Happy Valentine's Day West Hartford!
Haven't found the perfect Valentine gift yet? Or worse yet, haven't made your V-Day plans? Don't worry, you've still got 24 hours...
Considering chocolates, the Valentine staple? Stop by at Bridgewater Chocolate, 12 LaSalle Road, West Hartford, which offers several options including a Valentine Assortment with toffees, turtles, peanut butter and Belgian chocolates in a red box with a gift bow in half, one or two pound boxes for $20.50, $37.95 and $67.75. Another local favorite, Munson's Chocolates at 62 Isham Road, West Hartford has chocolate heart pops for $1.60 or red foil milk chocolate long stem roses at a budeget-friendly $3.98 each.
Flowers are always a hit on V-day! Check out the great floral selection at Lane & Lenge Florist on Park Road-- shop their "Deal of the Day" for $50.00. Lane and Lenge Florists (est 1912) is family owned and operated was voted best florist by the Hartford Advocate readers polls again in 2012 for the 10th year in row.
Looking for some bling this Valentine's Day? From chic and trendy accessories at Charming Charlie or Alex & Ani bracelets from The Silver Dahlia, to Becker's Diamond's & Fine Jewelry where you can design your own engagement ring or Lux Bond & Green, for a petite diamond heart pendant ($210.00), West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square have something for everyone's budget.
While West Hartford is renowned for its exceptional eateries, this year, you can wine and dine your sweetheart at one of Connecticut’s best restaurants. Three of the shopping center’s restaurants have been chosen as “Best Restaurants 2013: Expert Picks” in Connecticut Magazine’s February issue. The distinguished winners include:
Best Mexican/Latin: Besito Mexican Kitchen and Agave Lounge
Besito’s menu embraces all of the flavors and festivity of the Mexican experience including their signature guacamole prepared tableside. Specials for Valentine’s Day at Besito include: Ostiones Y Jamon-Cornmeal fried CT oysters with sliced Serrano ham and three chili relish, Bistec Con Langosta-12oz Grilled NY strip, served over a chipotle lobster cream salsa, and Corazon Sangrado, chocolate and cherry bread pudding with tequila macerated cherries.
Best Steak: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s is spreading the love over four nights with their Valentine’s Celebration Menu specially created by Executive Chef Russell Skall. Start off with one of their flirtatious cocktails or wine pairings to set the mood and finish the evening with a decadently delicious dessert. To sweeten the deal, each couple who dines at Fleming’s Thursday, February 14th through Sunday, February 17, will receive a $25 Dining Card†† toward a future rendezvous at Fleming’s.
Best for Families: Rizzuto’s Wood Fired Kitchen & Bar
Love is in the air all weekend long at Rizzuto's! Valentine’s Day specials for couples to share include appetizers Seafood for Two-Little Neck clams, wild shrimp, PEI mussels in an orange saffron broth, fennel confit, sweet garlic, grilled crostini, sweet garlic-piquillo pepper aioli for $18. A selection of entrees are Filet Mignon for Two ($52) and Surf and Turf for Two $17 with oak grilled shrimp ($16) or pan seared diver scallops ($17). For a decadent dessert, share the Chocolate Plate for Two ($12).
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