A well crafted Valentine’s experience with a twist

Tucked between Louisville and Lexington, KY, the communities of Shelbyville and Simpsonville (ShelbyKY) combine to form a dynamic dining terrain where romantics can linger over a delicious meal in the most peculiar, yet intimate of settings. Indulge the senses with these Valentine’s Day options.

There’s just something about the rich, bold flavors of a cocktail to warm your insides that pairs well with fresh herbs, barrel smoked meats, and spicy roasted vegetables. Join Jeptha Creed Beverage Director Mackenzi Peohlein and Butchertown Grocery Owner & Chef Bobby Benjamin on Thursday, Feb. 14, for flavor pairing 101! Learn to make two cocktails – one sweet and one savory and how to create dishes with complimentary flavor profiles. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. This is a 21 and over event. Spots are limited, reserve yours today. www.jepthacreed.com

The historic Wakefield Scearce and their Georgian Room has planned an elegant evening on Thursday, Feb. 14, where you and your significant other will experience adelicious prix fixe four-course meal ($60 per person), beginning with hors d’oevres such as smoked salmon crostinis and concluding with dessert. In between, choose from grilled lobster tail, cast-iron filet, or ½ lamb rack. Located in the heart of downtown Shelbyville, this restaurant offers an eclectic menu filled with local Kentucky flavors and delicious homemade desserts. Tickets can be found at www.wakefieldscearce.com



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Toast your coupledom this Valentine’s Day, with a special menu  at the renovated Bell House restaurant.  The location will be serving its regular dinner menu as well as romantic delectable specials.

Make it a full-on Valentine’s Day celebration by adding a visit to the tasting room at Talon Winery or picking up gifts for each other at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass – where you’ll also find Ghirardelli Chocolate and Ice Cream. Spend the night in one of the area’s charming lodgings, including The Loft on Main, Yellow Carriage House Bed and Breakfast or a number of branded hotels. Visit www.VisitShelbyKY.com for more information.