If you're looking for a romantic dinner or getaway, office treats or something to take home, there are myriad options:
■ Joseph-Beth Booksellers will have a Valentine's Breakfast featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday in Bronte's Bistro. Adults $13.95, Gives Back Adults $12.95, children $8.95. Reservations required; call (859) 273-2911.
And Bronte's Bistro will have dinner specials Feb. 13-15: 6-ounce sirloin topped with crispy fried onions for $21 or balsamic glazed chicken topped bruschetta style for $18. (859) 422-1429.
■ Woodford Reserve, 7855 McCracken Pike in Versailles, will have romantic dinners and tours, Feb. 12-14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dinner will be a gourmet meal with hints of chocolate and cocoa in each course. Take home a special treat for the next morning from Midway School Bakery. $50 per person plus tax and tip. Reservations required; (859) 879-1953 or catering@ b-f.com.
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■ Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street, Midway, will serve an Aphrodisiac menu Feb. 12-15. Four-course menu, $45, and seven-course dinner menu, $75, served Feb. 12-13; seven-course menu only served Feb. 14. Reservations beginning at 5:30 p.m. A Sweetheart Brunch, $18-$25, served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 14-15. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to Hollyhillinn.com.
■ Smithtown Seafood, 501 West Sixth Street, will have oysters on the half shell with champagne mignonette; scallop rosetti in citrus cream sauce and FoodChain micro lemon basil; lobster forbidden black rice risotto; tacos de amore (fried oyster tacos); and mussels fra diavolo on Feb. 13-14. Market prices. Call (859) 303-4100. No reservations required.
■ Windy Corner Market and Restaurant, 4595 Bryan Station Road, has created dinner specials for Valentine's Day, such as Clear Creek Farm's braised beef short ribs bourguignon with carrots, onions, celery and potatoes gratin, $16.95; and lover's lane berry lovely salad — Berries on Bryan local greens with fresh strawberries, Sam's candied pecans, creamy goat cheese with a mixed berry vinaigrette, $9.95 large, $2.95 small. Call (859) 294-9338 or go to Windycornermarket.com.
■ Midway School Bakery, 510 South Winter Street in Midway, has a variety of sweets: Valentine's heart-shaped cookie, $2.25; red velvet cupcake, $3.95; heart-shaped doughnut, 80 cents (Feb. 13-14 only). Call (859) 846-4336 or go to Midwayschoolbakery.com.
■ Wallace Station Deli, 3854 Old Frankfort Pike outside Midway, will have specials Feb. 13-15 including Aphrodite's delight — arugula, local lettuces, pomegranate seeds, strawberries, avocados, chile-dusted goat cheese medallions and pumpkin seed vinaigrette, optional fried or grilled chicken in honey chile glaze. Accompanied by French fries in Windy Corner super spice and blue cheese slaw with pomegranate seed garnish. Call (859) 846-5161 or go to Wallacestation.com.
■ Join Wild Thyme Cooking School, 1060 Chinoe Road, and the Bourbon Belle Society for a hands-on chocolate and bourbon dessert experience, Feb. 14, 9:15 to 10:45 p.m. Chefs will demonstrate chocolate desserts using Kentucky bourbon. Dessert will be paired with a mixology lesson in bourbon & bitters. Space is limited; $25 per person or $40 per couple. Wildthymecooking.com.
■ Azur Restaurant & Patio, 3070 Lakecrest Circle, will offer three days of special dining with a four-course menu created by chef Jeremy Ashby Feb. 13 through Feb. 15. Couples are invited to build their own prix fixe feast from a long list of options like grilled oysters, caesar salad, Mongolian-braised brisket and amaretto-chocolate torte. $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Reservations, call (859) 296-1007. An early-bird rate of $50 per person is available for the 5 p.m. Saturday seating. Two other seating times Saturday will be offered at 7 and 9 p.m.
■ Brasabana, 841 Lane Allen Road, featuring Cuban cuisine with a Caribbean flair, presents a three-course Valentine Day dinner on Feb. 14 with three seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. $31.95 person plus tax and gratuity. Music will be provided by Renato Benitas and Santiago Moran.
■ Winchell's Restaurant & Sports Bar, 348 Southland Drive, will have specials a la carte on Feb. 13-14, including shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, berry and brie salad, pan-seared sea scallops, beef tenderloin tips topped with crab meat and bearnaise sauce, stuffed pork tenderloin, red velvet cake and tiramisu. Call (859) 278-9424.
■ Donut Days Bakery, 814 Euclid Ave. and 185 Southland Dr., has red and pink iced donuts, thumbprint cookies, custom handmade petit fours, sugar cookies, cakes and cupcakes. Call (859) 269- 8223 or (859) 277-9414.
■ Martine's Pastries, 1039 Industry Road, has sweet specials available for pickup through Valentine's Day or order by phone, (859) 231-9110. Including chocolate-dipped strawberries in multiple colors and flavors, French macarons, chocolate bombe, sugar heart cookies in Valentine colors and Kentucky blue and triple chocolate cake by the slice or whole.
■ Coba Cocina, 2041 Richmond Rd., has specials Feb. 13-15, including fried oysters with pink peppercorn-fennel slaw and roasted red pepper vinaigrette, mesquite smoked dry-aged prime rib with ancho chile au jus and fresh horseradish crema whipped potatoes, and grilled mahi mahi with hearts of palm ceviche, passion fruit beurre blanc and purple potatoes.
■ Hudson Hollow, 13 Carson Place in Frankfort, is offering a special menu on Feb. 14 in addition to the regular menu: Dan's stuffed mushrooms; a three ounce filet paired with one of Dan's signature crab cakes and homemade tarter sauce; glazed carrots, asparagus and scalloped potatoes; and red velvet cake and chocolate dipped strawberries. Each couple also receives a special gift. Price is $63.99 per couple. Call (502) 352-2000 for reservations.
■ Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace in Frankfort, will reprise its "Buffalo Love" bourbon tasting and food pairing event on Feb. 14, led by master blender Drew Mayville. Evening will start at 6 p.m. with an optional tour, then the bourbon journey starts with a cocktail at 7 p.m. The six-course food and spirit pairing will feature Buffalo Trace products. Cost is $150 a couple or $75 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing email@example.com or calling (502) 696-5930. Must be 21 years of age or older. Attire is smart casual.
■ Wildside Winery, 5500 Troy Pike in Versailles, will present Murder by Cupcake mystery dinner by Bluegrass Mystery Theater, Feb. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. $49.95 each. Three-course dinner by Sweet Lilu with Wildside wine included. For reservations call (859) 879-3982.
■ The Brown Hotel, 335 West Broadway in Louisville, is offering a romantic dinner for two at the English Grill in the Brown Hotel on Feb. 14. Executive chef Josh Bettis has planned a five-course menu with grilled oysters, potato bisque, prime rib, Godiva molten cake and more. Cost is $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Overnight guests who eat at the English Grill get a $20 discount on their stay with the deluxe ($259) or club luxury package ($329). To make a reservation, call (502) 736-2996. For guests looking for the ultimate lovers' getaway, ask about the "A Night to Remember" package for $2,500.
■ If you are looking for something at the other end of the price spectrum, White Castle has a special Valentine's Day dinner, every half hour from 4 to 9 p.m. Make reservations at either Lexington White Castle, 307 East New Circle Road or 179 East Reynolds Road, by calling (502) 361-2317.