Valentine’s Weekend Romance in Litchfield

Where else in Connecticut do options for Valentine’s Day romance extend from traditional (a romantic dinner) to magical (a lantern light tour with love stories), to connoisseur-worthy (our hometown winery and distillery), and even include a sweetheart themed run/walk?

First, Litchfield has you covered in terms of gifts with hometown appeal, including classics like jewelry (Ideal Jewelry Litchfield, Lawrence Jeffrey Estate Jewelers), chocolates (Milk House Chocolates, The Litchfield Candy Company), flowers (Bantam Blooms Florist, Colonial Greenhouse, Flowers of Distinction Litchfield CT), and wine (Litchfield Hills Wine Market, Village Wine Cellar, Bantam Country Liquors). There’s even Valentine’s Blend coffee beans at Krafted Brew Lab.
If you plan to have a quiet celebration at home, make it special and sweet with romantic treats from our fine scratch bakeries, including Arethusa a mano, Toast & Co., Meraki, Espresso59, Love Heart’s Bakery and Cafe, and The Bakehouse. (Dutch Epicure Bakery is on vacation.)
In terms of dining on the town, many Litchfield restaurants are open and serving special menus on VDay (including Arethusa al tavolo, Market Place Tavern at The Old Litchfield Jail, At The Corner, Saltwater Grille, and The Village Restaurant In Litchfield Ct), while others responded to the holiday falling on a Monday by extending romantic festivities and menus to the weekend before (like Materia Ristorante and West Street Grill.)
Some of those dining out Friday will have enjoyed the Litchfield Historical Society‘s special Valentine’s Day “lantern” tour of Litchfield’s Historic District as a prelude to their romantic dinner. The tour features historically inspired cocktails and treats, as well as great love stories from Litchfield’s past. (It appears that the tour might be sold-out at this point.)
Connoisseurs of fine libations can enhance dining experiences with visits to Litchfield Distillery (tour slots on Saturday and Sunday are still available), and Haight-Brown Vineyard, which has a special Valentine’s event Saturday.
Those who want to work off all that dining and imbibing (or train for it), can participate in the 20th Annual Bob & Peg Andrulis Memorial Sweetheart Run/Walk on Saturday at 11 a.m. Details and registration via the Litchfield Community Center.
With so much to do and enjoy, why not make a Valentine’s Day weekend of it? (Check out The Litchfield Inn and Winvian Farm for fine lodging.)
As always, if you have a question or want more tips, email us at [email protected].