If you're looking for a twist on celebrating Valentine's Day with your Valentine, then check out the "Room for Two" promotion at Loews Ventana Canyon. It's available only on Feb. 14, a Tuesday night, and includes overnight accommodations and a five-course in-room dining menu that includes a champagne toast.
Items on the menu include fresh oysters, Caesar salad, beef tenderloin, chocolate fondue and a cheese course.
"She's expecting you to take her to dinner," said Executive Chef Ken Harvey, "but exceed her expectations this year and surprise her with a quiet evening alone at the resort - along with four-diamond quality room service."
The price for the "Room for Two" package is $349 to $379, depending on the room. Make reservations either online or call 1-800-234-5117 and use promotion code "TWO."
If staying the night isn't an option, you can take your date to the resort's Flying V for a five-course prix-fixe menu at $125 per couple.
• Loews Ventana Canyon, 7000 N. Resort Drive - www.loewshotels.comVentana-Canyon-Resort - (520) 299-2020
Stay, play at del Sol
The hotel at Casino del Sol has been open for three months now and for its first Valentine's Day, is offering a play, stay and dine opportunity.
The casino's sweetheart dinner package includes a three-course meal at PY Steakhouse and a room in the casino's hotel for $199, plus gratuity for dinner. Wine pairings with the meal are available for an additional $20. Regardless of whether you choose the wine pairings, diners will also enjoy a glass of bubbly for a toast.
• Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road - www.casinodelsol.com - 1-855-765-7829
Red, red wine
If enjoying a night out with your significant other is more important than the date on the calendar, celebrate Valentine's Day a night early with an all red wine dinner at Elle Wine Bistro on Feb. 13, a Monday. The special four-course dinner will feature four different wines (each a different varietal) from four wineries.
In addition to the four courses, look for a special surprise "fifth course" from proprietor Jeff Fuld.
The cost of the dinner is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. There will be a limit of 20 guests.
If you must dine out on Feb. 14, Elle will offer its regular menu in addition to nightly specials. Unlike many restaurants, Elle won't force you to order off a prix-fixe menu.
• Elle Wine Bistro, 2970 N. Campbell Ave. - www.ellerestaurant.com - (520) 327-0500
Contact Michael Luria at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meals & Entertainment appears weekly in Inside Tucson Business.