Valentine’s Day is this Monday, Feb. 14, and Evanston bakeries, confectioners, breweries and restaurants, among others, are offering some sweet treats and dining deals. Here’s a list of some of them, along with RoundTable staff member picks for a delicious and affordable Valentine’s dinner.
Valentine-themed treats around town
Belgian Chocolatier Piron, 509 Main St., has traditional velvet or satin heart boxes, heart-shaped boxes made of chocolate and filled with chocolate, individual “be my valentine” hearts and bags of chocolate hearts. More here.
Bennison’s Bakery, 1000 Davis St., has special Valentine’s cakes, cookies, petit fors, brownies and cupcakes decorated in Valentine’s colors. You can order online or call 847-328-9434. More here.
Cinnaholic Evanston, 821 Davis St., is offering a Sweetheart Box that includes cinnamon rolls, chocolate-covered strawberries, mini brownies and mini cookies. It requires advance notice, and you can order online or call 847-425-0239. More here.
Colectivo Coffee, 716 Church St. Valentine’s specials include a rosebud mocha, chocolate-covered strawberry cream sandwiches, raspberry almond croissants and conversation heart shortbread. More here.
Frío Gelato, 1301 Chicago Ave., is serving chocolate gelato with raspberry swirl in honor of Valentine’s Day. More here.
Hoosier Mama + Dollop, 749 Chicago Ave., has heart-shaped pastries and cookies. More here.
Kilwins Evanston, 1724 Sherwin Ave., will offer chocolate-covered strawberries, covered in milk, dark or white chocolate. More here.
Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge, 624 Davis St., will serve a “Valentine’s Day For Two” meal at $59.99 per couple. This includes champagne, appetizer, entree and dessert. Make reservations online or call 847-866-6969. More here.
Kombucha Brava, 717 Custer St., will have pomegranate-cranberry booch on tap for Valentine’s Day. More here.
Noir d’Ébène Chocolat et Patisserie, 1309 Chicago Ave., and Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., have come together for a Valentine’s Day combination which includes chocolate from Noir d’Ébène and a 2021 Might Meets Right variety four-pack. More here.
Patisserie Coralie, 600 Davis St., is taking orders for heart-shaped cakes for two, available in two flavors: bamboo plum and white chocolate mousse or flourless genoise cake; Available Feb. 9-20, $15. More here.
The Wine Goddess, 702 Main St., is offering a Valentines Bundle pairing up Graham Beck’s “Bliss Nectar,” sparkling rosé, with Ritual’s “The Après Chocolate” bar. Or Camins del Priorat with Ritual’s “Lover’s Leap” bar. More here.
Valentine’s dining deals
Alcove Evanston, 1625 Maple Ave., is offering a four-course Valentine’s tasting menu for $80 person. Call 847-570-9821 or book online. More here.
The Barn Steakhouse, 1016 Church St., will serve a Valentine’s dinner, including choice of starter, entree and dessert, with a glass of prosecco and a glass of wine for $49 per person. More here.
Found Kitchen, 1631 Chicago Ave., will serve a prix-fixe menu including an amuse bouche, a first course to share, individual choice of entree and desert to share. Book a reservation online or call 847-868- 8945. More here.
Kansaku Sushi, 1514 Sherman Ave., will host a Valentine’s fundraiser donating 15% from all orders to Hip Circle Empowerment Center. Call 847-864-4386 or order direct from the website, and mention the GroupRaise Meal for Hip Circle Empowerment Center. More here.
La Cocinita, 1625 Chicago Ave., will prepare heart-shaped arepas with 5 oz. of pork, brisket, chicken or veggies. Pre-order for pick-up. More here.
Prairie Moon, 1635 Chicago Ave., is offering a Valentine’s dinner for two for $69. More here.
RoundTable staff picks
RoundTable staffers offered the following suggestions for a delicious and affordable Valentine’s night out:
Celtic Knot, 626 Church St. for pub grub, traditional tavern fare, fresh salads, entrees and desserts. Also, imported beers and domestic craft brews, wine, whiskey and spirits. More here.
El Pueblito, 1805 W. Howard St. Tacos, burritos, seafood and a full range of traditional Mexican entrees. More here.
Lucky Platter, 514 Main St. Full menu with a wide range of options, including pot roast with mashed potatoes and baby bok choy and chicken pot pie with ratatouille. More here.
Pinto Thai Noodles, 1931 Central St. Traditional appetizers, soups, curries, noodles and traditional Thai entrees. More here.
Soul and Smoke, 1601 Payne St. Slow roasted, smoked and braised meats, along with soul food favorites and sides. More here.
The Supreme Burrito #1, 843 Dodge Ave. Tacos, burritos, fajitas and enchiladas. More here.
Ward 8, 629 W. Howard St. Menu includes items like french onion soup, venison tartare, pork belly BLT and a full range of craft cocktails. More here.