is the perfect time to come in and see the special selection of original paintings we have for you to give to your special someone. Paintings are priced under $1000. are all one of a kind, and guaranteed to last a lifetime. On January 9th from 3 – 6pm you can preview (and purchase early) one of Pearl Mintzer’s oil paintings including but not limited to Betty Boop, My Funny Valentine, and Precious Love. These are just a few titles available, but when they’re gone, they’re gone! Shop early this year and don’t fumble around on February 14th looking for that perfect gift.


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