You know that old saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”? Well, the saying may be outdated but the sentiment rings true. And not just for men. Food is love. Whether it’s a warm home cooked meal made by mom or a special night out at your favorite restaurant, we find not just comfort in food but we show others how much we care for them by preparing or sharing a meal. So this Valentine’s Day, show your loved ones just how much you care for them. Treat them to a memorable dinner, take a cooking class where you can learn how to make a special dish, or pick up a bottle of wine from a favorite winery to pair with that perfect meal.  Here’s a list of some Valentine’s events that feature food or wine to get you started. View our full list of Valentine’s Specials and Events here: http://www.visitloudoun.org/Valentines-Day.

Cooking Classes

Cookology  has a ton of Valentine’s themed cooking classes including Wine & Food Pairing; A Very Berry, Bourbon & Beefy Valentine’s Day; A Far East Inspired Valentines; Vegas Style Valentine’s Day; and more.

Salamander Resort & Spa's February classes include: Sinful Chocolate (Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28), Shuck & Serve (Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Feb 26), Breakfast in Bed (Feb 12, Feb 19), Kitchen Chemistry (Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27)

Lansdowne Resort hosts a Truffle Making Class on Saturday, February 15th.

Dinners & Events

Feb 14 Casablanca Valentine’s Feast Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Feb 14 Valentine Champagne and Pizza Bogati Bodega & Vineyard

Feb 14 Valentine’s Day Black-Tie Ball Morven Park

Feb 14-15  Aphrodisiac Wine Dinner Breaux Vineyards

Feb 14-15 Valentine’s Wine Dinner 868 Estate Vineyards

Feb 14-15 Valentine’s Day Event Fox Chase Farm

Feb 14-16 Valentine’s Teas Oatlands Historic House and Gardens

Feb 14-16 Chocolate & Cabernet Tasting Breaux Vineyards

Feb 14-16 Wine & Chocolate Weekend Greenhill Winery & Vineyards

Feb 15 Valentine’s Dinner 8 Chains North Winery

Feb 15-16 Valentine Fondue Willowcroft Farm Vineyards