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10 Valentine's Day Dinner, Gift Ideas and Deals

Local establishments are treating the customers they love to a creative mix of Valentine’s deals.

In it's big Super Bowl ad, Teleflora made Valentine’s Day seem to be something of a simple sexual transaction, but it is really should be a day (if you believe in it) to celebrate love and show that special someone how you feel.  If you boycott Valentine’s Day, you can skip to the bottom of this article (to the Lovers and Haters party).

If you are still frantically looking for something to do this weekend or on Feb. 14, read on and make your reservations today.

Here are some great local deals and treats from various businesses in the area (click their hyperlinks for phone numbers and addresses).

Enjoy a 45 minute Swedish massage for two with soft music, $120 per couple, along with complimentary champagne, beer, wine and light fare. Call to reserve as soon as possible.

You can also email Nellie at ginael@mynelliescafe.com with your ideas for a Feb. 14 activity and she says they can make it happen.

Celebrate your love and help raise money for the BCC 9/11 Memorial on Feb. 10 at The benefit features music legend Tommy Sullivan of "Brooklyn Bridge" fame. He will sing and play songs from his famous repertoire. Tax deductible tickets are $35 per person and the even includes appetizers and a light buffet. There will also be a cash bar. Tickets in advacne can be purchased by sending a check to BCC 9/11 Memorial, P.O.Box 153, Buchanan, NY 10511.  For more details, call:  Project Director Janet Mainiero (914) 271-8222; or Bob Pidgeon (914) 497-2751.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Quiet Man Public House will set the mood on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) with specials highlighting a more romantic fare, as well as the regular menu. Andy Polay's jazz trio will be playing light jazz from 7 to 10 p.m.

All female guests will receive a rose. Reservations are strongly urged.

Art lover lovers on a budget can enjoy a day at the HVCCA for the price of just one admission ticket on Feb. 11 and 12. The HVCCA is currently showing

Henry’s is featuring an affordable $29.95 prix fixe menu on Feb. 14. Dishes include crab bisque, bacon wrapped filet mignon with Gorgonzola, Chilean Sea Bass, Chicekn Florentino. And for dessert enjoy a chocolate explosion and champagne toast.

The Winery at St. George

The Winery will feature a romantic 6 course wine pairing dinner on Feb. 14 for $99 per person. The menu includes mixed greens,  shrimp cocktail, pumpkin soup, cheese ravioli, roasted lamb chops with white truffle potato croquettes, and a mini pastry platter.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music and dancing will continue until Midnight.

The restaurant and wine bar will have music all weekend and on Feb. 14 to help set the mood. On Feb. 11 e’lissa jones, a singer, songwriter, violinist, pianist and guitarist will perform from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ($10 fee or $5 with dinner entre). On Feb. 12, you can catch the Greg Westhoff Westchester Swing Band from 5:30 to 8 p.m. ($5 cover).

On Valentine’s Day Curtis Winchester, Jon Cobert on keys and Marshall Toppo on bass will be playing from 8 to 10:30 p.m. (free admission).

Dinner reservations are highly recommended.

 Cortlandt Colonial

Enjoy a night of fun and romance at the Sweetheart Dinner Dance on Feb. 11 from 7 p.m. until midnight.

The night will feature a sit down plated dinner with a DJ spinning and dancing. There will also be a premium liquor bar available all evening. The $70 per person meal includes a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, mixed greens salad, choice of prime ribs of beef, jumbo stuffed shrimp, or chicken marsala and dessert buffet. Call for reservations.

The Gallery is featuring a Treasures to Love show, which includes romantic oils and pastels on display, handcrafted jewelry and pottery, hand painted silk scarves and reversible art jackets.

On Feb. 14 the Brewery will host a party where lovers can enjoy each other’s company in the dining room while “haters” mingle at the bar or at their own  table. Each group will be served themed appetizers appropriate for their status. There will also be dinner specials for both groups.

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