Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine's Day Dinner (February 12, 2013)

Plenty of us will be heading out to a bar or restaurant this Valentine's Day with our sweethearts, as is customary on the commercialized day of love we celebrate every year. If you're still looking for something to do, here are some options.

Thu., Feb. 14:

Cave A Vin, 975 State St., New Haven, (203) 777-6206. 8:30 p.m. Love songs, $5 chocolate fondue with purchase of any bottle of wine; live music by Kevin Saint James & Joe McWilliams.

Harry's Sports Grill, 201 Washington Ave., North Haven, (203) 654-4191, harryssportsgrill.com. 6:30 p.m. Speed Dating: Speed dating event by 8 Minute Dating. Enjoy appetizers and drink specials, and stick around for dinner with your new date. Or enjoy 50% off appetizers and drink specials for 5-7 for non-speed daters.

Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery, 15 Wind Swept Hill Rd., Wallingford, (203) 284-0123, paradisehillsvineyard.com. 5:30 p.m. That's Amore: Key to My Heart Valentine's Event: Buffet dinner, signature drink, sweet treats and live music by DC Jones. $25.

New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, (203) 966-1776, nchistory.org. 1 p.m. Valentine Tea with the Victorian Lady: Valentine's tea with "The Victorian Lady" Kandie Carle who will discuss the fashion, lifestyle, manners and etiquette of the 1860s. $15.

Sat., Feb. 16:

Shrine Asian Kitchen, Lounge & Nightclub, 39 Norwich-Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, (800) 200-2882. 1 p.m. Romantic Sushi Making Course for Two: Couples get hands-on instructions to make sushi, presented by Executive Chef Kevin Long. Learn techniques and the basics of making sushi, and then eat their own creations. $175 per couple.

Lyric Hall Antiques & Conservation, 827 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 389-8885, lyrichallnewhaven.com. 8 p.m. Sips and Giggles!: One-act plays paired with wines and small plates for Valentine's Day. $40.

Elks Lodge #625, 283 W. Main St., Waterbury, (203) 755-1759. Valentine's Day Big Bash: Three food presentations, open bar, and live music by the Bernadettes, Tim Maia and the Travelin Vin Show. $50.