DENTON – FYI Denton is in a romantic mood this season. But, please, no more cards, candy or flowers.
Here are a few ideas sure to impress your sweethearts:
Spend the weekend at Old Irish B&B
A Denton favorite, Old Irish Bed & Breakfast at Patrick’s Pastures Wedding & Event Center forgets the stuffy Victorian home and offers animal lovers a chance to pet the ranch’s llama, alpacas, dogs and cats while staying in their own cottages; Valentino, an alpaca, even kisses the guests. Old Irish is for adults only.
For reservations, go to http://www.oldirishbb.com.
A luxury driving experience from Fittipaldi Exotic Driving
Rev those engines! Fittapaldi Exotic Driving is offering 20 percent off all driving packages until Feb. 14. Luxury driving experiences are offered locally at Texas Motor Speedway.
For information, go to http://www.drivefittipaldi.com/valentines-day-promotions-2016.
Dinner at Clay Pigeon
Clay Pigeon in Fort Worth is typically closed on Sunday evenings, but it will open Valentine’s Day. The restaurant, 2731 White Settlement Road, will offer a selection of dishes, including fish and meat butchered on-site, as well as pasta and ice cream.
- Chef Paslay’s selection seasonal soup
- Shaved Pear & Frisée Salad with candied pecans, blue cheese and house vinaigrette
- Oak-grilled Beef Tenderloin with potato puree and roasted brussels sprouts
- Today’s fresh catch with seasonal accompaniments
- Chef Paslay’s selection housemade pasta
- Chocolate Pot de Creme infused with Avoca coffee topped with bourbon and vanilla whipped cream
- Mixed Berry Galette with housemade ice cream
Dallas-based Ellen Hoffman recently launched her namesake brand of handcrafted jewelry. Each piece is made from unique materials, fine metals and stones that she collects from around the world – making each piece entirely original.
Her one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, rings, pendants and earrings would be the perfect gift for anyone looking to give a unique gift for Valentine’s Day.
For information, go to http://www.ellenhoffmandesigns.com.
Some Texas barbecue from Soulman’s Bar-B-Que
Nothing says true love like barbecue. Alongside beef brisket, ham, hot links, sausage, turkey, chicken, pulled pork and – the crowd favorite – ribs, Soulman’s serves hearty helpings of homemade sides.
Soulman’s currently owns and operates 15 North and East Texas locations in Cedar Hill, Dallas, Forney, Garland, Greenville, Hurst, Lancaster, Mesquite, Quinlan, Rockwall (2), Royse City, Terrell, Van and Allen. For information, go to http://www.soulmans.com.
Music and a movie at Dallas Chamber Symphony
Since not everyone is able to celebrate on Valentine’s Day – Hey, someone has to work while couples celebrate – the final suggestion is for something happening Feb. 16. Dallas Chamber Symphony will combine a new score by Jon Kull to a screening of “The Goat,” a silent film starring the late Buster Keaton.
Music will start at 8 p.m. with Richard McKay conducting the chamber ensemble’s performance of Kammermusik No.1 by Paul Hindemith and the more modern Chamber Symphony by Paul Moravec.
The event is at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets are available at http://www.dcsymphony.org/concert-tickets/201516-season-schedule/keatons-the-goat or by phone at 214-449-1294; tickets also are available in the lobby.