Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/25/22
List of Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day Events, pop-ups, etc.
CUPID AT THE CANDLER
The Candler Hotel is doing all the work for you from Feb. 12-14 when they host a pop-up wedding over Valentine’s Day weekend.
‘Cupid at the Candler’ is created to host a decorated setting where any couple can exchange or renew their vows in a short intimate styled setting with a 90-minute inclusive ceremony & celebration for up to 20 guests.
Whatever your love story, The Candler will provide a romantic ceremony where some of Atlanta’s top vendors will work together to give you the highest quality experience–and the only decision you have to make is which foot you’ll start off on to begin your procession down the aisle.
Book fast and talk through the details later, as slots will go fast with only five hosted weddings per day.
Price: $3,500 plus 24 % service charge.
The Cupid Couples package includes the following:
Use of hotel for wedding day photos
Day of Coordination
Mini Reception to include the following: Petite Wedding Cake, Champagne Toast and Hors d’ oeuvres Suite for Bride and Groom with
Champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Wedding Day Hospitality Room
For additional information and to reserve your time slot, contact Walter Cotson, Director of Catering and Conference Services @ Wcotson@thecandlerhotel.com
Sun., Feb. 13, 10am-2:30pm – Hampton + Hudson’s Galentine’s Day Brunch
Hampton + Hudson’s annual Galentine’s Day Brunch, celebrating love for friends, is back for another year! The Inman Park restaurant will host the festive brunch from 10am-2:30pm and offer a limited waffle special, bellinis, champagne and rosé specials all day. Parks & Rec will be playing, there will be a Galentine photo booth, and guests will receive a Galentine’s limited edition print while supplies last. Reservations are not required but can be made by emailing email@example.com. The restaurant’s regular brunch menu will also be available.
Wed., Feb. 9 – Mon., Feb 14 – Valentine’s Tasting Menus at Lazy Betty
Lazy Betty will be celebrating Valentine’s Day all week long with six- and eight-course tasting menus. Highlights include Vichyssoise Agnolotti with mussel pil pil, ocean froth & Iberico guanciale and Sauteed Blue Ridge Mountain Trout with creme fraiche potato, smoked trout cream, dill & trout roe. Plus, guests can opt to order caviar service and wine pairings. The full menus are available here, and reservations can be made here.
Sat., Feb. 12, 1pm-5:30pm – South Main Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day Sidewalk Bake Sale
Swing by the sidewalk in front of South Main Kitchen in Alpharetta (9 South Main St.) on Saturday, February 12 for sweet Valentine’s Day treats courtesy of Maven Restaurant Group’s Pastry Chef Elise Vitale. The selection of treats will include Heart Shaped Cookies, Small Chocolate Cakes, Chocolate Bourbon Truffles and Ruby Chocolate Tarts. Pre-orders can be made by calling the restaurant at (678) 691-4622.
Sat., Feb. 12 – Mon., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Igloos at 9 Mile Station
Valentine’s Day igloos are back at 9 Mile Station! This year, guests can treat their special someone to an unforgettable experience dining in an all-inclusive igloo. Each igloo will include one bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, a five-course menu with wine pairings for each guest, a dozen roses and expedited entry to The Roof via a private elevator. Click here for more information and to make a reservation.
Mon., Feb. 14 – The Southern Gentleman’s Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu
The Southern Gentleman will feature a four-course prix fixe menu curated for Valentine’s Day with a starter of Warm Brie Fondue-toasted Sourdough with truffle and appetizer and main choices of Seared Yellowfin Tuna with toasted benne, fermented rhubarb mojo & mizuna, Short Rib Pot Roast with buttermilk whipped potatoes, baby carrots, cippolini onions & horseradish, Roasted King Salmon with creamy farro, grilled asparagus & strawberry-rose gastrique, and more. For dessert, guests can choose from Milk Chocolate Genoise with chocolate pearls & sabayon or Fromage Blanc Cheesecake with cookie crust & strawberry cream. The prix fixe menu will be the only menu available on Valentine’s Day and is $79 per person, not including tax & gratuity.
Mon., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Gypsy Kitchen
Gypsy Kitchen will showcase their classic dinner menu alongside chef dishes and cocktails crafted specially for Valentine’s Day. Highlights include Shrimp & Crab Fritters with Piment de Espelette Ravigote & Shaved Fennel Slaw to start, Lobster Caldoza with bomba rice, rouille aioli & mixed herbs and Prime New York Strip with brown butter celeriac puree & Turkish spiced pearl onions for the mains, and Valhrona Chocolate Ganache Tart with sour cherry conserva, & whipped chantilly for dessert. See here to make a reservation.
Sat., Feb. 12 & Mon., Feb. 14 – Aziza’s Five-Course Valentine’s Day Menu
This Valentine’s season, the modern Israeli restaurant will be serving a five-course menu (here) from Executive Chef Luis Guevara Salgado and Pastry Chef Lindsey Davis on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 14. Highlights include Beef Tartare with creamy yolk, dijon, urfa, wheat berry, shallot & lime; Seared Foie Gras with kubaneh toast & apricot; Scallops with lobster emulsion, romanesco, celeriac & garden herbs; and Spiced Raspberry Pomegranate Tart with citrus meringue & raspberry pomegranate sorbet. Each guest will be able to select a dish for each course, and the menu is $125 per person. Aziza’s regular menu will be available in addition to the Valentine’s menu on Saturday, February 12, but not on Valentine’s Day. Reservations for the dining room and heated patio are available here.
Mon., Feb. 14 – Special Valentine’s Menu at Juniper Cafe
The newly opened modern Vietnamese cafe from the team behind Lazy Betty is offering a special three-course menu for the holiday. The dine-in-only menu here includes one app, one entree and one dessert per person, and costs $45 each. Reservations are not required, but highly encouraged. They can be booked here.
Mon., Feb. 14 – Delbar’s Four-Course Valentine’s Day Menu
This Valentine’s Day, Delbar, the Middle Eastern restaurant and bar, will feature a four-course prix fixe menu of spreads, small bites, entrees and desserts. The menu will include special offerings like Lamb Lollipops with orange zest, lime & yogurt in addition to menu favorites like Joojeh Kabob with chicken breast, onion, saffron & citrus and Shokolati, a flourless chocolate cake with hazelnut & cardamom cream. To end the night, tables will receive a complimentary takeaway box of bubbles and sweets. The menu is $89 per person and reservations can be made here.
Mon., Feb. 14 – Hampton + Hudson Valentine’s Celebration
Guests can celebrate love OR being single at Hampton + Hudson this year! The community bar and restaurant will have a DJ spinning from 8pm to midnight alongside a beer & shot special and cocktails crafted specifically for the holiday, like “Winning is Every Girls Dream” – Cocchi Rosa Americana, gin, lime, rose water, Blanc de Blancs.
Mon., Feb. 14 – Prix Fixe Menu and Wine Pairings at 9 Mile Station
On Valentine’s night, 9 Mile Station will offer a special five-course prix fixe menu from Chef Christian Evans. Wine pairings curated by Beverage Director Randy Hayden will be available. Courses include the following, and reservations go live January 20 here.
Sugar Factory Insane Milkshake:
The Crazy for You Insane Milkshake is a blend of strawberry ice cream and New York cheesecake and is served in a red chocolate mug. The creamy shake is topped with whipped cream, cherry gummy hearts, M&M’s, chocolate hearts and gumdrops and is served with two straws, perfect for sharing with a sweetheart! The shake is available starting Feb.1 through Feb.28 and costs $21.
Bellyard’s Valentine’s Day Cocktails:
Heartless – $14
Terremana reposado, Chambord, triple sec, simple syrup,
Garnished with luxardo cherry and black sugar rim
Love on the Rocks – $12
Cynar, New Amsterdam Gin, Dollin sweet vermouth,
Rocks glass with heart shaped ice cubes
What’s Love – $12
Cathead honey suckle, muddled strawberries, lime juice, simple syrup, raspberry syrup
Garnished with a sugar cookie rim & strawberry skewer
Out-of-the-Box Valentine’s Day Gift – The Barcelona Wine Bar Experience
A gift for the person who craves an experience, not a “thing,” for Valentine’s Day, this gift is the best of Barcelona Wine Bar in an in-restaurant experience that’s thoughtfully curated and immersive, with take-home aspects to extend the gift to home:
- The Aperitivo Experience is an immersive and thematic food, wine, and take-home-gift journey. Designed for two people, each experience includes one glass of Cava per person, paired with an Aperitivo Board, two Chef-created tapas, and a take-home gift of one bottle of Barcava ($65).
- The Barcelona Wine Bar Experience builds on the Aperitivo Experience with more expansive wine and food, including two flights of three hand selected Spanish wines per person, paired with six Chef-created signature tapas, a half paella, and a take-home gift of a bottle of Barcava ($130).
Experience gifts can be bought online and redeemed any time; purchase here: https://barcelona-wine-bar-restaurant.myshopify.com
Barcelona Wine Bar Valentine’s Day Dinner:
Fueled by the romance of Spain and the Mediterranean coast, tapas are more a way of life than a particular type of food, and a Valentine’s Day meal at Barcelona Wine Bar is a guaranteed night of hand-held food, bites, tastes and textures – and wine – great for a Galentine’s dinner, an intimate couple’s date night or anything in between. Seasonal Chef’s specials will be on the menu just for the day, great to pair with incredible paellas to share straight out of the pan; charcuterie boards with exotic cured meats and cheese; and the olive oil cake is a traditional sweet ending to a magical night. Wash it all down with one of Barcelona’s cheeky cocktails or choice from the eclectic wine menu of Spanish, Mediterranean, and regional favorites.
It Takes TWO
It takes TWO to enjoy Executive Chef Shain Wancio’s special menu meant for sharing. Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine with exceptional skyline views of the city and an expansive patio with fire pits, TWO urban licks invites lovers and friends to a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend. Offered Friday, February 11th through Monday, February 14th, guests are invited to enjoy libations, live music, and a seasonal a la carte menu including dishes such as Nashville-fried Oysters, Lobster + Gruyere Biscuit, Dry-aged Tomahawk for Two and more. A credit card is required to secure each reservation. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit https://www.twourbanlicks.com/. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30306.
Share the Love at Bully Boy on Valentine’s Day
Bully Boy is ready to share the love in honor of Valentine’s Day. Beginning Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14, 2022, award-winning Executive Chef Colby Cooper will be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu that is ideal for sharing. Both artfully presented and featuring the highest quality ingredients, guests can also indulge in his full Japanese kaiseki inspired menu while sipping on a diverse selection of sake, signature cocktails, craft beer, and wine.
Bully Boy’s Valentine’s Day Menu
Hirame Carpaccio Mandarin Sauce with Hot Oil, Avocado, Shiso Oil – $16
Toro Tartar with Crispy Shallots, Chives, Caviar – $24
Nigiri Toro, A5 Wagyu, Kanpachi, Madai, Salmon, Hokkiado Scallop – $25
Sashimi Toro, Madai, Salmon, Scallop, Kanpachi, Tuna – $25
Purple Octopus with Braised Red Cabbage, Plantain Puree, Chervil Oil – $18
Roasted Duck Breast with Confit Potatoes, Romanesco Cauliflower, Blueberry Gastrique – $28
Green Tea Panna Cotta With Passion Fruit Glaze – $10
Bully Boy, a 100-seat dining destination, is conveniently located just off the Atlanta BeltLine in the Old Fourth Ward at 828 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga 30306. Bully Boy is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A Concentrics Restaurants concept, for more information or to make a reservation, visit www.bullyboyATL.com
Mon., Feb. 7 – Mon., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Specials at Honeysuckle Gelato
Starting Monday, February 7, Honeysuckle Gelato at Ponce City Market will offer special mini gelato hearts in various flavors, like strawberry shortcake – strawberry gelato with a pound cake crust & raspberry jam – and chocolate raspberry – vegan chocolate gelato with a brownie crust & raspberry jam. On Friday, February 11, both strawberry gelato and raspberry sorbet will be available by the scoop, and the featured shake for the holiday weekend will be a Chocolate & Strawberry Shake with chocolate brown chunk gelato & strawberry gelato topped with fresh whipped cream & festive sprinkles. Plus, on Valentine’s Day, guests will receive a free mini pound cake cookie with any gelato purchase while supplies last.
Available Now! – Georgetown Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day Dozens
Check out the sweetest Valentine’s Day deal around! Georgetown Cupcake Valentine’s Day dozens include the “You’re Sweet Dozen” with delicious flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Fudge and Red Velvet for $38/dozen. The “Valentine’s Heart Dozen” includes Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel, Vanilla & Baby Pink Buttercream and more for $42/dozen and is packaged in a Limited Edition Georgetown Cupcake pink heart gift box. Nationwide overnight shipping is available for $20.
Available Now! – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Pop from King of Pops
A special pop has debuted at King of Pops just in time for Valentine’s Day. Available for purchase at the Ponce City Market location from now throughout the month of February, the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake pop has a creamy strawberry cheesecake center and is covered in King of Pops’ signature chocolate sea salt.
SATURDAY, FEB. 12: Atlas: Guests will experience an extraordinary seven-course tasting menu featuring caviar with roasted sunchoke, smoked eel and stone crab; beet salad with goat cheese and plum vinaigrette; black truffle fettuccine with parmesan cream; poached cod with “Veronique”; Westholme calotte with Maitake mushrooms, red peppers, and pickled cauliflower; green apple sorbet with hemp seed granola; and a hazelnut chocolate sphere with raspberry and vanilla ice cream. $210 per person.
The Garden Room: Celebrate the romantic weekend with standard a la carte options including share plates like fruits of the sea including oysters, chilled lobster tail, octopus ceviche, jumbo shrimp, cocktail sauce and mignonette; mains like oysters, Chilean sea bass, gnocchi, lobster roll, black truffle pillows, and Westholme Wagyu Striploin; and desserts like “Smash Me” featuring chocolate Cremieux, coconut ganache and dark chocolate mousse or “The Forbidden Fruit” featuring apple composition.
Known for its top-notch cocktail menu, throughout Valentine’s weekend, The Garden Room will also offer special cocktails including Love Letter with Cincoro Blanco, Ancho Reyes, lime, hibiscus, and cardamom; Heart in the Clouds with Casa Dragones Blanco, Disaronno, Jamaican bitters, egg white, red wine float; Aloe Vieux (non-alcoholic) with aloe juice, fresh lemon juice, Fee Brothers lemon bitters, muddled blueberries + mint; and Bend and Snap with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Giffard Frais des Bois and Litchi-Li Liqueur, lemon, and Rosé foam.
For both restaurants, guests will be able to add on caviar or champagne to their experience throughout the weekend on OpenTable.
SUNDAY, FEB. 13: The Garden Room: From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., brunch will be hosted in The Garden Room. There will be two dining levels. For $120 per person, guests will have access to the standard a la carte menu (gratuity included). For $190 per person, guests will have access to the standard a la carte menu, as well as a glass of Krug Champagne and a taste of caviar (gratuity included). Caviar tableside service will also be offered.
MONDAY, FEB. 14: Atlas and The Garden Room: Both restaurants will open at 5 p.m. and will serve the same offering. Guests will experience a decadent seven-course tasting menu featuring caviar with cauliflower bavarois, smoked sturgeon; hamachi crudo with marinated beets, citrus; black truffle risotto with aged carnaroli; poached cod with orange perfumed sauce, shio kombu; Westholme Wagyu with matsutake, pepper ketchup; bellini/tropical elixir with passion fruit, coconut foam, rosé sorbet; and raspberry rose vacherin with vanilla chantilly, meringue, raspberry, vanilla parfait, liquid nitrogen rose. $210 per person. Note, 18% gratuity will be added to guests’ final check at the conclusion of their meal.
To ensure availability, Atlas and The Garden Room recommend booking as early as possible by calling 404-600-6471 or through Open Table.