The most romantic day of the year is coming up! And whether or not you buy into the Hallmark hype of Valentine’s Day, you may have a partner who would be a little salty if you don’t plan anything for it. Thankfully, there are quite a few things going down on V-Day that will get you and yours out of the house (and keep you out of the doghouse, too). Not all of these require reservations, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to make them anyway.
Sweetheart Flight at Gruet Winery
If you or yours has a sweet tooth, Gruet is the perfect place to indulge it this Valentine’s Day. From V-Day until Feb. 17, they’re offering two specially curated Sweetheart Flights at both their Albuquerque and Santa Fe tasting rooms throughout business hours. Each flight involves four Gruet wines and four small desserts to share for $25 per person. Reservations aren’t required—the special lasts as long as the desserts do. Check out the two different flight menus at gruetwinery.com/events, and head into the tasting room anytime between 10am and 7pm on Thursday to Saturday, or on Sunday between noon and 6pm.
For a sweet and low-key Valentine’s dinner, head to Sauce Pizza and Wine with your sweetheart or your best bud to split a pie and some vino. The special is available on Valentine’s Day only and includes one of Sauce’s hand-tossed salads ($9.50 or less), a 12-inch pizza ($11.50 or less) and two glasses of wine ($7 or less). We recommend adding some Van Rixel Bros. gelato or a couple seasonal cannoli at the end to show that you really care.
Valentine’s Day Couples’ Dinner at Hollow Spirits Distillery
If you saw our review a couple weeks ago, you know that we’re fans of what Hollow Spirits is dishing out. So of course we’re going to endorse this Valentine’s Day dinner prepared by Hollow Spirits’ Chef Tristin, who manages to make some of the loveliest dishes we’ve seen inside a food truck kitchen. Of course, you’re bound to get some pretty fantastic drinks made from their infused homemade liquors, too. This four-course dinner starts at 7pm, and tickets are $120 per couple. Check out hollowspirits.com to buy tickets.
Bosque North’s kitchen has proven their mettle with an awesome food menu, so there’s no doubt that their five-course Valentine’s Day pairing dinner will be great. Dinner starts at 7pm and includes dishes like fennel and pear salad, butternut squash bisque, duck confit and Driftwood Oatmeal Stout Chocolate Mousse. Each dish will be paired with a Bosque beer, to be announced. Tickets are $65 a pop and seating is limited—snag yours quick at bosquebrewing.com/events/valentines-dinner. (Or, if you’re more about Galentine’s Day, check out their Gilmore Girls trivia night at 6pm on Feb. 13.)