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valentine's day candyValentine’s Day is the ideal occasion to show that special someone you care. Check out a few of these ideas around Rhode Island and pick what suits you and your loved one best.


Valentine’s At The Test Kitchen

  • Feb. 16
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Mount Hope Farm – 250 Metacom Ave, Bristol

The Test Kitchen at Mount Hope Farm sits on a pristine acreage in Bristol and offers fresh organic ingredients and an amazing atmosphere.

This year they’re offering a six-course dinner in a heritage building. Food includes a strawberry mascarpone purse salad, crab cake, sirloin with truffle fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus, pan seared scallops with vegetables and risotto, and a chocolate strawberry tart. You’ll need reservations as demand is high.


Learn To Cook a Gourmet Meal

  • Feb. 14
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Chef Walters Cooking School – 162 Mayfield Avenue

Instead of going to a restaurant, why not learn how to cook a gourmet meal? It’s a fun activity for you and your partner, plus you’ll expand your culinary skills.

This is a couples’ event, so you’ll meet other adventurous teams. You’ll choose between 6 and 8 recipes so you’re certain to find dishes to suit your tastes. You’ll also receive plenty of guidance from the highly-experienced professional staff at the cooking school.

Once you complete your meal, dine in luxurious settings and enjoy a glass of wine.


Valentine’s Day Dinner Cara at The Chanler

  • Feb. 14
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • 117 Memorial Boulevard – Newport

Newport is a very romantic place and home to several fabulous restaurants perfect for a Valentine’s Day celebration.

Dubbed the most romantic hotel in America, The Chanler offers spectacular views, incredible service, and gourmet meals. This year, Executive Chef Matt Voskuil created a six-course ‘Adore’ menu which includes oyster, tuna, duck, Japanese wagyu, and more.

Valentine’s Dinner at OceanCliff

  • Feb. 14
  • 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • OceanCliff – 65 Ridge Rd, Newport

OceanCliff is another outstanding restaurant in Newport with a romantic Valentine’s setting and special five-course dinner for two. If you want to make a night of it, you can also include one night’s stay in the hotel.

Of course, you’ll also enjoy perks such as a bottle of Prosecco, chocolate truffles, and a morning continental breakfast if you opt for the Valentine’s Getaway Package. It’s a great way to celebrate this special day, even if you live in Newport.


Celebrate With a Special Meal

Providence has so many fabulous restaurants it can be difficult to choose. However, you can check out some proven favorites offering a special prix-fixe menu and romance too. Be certain to reserve, since restaurants are usually busy on this day of love.

A Chocolate Affair

  • Feb. 14
  • Overnight
  • Providence Marriott – One Orms Street, Providence

Many people go out for a meal on Valentine’s Day, but why not do more? A Chocolate Affair offers one night of overnight accommodation at the Marriott, a 3- course meal paired with after- dinner liquors, and a 30 minute couples’ massage at their spa. You can’t get much more romantic than that!

Love Notes

  • Feb. 14
  • 1:00 pm or 7:30 pm
  • Sapinsley Hall – Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
  • Rhode Island College – 600 Mt Pleasant Ave

Do you and your partner cherish love songs, arias, and duets from around the world? Do you swoon over an excellent singing voice accompanied by a talented pianist? If so, you won’t want to miss these free performances at the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts.

Performers include tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan from The Metropolitan Opera, mezzo-soprano Victoria Avetisyan, and pianist Judith Lynn Stillman. They’ll perform songs in Armenian, Russian, French, Italian, and English.

Valentine’s Jazz Night

  • Feb. 14
  • 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Lippett House Museum – 199 Hope St

Jazz vocalist Michelle Cruz will treat your ears to originals and favorites from the Great American Songbook during a pre-dinner show and glass of wine. Wind your way through the grand hall and take in the outstanding Victorian architecture, art and furnishings and then enjoy the show.

This well-recognized artist puts on a memorable performance, so get your tickets soon. The very reasonable cost means they sell out quickly.


Valentine’s Day Dinner

  • Weekapaug Inn – 25 Spray Rock Road
  • Feb. 14
  • 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Westerley’s no stranger to romance, and the Weekapaug Inn is at the epicenter of love on the 14th. The stunning location overlooking Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic Ocean is the ideal spot to share an intimate meal with your loved one.

You’ll receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a rose. Savor a delectable four-course prix fixe menu you’re sure to remember. Reservations are a must to avoid disappointment.


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