If you’re looking for a creative and slightly unconventional Valentine’s Day date, the Lowry Nature Center has just the ticket. This evening includes a romantic dinner served next to a crackling fireplace, live music by the Roe Family Singers, and a meet-and-greet with a live raptor, all capped off by a winter stroll down a candlelit trail through the woods—with an outdoor fire waiting for you at the end. Ages 21+, reservations required. 763.694.7650.
Food & Drink
If your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day date includes a delicious dinner with multiple courses and ritzy wine pairings, this event has been designed for you and your significant other. Chef Jenny Breen has prepared a special romantic menu, so reserve a table for two and get ready for your palate to be delighted amidst the gorgeous landscape of the arboretum. 952.443.1422.
The Arboretum’s Saturdays in the Kitchen series takes a cue from Valentine’s Day with the celebration of one of the most romantic ingredients out there: chocolate. It takes a lot more to make up that little Whitman Sampler than you’d expect, and Anna Bonavita, a scientist with a serious passion for chocolate, is ready to explain it all. You’ll be led through a chocolate tasting, as well as a history lesson on the fruit of the cacao plant and a visit to the cacao plant at the Arboretum to learn all about this sweet treat. 952.443.1422.