Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Sweet Valentine's Values in Downtown Elgin

Looking for a romantic evening on the town this Valentine's Day? Then let Cupid's arrow point you towards Downtown Elgin for a veritable variety of Valentine's activities for you and your special someone.

Here is a heart-shaped sampler box of events courtesy of the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin:

"All You Need is Love" Valentine's Weekend Dinner
Saturday, February 11-Tuesday, February 14

Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano
13 Douglas Avenue

Love is in the air at Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano this Valentine's Day. All weekend long through the big day, bring your beloved to VV for a romantic evening filled with delicious food, wine and sweets. For $75 per couple (tax & gratuity not included), guests will receive an appetizer, two entrees, a dessert and a bottle of wine. Make your reservations now!

Salon Couture Valentine's Day Event
Saturday, February 11, 9AM-5PM

Salon Couture
176 E. Chicago Street

Guests will enjoy:
- Complimentary mimosas and pastries
- Complimentary Deep Conditioning Treatments, Hand Massages and Paraffin Treatments
- All products will be 15% off

Spa Packages include:
- Half Hour Facial and Massage - $75
- Hour Facial and Massage - $115
- Make-up and Style from the Blo Dri Bar - $50
- Manicure and Pedicure - $50
- Beauty-on-Demand Facials - $20

There will be Special Love Readings and Chakra & Aura Photography from Crystal Rivers Gifts for only $10 and a representative from Cookie Lee Jewelry will also be on-hand with special offers! Reserve your spot now!

Have a Heart Community Dinner at
The Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
Sunday, February 12, 11AM-2PM

Presented by In the Neighborhood Deli
185 Edison

Chef Jeff Turner from In the Neighborhood Deli, 185 Edison, invites you to attend the 3rd Annual Have a Heart Dinner at Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way.

Volunteers are needed to work the following shifts: 8:30-10:30AM; 10:30AM-1:30PM; and 1:30-3:30PM. Donations of desserts, as well as financial donations payable to Elgin Community Network, will be accepted at In the Neighborhood Deli on Friday, February 10 from 8AM-3PM or at Hemmens from 2-5PM or on the day of the event.

The dinner is for the entire Elgin community. This event is free and no reservations or tickets are needed.

For more information, contact Chef Jeff at itndeli@gmail.com.

Candlelight Dinner at Al's Cafe
Sunday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 14, 4-9PM

Al's Cafe & Creamery
43 Dupage Court

Al's Cafe has something special for that someone special in your life...a candlelight dinner!

Chef Tony Jamin has prepared a romantic dinner menu for you and your Valentine. With dishes to choose from including Love Me Tender, Always & Forever, Cupid's Arrow and Eternal Flame, you're sure to ignite your night with dinner by candlelight!

Visit http://www.AlsCafe.com for the complete Candlelight Dinner Menu.

All of the ladies receive a special gift of Chef Tony's amazing hand-rolled truffles! Anyone who purchases $25 in Al's Cafe Gift Certificates will also receive a box of hand-rolled truffles.

Reservations recommended!

Toom's Valentine's Day Special
Tuesday, February 14

Toom Toom Thai Restaurant
23 S. Grove Avenue

On Valentine's Day, Toom Toom Thai Restaurant opens their doors for a special Tuesday of Great Thai Food by Thai People! Cupid (also known as Chef Toom) invites everyone for a free shot of Thai Coffee or Thai Tea with a lunch or dinner purchase.

Bangkok House Valentine's Day Special
Tuesday, February 14

Bangkok House & Shanghai Restaurant
11 Douglas Avenue

Bangkok House & Shanghai Restaurant, celebrating their 25th Anniversary in business in downtown Elgin this February, invite customers to enjoy a free dessert with any entree after 5PM.

EPH Valentine's Day Dinner Pairing
Tuesday, February 14, 6:30PM

Elgin Public House
219 E. Chicago Street

On Valentine's Day evening, Elgin Public House invites you and your sweetie to their Valentine's Day Dinner Pairing.

For $60 per person, enjoy a lovingly prepared six-course meal (including reception and dessert courses) each paired with a romantic concoction including a Pomagranite Champagne Cocktail, Windy City Wheat Pale Ale, assorted red and white wines and a Chocolate Pomagranite Martini.

Visit http://www.ElginPublicHouse.com and click on "EVENTS" for the complete Valentine's Day Dinner menu.

Reservations are required! Call now!

Martini Room's Celebration of Romance
Tuesday, February 14, 7:30PM
Martini Room
161 E. Chicago Street
On Valentine's night, Martini Room rolls out the red carpet for you on their Valentine's Day Celebration of Romance to bring you and your significant other an amazing, sensual evening full of guilty pleasures!

Known for their chocolate martinis, Martini Room will become a chocolate lover's heaven! Be prepared to indulge your taste buds with their complimentary Chocolate Fountain, complete with delicious edibles such as strawberries, grapes, pears, vanilla wafers and angel cake!

Valentine's Day specials include Martini Room's Godiva Chocolate Martini for $9 and Chocolate Raspberry Martini, the martini of the month, for $7.

Sign up for their Romantic Raffle with some amazing prizes including a Romantic Spa Day at Trendsetters Salon & Spa valued at $320 as well as Martini Room gift certificates! Winners need not be present to win.

The Larkin Center Sweetheart Auction
Saturday, February 18, 6:30PM-Midnight
Chicago Northwest Marriott
4800 Hoffman Blvd., Hoffman Estates

The Larkin Center, a DNA Community Non-Profit member located at 1212 Larkin Avenue, invites you to Reach for the Stars at their 16th Annual Sweetheart Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction at the Chicago Marriott Northwest, 4800 Hoffman Boulevard in Hoffman Estates.

Tickets are $35 per person (which includes one FREE drink between 6:30-7:30PM). There will be dancing, appetizers, a 50/50 raffle, dessert bar and live & silent auctions. Plus 16 Bachelors and Bachelorettes, including the DNA's Promotions Coordinator Jason Pawlowski, will be up for bid along with some fantastic date packages including:

- Sunset Dinner Cruise for 2 on the Grand Belle of Lake Geneva
- Spring Wine Flight Dinner for 2 at Gordy's Boat House in Fontana, Wisconsin
- Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild tickets for 2 in the Bud Light Lounge (includes all food and drinks)
- 3-Hour City Lights Cruise for 2 on Lake Michigan
- Dennis DeYoung concert at the Hemmens on March 16 with dinner for 2 at Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano

You can purchase tickets to the Sweetheart Auction online at http://LarkinCenter.org/Sweetheart.html or call Sharon Prizy at 847-695-5656 x263.

For more information about Downtown Elgin, visit the DNA's website at http://www.DowntownElgin.com.

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