Three ways to spend Valentine’s Day

 

Orchids fill the greenhouses and overflow the corridors at the Chicago Botanic Garden. (J Jacobs photo)
Orchids fill the greenhouses and overflow the corridors at the Chicago Botanic Garden. (J Jacobs photo)

After Hours CBG Orchid Show

Instead of worrying about getting to a grocery store to find roses, consider an immersion in orchids. The Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid  Show stays open late on Thursdays for its After Hours event when drinks and food are available. However, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, After Hours will also happen on Feb. 14, 2000. For cost and hours visit Chicago Botanic/Orchid.

In addition, a heart-shaped cake  and glass of Champagne will be available at the Garden View Café and during Orchids After Hours. The Chicago botanic Garden is at 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe. For more information call (847) 835-6801 or Main: (847) 835-5440 or visit Chicago Botanic Garden.

 

Ocean Prime's special Valentine's Day dish. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Prime)
Ocean Prime’s special Valentine’s Day dish. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Prime)

Ocean Prime brings back popular seafood dish

Try a special dish in an upscale downtown Chicago restaurant with a view of the Chicago River. Created last year, Cameron Mitchell’s Ocean Prime will have its roasted sea bass over Alaskan King Crab gnocchi with Champagne cream on its valentine’s Day menu. Accompanied by a baby carrot salad, the dish will be $62 at the Chicago location.

For reservations and more information call (312) 428-4344 or visit Ocean Prime Chicago. The restaurant is next to the London House Hotel, 87 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago.

 

Families decorate cookies and cupcakes at Max and Benny's. (Photo courtesy of Max and Benny's)
Families decorate cookies and cupcakes at Max and Benny’s. (Photo courtesy of Max and Benny’s)

Kids and grandparents decorate cookies at Max and Benny’s

To give parents a night out or include them, Max and Benny’s, a Northshore deli, is holding a special cupcake/cookie decorating event on Feb. 14, 2020. Families will do dinner at the deli, then go into the event room to decorate a cupcake or cookie to eat there or take home. Registration is suggested but not required. For more information visit Max and Benny’s events.

Max and benny’s is in the strip mall at 461 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook.

Jodie Jacobs

 

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