There are certainly many ways to wow your Valentine, but if you’re in the market for a romantic dinner with accompanying music entertainment, then the Special Valentine’s Day Dinner event is where you should be. Who could resist a menu that includes stuffed artichoke hearts, truffled taglietelle, a foie gras trio, surf ‘n’ turf, assorted cheeses, desserts, and cocktails? (Plus the option for vegetarian and gluten substitutions!)
Along with an enticing menu is a performance from the Laurels String Quartet. The group’s modern take on string chamber music fuses classical with current hits. The group consists of Josh Misner (1st violin), Jesse Peterson and Zachary Scanlan (sharing 2nd violin), Erica Burton (viola), and Dan Lawonn (cello) and has performed with a multitude of artists, including Jeremy Messersmith, Motion City Soundtrack, P.O.S. and Dessa of Doomtree, Chris Koza of Rogue Valley, Gary Louris of Jayhawks, and many others.
If you want to continue the Valentine’s Day celebration late into the night, stick around for Anonymous Choir, a new concept project fronted by Nona Marie of Dark, Dark, Dark. The women’s choir brings soul and Valentine’s Day dance music to the Icehouse stage for its live performance. Post-performance, the rhythm section will stay to keep the party going with the music of The Ventures. DJ Fast Elvis will also play a set of soul songs on vintage 78s to ensure your Valentine’s Day celebration includes plenty of dancing. With such a great line-up, we guarantee you’ll stick around long after the dinner plates have been cleared. Dinner reservations from 5-9:45 p.m. $85. Evening show begins at 11 p.m. $5. —RO
Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls., 612-276-6523, icehousempls.com
(Featured image: The Laurels String Quartet plays during the Special Valentine’s Day Dinner)